Bad Moons Tribe project: I missed Orktober….

Damn, I missed the opportunity to do Orktober stuff this month! But never fear, I always have a plan…….even though it’s the last day of the month. Today I present my weirdest kitbash and my new centrepiece for my Bad Moons project, a Warboss in Mega armour.

Using a neglected Warjack from Warmachine, I made a kustom Ork model using all manner of bitz to create my own Warboss. I like his assistant who’s perched on the Warboss’s shoulder, like a mutant human that looks like an small Ork.

Finally after a year of acquiring this lot of classic Gretchins, I’ve painted a batch of twenty little green Hitchers all today! Talk about motivation!

That’s it from me for today. Got loads of stuff to do with drafting more blog content, it never seems to end lately!

Until next time,

-Bjorn

Back in yellow, da Bad Moons are back in Mek Town!

I’ve been very busy lately with life, projects and blog post draft work, so much to do but so little time to post stuff.

A couple of weeks ago I’ve been getting back into some hobby work after couple of days off from Yorkshire, a great place to unwind and be inspired by its people, culture and abundance of nature. I feel refreshed from not breathing constant pollution from where I am, and strangely I’m more positive thinking when I was at Yorkshire.

Last the week before I posted a short none descriptive post on my WIP Gorkamorka warband built entirely on neglected Skaven models. It’s a weird idea, but it’s gotten a lot of attention for that reason. Because I’m never going to get my Stormvermin and my left over Clanrats painted (not all of them, probably another unit of Clanrats will be painted as my third and last), I thought I’d get my warpstone cap on and do what any kitbashing blogger would do. Go nuts, go wild, go creative and go…….Skaveny?

I’m still working on the project as a small side thing whilst I’m working on the bigger projects, giving me an in between break from churning out new painted units. The Stormvermin with the Ork guns will be changed as they looked odd compared to the rest, even though I was going for the mutant rat theme for this side project. A follower of my blog commented to say the big armed Skaven gunners looked out of place, which I can agree with now that I’m giving it a second thought.

Funny thing was, originally all of the Stormvermin has Ork bitz for arms like axes, sluggas and chainsword, it was only after I changed a few with American Revolution parts by Warlord, that I liked the look of the warband more now that the arms were in the right proportion.

Then this project reminded me of another project I did, my Bad Moons Ork project. A nearly completed project that only needed a few more models to slot into the Patrol Detachment that I’ve been building for over a year now.

Finally, the final part of this project has commenced as I’ve got the Build+ Paint Ork set!

This set contains an Ork Warboss, 5x Nobs, 2x heavy gunners, Ork helicopter and some scenic terrain. Just enough to slot into my Warband!

But I’ll be doing some changes like making my Nobs kitbashed into a Flash Gits unit (for heavy fire power), the Warboss will either be kitbashed as a Mek boy/ big boss or a Warboss for another tribe should I ever decide to include another tribe to my Ork collection.

The Ork gunners are yet to be decided on as I don’t have an idea on what they can be used for. Any suggestions or advice?

As for the Ork helicopter I’ve already painted that model since yesterday!

That’s filled my Fast attack slots now with Stormboys and this helicopter, those Red Sunz will be gagging their speed pedals when they see our Bad Moons flying capabilities!

I’ve also got some old Gretchins to paint up too, I got them since last year whilst shopping at a car boot sale. Hopefully I’ll be able to paint them as soon as I’ve got the Ork kit done.

That’s all for today. Any suggestions on what I should make my Ork Gunners be? Post a comment below if your Gork or Mork ideas come to mind.

Until next time,

-Bjorn

Cyber-Grot dogs

Using unused models as something useful, my two Wild West Exodus models were reused as guard dogs for my Big Mek in mega armour! Combining Grot brains (fresh) with scrap automata shells, screw some bolts and plug in some green wires, with a coat of yellow paint and now your a proud owner of two mostly loyal companions!

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Thank you for reading this post. If you have any questions, post a comment below and I’ll reply back as soon as I can. Thanks!

-Bjorn

Rebasing my Orks

With Orktober in full swing now that Speedfreaks is on pre-order, I realised two things this week. 1) I still need to paint my Gretchins, I’ve been too distracted by my AoS project for weeks now. 2) I’ve also realised that some of the Ork kits will be changed to 32mm bases.

Problem is, months ago I was using the old bases which I’ve textured and painted. Now I’ve got to rip all of my Orks off their old bases and put them on 32mm. Great!

However, on the bright side, I can already see the benefits for having my Orks on 32mm bases! After the transfer work was done, I have some points below on my afterthoughts.

  • No more foot over the base, obviously.
  • The Orks look more impressive and dare I say bigger now that they fit nicely on their new bases.
  • Ork HQ look way better with the changes, especially the Painboy, as before his old base made him look less imposing compared to a Primaris Space marine.
  • Bad Moons on 32mm bases beat the other zogging git klans, I’m looking at you especially, Red Sunz!

Here’s how they look now!

