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synapse
11-05-2008, 16:55
UPDATE:

current work (page 49):
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM2670.jpg
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM2672.jpg
PAGE ONE: painting guide
page 2: new colour scheme and koptas
page 3: battlewagon
page 19: FLASHGITS started
PAGE 24: army pic so far, 50 normal boyz finished
PAGE 30: warboss done
EDIT: a taster of whats to come on pages 6+
http://i430.photobucket.com/albums/qq28/dichotomancer/HPIM1846.jpg

ok, ive decided to post the colours, techniques i used for the army here as a few people have asked me for guidelines (ive started with the metallic and the yellow, but will post a guide for the skin when i get round to it later on)

no problem!

SKINTONE
the skin was painted first, and with orks especially, i consider it to be the most important part of the model (in the case of these orks, the areas ive spent the most time on are the skin, metal and yellow) so spent a bit longer on it than the other areas (though some of my photos of them show that i didnt spend that long on them... :p). here's a quick run-though on the process:


first i applied a clean flat layer of knarlock green, watering down the colour a bit and applyiong it in 2 layers. try to be neat at this stage as it will save a lot of fiddlyness later where you will have to go over the green mistakes with black. less speed, more haste as my mum says!
next, a heavy layer of devlan mud was applied. you might need to speed up the drying with a hairdryer or a lamp as otherwise it may dry in pools, if you use as much as i do!
once thats dry (and make sure its dry, as youll mess it up otherwise!) paint knarlock green on the raised areas, leaving the wash in the recess. water down the paint so it dries a bit opaque, thus making it blend in better with the previous layer.
a few layers were painted on top of this by adding bleached bone to the mix.
this was topped wit hanother, thinner, layer of devlan mud.
the faces, knuckles and veins on the muscles were retouched with the knarlock green/bleached bone mix.


METALS
the metals (on the koptas, battlewagon and larger models like the meganobz, is basically applied as follows:

black undercoat (i spray, a bit thicker than usual to get some more texture. if you have that special textured spray GW made, it would be great
drybrush tin bitz. i prefer a few lighter coats than one heavy one as the heavy one covers detail more
drybrush a boltgun metal/tinbitz coat (1 part BGM to 6 parts TB as the emtal tends to 'overpower' the tin bitz with only the smallest amount of paint).
heavy wash with devlan mud
selective washes with other browns, black, greens, even yellow if youre careful enough. apply these extra washes to selective armour plates to make them look different
drybrush the plates you want to be 'steel' wit hboltgun metal, very lightly, so the weash shows through.
do the same with tin bitz, dwarf bronze and brazen brass (these work best on the plates with green washes applied to them) to get different coloured plates
apply more washes as you see fit


on the standard boys the process was quicker:

quickly drybrush/overbrush all metal areas tin bitz
go over it with a pretty light drybrush of boltgun metal
wash devlan mud
drybrush with a layer of 1:6 boltgubn metal:tin bitz


as youve probably seen, i dont highlight the metal, which helps with the corroded look ( ifond that highlighting this dark usted metal might work on areas that see a lot of action, where rust would rub clean, exposing the metal beneath (I inner rod of pistons/hydraulics in flat chainmail with a wash with the old brown ink to get the greased/clean look).


YELLOW
and the yellow is applied on top of those finished plates (so basically, the battlewagon and meganobz i had done were completely painted in metallics before i applied the yellows. the yellow was painted like this:


paint the areas to be yellow black first (im beginning to doubt the necessity of this step, though old habits die hard!
stipple tausept oche very thickly onto the black areas, being careful to leave the slightest of slivers of black showing through the edges. the thinner the black line the better.
the imprtant step (if you want the yellow to look really thick and bumpy) is to go back for a second coat before the first coat is completely dry. this lifts up the areas of the original layer that have not dried yet, creating funky cratered shapes that i love. if you miss out the black stage you can use this method to lift away the bottom layer of yellow to reveal the rusted metal.
if you want you acn add a second step of yellow, stippling/drybrushing iyanden darksun over the ochre.
when its all done and dry apply a thin random washes with badab black and devlan mud


hope that helps!











this has been on the cards for many many years

ive painted more than my fair share of orks over the years, many or 40k, most for fantasy, though sadly none were ever my own. i love orks and have the rogue trader background book WAAAGH DA ORKS!! (from which all the background in the new ork codex was looted) and have loved bad moons ever since. i think Paul BOnner's arwork is incredible and really captures so much character and flavour.

and so it comes that ive decided to take the plunge and start a bad moon army. though no normal army. i intend to paint these guys to the best of my abilities and do likewise with conversions and so on. so dont expect a huge army to grow out of these guys quickly!

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM1183.jpg
heres the first 5 of 12 orks ive got my hands on. as you can see theyve got the smurf hats which is a theme i wasnt to carry acros the whole army, as bad moons are renowned for these hats. pretty basic start, though i wanted to get into the rhythim of things before i get into really heavy converting. im trying to find ways to alter the hat heads, since theres only one variety, id end up with 100 of the same head in the armywhich i dont want. as you can see of the 5 guys in that unit, 4 of them have the hats, and thats the ratio im looking for 4:5 or 7:10. of the 4 with hats on, one has had a different head glued on with GS ear warmers handing down the sides (or whatever those hangy bits are on the bottom of the smurf hats :p),

i dont intend on gaming with the models and really want to try my best to paint each model to the height of my abilities, though i will probably put them up for sale once im done, unless i fall so in love with them i cant part with them... we'll see!

Death Korp
11-05-2008, 17:43
They look nice on them bases, what bases are they?

DK

memnark51
11-05-2008, 17:48
they look like war machine bases

synapse
11-05-2008, 18:07
thats right.

synapse
13-05-2008, 19:03
no pics yet, but i started the skin tone on the orks.

im trying something out on these guys ive been wanting to do for ages now, and prove to the world that im not crazy in wanting to paint orks with BLUE SKIN

thats right... blue skin. think along the lines of a bruised green/blue/brown colour and you wont be too far off the mark.

dont trust me? too bad! youll have to wait for pics!!

i basecoated the models in http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/charadongranite.jpg (A green/brown colour) and http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/fenrisgrey.jpg (A grey/blue colour)

ill be highlighting with camo green bleached bone, and finishing off with lots of blue/brown/flesh/purple glaxes to get lots of interesting colours in there

lets hope this works out! :p

also, heres a pic of my WIP 'truescale' nob:

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM1187.jpg

i wasnt happy with the normal ork legs for the nob body provided in the bos and decided to make a normal pair of legs a bit bigger

memnark51
13-05-2008, 19:06
i would bulk his legs up with Gs.. just an opinion tho. they look very good cant wait to see some painting.

synapse
13-05-2008, 19:10
well as you can see from the spacers, theres stil lwork to be done, and i will bulk them out, though not very much - ive always thought ork legs dont grow much (well obviously i think they grow a bit, otherwise i wouldnt have made them bigger, but you get what i mean)

sartarius
13-05-2008, 19:59
this looks interesting synapse
im not a big fan of orks tbh.... but this seems cool
subscribed

Tonberry King
13-05-2008, 20:08
Oh man, your Bad Moon army will turn out fantastic! I've seen your other stuff so I can't wait to see you do your magic with the awesome Orks. Building a Bad Moon army myself ^^

wreiro
14-05-2008, 09:29
Blue skin sounds interesting will be following your progress closely.

H

synapse
15-05-2008, 19:18
got the first 5 boys basecoated ready for a frenetic weekend of painting fun :D i may need to rethink my original idea a bit sicne the tone i was hoping to do doesnt seem to lend itself well to the yellow contrasts ive got planned.

its a learning experience... :D

Tonberry King
15-05-2008, 19:57
That's too bad. Sounded like a cool idea mate. Looking forward to those pics!

synapse
15-05-2008, 20:08
ah well, ill stick to the same colours but will ve to glaze the yellow in different colours to get an overall similar tone.

Tonberry King
15-05-2008, 20:09
Cool, this is really exciting!

BlazeXI
15-05-2008, 20:21
Sounds interesting. Can't wait for the pics.

Solun Decius
16-05-2008, 10:04
This is interresting stuff! *subscribed*

Green stuffing a hat like that probably wouldn't be the most complicated modeling job. Other than that, I guess carving the face from inside the hat and fitting a different head inside would be the way to go. Or go 50/50 like you already did. Fitting the top part of the hat but remodeling the earflaps.

Any of those methods though .... doing 70 or 80 of them ... :eek:

Looking forward to those blue orks!

synapse
16-05-2008, 11:20
ok so here i am, 5 hours into the painting process and ive finished the skin. pics cam out a bit desaturated. i tried adding a bit more colour to them in PS but they ended up looking different to the real thing anyway so i left them as is. i suspect it may be down to the amount of black on the model, confusing my camera's small brain (that, and my limited pic-taking skills)

anywho, here are some pics of the finished skin (i may add a few more green and purple glazes, since the ones i used were a bit too subtle)

group shot
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM1230.jpg

random pics
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM1235.jpghttp://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM1238.jpg
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM1237.jpg

synapse
16-05-2008, 11:22
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM1234.jpghttp://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM1231.jpg


while i was readying the models for their photoshoot i dropped one in the pot of my snooker table.
panice ensued, though after a few minutes i was able to compose myself and devised this:
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM1240.jpg

a makeshift hook/retreival mechanism to get the ork back. he was returned to my grasp safely, if a bit dazed.

swagger
16-05-2008, 11:57
Like the little anecdote :)

Must reserve judgement on them green(blue?)skins though. As you said, the colours seem desaturated. Looks like that camera is overwhelmed :)

Mr Feral
16-05-2008, 14:01
I like the skin tone a lot, it's different from the standard and it's well blended too. I think more hints of green might help, but it's looking great so far!

synapse
16-05-2008, 15:50
im really wondering if yellow will work with this skin tone at all...

i was just thinking of giving them a black.white/blue colour scheme + arctic bases and GS fur cloaks on the nobs


or maybe i can try arctic bad moons, and try to imagine how they would adapt to the weather

a pale, cold yellow (however that works) and grey-tone khaki and browns and blacks.


ive been toying around with the idea of making my kans and dreads like bigger versions of mega armour, kinda like uber battlesuits

synapse
23-05-2008, 15:32
still havent been able to get any decent pics of these guys which is really frustrating me... but ill post them up anyway
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM1243.jpg

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM1245.jpghttp://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM1246.jpg
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM1248.jpg

Khrangar
06-06-2008, 19:29
I was worried they'd be too much like smurfs when I read that they'd be blue, but they are really quite nice. I like the band around his arm.

