Morkagorka and Strawberry – converted for playing at BOYL in The Great Ash Wastes race 2019. Hope to see you there :)!
Working on some Blood Axe boyz recently I couldn’t resist using some of the classic Space Ork plastic heads.
These are literally some of the first models I bought at the beginning of the 1990’s when getting into all this jazz.
It’s great value, giving the budding modeler and painter 36 test subjects to paint to a PRO-PAINTED standard. It was great as you got lots of weapons and shoulder pads and equipment to personalize them.
And here they are in all their glory with the studio paint jobs, and they looked pretty damn cool to the eyes of 13 year old me!
So I took some of those old heads and the shoulder pads and so we have…..
They are part of a larger unit of 10 Blood Axe boyz, which will feature in the army I plan to play some new 40k with later in the year.
Presenting my Slannesh cultists – at least the ones that I have finished anyway.
I wanted to do this for a looooong time, so it was great to finally get to them. These are chaos sorcerers with some high tech weapons attached to they can have some fun in the far future.
They are super nice guys and naturally they are now wearing their last victims.
Before you commit to the life of a cenobite, why not try out the lifestyle in the Cult Militant. See if you have a vocation for sociopathic ultraviolence.
The Classic set of Citadel Slanneshi Daemons are perfect for small skirmish games.
I had to do some conversion work on the Greater Daemon, she is really a composite of a couple of greater daemons rather than a stock model. I sculpted the rearmost leg from Green Stuff.
This rouge psyker invariably accompanies this warband. He is a classic armless metal Bratt model from Confrontation. I have used the Soldiers of the Empire set to add the arms. The force rod is simply a halberd cut strategically and carefully filed to flat ends.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
This is my own sculpting with the hands chopped off and replaced with weapon hands taken from GW Ork plastic kits.
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.