dinsdag 15 juli 2014

Summer Slow Down

Not  much news so far...
I've stripped the old flock off my Meganobz and Warbosses bases, and have glued new basing material on. This means the regular Warbosses are ready for their paint update, they don't strictly need any additional converting. (Not that that's ever stopped me before!)
The Meganobz/Megaboss are a different story...
Prior to rebasing, the Meganobz all got 1mm plasticard shims under their feet, so that when (if?) the new plastic Meganobz arrive the old metal ones won't seem too small by comparison.
I also want to give them 2 shoulders pads, some of them already had a single one. Part because I never really liked the bare, poorly protected shoulders, but also to bulk them out a bit more (again, because of the larger plastic Meganobz).
They will also get proppa bosspoles, all of them. Scratchbuilt ones.

The biker Nobs are still on the modelling table as well, but having all six of them there at the same time seems to be somewhat overwhelming, as I've barely worked on them. Maybe if I just leave one of them there to concentrate on and put the rest away I might get more done on them?

Turning over to my painting table, maybe my efforts there will cheer me up:
The Stompa is still standing proud in his bare primer coat, and it's Grot Riggers are still only semi-painted. Wooo, progress! ....Ahem.

Actually I've been spending my hobby time on other things than building and painting, as both my Codex Orks and Red Waaagh! arrived over the last two weeks, and I'm busy reading and digesting those.
Much more pleasant sitting in the garden with a cool drink and a book than sitting in my hot hobby den bent over tiny parts slipping through sweaty fingers...
In fact, I've been selecting being outside over hobbying quite regularly lately. The "curse" of summer, I guess.

dinsdag 1 juli 2014

What is green, canned and potentially very bad for you?

Well, this little fella is!

I present to you: Kneecappa, the favorite Grot servant of Morgrub Nazblitz, da Flash Dregga, Warlord of Waaagh Nazblitz. Warlord Morgrub is so fond of Kneecappa that he has even gifted him with his own grot-sized mega armour.
He is built from plasticard, using the template originally designed by Drabber over on the-waaagh.com, and greenstuff for the grot's arms, legs, rear torso and head. As well as various bits and bobs and wires from the bits box.
I started building him before GW ever released plastic grots. If I were to build another, I'd simply use an extra plastic grot head, instead of making a greenstuff mold of a metal grot noggin.
Ruleswise, he'll count as my Warboss' Attack squig.
I know scratchbuilding and painting his was a lot of work for a simple 15pt upgrade, but the main point was the fun of the build and the silliness of having a grot in mega armour. As a bonus, he neatly explains why a mere "squig" would provide an extra power klaw attack, as well a being able to survive the amount of damage that gets thrown at a megaboss...

It's dark out now, but I should really try to get a size comparison pic with him next to an Ork Boy and a Meganob. He's only half a head taller than a normal Grot.