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18-10-2008, 08:45
I got around finally to doing some work on the the last of the gits today, finishing the very last of them, I was thinking of keeping at least one free to make a badrukk but 10 gits is plenty and I can mix and match, as a full squad is very costly.

All the guns were made totally of random bits, I got lazy towards the end and used 2 loota guns as I didn't have enough cool pieces to make it work well. One of the nobs' arms got lost and as a replacement I figured a cool loota gun simply strapped to his shoulder would work well and it sure did :) Really pleased with the result. So ERE WE GO!

And his backpack to power his wonderful new arm.
WAAAGH (http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y75/teh_used/Nerdhammer/Orks/GITS005.jpg)
FOR (http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y75/teh_used/Nerdhammer/Orks/GITS006.jpg)
ALL (http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y75/teh_used/Nerdhammer/Orks/GITS008.jpg)
DEM (http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y75/teh_used/Nerdhammer/Orks/GITS009.jpg)
BIG (http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y75/teh_used/Nerdhammer/Orks/GITS002.jpg)
KILLA (http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y75/teh_used/Nerdhammer/Orks/GITS012.jpg)
DAKKA (http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y75/teh_used/Nerdhammer/Orks/GITS011.jpg)
WARBOSSES (http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y75/teh_used/Nerdhammer/Orks/GITS010.jpg)
! (http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y75/teh_used/Nerdhammer/Orks/GITS013.jpg)

A picture of the squad together lookin' fine for da killin!
More gits! (http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y75/teh_used/Nerdhammer/Orks/GITS014.jpg)

And defendin' da mek shop!

18-10-2008, 08:48
Awesome stuff, simple weapon conversions can really change a model!

21-10-2008, 11:09
Yeah caelas it really is amazing what simple pieces of gubbins can do to a unit like flash gitz

I wanted to get a lot more done today but I was on the phone for a bit and chatting so there we go but at least now you can see the awesome green arms and faces on my boyz uv da blak reech!


And my only finished ork so far, I've spent a long time on him but I think he came out above what I thought I could do, not fully highlighted and there are some small flecks to fill in but he's damn good if I do say so myself.

and the other views

22-10-2008, 19:29
Link to image cos its a little big but I got a fair bit done last night :) now its pretty much down to the straps and boots and helmets.


In a bit of a rush sorry!

23-10-2008, 19:25
Got less work done last night than I had wanted, with the armbands and most of the helmets done but all thats left is to give the bases some life and maybe another coat of green over the arms and faces and I reckon we are ready for action boyz!

Apologies for the blurry pics, I really need to get a camera tripod.


All I did was paint the straps roughly with graveyard earth then with a mix in a special pot of water and chaos black, literally splash it all over each model, except on the boots, where it won't matter after a layer of mud.

Oh and the swords need some detailing and blood :)

25-10-2008, 05:46
So its almost time for some finished ork boys now and although you can't see it in these pictures as they were rushed, I chopped up some various chaos, tyranid and dark eldar pieces and put them on the bases as the tide pushes forward it has to climb over dead bodies at a quick pace.


I havn't done all of the details on the boots because I have a cunning plan to actually use clumps of a slightly darkened graveyard earth to make mud stuck to their boots as they trudge on.


And here is one of their blades up close, the way I got that effect with the tiny sprinkles of blood is using a brushed absolutely frayed to hell and pushed it straight down onto the blade, as it spread it out it fanned out thin lines of paint about, some of the other swords show it nicer but this is still fine for an example.

So that is my plan and where I am at, all the ork details are done besides a little on the teeth and the finger nails, but the nails are very low priority I believe, at least well below teef.

25-10-2008, 21:27
Love the look of the Boyz now.. great deatil.

28-10-2008, 12:53
I'm really amazed how easy this is with washes and they look fine for table top if I do say so myself!
This is just a small taste of the entire squad, still got a few small details to go and then we are finished :)
Thanks for the comment, but the details belong to washing! use it wisely!

01-11-2008, 06:35
Got what I would expect to be the last little piece of work done to the orks tonight and boy am I pleased to finally gone the whole way with it.

The only thing left for now is a little bit of blood on the blades and maybe on the bases some drips or something, the boots could use a rim around them but I'm too lazy, and theres enough paint already I think to not worry about trivial things like that.

