August 19, 2014

Da Emnees is tuffer

Not a huge post tonight but I want to try and make sure I start posting at least once a week again.  Tonight I was supposed to run Dark Heresy, a game which so far has not been happening regularly.  The gang was playing Minecraft and seemed more interested in that so I never pushed the issue, but then at 8pm they asked if we were going to start anytime soon.

I had decided not to play by that point.  Having to be at work before 7am and knowing the game can take hours that feel like minutes.  Instead they continued playing minecraft and I headed to the garage to build a unit of Scions I had purchased when first released.  I had the metal Kasrkin Sergeant with hell pistol and power weapon, but I didn't want him open faced with the rest of the squad in helmets.

So I gave him the Beret with a facemask, kept everything else original on him and finished the other five members out.  The plasma gun has a laspistol in his left hand because I did not realize there was only a single weaponless hand which I already used for the vox.  I want to flush out the unit with a hot shot volley gun within the other 4 members, plus need to figure out something for the 11th guy, maybe a commander of some sort, or a carapace armored commissar.

That's all for tonight.

August 11, 2014

Da WAAAGHforce, Orks taking to the skies

  Moseying through the local Wal-Mart on a date with the wife, I happened to come across 4 planes in the clearance section.  They were only three dollars each and there were four of them, so naturally they all left the store with me.  I felt they might be good for my IG, or AM if you must, but the more I looked at them the more I felt the WAAAAGH! behind them.

The first thing to do was strip them of their propellers and glass.  The prop took a little work but the canopy only took cutting the glue line.  I had to shave out the sides of the cockpit to get an ork to fit, but after a little work I had an easy mock up ready to go.

Each of the planes are going to be slightly different, and I chose a rather normal looking pilot for the first plane.  This mean the plane itself needed a little ork insanity, and I chose to add strafing blades for a close and personal fly boy.  There is plenty left to do at this point but it is beginning to feel Orky.

With the blades attached, and a little straggler holding on to the tail, I was ready to build engines.  This plane became a four engine monster, two jets to push it forward, a front engine just for the gun feeds, and an engine behind the pilot to keep the rudders working.

Engines done and I'm happy with the results after a little fill putty.  Next to move onto the guns and gunners.  I had to wait out the weekend waiting for my fantasy goblins to arrive, but as soon as I ripped the box open I began working on the design.  The first gun is scratch built with internal feeds and recycling system for the ammo cases.  The gunner sits in a hole in the wing, legs dangling out beneath him as he punches the trigger.

I still need to do something better with this than a couple of square toothpicks.  I am thinking I will switch it over to some sort of plate before painting.

The second gun I chose an easier prebuilt set up, a gun I built for a terrain piece a few years ago with a second attached to it.  On this wing the grot has cut holes for his feet and bolted a small piece of cord to the wing for a secondary hold.

Design wise this plane is finished, although I still have several plates to throw on, rivets to hold everything down, and finishing the pilot off.  Hope you enjoyed this build so far, see you next time.

EDIT!!! I forgot to grab a picture showing the full plane at this point

August 07, 2014

I've spent half of the last week laying down sick.  Before that I actually managed to get something done.  I call this something Kaptin Steelfang, leader of the Flash Gitz in Gramooch's WAAAAGH!  Kaptin Steelfang and his small horde of marauders came to Orktopia after having crashed their ship.

Kaptin Steelfang prizes his dakka above everything else, even his ship and crew.  But above that his greatest treasure is his personal git finda.  The servo skull belonged to an inquisitor who tracked him for months, finally getting a boarding party onto WAAAAGH Hunta, then losing everything to the kunnin kaptin.  It desperately wants to get back to imperial ranks and turns towards any imperial radio transmissions it can catch, unwittingly sending Steelfang and his gitz straight at the enemy.

I took a new picture of the existing army, all 246 models now including Kaptin Steelfang and his flash gitz.  Soon there should be as much green as blue on the board, as I am working on getting flesh painted on all the boys.  I've decided to get the entire army 4 color legal, 2 blues, gunmetal and green.  After that I can focus on units, vehicles, and characters.

Not much else to report right now, but I do have an airforce in the works.  I am waiting for a unit of fantasy goblins before I really get busy on it though.  Seeya next time.