Keep up the good work.

Khrangar

alexh
06-06-2008, 19:37
Yet again, you have succeeded in amazing me, that skin tone really works with the sandy colour of the hat/gloves/trousers. I don't think you need to worry about the yellow, it should be ok.

Mr Feral
06-06-2008, 19:39
Good painting on the flesh, I dig the stripy effect.

However, personally I don't think the cream fatigues and blue skin go together well, or maybe it's me used to Orks being green! I don't know what it is, I just can't put my finger on it *ponders*.

swifty2
06-06-2008, 19:47
Awesome mate, really like the blue its worked really well, keep it up

synapse
06-06-2008, 19:51
Good painting on the flesh, I dig the stripy effect.

However, personally I don't think the cream fatigues and blue skin go together well, or maybe it's me used to Orks being green! I don't know what it is, I just can't put my finger on it *ponders*.

put it this way, if i had decided to give them blue skin first i would never have modelled them as bad moons! as soon as icame up with the idea for the blue skin i knew traditional yellow wouldnt work. this creamycolour is ok, since the tone is similar to the grey/blue, but its not quite what i wanted.

maybe ill just ignore the bad moon idea and make them my own clan - the white spiders (anyone remember them) - white/blac/grey + the blue/grey skin tone will work really quite well i think, but i worry about them becoming too much like smurfs (white hats blue skin :p

synapse
08-09-2008, 15:34
ok. this army is on the go again

since i got the new starter box i figured id make these guys part of the same army, though a few changes are undeway:

1)skin: thouse of you who dont like the blus skin are in luck, though not entirely so - as ill be redoing the skin, with an eye towards making it more green, though still keeping a bit of the blue tinge (fist models to get this skin will be the koptas)
2)[/b]clan[/b]: judging by the colours the koptas are coming out in (which i love) im not sure that yellow will work on them, so im thinking of what clan i could make them

so: heres a pic of the koptas as they stood this morning:
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM1480.jpg

and heres a pic as they stand now:
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM1481.jpg


as i said, im in love with the colours though i think that adding yellow will ruin the metallic effect. but i have to keep in mind that most of the infantry (well those that arent in mega or eavy armour hehe - they are bad moons after all) wont have much armour. i think a darker yellow (more like a rich ochre like 50/50 tausept ocher/golden yellow) would work good, though what do you guys think?

Adeptus Mechanicus
08-09-2008, 16:35
Koptas looking good Synapse and Im real anxious to see how the new skinn turned out, it's really hard to really tell from this pic you know. MOAR PICS! ^^

Metal Fingered Villain
08-09-2008, 16:52
Those metallics are wonderful. The variance in color is easy on the eyes.

de Selby
08-09-2008, 17:02
Very nice. The blue skin and cream looks great (leave it!), is there a fluff reason? Like they're stuck on a night world and lost the colouration?

The koptas also look great. With all the excitement over the good value of black reach, I think the koptas haven't received their due of praise. They are Heath-Robinson-tastic!

synapse
08-09-2008, 17:05
true - after painting them up im keen on getting my hands on another 3 and converting them up a bit (laternate arm poses for the pilots and maybe different weapons and big bombs underslung)

though i think the blue on the orks is too far out, though im still keen on a blue tint ill be repainting them to be greener

with the skin greener ill be able to add more or a yellow tint to the cream, to bring them in line with the bad moons i want the army to be


the rest of the army will be - flash gits, eavy armour, mega armour and battlewagons

synapse
09-09-2008, 20:40
ok. pics didnt turn out that well but i was really hurrying to get something posted tonight.

the koptas arent 100% done yet - there still a lot of touching up needed around the heads - particularly the flying hats and goggles (and the little fact that i need to add tongues). i glued the arms on after i painted the skin and clothing... though forgot i still had to do the teeth and goggled which proved really hard though theyre ok.

few of the pics came anything similar to the shade of the real things and ill try rectify that with some properly set up pictures tomorrow morning once theyre finished, though the closest one to the real colour is the last one

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM1482.jpg
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM1483.jpg
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM1486.jpg
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM1487.jpg


i really enjoyed painting these guys and will eagerly pick up another 3 if i can (though i plan on converting the others to be meks with buzz saws and big bombs and more gubbinz, maybe a bit bigger.

i like how the yellow turned out and will use the scheme on the rest of the vehicles, next of which i hope to be a battleagon akin to one of those 8 wheeler tanks the un uses (anyone know the name?) ill base it off of 2 trukk kits and my extensive bitz box collection.

C&C welcome, please

Yayale
09-09-2008, 20:51
For pic taking turn the flash off and take in good daylight. Or buy a daylight bulb (called something like that). I dunno I'm quite skeptical, i'll take your word that it's the pics, Maybe a bluey green would work better.

Edit: Oh wait theres two pages, Yeh im observant :D

Toschenko
09-09-2008, 20:54
They look great (as usual with stuff made by you). Those kopters are really astonishing pieces for being nearly a one-block mini, this is the first time I see one fully painted, and I like them even more now (but I blame the paintjob :p)

Blue(ish) orks, eh? A nice variation, I'll follow your progress with interest, since I'm loving the scheme and the unusual flesh tone.

Toschenko

synapse
09-09-2008, 20:55
this (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:120-2048_IMG.JPG) is a vague idea of what i have in mind for the battlewagon.

after all they are bad moons :p

Yayale
09-09-2008, 21:01
looking good, the skin looks a lot better now and th kopters are ace :D

Yayale
09-09-2008, 21:03
godamn you posting while I am (shakes fist!!!)
That would look god, but probs loose the pointy nose or atleast alter a lot!

synapse
09-09-2008, 21:07
yeah the prow will be snub-nosed and open topped probably, as will the whole back. ill get started as soon as i get my hands on 2 trukks (may be a few weeks at the rate im burning through my pay cheque :p) besides i have 30 orks to get through by then :p

Solun Decius
09-09-2008, 23:09
This is excellent stuff now. I sort of liked the original blue skin but this is much better. They still are blue orks because you automatically reference the color to what you're used to on orks.
The paint jobs on the coptas is great too. Nice to see someone be so quick to show us the potential of AoBR.

synapse
10-09-2008, 11:37
Ok so here’s a quick update to show you all what’s been going on with the orks:

1) Here’s a better colour pic of the kopta, and this is beasically what the colours look like in real life:
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM1501.jpg

2) The warboss in all his leg-extended glory. I hate how GW makes their big orks really crouched – their legs looks tiny in comparison with their bodies, so I try t stretch them out a bit. The shoota arm and head have been angled to the left a bit to break the static pose of the original model. Nob for scale!
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM1502.jpg

3) This is what ill be doing with the starter box orks, again, to break up the static poses. The first two have had their attached arm chopped off and given a shoota. The one on the right is right from the box + spare stikkbomb bitz from the norbal ork box. All three have their heads on glued at angles to make them look more actiony.
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM1492.jpg

4) This is one of many ard boyz ill be making – just using armour plates and iron gobs + the big orks chainsaw. The nob (when made) will be very converted with plasticard armour and a 2x handed big pole-chainaxe.
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM1493.jpg

synapse
10-09-2008, 11:41
5) the original 5 orks I done with the addition of a quick green glaze to make them look more normal. Theyre not perfect but when placed randomly in the army they wont stand out much
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM1494.jpg

6) And finally, Five of my normal orks to show the simple type of conversions ill be aiming for. Notw two that ahve had GS bad moon hats added. I have about 20 warhammer orc heads with those style hats but will be needing more, so I thought id better start experimenting with them now. Im pretty pleased with the poses. The one on the far right has had a pretty major arm conversion to make him look as though hes resting on the shoots. I think he came cool. The nob, again, has had his legs extended to make him look bigger than the normal orks. The starter nobs wont be getting this treatment as I think theyre well ‘ard enough as it is!
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM1488.jpg
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM1490.jpg
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM1489.jpg

Mr Feral
10-09-2008, 11:44
Excellent work on the Deffkopta!

I actually like the shade of blue the skintones are now, it looks more turquoise to me now. :)

Good idea on the reposed Warboss as well, and the sculpted hats too are smooth.

Mulrak
10-09-2008, 12:44
Bravo! You have made another Ork player estatic to see such great painting and something besides green. Good Job and subscribed!