The boys as a group
and two other views


smaller details like the dead nids on the bases are done too, probably the longest task I had on my plate tonight as having to swap colors over constantly got on my nerves a little but its done, and the green is blood as I think I remember in their fluff tyranid blood is acidic, and green is a pretty good color for it.


Apologies for the bad pictures, to get the right angle I had to hold the camera up and my arm wasn't as steady as I believed.

And the gits I reconstructed their arm joins and did a half prime today before the can ran out, going to hope the girlfriend will get me some paint while I'm at work so I can get painting these guys!

It's also been a long time coming because I hated the head for my feel-no-pain possessed I made quite a while ago and in a split-second decision, I cut it off, leaving me no choice but to make a new one and I surely did... along with most of his body :)

as you can see, all the green is now new body parts, I reconstructed parts of his arms, using gaunt arms or something (not sure of the names) and put a few more big spikes on him, I was never a big fan of the tentacles so they had to go as well, and I gave him just 2 eyeballs, one being near the centre of his chest, just because I like the look of it.

If I had more claws I'd cover his other hand in them and make them look really mean but I ran out, perhaps I can make some from plasticard? I don't know, but I'll have to try eventually.

and here is his back

And the rest of his squad, except the flying possessed, who still has no base as I'm waiting for someone to donate me a marine body.
The painting has come along well, I particularly like the two that are charging, but feel the black armour is a very big let down, if anyone has suggestions on what I can do to either make the armour look better or just a different scheme, I'd love to hear it :)

So thats all for now guys! Comments and crits always welcome!

04-11-2008, 00:03
Hey guys a small update before I leave for the rest of the day!

The possessed is done, I think all he may need, is a set of eyelids for the eyes and then thats it!

and some stormboys!

Not finished, I bought 20 batteries (not a cheap brand either) for 10 bucks and they only lasted in the camera for about 3 minutes!

05-11-2008, 05:21
I want to see that possessed painted.

05-11-2008, 10:03
Ha thanks dude, but painting will have to wait till I can get hold of some white spray paint!

I have begun work on the 300 'ard boyz, some may have heard, some may have not but basically its spears, shields and swords for a squad of 30 'ard boyz.

The nob will probably look like the rest in terms of weapons, the same shield and spear and sword, the spears will act as a slugga, since most choppy orks don't get more than one chance for 2 shots in a game of their sluggas, the spear seems like a good way around that and without having to make shields with built-in sluggas, which I find doesn't work for my concept.

This is the first test guy, I will be cutting up the arms to position them a little cooler, arms raised up and much more aggresive looking also, the wrist arm with the shield will be cut are repositioned so it looks like he is holding onto it.


I'm not sure if they will ALL be holding all three pieces of equipment, as they will look a little boring ALL with shields and spears, a few swords raised up would definately be a cool look I think and any orks not using their swords will have them hanging from the back.


The nob I also wanted to plan out a nice cape for him and also a special shield much larger with a big teef on it and maybe some tropyhs with a fake beard that is falling off his face and if I can do it, a plume on his helmet also :)

So that is my plan and where I'm at now, I'm still removing mold lines from the pieces I'll use but be posting more and more as it goes along, I do also only have 10 of the 30 for now, but rest assured, it will happen.


Just quickly set up these guys, used the slugga hands and cut the pistol grip off, planning to use either spare hands or the open palms gripping the shields loosely.



Any comments or ideas or crits I'd love to hear as always! Signing out now!

08-11-2008, 10:17
In a bit of a rush sorry but I've done some more work on the 300, I've fixed a lot of their arms up and got 4 guys pretty much finished besides paint and the final glue to hold them all together.


I know that spartans all had their shields on the same side for the phalnax but these are orks, and besides I didn't have the right number of close combat weapon arms for one whole side!

09-11-2008, 01:16
Didn't get any work done on the orks or coptas last night but I did make my new rhino up this morning :) Really pleased with how it came out, I also have an older imperial rhino that I luckily still had the pintle guy and bolter for and the searchlight, so I whacked that up and now it looks creepyily similar to the chaos type.
Also added some pieces to the predator to give it a more WYSIWYG elements.

