Doubletap and Fryota: White Spider War Boyz

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Some half life battle fodder and a little doofer grot.

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Blackthumb: Techno Tribal, Positively Primal, Shamanic, Anarchistic, Archaic Revival

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The first model of 2017 is this post apocalyptic, wise (alien) man. Continue reading

Brewhouse Bash

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Every barfight requires a few improvised weapons.

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Patrick Swayzork

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Patrick Swayzork

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  • Do those three images make any sense to you?
  • Were you able to watch the movie Roadhouse in its entirety?
  • Does the idea of a boozed up fight between barbarian green aliens in an astro-bar being represented in miniature appeal to you?

If the answer to any of those questions is “Hell yeah!” then read on.  If not, then I really wouldnt bother going any further if I were you.

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Mushrööm Klöwd Tour Bus

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All bands need a bus.  Mushrööm Klöwd is not an exception.

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Rogue GorkaMunda Weekend

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“The rewards of tolerance are treachery and betrayal (but at least those fishmen have taken the liberty of fertilizing your caviar Sergeant).”

theottovonbismark and I got together to play some daft and highly entertaining skirmish games set in the 40K universe last weekend.

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Uzgob proves that there are some high speed pursuit advantages to having ones torso welded to army surplus vehicle parts.

The scenarios were many, varied and unlikely and not a point value was used for the duration.  The games that we played were largely dictated by a desire to use some of the many miniature projects that we have been working on recently.  That meant that theottovonbismarks 1989th Necromundan “Death Ferrets” Regiment allied with Inquisitor Verhoeven, some fishmen and avian scouts in the hostile jungles of Krellborn IX, the Death Ferrets went toe-toe-toe with the Ursa Miners Squat Brotherhood and also got ambushed by orks of the Bigdogz tribe and Vim Petrol babysat Gordon Schumway in a hair raising, high speed collision filled pursuit across the wastelands near Standard Falls.  Hilarity ensued. Continue reading

Confrontation Bounty Hunter/ Blood Axe Human Advisor

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Blood Axe Human Advisor

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Da Captive

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When playing Gorkamorka a couple of years ago, I noted that it would be convenient and kinda funny to have a dedicated model to represent “Da Captive” that crops up in a few of the scenarios.  After the days gaming was done, while we sat in the man-cave having a couple of drinks and shooting-the-shit, I dug around and found an old Heroclix “Beast” miniature that had a scampering, tail-between-its-legs look that seemed fit for the purpose.

I forgot to take a rear shot of Da Captive, so here is a shot of the butt-flap while the figure was on the painting table.

I forgot to take a rear shot of Da Captive, so here is a shot of the butt-flap while the figure was on the painting table.

The model was missing its left foot as it had been used to convert this figure, but the scampering pose looked amusing and appropriate for an ork captive.  I added a choppa handle to make a peg leg (a common appendage on GorkaMorka) and a standard ork head.  I also hastily scraped a butt-flap (I dont know what they call those things, but thats what George of the Jungle calls them) into the arse region and added a couple of “buttons”.  And that was where work on Da Captive ceased for two and a half years.

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Last December I started working on my ork miniatures again and decided that Da Captive needed to be part of the current wave of ork enthiusiasm.  I painted the unitard that Beast had worn like a pair of long-johns, with the red used in my Bigdogz ork forces appropriate for making the model look like its wearing dirty, somewhat somewhat Western themed undergarments.

It has since been suggested that a prison jumpsuit orange might have been a fun approach too, but I didnt think of that at the time for some reason.  Sticking to the palette meant that the figure got painted faster and as part of a batch anyway, plus the Wild West look of the red long-johns is just as appropriate I think.  An ork in a prison jumpsuit does sound like fun too though.

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Work is proceeding on various sci-fi greenskins at the moment.  My current painting goal is to complete my Deadzone Marauder faction, but I have been using the opportunity to work on some of my other orkoids.  I find that working on a variety of miniature styles while using the same palette helps to delay burnout.

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I really like these plastic goblin miniatures.  There are hobbyists out there that dont enjoy the oversized faces on Games Workshops orks and goblins, but I really enjoy painting them.

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Nazgrub Wurrzag – Scrap Prospector

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This old GorkaMorka miniature was a pleasure to paint.   Continue reading

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