Xyxox
10-09-2008, 16:33
Brilliant job! Now I have to start my Ork Deffkopptas.

synapse
12-09-2008, 19:36
anyhow: here is the work so far on the battlewagon:
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM1507.jpg
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM1506.jpg
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM1508.jpg
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM1509.jpg

as you can see its pretty differnt to the idea i originally had in mind due to one thing - the ork trukk model being a lot smaller than i originally envisaged - a lot smaller its really not much bigger than the old gorkamorka one, though is a lot bulkier and has a lot more gubbinz -the transport platform is a lot smaller than i thought and is varely any bigger than the old one, so that threw a spanner in the works

so, the first idea out the window was the 8 wheeler chassis, which i couldnt do since the trukk wheels are too small (damn me selling my big lego wheels last year! lol), so i added the tracks instead. the trakcs will get plasticard strips added to the middle to orkify them, and lots of bolts. a full suspension system and armour plates will cover the sides of the tracks and the engine will fill the whole undercarriage.

its still very crude and the last pic includes 5 unglued parts though gives a general idea of the size/shape/scale im aiming for (its as wide as a landraider including sponsons and half again as long)

synapse
13-09-2008, 10:18
ok more WIP pictures of the battlewagon, and i must say im really pleased with the way its coming along. the 'sexy' front fits in with a bad moons theme, and the tracks worked out pretty nicely aswell.

so heres the front/cockpit/prow:
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM1506-1.jpg

and what's this?:
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM1507-1.jpg
that's right, the hatch opens, as willthe three other hatches i plan on adding to it (one in fornt of each tracks, which double up as armour plates when closed, and a big one on the back)

he killcannon will be positioned between the cockpit and troop platform and will be based around the turret from the normal trukk but will be bigger, though i have to find a way to keep it sleek to fit in with the front

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM1508-1.jpg
the tracks will get armour plates in the middle, to cover up all the blatantly wrong inner workings leaving just 1cm or so showing near the tracks (so the autocannons will look more like suspensions, same for the sentinel legs :p)

the troop platform will be above this

synapse
13-09-2008, 14:53
ill be adding a small undercarriage for grot riggers and ork mekaniaks to hang on to (Also, if the battlewaggon isnt transporting mega armoured nobs, as its intended, ill be able to put two orks on each side, between the wheels and traks. hopefully these pics will better show that:
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM1509-1.jpg
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM1510.jpg
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM1511.jpg

as you can see from the second and third pic the ramp fills up that space and once i add in the little under transport parts to it it will look a lot fuller (keep in mind also that the battlewagon is designed to carry 5 synapse-style mega armoured nobz (not the smallest of models) and a SYNAPSE-style mega armoured warboss the size of a dread, and i had to make sure i can actually fit the models onto it. im sure it will all go wrong somewhere, but i can fit 2 in that small traspornt space bewtween the killcannon turret and the tracks, and the rest on the larger space above.

Adeptus Mechanicus
13-09-2008, 15:57
Now that's a Bad Moony pimpi'n wagon ^^

Yayale
14-09-2008, 12:51
synapse-style mega armoured nobz what are those????
I really like the look of the battle wagon thus far. Also love the deffkoptas!

synapse
14-09-2008, 12:53
synapse-style would be BIG :D

synapse
14-09-2008, 18:23
updated pics:
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM1512.jpg
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM1513.jpg
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM1514.jpg
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM1515.jpg


i still have a lot of work to do to:

the transport platform - that bit that sticks up is a big shoota platform, and will have a 'metal' fram with big shoots hanging off it.
the trakcks - i need to add a strip of plasticard and 2 bolts to each track to make them look more orky/less like 2x IG ones stuck next to each other
another hatch/ramp on the right side of the vehicle which will be 'invisible' when up - ie doubles as an armour plate/
add the litte undercarriages between the second wheel and the tracks - and a handful of specially deisgned orks made to fit in the tight space. i might permanently model them to the wagon or put them on bases if they fit
the killcannon - still have no idea how im going to put a big on on this thing - i worry it will ruin the shape of the vehicle and will probably leave it off if thats the case (then where will i put it?) since their bad moons ill try make it more techy looking (like a really big snazzgun, with a mek and spotter in the gun compartment tinkering around (the spotter will have an arm raised to his eyes and will be pointing ahead, shouting to the driver


all that, and paint it of course (and pray that oince theyre done the 6 meganobs will fit on it)

Girr
14-09-2008, 19:33
Whant more!

Yayale
16-09-2008, 18:18
Looking nice, still havn't been told what synapse orks are, just that they are big.

Praexes
17-09-2008, 04:59
Excellent colour coordination on the Deffkoptas. The bronzes, yellow and grey-green go together very well.

And I see you've put the cast off sidings of your WE Baneblade to good use there. ;)


++Praexes++

easternheretic
17-09-2008, 05:15
Fantastic Metals on the coptas.

Love the battle wagon.

Can't help but here that smurf theme song in my head when I see the smurf hat blue orks!

Great looking army. Keeping an eye on this thread.

synapse
17-09-2008, 13:21
And I see you've put the cast off sidings of your WE Baneblade to good use there. ;)
you know orks; never a bunch to waste a good sheet of metal!


Looking nice, still havn't been told what synapse orks are, just that they are big.

well heres a very rough sketch concocted between the handling for annoying customer care calls at work that might give you a vague idea of what i have in mind:
EDIT: theres a scale bar on the right to show how large a normal ork nob will be stood next to him
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM1516.jpg




also the very late obligatory pet shot here's Willy (his original name was uncle nurgle but my less GW-inclined family members didnt get it and it got corrupet to little willy:
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM1519.jpg

Monsterzonk
17-09-2008, 13:31
Great painting and that Battle Wagon is absolutely stunning! I wanna see how this turns out. Good job so far!

Cheers,
Monsterzonk :skull:

synapse
17-09-2008, 19:00
update :D

heres the work so far on the meganob. its very crude and in early stages of WIP but you can get a general idea of where im going. the waist down is hardly doneyet, spo the legs still look very thin compared to the torso/shoulder area. im glad ill be able to use normal nobs as a base which will save me a lot of hassle in scratchbuilding the bodies beneath the armour. oh yeah, the grey stuff on the top of the armour is weld lines.
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM1520.jpg
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM1521.jpg
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM1522.jpg

C&C welcome

warflag
18-09-2008, 00:34
Synapse, you´re a freak! In a very positive way! The meganob kicks the living crap out of all the nobs out there. And the battlewagon... well pick a random phrase of unlimited praise!

I´m absolutely with you on the much too short Ork-legs. I´ll probably do something about this aswell, when it comes to the bigger dudes. Unfortunately I failed on doing that on my Waaghböss. But he´ll be raised in another way.

Btw, where did you get all those tracks for the wagon?

Cheers
Bart

Arsenal
18-09-2008, 02:00
Absolutely brilliant stuff Synapse. My favourite of the latest batch of Warseer logs. Can't wait to see where that Mega Armour nob goes - I love the combination of extreme heavy supported by an overindulgence of pistons. Great stuff!

redstarone
18-09-2008, 02:06
Wow. Im simply speechless. Everything , simply stunning.

:chrome:

synapse
18-09-2008, 05:22
Btw, where did you get all those tracks for the wagon?

i've assembled a good few IG vehicles in my time - you get quite a lot of leftover tracks from that. i still have a bitz box full of them.

Yayale
18-09-2008, 18:39
yeh I was wondering about the tracks.
So they are just larger nobz in mega Armour?
May nick that as I've always felt they are a bit small.
Wont it mean they're bigger than your warboss though as you didnt really make him much larger.

synapse
18-09-2008, 21:07
i have 2 warbosses - 1 in eavy armour (who is slightly taller than the meganobs) and 1 mega armoured warboss who will be dreadnoughtish in size

Solun Decius
19-09-2008, 12:22
Very cool mega-armor. It'll be a beast when finished.
Really large bosses seem to be the way to go now so Dreadnought size sems to be the way to go for a mega-armored warboss. Can't wait to see that one.

synapse
19-09-2008, 15:02
ok he's basically done, barring the annoying wait for dakkaguns/bigshootas (As i have absolutely no ork weapons apart from sluggas and choppas, which are a tad too small i'd say!) though ill be getting a battleforce and 2x lottas/burnas boxes in the next few days so that will quickly be remedied!

onto the pics:
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM1526.jpg
he power claw is from the normal boyz nob and is a bit smaller than youd probably expect from a meganob, thoug hi think its cool and in fitting with the bad moon ideal.

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM1527.jpg
thats the wire heading from the powerclaw to the powerpack.

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM1528.jpg
check out the fungus-stimm catheter on his left arm in this pic. when its painted it will be glass with a purplish liquid floating inside it. the fuel gague is acunningly converted crosshairs, which i think came really good. the round thing on the upper back is the nob's backplate (something ill be adding to all the orks in the army to give them a bit of an old school feel).

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM1529.jpg
the shoota will not actually be part of the arm or held by the arm per se but will be hanging down from it, kinda like a set of scales, with ammo hoppers in the back and long barrels (probably dakkaguns taken from some bikes) in the front

Mr Feral
19-09-2008, 15:04
Great work on the Meganob, if I had any skill with the plasticard I would probably loot that idea for myself. :)

de Selby
19-09-2008, 19:08
The battlewagon is looking great so far, I really like the front end particularly. If you're still wondering where to put the big gun, how about 4 diagonal support struts coming up from each corner, holding a turret over the middle of the platform? Sloping struts would echo the angles of the front section.

Monsterzonk
19-09-2008, 19:12
Great! Love the high heel Mega Armour! :D ;) Paint it!

CMDante
19-09-2008, 22:13
Firstly, the meganob looks awesome, the gary glitter-esque platforms cracked me up. Will he be getting more armour covering the exo-skeleton at all? Looks maybe a tad lightly armoured?

Also, where do you buy your plasticard from? I can't find any of the thin rod stuff anywhere locally!

Cheers,

Dante

synapse
20-09-2008, 00:20
Great! Love the high heel Mega Armour! :D ;) Paint it!


Firstly, the meganob looks awesome, the gary glitter-esque platforms cracked me up.
everyone is commenting on the platforms - where i barely paid any attention to them. i hope theyre not too funny! then again bad moons are known for their flashy sense of style (or lack thereof)


Will he be getting more armour covering the exo-skeleton at all? Looks maybe a tad lightly armoured?
well the GW ones arent much more armoured than mine:
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/mega_armour_lg.jpg

the legs on mine have more armour, and the upper body is pretty similar though ill probably add more plates to the arms once the twin shootas have been added. i dont want to cover up too much of my work on the pistons :p


Also, where do you buy your plasticard from? I can't find any of the thin rod stuff anywhere locally! Cheers, Dante
i got mine from an online store last year, cant remember the name - though i had to buy loads to make it worth it as postage was not cheap , so i have a very big supply now - i only wish i had got a bigger selection of rods.

Yayale
20-09-2008, 16:47
darn you, I haven't had any luck finding plastic tubing in small sizes. Well I think I got a link to an American site at one point but the postage to the UK would be ridiculous and not worth it.

They look great though. The warboss I was referring to is the Black reach one which you only made a tad taller.

I wouldn't put much more armor on the nobz as I think they look great as they are and it would be a shame to hide the details.

