Friday, 18 January 2013

Dakka dakka dakka

Just a quick update. Da Nu Ork Jetz are progressing well. I have completed 4 Blitzers, 2 throwers and 2 linemen. On course for completing the team for the 3rd Feb.

This is the look I'm going for (colours to match my avatar):

 
This is one of the Stormboyz with grafted hands form the Blood Bowl 3rd edition Orc Blitzer. I've still got the jet packs to complete but I'm trying to figure out a way to make them removable for the games as they might get in the way. 
 
Next up though are the Black Orcs. Here they are base-coated and inked. Just need a few highlights and then they are also complete.
 

 
I was also wondering what I could use as turn, score and re-roll markers. I was thinking as using the removable jetz from the Stormboyz. But then Kieron's suggesting to use an Epic Gargant for a troll got me thinking... how about some Epic Dakka Jetz (We are THE JETZ after all)... so I hit ebay (picked up 6 Ork Bommers, 3 imperial wings and a massive flying fortress thingy for a cheaphammer price)... here they are undercoated and ready to paint. 
 



The base of each model will have "Strike/ On da targit", "Circalin" and "Bomming Runz" written on them to refect what they mark.

Friday, 4 January 2013

Ale'quenle

Did you miss me?....
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anyone?...
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maybe I should have realised a long time ago no-body actually reads this. Or do you? Anyway, I've decided to try and get back into wargamming. Yes it was a short break of months rather than years... so its more like finding the time again. Its been a rather busy time, new scanners at work, tutoring at home, kids running riot... but new year (happy one btw) and such means a new start... and it's blood bowl that has dragged me back. I purchased some models ages ago for the new season. They have been collecting dust... no more.

To keep inside standard naming convention, may I introduce:


Yep after my disastrous season with the vampires in 2012 I'm licking my wounds and choosing an easy team to roll with (that's condemned me to a second wooden spoon I guess). I have decided that my challenge for this season will instead be to make a rather fetching customised team... hence I'm mixing 40k and Fantasy in creating the Jetz.
 
It's all centred around my Blitzers... with Jetz sellotaped to their backs! Yes I'm using Stormboyz - with a few modifications (removing weapons, changing bases etc). 
 
The Black Orcs are heavily armoured fantasy mods (weaponless etc).
 
 
My throwers and linemen are modified Nobz. Lets face it the blood bowl Orcs have always been horrendous. Using more uptodate models can only be a plus. To keep that blood bowl feel I'll be splicing on arms from the plastic Blood Bowl 3rd edition miniatures. Ouch. You can just see the new throwers in the background here:
 
 
 
My initial team will be Troll-less... and I'd like to say I'm saving that model as a surprise but in reality I haven't actually got around to buying and making him! Any ideas? I'm currently torn between a few ideas.
 
The 2013 season starts on 3rd Feb. That gives me 1 month to make the team and paint them to my usual standard. It's 12 miniatures minimum so sounds possible at this point. I'll keep you posted...