Friday, 21 August 2015

Playing Around with a New Toy...

So I finally got myself a decent camera... Forgot to buy the memory card, so that'll be here in a few days, and I will take hundreds of decent model pics that will keep me in weekly blog posts for quite some time by focusing on an army at a time. And first up will probably be my recent Bad Moons... but in the meantime, a quick sample, to show the improved picture quality anyone who reads this tired old blog can expect in future...
 
 


Stamp! Stamp! Stamp! *manic grot laughter*

We'll call it, the bus that can't slow down...

One shot game winner on it's debut. Don't want to play it again cos I know it won't live up to that ever again :-P

Orktimus Prime...




Gazza and pals...

Tin Lizzy


Da Boyz will be back... with more photos... soon.



Thursday, 20 August 2015

Bad Moons - Complete!

Just completed a squad of Nob Bikers, which leaves no more models planned for my Bad Moons. Sure, I may add a Stompa at some indeterminate future date (I've got three second hand ones, but two have fallen apart and the survivor is put together badly, needs a LOT of work) but for now, I'm done.


I do of course have a deffskulls army planned AND a snakebite army planned AND another guard army planned... plus I'm thinking of doing a little scenery work. But at least I feel I have accomplished something.

Monday, 17 August 2015

Pop Quiz, Hotshot!

There's an Ork on a bus? What are you gonna do?


So just a few pictures of my latest addition to my Bad Moons... this vehicle is slightly larger than a truk, slightly smaller than a battlewagon, so I figured I could use it for whatever I need it for.

The top is separable, although with some difficulty, and I think if I frequently take it off I'm gonna scratch the paintwork at the very least and perhaps sooner or later break the benches inside (I guess the model was meant to have a roof OR interior benches, not both...) So I'll probably mostly leave it on, but if I'm ever in a tournament where WYSIWYG is critical, then voila she really is open topped...


Five Nob bikers (ok, since the new codex, four nob bikers and a painboy on bike) and a grot orderly to do, and my Bad Moons are pretty much finished. Then I'm gonna try to find a quicker way to paint ork flesh before I start on those deffskulls, I want to smash through the copious amounts of infantry I have in that lot as quickly as I got my guard for fluffageddon done...




Tuesday, 11 August 2015

More Dakka!

A slack week at work allowed me to get some painting time in, and I have been quite industrious...

First up, some more Dakka for my Bad Moons, a Mekboy Junka with deffrolla, shok attack gun and three rokkits. I built this for a "Tank Race" at my local GW, my plan was to be Dick Dastardly. Ignore the racing, just hang back and shoot the leader and hope for the 1 in 36 chance that I teleport into him! Didn't happen in the end, though to be fair with only 4 entrants it was a bit of a bust anyway - the winner being a dread that didn't make it more than a quarter the way up the field despite being allowed the same movement allowance as everyone else, for the simple fact that he died last...


And to add to that I also have the finished vehicles for my FLuffageddon force... in the same week that it is announced that Fluffageddon has been cancelled/postponed for one year. Ah. Oh well, at least it's ready for next time...


 I have also built a bit of scenery that I hope to get painted maybe by the end of the week, and undercoated the last of the stuff to add to my Bad Moons (A vehicle that is sort of between the size of a truk and a battlewagon, so I use it as whichever I need that day... 4 Nob bikers and a Painboy on bike, and a grot I missed)

I might also try to do a few more test models for a Deffskulls project... I did a model, which I liked, but it was using the same basic techniques as the Bad Moons. After seeing how quickly I can paint my guard, I want my next Ork army to be just as quick and easy... and the skin on my bad moons was not. Base, wash, drybrush, highlight... I want it to be as quick as my guard, which was base, wash, then one or two highlights at most... Then I can smash through the couple hundred infantry I have to do, and maybe take some more time over the vehicles. I liked the salt weathering I used on the Bad Moons, but I want to try the GW technical paints out a bit more, see if that can produce an effect I like also.