Friday, 21 March 2014

My 1st 500pts Skaven project finally gets underway.

Time for another post and to get this project up and running, this week I've been spending a little bit of time finishing my first 500 points of Skaven. And below you will see the progress that I have been making so far, ultimately it has been a long time coming as I have only played the game a handful of times in the new edition something I'm willing to change as hopefully over the next week or so I will get a couple more games in. 

I actually got the bases sometime ago from fantascape and if you check my blog I actually did a good review about them, please take the time and checking it out.

My first unit of rat ogres is now complete, and as always it'll take me a little bit of time to finally decide on what technique that I will use, when I go to paint the rest of my army as quick as possible, so onward and upward.

Thursday, 27 February 2014

My new 40k display board part 2

Following on from my last post, the most important thing is to keep thing simple, when it comes to painting. Below you can see my first, coat of paint which has been applied all over, and it might help to add a little bit of water to your paint.

Now it's time to start dry brushing, there's plenty of articles online that will go into a lot more detail in regards to this technique.

So third and final highlight is now complete.

You can simply just apply static grass directly, although overtime I do recommend that you apply a base coat of green beforehand, as sometimes it will show underneath.

And there you have it job done, from the very start this is a very simple project and hopefully it will inspire you to make the effort and do one for yourself. Also there is nothing more satisfying than attending your next tournament and showcasing your army to its best potential.

Friday, 21 February 2014

Just showcasing the start of my new 40k display board.

Not wanting to be out done by my best friend AJ, and rival nemesis on the tabletop, it was about time that I had a quick go at trying to make a display board for tomorrow's tournament. From the very start it needs to be said that this is extremely quick, as I was still drying the paint with a hairdryer whilst applying a black primer. So hopefully I'll have a little bit more of an update very soon.

For the majority of my scenery projects I will used this texture paint, although expensive it's definitely long-lasting and hard wearing which is exactly what you want.

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

My display cabinet, has just had a little bit of a clear out.

It's amusing as gamers how much crap we accumulate overtime, so it was about time that my Display cabinet had a little bit of a clear out. Much to the annoyance of my partner this takes centre stage in my living room, in fact it's one of the only areas that I own in the house, and there is definitely an advantage to having all your models fully displayed, as it lets you see the projects that you've currently completed and the ones that are still outstanding. Surprisingly I have never actually counted the points of all the orks I own, but it would easily top 5000 points, and as you can see they definitely take centre stage, and quite rightly too. Looking back I cannot imagine the number of hobby hours spent painting and modelling, it's probably best that I don't, nonetheless I'm still very please of my achievement but it's a never ending battle there is something always need to start and something to finish. So enjoy.

It's really good to look at your army all at once, as sometimes it can be quite rare for you to see everything together, it makes you realise and appreciate all the different elements that hopefully make it complete.

Still a lot of white which means I need to finish these guys, as they do stick out like sore thumbs, but I suppose it's the best form of motivation.

Monday, 17 February 2014

My New 40k Ork Objective Markers.

With a tournament on the horizon this weekend, it makes you focus on all the things that you need to do to finish your army that you are taking, and this is one of the things that I have been needing to do for quite some time now. Strangely I have never actually done proper objective markers, but hopefully the examples below will give some of you guys a little bit of inspiration. I'm not too sure what exactly the Gretchen are doing, as they look very busy, but I'm sure there is a purpose after all. Although a friend recommended it must be of religious significatants, rocks are after all placed by Gork and Mork! 

Plus it's an opportunity to use all your little bits and pieces that you have laying around in your bits box, that have not got a home yet.

Friday, 31 January 2014

It's Time for My Forge World Ork 40k Battle Fortress To Pass It's Next MOT.

Where do I start, I suppose from the very beginning. I originally got this model back in 2003 when I visited warhammer world with a friend for a doubles tournament, probably the most expensive model I have ever purchased at £185, but it was a special occasion, and that's where the story goes cold, because in all that time it has simply just been abandoned never completed by my big Mek. But recently A local rival Mek has been on the scene, building ever so bigger creations for the ork Gods. And not wanting to be upstaged, it was about time that this superheavy saw some action on the table top. Plus my war boss needed his own personal battlewagon, and hopefully this will fit the bill.

With all this talk about super heavy and escalation, it's about time that I got this bad boy to pass, it's next MOT. So over the next couple of days, I will be posting up as many pics as physically possible with all my progress. 

I've decided I am going to magnetize all the turrets, as it will make it easier in game.

It's about time I worked on the lucky guy who is going to be the driver.

This forge world model is now discontinued and are no longer available, as I at one stage was hoping this is the design that they would use when the model was updated with a plastic kit, sadly that wasn't the case.

Sunday, 19 January 2014

Ork Trophy And Clyphs

In my last game that I played against my arch nemesis AJ, this loota was the last one left from his unit needing a double 1 to pass a leadership test, and you can probably tell what the result was. So I thought it was about time that he got a little trophy as a present. This is one part of the hobby that I think I've got a lot better at, especially when it comes to my orks as they are so charismatic and colourful, you can easily go to town by adding these little extra touches to your army. Plus it's always good to see something that you can look back on, and have a laugh at.
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