Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Ork Trukk Conversion

Sooner or later I'll take some decent pictures of the finished Dakkajet and Looted Deff Dread. I took advantage of the weekly 40% off coupon at Hobby Lobby and picked up a cheap German Half-track. My heart was set on an American one, but my wallet won out.

The model was in 1/35th scale and had almost enough length, but I ended up cutting it in half and widening it.

My bits are running low, so I wanted to see how much I could accomplish with plasticard. I always feel like I have a better sense of how it has come together once I have primed it.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Looted Deff Dread

I've been looking a pictures of looted Deff Dread conversions based on Space Marine Dreadnoughts for some time, but I finally got past the nostalgia and cut up my old AoBR dreadnought on Wed. To work in the round can feel I grabbed one of my extra paint containers that was a little larger than the old 35mm film canisters.

I decided I was never going to field this dreadnought again. Depending on the SM codex update my Ironclad might make it out of the box.

I haven't heard great things about walkers in 6th, but I felt like a looted dreadnought would add to the aesthetic of my army. I may go back and add back in my Ironclad Paladin color scheme for most of the SM parts.

I haven't had a great deal of success painting my Ork vehicles black, so I went through and dusted the Dread with some flat black spray paint and am going to build the colors back up on top of that.

After adding in the bases and a few washes I plan to do another (lighter) dusting with flat black and make pick up some flat "rust" color spray spray paint.

Here he is standing in front of my unfinished looted battlewagon based on a WWII M3. I took a look at Hobby Lobby today to try and find a half track that I could try to use for a Trukk, but the WWII German on they had in the store seemed to have a little too much style for the Orks.

Next post are pics of the completed Dakkajet and painted Weirdboy conversion.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Dakkajet first flight

I got the chance to catch a great, relaxed 1200 pt game yesterday against the Sisters of Battle. This was the first time my Death Skulls got out of the box in 6th Edition. These orks need a lot of paint.

I managed not to get tabled, but was roundly beaten in Victory Points. Wazdakka and the biker mob he was with managed to Immobilise his Penitent Engine in Overwatch. My 5 man Loota Mob did well, so I am definitely going to get that up to a 10 man squad. I'll post better pics of the Dakkajet soon.

Upcoming projects:

1) Deffdread conversion from Dreadnought
2) Trukk conversion from WWII halftrack
3) Loads of painting.

Monday, June 10, 2013

Looted Dakka Jet Project

In keeping with my Death Skulls desire to have as many looted vehicles as possible I am working on a custom Dakkajet starting with a WWII P-38 Lightning.

My daughter pointed out that the pilot would have trouble flying while holding a banner, but I rebutted that an ork probably can't fly very well with two hands.

Here it is primed.

...and basecoated. 

40k and other general nerdity (a nerd coming out party)

I'm starting this blog to really have a fairly simple place to share pictures of my models with friends. This is my first blog, and I was just reading in a comment section the other day someone's truth about blogs: everyone with a blog is a douchebag. I don't know if this transfers to every douchebag has a blog, but, "douchebaggery not withstanding..."

My Nerdity:

1) 40k (I enjoy the game, but really like the hobby aspect. As such, I really recommend the linked blog How to Lose at 40k).
2) Firefly
3) Buffy the Vampire Slayer
4) Doctor Who
5) The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
6) Star Wars
7) Star Trek
8) MTG
9) Lists that are either bulleted or numbered

On 40k, I have a Space Marine Army of vanilla Space Marines. This is about 2500 points of my custom chapter I am currently calling the Ironclad Paladins, even though everyone who seems them calls them Salamanders. My Death Skull Orks are my current project. The looted aspect of the group is my big focus.

Since I know we all have them, here are the items I feel far too strongly about in 40k:

1) I don't care if you don't like Space Marines, we need an updated codex.
2) I will almost always refer to your Tau as Gundams, and I am already tired of your marker lights.
3) I have nothing but respect for the Eldar, but out of frustration I will probably call you Space Elves.
4) I hate declaring something OP, but c'mon Marbo....
5) True Line of Sight works both ways (to the Tau player who did some "creative" shooting with his marker lights).

So, in summary, this blog exists just for the same reason as any other: I am going to put up whatever pops up in my head with the assumption that it is vitally important that I share it with the world.