Monday, August 20, 2018

Blood Axe Orks using Kromlech figures


 Kromlech easily has some of the best alternative orks on the market.  I've been steadily building up my collection of them to form a Blood Axe army.  Primarily built around the great coat orcs and tank bustas.  I recently picked up this 'command squad' which includes the Warboss, Waaagh Banner, Big Mek and Weird boy.  The figures are absolutely amazing, especially the warboss and waaagh banner.

  Warboss with shoota and power klaw




Waaagh Banner
 



  Big Mek with Kustom Force Field




Weird boy
 


Friday, August 17, 2018

Another Day Another Doug: I painted some Kromlech Juggernauts


    I picked up some Kromlech Juggernauts recently to add to my existing host.  They are fantastic models and dwarf the GW mega nobs.  Their ramshackle construction looks great and are really fun to paint.

Warboss:




Bigmek - I wanted him to mimic the techmarines and tech priests of mars so I did him in read.  This also helps him stand out among the sea of blue.





Here's a few of the regular juggernauts:





Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Fired up for Orks!

I'm getting pumped for the new Ork codex and expected releases.  The Speed Freaks box set looks amazing, I love the new buggy!  I've been painting up a load of orks lately to get my boys ready for battle.

I finished up the last of my Mega Nobs.



Mega Nob #2






And the Big Mek.  I need to fix his banner which broke off during painting. :(



Thursday, August 9, 2018

Zagsnark Da Rippa - Warboss on Rocket Bike

Greetings,
    It's been a LONG time since I posted anything.  Not because I haven't been doing anything I just haven't had the motivation to post pics and what not.  I've actually painted a number of armies over the last two years.  Most recently I've been catching up on some Orks with the imminent release of the new Ork Codex.

    Photobucket changed their rules about sharing pics which messed up my blog which also made it very tough to want to keep going.  I may just take new pics of stuff and start over or move my pics somewhere else. UPDATE:  It seems that all the old photobucket pics are again displaying.

    Since Orks are my first, last and only true love (except my lovey wife and children of course) I figured I might as well post some pics.  Plus I got a new photo box I want to try out. :)




Tuesday, May 24, 2016

20 more Mechanicum Mutants

I added another 20 mutants to the roster bringing the unit up to 30.  Plus the boss.  So 31 total and I still have the enforcer to build as well.  I'm think I may make the enforcer some sort of servitor to administer the combat drug injections for the unit.

I'm using the Mutant rules from the Heretics and Renegades list.  They are essentially conscripts with 2 close combat weapons.  You can give them combat drugs which give them Rage.  So 4 attacks on the charge, WS2, S3 but only 3 points a piece.  They also get a 6+ save and a 6+ FNP to represent their mechanical nature.  Fully decked out with the Boss with a power axe and Melta Bomb and the enforcer with a power weapon and drug injector is about 140 points.  Not a great unit by any means but I still love the idea of them and finally came up with a conversion that, I think, represents them well on the table top.

The next batch of conversions got a little more work.  I replaced spines with necrons spines, added some different claw hands from the Rust Stalker models and various other bits cut off from all manner of weapons and back packs.  All in all I am very happy with how they turned out and it's really got me reinvigorated about conversions.

Group photo of new batch of mutants:
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Here's a bunch of individual pics to show some of the details.  There were chosen at random but give a good idea of the over all look and feel of the unit.

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Even the Boss got some nice new combat drug injectors.

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Friday, May 13, 2016

New Batch of Mutants with Some New Bits

I ordered a couple of boxes of GW Ghouls to add to my small mutant unit.  I had 10 and got 20 more which I finally got time to start on yesterday.  I've found some other bits for these guys by digging through my Necron sprues.  I'm using the spines from the immortals on some of them.  I trim them down and then bend them to fit the curvature of the ghouls hunched body.  I think it looks pretty decent and will look better once I add the additional wires and what not.

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I'm in need of additional Skitarri heads and Necron spines.  I'd also be interested in rust stalker arms and hands from the two different builds.  If you have any to part with let me know!  I'd gladly buy or trade for them.

Thanks

Friday, April 29, 2016

Spawn complete

Looks like I forgot to post pics of the spawn painted up.  It's been a crazy 6 months so it's not too shocking.  I think these guys turned out pretty good.  They are always fun to convert and paint.

Slightly converted FW spawn.  I replace a few of the bits that were going to easy break off or already had broken off.

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One of the older GW spawn converted a bit.  You can see my poor attempt at a freehand eyeball there.  It's really bad...

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A converted Kromech spawn.

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A stock Kromlech spawn/mutant thing.  Notice after my previous terrible eye I decided not to muck this eyeball up. :)  I love those little arms on top, too funny.

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Another older GW spawn.

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As you have probably guessed, I like spawn but not the current GW spawn models.  The do have some nice bits though, just not a fan of the bodies primarily I guess.