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05-10-2008, 20:41
I'm not the most active poster here at warseer, but some of you may know my Thousand Sons painting log. Today I want to start a new log.

When I started playing 40k in the early beginning of the 3rd edition, the army that looked most interesting for me, was the orks. I bought some models and ended finally with an eldar and a dark eldar army. After having painted an Imperial Guard, some Tau and last, but not least, my Thousand Sons, AoBR presented me with too good an opportunity to finally start painting (and playing) some orks :D

The thing that fascinates me most on orks, is their envention and use of creative technologies, so I wanted my orks to have a BigMek as an HQ and some killakans and a gargbot for the army. The bulk of the army will be lots of boyz - fortunately, I've got all ork-stuff out of two AoBR boxes.
When I thought about the stuff I wanted to have in the army, I also spent some time on their background and on the colour-scheme: a BigMek who wants to build some crazy stuff, needs someone to give him the ressources, so I'm pretty sure, the Bad Moon Clan would be the best place for him.

I started ten days ago by painting some boys in Bad Moon colours:

After that, there were some more models coming into my way ;-)

The boss is minor conversion out of an AoBR boss:

EDIT: By now, my 2000 points list, that I'm trying to get painted, looks as follows (will get regularly updated):
painted primed built

Warboss Gorkov Steelstompa
BigMek Orkimedes

8 Lootas
4 MAN's - Trukk

20 Sluggaboyz (15/6)
20 Shootaboyz
10 Shootaboyz (4/6)
7 Nobs - Trukk
Grotmob (5/6)

2 Burnabuggies
2 Killakoptas (1/1)

Looted Vehicle
2 Killakans

Additional models:

Warboss Gorbatschork
20 Sluggaboys
models for possibly 10 flashgits
3 Bikes (1/2)
4 Killakoptas
5 Nobs
10 Kommandos
10 Burnaboys

05-10-2008, 20:46
Finally I also tried a Mek from a loota-box:


I tried paint the models to a decent looking standard, that doesn't take too long to do, as there are many models to paint. It was ok for my TS to take 4-6 hours per model, but for an ork-horde that would be unthinkable.

I'd say, that some of the silverhighlights should be improved, but I'm quite happy with the rest.

What do you guys think?

05-10-2008, 21:38
Very nice dude! That yellow really pops out at you, I don't know how you do it but it looks lovely.

What sort of Bad Moon stuff are you sticking in apart from expensive Dreads?


05-10-2008, 23:06

I paint the yellow like this:
1. mix of yanden darksun and sunburst yellow (70/30) as a starting point
2. Sunburst Yellow (two layers)
3. highlight with sunburst yellow and bleached bone (50/50)
4. highlight with bleached bone
5. shades are done with gryphonne sepia

For the Bad Moon theme, I want to include at least 4 nobs in mega-armour and I'm thinking about some flashgits, depending on the new nob-box GW is planning.

05-10-2008, 23:13
Crikey, that is quite a lot of layers, but it has a great result!

I'm thinking about picking up the Ork Battleforce and Assault on Black Reach to give me a moderate sized Ork force for 40K once I've finished my current Epic IG force. I was planning on Deathskulls as I've always liked the fluff, and the blue is easy to paint too, but your Bad Moons are a mighty tempting template to follow!


05-10-2008, 23:52
You're very welcome.
First thing I learned while I was recently experimenting with orks and some of my other miniatures, is to make good use of GW's foundation colours and washes - they make life much easier and painting a lot faster. Badab black is your friend for painting orky metallics ;-)

The Occult
05-10-2008, 23:55
Of all the ork color schemes I like the bad moons the best, and yours are particularly awesome! I can't wait to see more!

06-10-2008, 08:29
You won't have to wait too long, there are some lootaz in the final steps of being painted:evilgrin:

06-10-2008, 09:48
Looking good, great skin colour aswell.

06-10-2008, 13:05
Looks good, can't wait to see more.

07-10-2008, 18:13
As promised, here are the first four lootaz:


The silver highlights look horrible in the pictures :mad: I swear, they look much better in reality!

07-10-2008, 18:16
There was also some work done on the BigMek:


His equipment is a burna, KFF, heavy armour and a cyborg-body.

Any comments or suggestions?

07-10-2008, 18:46
wow...very nice stuff...

the yellow is nice, but not done too much

Ray K.
08-10-2008, 10:24
Subscribed! Great looking orks. How long would you say you spend painting each individual ork?

I'm looking forward to seeing more of your work :)

08-10-2008, 12:26
@Ray K.: I usually paint 3-4 models at one time. Three boyz take one evening, about 2,5 - 3 hours.
I painted a killakan yesterday in 2,5 hours. I try to pint the army pretty fast and to a decent standard. When I want to paint something more elaborate, I fetch my Thousand Sons.

Ray K.
09-10-2008, 21:31
Don't worry about the decent standard thing. they look very good. I can't wait to see the rest.

The images in this thread are being saved in one of my "inspiration" folders, lol.

09-10-2008, 23:36
Thank you for the compliment!

To give you somer more inspiration: my first killakan, which was painted on tuesday.

I was surprised, as it took only 3 hours to paint the whole model. Next picture is going to come tomorrow, as I painted a painboy today (still needs to be varnished).

09-10-2008, 23:43
Awesome painting, i've just started my Ork collection and have Decided on Snakebites but, very clean crisp colours. Subbed!

10-10-2008, 08:43
Love it, killer kans are so cool.

10-10-2008, 08:52
Very impressive stuff, i really like the style, and that Big mek convo is awesome.



10-10-2008, 11:50
"Trust him, he's the doc. He knows what he's doing!"


Next will be the BigMek...

10-10-2008, 12:04
These models are cool and painted so well, almost makes me want to start up orks, must resist! Looking forward to seeing the big mek.

10-10-2008, 12:11
Nice job, especially when taking into account that this is one of your quick paintjobs ;).

Looks like I need to visit you guys again ^^.

10-10-2008, 12:25
love that bad dok. This log is brilliant and i cant wait to see more. keep up the good work

10-10-2008, 18:38
Want to see more? Well, here's Orkimedes, my BigMek:


I started him the moment I finished the doc. Hope you like him!

11-10-2008, 09:02
Stunning, I can't believe you call these a "quick" job, these are amazing and I couldn't paint this well if I spent a month on one model!

You sir are a painting god!-and a bow to your magnificence (sp!??)

11-10-2008, 19:47
@bloodknight: Yes, you should do that - we have to repeat the chaos-god-theological-debate we fought last time!

@Chris Murray: Thanks for the compliment, I might sig that :D

How do you all like the energy-effect I tried on the Bigmek? I wasn't sure if it looks ok, when I painted it.

Ray K.
11-10-2008, 20:50
How do you all like the energy-effect I tried on the Bigmek? I wasn't sure if it looks ok, when I painted it.

I'm a big fan of "comic book style" painting, so I thought that lighting effect was the coolest part of the model.

11-10-2008, 21:11

Great looking work, I have been toying with the idea of a Bad Moons Epic army and I think you just sealed the deal for me.


12-10-2008, 01:47
Woooo! great stuff and sweet solid painting bro! i especialy like the paint job on the KFF mek:)

12-10-2008, 18:06
Thanks for the feedback on the Bigmek. Looks like he's keeping is energie-swirls :D

I'm going on a one-week-holiday with our local gaming-club (24 kids, 9 persons from 18-27 to take care of them - all (kids and adults) fantasy and 40k players) tomorrow . Expect some more pictures after that, as I'm giving the kids some painting lessons in that week, which also gives me the opportunity to paint some more orks...

13-10-2008, 23:11
These are quick paint jobs??? I think i'll throw my brushes out in the morning.

Love Bad Moons. Probably going to paint up some AoBR orks as BM's. Look forward to seeing more.

Also i guess its really subjective and perhaps because i'm a fan of Bad Moons but i like these guys more than your TS. Having said that though your TS are still ********** supreme aswell.

18-10-2008, 18:51
Ocid: I've got a lot of practice... (and too much armies...)

Here's the deffdread I painted last week. I varnished it, but the varnish was a bit too cold, so it gave the whole model a milky-looking cover... :mad: I had to repaint some of the black areas and some metal piece are also a bit more dull now then usual. Anyway, here it is:

I also managed to use my orks in their first game, a three-way-battle with Tau and Nurgle-CSM. The Orks won by holding their own objective, while the objectives of the oter parties were contested.

