View Full Version : No, Mommy! It's all Animerik's fault!

14-09-2008, 15:59
Erm... Yeah, this actually is his fault. In his excellent blog (http://warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=152400) he told me to get some Orks. Well, I didn't. But that does not mean it's not his fault. He fuelled my thirst to get back to 40k despite having to finish my Fantasy stuff (http://warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=136682).

So I decided I'd paint up some 40k stuff without spending too much. I rummaged through my Bitz Box and came up with this:


This is Inquisitor Lord Wilhelm von Tyrus of the Puritan faction of the Ordo Malleus.
He's based on the Space Marine Commander with some extra bitz from here and there. The Daemonhammer is actually made from two pieces of sprue...
Right now I'm working on his retinue.

As opposed to my Fantasy blog I think I won't incorporate such an extensive background story, but most minis will probably be accompanied by a short background description.

I am planning to get back to my Space Marine Chapter, the Heralds of Faith once I find the time.

Monsterzonk :skull:

14-09-2008, 17:36
Har har har yeasshhh come over to the 40k side! Well I don´t feel so guilty it´s for your own best ;) I was expecting orks but this is very nice stuff as well (but no as proppa as orks :D ). Good convertion, pose and freehand. Some wash of badab black would looks great on that armor but it´s a very nice start to 40k my friend keep it up

14-09-2008, 17:46
:D Yeah. For now I gotta stick to the Imperial side. I've got some models that need to be painted. Then I'll do some Orkz. Snakebitez to be precise. ;)

Here's another mini that is a little more "orky":


I initially planned to use him as a "counts as" Autocannon team for a Last Chancers themed IG army.

Monsterzonk :skull:

14-09-2008, 20:48

Love the conversion, I've been thinking about doing that for my light infantry guard because the normal weapon teams all just seem far to static for my liking.

16-09-2008, 06:10
explodingboy, please dont quote pictures, it takes so much space.

as for the painting its good, and i think the ogryn thingie (not shure what it is :D) looks cool with that autogun, and its good you finally started 40k :)


16-09-2008, 09:07
Subscribed, I want to see where this goes ...

Your painting is amazing (as usual, after following your Fantasy plog), and the conversions are really good too ... I love that Ogryn !

16-09-2008, 09:17
Thanks, guys! I really appreciate your support!

I got something more done for my Inquisitor's retinue:


A Combat Servitor, based on Black Templars Chaplain Grimaldus' servitor. I simply snipped off his censers and added Space Marine combat knife blades instead.


The second Combat Servitor. This is also from Grimaldus. I left the banner arm and added the end of a Techpriest Servoarm instead, which I found in my bitz box. Then I filled the holes of his censer with Green Stuff to give him a ball-and-chain-style weapon.

Painting-wise I went for a dirty and archaic look on both of them. These guys are old and have been repaired more than once.

I hope you like them!


17-09-2008, 10:54
Man, life's fast in the Science Fiction Project Logs...

Well, I have completed two more henchmen for my Inquisitor. Nothing fancy here, just straight from the box.



The light is really bad these days, so I tried my best to fix the pics with Photo Filtre. A great program, by the way...

I'm currently working on three Acolytes and a Warrior with a meltagun.

Then I'll do some ORKZ! I got myself the AoBR box and will be putting some boyz together soon.
Since I'm doing Snakebitez I don't need those Killakoptaz, so if anyone's interested in them, PM me. I'll gladly swap them for more boyz!

That's it for now.
Monsterzonk :skull:

18-09-2008, 11:30
Hey guys!

I got another update for you. Finished the three Acolytes of my Inquisitor. They're made mostly of Bretonnian and Space Marine parts.


I tried to achieve a monastic look, hence the bald heads and the robes.

Here's a detail shot of the banner:

It says: "Ordo Malleus - Innocentia nihil probat", which is Latin and (hopefully) means "Innocence proves nothing"

C&C appreciated!


18-09-2008, 14:24
Looking really good there Monsterzonk!
But I still consider you something of a traitor for not doing another nurgle themed army;)

18-09-2008, 14:26
Nice work!
I particulalry like the skin tones on that first combat servitor. And the Bret. conversions are very characterful.

