Greetings fellow Warseerers!
In an effort to keep myself motivated, and because Hypaspist told me I should, I've decided to begin an Ork log. So first, a bit of background.
I started playing Warhammer 40,000 when I was ~12 - so twelve years ago! - during Third Edition, just as the Third War for Armageddon global campaign was going on. My best mate at the time played a Blood Angel army and, having been into the store and played a Fantasy introduction game with my brother, we were convinced to start 40k. My first Orks were a box of 'Ard Boyz that I bought from the Glasgow GW while on holiday with said friend, and while I've had other models and other armies since, I've always hung onto the Orks. They're my one true love! Indeed, those original 'Ard Boyz have been folded into Boyz mobs in my current force.
These days, I don't play (although this might change in the near future) but I do have quite a large Ork force and a full Company and a half of Space Marines. As such, in an effort to combat my boredom (and inspired by reading another friend's White Dwarf recently) I dusted off da Boyz and decided to strip and repaint the army.
The Orks are a Goff army, Waaagh! Guzbag! led by Guzbag Mankrusha. Their Waaagh! clattered into the Imperial Mar-Klaran sub-sector on the Eastern fringe, laying waste to the sector capital, the Hive World Klar and drawing in forces from nearby sectors to attempt to stem the green tide.
Currently, I have the following which either needs stripping, undercoating or painting:
(Units coloured green are painted, units coloured amber are part-painted)
Warlord Guzbag Mankrusha (Mega Armoured "Ghazgkhull" Warboss)
AoBR plastic Warboss
Big Mek Lugnutz (Big Mek with Shokk Attack Gun)
17 Ork Nobz (various metal and plastic AoBR models)
~30 Slugga Boyz inc. Nob w/power klaw
~30 Slugga Boyz inc. Nob w/power klaw and rokkit launcher
~30 Shoota Boyz inc. Nob w/big choppa and 3 x big shootas
~30 Gretchin inc. 3 x Runtherds and 3 x Squighounds
~10 Stormboyz inc. Nob w/power klaw
~ 8 (old style) warbikers
3 converted Watrukk transports
Deff Dread w/big shoota and rokkit launcher
2 x Killa Kans w/big shootas
1 x Killa Kan w/rokkit launcha
Looted Wagon w/Boomgun and 2 big shootas
Looted Wagon w/Big Shoota
I may also convert an unassembled Land Raider Crusader I have knocking about into a Battlewagon...
So... pics then! This is what I've completed so far. You might notice that a) I'm not the best painted/converter in the world and b) there may be a few mold lines on models/excess glue. The excess glue is largely down to buying models on eBay. The mold lines I try to catch, but some of these were already basecoated from years back and, generally, I hadn't bothered since I was only painting to a gaming standard.
Warboss in Mega Armour:
Converted Big Mek (old skool Shokk Attack Gun on a Mekboy with greenstuffed intake pipe):