Not a good day, to be a plague marine (if there are any for them...)

19-10-2008, 22:46
Have to doublepost, because I'm in need of inspiration. I decided to include a small (5-7) squad of burnaboyz to drive around in a looted wagon and kill fragile scoring enemy units, like kroot, firewarriors, gaunts...

I thought about using a rhino as the chasis for the looted wagon and adding some ork-teeth on the front, with the windows being the eyes. Should I make the wagon close-topped or open-topped? Which weapon? 1-2 heavy shootaz or burna? Any other ideas for the vehicle?

19-10-2008, 23:25
First off, congrats on winning your first game with Orks. Just out of interest: How did you do the 3-way battle? Those tend to be quite tricky to do unless you have two armies team up on the third army.

The painting works very, very well. Not my cup of tea to be honest but it definately looks good from a metre away. The contrast of the vibrant green skin and the yellow works very well. Thumbs up for using bright colours.

Concerning your question, definately make the looted Rhino open-topped. It's better ruleswise (shooting your burnas out of it would be tricky if you have a closed-top vehile ;) ). Also, open-topped vehicles look more isntersting and there isn't much of a problem with that with Rhinos as they have sculpted interior. Weaponswise, go for the big shootas so your unit can do something even if the flamers aren't in range.

20-10-2008, 07:26
About the three-way-battle: We divided the board in four squares and each player picked one as his deployment zone and put an objective in it. I'm not sure if I would call it teaming up, but the Orks and CSM finally clashed in the Tau deployment-zone. :evilgrin:

Not my cup of tea to be honest but it definately looks good from a metre away.
Thanks for the comment, that was exactly one of my main concerns with the painting. I usually want to paint my miniatures in a way, that they look good from all distances (I think this worked pretty well for the TS). The orks are something of a compromise between "look" and "time to paint", as I want to get the army done in a smaller amount of time than the TS. I'll see if I can improve the orks witout getting much slower.

So the first vote goes to "open-topped with shootas". Another pro of that combination would be its cheapness :)

le Mediko
20-10-2008, 19:27
Nice to see a Bad moon army!
I like this trib very much, but was always afraid with yellow on orks. Your work is very convicting and I especially like the Dok!
Keep posting!

23-10-2008, 18:57
Just a minor update, Because I was pretty busy the last days, so not much time for painting.

I painted two nobs. The left one got a huge choppa from the biker-box.

The rest of the evening is reserved for building a looted wagon. Some pictures may follow later...

23-10-2008, 20:34
The looted wagon went along faster than I thought.


All the guns are removable, so I can use it either as looted wagon with boomgun or as an open-topped transport.
In my first game our tau-player looked at my loota with the tau fusion gun at said: "how dare your orks take our superior tau weapons!" After that I couldn't resist to use an ion-cannon for my boomgun :evilgrin:

Any ideas how to improve the tank?

24-10-2008, 10:32
No further ideas for the tank? I have to aks, 'cause I want to prime it this evening.

Lost Egg
24-10-2008, 10:52
Nice looking army! The Bad Moon are the best clan.

Good paint jobs and the Doc looks awesome. I like what you did with the Big Mec too!


Solun Decius
24-10-2008, 10:53
I like the look of your army. Nice bright and well contrasted paint jobs. They really seem to stick out on the battlefield.
About the wagon, if I was doing it I believe I'd go alot further in dicing and slicing. I like the look of the weapons and sandbags. Very good conversion work. It just looks a bit clean. I'd have really chopped it up, big bits of chassis and all. Then maybe glued it back together og glued on small sheets of plasticard.
Then again ... I seem to have a hard time quitting when I get into that kind of conversion work :angel:
If you don't want to go into all out chopping then I'd at least have more bullet holes and battle damage. However, maybe you can do awesome weathering in the paintjob and don't need it actually cut into the plastic.
All that said, it's a good conversion for, like, a newly looted rhino ;)

24-10-2008, 11:21
Hmm, I can try to add some more battledamage and some sheets of plastic card. Thanks for the idea!

24-10-2008, 11:40
Hmm, you could put the rear door of the rhibo down at the right agle to create a flate "plank" or platform (held off the ground by chains or something) and then sit a big engine on it to show the orks putting a big engine in to make it go faster.

24-10-2008, 11:43
!!!!!!!! Its always surprising to n00b painters like that how much better a model can be with a little, or a lot of highlighting, the small lines of silver on top of the metal give it a whole new edge and I love this scheme because its not TOO yellow.
Its still bright enough to give you the idea though.

24-10-2008, 12:42
What did you do for the metal on the weapons, i love how it looks.

24-10-2008, 16:27
Ok, I did some more work on the looted wagon. Added some sheets of plasticcard (they all have rivets on it, but the picture is a bit to bright) and a blasted side-door.

@ChrisMurray: Interesting idea, I'll note it for the next tank. Unfortunately the back door was already glued in place on this one...

@Danny76: Its painted in Boltgun Metal, washed with Badab Black and finally highlighted with mithril silver - thats all!

Solun Decius
24-10-2008, 22:14
Aha, much more orky already.
The Ion Cannon makes an excellent Boom Gun too!
Now you just have to let gut feeling tell you if and when enough is enough :D

The Laughing God
25-10-2008, 02:41
Wow these are awesome! The yellow is so nicely done. The tank is coming along great looks nice and orky.

Looking forward to more!

28-10-2008, 19:07
Your painting is awesome and inspiring. Have you painted the looted wagon yet? If not I could give you a few conversion ideas :D Ive been studying into the orks of late for my little ork vehicle side project :P

28-10-2008, 20:56
love the bad moon's youve done, inspireing me to do some more of mine, consider me subscribed, cant wait to see what's next

28-10-2008, 22:57
@xedric: Let them ideas come! :D A vehicle sideproject? Sounds promising.

No, the wagon is not painted yet. I'm currently painting the AoBR warboss and Im planning on some more orkboyz next.

29-10-2008, 11:19
@xedric: Let them ideas come! :D A vehicle sideproject? Sounds promising.

No, the wagon is not painted yet. I'm currently painting the AoBR warboss and Im planning on some more orkboyz next.

Oooh. Painting AoBR stuff. I look forward to pics.

Now some ideas. I thought Id say it with a song! No.. I mean pic :chrome:

The smurfs dont know how to build proppa exhausts so thats the first thing Id change. Then the gun on top. Its awesome big but still not that orky. Id build a seat on top of it with a ork gunner. Now that would be cool *grins* Id also stick an ork in the turrets hole instead of the lid with a chaos star on it. Hopefully my quick sloppy pic explains what I mean.


And yea, my side project is promising :P Its a broken construction vehicle toy my wife thought I could have. Itll become some sort of ork vehicle. Since I dont play orks (yet) or own the codex (yet) I dont know if itll be a buggy, wagon or what.

29-10-2008, 11:29
I don't know how good a singer you are, but I'm glad you said it with a picture :evilgrin: Thanks a lot!

I like most of your ideas, so I'm going to build some exhausts and add a ram to the front, but I'll stick with the chaos star, because I want to show, that the meks used many different vehicles from different armys to build the tank.

In my opinion every ork army needs a warboss. For Bad Moons, I would like to include a warboss in mega-armour with some meganobz, just to show his wealth. On the other hand, such a warboss with retinue is pretty expensive points-wise, the reason why I'll wait with that until I reach 2000 points with the army. For the time being, I'm going to use the plain AoBR warboss, which I painted yesterday evening/night and varnished today. Here he is:


Solun Decius
29-10-2008, 12:26
Very good paint job on the Boss man! Nice and bright yellows, good highlights and convincing weathering, albeit not in a super-realistic way. Very orky and cool!

29-10-2008, 12:58
Thanks! When I started the army, I thought painting yellow would be a pain, but the foundation colour Yanden Darksun is a good starter for a brighter yellow.

29-10-2008, 17:45
Im loving the war boss paintjob. Really sweet. I like your way of highlighting. Will have to try it out.

And Im happy I could be of help with the looted wagon :D

31-10-2008, 12:49
Boys before toys!