Here is the group shot :)

10-11-2008, 07:29
I did all the bases of my older orks last night, kommandos, sluggas, ard boys and the burnas. I also did the ard boys ard bits black for goths and will do the silver smashin's tonight!
Picture from above, and one that I like because it sort of looks like a mid-battle rush with the camera out of focus.

Got the new rhino almost finished. Needs highlights a few basic bits and pieces, like the headlights and what not, but otherwise I'm thrilled to have it all together!
I did the yellow on the defiler, but unfortunately his claw armour is marked from all the over-painting and now it looks ugly :(


Any comments or crits I'd love to hear! Off to paint!

11-11-2008, 09:56
Hm, strange that you haven't got any more comments for this lot of blighters. The conversions on the orks are just too orky - which is great. ;)

23-11-2008, 09:27
Busy week, no stories, just pictures.

My flying possessed finally got a marine for his base.
Dead Marines here. (http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y75/teh_used/Nerdhammer/Chaos/rear.jpg)

Today I didn't want to paint over the yellow constantly and decided to try something different with white then to yellow and after a few layers I realised how awesome the white looks in place of the yellow, and without any hesitation I decided that my new scheme is with white shoulder pads.

Champion of the dark. (http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y75/teh_used/Nerdhammer/Chaos/champion-1.jpg)
One of the 18 marines I got thursday and have made up and primed, still suffering from the yellow shoulder pad syndrome, but that will be cured soon enough :) I worked really hard and long on this guy and the details I'm really pleased with.

The lord also got a make-up dramatically with the scythe being carved down and shortened with a new handle as well. His "twin linked bolter" is actually a cut-down heavy bolter which fits neatly into his hand and some purity seals, also cut some horns off his helmet + the fancy piece on top of his head.

Rhinos! (http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y75/teh_used/Nerdhammer/Chaos/Thelegionsrhinos.jpg)
The rhinos under my control have had a light brush of white over the yellow, with more to come and also the predator needs an update which will happen in time.
Defiler Torso. (http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y75/teh_used/Nerdhammer/Chaos/DefilerTorso.jpg)
The defiler I did paint quite a bit of, cleaning up all the splashes from the last rushed paint job I gave him, I also put a small LED inside so the bullet holes will glow red, but no photo sorry.

BOOMGUNA! (http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y75/teh_used/Nerdhammer/Orks/lootedwagon.jpg)

And the looted wagon was sprayed black after I moved the whole barrel down a large angle and roughed it up a fair bit. I did highlights for the scratches on the plates but little else as you can see.

06-12-2008, 03:11
A lot has been happening lately, so a very quick picture here and there with no explanation will be just as good.


06-12-2008, 12:48
Veterans colored this way for a few reasons.
1) always liked bone colors, don't know why.
2) they need to be very much their own when on the table for the tournament.
3) chaplains are usually reliant on the bone colors 2nd to the black, so it fits to have the chaplains actual squad colored the same.

06-12-2008, 20:25
Cool conversions and nice tabletop standard painting! Keep at it.

08-12-2008, 04:25
Thanks! And I sure will!

A little more work done tonight, I went over the little icons above each marine in bleached bone but decided that the gold looked a lot more official so here it is.

Death to the false emperor! (http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y75/teh_used/Nerdhammer/Chaos/veterans016.jpg)

also going over the seals and going to now practice my hand at free handing some script for the seals and tanks later on.

Edit2: Got a little work done on the defiler, just simple really added chains to its limbs and a few to the torso where they used to be (as far as I remember)
and the torso glowing :)
ITS ALIVE! (http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y75/teh_used/Nerdhammer/Chaos/veterans019.jpg)

16-12-2008, 07:15
I've got a little bit of work done, but mainly on the land raider, I know chaos don't get one without lascannons, but I have to order bits to replace it but until now the bolters stay in place.

The smaller details like the highlighting and damage around the edges are hard to spot as I couldn't get a good photo but its all there.

Also darkened up the scripts, the defiler also had more paint done, but I think I will take the paint clean off the legs and re-do them as I just rushed it too many times and it looks awful!

08-04-2009, 08:09
I've been busy these past few days...
I'll cut to the chase.




08-04-2009, 08:10

08-04-2009, 08:27
Fantastic Ork conversions, I love those robot arms!