18-09-2008, 15:20
Good conversions, top painting as usual ... special mention for the banner, your letters are nice and straight :D

18-09-2008, 18:16
Thank you all! :) I'm glad you like my work.

Here's one more for you. An Imperial Guard Veteran with Meltagun. Nothing fancy here, just Colonel Schaeffer's "Animal" who I found in my Bitz Box...


C&C appreciated!

Monsterzonk :skull:

18-09-2008, 22:06
First up, sorry for double-posting.

I have taken a shot of the complete squad. I'd actually like to add a IG Sanctioned Psyker as a Mystic, but I don't have one at the moment and unfortunately they're mail order only, so it may take some time until I get one...
Anyways, here's the pic:


Monsterzonk :skull:

Lord Inquisitor
18-09-2008, 22:28
I love this retinue. Fantastic stuff! Perhaps the Ogryn could "count as" a heavy bolter weapon servitor? He is just mean.

The only thing I'm not totally plussed with is the Inquisitor himself - that boltgun metal makes him look like a Grey Knight, and just doesn't look anywhere near as good as that gorgeous red you have on the acolytes. I'd recommend repainting at least part of the Inquistior's armour with that same red.

18-09-2008, 22:43
:D Yeah. For now I gotta stick to the Imperial side. I've got some models that need to be painted. Then I'll do some Orkz. Snakebitez to be precise. ;)

Here's another mini that is a little more "orky":


I initially planned to use him as a "counts as" Autocannon team for a Last Chancers themed IG army.

Monsterzonk :skull:

Awesome, simply awesome

19-09-2008, 09:02
Thank you, guys!

@ Lord Inquisitor: Thanks, mate! I have also thought about using the Ogryn as a Servitor, but I already have the maximum of three Warriors in the retinue. Maybe if I do another Inquisitor to back up Wilhelm...
And I do see your point about the armour. I know he's pretty Grey Knight-ish, but I actually did that on purpose. First of all I wanted the Inquisitor to look really pure and self confident, so I figured that bright silver armour would reinforce that.
Secondly I have painted up Wilhelm von Tyrus' nemesis a few months ago. So meet Mendax the Liberator:


And here's the main reason for avoiding red on von Tyrus' armour. I wanted them to look as different as possible.

I know that Mendax might need some update here and there, but I still like him.

Monsterzonk :skull:

21-09-2008, 13:54
Alright, it's time to get working on the main reason I've started this blog for: ORKS.

So, as I have already mentioned, I'm gonna do a Snakebites army. This in itself is pretty restrictive, but that's a challenge!
What does that mean? First up, no vehicles except maybe a looted Chimera or something. No fancy tekknikal stuff (burnas, power klaws, meks...), apart from the Warboss, who will have a klaw since I'm using the AoBR mini.
What do we have then? Loadsa Boyz, loadsa Squigs, loadsa Grotz. And I'm already planning some Big Gunz conversions.

And I'm gonna do some fluff. Hell, I just love fluff!

That's the plan. Hopefully I'll have a test model ready soon...

Monsterzonk :skull:

Dark Apostle
21-09-2008, 15:00
I like the retinue, especially the acolytes. Great conversions. And the daemonhammer is cool too! Looking forward to the orks!

22-09-2008, 04:31
very nice as usual monsterzonk! nothing more to say that hasn't been said.

22-09-2008, 15:25
that banner bearer is really good made, his banner looks so great:)

do you mind if i ripp some off it and add it to my bretonia army banner?

and say if im wrong, but aint that banner bearer made partly from a bret?

cheers :D

23-09-2008, 11:11
Thank you, guys!

@ Fraggzy: Cheers, mate! You're right. All three of the acolytes are based on Bretonnian Men-at-Arms, spiced up with various bits from the Space Marine sprues.

Still working on my first test Ork. Had to strip him down halfway through because I didn't like him. And I have built my Warboss. That beast is HUGE! :eek:
Unfortunately uni work is once again getting in the way, so the next update might take a little longer... Sorry!

