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Painting up some Diggas

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Last Sept my son came to me and said, "We should play some Gorkamorka."

 

"Not going to happen," said I, "because we have nothing except the rules and a few of the models needed.  So unless you are planning to help me build all the terrain needed and buy and build mobs it isn't going to happen."  I pretty much thought that was the end of it.

 

Without missing a breath he said, "Alright, let's do it."

 

"Shi*." was all I could get out of my mouth.

 

For those of you that may have missed that, here is that topic.

 

After that we needed to start building mobs, here is the build of the diggas.

 

Gorkamorka is a game by gw from 1997, that's the same year my son was born, the game is older than him by about six months or so.  It is a game of vehicular combat that pits orks against orks in a never ending struggle for dominance of a desert world under the watchful gaze of the ork Gods Gork and Mork.  There are other mobs in the game, thanks to the Digganob expansion, these include muties, rebel grots and diggas.  What's a digga you may ask.  Well, they are humans that think the orks are the greatest thing they have ever layed eyes on.  With that in mind they strive to be just like the orks in every aspect of their lives.

 

Alright, with some backstory out of the way, let's get on to some painting.

 

Here are all of the diggas primed black.  This is WAY more than I will ever need for a single mob, in fact it is probably enough for two mobs but having this many gives me good variety for the game.

 

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I will be painting these in small-ish batches of 4-8 or so.  I am aiming for just over tabletop quality with these, now that means different things to different people so here is what I mean by that, solid base colors with shading or a wash followed by bringing back the base color.  Sometimes I will give a few pieces a highlight but that is usually limited to characters or center pieces.  That's pretty much what I am aiming for here so nothing fancy.

 

Here are the first batch, a yoof and five boyz, just random picks out of the pile is how this is going to go.

 

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Ignore the impetuous yoof with a layer of flesh painted, he forgot how messy it is to paint ork metal....well, at least the way that I paint it.  Here is the first step of the ork metal recipe, tinbitz...well, that is what it use to be called, and still should be, but now it is, umm....warplock bronze.(I had to go look at it because I really had no idea what it was called.)  It is a nice dark chocolate brown metallic color.

 

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Next step is a fairly heavy drybrush of some sort of dark metallic paint.  I use to use boltgun metal but I no longer have that so I went with blackened steel.

 

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Next was a drybrush of shadowed steel.

 

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Last step for the metal, for now, is a light drybrush of polished steel.  This is pretty bright for ork metal but will be brought down a little by the wash.  I forgot to take pics of this step before moving on to the skin so these pics also have the first layer of the skin done with rosey skin shadow, I am hoping that in the end this will give them a slight look of too much sun.  The light and natural light were giving me some weird colors, one of these is probably close to how they really look...

 

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That is where I left these for the day, the skin needs another layer before we move along to painting all the clothing and pouches.

 

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30 minutes ago, lowlylowlycook said:

Ooooooh.  This will be epic.

 

HAHAhahaha!  Thanks, I needed that!  I don't think I can live up to that descriptive phrase but I will continue to paint them none the less.

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If this thread is even half as awesome as the terrain building thread, it will be epic!  Great kit bashing on the diggas and the paint is off to a great start!

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8 minutes ago, Rahz said:

If this thread is even half as awesome as the terrain building thread, it will be epic!  Great kit bashing on the diggas and the paint is off to a great start!

 

Thanks, glad you liked the terrain build.  The diggas were a fun build too but as is typical of something like this I find it hard to really disguise the original model.  Hopefully once painted up this will not be too noticeable.

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1 hour ago, chaoshead said:

 

HAHAhahaha!  Thanks, I needed that!  I don't think I can live up to that descriptive phrase but I will continue to paint them none the less.

 

True, the scale is wrong for Epic.   And I don't know if there are any 6mm diggas.

 

Point taken.

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Good start!

Let the madness continue!

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Alright, I haven't been completely slacking on this, I just haven't had much time to paint over the last week and I don't think anyone really wants to see half a color applied to a single mini...well, maybe we do though....hmmm....

