Monday, May 10, 2010

The Return of Gorgog Smashskul

Sometimes, when a set of options in your Codex really suck, you let a model fall into disuse. This exact thing happened to my Warboss, Gorgog Smashskul. To deepen his shame, his choppa arm had busted off and he had gotten all chipped up. He had remained dormant, broken and degraded in a storage case for at least 2 years. Luckily, as I rummaged through projects to work on I decided to get him back into display case shape. Some repairs and some touch ups last week got him back in order. I would like to go back and redo his eyes. Even in this distant shot I can tell his eyes are kind of piss poor. I'll try and get to that this week just because. Gorgog and the model directly next to him were both painted roughly 10 years ago. The Ork Boy was another repair needly sitting storage.

Last week, I didn't just work on repairing broken models though. Here are 2 brand new Ork Trukk Boys that I completed.
Both of these models have some very subtle conversions. If you look closely at the choppa arm of the model on the right you will see a plastic Ork glyph that I shaved off of a Slugga or something and glued onto the arm band.
In the picks above and below you can see I added 3 large rivets onto the top of his helmet to make him look a little more unique. As far as his paint job goes, I'm really stoked on his piercing eyes and the dags on his pant leg.
In the below picture you can see that I used a tiny bit of plastic tubing to extend the barrel of this Ork's slugga. I also glued a glyph plate on his back. Many of my Trukk Boys have bitz on them that would be suitable for making emergency repairs.
This final image is of a Scavvy from Necromunda. I have long used them as the Grots manning my Big Gunz because I don't have enough Grots to go around. This particular model was sitting in the storage case without its base done for at least 7-8 years. I figured it was time to finish him off and get him in the display case as well.
Models completed last week towards the painting challenge: 3 (2 Ork Boyz and 1 Scavvy).

Nick: 17 pts

Scott: 14 pts

Later this week I'll post some images from a game I played against Eric's Death Guard army.


Scott said...

Very nice. I thought you were only going to drop 1 or 2 points. 4? That's great man...

I mean...

You bastard!!

xNickBaranx said...

More to come! I have so many partially completed models that are just a couple hours from completion. How did I let myself get to this point? hahaha. Seriously. My partially completed model count is out of control.