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

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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“Da Red Ferret” – Shadowtrakk

28mm, Da Red Shadowz, Orks, Space Orks, Warhammer 40K

I plan to bring a force of Red Shadowz to BOYL 2014 to take part in some GorkaMorka.  “Da Red Ferret” is a scratch built shadowtrakk taken from my regular ork forces and given a good pimping up for the event.

Da Red Ferret

Da Red Ferret

It now features reinforced armour, reinforced ram, a new engine, a pintle mounted big shoota and a shiny new red paint job.  The red paint was immediately given a large amount or weathering using my newly acquired rust and corrosion Games Workshop technical paints.

If the orks with the leather fetish don't kill you the tetanus might!

If the orks with the leather fetish don’t kill you the tetanus might!

The Red Ferret is inspired by the Action Force Hyena.  I was certainly torn between going for a cleaner toy like style of painting and weathering the shit out of it using my new technical paints…needless to say the new paints won out.

Hyena + Red Jackal

Hyena + Red Jackal

The pintle mounted gun has been magnetised for easy transport and interchangeability with other weapons if the whimsy takes me to make a rocket launcher option.  There is plenty of space to fit a couple of models into this vehicle which while not necessary, is a useful feature for immersive GorkaMorka play.

Zardork and the Black Major crewing Da Ferret

Zardork and the Black Major crewing Da Ferret

Decals are all hand painted and then ruined with overzealous weathering for that authentic orky feel.

Zardork

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

Zardoz (1974)  is one of those movies that burned itself into my mind as a kid and it is not difficult to imagine why with imagery like this…

 

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…Sean Connery in a wedding dress, yes indeed.

Expurgation of something like this from my mind calls for my calls for some Warhammer 40,000 catharsis.

 

ZARDORK

ZARDORK

Zardork has been built using the Savage Orc plastics from Games Workshop.  The base is a (edit, thanks Cheetor)30mm round base from EM4 miniatures and was kindly donated by Cheetor over at Sho3box, cheers dude!  The 30mm is a good fit for the wide stances of some of the models from the kit.  I hacked off any extraneous details from the model, reposed it and then did some green stuff sculpting to get him to look like Sean Connery in one of the most bizzare costumes in cinema history.  The gun is from the plastic Necromunda Goliath gangers in case you were wondering.

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He is wearing a big ass ring which although not in the image above is from the movie none the less.  You will just have to watch the bugger if you want to know what that is about, perhaps more than once!  The ring is real plastic, just like the movie.

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A WIP of the build:

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He took me a fair while to make, but I think he was worth the effort.  Naturally now I feel the need to make an orky version of one of these for him to ride around in:

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…and I’m spent. 😉

Blood for Da Baron

28mm, Da Red Shadowz, Orks, Space Orks, Warhammer 40K

Test model for a future force of Orks…Da Red Shadowz.

 

Red Shadow Ork

Red Shadow Ork

The Red Shadows were the main bad guys in the Action Force comics when I were a lad, and the uniform always made an impression.

The Red Shadows toys

The Red Shadows toys

 

The toys were made from the same moulds as for Wermacht infantry with a change of head and thus they are relatively easy to convert from any german uniformed model.  Luckily enough Games Workshop used to make an ork stormboy dressed in a Wermacht uniform, I doubt they will ever make models like these ever again.

Un-politically correct stormboys

Un-politically correct stormboys

Various people have done conversions like this one, and the best ones I am aware of are at: http://actionforcevsredshadows.blogspot.ie/

To my knowledge I am the first one to attempt to marry the GW model with the Red Shadows conversion idea.  Here are a couple of more angles.

Side view showing green stuff work to make sleeves with cuffs from 2nd Editon GW Ork arms

Side view showing green stuff work to make sleeves with cuffs from 2nd Editon GW Ork arms

I have avoided to use of hilights here, just a simple ink wash for some definition, as I want to carry over the look from the toys.

The face mask is flat and devoid of detail, the eyes are simply painted on, just like the toys

The face mask is flat and devoid of detail, the eyes are simply painted on, just like the toys

I just painted the attachment point for the jump pack black like a backpack. I could add a skull and crossbones to this later…perhaps.