 

Anyway, here are all of them with all the colors blocked in before any sort of wash or detail has been painted.

 

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Then we have them with some nice devlan mud applied to everything EXCEPT the flesh.  I caught the unpainted wrappings on the shoota just before applying the wash to that boy so its all good, on that part anyway.

 

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After that dried for a while I was able to apply ogryn flesh wash to all the fleshy areas.

 

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Then I picked out a few areas on the faces and the hands with the rosy skin shadow again as a highlight.  I also picked out the ork glyphs so that they would stand out.

 

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The only things left on these is basing and warpaint before they get a coat of matte sealer.

 

I just realized that I will have to find replacements for the two washes that I am using on these as they are no longer produced and I am almost out of one of them and not sure that the mostly full bottle of the other will last through the project.  Crap.

 

The next six have been pulled from the pile and are waiting on the painting desk.

 

 

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What did the poor guy with the shied and normal looking spear do to piss off the weapons officer?

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13 hours ago, lowlylowlycook said:

What did the poor guy with the shied and normal looking spear do to piss off the weapons officer?

 

HAHAHAhahaha!!!  That my fine friend is called being a yoof!  Sometimes you have to earn the real weapons.

 

Today's update is brought to you by a personal day that was starting to burn a hole in my pocket....or something like that.

 

Warpaint applied to those that were calling for some.  Yoofs don't get warpaint and I guess not everyone wants some because not everyone was asking for it.  Viper green base and a sun yellow/viper green mix for a little highlight because it needed it.

 

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And basing material applied so that in a day or two it will be ready to paint....actually I have no idea how long this stuff takes to dry so it could get done today.

 

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Might be some more later but for now I am going to spend some time outside in the sun.

 

 

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More progress on the diggas.  The previous six are set aside to let their bases dry for at least a day.

 

Here are the next six, a boy with a shoota and a knife, A yoof with a six shoota and knuckles, a boy with a slugga, a club and stikkbombz, a driver, a digganob with a kannon, choppa and stikkbombz and lastly there is a shaman with a findin' rod.

 

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Here they are with all the metals done and the first coat of rosy shadow down for the flesh.

 

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I actually had to revisit the first six because I realized that I had not painted all the shell casings brass/bronze, so that is now done.

 

Not too shabby for a few hours work, hope to get more finished over the next few days.

 

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Looking good!

 

FYI  Devlin Mud is now Agrax Earthshade, and Army Painter's Strong Tone Ink is pretty much identical too.

I don't use Ogryn Flesh Wash, but it was apparently replaced with Reikland Fleshshade, and should match up with AP's Flesh Wash.

 

 

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@Jasper_the_2nd  Thanks for the info sir.

 

I have had no hobby time this week thanks to real life, I may have tomorrow off so I might get some time to paint tomorrow.

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Running this thread along with your Conversions & Presentation thread is an excellent idea; re, you'll get feedback from a broader audience...the moral boost is helpful as well.

Your Mad Max types are coming along  WONDERFULLYOUTSTANDING WORK!

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      For the sides I decided to use sides from an ork chariot, leaving the banner poles on to use later.
       

       

       
      I used plastic rod to make matching poles in the front of the trukk bed.
       

       
      I needed a rail all the way around the top to hold a canopy later in the build process.  I used plastic rod and some corner pieces from some of the roll bars from the trukk kit to make this.
       

       

       
      Leaving that aside to dry for a bit I moved onto the cockpit of the trukk.  I forgot to take pics of all the bits that SHOULD have been used in this step but I didn't use all of them that is for sure.  I also forgot to take pics of the steps to get to this point but it was pretty straightforward, just followed the directions for this step actually.  I did scavenge a second wind screen out of the bits box but I am not sure it will stay as I am not entirely sure I like it.
       

       

       
      The next step is a little bit of detailing of the original kit, mostly the engine and additional cockpit details for the gunner, not used in this build because it is an ork and this is a 'umie vehicle.  Here are all the bits for this step.
       

       
      And here is what I will be using.
       

       
      To make this stuff look better.
       

       

       
      Next step bits.
       

       
      Only bits I will use from this step.
       