01-05-2009, 07:24

I haven't been doing much at all lately, I've been trying to work on my drawings and get out and active but I did end up almost finishing my chaos icon/objective marker.

The paint is still a little rough, but its exactly how I imagined it when I drew the sketch originally.

27-05-2009, 02:32
Battlewagon is getting close to finished modeling wise.


27-05-2009, 07:15
nice conversions, it looks like a lot of work done here!
but painting... :wtf:

there is no highlighting, no shading. you can also see undercoat under the painted parts!

Such great minis (orc conversions) deserve much more time commitment in painting :D



27-05-2009, 16:35
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31-05-2009, 06:00

Slowly getting my khorne/veterans done
And a small banner for my icon of chaos glory!

13-06-2009, 14:25
My nobs w/cybork/FNP/eavyarmour/ownage are coming along finally and I cant wait to get them on the table.
I've been slowly washing them and washing them to get the colors I want and I drybrushed it a little today but am unhappy with how it looks so I may put more black over the top, regardless its coming together, and now all I need is the bases done and a nice dark brown for the ammo pouches and stuff.

The zzzapguns are also getting there, I am undecided about what exactly to do with the guns in terms of how to paint them, originally i wanted them mostly black with some trim and highlights but now I have no idea. Suggestions would be much welcome.

And a batch of 29 ork boys mixed from box sets and black reach that need only a few minor details before finishing.

Any C&C welcome.

17-06-2009, 12:29
I've been working on the nobs a little bit here and there, cleaning up rough edges and the like but they still have some way to go.
These are the only 4 that I'm happy with, but still need work on cleaning up certain parts.


17-06-2009, 22:33
my apologies, probaly I have been misunderstood. what I meant was:
regarding to marines:
"there is no highlighting, no shading. you can also see undercoat under the painted parts!"

"Such great minis (orc conversions) deserve much more time commitment in painting" which I can see are not finished and are just converted, but what can be seen from other minis, will be commited more time.

I made too mamy thinging short-cuts (sorry!)

keep on painting! I like the weathering on the black parts of the armour. Looks as if it`s been used for a long time :D
If you want to highlight the skin, add yellow to green, it will give better effect than pure white.


18-08-2009, 17:07
It's okay, I probably overreacted a bit myself.


Really don't know what else to say :) I'm hoping to maybe paint the battlewagon in the near future too after some more table work is completed.

30-08-2009, 15:11
I'm moving this thread to the new General GW & FW Science Fiction Project Log forum.


14-09-2009, 15:20
he has arms now so there is no need to worry!
At this time I need to be focusing on one army, and since the chaos marines have been my favourite from the start despite my bad luck with them, I think they are in desperate need of an overhaul and as such I will be spending considerable time on them and the table from now on unless I feel particularly over(ork)whelmed.

Here is the newest, well the FIRST dreadnought to be put into service for my legion.
I noticed after the photos he does need some more black to clean up bits and pieces and I haven't painted the power pack the best but theres always time.

This guy is going to be a more nurgle-esq dreadnought just to give me 3 dreadnoughts that I can easily tell apart without doing the same add spikes and chains routine and should be fun when I get hold of my greenstuff again.
NURGLEEEEEEEE (http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y75/teh_used/Nerdhammer/Chaos/Picture040.jpg)

Rhino assault! (http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y75/teh_used/Nerdhammer/Chaos/Picture036.jpg)
All three rhino's in service next to eachother, the gunners, searchlights and havoc launchers (not pictured) all need to be painted at some other time just to give me the available options if I feel like being a little crazy.

A close up of one of the rhinos with the "weathering" I've been trying lately to make my rhino's look more used and chaosy and less black templar like. And in particular it is the first searchlight I've ever attempted and hoping to keep to this standard from now on as it is pretty impressive to do the smaller details.

The mighty vindicator, so far in games has not been a winner in epic rates but I hope that will change when I learn to use him a bit better. You may notice he has less weathering on the sides I did this as he wont be zooming at full speed across the battlefield like the rhino's so he wont have as much dust.

Anyway that is it for just now... I hope to get the land raider weathered and re done and also my 2nd defiler and re-painting my old defiler to the same standard as the rest of the stuff.

Any and all comments very much appreciated. :D