2016/06/20

Pump Wagon nr. 2 Part III

Part I & part II. Continued work on the Pump Wagon.

So found this suitable beam to fit between the horns on the front of the wagon. It's from the Skaven Warp Lightning Cannon / Plagueclaw catapult.
A look in the box next month.
Shorten the beam a bit and had to file the ends to fit in the holes.
Beam in place. I'm starting to realise that I need to paint this in pieces. Especially for the Rhinox.
Added platform. Need to add sort of support against the shield.

2016/05/29

100th post special

5 years in... I expected to be posting about Wood Elves and my Warriors of Sigmar: Warriors of Chaos project (predicted Stormcast Eternals ­čś«) But I'm still plodding along with my Gobbos, don't get me wrong I still love my small blue fools but it is probably a never ending project.

So for this special I thought since I usually only post things in progress I'll post pictures of finished stuff.
Sadly no individual pictures all stashed in here:

My carrying case back in Sweden
All magnetized
Archers (New box set not Battle for Skull Pass)
Squigs
Regiment
Top view of the regiment.
Herder
Snotling
In profile
Squig from plastic fanatic box set and a netter.
Squig close up. Smile
Squig Hopper who won me the thumb palette from painting tabled competition.
Sword of maybe maybe not
Sword of mostly falsehoods
Might get some more touching up on the blade.
Some hand weapon boys
Some more finished stuff, group pic. Ignore the unfinished stuff in the back...
Front view
Since you already saw some unfinished stuff in last two pics here are two gong bearers
And a last unfinished treat. This guy in was fist seen in Squig conversion
That post has the most views of all my 100 post beating the second place with almost double amount of views. He wasn't much to look at back then but the expectations sort of put me off working on him. However it's probably just the title that has made the post that popular.
Adding some more plates and pointy bits to the back.
From behind
Top
Texture to plates

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2016/04/29

Structural Reinforcement

Todays content is greenstuffing and converting on the Pump Wagon.

Been adding greenstuff to make it look like the added bit is hold down by metal straps bolted down to the main floor of the Pump Wagon.
The white bolts/bits are cut from plastic rod. (Mention in end of previous post)
Front view.
ProTip! put the plastic rod in some Blu-Tack when cutting to stop the off cut from flying every where.
Making skids. The main ski is made from old plastic card bent by dipping in almost boiling water. Some scratched (for texture) sprue bits for structure and greenstuff. Tried to tie them in with the rest of the model by adding a axle nut like the once on the front horns.
Same procedure here with making the sprue bits appear bolted down. Except used thin plastic card as metal strap on the ski. No real reason more than experimenting.
Had to use greenstuff for the bit on the sprue though to make it connect to the strap on the ski properly and for simplicity.
Working on a over seized chicken to hang from hooks from the under side of the platform of the "tower". And a bad moon symbol to put on the axle nuts.

2016/03/31

Games Day 2007

As promised, here is my latest acquired goods:

Games Day 2007 - Orc Boss
Games Day 2006 - Daemon Slayer
Today we'll be looking at the Orc Boss. I'll try to hold of on opening the Daemon Slayer
Badass looking Orc Boss
and his choppa.
He'll be great for my blood bowl team.

The choppa hangs from his belt so an easy detail to ad on to another project.
The hole in the back for the shield will be filled in with green stuff.
Previous mentioned shield and
Badass looking snotling.
Trying not to start with my blood bowl team until I've finished with my Gobbo army. I've actually completed some parts of it but haven't posted anything finished here yet I think because I got distracted with new shiny stuff I was working on so need to get back to the old photo queue.
But speaking of new shinies: My latest project. Pump wagon nr 2.
So far parts from:

  • Ogre Kingdoms Ironblaster / Scraplauncher
  • Ogre Kingdoms Stonehorn / Thundertusk
  • Finecast Snotling Pump Wagon
  • Orc boar chariot

Planing on having the "guard/screen" on the front horns and then put a platform behind it. Don't now if I should just plasticard and green stuff it or steal more from boar chariot or got a Skaven Warplighting Cannon / Plague Claw Catapult that got some wood stuff in it so maybe got a good platform. Leaning towards plasticard.
Made the rod out of old sprue. Will shove down some other stuff in the barrel as well.

