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Yeah, I know, the Ork puns will eventually dry out. But hey; enjoy it while it lasts!

So… What have I been up to? Well, mostly painting Ork boyz! I’ve recently rediscovered the enjoyment of painting, mostly due to the wonderful character that these models possess. I present for your viewing pleasure, one work in progress boy and three from my previous batch of 20… In my opinion, the hooded Warhammer Orc head works well with the Bad Moon theme…

The painting is simple, shade, basecoat and one highlight – and as little paint mixing as possible. My trick last time was using the The Army Painter’s dip, but this time I am going dip free – my latest obsession are the Citadel Washes. While I decry the decision to drop the inks completely, the washes are a helpful tool – rendering the use of my Vallejo glaze mix redundant in all but the most specialised of cases.

Ok, ok, I know that they haven’t got any arms… They will eventually be Shoota Boyz, and when assembling them I decided that it would be easier to paint the arms and guns separately (they’re not as helpful as Space Marine plastics, but then they’re not a bunch of pansies either…) but underestimated the logistical problems of sticking them together afterwards… This has been impounded by my accidental alteration of the skin mix on the second batch (well I am only getting 4-5 hours of sleep a night…) so will require me to be extra careful!

Well, by the time of the gaming weekend (well for me, anyway) I should have 40 Boyz assembled and painted, with a Warboss, 3 Mega Armoured Nobz and 3 Killa Kanz undercoated and ready for action…

In the pipeline is still my Warboss conversion, a Deff Dread, Shokk Attack Gun, a Battlewagon, Flash Gitz and yet more troops… This army is now my official long term project of 2009… If all goes well: Apocalypse Christmas 2009 anyone?

Waaaaagh Gitzmasha is coming…

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… Well… Perhaps in the USA but now in the world of my painting!

My wonderous green horde is a) still grey and b) refusing to move from their sprues… So while they’re in this wonderous state, I’m putting out a call: I’m after as many hooded Orc heads from the Warhammer Orc regiment sprue as possible (they tend to be the one no-one uses!) to get that the wonderful Bad Moon look… Support the Orks!

And yes… There will be pictures once I get a weekend to myself and can get stuff assembled – watch this space!

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Think Green

After having a long break from painting and war gaming I thought it was time for a change from the dwarfs. And with all the talk of climate change I thought I should do my bit to help out and go green. So with that in mind I got to work and planned out a green army, well, green skinned army to be more accurate. So at the moment I’ve got about 140 models to paint for my new orc horde, which consists of 4 huge units of orcs, along with chariots, boar boyz and a giant to add a bit of extra muscle. I have to admit that I’ve done very little painting for this army as I am currently lacking the inspiration and motivation to paint them but I have managed to paint an orc shaman, a black orc war boss, a chariot and about 10 black orcs.

I then recently heard in the news that petrol prices were beginning to drop so I thought I would take advantage of this and start a Speed Freaks army for 40k. So, I am now in the process of building up bikers and quad bike for my warboss while I put the finishing touches on my 1500pt army list. So far I’ve gone for bikes, boyz and of course their ever so trusty vehicles for the boyz to ride in. So for the next few months I am going to be bogged down painting even more green skin, while building so funky vehicles.

My main problem is going to be finding a fast and effective way of painting the skin, as the models I’ve painted for my fantasy orc horde have had up to seven different shades of green, which to be fair has worked out nicely but it has taken quite a bit of time to do, along with quite a bit of my depleting level of sanity.

When the weather brightens up a bit I will try and take some photos of what I’ve painted or built so far to serve as evidence that I am still alive, and more importantly, to prove that I am still building and painting an army.

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