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Stormstealer Mob

Posted in 28mm, Genestealers, Hybork, Space Orks, Warhammer 40K on February 9, 2017 by theottovonbismark

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

 

 

Stormstealer

Posted in 28mm, Genestealers, Orks, Space Orks, Warhammer 40K on January 4, 2017 by theottovonbismark

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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

Posted in 28mm, Genestealers, Orks, Sculpting, Space Orks, Warhammer 40K with tags , on December 10, 2015 by theottovonbismark

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

Posted in 28mm, Casting, Orc, Orks, Sculpting, Space Orks, Uncategorized, Warhammer 40K with tags , , , , on November 17, 2015 by theottovonbismark

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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The Sweedork Chef

Posted in 28mm, Orc, Orks, Space Orks with tags , on September 18, 2015 by theottovonbismark

Made this chap for an upcoming game of Brewhouse Bash with Mr. Saturday and Cheetor.  Savage Orc plastics is the base for this orkification of the popular Muppet Show character.

The Sweedork Chef

The Sweedork Chef

The Sweedork Chef Left

The Sweedork Chef Rear

The Sweedork Chef Right

“Da Red Ferret” – Shadowtrakk

Posted in 28mm, Da Red Shadowz, Orks, Space Orks, Warhammer 40K with tags on July 28, 2014 by theottovonbismark

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

Posted in 28mm, Orks, Sculpting, Space Orks, Uncategorized, Warhammer 40K with tags , on May 27, 2014 by theottovonbismark

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. 😉