2016/02/24

Blood Bowl

Second time writing this post, it better save this time...
My plan when I finished my Gobbo army (still long to go) was that I will convert up a blood bowl team. So thought I could try to learn some rules. I'm planning on playing as orcs with goblins and troll. To be able to do some good bashing but still have opportunity for some fun/stupid stuff with the goblins and the troll. I would like to field at least two goblins but after some research I'm not sure if I'm willing sacrifice too many orcs to make room for goblins though. Seams like I can only fit in one and a troll.
So the set up I'm contemplating is:

  • 1 Goblin
  • 1 Troll
  • 4 Blitzers
  • 4 Black Orcs
  • 1 Thrower

I've already ordered the Orc Warboss from Gamesday 2007. I wanted the snotling and thought the Orc looked cool so when I realised I could use him for Blood Bowl I finally gave in to the urge to buy them. I happened to also pick up the Daemon Slayer from Gamesday 2006. A Goblin would look proper badass on top of that Golden Daemon head. I'll include them in my next post. I also have Grukk Facerippa 40k Ork Warboss that I can use for a player. The "Animosity Orcs" sets both orcs  would make good players and the fist up Night goblin. I have magnetised him so he will work well for blood bowl as well. Which means I won't be able to convert up a full blood bowl team with gobbos because will only need 1 more and don't want to play as a goblin team since it feels like they rely to much on their secret weapons, and I enjoy a bit of bashing.

So I tried the Computer version (Cyanides Chaos Edition) to get comfortable with the game and the rules, I'm however pretty useless at it. The tutorial didn't teach you much. And Story mode just drops you of in different matches that I keep failing at it. Started an easy campaign but the beastmen in the first match just ran over me.. So spent a lot of time looking at videos reading guides so next time I get around to try it I hopefully perform better.

The reason I got in to the hole blood bowl thing was because I've been working on the orc name generator.  So am collecting name for that, and adding to the goblin and the snotling one as well, and collecting some data on greenskin tribes. So when the orc generator goes live both the other greenskin ones also gets an update. I'll try to fix up some other things maybe ad some more graphics. Think the data on tribes will be it's own thing, maybe a page or just a post, don't know if I can put scripts for sorting options in a post.


Have kept going with doing some base coat painting before going to bed, at the moment some old netters, some archers, a sign and a squig in the background is getting painted.

2016/01/26

Through the storm of nothingness he fell

Through the storm of nothingness he fell, adrift for aeons upon unseen tides.
Then came a glimmering orb, a fiery world-heart grown cold as the abyss.

Can't remember how long ago since I painted last but in an attempt too get a better sleeping rutin, I try to paint for a while before going to bed. Just base coating for now.

I felt my spirit quite broken but this has gone quite good so far, might get some more hobby juices going and get back in the grove.

So getting painted at the moment: war machines + crew, snotlings for pump wagons and some other random bits and bobs.

I haven't gotten further with the orc name generator yet, simply due to not haven't sat down working with it. However here is a peak at what I was working on before though.

2015/12/05

Chaos Warhounds

From a peak at 1700 page views per month we are now down to 500 per month. The drop of Age of Sigmar annihilated my reader base even do I thought most of my readers were more hobbiest than gamers. Though if they were in to the fluff like me I understand them. So I don't know if I should direct my content more towards Age of Sigmar or The 9th Age or Warhammer 8.5 or fluff preservation or more general hobby like this:

I saw this in a window at the violin making department at my school. I'm planning on doing a similar one for my future shop window, but more of a replica of my workshop.
I was always fond of stuff like this as a child.
So not to rant on too much some actual business: These Chaos Warhounds came in the Chaos Warriors Battalion bought for my plan for Warriors of Sigmar... Seems Games Workshop liked the Idea and made the Stormcast...
I have no definite plans for them at the moment where trying them out as wolfs for my gobbos before the Fenrisian Wolves came out.