Sunday, August 24, 2014

Yet another Mek Gun update...

Holy crap these things are just consuming so much of my time.

However I finally see the light at the end of the construction tunnel. Painting them will go pretty quick, I hope..

All the chassis are primed, the kustom mega-kannons are primed, the smasha guns are primed.  The tractor kannon conversion bits are halfway done, and need to finish the last 2 battery packs.

Got some leadbeltcher down on the chassis and kannons.  Yes, I have 3 actual kannons as well..but will probably never use them.


Control panels on the back of the kustom mega-kannons.


Control panels on the back of the Smasha guns/tracktor kannons.


Tracktor kannon bits in place.


I've spent the better part of every spare hour I've had over the last 2 weeks on these things.  I really want to get them done.  The base coats will probably be on soon, but then I'll have to wait for a day off to grab the airbrush and do the colors.

That's it for now!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Change is in the air...

If you hadn't noticed, I now have the domain www.da40korks.com for my blog!  Sure it's not a big deal to some, but for me it's pretty cool.

This is mainly because I've never tried to do any self-promotion, never tried to really do more with this hobby then what I'm doing for myself.

My time will still be mostly spent on doing stuff for me and my own personal wargaming, but I think I want to expand my footprint a bit.

I haven't figured out exactly what that means yet, but I'm working on ideas that I can both manage and will be beneficial to the community.

Now you can contact me here. 

This should be a lot of fun!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Modified Ork Horde detachment list.

Over the last few games I've gotten a really good feel for how the first list plays.  So now I'm going to move on to a modified version that's going to be a bit different.

This is really a horde list, designed to run up as fast as possible.

Primary: Ork Horde Detachment
Warlord: Warboss, PK, 'eavy armor, bosspole, Da Lucky Stikk


HQ: Painboy
HQ: Painboy
These are the new KFF, for about the same price.

Troop: 30 Slugga boys, Nob w/PK&BP
'eavy armor

Troop 30 Shoota boys, Nob w/PK&BP
3x big shoota
'eavy armor

Troop 30 Shoota boys, Nob w/PK&BP
3x big shoota
'eavy armor

 Yes. 90 'ard boys.  yes, the shoota units are quite spendy at nearly 400pts each. I've learned without the KFF, boys just don't have much of a chance.  Sure there are things that will ignore the armor, but something is better then nothing at all.

11 pts per model.  That's A LOT. 

Elite: 12 Tankbustas, Nob w/Bosspole
Breaking out the tankbustas.  These guys should be awesome, especially with the Lootas moving to heavy.

Heavy: 5 lobbas, 5x ammo runt
Heavy: 3 Tracktor Kannons, 3x ammo runt
Heavy: 2 Kustom Mega-Kannons, 2x ammo runt

All 10 mek guns on the table at once.  That is a lot of T7 wounds and a lot of fire power to chew through.

Fortification: VSG, 2x extra Void Shields
More I play with this guy, the more I like it..

2000pts exactly

It will really depend on what army I face on if the 360pts spent on armor is really worth it, but no matter what it should pan out.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Ork Mek gun work in progress - Kustom Mega-Kanon

You want to know something? Scratch building is very, very time consuming.  I'm spending several hours at a spell just grinding through stuff and I don't seem to be getting very far.

Today I spent most of the night building boxes.  4 battery boxes and 3 more boxes for the control units of the kustom mega-kanons.  Then just building one mount for one of the guns was a lot of work.

But I have one..yes just one..kustom mega-kanon *almost* done.  Just almost. Still needs detail on the control box. 

I'm going to bed.  Just a quick pic of the first gun, with the power pack attached.


Sunday, August 17, 2014

More Mek Gun work in progress - tracktor kannons.

These things are turning out to be a lot of work.

Sure, I've finished 5 guns for lobbas but I have not even come close to finishing the energy weapons nor even primed the other 5 chassis.. but that will be done very shortly.

The dollar store toy guns are great for smasha guns, and now I have 5 of them - need 1 more.  However I need to somehow distinguish tracktor kannons from smasha guns.  I have been taking my queues from the stock model and building a set of arms to magnetize on the barrel.

So far, so good. I like how they are coming out.  Just need to come up with a bit to stick on the ends of the arms.


I also came up with an acceptable idea for a power pack, again similar to the stock model that has a battery or whatever off to the side of the gun body.  I simply could not find the bit on ebay so I just did a press mold with instantmold and built a small box. It looks "worky" enough for my taste and will just magnetize on the side of both the smasha guns and the kustom mega-kannons once I make progress on those.  Again, I will need a total of 6 of these..


It's been very tedious work so far. I've gone one good mold to use for the battery pack so I can built at most one a day.  And I'm running out of greenstuff!

But now all the ideas for the energy weapons are in my head,  I'm going to get working on priming and painting the 5 chassis while also working on the Bloodthirster.

That's it for now.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Showcase: Ork Scratch-built Void Shield Generator.

Broke down and finally painted it.  Didn't take to long actually, as the paint job is pretty simple but I still like how it came out.

I pretty much did everything as planned. The airbrushed plasma glow to match the power generator terrain piece I did a while back.  The very glossy warp energy globes that match the Wierdboy.  And so on.

I really like the globes, despite being wood they don't look like wood. That's what sanding sealer and sand paper can get you.

Anyway, pics!





Next up: Bloodthirster!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Ork summoned Bloodthirster WiP

Next project up.

In this case, it's a Bloodthirster. Instead of spending a lot on a GW model, I saw this featured in a video by Catattafish and I loved it.  

The model is Rauthuros, Deamon by Reaper in the Bones line.

My FLGS just got in some in their last shipment and I was able to pick one up today. It's just $13!



 Like all the Bones line it's made from a flexible material which I'm not quite sure what it is..a very cheap form of plastic.  The material makes it not fun to clean mold lines, but other then that they are a SUPER great value. If you are not familiar with the Reaper Bones line, check it out.

Since it is suppose to be summoned by an Ork, I was trying to figure out how to represent that. I could have panted it green but my cousin suggested an Ork head instead of the demon head.  I loved the idea, and went with it.  The head will be painted green and blended into a traditionally Khorne-red Deamon.


I also plan on magnetizing the wings, but that will wait until all the greenstuff is cured.

This will be the next model in the paint queue, once I finish the base..as it turns out I used all my 60mm based on Broadsides.