Catferret
20-09-2008, 17:34
Yayale: Evergreen offer many sizes of styrene tube/rod and a huge range of other plasticard stuff. They even have a pack of mixed diameter rod/tube that I buy regularly. It should be available in most model stores in the UK. Online stores likely stock it or something similar.

synapse
20-09-2008, 17:45
would you happen to know of a european online store that stocks it? because im running out!

Catferret
20-09-2008, 18:47
No idea about European stores I'm afraid. I never go that far afield. Best bet is try any independent stockist.

Yayale
21-09-2008, 12:02
K thanx I will, my local shop only has metal tubing, none of the sizes fit nicely inside each other and the large diameters walls look too thin for gun barrels and the like. I shall google the company though thanx

Azroth
27-09-2008, 07:23
Very nice work so far. I don't really have anything constructive to add at this point in time, but I'm really looking forward to see how all those Mega Nobz will turn out.

Cheers.

warflag
27-09-2008, 10:00
would you happen to know of a european online store that stocks it? because im running out!

http://www.netmerchants.co.uk/section.php/1017/1/styrene_modelling_products

There you are!
Recommended by a fellow warseer
Biggest range I could find. Uk located, but they offer € payment, as far as I remember.
Hope I could help.

Cheers
Bart

P.s.: Where´s the dread-pic, häh? :D

warflag
27-09-2008, 11:02
Very welcome!

Great so far!
Now this looks like something that could actually work! Love all the detail.
Toes left and right? I guess so. Quite some pieces you mutilated to get the parts, hm? Do I see Tau bits on the thighs? Sentinel toes for sure. But if I do the math correctly you would need eight of them, right?

Can´t wait to see progress. I know it´s a painstaking process, even at the smaller scale I did my work at.

Rock on!
Cheers
Bart

Yayale
27-09-2008, 18:30
Looks good but it's spinning me out a bit lol dunno why but it just is!

synapse
27-09-2008, 18:43
Very welcome!

Great so far!
Now this looks like something that could actually work! Love all the detail.
Toes left and right? I guess so. Quite some pieces you mutilated to get the parts, hm? Do I see Tau bits on the thighs? Sentinel toes for sure. But if I do the math correctly you would need eight of them, right?

Can´t wait to see progress. I know it´s a painstaking process, even at the smaller scale I did my work at.

Rock on!
Cheers
Bart

well the hips are from a marine dread. theres pistons from dread legs, IG heavy weapon platforms and marine tank sponsons. others are made from plasticard, hunter killer platforms, and the sentinel toes and dread shin pistons to make the fingers.

there will be three toes on the front and one on the back of each foot. only the front middle toe will be a 'big' one

but, please, were derailing the thread! this is the ork thread not the marine one!

poor orks must think ill be coming back to them soon, but (shhh) in fact i have to ignore them until at least the 18th october (deadline for the tournament)

Yayale
28-09-2008, 08:40
Wait so the dread is for marines not orks?

synapse
28-09-2008, 08:46
yes. i posted it in the wrong thread cuz warflag was insisting on it @p

warflag
28-09-2008, 10:17
yes. i posted it in the wrong thread cuz warflag was insisting on it @p

Wait, you posted in the wrong thread, because I said so?

Beware fellow warseers! My powers are irresistable! :D

No, bull, sorry synapse. I did not mean to press on anything. I should not have answered on this thread to the pic. When I saw it, I oversaw it was in the wrong thread.
My bad!

Cheers
Bart

synapse
28-09-2008, 10:46
not to worry! :p keeps the thread on the first page ;)

deathwing_marine
01-10-2008, 20:13
Are those Eldar turret plates (or whatever they should be called) on his legs?
Great stuff once again Synapse, another of your logs I'll be following :)

synapse
01-10-2008, 20:50
shhh... that's right :p

synapse
29-12-2008, 13:49
ok, so time to bring these boys out of retirement and pull of the odd bit of thead necromancy.

apart form the fact that ill be buying the finishing touches i need for the army this saturday (2 boxes lootas, 2 boxes nobs, 2 boxes orks), ive also taken on an unspoken challenge by some people over at the stompa thread who dont believe anyone can make a scratchbuilt stompa to rival (or, dare i say it, exceed) the GW one.

i beg to differ, so will be making one from plasticard and trukk/BW bitz to go alongside the one ill be buying. its been a while since ive touched some plasticard though i think i cn pull it off.

also, i have another 4 mega-armoured nobz to make as well as the meg warboss, which will be done in the style of the one ive already done.

ill be painting them in more traditional colours no, but (Call me stubborn) i still want a bluish tint to the skin, so ill probably base them in 1:1:1 dark angels green/shadow grey/charadon granite, highlighted with1:1 shadow grey/camo green mix. ill try it out on an old model first to see how it works out. if not ill just go for boring dark angels green --> camo green --> gretchin green :p

we'll see.

Gideon
29-12-2008, 18:25
Sorry just caught up with this thread. Noticed some of you were asking about plastic tubing on previous pages and it jogged my memory. Got these the other day from my local hardware store........tubular tile spacers, 1000 for £1.95.

Included a couple of links to pictures, one showing tube size/scale for comparison.

Personally I think they'll be great for barrels and pistons etc......

http://i494.photobucket.com/albums/rr308/Gideon1/001.jpg

http://i494.photobucket.com/albums/rr308/Gideon1/004.jpg

Yayale
30-12-2008, 10:49
Wow I've never seen tile spacers like that before, I've only seen the cross shaped ones. Also it will be nice to see some updates on this thread again.

The bit about the stompa baffles me though, I have seen a number of stompa models far better than the games workshop ones out there, theres two by lemmingspawn; a steam stompa and also this stompa which is based on a titan (http://warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=130853&page=5). Also I know it isn't finished but this one (http://gtazz.com/kataan/index.php?option=com_kataanblogs&task=view&blog=8) is shaping up to be rather incredible.

I wouldn't go by mine as it's not turning out quite as I hoped, also my thread hasn't been updated in some time.

Darnok
30-12-2008, 12:50
Some incredibly awesome stuff here. Well done so far, and I will be watching. :)

Concerning an online store for raw materials like plasticard etc., try Modulor (http://www.modulor.de/). Their store is in Berlin, Germany, and they stock everything you will ever ask for, and more. And they ship worldwide, even though I don't know the prices for that. I'm lucky enough to be able to just walk into the store and buy right there. :D

Dakkapantz
30-12-2008, 17:03
Your orks look ded ard! I like the hats. Can I ask you for your recipe for yellow?
cheerz
Dakkapantz

synapse
30-12-2008, 19:07
Your orks look ded ard! I like the hats. Can I ask you for your recipe for yellow?
cheerz
Dakkapantz
tusept ochre --> iyanden darksun --> badmoon yellow, applied VERY thickly, so it dries crackly and with bubbles. its a great effect for orks.


Concerning an online store for raw materials like plasticard etc., try Modulor (http://www.modulor.de/). Their store is in Berlin, Germany, and they stock everything you will ever ask for, and more. And they ship worldwide, even though I don't know the prices for that. I'm lucky enough to be able to just walk into the store and buy right there. :D
thnks for that, ive bookmarked the page and will ahve a look at it while t work tomorrow :)


The bit about the stompa baffles me though, I have seen a number of stompa models far better than the games workshop ones out there, theres two by lemmingspawn; a steam stompa and also this stompa which is based on a titan (http://warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=130853&page=5). Also I know it isn't finished but this one (http://gtazz.com/kataan/index.php?option=com_kataanblogs&task=view&blog=8) is shaping up to be rather incredible.

tht grot stompa has nice detail work, though im not too keen on the shape. ill probably be iming for something more like the current epic great gargat, though in 40k stompa scale and without the belly cannon.


ok, so for a small update on the meganobz:

i should get the plasticard work done by the beginning of the weekend (NYE hangovers permitting :p, and once i get the lootas/nobz on saturday, ill have the shootas/heads needed to finish them off. ill post better pics as the models progress

http://i430.photobucket.com/albums/qq28/dichotomancer/HPIM1842.jpg

Yayale
31-12-2008, 10:42
Im just bout to check out that supplies site after I post this comment :)

I really like the shape of his stompa, I based mine on it but I don't think it's shaping up to be as good.

So you are planning the cone shaped one from the cover of apocalypse and from the data sheets. Will be nice to see how they come out. At least your not going for a square one which a few people seem to go for, I feel they look far to boxy.

Also loving the terminator style power packs on the nobz, I really am going to have to loot this idea ;)

Getifa Ubazza
31-12-2008, 10:53
I really love that skin tone on your models. Its very cinematic. Well i think so anyway. Looking forward to seeing what you do next.

tinfoil
31-12-2008, 13:48
Your glimpse at the meganobz is thoroughly intriguing. Looking forward to seeing more.

synapse
31-12-2008, 14:29
So you are planning the cone shaped one from the cover of apocalypse and from the data sheets. Will be nice to see how they come out. At least your not going for a square one which a few people seem to go for, I feel they look far to boxy.

certainly not a cone, and certainly not round in any way, shape or form. angles all the way for me like the current epic stompas and gargant models.

