Monday, October 31, 2011

Doom diver!

Continuing to expand and plan with the Orcs and Goblins.

This time I built the base of the first Doom Diver Ski Jump. Pretty basic stuff, just traced out a frame on paper, cut the wood to fit and glued together. Had to wet and clamp down the balsa ramp. The goblin turned out perfect. Had to reposition and pin a foot, pin the rocket and fix some missing rope.  The skis are just plasticard with green stuff straps.  Made a ski pole out of brass rod and plasticard.

Just detail left. Need to add rivets to all the joints in the wood. Some rocks or something on the base, then finally need to come up with crew for it. I might have to break down and buy a goblin regiment so I have enough models for everything I need to do.

Anyway, pic!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Mangler Penguin!

Finished it. Really not much to do, paint one night goblin and then basing.  The OSL came out really well I think. Overall, love it.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Polar Bear Chariot

Friday, October 21, 2011

Ork vehicles?

I post this in the form of a question because let's face the facts: ork vehicles are not very good.  The trukk isn't cheap enough any more (it was fine at 35pts vs a 50pt Rhino) but needs to be cheaper now that other transports are cheaper.  Not to mention just how fragile it is.  The battlewagon is just over priced as well, despite the AV14 front.  If it had more stock wargear for the 90pts, then sure but having a naked box for that price is hard to justify. The only vehicles that are any good are Kans.

Which is why I've been playing without vehicles for a long time.

In fact, I've only played 4 games with Ork vehicles in a year. In fact this battle report was the last time I even played Kans:

The other 3 games were at a tournament, that, to be honest, does not usually have the highest level of players. I figured I would have fun with triple battlewagons and took 2nd, losing by 1 point.

But I figured my painted Jet Battlewagon deserved some table time.

My list:

HQ: Warboss, PK, Cybork, Kombi-Skorcha
HQ: Mek, KFF, Cybork, Burna

Troop: 3 Meganobz, 2x Kombi-skorchas
Troop: 20 Boys, Shootas, 2x Rokkits, Nob w/PK&BP
Troop: 19 Boys, sluggas, Nob w/PK&BP
Troop: 19 Boys, slubbas, Nob w/PK&BP

Elite: 7 Lootas
Elite: 8 Lootas

I forgot my list so I had to right it out at game time. Usually I ran one unit of 12 Lootas but somehow came up points short so I added 3 lootas and split them up. Not sure if I like this configuration.  With 1 big unit, they can only hit 1 target but can take a whole lot more shooting.

In the tournament the meganobz didn't do anything.  Usually if their ride gets popped, they end up pinned and thus sitting ducks.  This game however they actually did something, killing a razorback and the dudes inside. Not bad. Of course a missed melta shot sure helped.

I know Adepticon 2nd place was battlewagon spam. Still not convinced of the viability of this army style.  It seems to me the basic strategy of this list is not rolling under a 4 for a turn...

Monday, October 17, 2011

Battlewagon process

Made some progress on the battlewagon.  Over the hairspray I sprayed on Vallejo model color Red, followed by highlights of bloody red and light red.  With all the various panels and areas sprayed, I have about 4 hours of airbrush work in at this stage.

Really not as much left as it would seem. A few more details like the dashboard and pole on the turret, then lots of paint chipping (but not as much as say the buggy or flakkatrukk) and some other weathering.

But it's pretty low priority now.  Need to work on O&G, either paint or assembly but I would like to make some good progress on that army.

Also picked up another project (wtf is wrong with me) joining a group build at the SMA forums. Picked up this great little kit for $11.

I have until February to finish it, so I'm thinking about picking up some photo etched brass for it.

Friday, October 14, 2011

Jet Battlewagon WiP

Ya I started on my battlewagon for the Freeboota challenge. The driver is done, and I've done the base coat, rust and hairspray on the model.  I have a tourney on Saturday so I'll be just getting it to the minimum for gold..which pretty much I already am.

I am going to be airbrushing red on the whole thing, then highlighting individual panels with lighter colors.  I won't be pulling off a lot of paint for the rust, but I did the whole model anyway.  The only thing that will be really rusty is the deffrolla. 

So not a lot of Orc progress this week because of this project.  Hopefully I'll have the chance to make a new Grot painting video in HD this time using the rigger model.  Depends on how tired I am Saturday night.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Mangler Penguin!

Finished building my first mangler penguin (counts as mangler squig). 

Got lots of greenstuff magic mushrooms that may get some OSL like my shaman.  There is a pit in the back which will be an ice/water pool. 

Very happy with how it came out. 

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Spider rider unit done

Finished the last 5 spider riders tonight.  Came out pretty good, very happy with everything.

Figuring out the basing finally really helps. mixing in liberal amounts of very runny glue with the flock really makes a difference.

Mangler penguin coming soon :)

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Not sitting still..

..but not much 40k action either.

First I got my prize from the SMA spring contest, my buggy got 3rd in it's category!  But I need to buy an adapter to fit the Badger brush on my airhose. bummer. I was going to use it on my battlewagon this weekend. Oh well.

Next built my first polar bear chariot. Went so much faster then I thought. only took a couple hours.  It's getting primer soon.

I just don't have many 40k projects left, literally like 5 models to do plus redoing my stormboyz.  It feels weird. But I do have tones of O&G left to build much less paint.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

More Orcs and Goblins..

Making good progress on my spider riders. Need to varnish, then get out the snow and ice.  I really wanted all 10 done by now, but hobby time is greatly reduced with school starting, since I have to get up so early to get the kids out the door.

I've been playing in an escalation league for Fantasy, so I've been playing a lot. Starting at small games, I got 3 in last week!  Once thing I can say, is that WHFB has a lot more rules in general then 40k, it's not that it's more complex per se, but it just has more rules lol. 

Next week is 850pts, and a special rule were you have a "master mage" which you pick a caster that has loremaster and other special rules. I still only have 1 caster, so he gets to be it!

My list for the week:

General: Orc Big Boss, Shield, Great weapon
Hero: Night Goblin Shaman, Level 2, Talisman of protection

Core: 19 Night Goblins, Bows, musician
Core: 29 Boys, extra hand weapon, full command
Core: 10 Goblin Spider Riders

Special: Troll
Special: 14 Black Orcs, full command