Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Gobbz of Nobz

Finally we have the last of the recently painted Orks - a bunch of Nobz.  The Stormwhatever Ork set I got had 5 Nobz so I built those with a mix of weapons I did not have.  Mostly big choppas and combi-weapons.  I had several powerclaw Nobz and a Waagh! banner already built so I painted those as well.  I am happy with how all this turned out and I am also happy to put the 40K models away for a while.

I have been making good progress on my Perry British 8th Army figures so I hope to have pictures of those soon.

Sunday, September 21, 2014

HOOCH Kickstarter

My friend Mike from Da Green Skins blog has a new Kickstarter going.  It is for a new card game called HOOCH.  The game is set in the during the Prohibition era where you build and lead your own crime syndicate.  The game looks pretty cool so if you like these types of car games you should check out this Kickstarter.

Saturday, September 20, 2014

Big Mek with Shokk Attack Gun

I picked up this model off eBay a while back.  I have been looking for the metal one for a good price for a long time.  Even though this model was already painted, poorly, I went ahead and bid and much to my surprise I won!  The price was great but when it arrived I was shocked and angry.  Turns out it is Finecast and I had just assumed it was metal (always read those eBay listings carefully).  I had sworn to myself that I would NEVER waste my time on a Finecast piece of crap.

When I gave the model a careful examination I was surprised to see very few flaws (though there was one and if you look carefully at the first picture you might be able to see it).  The paint was terrible and being Finecast I was not sure if I should try and strip it or just paint over it. My courage failed me and I decided to paint over and maybe even salvage some of the original paint job.  Turns out I repainted about 95% of the model.

This model has so many fine details it can be tough at times to determine exactly what you are looking at.  This can lead to repainting certain features as you get a better understand of the model.  I painted this guy with a shirt but as the project progressed I realized that he might not be wearing one.  In the end I left it as I think it works either way.

I really like this model but I do wish it was the metal version.  This turned out nice but not good enough to get me to change my mind about Finecast.  I think this is a better looking model than the new plastic version.  The new one looks like Max Headroom to me.  Way too blocky on the facial features.

Friday, September 19, 2014

Mek with Kustom Forcefield

The march of the Orks continues.  Next up is the Mek with Kustom Forcefield.  This is the old metal model.  This model has tons of character and I always wanted to try it out in a game. That probably won't happen but it will look great in the box with all the rest of my Orks.

This is not the end of the Ork updates.  There are couple more in the pipeline!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Grukk Face-Rippa

This is the new plastic Warboss from the Stormclaw box set.  This is actually the only new Ork model in that set, which is bit of a ripoff.  All I wanted was this one model but I ended up having to buy all the Orks from a local gamer.  The good news is that it was a pretty good deal.

I really like this model a lot!  It is so much better than the Warboss from the Assault on Black Reach set.  More Orks coming...

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Ghazghkull Thraka

Time for another gear change.  I have been painting lots of Flames of War and I really needed to look at something else for a while.  This usually means painting the old reliable 40K figure or two.  I have finally got around to painting my Ghazghkull Thraka model.  I have had this for several years and I started painting it a couple of years ago.  If you love Orks you have to have this model - it is BAD ASS!

I painted up a bunch of Orks so stay tuned for more updates.