Yayale
01-01-2009, 17:47
Ah rite they look pretty cool. Is it just me though or are they on tracks?

tcraigen
01-01-2009, 21:21
your coptas look great, I like your worn metal, can I ask how you produced it and the layer of chipped paint on top of it? the Battle wagon is insane!! seriously very cool I like the ramps and the shocks made out of centinel legs. Your mega armour certainly has a riply-esque look to it, I like the stim injector on its arm. I think you should give on a welding mask like face plate that actually flips up and down. Just an idea I had when looking at them. Are you going to add an ammo hopper thing on its back like the new kustom shoota guys and have an ammo belt leading down to the gun that sounds like your saying will be under slung. Not to insult anyone but generally I don't read aloto of ork threads, There are a couple amazing armies around here I pay attention to but usually it feels like people slap anything to an ork and what not and claim its a conversion. I will definatly be paying attention to this thread. I enjoy the freedom Orks give people to design cool themes and contraptions and to add humour at times as well. I cant wait to see your armoured boss.

synapse
02-01-2009, 20:41
your coptas look great, I like your worn metal, can I ask how you produced it and the layer of chipped paint on top of it? the Battle wagon is insane!! seriously very cool I like the ramps and the shocks made out of centinel legs. Your mega armour certainly has a riply-esque look to it, I like the stim injector on its arm. I think you should give on a welding mask like face plate that actually flips up and down. Just an idea I had when looking at them. Are you going to add an ammo hopper thing on its back like the new kustom shoota guys and have an ammo belt leading down to the gun that sounds like your saying will be under slung. Not to insult anyone but generally I don't read aloto of ork threads, There are a couple amazing armies around here I pay attention to but usually it feels like people slap anything to an ork and what not and claim its a conversion. I will definatly be paying attention to this thread. I enjoy the freedom Orks give people to design cool themes and contraptions and to add humour at times as well. I cant wait to see your armoured boss.

i did try out a few ideas with an ammo hopper from a LR heavy bolter, though
it was too big. i still like the idea, so i might try with a scratchbuilt one later on.

im delaying posting pics of the warboss (whose made in the same style as these guys but is just a lot bigger, as im not too pleased with the work on him so far. we'll see how he turns out i guess..

progress report on orks:

since i decided to mail order my new orks from england (parity FTW) instead of buying them locally, i wont get all the heads/guns necessary to finish off the nobs this weekend, though ill do what i can without the bitz. this is how far i got so far:

http://i430.photobucket.com/albums/qq28/dichotomancer/HPIM1847.jpg
one thing ive tried to do with all the meganobs is add glyphs on their shoulder guards that roughly translate as their names. this guy is Morgoff - wild and warlike

http://i430.photobucket.com/albums/qq28/dichotomancer/HPIM1844.jpg
i initially didnt want to use a normal iron gob on any of the orks,as i wanted to keep the traditional GW nega armour iron gob look, like the other two ive posted pics of. but i love this head so much i couldnt wait for the others to arrive so i used it. im quite pleased with his weapon too. not too imaginative on the glyph front - bad moon

http://i430.photobucket.com/albums/qq28/dichotomancer/HPIM1846.jpg
http://i430.photobucket.com/albums/qq28/dichotomancer/HPIM1845.jpg
two pics of the same ork to 'show off' the weapon, which i think looks really cool slung under the arm like that. its the normal BfBR warboss weapon with extended barrels and extra mag. name - Gornob - bloody nob

you cant really see them here, but the edges of all plates have been given a rough treatmetn to make them look like um.. .weldy lines. hope you get what i mean! though they dont really show here.

EDIT: btw, these are still heavily WIP And the legs on the first two and the others not pictured will be as bulky as the one in the final 2 pics.

v_ol_tron
02-01-2009, 20:44
Wow man, these meganobs are looking superbly brutal. I can't wait to see how huge the boss is gonna be.

This is the kind of stuff that inspires me to get back to work on my own projects. totally awesome.

synapse
03-01-2009, 04:57
thanks. i could say the same of pretty much any other ork thread around right now - i see something and get inspired to carry on with my won models, which in turn (hopegully) inspire someone else...

the ourobouros of blogs is quite amazing :D

Dezmord
03-01-2009, 08:52
These are some very cool meganobs! Very imaginative and inspiring for us other ork players and painters. Thanks for sharing!

Yayale
03-01-2009, 19:53
Yeh I keep getting sooooo tempted to make some but I'm holding off until I finish some more boys and make a normal nob squad and the warboss I have planned for my ork army. Once I have a playable army anything is game!!!

MF3000
03-01-2009, 20:03
Beautiful orks... can't say any more than that!

sj

synapse
03-01-2009, 20:18
ok, meganob unit one is done (barring 2 power klaws i am yet to acquire, though they will be a simple cut and glue job):

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM1856.jpg

nob 1:
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM1854.jpghttp://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM1855.jpg
i love the flail arm on this one - looks particularly dangerous

synapse
03-01-2009, 20:19
nob 2:
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM1852.jpghttp://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM1853.jpg

nob 3:
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM1850.jpghttp://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM1851.jpg

synapse
03-01-2009, 20:19
nob 4:
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM1848.jpghttp://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM1849.jpg

nob 5:
http://i430.photobucket.com/albums/qq28/dichotomancer/HPIM1846.jpghttp://i430.photobucket.com/albums/qq28/dichotomancer/HPIM1845.jpg

Solun Decius
03-01-2009, 20:37
The meganobs are impressive man! Very "functional" in a orky way :D
The jagged edges and nuts and bolts all over the place will also really add character when painted up.

synapse
04-01-2009, 07:54
your coptas look great, I like your worn metal, can I ask how you produced it and the layer of chipped paint on top of it?

sure: the models were primed black, then drybrished with a 1:1 mix of chaos black:boltgun metal. verious other metal were painted/dry brushed on after this. to finish it off i applied lots and lots of the new washes, mostly badab black, devlan mud and thrakka green, using different washed on differnt metals for a pretty random look.

the yellow was just iyanden darksun applied very thickly in a stippling method over a black base applied 'randomly' on top of the metal from the previous stage.

Darnok
04-01-2009, 15:10
Wow, great results there. Me likes!

Especially that flail thingy is great, as are the guns. I might loot parts of your ideas, even though I think WHF Black Orks are a better start for plastic MANs. But we'll see. Anyway, your's are great, and I can't wait to see them painted!

synapse
04-01-2009, 15:43
actually, now ive started painting them, i see what you mean about the black orks - more armour. its very hard to reach the trousers and skin with all these pistons, though i think the extra colour from the skin helps brighten up the model a bit.

Darnok
04-01-2009, 15:53
its very hard to reach the trousers and skin with all these pistons, though i think the extra colour from the skin helps brighten up the model a bit.

But if you give it some extra efforts, it will look so much better. I always loved the skin and clothes you can see below the armour, it is just something different than armour through and through. More layers do add character, even if it is a good piece more work to do. Now don't complain, paint! :D

synapse
04-01-2009, 17:01
well i did paint the trousers, though charadon granite isnt a very bright one...

progress on the painting:

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM1862.jpg
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM1858.jpg
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM1857.jpg

Terminator jax
04-01-2009, 18:12
They are very good and very orky cant wait for the rest

Yayale
04-01-2009, 19:01
Looking good so far, will be nice to see the entire squad :D

fiore hellheart
04-01-2009, 21:12
this stuff is cool man, i love the skin tones and the nobs look ace, cant wait to see them painted.

malika
04-01-2009, 21:37
Now that's what I call Mega Armour...very curious how you would do a big (as in really big like ghazkul) Ork warlord in that style!

synapse
05-01-2009, 05:13
im making one as we speak :D though tbh im not very pleased with him. ill keep on going with him, though i might have to strip him and restart the whole thing from scratch

dodgyrich
05-01-2009, 05:29
The painting and modelling both look great, really like the grey/green skin tone, its a nice change.

Yayale
05-01-2009, 09:42
Why not whack up some pics of the warboss as is so that we can see how your progressing so far.

synapse
06-01-2009, 04:49
i need to keep something as a surprise now! dont want to ruin all the fun :p

projectkmo
06-01-2009, 05:13
Wow! those meganobs are amazing! The one with the wrecking ball arm almost had me shoot water out of my nose as I was drinking. I wish I had the patience and skill to make such finely detailed conversions. And your painting skill is top notch. I will be watching this closely and taking notes!

Slipstream
06-01-2009, 05:56
Mork and Gork are looking down upon this thread, and screaming "WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGH!" Makes me want to break out some Orks. Excellent work on custom-making Mega-Armour!

--Brian

synapse
06-01-2009, 15:01
projectkmo: is the ball & chain too much you think? :D

NOOOO!!! my fallout strategy guide (500 pages long!) arrived today, so my painting explits may have been jeopardised...

anyhow, my objective for january is to have the megannobs and their transport finished, based and varnished, which the warboss similarly finished as a bonus. points wise thats 1/3 of the army. i plan on finishing the modelling on everything (barring maybe the flashgits which require a lot thought and GS to finish - just the trenchcoats for a start) and maybe the priming and basecoating.

at the mo, ive finsihed the yellow on all 5 meganobs. they just need some detailing done now and the bases (+ the 2 missing klaws.) they should be done tomorrow... fallout addiction nonwithstanding.

though the more i look at them the more i think they need more colour, though i really cant think of anything. maybe more black details and freehand glyphs.

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM1868.jpg

malika
06-01-2009, 15:08
Add some handle like things to those two Orks in the middle (left hands) kind of like how it's on that Ork on the left. Their fists kind of look odd now.

As for the glyphs, black or red would be very fitting, maybe even blue if you want to go "crazy". Please don't write any stuff in English on them or their vehicles, that tends to look so lame!

G.Hawke
06-01-2009, 15:22
i agree with mal on the ork fist point, however, it has to be said they are quite stunning conversions.

keep it up and finish this one!

hawke

de Selby
06-01-2009, 15:23
Black or blue glyphs would be cool, or how about some blood spatters? They look great, anyway.

synapse
06-01-2009, 15:45
Add some handle like things to those two Orks in the middle (left hands) kind of like how it's on that Ork on the left. Their fists kind of look odd now.
damn you noticed :p

very true. i was going to enclose their hands like the proper GW ones, then decided not to as they would have come too big. the other three (the ones with the trigger things) were done after those two. i should go back and do something to them.


keep it up and finish this one!
ha! i doubt it :p


Black or blue glyphs would be cool, or how about some blood spatters? They look great, anyway.
thanks, though blood splatters are out... ive had enough blood splatter from my world eaters ;) and blue markings do seem a bit odd to me. ill probably go for black, dark brown or maybe a terracotta ish colour.

Lordmonkey
06-01-2009, 15:59
o_o

-_-

o_o

0_0

I'm so taking apart my trukk...

May I call you Mork?

Cyboss GrimTeef
06-01-2009, 16:09
Fantastic start to your army. The meganobz are particularly well done, and very inspirational. Giving me some thoughts on how to use the AoBR Nobz for my own Bad Moon warband.

