I have a couple of rules when it comes to the hobby, one of them and a key one is never be put off by a good idea!
Ok so you’ve only just started again or you don’t think ya minis are as good as Warlord 22 on Dakka Dakka or on cool mini…. well you need to put that out of ya mind. Every hobbyist is his worst critic, I know I am.
Remember few of us started out great and we all learn at different speeds. I loved the “HUGE” harlequin that may have had photos on here a while back and I’m sure a lot of you guys looked at it went “WOW THATS EPIC !!” well guess what ya can do it, it just takes time and practise, if ya haven’t tried doing pin stripping how are ya going to know ya can’t do it?
When I’m sitting in my workshop with 80 arms 50 heads and 71 legs I try to imagine what my dream mini would be in this situation… now granted I don’t end up with the dream mini every time. This is partly due to the fact there not alive and don’t always answer me back when I’m talking to them,however most of the time I capture part of the scene ive built in my head. It’s only through advancing my skill set that I’m going to capture those moments further.
So it is my intention to update my small section of the guest blog ever day this week with a series of things I’ve been working on over the last few weeks. First as I have them on the desk and the camera’s right next to me. ORKS!!!! WAAAGGGGHHHHHH!!!!! DAKKA DAKKA WHOOOOSH ZOOOOOM BANG!!!
appear to have shown my true colours there…. so I wanted to restart my Ork’s, and I wanted to paint them to a high standard for a league that I take part in in my local area.
Now the theme to me was obvious it was going to be junk! That’s right my Ork’s are junkies they just can’t get enough of it, they don’t care if it’s elder junk imperial junk or if it’s less junk and more technology they’ll have it. I wanted each vehicle to be either converted from something else or for it to have a real thick junk feel to it. The basic Ork was going to be built using the Kommando kits from forge world they give the right feel for the lads.
Below the basic lad with Slugga and Choppa
Then I started Trukks… Zoom, FASTER FASTER FASTER! …so yeah err… anyway I want each trukk in this army to look different and I don’t want them to look like the trukk on the box I want them to look individual. So when I started building them I wanted to work on a job for each one, what on the Emperors belly button could trucks do other then carry orks around….?
They can carry guns and junk to the orks who are already there!
Trukk One – Ok so I went simple on this one I wanted a pile of junk. As you can see we have some guns, artillery shell casing, bombs, oh yeah and a really expensive clock…. well you know Orks are nothing if not flash (find the joke)
Trukk Two – So I said I wanted them different but to keep the theme and the style of Trukk with the Low profile. So I went with a little more bomb loader look.
Trukk three – Ok so number three is still a little work in progress. Used the forge world half track, now I would call myself an experienced hobbyist, but I still had a nightmare of a time with this kit, I was either tired or it was just a little warped in a few places so I had to do a lot of fiddling around with it to make it all work, the engine really didn’t want to look like an engine..
Tommorow HQ and other assorted Ork items.