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Realizing that I only have a couple bags of primed models and that the window for outdoor priming in my neck of the woods is rapidly closing I spent more time prepping models. Managed a couple more bags of boys and bosses plus a few bags of small vehicles too.20201015_235249.thumb.jpg.24525d02223fe47364e83f553fd38a47.jpg

I think this is what I'll be doing for the next few days as everything still needs it's moldlines scraped, but quite a bit still needs assembled or converted too. With any luck I'll be able to finish everything in a few days then I just have to wait/hope for a good priming day. 

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Figured I'd give myself a break from moldlines, Orkifing some Space Marine bikes instead.20201016_220129.thumb.jpg.fd532fef4ccb726ec55ea6759357b50d.jpg20201016_220156.thumb.jpg.af9ce03a8fe09a0a6ee972c32c904ab8.jpg

They still need work, quite a few more spikes and ork bits, but they're starting to take shape.

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Tonight I worked on the Ork bikes again and boy was it a weird session. I started out by "researching" what exactly a dakkagun was, because Ork bikes apparently have two of them. After longer than I'd like to admit to I found out they're basically just big shootas. That of course lead to my bits bin with the surprise being that I didn't have any. So I spent some time on the eBay until I found the required eight that I needed. After buying the guns on a whim I checked one last place in my bits bin, somewhere big guns in general (not to mention big shootas) shouldn't be, and low and behold I found six (almost enough). So with the six big shootas in hand I went ahead and started the finishing touches on three of the bikes.

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While searching my bits I found a whole boss too. So in the end I still ended up scraping a few moldlines tonight.20201017_235913.thumb.jpg.bc9d1a1643440cfd1ca2c2ce1a3750c1.jpg

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Looking good, and the "totally not orks we're really a space marine Rhino" bit is hilarious... 

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Tonight I spent most of my time sorting bits, finding figure's missing pieces, and generally getting the last four bags of figures ready. I did however clean and assemble a full bag of Orks.

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I even found a couple with "extra" character from a previous owner.20201018_221118.thumb.jpg.0a6f467d6bda5075fbc60a4fbe5e96d0.jpg20201018_221130.thumb.jpg.6a6e0e24d289ff1feabc3bdc6cf57a28.jpg

 

Just three more bags to clean and partially assemble. 

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I had hoped to finish the remaining bags tonight but I just ran out of steam. My plan was to finish them tonight, base them tomorrow, and hopefully have them ready to prime just in time for an upcoming heat wave. It just wasn't in the cards however; I did get most of them done though.20201021_015221.thumb.jpg.6c88b93ace8723b4112597d8a60d2716.jpg

 

This is all that remains, at least as far as boys go.

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I'm finally finished with moldlines, at least for now. The models are now cleaned, based, and attached to slats just awaiting a good day to prime. Hopefully that expected "heatwave" is actually coming.20201022_002650.thumb.jpg.3df5cae1f5756ae186ec8bd49325277b.jpg20201022_002719.thumb.jpg.242e75f897ebd7aa83322b37831f4975.jpg

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Weather was great for priming today and I'm happy to say everything got primed. The bits needed for my final bike also arrived today so I finished it and primed it as well.

 

Here it is just before receiving primer.20201022_154028.thumb.jpg.47579b860f91844c4069d6b440d602bf.jpg20201022_154051.thumb.jpg.117ce8746442d05176eb6ffa78bda59b.jpg20201022_154103.thumb.jpg.9f26ae7852cecb549b0224b9baf1db63.jpg

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Finally got back to painting tonight but I didn't get much done. I basecoated all the green skin with a few models even recieving some blue on their clothing and weapons.

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3 hours ago, Standifer said:

Those orcs look like something out of a post apocalypse movie, with their hodgepodge gear and the motorcycles.

I honestly didn't think my ork bikers would get so much appreciation and attention. Compared to other ork players/kitbashers my bikes really aren't anything special, they're actually pretty lazy. That just might be my harsh inner critic however; I'm glad to see people enjoy them.

 

Not much progress tonight. I just spent some time removing all the newly primed figures from their slats and bagging them up. I even went the extra mile and sorted them too.20201024_232130.thumb.jpg.a5762e516b633ac9b7057a8ba488f9ba.jpg

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Got back to painting tonight and made pretty good progress considering. 

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Up next are all the straps and boots before tackling the metallics and details.

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On 10/25/2020 at 12:39 AM, Rat13 said:

I honestly didn't think my ork bikers would get so much appreciation and attention. Compared to other ork players/kitbashers my bikes really aren't anything special, they're actually pretty lazy. That just might be my harsh inner critic however; I'm glad to see people enjoy them.

 

 

Bikes get extra notice because bikes are cooooool :poke:

 

BTW, if you need yet more orks let me know.  I've got an old 40k starter box here somewhere and the orks and gretchins have only ever been used as paint test subjects.....

 

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These guys are almost completely basecoated now (I say almost because I know I missed spots on a few models). I managed to finish the straps and boots before powering my way through the details and both metallics. 

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