Following units re-based: Ork Boyz, Weirdboy, Mek, Nobz, Stormboyz, Painboy, Runtherder and Kommandoz.

Now that I’ve got that side track task done, I can go back to focusing on the Gretchins. Then I can finally add a new Ork Vehicle before finishing the whole project off by getting my hands on the Codex.

It’s gonna be sad to finish this project off, although it’ll end on a natural conclusion as a Patrol detachment, it’s sad that this fun project will end soon. There’s a personal reason why I’ll be sad to finish it, but I’ve mention it before, which I won’t go on about here.

Anyways, I’m freaking excited about Orktober so far! Are you enjoying Orktober so far? What are your plans for Ork stuff this month?

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Thank you for reading this post. If you have any questions, post a comment below and I’ll reply back as soon as I can. Thanks!

-Bjorn

Orktober: Big Mek on Warbike (Bad Moons are Da best!)

To celebrate Orktober, I’ll be posting my offerings to Gork and Mork (or is it Mork and Gork?) with two units of Orky goodness. The first being today’s post on my Big Mek on Warbike, kustombuilt from spare bitz on an old Warbike kit.

Whilst the Dark Elves have been my focus for this month, I intend to at least make some effort to contribute to the month of Orks. I only have a unit or two of Gretchins to paint for my Ork collection before I go on to adding any new units.

Expect to see more from me by next week or by the end of the month, that’s if I can find the little green blighters in time.

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Thank you for reading this post. If you have any questions, post a comment below and I’ll reply back as soon as I can. Thanks!

-Bjorn

[WIP] Semi-scrap-built Gorkanaut part 1

Front (belly of Gork?) section of the Gorkanaut currently being worked on, loosely following the same look as the original GW kit.

Well, this was a thing. I’ve now started my own project on building a Gorkanaut from scratch(ish), using plastic card for the model form, resin studs and GW plastic bitz for decoration. I couldn’t afford to get the official kit because I’ve got other plans for October (Orktober!) and onwards. The only way I was ever going to get my shooty heavy support was by using my creativity to build my own!

So far, I’ve built the main body which is about 65% to 75% completed, there’s just the back of the body to glue and the hood above the head. I’ll then try and find a reasonable circle base to glue the Gorkanaut on (with arms and legs included as well).

I know it looks pretty derpy and silly at the moment, however, once the whole model is constructed and basecoated, fingers crossed it might look more convincing as an Ork built machine. This is my first attempt at constructing something using plastic card with no instructions, so I’ll be very rusty on this attempt.

Anyways, here’s my current progress in photos, enjoy!

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Thank you for reading this post. If you have any questions, post a comment below and I’ll reply back as soon as I can. Thanks!

-Bjorn

Ork Commandos, scratch building plans and a short ramble about Forge World and GW

Ork Commandos, scratch building plans and a short ramble about Forge World and GW

Just a short post today as I’m feeling under the weather at the minute as I’ve caught a nasty cold, strangely. Anyways, today’s post I have four kitbashed Ork Boys who I’ve made into Commandos, using spare bitz to make them look more sneaky and more better equipped as veterans of jungle warfare.

These Ork Boyz were included in the Build+Paint Space Ork Trukk kit, which I was going to added to a second unit of Orks as a unit of 15. However, instead I went and kitbashed then as an elite unit, saves me money compared to buying the resin kits from GW.

My next step is to finish painting my Big Mek on Warbike by tomorrow or the day after, as that model is nearly completed. Then I’ll be doing the final phase of the project by painting an extra x10 Gretchins to my existing unit of x20, followed by a second unit of x30 Gretchins.

After that, I’m gong to wait for the new Codex to be released, as well as seeing if any of the new kits will be worth getting (if the price is justified). Crossing my fingers GW WONT scrap rules for the Big Mek on Bike, but it’s going to happen anyway.

I might start making my own Battlewagon or Ork Stompa from scratch once my Gretchins are done, although that will take some time to plan out as well as materials needed to build these machines. I’ve been reading old WD issues lately which has inspired me to try and do more scratch built models to save more money.

I’m really not interested in buying the official models as they’re too expensive (considering the Stompa used to cost £60 back during its release in 2009). Lately I’ve been very sceptical about GW’s pricing on kits, especially now that most new AoS factions battling units are £30 a box. I’ll elaborate more on my thoughts for another time.

Also I’m not impressed with GW’s *oversea pricing Changes on FW products, after watching MFTOC and Leeky Cheese’s videos on the subject, I feel that GW (Warhammer Community) has yet again been terrible with it’s communication to the consumers. Unless things change for the better for overseas hobbyists, I doubt the community will be forgiving to GW and FW anytime soon.

(*this doesn’t affect me as I live in the U.K., however, I’m not happy with these price increases as I now the hobby has grown to be a world wide community).

Anyways, that’s it for me for today. I’ll be back soon with a new post once I’m feeling better. Until next time!

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Thank you for reading this post. If you have any questions, post a comment below and I’ll reply back as soon as I can. Thanks!

-Bjorn