Rear view showing the attachment point for a jump pack

Rear view showing the attachment point for a jump pack

I will do at least another 4 of these fellows, and a halftrack.  I will use the Nob from the stormboyz above to represent the Black Major.  No doubt I will inevitably get around to doing the other toys from the range.

Imperial Ork

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

I have been a little lazy on the posting front of late, but rest assured loyal readers that I have not been idle!   Here is a little creation I have wanted to do for more years than I can care to remember.  Presenting the proto-Imperial Ork:

 

Imperial Ork

Imperial Ork

Imperial Ork - rear detail

Imperial Ork – rear detail

Imperial Ork beside Imperial Guardsman

Imperial Ork beside Imperial Guardsman

Imperial Ork - without the shoota

Imperial Ork – without the shoota

 

The 1989th - valuing diversity and the violence it empowers

The 1989th – valuing diversity and the violence it empowers

More ass shots

More ass shots

And from the side

And from the side

Now this is very much still a work in progress, as there is a good bit more work to do before I consider the project a success.  The parts are designed to be compatible with the “Standard Orkoid Template” (SOT) as I may see fit to actually cast them up for a  small number of interested parties – can’t see much demand for them myself, it’s a pretty specialized concept.  Obviously the face is a GW part and will be replaced by a suitable Ork mug of my own devising and the arms and legs will get a more appropriately uniformed look.  But compatibility with other ranges is key here, creativity to the modeler and painter must be afforded in the design, and some people will prefer the “Rico’s Roughnecks” look of this bare armed guy – he does look badass!  I am looking forward to creating more bits and bobs for these chaps.  They have some serious Rough Rider potential so expect to see one with an Aussie style cowboy hat.  Goggles will pretty much be de rigeur for these boyz. but expect some variation in goggle design largely because I love sculpting goggles – blame World of Warcraft for that.

Unpainted glory front

Unpainted glory front

Unpainted glory rear

Unpainted glory rear

The greens look like this at the moment:

 

Torso Front

Torso Front

Legs Rear

Legs Rear

Legs Front

Legs Front

Torso Rear

Torso Rear

 

Greens showing helmet

Greens showing helmet

Of course the other thing they need are some suitable kustom laser guns – the human versions are far too weedy and safe for these guys.

Skeletork

Fantasy, He-Ork and da Mastorks of da Yooniverse, Orks, Space Orks

After a weekends gaming shenanigans with Cheetor the painting muse was in effect.  At these sorts of events we inevitably get around to talking about some pretty esoteric project ideas and I usually don’t follow up on any of them…..usually….

Eternia's greatest humanitarian

YOU FOOL! Eternia’s greatest humanitarian

I first noticed the savage ork kit used for conversions on Mr. Saturday’s Mumblings where he used it to great effect building Fimir.  It was not until last weekend that the idea of kitbashing up a Skeletork with it came about.

Basic components

Basic components consist of a savage ork body, a jaw from a savage ork head, plastic ork skull and green stuff

This is the first stage of green stuffing

This is the first stage of green stuffing

2nd Stage of green stuffing, finishing the hood

Second stage of green stuffing, finishing the hood

I need a not-Panthor....I shall name her Pantrix

I need a not-Panthor….I shall name her Pantrix

Rear view of 2nd stage of green stuffing

Rear view of 2nd stage of green stuffing

Basic colours blocked in

Basic colours blocked in

Gratuitous ass shot...

Gratuitous ass shot…

So as you can see the savage ork kit has proved to be an excellent kit for projects set in Orkternia.  Below you can see the completed model.  Skeletork is a very versatile figure and he should expect to see service as a Wierdboy Warphead, Savage Ork Shamman, Chaos Sorcerer, Necromancer…..just about anything I can shoe horn him into.

I will have to add some accessories to him before he is truly completed.  He is just not right without that ram head staff thing.  I will make one and magnetise it to the model later when I have a little more time!

CURSE YOU HEEEEE-ORK!

CURSE YOU HEEEEE-ORK!

Skeletork's chiseled buttocks

Skeletork’s eye catching chiseled buttocks

There are more Orkternians that will be added to this modellers Yooniverse in time.  Please leave suggestions in the post box below (and I will ignore them FOOL).

 

Skeletor expounds his views on what Oldhammer is really about

Skeletor expounds his views on what Oldhammer is really about