To Rescue a Chapter

So my brother gave me his entire marine collection about 15 years ago as he was never going to play again.  They arrived in various states of smashed to hell and back and were painted (by me in my long lost yoof) with more enthusiasm than say, talent or the actual colour scheme of the chapter they were meant to be.

A year or so ago my brother expresses an interest in getting back into 40k and so I went to the box of pitiful looking Flesh Tearers and I decided they were a Chapter in need of rescuing.

And so, armed with a few litres of dettol, a score of toothbrushes and no idea of the scale of the undertaking I set to restore them to tabletop standard.

Here are the first finished Marines.

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Faster Ork Kill Kill Kill

So my Ork Warboss on a bike has been sat next to me at my desk for over 12 months demanding to know why he hasn’t been painted.  I had no excuse to offer other than he was quite a large model and I didn’t have the time.  All pathetic excuses I know.

So when this months survivor series challenge rolled around I pledged to get him done.

I am pleased to introduce Buzzgrippa Da White Lightnin’

His 6 Nobz on warbikes may have to wait as I need to smash out some more Flesh Tearers next month.

 

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Dok knows best

So, my last post had a victim patient of my Painboy ‘Riptoof’ and here is the Ork himself.  I struggled with the paint scheme for this guy for ages and it only really came together for me in the last hour or so of painting.  I am quite happy with the result however.

riptoof

and here is some more crappy fan fiction for him.

***Warning! Fan Fiction Below!***

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Madboyz, Madboyz, what ya gonna do?

Well, a while ago I painted up some of my madboy wannabes and this past few days saw me polish off the last of them that I still had staring at me on my shelf.  They were quite fun to paint all in all and I probably should give them a MadNob to lead them but for now I’m happy with what I’ve done.

Here’s all of them together in a mad ensemble.

I also smashed out a Battle Wagon for them to ride in

Next up for the Orks will be the Warboss on his Warbike.

And finally there’s one Ork in the pictures above that is not quite all he seems. Here is his backstory.

***Warning! Fan Fiction Below!***

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Da Hovva Ladz is up an About!

So I knuckled down and got this months pledge knocked out super early.  I was NOT a fan of these models when they first arrived as the resin stank and it was pretty brittle.  However, after a bath in soapy water and a good cleanup session watching the XFiles I put them together and they started to grow on me.

On Sunday I sat down for a skype paint session with Gingerwerewolf and got cracking on them.  And yesterday I got the buggers finished.  I still need to sort the bases out but I don’t own the ones I need right now so these flight bases will have to suffice for now.

This means the rest of the month is mine to paint what I want and I will probably get mty Keeper of Secrets worked on now that I’ve cleared a little of my Orks.  Or maybe I’ll finish off the rest of the Mad Boyz Mob….

 

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Da Hovva Bovva Boyz

A short while ago I got involved in a kickstarter for some Jetbike style minis. It was pretty cheap and I thought why not. After a customary wait they finally arrived and I will be integrating them into my Bloodaxes as my Ork Bikers. Kind of outcast bikers as a) they’re using nicked imperial (probably) hover tech and b) the Nob in charge allows Grotz in his squad (they’re the only ones that know how to refuel the engines and reload the gunz). They hire themselves out to anyone that wants stuff that goes really quick and lets off a ton of dakka in the direction of the enemy.

I give you Kaptin Dungbreff and his Hovva Bovva Boyz.

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One Careless Owner. High Milage. Probably not insured.

So I’ve been pretty prolific this month and smashed out a Rhino I got from a friend a fewyears ago.  This particular Rhino conversion dates back to 2nd edition when my friend actually made it so it’s been ~ 15 years under-coated before I finally got around to painting it.  This is a disgrace actually as painting this Trukk after undercoat was about 2h…

Next up….another one!

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