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,