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15mm Space Orcs: More and more…

4 Apr

Well, I’ll start by wishing all those reading, a happy easter, hope you enjoy your choccy eggs!

I thought I would start todays blog updates with some extra shots of my 15mm space orc army. If you saw the last post, that just detailed what I had finished thus far. This time, I want to show you the rest of the other bits, although some aint finished, I thought it would be a nice touch to see what my force is growing into.

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First you’ll notice the addition of feral goblins, while these fellers are primarily used for my WFB snotlings, I see no reason not to include them in my space orc forces. They’ll just be a vicious mob of skirmishing cannon fodder, designed to tie up more deadly enemy units, while my other units take care of business. I have so many 15mm goblins lying around, I might have to develop a fantasy version of the goblinoid lot.

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Next up is vehicles. These are a work in progress. I’ve got anothe wartruck, based on a toy 4×4 monster truck. I think it’ll be suitably over the top, and a nice fit with the other. Loads of work to do on it before its done.

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Next up is an assault dropship, which is made from allsorts of bits. It did start as another project ages ago, which lay dormant in favour of other things. Fast forward to recent times, I decided to repurpose the original and add more bits (and I’ll probably add more) With these, its starting to feel like an invasion.

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Loads of things to be done on that, but it’ll come together eventually. Bear in mind as well that I have tons of orcs to paint up, drednaughts, runts and bits. Its probably time to think about what I should be doing to put an opposing force together. I do have a not-tyranid-ish force on the back burner, but I think I might have to try either an imperial force or a chaos one…or squats…or genestealer cult..or….!!

 

15mm Space Orc Army: the mob so far…

22 Mar

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Well, I thought I might a well share my progress on my 15mm space orc mob thats finished so far. I still need to get lots more done yet, more mobs of boys including my own lot (from CP models) as well as some GZG ones, more Ogryns, squigs, dreds and vehicles. They’ve ended up quite cool, with a unique feel, which will probably get better when I add the rest.

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I like the GZG orcy types, while not similar to mine, I find that if you paint them all a putrid green, they look fine! Plenty more of these still left to paint and add, although it’ll take some time (I’m not the fastest painter…)

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Vehicles and dredds, all I have done so far is these. I’m aiming for probably two units of three dredds, which will add a fair bit of firepower, plus I’ve got a battle wagon (Warbus) about 50% done, and even a dropship, but that’s going to need more TLC. One Squiggoth should suffice.

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These I’ll be adding loads more of (I have quite a few) again will take time, but so far I’m low on actual orcs, plus they need a banner boy. I’ve got a feeling this army will be huge when I’m done.

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Not sure if I’ll do any more ogryns (might save the others for my imperial guard force) I like them, but they don’t feel savage enough (might need to sculpt some… or convert some fantasy ones)

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The boss and his retinue are made up from the ones from CP that I sculpted, as well as  converted 15mm sci-fi adventurers from them also.

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The gobbos are made up from Magister militum, foundry(?), Pendraken and irregular goblins/orcs. These were just standard fantasy ones, converted with a bit of greenstuff and some neat MJ figures 15mm guns. I still have a few left to finish, including a shit shoveller. Out of everything here, I think I enjoyed these the most. Plenty of character, so I reckon I’ll have to do a big horde of these. I might even use my snotling bases with them (which are also made up from a variety of manufacturers of 10 & 15mm goblins) to add some feral types as fodder (they are based as the 40 x 40 swarms as per WFB, but it shouldn’t matter.) I’ve gotta get some of the Ion age ones yet, as I’m loving the really individual nature of this army.

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Squigs are a combo of my own from CP, Pendraken Squoggler, and a great classic GW Kev Adams one to give them a truly RT feel. The herder is a converted Pendraken night orc (now carrying a small squig) To add to this section, there are quite a few more squogglers to paint up (even so they are supposed to be 10mm, they fit great here) and a load of CP carnosaurs (looking fine as large blind cave squigs) not to mention my own, might even add a few old GW ones as well.