Monsterzonk :skull:

24-09-2008, 09:31
Hi guys!

I've finally finished my first test Ork - the free Boss that came in White Dwarf.
Here it is:


Unfortunately the skin highlights are lost in the photogaph, while the metal highlights are a little exaggerated... :(
I tried to go for a really gritty scheme, with rusted armour and mostly natural colours.

The only thing I'm not too sure about is the base. Since they're jungle-dwelling Feral Orks, I probably should go for something to reinforce that. On the other hand my 40k models usually have urban rubble bases. Or should I go for the swamp bases I've used for my Fantasy Nurgle army? (Check here (http://warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=136682), page 2, posts 38 & 39)
The base issue is pretty important as it will dictate a) the fluff behind the army, since they need a reason to fight on urban terrain, and b) the conversions I'm planning, ie. whether they make things from wood or from scrap metal.
Ah, decisions...
What do you think?

Monsterzonk :skull:

24-09-2008, 09:43
he is alot better painted than my space ork's, but then i also ravaged over them in a hurry, and a part of it were painted by a poor painter that gave 'em to me:D

Go for the swamp base and add vines and things like that to it

24-09-2008, 11:14
Looking nice man! The ork is great and has a good and gritty paint job. Now you only have to paint some hundred more of them :) also for lobbas you might want to do a doom diver wich shoots boomsquigs I´m making one

keep it up mate

24-09-2008, 11:24
Thanks, guys!

Yeah, I thought about that bomb squig catapult, too... ;) But I think I won't use the Doom Diver as a basis. Like I said, it's up to the bases whether the lobba is made of wood or metal... And I'll wait for the plastic Grotz to come out next year to use them as the krew.

The other idea I had was using Squigs as Slugga Boyz, but counting them as armed with two ccw, so no shooting... Maybe add in some normal boy herdas with prodders and guns and I'll be fine.

Monsterzonk :skull:

24-09-2008, 11:38
Looking good there Monsterzonk, I'm really looking forward to seeing your orks grew.
Orks is a really rewarding army to both play and build so your gonna have lots of fun!


24-09-2008, 12:24
Thanks, Cassarus!

I've come up with a rough list of what I want to include in the army, so here we go. Haven't counted up the points yet, though...


2x Kommandos (representing the tribe's best huntas, unfortunately I cannot arm them with shootas to be more in style...)

2x 20 Ork Slugga Boyz (one of them consisting mainly of Squigs)
2x 12-15 Ork Shoota Boyz (representing more huntas)
2x Grotz

Looted Catachan Chimera
Bomb Squig lobbas (completely scratch built)

Or maybe I can use the Squigs as Storm Boyz, wildly bouncing around...

Still no real idea of what to do with the bases. :(

24-09-2008, 13:06
how about arming your shoota boyz/komandos with trowing spears or bows and count them as shootas? it dont get any more snakebite then that!

24-09-2008, 14:41
Love the standard Bearer and the Ogryn, the Ork is looking good too man.

24-09-2008, 20:03
Thank you both!

Yeah, I think adding some more crude weapons is a good idea. Sooner or later I gotta get a box of Fantasy Orcs... ;)

Monsterzonk :skull:

01-10-2008, 12:12
Hey guys!

Finally got something (nearly) done... And here he is, Warboss Rotfang, leader of my Snakebitez Orks:


I tried to stay away from bright colours and make him really gritty. I'm not entirely sure about the grey whatever that's tied to his bosspole. I've also tried red fot it, but that was far too distracting and in-your-face.
Additionally I slightly repositioned his head, like many people seem to do, and I added an IG helmet to the skull on his shoulder.
I also need to finish the base. I'm currently trying out various jungle base ideas.

And I've written some background fluff for this guy...

