A tiny selection of Bad Moon Orks.

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What I’ve been painting since July!

Orks, orks, so many orks!

I finally have the bulk of the footsloggers painted, but I still have Lootas, Tankbustas, around 30 more Boyz, around 40-50 Gretchin, a handful of snotlings (or whatever they’re called anymore) and some old-school Nobz in power armor.

None of that, of course, takes into account the vehicles…

But hey, at least the Kommandos are done!

…and then there are these guys, my only two Burna Boyz, which have been press-ganged into the Kommando force:

 

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“We has been impressed inta da service.”

The bulk of all of my painting has been taken up with Da Boyz. Now, I already had 30 of these suckers painted (which were pretty much the only Orks that even I had painted) But now I at least have them all based! These are some of the oldest 40k miniatures (not including the Nob) that I own, dating back to the old Rogue Trader days.

 

In addition to the old RT Orks, I also have a handful of old 2nd edition (The best edition!) Orks that I painted up with a bunch of Slugga Boyz:

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Goff Boy, Evil Sun Boy, and two Snakebites. Looks like they’re Bad Moons now…

Plus a couple of scratch-built Big Shootas, one of which is an old 2nd edition metal Goff Boy:

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“Dis is state of da art tecknolergy.”

 

Finally, the last of the painted Shoota Boyz:

 

Next time will be the Ork Nobz!

Update from the front!

So it’s been a minute since I’ve posted anything…

Well…I’ve been busy! In fact, here’s what my painting area currently looks like:

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“Da Orks is tryin’ ta take over da galerxy!”

So that’s Twilight Imperium, 3rd Edition. We’re at roughly the mid-game point. Anyway, I’ve been painting a shit-ton of Orks, so I’m going to be unleashing a flood of pics soon, for all three of my loyal readers to enjoy!

I’m working on the last 90 of these suckers right now! The only thing that I have left that I want to currently paint out of the Ork horde are my Lootas (only 10 of those, they should go quick)

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“Obviersly, da yellow fleet is ours. It’s dat outer focus blob behind da boyz.”

‘Ere we go! ‘Ere we go! ‘Ere we go!

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Da mighty Gorkanaut! Or is dis a Morkanaut? Looks like a Gork ta me…

SPACE ORKS!

Who doesn’t love Space Orks? I mean, other than people who like to consistently win games?

It’s been a while since I’ve posted, but I haven’t been lax. While I’ve shelved the Blood Angels for a bit, I’ve been busy workin’ on da Orks!

 

Orks are probably the very first strictly 40k miniatures that I ever bought, this being the old Rogue Trader era plastic boxed set. I also picked up the original Imperial Space Marines plastic set (at a Waldenbooks, of all places) But I think I bought the Orks first.

I had no interest in 40k at the time, I wanted them for games of Space Hulk.

Come to think of it, I don’t think I ever actually played a game of Space Hulk using Orks…

Hmm. But I did paint up five or six of them. And the rest sat unloved in a box.

I got into 40k somewhere around the mid-point of second edition, and started building up an Ork army from there.

I especially loved these guys:

Blood Axe Kommandos!

Still some of the coolest miniatures that GW ever produced, in my opinion.

Now I’m actually painting them up after sitting on them for twenty-plus years!

When 3rd edition hit, I finally picked up what I considered to be a decent Ork in Mega-armor, and finally painted him a few weeks ago.

Until recently, my entire Ork army (which ranges from Rogue Trader era to present day) has been grubbing around in a mostly unpainted state.

This has been the most concerted push that I’ve ever done to get them painted, thanks partially to this whole Blood Angels project motivating me to get stuff done.

 

 

Bikes! Death Company! Something Else!

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The Meltagun is in focus. That’s the important part.

The bikes are done!

Interestingly enough, these are the fist Space Marine bikers I’ve ever painted! And I’ve been playing this game since about 1994!

So yeah, they turned out decently enough, I suppose.

Except for the crappy spray sealant, which made the paint job look…misty… I guess.

 

But even better, I finished the DEATH COMPANY miniatures! The last five out of fifteen! Now I’m really ready for 8th edition!

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No more striking last in combat, bitch!

