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Slow and steady wins the race, right? I must be winning something!
I’ve put in about 5 hours over the last two weeks with a bunch of piddly stuff on the stormboyz. straps and buckles, control boxes, and a couple of weapons. I find that I’ve got the NMM for small and round things down pretty good. The larger, flat open spaces need a bit of work. Here’s some detail shots before I did the reds and hoses for the weapons on four of them – the ones with the under-slung sluggas.
Getting a little better at where to put the white highlights and how much – hands are still a little shakey though.
And at the end of the night, a little conga line left and right. I still have the bolt on spike/blades on the one to finish and I’ll call these four done for now. I’ll move on to the other six stormboyz and do their weapons as they’re all pretty much the same combos of knives and sluggas. Then I’ll go through and do all the shoulderpads. After all that I get to figure out what to do with all the rokket packs!
I also wanted to introduce you to my painting buddy. His name is Rowdy and he lives up to every letter in his name. When he’s not raising hell around the house, he’s the cutest damn thing. Whenever I do my modeling, whether painting or creating stuff, he always parks himself within a couple of feet of me and sleeps. Never in my lap, always a short step away. He gives me a good excuse to wake him up every once in a while to take a break from whatever I’m doing. I know, he looks a bit strange here but he does this all the time. Not just lying on his back all stretched out but craning only his neck up and looking at you weird like this. I see it every morning while I’m ironing my clothes for work.
Rowdy’s wierd too.
It will probably be while before my next post again as my wife and I close on our new house (yay!) on Monday. Two weeks, at least. Under three if I can get enough stuff done and my painting hutch unpacked sooner rather than later. We’ll see.
Slow progressd on the stormboyz, but progress none the less. I decided since I was using these to waste time until we move into the new house (which we got – probably another 30+ days before move in) I was going to use these to test and push myself. I want to try using a totally NNM technique – no metallic paints. We’ll see how it goes.
The only thing I got done this week was the boots. As with all of the new ork models, the details are incredible and finely done. Since it’s hard to shoot these due to angle and lighting, I’ll just post a few of them…
And I picked up a little bit of usefulness at the local thrift store today…
It’s a bit larger than the Forgeworld Gargantuan Squiggoth but I’m going to make this guy work. Much cheaper!!!
Selling a house (selling it well, anyway) is hard work! Whew! Anyone know of anyone in the central Minnesota area in need of a nice 5 bedroom rambler with a lot of party space?
Anyway, I still have some painting I can do while everything else is packed. A neat bonus is if I finish the stormboyz before the house sells, I’ve got a Forgeworld Bikerboss coming that should help fill in the time til then. 🙂 On to what I am working on though – stormboyz!
I’ve spent a bit of time over the last week or so (more than usual because of the house selling thing) and really didn’t post anything because they were short sessions that really didn’t show much difference. Now the new pics actually look a bit advanced from the old ones.
I’ve completed the clothing (blue to match Zagstruk, not because he’s a Deffskull), the leather straps and the fur trim on the ones that have it. A problem with taking pics of this work is most of it is only seen from the underneath so showing a regular front-on shot of the mob doesn’t really show much. I’ve picked a couple to show the general level of work I’m doing here.
They’re a little better than my standard boyz as I’m using these guys to kill time – I might as well spend a little of it doing a slightly better job. I’m at the point now where I can’t really assembly line paint the same things on all of the models so it’s ‘pick one and finish it’ and repeat. Then off to the rokket packs!
Well. just about everything in the house is packed and it’s all staged and ready for showing at any time. Let’s hope it sells sooner rather than later!
I was smart enough to leave myself something to do if I got a chance. Ten stormboyz and two mekboyz are all I’ve got to work on until either this house sells or someone buys the other house first and we all unpack. Took some time to start the skin and wrapped that up tonight. Nothing big but something to keep the Waaagh! growing in the meantime.
On another note: work on the bommer will be temporarily halted.
Now that you’re all done shouting… An exceptional opportunity for the missus and I to buy a different house has come up and things need to move quickly so the hobby room is getting packed up so the house shows better, which usually equates to a quicker sell. We’ve done this before so it’s nothing new for us, just a lot of work in a short time. Getting into the new house should be a relatively short process too. We’re figuring somewhere between Halloween and Thanksgiving we should be in the new house. Christmas at the latest but we hope not ’cause I HATE moving in the winter in Minnesota.
The paint hutch will still be in the house so I’ll be painting on occasion but don’t expect much in the way of updates for a while.
OK, I did it, I added more guns. Wasn’t sure how I was going to finish off the chin so I decided to add more dakka! Too much? Naw…
And Thanks to Harkon Greywolf for his patented lascannon barrel conversion – looted with pride!
So now I get to finish off the plating on the nose and move on to the big shootas down the flanks. Moar dakka!
Finished the Deff Arsenal. Pics.
It may look a little sparse yet but don’t worry, all “plain” areas will receive due treatment before it’s over.
I’ll do some of the plating around the nose and do whatever it is I decide to do with the chin (not sure yet – maybe more guns…) Then I’ll move on to the big shootas down the side and then the landing gear bay covers.
More Deff Arsenal work today. Not 100% there but close. Got the nose guns and rokkets finished, now working on filling in the sides with various armaments. Just pics, not a lot of words. Dakka dakka dakka.
Doesn’t look like much but spent some time working on the deff arsenal tonight. I detailed up the interior space in the nose tonight and finished off the gun receivers that “should” extend back into the fuselage of the plane.
Things seem a bit open and unfinished in this space and that’s because it is. Now that the main two kannons are finished I’ll be adding some big shootas to the sides and then moving to the rokkets in the nose and the rest of the weapons that will be attached to the sides of the nose. Lots and lots of fun!