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Lowkee
20-09-2008, 04:00
After many years of gaming I am finally reaching that pinnacle of a 'painted army'. All my friends are still trying to come to terms with it and I am just taking things slow until they come out.

I have been playing orks for a few years as I discovered they share a lot in common with me. Straight forward. Not too subtle. Loud. And terrible on the gaming table (this was with the last codex). Now I don't want to get into a discussion on the gaming merits of the new and old codecis but after playing wargaming for around 15 years now, I have come to terms with one simple fact.

I suck.

I do. Even with lists drawn up with other people and lots of advice, I still struggle. I dont' lose any sleep over it. The way I look at it. I REALLY enjoy it. And knowing that I enjoy it this much when I get pummelled, when I do win, it makes it all the sweeter.

Anyway, in a week I have got a tourney, and in the interest of supported procrastination I thought I would finally put up a blog of what my lads look like. They are painted to what I call and 'advanced tabletop' standard. They are layered and enmasse quite good. Looking at them individually the layers show up but I don't care. It's to the point of me being proud of putting them on the table and that's all I'm worried about.

I haven't put up photo's before so if I totally fluff this please advise and I'll fix it straight away.

Anyway, first up is the workspace.
http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd132/DamoDamo_photos/100_1039.jpg

http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd132/DamoDamo_photos/100_1040.jpg

Lowkee
20-09-2008, 04:03
Now onto the boyz.
Two pics of what the line orks look like, accompanied by a Meganob.

http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd132/DamoDamo_photos/100_1041.jpg

http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd132/DamoDamo_photos/100_1042.jpg

The three Ork buggies.
I had a lot of fun with these guys. I use them as Scorcha's without the trakks rules. It's a disadvantage but they don't have trakks so I can't justify it.
http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd132/DamoDamo_photos/100_1046.jpg

Lowkee
20-09-2008, 04:04
And now Warboss Gitsmasha himself.
I didn't convert up the klaw, that was done by a mate who sold me his old army that got me onto orks.
The shoota arm is off a meganob

http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd132/DamoDamo_photos/100_1043.jpg

http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd132/DamoDamo_photos/100_1044.jpg

That's it for now. I am painting some more this arvo so hopefully some more pics tonight.
Of course, any CC is welcome.

synapse
20-09-2008, 07:13
theyre nice, but i think the metal needs some more work on it, escpecially gitsmasha's (!) weapons and the meganob - it looks too bare as is. maybe paint 1 or 2 armour plates to break up the monotony or use some moe black/brown washes on them.

other than that, theyre looking good.

any big conversion jobs we can look forward to seeing?

speedygogo
20-09-2008, 10:00
Lowkee, I just wanted to let you know that you have a great attitude. If more gamers palyed that way there would be alot more people gaming in warhammer.

Lowkee
20-09-2008, 20:46
Synapse: I whole heartedly agree. I will be working on them post the tourney, doing up some panels and some different colours. Bit of brass thrown in here and there. When I originally painted these guys I was looking for a quick and easy way to paint a horde. The same procedure was used on all the boyz weapons and armour panels. They also need some colour.

Speedy: thanks bud. When it comes down to it all the money we spend on these little plastic toy soldiers, if we don't enjoy it, why bother.

Conversion wise, my main conversions are my warbikes built from the old chassis but with remounted and modelled guns, and a unit of tank hunterz that carry IG rokkit launchers. Fired the way they were meant to be fired. From the hip.
I will endeavour to throw up pics of these on Monday as current at work for the weekend.

Planned conversions is a bike mounted warboss. On a chariot/trike conversion of the new bikes. Using the plastic warboss he will be holding on with one hand and I am putting a ball and chain in his other hand. One look at the new trukk sprue and I knew I had to have it. I have started on the chariot and rider, but the warboss will hopefully be posted here.

Lowkee
29-09-2008, 06:53
Post ANUCon 2008 the boyz are cooling down after a weekend of gaming goodness.
six games bought me 1 win and 1 draw (counting as a win as it was my bye and I played the movie marines) which is pretty good for me.
For the second year running I was 1 point off getting the sportsmanship award but knowing that the guy who got it was another ork player, I don't mind :D

Anyway, this is how it all looked.

Waaagh Gitsmasha in all it's glory
http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd132/DamoDamo_photos/100_1051.jpg

My Speed Freekz contingent
http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd132/DamoDamo_photos/100_1055.jpg

Grugz sluggaz
http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd132/DamoDamo_photos/100_1053.jpg

Lowkee
29-09-2008, 06:55
And my grotz in a before and after set.

Before the burny dance.
http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd132/DamoDamo_photos/100_1054.jpg

Getting hit by two flamers in a marine assault squad, doing the burny dance
http://i221.photobucket.com/albums/dd132/DamoDamo_photos/100_1062.jpg

Overall a great weekend.
Though the lads weren't quite finished I am happy with the way they are coming along so some detailing this coming long weekend won't go astray.