 

With the Death Company done, now it’s time to take a little break from Blood Angels, as I now finally have enough painted for a proper 2000 point game.

 

What then, am I going to paint?

Including Blood Angels, I have a total of eight armies for 40k: Crimson Fist Marines, Chaos Marines, Eldar, Tyranids, Necrons, Imperial Guard, and Orks.

The Crimson Fists, Chaos Marines, and Eldar are all pretty much done (Okay, the Biel Tan Eldar are only about halfway there) so out of the rest, I think the most likely choice is Orks.

Let’s get this WAAAAGH started!

 

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Scratch-built Dred! It’s dead ‘ard!

 

My Orks have been neglected for a long time. I have Space Orks that date all the way back to the Rogue Trader era that I picked up to add to games of Space Hulk, probably around 1990 or so.

 

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GorkaMorka-era Wartrakks! Finally ready to fight!

 

I’ve got Ork crap from every edition to date, but I don’t think I’ve fielded an army since 3rd edition, or maybe 4th.

All that changes as of now!

The Blood Angels are official on hold, ’cause here come da Orks!

 

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Rogue Trader dreadnaught! Now it’s a Killer Kan! (gonna need a repaint, though)

Even better, we should soon have a new battle report! Exciting times!

Assault marines inbound!

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Assault Marines don’t hold still for ANYTHING!

With the impending release of 8th edition, now is the time to get these guys ready for action! Normally I never bother to field assault marines, because normally assault is such a pain in the ass.

You can deep strike, but you gotta sit there for a turn and get shot to pieces, that’s if you didn’t scatter off the board. You can chuck the jump packs and stick ’em in a transport (a Rhino if you’re cheap, a Land Raider if you’re spendy) but then that fucking thing gets one-shotted and the dazed survivors have to slog it across the board on foot anyway.

You can just start bounding across the board and hope all of the dangerous terrain tests don’t thin out your squads too much, and then still end up striking last in close combat right after you get riddled by snap fire while going in.

But now I hear that 8th is gonna be the Close Combat edition!

Glory to the Emperor!

As long as I’m going with a Fast Attack theme for the moment, here’s another long-neglected unit (by me) space Marine bikes!

These beauties are next, to be followed by the remaining marines in the DEATH COMPANY!

Mephiston, Lord of Death! (and pals)

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I’m just here to kick ass. Nevermind the bubblegum.

When I sorted through all of the Blood Angel miniatures that I got from the Fallen Gamer’s estate sale, I quickly found that I had acquired all of the characters, minus Tycho.

And let’s be honest, you really need TWO versions of that guy.

The first one that I decided to get out of the way was good ol’ Mephiston. Being as Close Combat is apparently gonna be a thing in 8th edition, I have high hopes for this Sonofabitch.

Now, he’s probably going to be running around with the Death Company, but in case not, and also just because, I went ahead and painted up the Sternguard Veterans that I had sitting in the miniature case of holding.

 

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Aaaagh! Leggo of me, giant! Oh wait…no fear…no fear…

 

I have these same guys painted up with my Crimson Fist army, but I kinda like the newbies better. But that’s more than likely just the ‘New Miniature Factor’ talking.

 

Overpriced, yes. Cool as shit looking, yes again. To be perfectly honest, I almost never, ever run Sternguard (or Vanguard) marines. But hey, I’ve got ’em, so I might as well paint ’em right?

 

Finally, here’s the next unit on the painting block, JUMP MARINES!

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“Might as well…”

Devastators: Done!

I finally got these suckers knocked out!

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We are ready to mow some (lightly armoured) shit down!

I still have another devastator squad left to paint, but that one is armed with more reasonable things, like Lascannons and Missile Launchers, as opposed to simply ork killers  Imperial Guard killers  Astra Milti  Heavy Bolters.

Actually, I’ve been a busy little bee painting away getting ready for 8th edition!

By the Emperor’s Teeth, it looks glorious!

And even better, it doesn’t look like a Byzantine mess of a rule system. Hell, it actually looks…dare I say it…fun?

But man, I’ll be damned if I ditch my hundreds and hundreds of Space Marines for those damn Primaris Marines!

They’re so tall, though…

Next up, some Command units!