Cassarus
06-01-2009, 16:51
Your nobs look awesome!

glenning
07-01-2009, 10:04
Your nobs look very nice so far! ;

Yayale
07-01-2009, 16:50
Look great maybe some chipping in the paintwork, not just around the edge but in the middle, would break it up a bit, also glyphs are good.

projectkmo
07-01-2009, 17:42
maybe some discreet kill trophies....

I sure would hate to come across that lot in a dark alley....or a lit alley....or on a gaming table!

Awesome as always! Inspirational for sure!

mattrs
07-01-2009, 18:08
loving this thread, there is some awsome work. Just one question if you please. How did you to the metal on the copters ???????

Keep it up

synapse
08-01-2009, 08:59
the metal was a simple 3 stage drybrush over black undercoat 1) tin bitz 2) 5:1 tin bitz:boltgun metal 3) 1:1 tin bitz:boltgin metal. a layered highlight with boltgun metal and then chainmail.

brass/bronze/tinbotz were painted on random plates for variation, highlighted similarly with relevant colours.

loads of different washes and inks were applied, using different colours on different areas for a um... different look :p

Apologist
08-01-2009, 10:47
Epic mega-armour! I love the excellently-executed supported strut look, and they've definitely got presence. There're loads of nice little touches on 'em, and my favourite has to be the shoulder-mounted glyph plates.

They remind me of the original power armoured nobz and the later round-shouldered ones, but with a 5th ed. update. Lookin' lovely!

Can I suggest some old skool black moonflames? Nothing says dangerous like black and yellow...

synapse
08-01-2009, 12:59
of course! i forgot about the flames! the wagon will ahve lots of those.

im trying to think where i can put more on these guys. maybe their shoes need something extra. or gun barrels (thats a good place for the dags/cheques too)

Apologist
08-01-2009, 13:55
im trying to think where i can put more on these guys.

I always think that looking at people in crowds is a good idea when deciding on decorations (or colour schemes in general). You don't see many people with flashy trousers; and decorations tend to be kept to the head, shoulders and torso. Awkward to get to, but it'll give a nice realistic effect.

tinfoil
08-01-2009, 14:06
Inspired work on the meganobz. They really look hulking and sinister now.
As far as more decoration, maybe kill markings on the armor? Or trophies?

CMDante
08-01-2009, 18:32
Give them some more highlighting on the plate edges (bleached and iyanden or bad moon or whatever yellow your using) and some black flames and checkers and you should be sorted. Looking good so far mate.

Cheers,

Dante

Azanulbizar
09-01-2009, 06:42
Sorry if someone has already asked this but how did you do the yellow? Looks realy real!:eek::)

synapse
09-01-2009, 19:13
NOBS DONE!

(barring the 2 missing power klaws, which will have to wait until my uber-cheap ork reinforcements arrive soon)

im pretty pleased with them, actually. theyre no masterpieces (you can clearly see the inside of the carapace of one of them where the spray undercoat failed to reach... oops!) though im not bothered. orks are a horde army and as long as the army looks cool as a whole (which im really hoping it will) ill be happy. these guys, the warboss, the 10 flashgits and the battlewagon will be the 'centrepiece models' with 2 mobs of 20 shoota boys (theyre bad moons after all and prefer the sound of a shoota to the swish of a choppa... leave that fetish tothe goffs and blood axes). and 10 choppa-armed ard'boys and 3 koptas filling up the other slots in the 1500 point army.

Group Shot
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM1905.jpg

the group shot (and yes they do look like NY taxicabs. theyre bad moons, they like to stand out!). you can see the chequers and the 'bright' bases here - bright, meaning non desert/rubble/urban, which we see so much under 40k models. i do like those bases, but i thought it would be a breath of fresh air to see something nicer... for the orks to ruin!

Gornob (the noble slaughterer)
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM1872.jpg
the original model on which the others (including the insecure camerashy warboss) are all based on, and one of my faves. he looks the most hard ass of them all, hence the name. im very pleased with the chequers and the smurf trophy, which im really plased with.
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM1913.jpg

continued...

synapse
09-01-2009, 19:13
continued from previous post...

Gofgoff (Blacknight)
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM1884.jpghttp://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM1889.jpg
one of the 2 guys in need of a klaw. note the kill markings (4 - a lot of kills considering his accuracy) and the chequers on the weapon.
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM1910.jpg

continued...

synapse
09-01-2009, 19:14
continued from previous post...

Meknaz (Mekaniakmoon)
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM1903.jpghttp://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM1904.jpg
the 'mek' of the unit, as evidenced by the snazzier weapon and the slightly different armour. blood angel terminator trophy. and blocky carapace chequers.
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM1914.jpg

continued...

synapse
09-01-2009, 19:14
continued from previous post...

Badgoff (Evildeath)
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM1900.jpghttp://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM1902.jpg
no-nonsense Badgoff, who just likes killing things... whether with his snazzzy klaw or his double-drum-mag twin shoota, he doesnt care.
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM1915.jpg

continued...

synapse
09-01-2009, 19:21
continued from previous post...

Gofgod (Wargod)
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM1898.jpghttp://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM1899.jpg
the loose-cannon of the unit (as clearly evidenced by his name), this guy has the coolest CC weapon, if i may say so myself!
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM1907.jpg


in hindsight their names are probably more suited to goff than badmoons, but considering theyre meganobs, i dont think its too bad.

next up are the warboss and battlewagon, which i hope turn out as cool as these guys.

oh yeah, im also considering making another 5 of these guys with combi weapons and (skorchas/rokkits) and a porper mek model in mega armour. im also mulling over making a gigantamous (counts as) wazdakka on a snazzbike thatll be as long as a rhino. im looking forward to that one

(check out the previous posts for the other meganobs)

Hadriel Caine
09-01-2009, 19:47
oh. my. god. the truescaled marines were cool. but nothing compares to that mega armour. this army is going to be fantastic!

well done

Adam

Yayale
09-01-2009, 20:14
I've said it before I'll say it again these models are absolutely brilliant, epic even!

synapse
09-01-2009, 20:22
Sorry if someone has already asked this but how did you do the yellow? Looks realy real!:eek::)

iyanden darksun applied thickly anda thin badab black wash over it.

tcraigen
09-01-2009, 21:09
A Blood Angel Trophy! HOW DARE YOU! Looks awesome I think they look wicked, very old school curvy-esque armour like the old orks. I hope that they're trasport actually gets a little taxi cab sign on the roll bar or roof. Very cool weapons, what are you going to do for the mek hand?

synapse
09-01-2009, 21:17
Very cool weapons, what are you going to do for the mek hand?

actually now you mention it ill give him one of the nob buzz saw arms. cool, if you hadnt mentioned that i would have just given him a normal power klaw. the buzz saw is a bit mekkier actually.

thanks!

lol

Deus Ruinus
09-01-2009, 21:55
my your a big bugger arnt you?

very nice stuff again mr synapse, your too much of an inspiration to most of us.;)

Nazerth
09-01-2009, 21:57
You have combined plasticard and AoBR nobz and created the greatest meganobz possible, I tip my hat to you good sir.

tcraigen
09-01-2009, 22:17
the Buzz saw will look awesome, much mekkier choice

synapse
10-01-2009, 06:08
my your a big bugger arnt you?

um... yes? :p

Tommygun
10-01-2009, 07:19
Synapse, beautiful painting on the orks.
There are a lot of Bad Moons orks lately.
Is yellow the new black?:D

Mewy
10-01-2009, 09:27
Synapse - Mandizzle since May 2005

synapse
10-01-2009, 15:33
so heres some wip on the ard boyz: nothing special here, just normal orks with shoulder pads and some armour/bolts on their arms. they all have chainswords and most have iron gobs too to make 'em look well 'ard:

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM1921.jpghttp://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM1919.jpg
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM1918.jpghttp://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM1917.jpg

Yayale
10-01-2009, 20:07
looking nice.

glenning
10-01-2009, 20:20
Man, I really like your meganobz! ;) Which yellow is that?

synapse
10-01-2009, 20:33
iyanden yellow - just one coat applied thickly over black

RTB01
10-01-2009, 21:40
your mega-armoured nobs look absolutely amazing, very, very lootable!

glenning
10-01-2009, 22:31
iyanden yellow - just one coat applied thickly over black


Thanks man!

synapse
11-01-2009, 12:21
and the flue strikes again! damn winter. just as i get in the rhythm of things and prime the first unit of 20 orks for painting, i get ill again, maybe grandfather nurgle is pissed off at me for neglecting his models... ah well, maybe when the orks are done.

Dezmord
11-01-2009, 13:37
These meganobs look absolutely great. I wouldn't have the patience to scratchbuild an entire unit. Congratulations!

MF3000
11-01-2009, 19:17
Gork and Mork... these guys are ruthless! As a joke you should have a Grot in a Yellow Mega Armour, and instead of a bosspole have 'TAXI' sign.

sj

Gonfrask
11-01-2009, 23:35
Wow...really impresive, these self-made meganobz are brutal

warflag
12-01-2009, 01:23
You, dude, you are a serious challenge for me! I try to build cool stuff, but then comes Synapse, 1st grade weirdo, and builds the real cool stuff.

Awesome pieces! I am very eager to see how this turns out in the end. It should be more and bigger than your WE, I guess, so I expect some serious vehicle synapsing!

Cheers
Bart

synapse
12-01-2009, 05:17
Synapse, 1st grade weirdo

lol thanks! im wondering if i should sig that or not :p

Yayale
12-01-2009, 16:05
Yeh I would lol

Solun Decius
13-01-2009, 00:48
The mega-nob mob is just off the charts! Is Plasticard-fu a term ? :D You have it!
These latest boys seem to be shaping up to be something special too!
Immensely characterful and unique army!

synapse
13-01-2009, 07:02
Yeh I would lol
so would I ;)


The mega-nob mob is just off the charts! Is Plasticard-fu a term ? :D You have it!
These latest boys seem to be shaping up to be something special too!
Immensely characterful and unique army!

