Monday, December 23, 2019

Rednekkz 2.0 and Toon Tanks!!

Firstly, Happy Holidays- whatever you may celebrate towards year's end, I hope its wonderful for you and yours!!

The hand painting begins on the Rednekk Airforce.  I have to say I'm in total danger of building too many Ork planes. I love doing these. If I do, might have to do them with sale or trade in mine.... one only needs so may.

At any rate, the blocking in of areas for metal with dark brown/black has begun.

Also did the same thing on my Genestealer Cult Tiger Vanquishers, who also got a little more airbrush love with a 3rd camoflage color...

Lots of folks were asking for some size comparison photos, so I did those with one of my Traitor Russes.

I love the Meng World War Toons kits, so I picked up a couple more. If you are wondering how they scale out against 40k tanks, here's a Medium tank and light tank for comparison.

That's all for now! Catch you all next year. Stay safe and have fun!

Cheers y'all!

Monday, December 2, 2019

Rednekkz 2.0: Airbrushin' !!!

Finally, the brutal humidity has lifted here in the sub-tropical wonderland of Florida, so ya know what that means.....

.... yup, airbrushing in the garage, because I don't have a decent set up inside. First, some white over the grey primer.....

Then, after 2 hours of masking, a dark blue base color.

Came out pretty good.....

First, the dakkajet.....

..... and... the burnabomber...

Next, layers of blue and white by brush.  I could airbrush it, but Orks aren't known for clean paint jobs.

Cheers y'all!!!

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Rednekkz 2.0: Grot gunner and such

SO... the planes are done! Well, built and primed anyways.

I added some patches to cover up some ugly holes ....

And I wanted a bullet deflector on the Burna-bomba.

Here they are primed....

I also got my little grot gunner painted up....

Still have to name him though. The oppressive Florida humidity has calmed down so I'm going to break out the airbrush for the bulk of the painting... stay tuned for that.

Cheers Y'all!!

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Rednekkz 2.0: Dem Fly Boyz!!

I was supposed to build an Ork plane for my mini challenge.  I decided to make 2.

Originally, I'd thought of doing a biplane conversion. But, after looking at the kit, it was a bit more work than I have time for at the moment, so I just built both kits.

Its a nice kit and maybe because its an airplane, it seemed to tap into the old scale modeller in me and I went a bit nuts with all the picky seam filling and such.

They are pretty much done, except for some extra styreen patches and battle damage,etc.  But the next thing will be painting up the air crew.

Cheers Y'all!!

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Rednekkz 2.0: Prime dem Kans!!

The lads are primed. 

Went with brown, which I'll follow with the "standard" brown/black wash. I left the arms off for painting. 

These two still need some DAKKA!!!!!  I'm scratch building a couple grotzookas for them, so that's next. But in the meantime, they are ready for a wash.

"OI!!  Me arms off!!"

Cheers Y'all!!

Monday, October 7, 2019

Rednekkz 2.0 : Da Killa Kans!!

Entering yet another challenge at The Bolter and Chainsword , I am getting some work done on upgrading and updating (and eventually playing) my Ork army.  First up, 3 Killer Kans!

These are neat kits. As with most Orky things, I have to curb my urge to scratch build, because I'd like to get these guys and the other models I have to do actually done by December 15.  But I would like to make 1-3 more of these guys eventually.  Fun kits... but I'm a bit of a nit picker with seams and such, so I had to break out the green putty mixture (squadron green putty and Testors liquid cement) to fill come gaps and such.  Its OK for Orks to look ratty... but not ratty int he wrong places.

Then comes the fun of scratches, dents and battle damage.....

I went a but farther with the bases as well. Started laying in junk and such, with some acylic Crackle Medium. (shown before and after crackle)

The best part of a scrap laden battlefield is you can put most anything on the base. :)  I seat the crackle with acrylic matte medium, otherwise it chips off. I'll be adding some other bits, then textured stuff and finally some grass and or lichen. 

Cheers Y'all!!

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

The Fleshmower is Done.

More pictures.... but its finished.

Next up, a Tri-lobe of Blighthaulers.  Then, something Orky!!

Cheers y'all!

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

That shine! The Fleshmower nears completion.

Aside from some detailing and finishing off the base, the Fleshmower is pretty much done.  I think I'll be toning down the blood a bit - mixing in some browns and the like, plus drippings on the base. The eye lense and a few other little things need finishing.

And here's what comes out the back end.....

Overall, very pleased as this will set the tone for the last expansion of the Deathguard force- the daemon engines and vehicles. Something tells me I'll likely be adding plague zombies for...well, forever, since they are fun to build and paint.  But there is one more drone, terminators,  3 blight haulers, the mortar vehicle and maybe a land raider and/or rhino, depending on what I can resurrect from the junk pile of recently stripped "free" models I got a couple years back.  I will be adding a couple characters, one of which will be for a "patrol" force add on, so I can fit Ms Charlotte into the game for some much needed air support.

That's the plan as it stands.

 In the long view, I'm planning to depart from Nurgle and challenge myself with new colors for a while. The next (final) version of the rest of my Chaos army will be a Slaanzeetch/Tzeenesh kind of force, with a wraith/ghosty/undead/horror theme. Blues, turquois,ghostly greens, purple and blacks.  Also a 10 man Khorne-Aztec berserker squad and a couple characters. Yup, Aztec berserkers. You read that right.

And then there's the Rednekkz 2.0. My Ork army will rise again.

So with all this planned I'm doing a bitz and kits inventory, getting rid of some stuff, trading some other stuff out, etc. If you are in the continental US and looking for short Space Marines, older metal Eldar models or fantasy high elves, drop me a note. My wife is selling her old army too!!

Cheers y'all!

Thursday, September 5, 2019

ETL VI: Failure.

The ETL is usually one of the painting challenges I can complete, since its not at the holidays. Well, not this year.  Thanks largely to a hurricane and a double ear infection, (yes, I know....I really have to think about this whole "worshipping Nurgle" thing. The "blessings" aren't that fun).. I missed what looked like a gimme on the deadline.  It didn't help that it looked like we were going to take a direct hit from a massive hurricane at the beginning of the week, then it got dragged out to end up with basically a rainy day here. My prayers (and donations) go out to the folks of the Bahamas.  Check out the Bahamas Red Cross if you want to help them out. They took one hell of a beating from that storm.

Only 5 days late, I finished my Plague marine vow...and here they are....

The Plague Caster

The Blight Bringer or Bellman...

The Champions....

The Gun squad.....

The Close Combat Squad....

A couple of my favorites....

And there they are!  Its nice to have the core of my army painted.  There are some machines and deamon engines to go, so more to come. I also need to get a better close up on the metallic colors shift.  Not sure I'm digging the white background and the new light bulb. I'll have to tinker with it a bit.  So look for that in the near future.

  I've got some work on the Fleshmower done, usually as I was waiting for stuff to dry on the plaguemarines, so here's his current state.

Lots more grossness and detailing to do on him.  The carapace actually plays the light well.  I'll goof around with the camera and set up and get some better pictures of that on the next update, which will be a LOT sooner than the last one, though I am sneaking out of town next week for a couple days... hopefully to get in some fishing while visiting family.

That's all for now! 
Cheers y'all!!