Yetserday evenings painting-session with a friend made him finish a nurgle-terminator and gave me the opportunity to paint three more orkboyz straight from AoBR:

I'm not satisfied with the fur-hat on the boy in the middle. I'll try better on the next one.

31-10-2008, 15:30
very cool orks you have here. I too like the way you paint your minis, lots of contrast, and i like the highlights, specially on the metal parts.

04-11-2008, 10:38
I just finished painting the two most boring minis from AoBR: the boyz with big shootas. They look too two-dimensional for my taste. Well, I have them and I need them for the first slugga-boyz-mob - so I had to paint them...


Once again the silver highlights look way too bright on the picture :rolleyes:

I also visited the local games-store yesterday and bought a box of kommandos. I have some spare boyz to make some additional kommandoz, so that the whole unit will be 10 models. I'm not sure if I should give them two burnaz or two bazzokas - what do you guys think?

16-11-2008, 12:08
Unfortunately, I was sick for some days and there was also a lot of work to do for university, so there wasn't much time for painting... - well, that's the real life ;)

At least I was able to get some more nobz done:

Solun Decius
16-11-2008, 13:39
Nice nobs! You've got an interesting style on this army. Not insane layering and blending for realism but everything is very clean and straight and strong contrasts. I'm sure it looks even more striking on the table top than a excellently blended display case army would.
Don't take this the wrong way ... I'm impressed!
The brown-to-white on the horns is very nice - spot on!

16-11-2008, 17:11
@Solun Decius: Thanks for the compliment!
I'm also quite happy how the army turns out to look :D
When I started the army, I thought a lot about how to paint it. Normally I would say I put as much effort in every model as possible, even if it takes me hours to paint it (like the TS), but for an ork-army with a hundred or more models, that would not be possible - well, not if I ever want to play with a completly painted ork-army.

22-11-2008, 18:40
Painting always models of different units is nice for a time, but sometimes I just want to finish one unit after another - that's why I decided to get the nob-mob with trukk done before I paint anything else.
Every nob-mob needs IMHO a waaghbanner. I was thinking about converting one, when suddenly I saw the MO exclusive waaghbanner nob - that model was a "must have"!


I hope you like him!

Tybalt Andrus
22-11-2008, 18:58
Not insane layering and blending for realism but everything is very clean and straight and strong contrasts. I'm sure it looks even more striking on the table top than a excellently blended display case army would.I would echo that sentiment - there's something very pleasing about seeing an army with a well-executed yet striking colour scheme. I can't help but feel that the "messy" look sometimes is taken too far with Ork armies. I'd suggest you have the balance about right here.

What's next?

22-11-2008, 19:07
Thanks! Nice to hear that you like the "weathered/messy" parts. Next will be the last nob for the nob-mob and a nob for the shoota-boyz (I don't want to paint single models for this army - characters and some others maybe, but not rank and file models). After that I'm going to paint the nobs trukk.

29-11-2008, 03:58
Thanks to me being in the last stages of my diploma at university, there isn't as much time for painting as there used to be :(, but the diploma will be finished in the end of january, so there will be more time for orks soon!
Even so, some more work was done: the last nob for the nob mob is ready to fight (the one on the right). I also painted the nob for the shootaboyz, who won a game for me being the only surviving member of his squad who held an objective for me!


Thanks to the light, the silver highlights again look way more messy than they are in reality :mad:

I hope you like the nobs and this log doesn't get to boring for you guys!

12-12-2008, 20:23
Still not much time, but I wanted to shwo, that this log is not dead!

Here are some more lootaz which I finished this evening:

I have also built the nobs trukk and hope to paint it next week.

Oh, I found some nice things on ebay: 45 gave me two killakanz and another deffdread :D

12-12-2008, 23:15
really impressive looking, not hyper-realistic like a lot of orks are at the moment but good all the same.

13-12-2008, 02:28
Good to see your still getting through the boyz. I know how it is with the rigours of school life. I just finished for the year and also didn't have a lot of time to paint, but now it's the summer break and I'm painting like a mad man. Soon I too shall be attending to my boyz. :D

13-12-2008, 10:00
@beef5570: I tried a more realistic style on one mini and found out that it wasn't my cup of tea. The "comic"-look suits better for me.

@dblaz3r: summer break?

Most work for the diploma is done and whats left has to be finished by middle of january, so there will be more time to spare (results are coming in march). More time for orks! :D

20-12-2008, 12:30
Hi again!

Went to my local games store this week and found one of those old ork trukks for half the price. I thought: "Hey, that could give me some diversity for my trukks", and bought it. I had never seen a finished one and thought it would be about the same size as the new trukk... :(
First thing I did was changing the driver, when I realised, that the whole vehicle would be way too sall tobe used as a transport. After some thinking about it, I converted it with some spare parts to a burna-buggy:


20-12-2008, 15:23
Wow. These are impressive Orks. Really inspiring work. Almost makes me want to start an army.

Getifa Ubazza
20-12-2008, 18:19
Bad Moons were the first Orks i ever collected, way back in 2nd ed. Loved those guys and the Bad Moon Wierdboy was so cool.

Solun Decius
20-12-2008, 21:35
Lootas are looking nice man ... and yes, the old trukks are TINY!
Hope to see it painted son though, as a buggy :D

22-12-2008, 11:42
these orks look great! I really like the big mek burna arm. Keep up the good work!

22-12-2008, 22:27
Thanks for all the kind words!

I worked a bit on the buggy and my normal trukk (WIP's of the trukk will follow). The chasis of the buggy is done and I started painting the driver and gunner.


Hope you like it!

25-12-2008, 14:11
Merry christmas everybody!

Finally had some time to take a picture of the burna-buggy. It's strange, I've never planed on having/using one, but the old trukk-model was just way to small and horrible to be used as a trukk.


Maybe I should get another burna-buggy?

Solun Decius
26-12-2008, 10:24
Well, it's a great burna buggy, so yeah ... I'm afraid you're going to have to make yourself another one :p
Too bad the actual buggy model might not look all that impressive next to yours :)

26-12-2008, 13:35
The burna buggy turned out great! Could I ask you what your recipe is for your yellow armour?

26-12-2008, 17:50
Just bought an original burna-bike on e-bay. I think I will "upgrade" that also :D


1. start with a mix of yanden darksun/golden yellow (50/50)
2. 1-2 layers of golden yellow
3. mix golden yellow with water (20/80) and wash the yellow parts with that
4. gryphonne sepia for shading (around the rivets etc.)
5. highlight with golden yellow/bleached bone (50/50)
6. highlight with bleached bone

It sounds like it takes a lot of work, but is pretty fast done.

29-12-2008, 23:44
Todays painting session with a good friend gave me the opportunity to finally get done with the nobs trukk, which I started painting some days ago. Hope you like it!




Solun Decius
30-12-2008, 00:56
Looks good man!
Nice paint job and all these new (and newish) ork models look so fun to model.
Do you have all the nobs to put in it (for a unit photo :D) ?

30-12-2008, 06:27
I like it! Id probably done a few more yellow details though to get that color in there some more. Your yellow looks so nice too you know :)

30-12-2008, 07:14
too many gorgeous bad moon armys on here for my liking :)

I'm starting one too and I shall draw inspiration from your boys. I'm loving that trukk. I started building mine yesterday - it's probably the best gw kit I've seen to date


30-12-2008, 09:06
@xedric: I did not want to go overboard with the yellow, but yes, a bit more would have been good - on the other hand, anything bigger than a helmet is hell to paint in yellow ;)

@legopirate: I'm glad if my log can be an inspiration :) Yes, its one of the best kits, but also one of the hardest ones to build and paint...

@solun: A group-shot? Why not:


30-12-2008, 13:57
Wow! Awesome group shot! With all of them together my need for yellow is satisfied :P

30-12-2008, 17:04
Today was a good day to be green :D
The postman brought me the burna-bike from e-bay and the new battlewagon and ork-nobs from my favourite online-store!
I already started with the burna-bike and began searching for bits and pieces to give the battlewagon a killa-cannon (which is, unfortunately, not part of the kit).
Hmm, I think I have the hellhammer cannon lying somewhere around here...

@xedric: Good to hear that :) I'm still waiting for some progress (and a picture) of that demonprince of yours...