Plasticard-fu. :D me likey thanks


ok, on the model-front - half the ard'boys and the first 20-man shoota mob are ready for priming after work and the MegaArmour warboss and wagon are almost done, and should be ready for undercoating by the weekend.

pics when i have them :D

Dakkapantz
13-01-2009, 21:42
*gasp* Those mega nobz are amazing! the kustom armour is incredible, as is the paint job. Your konversion skillz are fantastic! Keep up the excellent work.
Cheerz
Dakkapantz

Scrotrot
14-01-2009, 17:16
How did you get the bronze type effect on the deffkopta? Looks quite impressive

imperium hunter
14-01-2009, 23:50
I love the conversions you added, keep it up:cool:

synapse
15-01-2009, 08:11
How did you get the bronze type effect on the deffkopta? Looks quite impressive

im pretty sure ive posted the recipie somewhere above, bt ill do it here again :p

black undercoat
tinbitz DB everywhere
DB 3:1 tin bitz: boltgn metal
highlight pure boltgun metal
some parts were re-painted tin bitz
DB 1:1 tin bitz brazen brass
wash with devlan mud, thrakka green, badab black, baal red on select (ie: random) areas, using more than one colour and/or in many stages in some parts to get depth. this gives a good variance in colour and shade.


i should get the first 6 'ard boyz done over the next few days, as well as the first 10 shoota boys about half done. warboss and wagon have been put on hold until i buy some glue. and my 8 boxes ahve arrived but i wont be able to pick them up from the post office until monday :( Grrrr

synapse
17-01-2009, 14:11
ok, the 'ard boyz are done (i have touched up some areas since takin the pics like simple blacklining and cleanups, but i cant be arsed to take more pics):
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM1927.jpg
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM1929.jpg
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM1928.jpg

not as much chequers as the meganobs, though just enough to show i hope.


also, heres a heavily WIP shot of the warboss:
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM1930.jpg

upper body is pretty much done and, as you can see, the legs are barely even started. hell be a lot more heavily armoured than the meganobs so will ahve proper plate armour on his legs aswell. im not too sure about the gun and gauntlet thing on his left hand,though i cat think of anything else for him

ideas welcome!

malika
17-01-2009, 14:18
Now that is a warboss!!! You got me drooling at the Mega Armour but this...wow! I think I just made a love explosion in my pants! :P

Hadriel Caine
17-01-2009, 16:05
the warboss is going to look blooming amazing Synapse! really really loving the mega armour. Ard boys look, well, 'Ard!

Adam

G.Hawke
17-01-2009, 17:24
dude this army looks pretty fantastic! Keep it up, despite them being bad moons, i want to see more!

hawke

synapse
17-01-2009, 19:28
Now that is a warboss!!! You got me drooling at the Mega Armour but this...wow! I think I just made a love explosion in my pants! :P


the warboss is going to look blooming amazing Synapse! really really loving the mega armour. Ard boys look, well, 'Ard!

Adam
thanks a lot for the encouragement on the warboss - im still not 100% convicend myself. though ill have to get the legs done first before i can say for sure, but that left arm still looks dodgy. maybe ill have to try my hand at making a normal bare hand from GS. we'll see how it turns out.


dude this army looks pretty fantastic! Keep it up, despite them being bad moons, i want to see more!

hawke

lol thanks. my fave klan is deff skullz actually, but ive already made an army of them. so i though id go from the poor scroungers to the rich gits :D

invinciblebug
17-01-2009, 19:52
That boss is insanely big!

TBH the warboss rules don't at all do justice to your warboss, it would be more like t6 w5, at least.

The only thing that bugs me is that the left gauntlet seems a bit to big

synapse
17-01-2009, 19:59
The only thing that bugs me is that the left gauntlet seems a bit to big

amongst other things, yes it is. though with the flash obscuring the armour plates and rivets and bumps, it does look featureless which makes it look larger. ill try get some pics in better light to show it off more, though i think youre right.

i had the bright idea of using an ogre's hand for him, but when i checked the size i was astonished to see that ogre hands are SMALLER than ork nob hands. damn their proper proportions to the maw!

tcraigen
18-01-2009, 00:14
I really like the ard boyz the look good, I love the chipped yellow you get. I like the size of your boss though not to be rude, he isnt my favorite model and I know you have mentioned that you hadnt been completely happy with him as you were building hims. Maybe his legs need a little more, don't know and doubt I can be of any help with sugestions heheh. Good work though and i do like his ammo feed.

malika
18-01-2009, 05:25
Hmm, maybe try to make a claw that is more like a hand, kind of like Abbadon's Talon of Horus but then Orky! :D

synapse
18-01-2009, 05:28
I really like the ard boyz the look good, I love the chipped yellow you get. I like the size of your boss though not to be rude, he isnt my favorite model and I know you have mentioned that you hadnt been completely happy with him as you were building hims. Maybe his legs need a little more, don't know and doubt I can be of any help with sugestions heheh. Good work though and i do like his ammo feed.

i think its common sense (as well as the fact that the words i posted with the pic) dictate that hes not done and that his legs, when finished, will be BIGGER than those of the normal MANs, not smaller. as they stand right now theres just 1 strut on each leg... hardly conclusive to mega armour!

ragnarclaw
18-01-2009, 10:41
The warboss look great for now, cant wait to see it finish and painted soon :D

Yayale
18-01-2009, 18:23
That looks seriously impressive!!!
I think the power Klaw needs a bit of bulking up though. Make the main body of it wider and probably add an extra blade, it looks a bit weedy compared to him.

chadenej
18-01-2009, 18:27
Wow the warboss is really a monster of conversion, I think he deserves to be tougness 6!!

tcraigen
18-01-2009, 22:15
Makes sense I didnt notice that there gaps on the legs heheh sorry for the ignorant I can't read message. It's just so hard to see words when theres such fun things to look at in pictures.

synapse
19-01-2009, 06:14
TBH the warboss rules don't at all do justice to your warboss, it would be more like t6 w5, at least.


Wow the warboss is really a monster of conversion, I think he deserves to be tougness 6!!

yep. its quite sad that hes no tougher than a normal mega warboss (thats coincidentially smaller than my normal nobz!) some house rules or a special character may be in order :D

glenning
19-01-2009, 12:32
Great stuff so far synapse, I really like your 'ard boyz!

Ingold Toynbe
19-01-2009, 12:37
I love your Ork Army, beautifull work mate! :D

synapse
19-01-2009, 13:22
ok, heres some progress on the warboss:
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM1931.jpg
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM1932.jpg
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM1933.jpg
as you can see, i scrapped the gauntlet arm and gave him a slightly more techy bionik hand. i think this is much better than the other version. ill be adding some GS details to it once the glue is dry, but for now id say thats it. ill probably add some form of targeter or spotlight to the arm too.

i have to say, handling plastic rods that small is very very tedious.

@ TCraigen: hopefully the BEGINNING of the legs is pleasing to your eye ;) theres a way to go on those too.

Tzeentch Loyalist
19-01-2009, 13:45
Synapse, Love the meganobs. Thats how they should look. I especially love the one with the wrecking ball for a weapon, very orky. And your warboss is very dramatic. can't wait to see 'em fully painted. Outstanding job overall!!

Zwing Zwang
19-01-2009, 14:58
Very lovely Meganob!
Nice to see that he's not so hunched up as many orks are to.
I'll be watching this post for sure!

synapse
19-01-2009, 15:24
heres the start of my wazdakka:
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM1935.jpg
warboss shown for size. should be a bit longer than a rhino.

wazdakka will be seated on his chest, like a dark eldar jetbike, and all the weapons and gubbinz will be on the back, above and around the rear wheel. stering will work like a caterpillar digger - with a pivot in the middle of the bike and a piston on either side to turn it. its also 2 wheel drive :D not very common for bikes :D

G.Hawke
19-01-2009, 15:50
synapse, i believe the term for you work is 'SACRED FETH!' that warboss is absolutly amazing...

hawke

synapse
19-01-2009, 17:55
WIP on the wazdakka covnersion:

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM1937.jpg

he cant actually see overthe handlebars so ill give him a head up display just underneath them (hopefully it will be visible when hes done.

donuter
19-01-2009, 19:17
Its almost tronish

Triszin The Wrath God
19-01-2009, 19:25
dang i wish i had your plasticard talent

Yayale
19-01-2009, 20:22
OMG!!! Loving the bike fairing iron gob! Reminds me of a rhino! Looks ********** epic!!!

The bikes a good idea, I may have to loot that but make some alterations, although not being able to see where you go is very orky I think I would possibly lower the handle bars so that they are slightly lower than his chest so he can see, then possibly mount the shooters behind and above him so that they shoot over the top of him.

Damn now I've gotta make one after seeing that in my head! Ebay for some parts methinks!

synapse
19-01-2009, 21:19
he cant see! thats why hes gonna have proppa bad moom/mekaniak cameras on the front and a HUD (head up display) inside the 'cockpit' of the bike :D

eDIT: the shootas are ghonna be on either side of the read wheel, and the engine (or turbine ;)) will be behind the biker and above the rear wheel.

the steering will be like THIS (http://gallery.hd.org/_exhibits/demolition/_more2004/_more10/digger-yellow-at-building-site-for-new-apartments-in-St-Pauls-Bay-Malta-DHD.jpg) but sleeker and more fitting for the bike.

Dictator
19-01-2009, 22:06
That is an awesome looking mega armoured warboss conversion. Really impressive looking!

Walls
19-01-2009, 22:17
I really like the weathering on the yellows. Did you paint the pieces solid yellow and go back with black/metals to make the edges look rougher or not paint fully yellow?

Darnok
19-01-2009, 22:31
Man, some obviously awesome work there! That Wazzdakka conversion seems to be great, and that Warboss is simply gorgeous. Great use of the bike parts, and I'd assume at least the rules for Gahzkull (sp?), if not even house rules. Keep on scratching, and get it painted soon. Thumbs up, all three of 'em! :D

Getifa Ubazza
19-01-2009, 23:00
This is looking really great. I wasnt sure about the Meganobz to start with, but they actually look amazing.

synapse
20-01-2009, 04:04
I really like the weathering on the yellows. Did you paint the pieces solid yellow and go back with black/metals to make the edges look rougher or not paint fully yellow?

