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I had a fairly productive night and applying both the skin and the overall wash. 20201121_001725.thumb.jpg.7d0a0e462edb4efd22e61b263692a75d.jpg20201121_001651.thumb.jpg.a918c30f147dddb299b707f169a57743.jpg20201121_001711.thumb.jpg.c4a566078367cee746b56d266e491754.jpg20201121_001827.thumb.jpg.4810d6c805f47f843d48be7112d0e436.jpg


So all that really remains at least as far as painting is the eyes, teeth, nails, the skin highlight, and the dirt highlight. So with any luck I'll finish painting and sealing them during my next session with flock and final pictures the folowing day. Then I guess it's back to the grind of boys. 

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22 hours ago, Standifer said:

I love the Not orcs on the front!

That's actually my favorite detail and one of the main motivations for me trying to replicate the original piece.


The tank Orks are finished and sealed so tomorrow I'll add the flock to their bases and take the final pictures. Then we'll see just how well I replicated the original piece. 


As the tank Orks didn't take too long to finish I went ahead and started my next batch of boys. As I still had paint leftover on my palette all the boys recieved some color in either the form of a shirt or pants. Thanks to an interesting YouTube video I ended up painting a little longer and managed to basecoat all of their skin too.


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The "tank" Orks are finished so here are the final pictures.20201122_175417.thumb.jpg.c11b2fdf63b6e4d3f2b28e7e67afb27d.jpg20201122_175429.thumb.jpg.0e469077d444a70059ccc213f1391a52.jpg






Before showing off the assembled "Tank" I figured I'd refresh everyone's memory with the original inspiration.




I think I did a pretty good job with this one. It's not an exact replica of the original, but it was never meant to be. My real goal was to give my wife's army something unique (if not exactly original) like my Imperial Guard army has with their Segway Roughriders. With that in mind I'm very pleased with this "tank" and I believe I achieved my goal of giving my wife's army an interesting piece to laugh and joke about during games.


As for the next batch of boys they recieved a few more colors before I decided to call it a night.20201122_212754.thumb.jpg.40fff28263c347a827202a8428466fea.jpg

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Best Camouflage ever!


Guardsman :Sir! I see a Transport coming this way!


Commissar: No worries, it's one of ours, See? It clearly is a Rhino transporter, it even says NOT ORKS! Strange sense of humor these Space Marines have..


Guardsman: I dunno Sir, it looks kinda strange, I don't trust it!


Commissar: Do I have to execute you for cowardice Guardsman? That is a Space Marine Rhino!


Guardsman: That is a Space Marine Rhino Sir! Nothing to worry about!


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Took a way longer break from this project than I intended and though I wish I could say the time was spent working on other aspects of this project it wasn't. I've actually been doing prep work for completely different projects I'll be focusing on after the new year.


So with under a month remaining I'm admitting defeat, apparently I cannot paint an entire Ork army in a year, and I certainly can't do it with the six months I actually spent focused on the project. I will however be spending my remaining painting time this year finishing what I can. My plan is to paint what's currently in front of me before switching to individual character models and just seeing how many I finish.


With that mindset in place I managed to finish the leather straps, boots, and packs on my latest set of boys.20201213_223106.thumb.jpg.e95c841123e2bbc3078e8dd260d6c46f.jpg


At some point during this project's break a couple of the Ork Copters got some paint too. 


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Forgot the text for the Copters.
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The current batch is nearly done, all that remains is basing and sealing. 20201217_002048.thumb.jpg.94f16b2dbdc16412d18038d4fb2cefaa.jpg


Deciding to push these guys along tonight seems to have paid off, though the rush has left them looking quite generic. At this point however the looming end date and general project fatigue makes this way easier to accept.

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Well all Waaagghhhs start small and tend to grow while the hordes win more battles.

Yours just started and will grow later on.

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Big Shoota boys are sealed and awaiting flock, so if all goes well they'll be finished tomorrow and I'll take the final pictures. 


