EDIT: Page 2! Woo hoo!
Many thanks to everyone for your comments! I hope that everyone has had a happy holiday season!
So, as hoped I have managed to get some painting done. Initially, I didn't like how it was coming together at all BUT a little wash and some battle damage and I'm quite pleased with how things are developing now.
***Killa Gargruk leads a band of Bloodaxe mercenaries. Their ships sport red prows and dark green hulls - decorated to emulate the vessels of Imperial battlegroups. Imitating Imperial heraldry is typical Bloodaxe behaviour.
Da BossKillas have taken the Ork practise of adapting space junk into warships to extremes, even converting captured outposts [see additional file 'Ravenork'] and also part of a fuel refinery [filed under 'Gorkdin'] into Ork warships !
Part of the massive Ork exodus from Hivefleet Leviathan, the flotilla was last known to be hiring out its services to local warlords in the Octavius War. Scattered reports of these ships serving the interests of Imperial governors cannot be confirmed.***
I doubt that it shows but I've actually copied an Imperial battlegroup scheme that I came across (the good old dark green hull and red prow that humies SO love). Its actually given me some ideas for fluff so I intend to use the same scheme for the other ships.
Should I paint in some windows? I want to keep the scheme limited but maybe some yello windows might look like a good contrast? Your thoughts most welcome!
Thank you for looking, and again thank you for your kind words.