I DB metal first, then block in with black and cover that with solid yellow and finifhs off with a wash to weather it.

OnnO
20-01-2009, 06:45
Oooh, the bike looks very promising (and 'uge!).

Subbed.

Dezmord
20-01-2009, 08:47
Well, I think, I don't have to tell you how great this megaboss ist staring to turn out - you should know that by now ;)
As I'm sure you want to have constructive critique, I'll have to comment on his face: IMHO the bike-front-wheel-part (missing the english word) looks a bit odd in front of his face. The picture indicates not only that his face cannot be seen, but also, that he isn't able to see anything - the bike-thing seems to be just to big (especially the middle-spike of it).

Apologist
20-01-2009, 09:06
IMHO the bike-front-wheel-part (missing the english word) looks a bit odd in front of his face. The picture indicates not only that his face cannot be seen, but also, that he isn't able to see anything - the bike-thing seems to be just to big (especially the middle-spike of it).

I'd agree, but the problem is trumped by Rule of Cool. It looks awesome!

synapse
20-01-2009, 09:18
read my posts people: for the third time, hes gonna have a HUD inside the cockpit!

Dezmord
20-01-2009, 09:56
I don't mean wadzzdakka, I'm talking about the warboss in megaarmorur.

synapse
20-01-2009, 11:08
my bad. turns out I'm the one who has to read other people's posts :p

and youre right, but apologist hit it on the head for me! :D

Animerik
20-01-2009, 11:58
Love the start on the mega warboss but there is something about them feet on the mega boyz that does not look right to me... well anyway great job man keep it up

elotsip
20-01-2009, 14:58
Nice, I like the start of Wazdakka!

Yayale
20-01-2009, 16:54
darnit ebay let me down last night there were no cheap bikes.
Ahwell guess I will just have to make do with the awesomeness of yours untill I can loot the parts.

chadenej
20-01-2009, 17:37
I'm impressed with your idea of Wazzdakka, if it would have been up to me I would not made the same (a more normal bike, less weird model I think).
Anyway I'm sure it will be an amazing model on the table :)

synapse
20-01-2009, 19:44
darnit ebay let me down last night there were no cheap bikes.
Ahwell guess I will just have to make do with the awesomeness of yours untill I can loot the parts.

thats odd cuz mine uses no bike bitz (other than the handlebars :D)

Yayale
21-01-2009, 13:52
Oh wait are they trukk wheels and is the chain from the wrecking ball. lol. Hmmm

synapse
21-01-2009, 16:22
yes! :D its big

Yayale
21-01-2009, 19:28
I currently have an assembled plastic trukk.....
No must resist I need that for my 600 point army I'm building and hope to finish soon.
Godamn you synapse and your tempting konstruktionz!!!

synapse
22-01-2009, 18:53
much cooler than the puny bike wheels :D

i painted the metal and yellow and teeth on the unit today (note the hulking shape of the warboss in the background in the first pic - thats my fave pic of him so far, strangely!):

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM1940-1.jpg
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM1939.jpg
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM1941.jpg

tcraigen
22-01-2009, 19:37
@ TCraigen: hopefully the BEGINNING of the legs is pleasing to your eye ;) theres a way to go on those too.

Very pleasing heheh, I like the new bionic hand more though, good use of the bike jaw for his suit. Very nice and the new bike is cool, gives me images of a Batmobile tumbler style war buggy.
I must say I really do love seeing the half moon hats. very cool

The Clairvoyant
22-01-2009, 21:22
i've been silently keeping myself up to date on this log and enjoying your work very much.
I'm an ork player myself, and whilst i like your subtle yellows, my own bad moons are very bright yellow (thats what 2nd ed does to you!). The chipped paint effects you use are really nice - much nicer than the random splashes of silver paint on GW's own efforts which seem to detract from the nice model underneath. Your chipped paint really frames the models nicely.

I'll keep myself updated silently again, but felt i should air my praise. Top work :)

systmdownxer
23-01-2009, 01:49
i want!!!!!!!!!!!
give me now!!!!!!!!
how much!!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

synapse
23-01-2009, 05:11
I'm an ork player myself, and whilst i like your subtle yellows, my own bad moons are very bright yellow (thats what 2nd ed does to you!). The chipped paint effects you use are really nice - much nicer than the random splashes of silver paint on GW's own efforts which seem to detract from the nice model underneath. Your chipped paint really frames the models nicely.

one thing i saw on your models, that i had completely fogrotten about bad moons is the black flames! which i love. now, i dont know how to use them on my models, as the chipped yellow doesnt leave a lot of room for flames, though im thinking of redoing parts of the MANs to incorporate them, as well as painting the vehicles like that (when i get round to them) alongside lots of chequers too.

fingers crossed, ill work overtime on finishing the wagon tonight as im itching to get started on the painting on it. i just need to add a few ork and grot riggers to it and finish the twin plasmacannon (killkannon) turret and add some rivets.

The Clairvoyant
23-01-2009, 07:50
the black flames would work well on your half-moon hat boyz and wouldn't require losing any chipped paintwork. Or yellow flames on the black loin cloths. I look forward to seeing how the wagon turns out!

synapse
23-01-2009, 09:25
shouldnt be too much left to do on it now. ill probably rip the back off as im not too happy with it. other than that i just need to add som railings on the side, some riggers on the left side between the trakks and wheels, some searchligths on the front, and other small details, and its ready for priming :D cant wait!

Usiel
23-01-2009, 12:13
O.O; ~Runz from Green~

That is a lot of very, very nicely painted Orks. Superb modelling too, just so.. Orky!

And that Warboss: WWWAARRRGGHHH!!!!!! Lots like Thraka's got some competition.

Can't wait for more, subscribed

Usi

Yayale
23-01-2009, 18:15
I'm looking forward to seeing the progression of the wartrukk!!

synapse
23-01-2009, 21:34
battlewagon, you mean ;)

should be done by the end of the weekend, and at least primed.

the ten man unit is almost done. just needs chequers and glyphs adding and bases done (As well as the 6 ard boyz). ill add details to the koptas (more yellow, chequers and spirals on the rokkits), befoer carrying on with the warboss and trukk.


and here's an idea i had for the dread:
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/untitled-1.jpg
dont think of it as a 100% copy of this, just something along a similar design aesthetic. compare it with the withchunter penitent engine or eldar war walker (guy strapped on in front, forming the focal point in the torso). it will be almost 100% scratchbuilt, pretty much like the world eater dread that i made a few months back; made mostly by looting parts from other kits or (more likely) lots and lots of plasticard and plastic rods.

what do you guys think of the idea?

Triszin The Wrath God
23-01-2009, 21:51
the worst mech ever made in history, but its perfect for the orksies because it make BOOM BOOM, and if it red IT GO FASTA!!

synapse
24-01-2009, 05:56
whats wrong with the good old apu? i much prefer it to the cartoony manga/anime walkers

Alucard56
24-01-2009, 06:59
Synapse really inspiring stuff, I've been watching your thread since the start and have enjoyed all the updates. Especially the metal effect on the the koptas they look fantastic. Quick question on your orc skin you mentioned you changed the receipe from the original blue skin to a more green one. I was just wondering how you did the new effect, colours etc.

Looking forward to more updates :)

synapse
24-01-2009, 07:08
black undercoat --> knarlock green base --> thick devlan mud wash --> repainted knarlock green on the raised areas --> highlighted by adding bleached bone to the knarlock green --> final thinnned wash with devlan mud

Bra'tac
24-01-2009, 08:40
lol Had the same Idea for My Ork Dread the APU is simply a briljant machine...and so ORKY.
Would love to see your version.

Mega Nutz
24-01-2009, 09:48
Would love to see your version of this Synapse, fantastic work!

synapse
24-01-2009, 10:34
also, here's my force so far:
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM1947.jpg
thats everything i have so far, minus a handful of AoBR choppa boys, a rokkit boy and a stikkbomma (both of which im gonna wait to paint until i have enough to do a batch of), and the warboss and wagon which are next on the list.

some closeups of the last unit
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM1943.jpg
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM1944.jpg
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM1945.jpg

bomblu
24-01-2009, 12:46
Awsome painting...honestly...they're better than the 'EavyMetal pics they get on WD and on their site :eek:

Question...what paints do you use?

synapse
24-01-2009, 12:59
GW, mostly; with a few pebeo and valejo paints when/where i can find them.

i love the GW foundation paints and washes, i love them - i think maybe 90% of the paints i used on the orks were foundation

bomblu
24-01-2009, 14:56
i love the GW foundation paints and washes, i love them - i think maybe 90% of the paints i used on the orks were foundation

:eek:

Ok i never knew they were THAT good...infact i tought they were the 'easy way out paints'...seems like i'll need a few of them when hopefully i start my empire army ;)

synapse
24-01-2009, 15:38
well theyre not that goos, but very helpful for painting quickly. and mostly, i love the colours - very drab and realistic.


also:
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM1952.jpg

FINALLY! they arrived :D

ghostmaker12
24-01-2009, 15:53
wow man everything looks great i cant wait to see what you wip up with those new nob kits.

louwie616
24-01-2009, 16:36
synapse i love those orcs and ame soo happy you restarted it.

i want some more pics from youre warboss love him so huge and chunky.
so you got no storm boys?
( btw saw the stompa today so sure that i am gone by 2 of them can use them as a deffdread hehe )

synapse
24-01-2009, 21:27
well ill take more pics of the warboss once i start painting him

and here's the finished wagon, pre prime:

http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM1956.jpg
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM1958.jpg
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM1959.jpg
the section in the second pic is going to have a grot rigger looking at the gagues and an ork hanging on for dear life!

also, i couldnt resist taking this pic of a famous quantum cunundrum:
http://i184.photobucket.com/albums/x15/voropohaiah/HPIM1953.jpg

Triszin The Wrath God
24-01-2009, 21:37
what a war trukk should look like :D

im curious can that fit your entire force on its open top?