30-12-2008, 18:10
I love your orks...yellow is great and I like the purple lenses on the weapons, etc...



30-12-2008, 19:12
Your vehicle are absolutely great !
I like the way you paint, very bright and clean. I wish my ork were so good-looking.

If you wait a little, GW is going to release an extra sprue for the battlewagon including deffrolla and kill-kanon. It may be worth to wait.

30-12-2008, 22:07
@Jim: You won't have to wait for too long, the burna-bike is already halfway done. Unfortunately I won't have a camera until sunday...

@Luuna: Yes, I heard about that, too. But who said this will be my only battlewagon? :D I'm quite sure I will get at least a second one... and maybe a third?...

30-12-2008, 22:12
All of your stuff is so well done! I'm loving the yellow! I've only just started some orks and I'm still debating on what clan to go with......but you've got me leaning towards yellow!

I'm looking forward to seeing the Burna-bike!

02-01-2009, 10:30
Sorry, no pictures this time, I just want to document my progress.

The burna-bike is done and I started on my second killa-kan and some more boyz. I used the head of one of those great huge choppas from the nobs-box as the cc-weapon for the kan. Pictures of everything will follow!

Hopefully I get the camera back this weekend...

04-01-2009, 21:25
I got the camera back, so I can show you the promised picture of the burna-bike. Unfortunately I could not take a picture of the second killkan I painted today, as the camera was already low on power...

Well, here's the burna-bike:

To update it to the current range of ork-models, I exchanged the upper body and head with new parts from the orkboy-box.

04-01-2009, 21:56
Dem orkses is dedd ard mate!!

I really like your yellow paint job, I wasn't doing Kult ov Speed I'd repaint my boyz

05-01-2009, 08:40
...and here's the second killakan I promised:

Once upon a time GW made three different bodies, two different arms and two different cc-weapons for the killakans. For reasons unknwon to me, they released a box in the first wave of orks after the new codex, that gives you always the same arm, body and cc-weapon, while the other ones disappeared into the warp...
Fortunately I got the new nobs-box, so I could use a big choppa as the cc-weapon for this killakans arm. I also found two more killakan-variants on e-bay, so there should be some diversity in the squadron(s).

05-01-2009, 08:48
love the buzzsaw conversion! nice stuff

Solun Decius
05-01-2009, 09:32
Thanks for the Group shot, it's excellent.
The Burnabike and Killakan are great too. Will the Burnabike be fielded as a Warbuggy with Scorcha, along with your converted old-style Trukk-buggy ?? That'd be a pretty cool motley ork unit!

05-01-2009, 09:46
Yes, the burna-bike will be fielded together with the trukk in one squadron. I hope to find an old buggy, too, to convert that into another burna-buggy to get a truly ramshackled look for the squad.

06-01-2009, 09:23
Beware! I'm going to present you the most dangerous, the most destructive model any ork-army can field. Forget warbosses, stompas and battlewagons. Tremble in the face of the mighty grot orderly!


I found this little bugger in my miniatures case yesterday and remembered, that I had planned to paint him right after I finished the doc. Seems like I hadn't done that.
Actually it was pretty fun painting the orderly - lots of splattering blood ;)

07-01-2009, 22:02
Another small update:

Finished painting a second mek for my lootaz. Yeah, I know: Noone should ever take meks with lootaz! According to the fluff for the army, I had no choice, but to use them... On the other hand, I really like meks model- and fluffwise, so the decision to paint another one wasn't that hard.


I'm quite happy with how he turned out. The head gives him such a happy and content appearance. He is at peace with himself and the universe (in an orky way...) :p

Next will be the looted rhino with boomgun.

08-01-2009, 08:52
looks great! though you dont HAVE to use him as a mek - could be an ork with a special weapon. i intend to use mine as normal boyz (in a special unit with bare chests and the biker jackets) cuz i like the muscleatuer of the bare chests so much (though why in gods name they have nipples is beyond me... i never knew mushrooms breastfed ;)

08-01-2009, 08:57
I love that army, Alex, and wish I could play against it. Is there something planned in Bitburg during the semester break, ie between Feb 10 and the first week of April?

Solun Decius
08-01-2009, 09:35
I like the mek dude. That grot orderly, however, is impossible not to love. All the blood spattered tools are nasty!

08-01-2009, 18:35
Thanks for the compliments!

@synapse: Yeah, GW really did a good job with the orks muscles. When I first saw the mek models, I thought of a simspon-episode where willie runs bare-chested in his scotish kilt (sp?) around ;)

@bloodknight: 14.02. and two times in march, but I can give no 100% fixed dates at the moment. I'll tell you next week.

@solun: After having painted the grot orderly, I thought about building another mob of nobs or flash-gitz, just to have a reason to build and paint another blood-spattered doc with orderly :evilgrin:

11-01-2009, 21:23
To show that I'm not lazy, I give you a first painting-in-progress picture of the looted rhino. The two weapon mounts are done and i'm currently working on the yellow of the chassis (that explains the messy look of it). Comments and criticisms are very welcome!


I wanted to give the rhino some bigger exhausts, as xedric had mentioned some time earlier, but haven't found some, yet. I will add them later if I can find some.

11-01-2009, 21:51
loving your style demzord, I think its awesome!


Solun Decius
13-01-2009, 00:48
I really like the weapons. Very lootable! (Now finish it and show us the whole thing!!) ;)

13-01-2009, 07:14
Fantastic idea on the looted wagon! consider it looted (with respects to the originator bien sur).

13-01-2009, 09:38
@Solun Decius: I'm working on it! I hope to finish it 'til tomorrow evening.

@Bjornin: A looted looted wagon? Interesting idea :D

13-01-2009, 14:39
Very, very nice work, Dezmond :D

The colours are bright but avoid being overly so (which wouldn't be Orky) and the close-ups highlight just how thorough and neat your work is.

Top, marks, fella!

Can't wait to see Kommandos or Burna Boyz...they are my faves.

Also, I live your Avatar's hair/skin colours :D

14-01-2009, 19:05
@Souleater: Thanks for the compliments! I'm sorry, but the kommandoz will have to wait some time. Next will be some boyz, the third killakan, some grotz and the battlewagon (not sure about in which order these models will be painted). The Avatar is my druchii highborn on dragon. I painted a 3000 points druchii army in golden armour, with dark skin and white hair.

Remember? I promised to finish the looted rhino and show you some pictures today. Well, here they are:


Solun Decius
14-01-2009, 19:48
This is really nice. I love how your edging style frames in the whole model. Very striking, and I'm sure the strong highlights translate well onto the battlefield!

15-01-2009, 08:50
Actually the edging style is looted :D Credits go to Fil Dunn from WD's tale of four painters. After having seen how he painted the edges of black parts, I was convinced that I had to nick that idea.

15-01-2009, 09:16
I will admit. I think the orks are the least attractive army in the 40K universe, along with the Dark Eldar.

However, after seeing your bad moons, I have hope for the Orks once again.

floyd pinkerton
15-01-2009, 17:13
gorgeous stuff fella:)

16-01-2009, 12:14
Thank you!

Today was/is agreat day, as I just brought my master-thesis to the university - over 200 pages of empirical work about social inequalities in the german school-system. I'm glad that that is finally done!

I also went to a local games store and bought a box of grotz (gretchins). The sprue is great! Three grotz are one-part-models, while six models are two-part-models (head + body) and one model has 4 parts (head, body, two arms). There are enough bits to make the 4-part-model an ammo-runt. Oh, and you get twelve heads to choose from.

imperium hunter
16-01-2009, 12:31
awsome stuff, I love the mek's they realy get the orkish thoughts flowing:evilgrin:

17-01-2009, 11:13
Hello again!

Nothing really new, just another picture of stuff you know.
When I was packing the army this morning to go to our games-club in the afternoon, I had all my vehicles standing there and thought: "Hey, that would be a nice group shot!" - here we go....


Solun Decius
17-01-2009, 13:48
Yes! Nice group shot. Impressive collection of vehicles. The Scorcha buggies are especially interesting.