"The Trukk jolted across the rocky plain at full speed, its back packed with Orks. Rotfang stood upright holding on to the railing behind his driver. The huge boss flexed the blades of his newly acquired power klaw and grinned.
To their right Gorbag’s bikaz were rumbling towards the enemy, leaving a cloud of dust and smoke behind. Lucky gitz. They would reach the enemy first. Nothing was faster than an Ork bike. Rotfang growled in disapproval.
“Oi, Boss”, an Ork yelled from behind, “Look!”
Rotfang turned his head just in time to see Grishnak’s Trukk catch up and attempt to overtake them. He roared at his driver and smashed him over the head with his bare fist. The Trukk rocked but did not get faster. In frustration Rotfang grabbed his favourite shoota and sent some bullets towards Grishnak and his boyz.
Before he could see whether he had hit or not, an explosion erupted in front of Grishnak’s Trukk, sending it spinning. Rotfang laughed.
More explosions were tearing the ground around them as they were closing in with the human battle line. Rotfang could make out the flash of guns between the tree line a hundred metres away.
“A’right, ladz! Let’s stomp ‘em”, he barked. Fifty metres.
Then the thunder hit them and the world went spinning. Heat washed over Rotfang. Then darkness engulfed the Ork.

When he woke up his head rang. Dead bodies were scattered around him. He blinked. With a snort he got on his feet, staggering a few steps. He looked around in confusion. Something was wrong with his left eye. He raised his arm to touch it, but that ended in a huge metal claw. He liked that.
He looked at his other hand, which held a big metal… thing. He dropped it, and a deafening crack erupted. The liked that, too.
He touched his left eye with his free hand. It felt metallic. Bewildered, he shook is head. Then he picked up the metal thing again. He had liked the noise. It had felt familiar.

They had gone to ground immediately when they had heard the shot. Trooper Dercis was trying to make out the origin of the noise, his lasgun ready. The stench of dead Orks nearly made him throw up. He hated those cleansing patrols, but High Command had been clear: Make sure that the Orks are really dead after battle. They were tough bastards. So his squad had set out to examine the corpses and kill anything that still showed any signs of life.
Dercis tried to pierce the dense smoke that still hung over parts of the battlefield. Finally he could make out the huge form of an Ork standing mere thirty paces away. He silently signalled the other four members of his squad, aiming his lasgun at the beast.
They opened fire together, the loud crack of discharging lasguns whipping through the air. Dercis hit the Ork in the shoulder. Two more las bolts hit it in the back, the others harmlessly ricocheted from the crude armour plates.
The Ork spun around and roared, and Dercis could see the beast’s crude bionic eye replacement and the enormous power claw. Hastily he sent another shot towards the creature, but missed. The beast was charging towards them, flexing the blades of its claw. Dercis switched to full auto and desparately fired at the Ork, his squad members following his example. They hit it several times, but the thing still came on, bellowing in anger.
Then it was amongst them, smashing apart two troopers with a single swipe of its claw and kicking a third in the face with a disgusting crack. Blood splattered across Dercis’ face. Throwing away his emptied lasgun he drew his combat knife, knowing that it would be of little help against the sheer mass of the brutish Ork. He stabbed at he beast’s arm, burying his blade several inches deep into the green flesh. The Ork spun around surprisingly fast and hit him with a backhand sweep of its bare fist. The world turned black as pain exploded in his skull.
Dercis regained consciousness for a brief moment, and he could make out the hulking beast make its way across the battlefield towards the distant jungle. Then he slipped back into darkness."

Monsterzonk :skull:

06-10-2008, 09:16

i hope you will continue to make more fluff! cuz this is awesome :D

cheers :)

08-10-2008, 00:37
Ooooooh, that's good ork skin tone.

I'd like to heap praise on your banner bearer too if I may. The model itself is a fantastic combination of parts, really characterful. And your ork fluff is classic Monsterzonk fare, which is a very, very good thing.

