Friday, 29 May 2015

More Blood Axe shenanigans

I have 28 boys which I will divide into two mobs, and I'm going to try and stick to batch painting a handful of troops and a personality to keep things rolling.
These guys are part of the previous squad/mob, and I chose the Mekboy as the accompanying character.
One Ork per mob may take a special or heavy weapon, and while I toyed with the idea of a flamer I wanted these guys to have a heavy.
The pieces I had to choose from were a heavy bolter, heavy stubber or the ridiculously destructive yet relatively short ranged multimelta...that wasn't too hard a decision!
Though the stubber did look the best, the in-game usefulness of the multimelta sealed the deal.

The two plastics really turned out well and were an absolute piece of piss to paint, they fit in very well with the metals I think.
This army has a heavier smattering of early Rogue Trader minis in it than my other Ork clans, and my next update will have a couple of the one piece metals in it.

Until then!

Thursday, 21 May 2015

The Boyz are back in town

I've been in another one of those lulls recently, where despite painting almost every day it seems like I've had nothing to show for it.
There's been a lot of prep work and stock taking, jars of Dettol and sifting through "the pile" too.

Of note I got myself a multi compartment storage box and transferred all my unpainted Space Orks stuff from their various Chinese Food containers into it and sorted my big bag of arms into pairs- having everything together and on hand ( like I do for my Marines) has gotten me focused again.

A week or so ago I rebased and painted up a heap more Heroquest Orcs and Goblins to add to the monster pool, and this reminded me how much I enjoy painting Greenskins.

So, after selecting my Clan of choice and shaking up the Chaos Black spray-can, I knocked these fellas out over the course of 3 nights.

Blood Axe Nob and 5 boyz, which is half of the first of two squads I have of them.
Bosses, Oddboyz and some tracked vehicles will be following.

I wanted to downplay the "Red Edition" paint scheme as much as I could with these guys, but I think it might be ingrained in me- I didn't give them red boltas so that's gotta count for something, right?