18-01-2009, 15:54
I had some nice games yesterday, one against eldar and one against CSM Khorne. Both were quite fun. To entertain you all :D, I wrote a battlereport, that can be found here:

21-01-2009, 18:05
I promised myself to post all the progress I make with this army, even if it's sometimes only small and/or boring progress. Actually, posting the finished stuff helps me to keep track and motivate myself ;)

Here is my most recent work: some boring boyz


Next will be a grot-mob with runtherd.

25-01-2009, 18:14
As promised, I started painting a grotmob. I finished the first five today.


Solun Decius
25-01-2009, 19:29
Hey! Ork boyz are never boring ... but even less so are grotz :D
These are the new plastic ones, right? I don't think I've seen them (except official GW photos) finished before. Nice job, either way, on the little buggers!

26-01-2009, 11:42
These are the new plastic ones, right?
Yes, they are. They are nice models and fun to paint - perfect for a horde army.

As there were no important things to do yesterday evening, I decided to use the time to build my battle-wagon. It's nearly straight out of the box with only some minor conversions:

1. most obvious one is the killcannon. I had thought about the earthshakercanon from the basilisk or a leman russ battlecannon, but decided against it. Both look like the ranged cannons they truly are, while the killcannon is only shortranged. I needed something more stocky, so I went back to my original idea and searched for the hellhammer-cannon I had lying around.

2. The battlewagon has lots of spare parts, but it is impossible to build one turret without a weapon (as a look-out) and two turrets with weapons (apart from the bigger cannon-turret). I finally had the idea to build one turret out of rhino-parts, which fit perfectly with the battlewagon-kit.

3. The front got a small moon-symbol out of a night goblin shield.


Hadriel Caine
26-01-2009, 11:59
those Grotz really are full of character, nice crisp paint job too!


27-01-2009, 22:29
Some work was done on the battlewagon:


I'm still in the process of figuring out, where to paint it yellow and where to paint checkers on it.

imperium hunter
27-01-2009, 23:07
awesome... just awesome:D


27-01-2009, 23:10
That battle wagon is simply stunning so far.


28-01-2009, 08:15
Thank you for your kind words.
I'm trying to post an update for the battlewagon whenever something new on it is finished.

28-01-2009, 10:03
lovely work on that so far - good use of the gobbo banner too.

Solun Decius
28-01-2009, 11:16
Battlewagon's looking nice. Straight out of the box or not, it's such a brilliant model.
Are you going for "armored vehicle" all the way? 'Ard case 'n' armor plates?
Your vehicle paint jobs are good so I cant wait to see this whole thing finished.

28-01-2009, 11:40
Are you going for "armored vehicle" all the way? 'Ard case 'n' armor plates?
Yes, it's supposed to have armour plates, ard case, killcannon, two big shootas and grot riggers.
I plan on using it as a mobile fire platform that transports a small squad of shoota-boyz.

29-01-2009, 14:59
The Boyz aren't boring! They are very well executed.

I love the grotz and the wagon has the beginnings of greatness about it.

Mega Nutz
29-01-2009, 15:57
Looking great, you and synapse have definately got the bad moon's sorted. Am loving your yellow's and battle damage!

29-01-2009, 18:13
The Boyz aren't boring! They are very well executed.
Let's see if you still say that, when I have shown you ork-boy number 50 :D

Looking great, you and synapse have definately got the bad moon's sorted.
Thanks, but I have to admit that synapse's converting skills are much better than my own.

I had some more time to work on the battlewagon:


I hope you like it!

29-01-2009, 18:56
Thanks, but I have to admit that synapse's converting skills are much better than my own.
thanks, but i have to admit your painting is a lot sharper and eye catching i love that bright yellow.

I hope you like it!
very much. very well done so far like the chequers with the black and yellow. nice to see its not just the goffs that get those cool designs ;)

keep it up

EDIT: just realised the bases for our armies are almost identical (are your rims dark flesh? mine are!)

29-01-2009, 21:44
Originally Posted by Dezmord View Post
Thanks, but I have to admit that synapse's converting skills are much better than my own.
thanks, but i have to admit your painting is a lot sharper and eye catching i love that bright yellow.

Ah, one comliment leads to the next :) We Bad Moons seem to have strong ties :D

very much. very well done so far like the chequers with the black and yellow. nice to see its not just the goffs that get those cool designs
Thanks! If one of those goffs comes by to complain, I'll beat him up :evilgrin:
I also tried the Bad Moon flames-pattern, but it looked a bit dull.

EDIT: just realised the bases for our armies are almost identical (are your rims dark flesh? mine are!)
Nope. Mine are bestial brown. That's really dark flesh on yours? I had thought it was bestail brown :p

29-01-2009, 22:22
Everything looks fantastic Dezmord!

That bright yellow really goes well with the Orks.

29-01-2009, 22:55
fantastic looking orks loving your vehicles aswell
whats next on the list after the wagon??

30-01-2009, 03:19
I love your spin on the bad moons man! The mostly black with bits of yellow really makes the yellow pop out.

That battlewaggon is shaping up to be real slick, can't wait to see that bad boy finished.

30-01-2009, 16:34
I'm glad you all like them!

whats next on the list after the wagon??
I'd like to paint the rest of the grot-mob, but maybe I'll attend to an apocalypse game in february, which would mean for me, that the grots will step back to give me time for some mega-nobs.

The mostly black with bits of yellow really makes the yellow pop out.
...and as the yellow takes so much time to get it done, it's also a lot less time consuming to combine it with black :D

31-01-2009, 08:05
which would mean for me, that the grots will step back to give me time for some mega-nobs.

:D looking forwad to them

01-02-2009, 17:04
looking forwad to them
I hope you don't expect anything as great as your conversions! I'm going to stick to the GW ones with some adjustments.

Yesterday was gaming day, so there wasn't an opportunity to paint. The army worke wonderful and I took the time to write another battlereport, which can be found here: http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=181170
I hope it's entertaining!

A quick and very cheao buy on ebay gave me an interesting wierdboy-miniature. I will strip it's paint and paint it up as a Bad Moon wierdboy.

Isn't that one of the ugliest paintjobs you've ever seen? :wtf:

01-02-2009, 23:35
Ok, I have waited enough!.

Nice army guy, you have done a great job with the Looted rhino, and the colour scheme is "bad moon" and ork.

Good job

01-02-2009, 23:42
Isn't that one of the ugliest paintjobs you've ever seen?

Not really. Typical 2nd edition paintjob, badly executed ^^. At least as good as my first efforts, though...Revell Colours...

I know a guy with a pretty huge 2nd edition Ork army, so if you're interested in some of the more wacky minis from that time, drop me a PM. You know that Weirdboy mini that gets carried and "aimed" by two Orks?

01-02-2009, 23:58
The model is pretty cool. Paint job is seriously:wtf:

02-02-2009, 02:27
I recommend you strip the paint from that model with CLEANSING FIRE, because that's the only thing strong enough to remove the undercoat of ugly as well.

interesting model, though.

02-02-2009, 14:10
very nice stuff you've got going here, and I must say your take on bad moon colouring is very good (unlike your typical imperial fists ;) )

02-02-2009, 20:54
At least as good as my first efforts, though...Revell Colours...
Ah, the good old times. There must be a dire avenger exarch lying around here somewhere. My first mini - painted in revell colours... what a mess...

I know a guy with a pretty huge 2nd edition Ork army, so if you're interested in some of the more wacky minis from that time, drop me a PM. You know that Weirdboy mini that gets carried and "aimed" by two Orks?
Hmm, I have to think about that. Sorry, the mini you are talking about is not known to me. Do you have a picture?

I recommend you strip the paint from that model with CLEANSING FIRE, because that's the only thing strong enough to remove the undercoat of ugly as well.
It's currently in a big glass filled with paint-remover. If that doesn't work, I'll have to see where I can find a good flamethrower :evilgrin:

Ok, I had a half day off, so I had enough time to work on the army. I painted a bit on the battlewagon, when I realised, that having free time for 4-5 hours could be better used for a conversion.

So, without further ado, here's warboss Gorkov Steelstompa (some of you might already know his name from the narratives of my batreps):


As I'm not as good in converting as some of the other warseer-ork-log-owners (for example synapse, G.Hawke or v_o_ltron), I had to start with a megaboss-model. The only sensible choice for a mega armoured warboss was the Ghazgkull-model. To make the model clearly Bad Moon, I decided to bulk its belly a bit up and gave him an ogre bellyplate (got the idea from french GW-site). I also added some glyphs a made some broader shoulderplates out of plasticcard. The pose was changed a bit to make the model look like as ift it was charging straight to the enemy. The thing on the right shoulder is an attack squig, that isn't completely done yet.