Thorgrim Brokenfoot
09-10-2008, 18:53
ORCS! i love your orcs, and, how come you have managed to hide this log from me?
You naughty, naughty, boy... ;)

By the way, good choice IG! The best team ever (speacialy pained with blood red and scab red)
I like all the other painting, and good that you have decided to have some fluff here too.
an other subscribe coming up :)

11-10-2008, 13:06
Thanks, guys!
Unfortunately I didn't paint or write anything recently. Uni has just started again and private life sucks atm. Well, what can you do?
I have also made the mistake of digging out my old Space Marines of the DIY Heralds of Faith Chapter after acquiring the new Codex. I really wanna paint some... And have decided to get some jungle fighting Imperial Guard to match my Orks. Well, once the new Codex is out, that is.
I have actually planned to add some more fluff to my Orks, probably in form of short stories that cover the background of a particular character/unit/vehicle. So it won't be as extensive a story as my Tale of Plague and Pestilence, but it'll provide some character for the army as it develops.
I still haven't figured out how to do proper jungle bases, so I'll probably do some simple earth/grass bases, maybe with the addition of some Lizardman Jungle Swarm creatures here and there, even though that'll be a little pricey...

Monsterzonk :skull:

12-10-2008, 14:08
Great Looking Orc! Unkempt, dirty and weathered. The way Orks are meant to be.
Made fer Krumpin sof pinksi oomies.

Warboss of the Black Boot Clan

13-10-2008, 20:25
Thanks, Mulrak!

I'll try to finish his base soon. It'll be simple, but I'm planning to add an Attack Squig to this guy. I just need to find a Tyranid Ripper somewhere...

Monsterzonk :skull:

14-10-2008, 12:56
Finally got round to basing my Warboss:


I kept the base pretty simple for now. Maybe I'll add something later on.

Monsterzonk :skull:

14-10-2008, 13:52
great job Monsterzonk, he turned out really good, so whats up next:D

16-10-2008, 21:58
Wow! I really like the Inquisitor and his guys! Really inspired conversions and totally in style with the Ordo Malleus.
The Orks are cool, too! I like the skin colour you've chosen and that little piece of fluff really brings some flavour to your work.


Thorgrim Brokenfoot
30-10-2008, 09:05
you call THAT pretty simple? :
when my bases are pretty simple its "glue + sand = based" ;)

Anyways, good job painting that warboss and the base

16-11-2008, 16:18
consider me subscribed.

if possible your fluff in this tread is almost better than in your fantasy thread!(almost, because there ain't that much fluff in this thread)

got any tip on painting orks you could share please?

16-11-2008, 17:02
Thanks, guys!

Methods on painting Orks, eh? I'll see what I can do.

First of all, the skin colours I use:
Usually I spray my minis black. Then I'll paint on a rough basecoat of Scorched Brown for the skin areas. This is then highlighted first with Catachan Green, followed by Knarloc Green Foundation Paint. Next up is a wash of either Ogryn Flesh or Gryphonne Sepia, which is then re-highlighted with Knarloc Green. I have thought of adding a final highlight of Goblin Green, but haven't got round to try it...

The metal was done as follows:
Basecoat of Chaos Black followed by Boltgun Metal, washes of Badab Black and Ogryn Flesh, and a final bold highlight of Mithril Silver.

For the teeth and claws I use a basecoat of Vomit Brown, highlighted with Kommando Khaki and Bleached Bone.

Clothing and such was painted in different shades of brown to keep with the feral Snakebitez theme.

Hope that helped.

Unfortunately this project is on hold currently, but maybe you guys can convince me to paint some more Orks... ;)

Monsterzonk :skull:

16-11-2008, 19:25
Great stuff mate, the orks look especially cool. I think the boss could maybe use a little variety in the metals on the claw and gun to add a little visual interest though. Maybe a coloured "looted" plate on the claw?



21-01-2009, 14:29
Hey! Didn't notice this log earlier. Great work as usualy by the zonk! This must be the perfect moment to paint orks with all the cool new stuff coming out! Some neat HQ choices to soften the pinkies?

What happened to the tale of plauge and pestillence, we miss you back there!


04-03-2009, 10:58
Alright. An update after quite some time. And (surprise, surprise) another new army. I'll never finish one, I guess...

Ever since the release of the new Codex Space Marines - well actually eversince the "new" Rhino kit - I've been tempted by the Emperor's Finest. I had already started an army with the last Codex rules, but in typical fashion I never finished it.

