Following on from the last post I have completed another 4 Stormstealers to bring the unit up to 5 models.
They took a wee bit longer to paint than you might think due to the large surface area covered by the models, all those extra arms don’t help one bit either. In hindsight I would paint the jump packs off the model and glue when both the ork and jump pack were painted fully. It’s a bit like painting a unit of cavalry due to the different approach on the two main elements.
Some well used jump packs
I envisioned these guys screaming in like barrage of claws from a blue sky so I figured it apt to base the colour scheme loosely WWII Luftwaffe Stuka dive bombers.
I decided to go for lots of weathering on the more armoured and vehicular elements of the models with a fair bit of rusting on the weapons. I don’t see Hyborks as being the most keen on weapon maintenance, more likely they would just fire out the magazine and then hit you with the empty gun I expect.
The boots on these guys are quite fun being designed for landing on panzee ‘Oomanz and the like. They got a bit of stirland mud on them to give the impression of messy landings as they erratically jump their way across the battlefield.
So that’s one more unit down, this battleforce is starting to shape up now. I want to get enough units done now to field a force for The Men Who Would be Kings. I would like to get moving on adding a unit of Wildboyz to this lot along with some Nobz and a Wierdboss Psychic character to lead them.
Family Photo Feb 2017
The latest addition to my growing force of Hyborks. When I designed the Hybork bits this was one of the things I had in mind by way of applications.
The base kit is the Stormboyz from GW. It is probably my favorite kit of all the plastic ork kits available and is full of interesting bits that fit with the daredevil nature of the Stormboy trope. The jump packs are very customisable and allow for a lot of variation in the look.
All I needed to do was to attach my Hybork arms (with the hands chopped off and replaced with some fun GW weapons) and my favorite Hybork head to achieve this model. The Stormboyz ship with 25mm round bases, but these are on the small side so I have mounted him on a 30mm, which is sufficient to keep him balanced for gaming.
The colour scheme was inspired by the famous Stuka WWII German aircraft. I am working on another 4 of them to bring it up to a game ready unit of 5.
Thanks for looking, until next time…..suk da vapourz ov mi contrails stoopid oomanz!
I painted these using the master castings so the details are much more crisp than previous efforts. They are very straight forward to paint as they have very open stances. I find painting the 2 handed weapons separately and attaching them later is a good idea.
I tend to use lots of shading and glazes on them.
I like the copper and leather basic equipment colours on these guys, they benefit with bright contrasting colours as spot colours. I have used a jade green colour on the stones and jewellery tends to be gold.
The eyes are basically like cats eyes with a vertical black oblong. Lots of purple and red washes work well around the yellow eyes to give them some warmth.
I knocked this thing together last week. Basically layers of polystyrene and some foam card for the rails. I created a stone face tile and made a siligum mould to pour plastic resin castings.
Recently I decided to use some of my spare home cast Bizaza to make up a unit of 12 of them for use for Dragon Rampant, the system in vogue at the moment with our gaming group. The casting on them is dodgy in places but nothing that the brush can’t conceal.
As I only had 2 moulds made of the 6 minis in the set, I created a couple of conversions using some of my other prototype weapon builds. They have been painted in a diverse set of colours with Air Caste Thinner used on the skin to give it a real gloss. The gloss effect makes it tricky to get a good photo but I like the look on the table which is the priority with a personal gaming army like this.
In other news I recently got my hands on some resin masters for the Bizaza set. These have been skillfully made by Zealot Miniatures. They are very nice castings with the most delicate of details coming out crisp. I am looking forward to getting some time to paint them up to include them in army.
Here we have another Hybork, this time armed with a powerklaw from the GW Ork Nobz plastic set as well as a missile pod from the GW Ork Lootaz set.
I currently am in the process of ordering another run of these Hybork 32 piece sets, so if you are interested in getting yourself a set let me know soon and I should be able to sort you out. You can find out more here: Project Hybork on Facebook.
I have retained the classic colour scheme for this one with little use of green colour. The Iron Jaw serves as a cyber replacement, so I took the opportunity to cover it in some blood.
I have been experimenting using Army Painter Purple Tone and Blue Tone to smooth out the contrasting highlights, using it mixed with Air Caste Thinner to dilute the glaze. I find them to be fantastic products that give a nice streak free finish.
Lots of use of Army Painter Dark Tone and Green Tone especially on the powerklaw. The copper areas also got some Citadel Verdigris on it as well as Ryza Rust and Flesh Wash.
Now the family photo looks like this.
The 6th sculpt from the Kickstarter.
Weapon and shield was done by the missus again.
The full Bizaza Guard set
Finished off the 5th of 6 sculpts for the Kickstarter, Urbat the Shieldbearer.
I have kept him pretty free of equipment for the most part so he should be good for interesting body paint or skin patterns. He is not socketed for weapon swaps but I anticipate I will be giving a version of him a pistol and power glove in a later edition.
El Jefe is the leader of my new Frostgrave warband. He is a heavily converted Slann Animal handler model from Citadel.
Here is the actual warband…
Same halberdier with a different skin tone and eye colour.
They will rank up nicely in this pose.
Here are some pictures of a painted prototype home casting I made from the green for our currently running Bizaza Frog People Kickstarter.
He is pretty shiny so I had to take pictures outdoors to get a decent image.
I couldn’t resist mucking about. 🙂