How do you like Gorkov?

02-02-2009, 21:02
The squig is hilarious. I like it :)


The weirdboy I spoke of is on that page, together with 11 other weirdboy models.

The one you have is a bit younger, I think.

03-02-2009, 07:58
@bloodknight: Thanks for the pic! My own wierdboy is from 1994.

03-02-2009, 08:08
Your stuff is fantastic, very characterful. I may have to loot the killkannon conversion idea, if that's ok with you. The warboss I like, but I think he needs more bling, being a Bad Moons boss and all.

03-02-2009, 12:00
I love the attack squig you have sculpted!

Looking forward to seeing this painted...


Solun Decius
03-02-2009, 13:52
Nice additions to the Mega-boss! The Mek-Squig is cool. Extra shoulder pads fitting too.

The weirdboy model is pretty funny too, and it's got the bad moon staff and everything already. I'm afraid a paintjob that bad can be found somewhere in a drawer in all of our desks/dark corners.

04-02-2009, 21:39
I may have to loot the killkannon conversion idea, if that's ok with you.
You're welcome to loot what you like!

Quick update:

I did some more work on the battlewagon, but it's nothing thats worth showing - I hope to finish the whole thing 'til saturday.

I also worked a bit on Gorkovs attack squig: it needed some work on the eyes and a bit of smoothing.
I think the whole warboss is finished for priming now. For the paintjob I think I'll take the same approach as for my vehicles, which means that I'm not going to paint his whole armour in yellow. At least some of the plates will be black also.
Here's the last picture before priming:


Solun Decius
04-02-2009, 22:43
Here's the last picture before priming:
In that case, happy painting! (And may it happen faster than mine :D)

07-02-2009, 18:22
It has been some time since I started the battlewagon, so I'm quite happy that it's finished now.


Work on Gorkov also started and as I'm going to a painting session this evening, I hope I'll be able to show some progress soon.

EDIT: Forgot to mention it: The wierdboy is stripped now. I don't know what paint the former owner had used, but even my strongest paint remover had serious problems with it.

07-02-2009, 19:34
lovely crisp paint job on that.

07-02-2009, 19:45
sweet ride. The tank-tracks seem a little light though that may just be the pic (to clean..)
Just finished my first (and for now only) ork, the WD nob :)

07-02-2009, 21:36
Sweet! The Battlewagon looks awesome in black and yellow.

I will be awaiting the paintjob for the Warboss and his giant Squig.

08-02-2009, 00:25
The tank-tracks seem a little light though that may just be the pic (to clean..)
I think that's just the pic, as the tracks were painted in my usual metallics and got heavily drybrushed with khemri bron to make them dirty ;)

I will be awaiting the paintjob for the Warboss and his giant Squig.
Here's a first impression after this evenings painting session:


08-02-2009, 06:16
i think the shoulder pads and belly plate make a huge difference to the model, making it look more bulky - coolness indeed!

08-02-2009, 08:54
oh yes a very nice start, and i agree with synapse the extra bulk is very cool

08-02-2009, 14:43
A lazy sunday full of painting and modelling :D

Quick update:

I did some more work on Gorkov and hope to finish him this evening. The wierdboy also got some attention: He is finally stripped and got a bse. Anyone like to guess what the green stuff on his base is supposed to be?


Solun Decius
08-02-2009, 16:11
The mega-boss is certainly very impressive. I look forward to seeing the squig painted up, it looks real nice now, with the coat of primer on.

The weirdboy is an excellent model now that you've stripped the paint. I'd think the green stuff will be painted up as warp energy, maybe "'ere we go" as the models pose is kind of like he's about to teleport.

08-02-2009, 16:54
ill be boring and say they're roots :D

08-02-2009, 22:17
Solun is nearly right on spot. The whole model looks like it's filled to the top with raw waaagh-energy and I wanted to strengthen that look by adding some enegrgy-coils (word?) that come out of his feet - like from a rod that absorbs lightning.

As mentioned a few posts earlier, I had a painting seeion yesterday evening, that took about 4 hours. Some more hours this afternoon were enough to finish what I had started: Warboss Gorkov Steelstompa, one of the fatest, meanest and richest Bad Moon Warbosses (at least that's what he thinks about himself...).


09-02-2009, 02:34
Nice Ghazkull.


09-02-2009, 02:45
Im using my phone to say this..

I had a bad case of love at first site with that attack squig as soon as I saw you start the sculpt. Seeing it painted I can think of only one thing. The crazy eye is bad ass and the purple skin simply rocks!

Keep it up Dez!


09-02-2009, 06:28
love the squig! i was a bit dubious when it was still GS-stage, though now its painted, i think it looks great! that eye is a bit big for my tastes, though other than that -its gooood


Solun Decius
09-02-2009, 06:53
Cool boss and the squig is excellent, 'cept the bionic eye that I always saw turned out to be a big cartoon eye. I kind of liked that bionic eye (in my head :D) better.
Boss is hard-core though, good face and helmet/bionics and the colors are great.

09-02-2009, 09:16
Thanks! Looks like Gorkov is well liked here :D

I don't know how familiar you guys are with the BfSP-box for fantasy. There is a nightgoblin-boss with a squig that has a crazy big eye, that makes it look more menacing - thats exactly the impression I wanted to create for Gorkovs squig (and it fits the little comicbook-look my orks seem to have).

I kind of liked that bionic eye (in my head ) better.
When the squig was done, I thought about a complete bionic squig for the BigMek...

09-02-2009, 12:32
Normally I'm only taking pictures of the models I just finished painting, but I thought a group shot of everything painted so far would be nice.


All the models (minus the warboss on the left) are part of my 2000 points list. About 30 boys, 4 meganobs, 5 grots, a trukk and two killakoptaz still need to be painted.

09-02-2009, 17:58
Cool, they certainly seem to belong together.
Something that often looks good; take the army pic more from the front and set them up on a tiered hill (or anything else with different elevations).

On a side note, many boys to come I take it ;) not a huge horde as orks go

09-02-2009, 18:22
I really love the Cartoony Stylization of your army.

09-02-2009, 19:51
@SevenSins: Thanks for the idea with the hill. I'll try that. And yes, the army won't be as hordy as most ork armys, because I want to take as much cool and funky stuff as possible (I think that fits with Bad Moons).

Todays painting brought me an additional model that's not part of my 2k-list: the wierdboy.


09-02-2009, 20:02
Hm. While I am a big fan of the rest of the project and I really like that mini and he's well done, I think he's not yellow enough compared to the rest of your army, but that could be due to the photo. I'd also probably do the Waagh lightning on the ground in blue for effect( I know that Waaagh energy is supposed to be green). The glossy green doesn't really do it for me, it doesn't look much like energy, more like alien entrails (no offense meant, you know me). Maybe taking the gloss out and going up to white with the highlights would improve it?

09-02-2009, 21:01
@SevenSins: Thanks for the idea with the hill. I'll try that. And yes, the army won't be as hordy as most ork armys, because I want to take as much cool and funky stuff as possible (I think that fits with Bad Moons).

how true is that for bad moons? its a shame flash gitz are so damned expensive for a bext-to-useless unit!

my 1500 point army has 50 boyz, 10 gitz and 5 MANs. not much. but its very badmoony

like the weirdboy. the old sculpt does stand out from the others a bit though the colour scheme does unify him with the army

09-02-2009, 23:03
@bloodknight: You're right with the energy. I gave it some additional highlights (see attachment).

@synapse: Nice to see that it's not just me who has to struggle to get a decently themed army. I'm still thinking about ways to include some flashgits. Maybe I'll drop the nobs and the looted rhino and take flashgits in a battlewagon instead...

Solun Decius
10-02-2009, 09:02
I'm a sucker for army shots so ... good army shot :D
It's true that it isn't the classic ork horde but with all the excellent machinery it's a very impressive sight anyway.

The weird boy is cool. It might benefit from a thin bright edge highlight in one or two places for parts to pop, like the gloves and the "hair". Over all very cool though!

