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.
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!
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).
He is painted in a quick drybrush and ink style for the most part.
Rogue Trader Genestealers have always been a firm favorite of mine. Here are some snaps of the cult I will be working on over the coming months.
The Patriarch is WIP as I never got around to finishing off his paint job. I don’t have any truck with the modern Stealer design and so I didn’t want to use the Broodlord from GW thus I roll’d me own by filing down 2 stealers and joining the legs together to make big thick ones. The arms are built up from the existing arms using green stuff. The head likewise although you could probably find a suitable head from another Tyranid if sculpting is not your forte. I may re-do him at some stage as he needs a little work, then again I may not.
This cult will most likely be soon selling its souls to Slannesh that she might grant them some time on the project workbench. I love the background mash that is chaos genestealer cults. Freaky freaky Rogue Trader goodness. I might even get around to modeling a genestealer with a boob job. Expect some heretical nonsense to follow. I won’t be trying to use this army as a “counts as” list because the most recent versions of 40k can stick their square heads up their own bottoms for all I care. This is important as I will not be trying to make up units of ‘Ardboyz or other such constraining behaviour which I see in most other peoples efforts at cult forces.