Moving on to the Copters I got a bit done but not as much as I'd hoped. I did manage to finish their skin, hats, and gloves however. One Copter even recieved a complete basecoat of yellow too.20201218_225739.thumb.jpg.329359f967e48a5a530a8287f8254f5b.jpg20201218_225803.thumb.jpg.e9a42f78bd22e10697370e8061c9ad72.jpg


In all honesty my heart just wasn't in it tonight. Winning a couple eBay auctions right before starting my paint session didn't help either. Most of my time painting was spent on autopilot while I thought about another project I'm truly excited by (I'll be starting that immediately after the new year).


If I've learned anything from this project it's that I'll never be a commission painter (even if my skill ever actually reached that point). Turns out I just have trouble staying motivated with a project I didn't "really" choose. Truth be told if my wife hadn't wanted to play Orks I probably never would have painted any. So jumping right in and painting an entire horde of them wasn't exactly something I was "jazzed" about. 


I do see myself finishing this project but its definitely going to go into overtime. Once the year ends I'm going to take a bit of time for my own projects. After a few though I will start to pepper the Orks back into my queue. I'm thinking a one to one exchange will work but we'll see what happens. 

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The Big Shoota Boys recieved their flock so here come their final pictures.20201219_232723.thumb.jpg.2a16b64d11e506892b93f5e19570b1ba.jpg20201219_232738.thumb.jpg.b7632240106e33f614ced26a7f346e13.jpg







Like I said they look a little phoned in, but once they get thrown into mobs I think they'll be okay. If nothing else they are definitely tabletop acceptable. 


As for the Copters they only recieved two colors tonight but it made quite a difference.



With the first Copter yellow will obviously be the main color (they are Bad Moons afterall) but I don't think they'll all receive the same treatment. Since I'm treating each one like an independent character (for the purposes of painting) I don't really have an overall plan I'm just going to take it one model at a time and see how they turn out. With that in mind my next two are already shaping up from just the excess paint from my palette. 


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Made quite a bit of progress on the first Copter and it's nearly finished. With the addition of Red and both metallics only small details and washes remain.20201221_001005.thumb.jpg.c42d89b7f4bf6c9442103d8e4f197be9.jpg20201221_001017.thumb.jpg.fc39edf3ae91aaafb038d17cea34d072.jpg


The second Copter received a little color too courtesy of leftover paint.20201221_001056.thumb.jpg.37d21bc155114516ff3a6d3d735ffd79.jpg20201221_001106.thumb.jpg.e8fccc31b6f135d8d9a00f01551df588.jpg

Oddly enough the basecoat on this one is practically done as all that's really missing is the trademark yellow. I'd call that pretty good for just a short painting session. 

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Sat down tonight hoping to really make some progress but it just didn't happen. I did manage to apply a wash to all the skin and basecoat the Copters in yellow though.  20201227_223848.thumb.jpg.32c6cebd90655d824ce376fda1cbc06f.jpg

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As we all saw coming the Waaagh! is going into overtime. The plan is to finish the Copters before taking a much needed break. Going forward I will be breaking up my own projects every now and again with a squad or two. So sooner or later this army will get finished.


Though this is the first update in about a week and a half that's not to say I haven't been busy. I've actually been hard at work on my next big project. Hopefully that project will actually be worth all the hype I've given it through this unrelated one.


Tonight I almost finished the third Copter (minus detail work and metallics). It recieved a ton of red and blue. Thanks to a heavy hand with the paint bottles the others also got a bit more color too.20210107_234322.thumb.jpg.1f087912022df52e8e4dee865032f179.jpg20210107_234337.thumb.jpg.65e0134a8f240a5231be4856a6a92bab.jpg20210107_234352.thumb.jpg.fbf739d903ea24b92b50a0c5161e9299.jpg


I've been trying my best to only paint one Copter at a time now but somehow I keep over pouring paint onto my palette. Guess I'll just keep trying.

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