Friday, 27 July 2018

Orkifying The Super Heavy Pt 5 (plus some Praetorians)

That's the Blood Axe Baneblade complete with the addition of a forward Grot spotter.

Finally, some actual Praetorians.  This team will be the last of the four squads attached to the Stormlord.  They have been based and are ready to go.  All I'm waiting for now is a break in the rain that seems to have started this morning.

Wednesday, 25 July 2018

Orkifying The Super Heavy Pt 4

Boltgun Metal (Leadbelcher in new money) for the weapons along with blue for the glyphs and hey ho, Looted Super Heavy is complete.


Tuesday, 24 July 2018

Orkifying The Super Heavy Pt 3

Fun with blu tac and paint sprays.  This time it's black undercoat and Army Painter's Dragon Red.

Monday, 23 July 2018

Orkifying The Super Heavy Pt 2

I decided on some extra changes overnight.

I removed the majority of the Demolisher mount and added two shooter barrels from a Bomma kit.  This is now the hull Heavy Bolter equivalent.  For a Demolisher I used the Lobba weapon from the Battlewagon upgrade frame.

The turret received a spare Stikkbomb Chukka with a fuel barrel and ladder added to the hull.

Sunday, 22 July 2018

Orkifying The Super Heavy Pt 1

In preparation for the new Waaaagh!, I've begun the process of suitably Blood Axeing the 3D pront Baneblade.  Using a spare turret from the other model I picked up on eBay, I've added the Stompa Commander and a Bomma Grot Gunner into the cupolas and added the Battlewagon upgrade Kannon as the main armament.

I've also removed the heavy bolters from the sponson and added a left over Kan heavy flamer/ Scorcha and used two Cadian flamethrower nozzles on the other side.

More to follow...

Friday, 20 July 2018

3D Printed Baneblade Wannabe

As mentioned in a previous post, I'm in the fortunate position of having too much time on my hands.  This leads to eBay surfing and this purchase that arrived today. It's not particularly great quality but the turret will probably be removed and end up as the top gun for the Leviathan project.  I have a mind to Orkify the chassis and transplant on a Battlewagon turret. Who knows?  The upcoming Ork codex may have looted wagons back!

Thursday, 19 July 2018

New Blood Axe Pith Helmet Mob and Potential Kill Team

Considering the massive market for alternate Orks and Ork bits to add to GW models, I'm surprised no-one has gone for a pith helmet option.  Maybe WWII German Orks are more popular.

Taking advantage of the next best thing, being Curious Constructs pith helmet Ogres, I have started on a Blood Axe mob who were obviously impressed by the way the Praetorians died at Big Toof River!

Taking clippers and files to the helmets, I've hollowed out enough for them to fit on Ork heads.  I just need to order some more from the Kirton Games store as I only have seven at present.  Additionally, I need to wait for a week to check out the full Kill Team rules.  This Mob may be upgraded to Kommando status.

Sunday, 15 July 2018

Stripping The New Purchase

A small amount of work on the Superheavy Chassis today.  I've stripped off most of the fixings the original builder added such as the turret with the converted weapon mount and the command post type are at the rear.

By ripping off the plastic card and parts from the turret, I found the actual Baneblade turret underneath.  I just need to find a bits seller with the cannon to go with it so. that the mount can take pride of place on the top of the Leviathan.

Saturday, 14 July 2018

One Person's Dead In The Water Project = My Gain Part One

You find the strangest things on eBay.

This beast is a modeller's attempt to throw two Baneblade models together to create some kind of big Stormlord/ Gorgon monstrosity.

Now, I have been tempted to create a Leviathan conversion so for the princely sum of £40.00, I have a flying start on the track/ undercarriage for the model.

This will be a slow time build but I have foamboard left over from the Donkey Sanctuary project so I can put together a rough frame ready to be overlaid with styrene sheets and detailing.

Wait until my other daft purchase turns up.  Someone's self printed Baneblade!

An Imperial Guard Catch Up Day

A bit of darting between tasks today.

Time to finish off some of the Curious Constructs gunners, a new wheeled Taurox for the Greenjacket veterans and the finishing touches on the Nobles squad.

Thursday, 12 July 2018

Those Sunny Days Out Are Getting In The Way

Time to go the record, once more, about how much of a crap hole I find the South West!!!!

Nothing to see, or do, especially when you get there early before the crowds and take full advantage of the fact that most people are waiting for the school holidays to start.

In the meantime, I am finding that hobby progress has slowed but progress is being made.

The squad and an Officer for the Ventrillian Nobles.