I’m in sculpting mode presently, so they are all going to have to wait. Maybe I’ll have to make those other orc troop types I’ve been thinking of…

 

Wargaming Aspirations for 2015 (better late than never…)

1 Feb

It’s not often that I have the time or concentration lately to consider my gaming aspirations for the new year ahead. Still, there are shed loads of random ideas knocking around in my skull, that may or may not come to fruition in the next 12 months, one can still dream on.

I thought I’d share a few while I have a spare hour to kill at the moment, as with life, I might not get the opportunity to blog it when it’s more appropriate than this month. (Well, it’s still the beginning of the year, sort of..)

2015 is the Year of…Co-operation

I’d like to think that 2015 might be a good time to brainstorm some more complex ideas, stuff that I might find difficult to get into gear by my lonesome. Generally, at the best of times, my ideas can be a little surreal or insane, so getting others to steer me in the best direction is something I always consider. The ability to bounce ideas around with others is great, and other people’s take on stuff can be refreshing and bring a new level of detail to boost sometimes stagnant thoughts. I am a team player and while I enjoy being credited for the things I do, I think it’s just as good, if not better to get achievements working alongside others. Much more can be done, things of a higher magnitude than by oneself. There are quite a few individuals that I am thinking of as I write this, so guys, if your reading this, you’ll know what I’m talking about. Hell, I’m even up for new ideas or projects collabroratively (if it sounds good!) Let me know.

2015 is the Year of…Dungeoneering

I’d like to think that the seed of a few ideas is starting to develop. Not just with a massive modular dungeon board system, but I quite like the idea of doing a wargaming version of the old Fighting fantasy system. All fan homage of course, free as the wind to all those who want to use it. I think the system would lend itself easily to miniatures, just a few adjustments for the missing rules, I reckon with the bare bones with the best and most appropriate bits taken from the old FF RPG, and advanced FF. Throw in Out of the pit for the most of the monsters (devise new stuff for models that would need covering) and it’d be sound. Hell, I’d even attempt at some weird dungeon monsters too (sculpting wise that is) Could be fun….

2015 is the year of…Thinking out of the box

In order for me to kick myself up the ass, I’m going to need new inspiration, some mad self induced projects that will challenge myself to further my skills. I do have a number of things in mind, but these will involve planning, research and self education. Plus some cash would help for some (maybe I should stick a paypal donate button here and there…hmmm) We all need shit like this to keep dementia at bay.

2015 is the year of New Miniatures

Hopefully, looking at my stack of books containing my scribbled brainfarts detailing miniatures I’ve always planned, there are some nice ideas I have to revisit. With Grinning skull miniatures due for their next set of releases, more mad shit will need to be done. Plus, since creating a nice 15mm space orc warband with my own designs (CP Models), there are things I want to add to the 15mm choice (Bionic Trolls, Cyber Wyverns, Warg bikes, crazy orky bits etc) Loads of other things too I’d like to have a go at.

2015 is the year of…Finishing what has already begun

You know this. Getting done some stuff that needs to be finished. We all have it, and unlike ebola, it’s a resolution we could all share for the positive.

So I guess the moral to this is, will I manage it all? Well, fuck knows! I would like to think of them as directions in which to steer the USS Grimace toward. If I get half done of what I try, that’ll be ok for me. These aren’t set in stone, more like they are sculpted in plasticene, with the advantage that I can squidge over the marks and edit them.

 

 

More 15mm 40k Space orc(y) goodness. Squiggoth WIP

9 Jun

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To carry on with my 15mm space orc lot, I thought I’d share my latest addition to them, my squiggoth. It’s a repurposed scotia-grendel 28mm warbeast (a Kev adams sculpt I think) that I had knocking around. With an added howdah and a large cannon (plus a few random snotlings as 15mm grots for crew, it’s shaping up nicely.

There’s still a bit left to do, a highlight here and there, a few bits to add and a banner or two, and of course the basing to do before I’ll call it a day and stop, but it does mean that slowly, but surely my orc force is getting there.

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I’ll admit that I’m not the greatest painter, but one still has to keep their hand in it so to speak. I the type that will always be faffing until the end of time, trying to add to stuff in order to get a better finish. I’ll also hazard a guess, that I’m not the only one!

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