Thursday, November 29, 2018

Harvey/Brent - in Progress.

A quick update on the spawn- Harvey/Brent.   He's pretty far along, but not quite done.

Still got to do some detailing. He looks a bit "flat" to me right now.  I did want to try some of the crackle mediums on parts of his skin, but once again, I bought one that seems to be low on crackle. Going to head to the hobby shop tomorrow and try one more time.... I really need to get some that works to complete my evil plans.  I can use the not so crackly stuff for bases in the meantime.

Cheers y'all!

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Da Kunnin' but Brutal plan.

It might be hard for some to believe, but I'm an Ork Mek at heart.  The whole "Rednekkboss" isn't some much because I'm a redneck (though I was brought up as one..... I'm one of those "know-it-all collige boy" rednecks what thinks theyz so smart")... its because my homebrew Ork tribe are called Da Rednekkz and ...well, I'm their boss. I also love-love-LOVE!!!!! the entire idea/concept of Ork space pirates, so the army- which I tick away at, but haven't played in years- is a mix of Freebootas and Rednekks.  With the new Ork codex and clan rules, I have to make some decisions. 

I'm going to guess the crowd bandwagon will probably be Deathskulls. Hundreds, if not thousands of Ork warbands are likely being repainted blue as I write this, with narry a care for blue daubed Orks in the past.  In their defense, the Rednekks have always favored the blue and the lootin' ways, since stealing and looting broke rusty stuff is as redneck as fishing for catfish. At the same time, the Freebooters ahve been "officially" recognized for their sinful ways, though admittedly- in game turns- the Deathskull clan rules rock over the Freebooter ones.

Its all sort of academic, I have a LOT to do to get the army ready to play and the asthetic is pretty much set. But between pooring over my ancient copy of "Freebooters" and the new book, I was suddenly hit with a crazy , sort of nautically themed idea......


Plus gubbins and crazy mek stuff.... could equal THIS.....

....but with much Dakka and Orks, squigs and grots!!!! Seems there'd be lots of parts laying around if the Orks were able to take a marine drop zone. ;)

I'm not at home for the next few days, but there's likely to be some scribbling and scheming on these ideas, plus a few others.

If you are celebrating any sort of Thanksgiving holiday this week, I hope its a good one. 

Cheers, y'all!!!!!

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Gribbly-gribbly before the gobble-gobble

Got some progress done on the Maggoth -> Greater Daemon conversion before I head off to the in-laws for the Thanksgiving holiday.

This bit is potentially, a bit more disturbing than the rest. Kind of a creepy, body part filled poot out the front, but its going to have something living coming out of it.... think about that for a bit.  Yeah..... that'll help you keep them taters and turkey down, huh.....

AND.... I had a bit of greenstuff left over, so I put it on this guy who has been hanging around the desk....

That's all for a week or so. Off to the coast for a little turkey, relaxation and fishing. Catch y'all in a week.


Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Something Unclean this way comes...

I've been kicking an idea around for a while and decided to act on it..... instead of spending the time trying to finish my painting challenge.......  ........ of course.

I've been wanting to do my own take on some Daemons.  I did a few sketches and came up with a Great Unclean One...uh, thing, that has a maggot like thorax and drags it around with two arms.  Basically answering the question "what am I going to do with that Maggoth model I bought on a whim years ago?"

I'm still working out the engineering on the body, but I've started sculpting on the head and back, so here's what I have so far.......

Cute, huh?  More eyes, more tentacles. Nurgle meets Lovecraft kind of stuff to come.

On other fronts, I've begun the stripping of some old minis and some not so old ones. Got some big Chaos filled plans for the near future, so keep an eye on this spot ....and if you are on instagram, look me up. I post shots while I'm working on there, so there can be other content.

Cheers Ya'll!!

Thursday, November 1, 2018

A Half Century in the Making!!!!

I just got back from "holiday"- as my mates across the pond would say- in the beautiful Adirondack Mountains of New York. It was a bit colder than here in Orlando, Florida.  And I enjoyed every single minute of it. This is the top of Rocky Mountain, near Inlet NY, looking down on the 4th lake of the Fulton Chain.  Nice place to reflect on turning 50. Yup.... the ol' Rednekk is half a century old, kids. I have officially reached "old fart" status, and I'm fighting it like hell. ;)

Now back in the sub-tropics, I'm back at painting minis.  Working on my Call of Chaos challenge for Bolter & Chainsword.  During my break, of course, I came up with some great ideas I want to start on.... but I went and saddled myself with the painting challenge beforehand.  I have to finish by December 15, which is achievable is I just focus on what's left.  We'll see if my impatience leads me astray.....

Progress on Harvey-Brent, the chaos spawn. Still a ways to go, since he has lots of detail...

Then, on to the two remaining Sentenels....

Working on all the fleshy gribbly parts first because its the messiest and most time consuming.  Once they are done, I work in the rust and chipped paint, then the bases.  They are complex models, which I actually built years ago. Its interesting to paint something you haven't done recently.

Now here's the problem(s). Kill Team. Ork Codex. Nighthaunt models. Awesome idea for a Great Unclean One conversion, etc,etc,etc.......   Once I finish the above models, can I stay the course and finish the 28 or so infantry models I need to finish for the challenge or will I get side tracked by one of the above.  I'm working on a Kill Team comic (more on that later- if you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen some of the first character sketches)... so the desire to build some of the characters is fierce.  We'll see how it pans out.

In the meantime, here's a deer.....

..... he really wanted my apple.

Cheers Ya'll!