Friday, 26 October 2012

How To Scratch Built a Ork Trukk Conversion

Everyone just assumes that orks is a very simple thing by putting things completely at random, and to a extent they are completely right, although you will find that over time you will want to refine your skills. And there is no better place to start with your own ork vehicle's as such. And that is exactly what I did below, although not a new project, far from it, considering it was done several years ago it's a good example on what can be achieved by spending a little bit more time and effort with your conversions.

I think for me this is probably the best bit of the whole model as its ork face looks very good and the teeth brings it all together.

Don't get me wrong I'm not the best converter in the world, or scratch builder, there is a lot better examples online, although at the minute I'm happy with my own ability, and as long as I am improving overall things will go from strength to strength. I am very happy about when I put things on the gaming table either at my local group or tournament they can easily stand toe to toe with anything that I've seen locally, and I think that's half the battle. So you don't have to be intimidated by anything that you see as long as you're happy with the finished article.

In my next post I'm going to show the finished truck fully painted so until then.

Wednesday, 24 October 2012

My Forge World Ork Totem Pole.

It's always nice to have a centrepiece of any 40k army, and for me it's no exception, and this Forge world Totem Pole, sadly no longer available. As you can see it represents 3 colours of my clan's that I play with, (Red) speed freaks,(yellow) bad moons and finally (Blue) feral ork's, 

The meanings of the designs on totem poles are as varied as the ork clan's that make them. Totem poles may recount familiar legends, clan lineages, or notable events, or great victories in battle Some poles celebrate cultural beliefs, but others are mostly artistic presentations. Poles illustrate stories that commemorate historic persons, represent shamanic powers, or provide objects of public ridicule.

I always imagine that they are constantly fighting to see which colour is on top first, but at the minute it stands as follows. It was very simple that every time I have a game I would simply convert something to go on its base, well that's the plan anyway.

Each ork culture typically has complex rules and customs regarding designs represented on poles. The designs are generally considered the property of a particular clan or group, As such, pictures, paintings, and other copies of the designs are often seen as an infringement of rights of a certain clan group, and can easily lead to all out Waaagh, which will ultimately decide who was right.

I think looking back a friend started to collect Tau hence that's why he ended up where he did.

Monday, 22 October 2012

Northern Ireland's Newest Hobby Blog @ CSAFGAMING.

Do you fancy checking out Northern Ireland's newest hobby blog? Well a big well done to David Kane, and over the next few weeks he will be posting some of his previous and current projects. 

Which will include  imperial guard and WFB elves and some of his most recent work, such as Astral Claws and Empire armies. So make sure you head on over to keep yourself up-to-date to show your support @.

 I'm sure like me you will wish him all the best, and go from strength to strength.

Sunday, 21 October 2012

How To Convert Ork Dakkajet's Update 2

So over the last couple of weeks I've been spending a little bit more time on this project, and with a tournament hopefully in December, I am keen to get them finished, and ready for the tabletop, but as always I like to put my own stamp on things and make mine a little bit more individual something I am really pleased with so hopefully you can tell what I've done in the pictures below.

when I first saw the new models I wasn't a great fan of the front, so by adding this grill it makes them look like they have their own ork face.

With holidays coming up over the next couple of weeks. I hope to have more progress for you guys to see.

Thursday, 18 October 2012

Kaboom! A Frantic Card Game on kickstater.

Just recently came across this on kickstarter, and had to sign up to get me one, looks like a cool little game. Toss the bomb over a fence, drop it down a chimney, or mail it to a stranger. Just make sure you're not holding it when it blows!

So why did this one's stand out?  This is the first time I have actually ever back a project on Kickstater, and it looks like a game that my family might enjoy. So overall I am hoping by you seeing this you might also, be interested to help get this project up and running.

THE GAME what's it all about

Potluck Games would like to present Kaboom! a dastardly game of frantic bomb-passing.

In Kaboom! players attempt to unload a gigantic bomb on each other. You may ship it to a stranger, drop it down a chimney, or simply toss it over the neighbor's fence... anything! Just make sure you're not holding it when it blows!

Kaboom! is a game for 2-6 players of all ages. Not literally all ages... You may have trouble getting newborns engaged. We'll run some tests.

You will find that Kaboom! is not like most card games, where a single player triumphs in the end. In Kaboom! it is far more crucial to determine a loser. If you are holding the bomb when it explodes, you lose! We recommend house-ruling additional punishments as well.

Now, some of you are nervous. You don't like the idea of playing a game where no one wins. For this reason, we will include alternative rules. But know that they are forbidden! However, you are free to do what you want in your own home, and we promise not to check up on you.

So there you have it what you think?

Sunday, 7 October 2012

How to Convert Ork Dakkajet's.

So a couple of weeks ago I managed to treat myself by getting 3 of these bad boys, and as you can see with help from my 2 little Gretchen, you can check out the results so far.

I think by having the guns positioned here makes them look a lot better.

I must admit that I am really impressed with the GW kit so far, and I am really looking forward to the way they are going to turn out. All being well and going to make them slightly different, that will help make them a little bit more individual.
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