10-02-2009, 13:25
The energy looks much better now :)

13-02-2009, 20:31
3 days and no update - looks like I'm lazy...:p well, not really - just not much painting. I used the last days to build some more models to complete my 2k-army-list (koptaz still not done).

Well, I think a log should show all the progress, not only the spectacular things...

I built several meganobs with only minor conversions (claw-swaps with nob-box, combiflamers with IG, some heads from boys-box). Here's a very early WIP (no conversion).

20 shoota-boys. I used several parts from fantasy orks and a nob from the nob-box.

Last but not least, the trukk for the meganobs. The gunner is built from parts of the battlewagon-kit, which is pretty good for combining with the trukk.

13-02-2009, 20:48
more halfmoon hats! yay!

my heart just goes all warm and fuzzy when i see a horde of shoota boyz. nice!

and the gunner on the trukk looks great standing up

13-02-2009, 22:01
Until now, I always used 2x20 sluggaboyz (I have two AoBR-sets), but that didn't work as well as I had hoped. Solution is to swap one of them for a unit of 20 shootaboys. I hope that works better.

18-02-2009, 17:52
i think if theyre footslogging, use shootas, if theure in transports, give them sluggas.

19-02-2009, 22:07
The last 5 days were full of work, so there was little time to work on the army :(, so this is only a small update...

The meganobz are finally completely built and and their skin is painted. i hope to complete at least two of them 'til suinday evening.


And here is a small teaser of things to come...


Solun Decius
19-02-2009, 22:35
Duuuude. That is one freaking awesome kit! You have it already?
Lets see if you can be the first one to post a fully painted one on warseer ;)

Meganobs are looking sharp. Hope we'll see some of them finished over the weekend (if you don't get carried away with the stompa kit :D)

19-02-2009, 22:45
That is one freaking awesome kit! You have it already?
Yers, and the gamesstore that sent it to me told me not to tell anybody where I have it from ;)

(if you don't get carried away with the stompa kit )
I'll do my best, but I cannot promise it :D

Well, let's see where I can find some parts to make it a bigmek-stompa...

20-02-2009, 09:26
The finished Warboss looks great!

I'm looking forward to seeing that Stompa built and painted.

21-02-2009, 21:32
Little update:

I managed to finish the first meganob (no grass on the base and not varnished yet):
Maybe I can finish a second one tomorrow.

As Solun Decius had guessed, I was a bit sidetracked by the new stompa. I built it's body and the head:

The stompa is going to be a bigmek-stompa, so I have to build a lifta-dropa and "morks gaze" for it. After a closer look at the pictures in the apocalypse-bokk, I decided that a search-light would be a good version of the "gaze":

I'm not sure how to make the lifta-dropa yet, so if anyone has an idea, I would be pleased if you let me know!

21-02-2009, 21:51
As long as you make sure it looks like a big (Orky) magnet you can't go far wrong I guess. :D

21-02-2009, 23:10
I see that stompa is coming together nicely, keep up the good work.


22-02-2009, 22:10
Just a short notice: A few posts earlier, I said that I wanted to get two meganobs done until sunday evening. Now it's sunday evening (a bit later) and the second MAN is finished.
Unfortunately, my camera is packed away (so no pic yet) as I'm going to go on short holiday (only 5 days) tomorrow morning - so don't expect any updates until next weekend.

Have a nice week everybody!

Mega Nutz
23-02-2009, 10:15
I'm not sure how to make the lifta-dropa yet, so if anyone has an idea, I would be pleased if you let me know!

I've been thinking of this type of contraption for my lifta dropa. I think this could be quite easy to build and the simpleness of its design lends itself to ork technology and innovation.

28-02-2009, 14:05
Holiday is over, I'm back at home and here's the picture of the second MAN:


The next two MAN's will foloow in the next days.

@Mega Nutz: Thanks for the inspiration! I'll have to see if I can use the idea.

28-02-2009, 14:30
he's ok i guess ;)

the colours look particularly good on him. the contrast between the yellow and black is great - something mine are lacking. and the more i see than metal the more i think it looks cool (though i have a feeling the contrast between the highlights and base metal are not as obvious in the flesh - am i right?)

28-02-2009, 14:42
Your feeling is correct: the contrast between the metallics is not as harsh as it looks like.

02-03-2009, 08:51
Time for another update on the stompa:

After having seen how big the parts in the sprue are, I thought the whole stompa would be assembled in no time - oh, was I wrong...

First picture shows the feet and a grot-tower with grot - I think it's a good sice comparison :p

Second picture has the big cannon and all the grot-bombs

As I said some posts earlier, I want to have a bigmek-stompa, so i had to make adjustments to the second big weapon (super-mega-blaster) a normal stompa has attached to the main-gun. A bigmek-stompas secondary gun has also very much shots, so I decided to keep the ammunition-barrel. To give the whole gun a different appearance, I made it shorter by 1,5 inch. It received a small tube as barrel in the middle and some plasticcard-teeth, to tie it to the other big guns in my army.

Solun Decius
02-03-2009, 09:18
Very nice paint job on the Meganob, very much in style with the rest of the army, of course!
I have a feeling that sharp contrasty style will look excellent on a huge model like the stompa too. And HUGE it is! Have you gotten more ideas on designing the lifta-droppa?

02-03-2009, 12:18
Have you gotten more ideas on designing the lifta-droppa?
That's still a problem. At the moment I'm searching for and collecting parts I could use. I think I'll take the upper part of the stompas chainsword-arm and scracthbuild some kind of super-magnet.

06-03-2009, 09:55
Another small update:

Here's MAN number 3:
The head is from the boys command sprue.

The final one (number 4) is also nearly done and I hope to be able to post a pic of him tomorrow.

By now, my 2000 points list, that I'm trying to get painted, looks as follows
painted primed built

Warboss Gorkov Steelstompa
BigMek Orkimedes

8 Lootas
4 MAN's (3/1) - Trukk

20 Sluggaboyz (15/6)
20 Shootaboyz
10 Shootaboyz (4/6)
7 Nobs - Trukk
Grotmob (5/6)

2 Burnabuggies
2 Killakoptas (1/1)

Looted Vehicle
2 Killakans

Additional models:

Warboss Gorbatschork
20 Sluggaboys
models for possibly 10 flashgits
3 Bikes (1/2)
4 Killakoptas
5 Nobs
10 Kommandos
10 Burnaboys

06-03-2009, 10:00
I LOVE Mega armoured Nobs. I'd even really like to make a deffwing army. Your Mans look amazing. Can we have group pic of all 4 when you've finished them?

06-03-2009, 10:03
Thanks for the compliment!

Can we have group pic of all 4 when you've finished them?
Sure. I'll take a pic of them together with the warboss.

07-03-2009, 14:27
Haven't finished the last MAN yet. Reason is, that I was putting together some more parts for the stompa and realised, that I had completely forgotten to build one of the most important parts for it: a bad moon trophy!!!

I'm not very used to build stuff out of plasticcard, but I think it looks ok:

07-03-2009, 14:40
thats a good-looking moon you got there

Mega Nutz
07-03-2009, 15:17
Looks really good!

07-03-2009, 16:43
Been following this from the beginning, but I don't think I've commented yet. Well, great work there, mate! I really like the way you paint yellow. It's just right.

Monsterzonk :skull:

07-03-2009, 21:39
@synapse/mega nutz: Thanks for the feedback. Hopefully the lifta-dropa will be as easy to realize as the moon-totem...

@monsterzonk: Thx. It's always nice to get some comments from fellow ork-painters :D

As promised, here's the final MAN:

...and here's the groupshot, together with warboss Gorkov:

07-03-2009, 22:00
you made a great paint job on those nobs Dezmord!

Khornate Fireball (Ork)
08-03-2009, 05:06
I love your painting. Very clear and bright. Maybe it's the lighting on the photos, but man, those models look awesome. I very much prefer this style to grimier but more detailed ones. So, for the skin, you just use DA Green and then Goblin, right? And for the armor, it's just Bad Moon Yellow and then Bad Moon Yellow mixed with Bleached Bone or something? I wish my Boyz would look as cartoonish as yours do... I really need to work on my painting skills.