The army was to be part of my DIY Heralds of Faith Chapter. As some of you might already know, I'm a little fluff-addicted. The Heralds are a crusading Chapter, much like the Black Templars, but adhere to the Codex Astartes more closely. However, there are a few unique alterations to their Chapter's organization. Most prominent is the lack of a Veteran First Company. Since all the Companies work independently from each other, with their own fleet and arsenal, the Veterans stay with their Companies, forming the first Tactial Squad.
In short: There are five Battle Companies, each with one Veteran Squad, five Tactical Squads, two Assault Squads and two Devastator Squads.
The warriors of the Reserve and Scout Companies are assigned to the Battle Companies when need arises. Company colours will be displayed on the left kneepad.

I have already decided that I'll do an army representing the Third and Fourth Battle Companies, working together to counter an Ork Waaagh!.
What does that mean, then? Well, the Captain of the Third Company traditionally bears the title "Master of the Arsenal", so this part of the army will be highly mechanized, ie. Rhinos, Predators, Land Raiders etc.
The Fourth Captain is the "Master of the Fleet", hence he'll be sending his warriors to battle via Drop Pods or Teleport.

That's the general plan. We'll see how long I can keep the momentum.

Now pics!

These Marines were the first to be painted for the Heralds of Faith. They were to be the Command Squad for my Librarian. Using the Chapter Traits, I gave them True Grit, hence the bolter/chainsword combination. That's gone now, though, and I think I'll distribute these guys between several Tactical Squads. There are no Chapter or Squad badges yet, and I'll need to paint their kneepads red and re-base them in the style of my Ork Warboss. Enough talk!


Monsterzonk :skull:

05-03-2009, 17:40
Great looking Marines, mate! I really dig the colour scheme. The background thingy sounds cool too. So what kind of Veteran Squad will you field with your 3rd company?


07-03-2009, 11:28
Thanks, mate!

For now I'm planning to have about three Tactical Squads in Rhinos, a full ten-man Assault Squad, a Captain with five Sternguard in a Razorback and a squad of Assault Terminators in a Land Raider...
I already have all the Tactical Squads, five Assault Marines, the Captain, the Sternguard and the Land Raider. So I still need to get all those transports and another five Assault Marines plus the Terminators. :eek:

Monsterzonk :skull:

15-04-2009, 11:07
Great looking stuff as usual monster! lets see more!

I love how the creamy colour on the shoulder pads came out so smooth! well done!

15-04-2009, 18:23
Thanks, mate! I didn't expect this one to pop up again... ;)

Maybe I can get myself motivated to paint some more Marines...

Monsterzonk :skull:

23-04-2009, 16:39
Finally an update! ;) I've been busy painting Fantasy stuff the last few months, but I managed to sneak this guy in...

First Sergeant Iacton, 3rd Battle Company, Heralds of Faith


It's pretty tough to get good pics of mostly black minis, but at least I tried...

Monsterzonk :skull:

23-04-2009, 16:53
Nice looking space marines Monsterzonk, cool colour scheme and I really like how you painted the helmets!

Elazar The Glorified
23-04-2009, 17:16
Oooh very nice. Love that mini and your paint job looks to be top stuff. I want to get started on my Space Marine army and this makes me impatient to get my first minis sorted! Top stuff as ever!

23-04-2009, 17:34
Nice paint job there mate, that marine is looking pretty badass! One of my favourites from the newer veteran mini's.



23-04-2009, 21:32
Thank you all, guys! Glad you like those Marines. IMO, the new Sternguard are some of the coolest models available for these guys...

@ Elazar: Go on and paint some Marines. I'd love to see your take on them!

Monsterzonk :skull:

22-10-2009, 11:48
lovely work on the orks!

will you be doing more work on the daemonhunters? really liking the direction you're taking them.

23-10-2009, 09:27
Thanks, mate!

Actually, I haven't painted a 40k model for quite some time, and I don't know when I will do so again. Currently I'm more into the Fantasy side of the hobby.

There are actually no further plans for the Daemonhunters yet. When I get back to 40k, I think I'll concentrate on getting more Marines done. Plus maybe an Ordo Xenos strike force using the IG codex as a basis...

Monsterzonk :skull: