WAAGHH!… Well, some of it anyway.

I finally took some proper photos of my finished Orks and added them to their own Orks gallery in the projects section. I still have 1 Looted Wagon, 1 War Wagon (actually a Forgeworld battlefortress), 9 Nobz, 1 Pain Boy, 1 MekBoy and 20 Boyz left to paint before the army is finished. It feels like a long way to go but I’m actually more than half way there!

I started this Orks army mainly because no one else in my group has them. When the Assault on Black Reach 40k start boxed set was released it was a good opportunity to get a bunch of ork models for a good price and I started with two boxes worth. While some models have had a tad more attention than others, the majority of the army is being painted primarily with a tabletop view in mind, meaning I want them to look good while playing but I’m not concerned with how they appear one close inspection.

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WiP Emperor’s Champion

Progress on my Orks has been coming along quite well and I’ve taken some pictures of the finished models however most of them turned out blurry though so I need to reshoot. I also took some shots of a nearly finished Emperor’s Champion model I’m using as a test figure to finalize the colour scheme for my Black Templars army. I’d say he’s about 95% complete. Enjoy and I’ll have some Ork shots ready to go in the next day or so!

Orks!

The project that I’ve been focusing on is to paint my 40k ork army. I’ve got all of the figs assembled and about half of them painted. Today I was putting down a wash on 20 model squad of boyz including one nob. I haven’t gotten around to photographing any of the finished orks yet but I took a couple snaps of today’s work. This particular army came about primarily because none of our regular group has an ork army and we had various models floating around from the Assault on Black Reach boxed set and other older acquisitions. As such the primary goal is to get the army finished and playable without worrying too much about how good they look. I did try to make some dynamic poses and do some characterful conversion work but for painting I just want them to look good on the table.
The two close shots of the boy with the big shoota is from a previously completed unit. You’ll notice what I mean about paint job quality; it looks sort of messy so close up but at table top distance it looks quit nice! 😀

Incoming Space Marines

The Hands of Mars Space Marines army has been added to the army galleries. There are a few models missing because I have to take some update photos. The current images were taken about 6 months ago before I made some significant changes to the army. The Hands of Mars started from the idea of doing a Space Marines army list with 6 dreadnoughts in it. To accomplish this in terms of codex rules, you have to take the Master of the Forge as an HQ choice. The Master of the Forge is essential a high ranking tech marine, so this lead to the idea of making the army a successor chapter to the Iron Hands, who are heavy on mechanical augmentation. This also fits perfect with the dreadnought heavy theme. The army uses a combination of modified Imperial Fists iconography (although the modifications are not present in the current photos) and Iron Hands iconography. There are a few figures in the army that are converted using legs and arms from the old first generation Necrons figures that were all metal and looked horrible compared to the current plastic Necrons figures. There are several other conversions through out the army as well as some Forge World figures and bits. I’ll be updating the gallery with the missing dreadnoughts as soon as I can.
Below are a few selection images from the Hands of Mars gallery:



 
 

Unfortunately, it could be a little while before I’m able to take the update photos because fortunately I’m in the process of buying a new house. When the sale goes through I’ll be busy doing renovations and moving but the end result will include a bigger and more functional office/painting room in addition to a dedicated gaming room! I plan to document the renovation process here and hopefully inspire people who have similar opportunities in the future. Doing so will also allow me to keep posting content despite the potential lack of actual gaming and painting that may occur.

The Necrons are ‘phased’ in…

The Necrons army page is up now, with a gallery of images. I was originally painting this army for my brother but I inherited it when he ditched his friends for another city 😛

Despite what I’ve read and heard about the reduced effectiveness of the Necrons under the 5th edition rule set I still find them to still have a competitive edge. If anything, they are more balanced now and you can’t just rely on the same old power tactics that were used before.

From a paint standpoint, I intend to revisit it and add some washes and more distinct highlights when the Necrons get an updated codex and likely some new models. There is some conversion and diorama work strewn through out to add spice and I’m quite pleased with how it turned out.

Here are a few of my favorites from the army.

As a side note, I’m finding the way that wordpress processes HTML for posts and pages to be very inconsistent. It’s a somewhat crippled form of HTML to begin with, which is to be expected in a CMS tool, but random spaces and breaks seem to be thrown in and I have yet to find a way to predict or circumvent them.

Inaugural post

Welcome to Waging War and Spilling Paint. I have several ideas for this site and I’m going to roll them out gradually to keep things manageable. Being that it’s only be two days since I set everything up I’m still undecided on the theme and some structural things but this works for now. There is still a lot to do to but for now I’ve added a small bit of content:

The basic structure of the Army Gallery page has been established, as has the For Decay! page.

The Imperial Guard gallery and some old photo’s of For Decay!’s city fight terrain board are ready for viewing.

Finally, the links section has been fleshed out.

Enjoy.