08-03-2009, 09:24
thats a fine MAN-mob for sure.
You make the bad moons look good (not like a road-construction crew)

08-03-2009, 09:59
@Khornate Fireball: Actually the skin and everything takes some more steps to do it right - just DA green and goblin green wouldn't work. A good example to show the depth of the skin is the pic in post 196: http://warseer.com/forums/showpost.php?p=3334558&postcount=196

The skin takes 4 steps:

1. paint the entire skin in orkhide shade
2. highlight with knarloc green
3. wash the whole skin with thraka green
4. highlight with goblin green

The armour:

1. mix of yanden darksun and sunburst yellow (70/30) as a starting point
2. Sunburst Yellow (two layers)
3. highlight with sunburst yellow and bleached bone (50/50)
4. highlight with bleached bone
5. shades are done with gryphonne sepia

But yes, the whole painting goes on pretty fast and gives the cartoonish look. My first ork looked more "realistic", but I didn't like it's grim look.

Solun Decius
08-03-2009, 10:53
Congrats on the whole mob. They look really nice. Even though there's not much visible skin on those models it sticks out, smooth painting and good scheme.
The warboss is excellent, bosspole, squig and all :D Love the skulls on the bosspole.

08-03-2009, 10:56
Love the skulls on the bosspole
My gaming groups necron-players don't :chrome:

Khornate Fireball (Ork)
08-03-2009, 19:53
What do you mean by thraka green? You mean green ink?

08-03-2009, 22:43
Thraka green is one of GW's new washes.

Khornate Fireball (Ork)
09-03-2009, 01:13
Ah, seems I need to pay better attention to GW, then... You don't mind if I loot yer Ork skin paintin' scheme, do ya? Also, if you were making the armor red, which colors would you use? I'd probably go for Red Gore and then something and then Blood Red. Or something like that. Maybe an orangey color last.

09-03-2009, 09:12
I have no problem with that - nice to see this log helped to inspire someone :D

Also, if you were making the armor red, which colors would you use?
That's funny, 'cause my first test-ork was a red armoured one for a speed freaks army ;) I started with mechrite red (one of GW's foundation colours) for the armour as it gives a good base to start from.

09-03-2009, 09:38
Love the Mega Armored nobs, they look great all together with your warboss.

I've been so inspired by your amazing looking mini's that yesterday I went down to my local GW store (and saw the stompa-wow!!!) and purchased a box of boys, 4 MANs and Mr Thraka. The boys are all assembled, the MANs are a pain to put together (I hate metal!!) and have only half assembled one. (so def no deffwing till FW do some or there's plastics appear). I will try and do a log and hope that they can be 1\10th the quality as yours.

Khornate Fireball (Ork)
09-03-2009, 15:37
When I saw Mechrite, I didn't like its slightly pinkish hue... Maybe I'm misremembering. But still, I wanted a more balls-out, Orky red. Anyway, I shouldn't pollute your thread with stuff about painting other models... *slinkz off like a Kommando*

10-03-2009, 06:45
The giant Bad Moonz symbol for the Stompa goes nicely with the theme of the army. Nice plasticard work.

The Mega Armored Nobz look great! The unit looks suitably imposing with the Warboss.

10-03-2009, 22:20
OK, after building 80% of the stompa, I decided that it would be a good idea to paint it piece-meal. My main painting-focus is still on the 2000 points list, but I thought I could paint some parts for the stompa here and the. Here's the first one: the head


10-03-2009, 22:44
looks great, kudos Dezmord!

Ranger S2H
10-03-2009, 23:02
awesome! could you post a pic of the entire army?

Solun Decius
10-03-2009, 23:41
The head is rediculously cool! Insanely frackin cool.
Very much in style with your army.
Now while you haven't finished the rest of it you can use that head as a kick-ass objective marker :D

11-03-2009, 03:23
Wow, that head looks awesome.

The horns are particularly cool. I love the checkers on the jaw (so many checkers) and the 'Gaze of Mork' eye looks great.

11-03-2009, 05:17
Nice burna on the big mek, I am liking the green also.

11-03-2009, 09:39
As always, amazing! I love the detail on the horns and how every part stands out without it looking messy.

11-03-2009, 09:42
Great painting! I really like the purple eye. Those things are damn hard to paint. The searchlight of my Salamander took me ages and a great part of my sanity. Hats of to you!

Monsterzonk :skull:

11-03-2009, 22:30
Nice work with da head.

11-03-2009, 23:01
The paint on the head is looking great.

12-03-2009, 00:30
Thank you all for your comments. Your feedback makes me wonder if I shouldn't paint more of the stompa before I work on the rest of the army....:angel:

14-03-2009, 09:30
Great painting on the Stompa Head and the rest of your army is looking ace :p

21-03-2009, 11:51
Let me apologize for the recent lack of updates for this log :cries: Real life was pretty busy. Hopefully there will be more time to paint in the next weeks.

Only thing I managed to complete was the mek for the stompas head:


Hope you like him!

21-03-2009, 12:06
very cool bad moon army :)

21-03-2009, 12:10
Fantastic paintjob on that stompa's head. I really like how you painted the yellow part, and the "eye" is amazing. Of course, the metal parts and the horns are also great :)

21-03-2009, 23:41
The head of the stompa looks great, nice work on the mek. This bad moon army is looking real good.



22-03-2009, 15:42
ThanKs for the comments on the head. Hopefully you'll all like the rest also!

Yesterday saw no painting as i had a nice games-afternoon/evening. The game was nice enough to write a report about it. Enjoy: http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=189470

22-03-2009, 20:14
Here comes the most boring an uninteresting update on the stompa ever: the feet!
They don't look like much and they are only half visible under the main body, but they are still big, which means that it took me some time to get them done.

22-03-2009, 20:35
Looking good! Great wear'n'tear. I'm so looking forward to see this Stompa finished!

24-03-2009, 12:53
I'm so looking forward to see this Stompa finished!
Me too :D

I'm making slow but steady progress on the stompa. Painting it piece-meal may not be the best be to paint it fast, but it definately helps me keep the standard of the rest of the army.

Here are the next parts:

Mega Nutz
24-03-2009, 13:20
The Bad Moon emblem looks even better painted, watching with eagerness of the outcome!

24-03-2009, 18:20
I love the work you've done so far on the Stompa, should look sublime when you put it all together. Makes me wish I'd painted mine piecemeal now....great idea. The wear and tear looks spot on at the moment, enough to make it look like it's had an exciting life, but it's not overdone. Please keep it up

24-03-2009, 21:22
very nice work so far, seeing the stompa piecemeal-painted just makes the prospect of the completed figure more exciting. Keep at it!

25-03-2009, 22:30
Thanks for all the encouragement!

Just when you all thought: "Well, the feet must be the most boring part of a stompa that dezmord can show us", I'm back with an even more uninteresting part: The bottom.

When building the whole think, I realized that the stompas bottom is pretty detailed and that it is visible (at least a little bit), when the stompa stands on the table - so I had to paint it as good or bad as the rest. It lloks pretty messy on the pic, but that's only because of the light.

With the bottom and feet done, I'm going to start painting the body now.

Mega Nutz
25-03-2009, 23:33
Can't help thinking it would be dirt and rust ridden under there! Unless of course grots are forever cleaning it!!

26-03-2009, 08:03
Yes, your right, it should be at least more dirty. The feet are already dirty and the edges of the body will get dirty when I'm done with it - so the underside shouldn't be that clean also. I think I'll do the dirt when the whole body is finished.

26-03-2009, 19:57
The Stompa is coming along nicely.

I don't think that the feet or bottom of it needs to be 'dirty', per se. The rest of the army is very 'clean', with the only parts not pristine are the worn down metal components. It gives your army a very unique look that is not seen very often with Orks.

I vote for keeping the Stompa clean to match the rest of the army, and only doing worn down metal and battle damage.

Either way, I'll be watching. :D

Keep up the good work!

29-03-2009, 20:06
Here comes the next update on the stompa!

I painted all the "full-metal"-plates on the stompas body and I'm also halfway done with painting the edges of all the armor-plates - which takes longer than I would have imagined. In case you wonder why there is so little yellow at the moment: I'll paint the belly-plate (not added yet) and the shoulders completely yellow.