Stormstealer Mob

28mm, Genestealers, Hybork, Space Orks, Warhammer 40K

Following on from the last post I have completed another 4 Stormstealers to bring the unit up to 5 models.

Stormstealer Mob

Stormstealer Mob

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

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.

 

Some nice Stukas painted by Robert Taylor

Painting of Stuka dive bombers by Robert Taylor

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.

Flyborks....

Flyborkz….

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.

...Flyborkz

…Flyborkz

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

Family Photo Feb 2017

 

 

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Stormstealer

28mm, Genestealers, Orks, Space Orks, Warhammer 40K

Hybork Jump Trooper 1

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.

Hybork Jump Trooper 2

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.

Hybork Jump Trooper 4

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.

Hybork Jump Trooper 3

 

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!

Hybork Jump Trooper 5

Hybork with Powerklaw

28mm, Orks, Uncategorized, Warhammer 40K

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Now the family photo looks like this.

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Hello Sailork!

28mm, Genestealers, Orks, Sculpting, Space Orks, Warhammer 40K

I made this nautically themed Hybork for the Oldhamer Legacy Crew 2015.

His name is Pop-eye the Sailork, credit for his naming go’s to Niibl on the Oldhammer forum.

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Most of him is my sculpt – with the exceptions being the weapons and one hand which came form the Citadel Space Ork ranges.

His armament is deliberately Oldhammeresque, being armed with the original plastic Space Orks chiansword and a 3rd Edition Brian Nelson chainsword.

Project Hybork

28mm, Casting, Orc, Orks, Sculpting, Space Orks, Uncategorized, Warhammer 40K

This is my own sculpting with the hands chopped off and replaced with weapon hands taken from GW Ork plastic kits.

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They are compatible with standard ork/ork fittings and are multi part models with separate legs, arms and heads.

I plan to do a private crowd commissioned casting run for these guys soon, organised via Facebook.  Let me know if you are interested in getting in on the action.

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Tyranid Warrior with Deathspitter

28mm, Genestealers, Warhammer 40K

 

 

Recently painted for the Fantasy 100 Club on the Oldhammer board:

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He is painted in the classic Genestealer colours so that he matches in with the cult guys visually.  The bright green is an excellent spot colour for the predominantly purple and blue scheme.  The eyes are also this green colour (bileious green).
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He is painted in a quick drybrush and ink style for the most part.

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The Armour of the Moon

28mm, Sculpting, Slann, Space Slann, Warhammer 40K, Warhammer Fantasy

Back in March Axoim via the Oldhammer forum came up with the idea of running a challenge where people would paint a single model under a common theme and then the entire collection of figures would be awarded randomly to one of the participants.  The theme was basically a force of multi-racial lawful warriors sworn to seek out and destroy the forces of chaos.  The name for this warband, “The Dogs of Law”.

I duly volunteered to paint up a Slann for this, someone gotta represent for the frog people, can’t have the dry skins getting all the glory!

The simple approach would be to just paint up a suitable Slann model from my collection but being me I can’t just take a simple approach, ideas come and demand expression or they will just bounce around in my head irritatingly for years.  The idea which appealed to me the most was one rooted firmly in proper Warhammer cannon.

Antiriad

Antiriad is a corruption of Anti-Rad suit

The Slann of the Warhammer world are the remnants of a once mighty spacefaring species and so I wanted to create a character which gives a tip of the hat to all that jazz.  There were a couple of notable influences on this, Homer Simpson and the old computer game The Sacred Armour of Antiriad.

In rod we trust

In rod we trust

So that leads to this chap who is based off an old Eagle Warrior from 3rd Edition Warhammer:

Slann Power Suit Conversion

Slann Power Suit Conversion

Side and rear detail

Side and rear detail

“Moixa’remoh was once a humble servant of the Temple of the Moon at a time when the temple was set upon by raiders, devoted to the chaos god Tzeentch. During the course of the battle a great miscast of magical energies by the chaotic sorcerers directed at the temple had the curious effect of reactivating the warp reactor of an artefact of incalculable age.  As a high Slann artefact, it was much more than a mere machine.  The suit was symbiotic,  autonomous and intelligent and aware of the impending threat.  It reached out to the closest Slann mind, the mind of the servant Moixa’remoh who was drawn to it, and into it, bonding with the spirit of the suit.  A new prime operational directive was instated, enforce order, annihilate chaos…”

The Armour of the Moon

The Armour of the Moon

The colour choice for this one was to be more or less limited to olive and bone.  I wanted the suit to look ancient so I used a good deal of weathering on it with the exception of the mysterious glowing green weapons, the gold visor and the edge where the visor would have been clamped shut for aeons.

Rear details

Rear details

Right side

Right side

Left side

Left side

Elevation

Elevation

It is a space suit after all :)

It is a space suit after all 🙂

Now don’t forget who’s planet this is!

Halflequin

28mm, Halfling, Sculpting, Small People, Warhammer 40K

Finally finished the Halflequin paint job, huzzah!  This model took a fair bit of effort to get it to this level of finish but I think you may agree that the concept is worth the effort.  I think that I have managed to incorporate the Foundry colours nicely on the model which was the only colour constraint I set myself on this project.

This is a cool little sculpt that was a pleasure to hack up and remodel into this fun little guy.

Thanks for sculpting him Kev Adams!

The Halflequin

A Halflequin

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Halflequin_03

Halflequin_04

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And how small is this small person you may ask? Well he is this small.

And how small is this small person you may ask? This small.

Halflequin Conversion

28mm, Sculpting, Warhammer 40K

This year at BOYL attendees got one of these models sculpted by Kev Adams.  This is a lovely limited edition model with bags of character and charm.

Boyldrick's original green by Kev Adams

Boyldrick’s original green by Kev Adams

When I got my copy of it and had a good look at it my brain immediately gravitated to the most novel and cool thing I could think of to do with it, which was to convert it into a character from the 40K universe.  This guy represents an illuminated ratling who hangs out with the Eldar Harlequins and runs the catering at any functions or events taking place in The Black Libray.

Halflequin FTW!

Halflequin FTW!

 

Good old limited edition models.  Best to chop these up as soon as you get them, the longer you leave the butchering the more morally outrageous it becomes ;).  This was a pretty complex conversion as they go what with the Harlequins kiss and all but worth the time spent I feel.  I have chosen to incorporate the original model’s hand over the easier option of using a hand from another model – mustn’t pollute the Kevness of the sculpt too much.  There is a tube from the bottom of the “mask” running underneath the hood, a gemstone on the belt sculpted on the front.  Pistol is from the vulnerably old Eldar weapons sprue.

This Halflequin has all the techno-trappings of his Eldar friends

This Halflequin has all the techno-trappings of his Eldar friends

On the back I sculpted on a Harlequin style backpack as well as that towel looking thing that Harleyquins keep handy on their belts for some inscrutable reason.

Next I need to work on the base for this chap.  I plan to incorporate the base with the “OLDHAMMER” and “2014” into the base for the model.  I think I can make that work, yeah no hassle!

 

All in all I am pleased with how this chap came out, I am sure it will be a pleasure getting some paint on him.  I freely admit that I always loved painting the Harleys.  The background for them and the associated models encourage you to get out of your comfort zone with the painting, that’s for sure.  Not exactly sure what he will end up looking like but I plan to go with the Foundry colours.