       
      I forgot to take pics of that step or me adding bars for the drivers canopy.
       

       

       
      The next step is just about the important bits used for boarding and krumping enemy vehicles.  These are all the bits to add boarding planks and a wrecking ball as well as a few bits not used for Gomo and some braggin' decorations.  I will add these to this vehicle but they need to be magnetized as they are not always available.
       

       
      All the bits not used in this build.
       

       
      Here is the Digga trukk as it stands now next to a mostly standard build trukk.
       

       

       

       

       
      This was a surprisingly quick and easy build, I was able to finish the vast majority of this in about five hours.  With just more detailing left on this it will probably take longer to complete it than I have already put into it.
       
      Hope someone finds this useful or entertaining.
    • By chaoshead
      About twenty years or so ago a game came out that I fell in love with, a game that touched my inner Ork and spoke to me in a nice simple language that I could easily understand.
       
      A game of Orks and vehicles, white knuckle speed and vicious combat, mutants and huge explosions all set in an arid desert wasteland.  What's not to love, right!?!?
       
      That game is GORKAMORKA!
       

       
      Anyway, my son, who is younger than the game by a few months, recently watched a few videos of the game on the mwg youtube channel and decided "Hey Dad, we should play a Gorkamorka campaign."
       
      "We have no terrain or vehicles for the game anymore." I said calmly, trying to hide my interest and excitement thinking this would just make the subject go away because even though I love the game, this immediately raised a red flag of me building a ton of terrain and vehicles while everyone else just got to play in the end.  "We would literally have to build everything we needed.  So unless you are going to help with every single step along the way, its not happening."  I figured that would be the end of it because he is not a big fan of the building process, just the playing process.
       
      There was a VERY brief moment of silence and then, "Okay....what would we have to do?"
       
      We sat down that night with the books, looked at game pics and desert pics on the web, watched some of the videos on youtube from the mwg guys and made a list of scenery that we would need to play the game.
       

       
      Flash forward about two weeks to two days ago when we find ourselves in one of the local home improvement stores and end up coming home with most of what we need as far as the main supplies go.  Two 2' x 4' x 1/4" sheets of mdf and one 4' x 8' x 1" sheet of insulation foam.
       

       
      That night we laid out the rough ideas we had for the two cliff faces, this took quite a while actually as I kept going back and forth between depth of protrusion onto the board and playability.  I wanted them to not take up too much room but still have enough space on top to maneuver small and medium vehicles while larger ones may only be able to go in a straight line.  Each cliff also needed a single ramp for vehicle access.
       

       
      The following day we sketched out the bases for the rest of the larger terrain pieces.  I had to remind him that we didn't want to waste the material so we needed to cram as much as we can onto each board.
       

       
      Today we were both off so we decided to spend it working on terrain.  First thing we needed to do was to cut out all the bases.
       

       
      An extra piece of mdf from an old project was also turned into a dune.
       

       
      Next we laid out all the bases onto the foam and traced all the shapes, making sure we had enough space to get everything on took some rearranging but we managed it.  By a very huge bit of dumb luck when I scored the sheet of foam and broke it in two, so we could get it in the van and home, I made one piece slightly larger than the other.  While at the time I was a little bit upset at myself for not bringing a tape measure, this ended up working perfectly.  I am not sure had it ended up in exactly half that we would have been able to get everything on the two sheets half sheets.
       

       

       
      We then cut out all the foam shapes and laid them out onto their respective bases to see what we ended up with.
       

       
      And the extra dune.
       

       
      The space shown is a 4' x 4' chunk of the game table, I think we did pretty good on not wasting the mdf.
       
      The bases without foam are not getting a full level, just a small ring around the edge and will represent the tar pits, mine and chem pool.
       
      The dunes were all attached to their bases with liquid nails, weighed down and left to dry for the night.
       

       
      That's where we are now, not too bad for one day really.
       
      We both had fun and he is already talking about getting a trukk and chopping it up to make it into a lower riding trukk to run over my grots...because I guess that is what I am playing again...probably, I like the little underdogs.
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