Today I was contacted about a new Bloggers network called the "Tale of painters". There are already some other blog networks out there but that doesn't mean there isn't room for one more. Personally I like Ron Saikowski's "From the Warp" the best but I'm looking forward to the content ToP will bring us because it is run by no less then three painters/bloggers which all produce great work.Stahly, Sigur & Garfy are all well known guys who have put their models on several different forums before and it's great to see them joining forces. This can only be a good thing.
I had a browse through their new blog and it is already crammed with quality posts. I'd like to ask you to have a look for yourself and if you like support them by joining the network.
Click here: Tale Of Painters
The colors I have used are: Dark flesh - fiery orange - lyanden darksun - boltgun metal - tin bitz - gold - mechrite red- chaos black - adeptus battlegrey - codex grey
Next part to paint is the drivers cab/ cockpit...
|Ork Battlewagon WIP|
I'm painting the wagon in stages because it's easier to handle and paint that way. I've assembled it so that I can take everything of if I decide to go "open topped" or full armour with battle canon.I can take everything off and change it to fit the specifications on my army roster.
I have also added some armour plating above the rear big shoota's to give them some more protection. I just think it looks better this way instead of the big gaping holes in the sides and top.
|Still need to do the Tusks.....|
The reinforced ram will probably not get used a lot because I want to go for a "deff rolla" but it was great fun painting it up. The bad moon icon on the front was done "free hand".
|Ork 'Ard Boyz|
'Ard boyz are just regular Ork Boyz but with a keen eye for metal scraps lying about. They collect them and use them as armour plates. Not exactly mega armour but it gives them a 4+ armour save which is a lot better then the normal Ork Boy T-Shirt save. You can only field one unit of 'Ard Boyz in your army so therefor I'm aiming at a unit of 12 first, if they work really well I can upgrade them to 20 and put them in a Battlewagon but I don't think a bigger unit would work because they would have to get across the battlefield on foot and there are too many nasty AP4 weapons. Close combat is where they need to be and the need to get there asap!
First off are my Stormboyz and their boss. Boss zagstruk was my first finecast model and I didn't really enjoy the experience. A lot of bubbles and bend stuff that needed to be straight. The model itself is a great sculpt and a joy to paint all the details. Zagstruk has red armour but to make him fit in with the rest of my army he and the stormoyz now have yellow armour and a lot of rust effects.
I have 15 Stormboyz but so far I have only painted 5 a 100% and 5 for about 50%, the last 5 are still in the box. I hope you like them, I tried to put as much character in each model as I could. Let me know what you think.