Saturday, 19 May 2018

NAZORK and Little Wars Melbourne



Little Wars is on in a fortnight!
Which means the NAZORK Monte Carlork Grand(ish) Prix is on in a fortnight!

The normally quiet seaside town of Monte Carlork echoes to the thunderous raw of nitro-chewin' smoke-belchin' tyre-shreddin' squig-injectin' engines and the extremely amusing squeaky squeels of any grots who get in the way. NAZORK (Nazgrub's Awesomely Zoomy Ork Racing Kars) is in town for the Monte Carlork Grandish Prix - the highlight of any Ork's calendar. Lap after lap of pulse-pounding excitement, erratic driving, wildly-aimed gunfire and, most importantly, spectacular firey crashes! So grab your oiler squig, strap into 2000 squig-power of death on wheels with a slim chance of thereThe normally quiet seaside town of Monte Carlork echoes to the thunderous raw of nitro-chewin' smoke-belchin' tyre-shreddin' squig-injectin' engines and the extremely amusing squeaky squeels of any grots who get in the way. NAZORK (Nazgrub's Awesomely Zoomy Ork Racing Kars) is in town for the Monte Carlork Grandish Prix - the highlight of any Ork's calendar. Lap after lap of pulse-pounding excitement, erratic driving, wildly-aimed gunfire and, most importantly, spectacular firey crashes! So grab your oiler squig, strap into 2000 squig-power of death on wheels with a slim chance of there being a steering wheel attached somewhere, put the pedal to the metal and race for the ultimate glory of Gork or possibly Mork in the ultimate test of orkyness! being a steering wheel attached somewhere, put the pedal to the metal and race for the ultimate glory of Gork or possibly Mork in the ultimate test of orkyness!
NAZORK uses a specially modified variant on the Warhammer 40,000 8th Edition rules to provide only the finest Orky racing shenanigans!  A newly expanded line up of racers includes the classic Warbuggies and Grot Tanks, plus newly added Wartrakks and Skorchas - all of which will be racing through the spectacular environs of Monte Carlork - aka Hampton Games Club's Portheim modular terrain set with the addition of such Orky landmarks as the Hotel Grunthos and Spannanut'z Garage!

Monday, 7 May 2018

Ishoo Wun-Ten: Orky Garage

Little Wars is fast approaching, so on with some more Orkness terrain which will be used for the Monte Carlork Grand(ish) Pricks! And what more useful building to a town in the grips of NAZORK madness than a garage? What indeed? How about an art deco garage which has been over run by orks?
Let us consult once more the oracle that is Grot with a knotted hanky on his head.

































And there you have it Hippo Fans! If you don't have a spare miscast wartrakk to hand, fear not. I have made moulds of my wartrakks and have been casting them up as a way to save time on making a mighty horde of them. At some point I'm looking at making them available for sale, but there are some things which still need to be ironed out before that can happen.
Anyway, that's it once again. Keep an eye out for another MFH coming fairly soon, and probably some youtube updates as well.

Saturday, 28 April 2018

Youtube for Oldhammering Hippos: The Rogue Trader Braincrusha


I decided that I needed a centre piece model for Waaagh Gruntblasta. This is the result.


This will be followed shortly by an MFH on building a Gobsmasha based on the plans published in an ancient White Dwarf I found (around issue 120 I think). And no, not the one built from a Battlewagon kit - that is cool but I only have one vintage battlewagon so I don't fancy converting it.


Tuesday, 17 April 2018

MFH Ishoo Twenty-For Aye: Casting the wartrakk

Hail oh Hippos fans!
Ove the weekend I made molds for a few of my Wartrakk components - one body, one set of tracks and both sets of wheels. The moulds went very well, the first casts not as well. I had problems with bubbles and resin not flowing in to some of the narrower areas. I think I have overcome this now, the latest set of casts are setting as I type. Anyway - picture time!
I made a mould of the two sets of wheels first to test things out.

The first set of casts sitting atop my washing machine which I am using for casting and such things. I miscalculated the volume of the wheels so I didn't get full casts of all four. Note the majestic bubble on the body...

This is the first casting, which I've painted up for an upcoming project. The stacks on the engine didn't work that well so I replaced them with tubes. The original model had treads which stuck out from the track units - they didn't cast too well so I trimmed them back flush.

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Ishoo Wun-Oh-Nin: Hotel Grunthos

Welcome one and all to the oh so bracing environs of Orkness! Orkness is a down-at-heal English sea-side resort circa 1950 which is A: on an Imperial world in the 41st millenium somehow and B: has been taken over by Orks. And it is the home of Waaagh Snaggatoof. 
I have been planning this for a while - a whole table worth of terrain based on old human buildings taken over and heavily modified by Orks, all of which will be used for NAZORK at Little Wars. And other games eventually. But it need to be completed for NAZORK.
Anyway, the first part of the project is also the largest; the stately seaside Hotel Grand... reborn as the Hotel Grunthos.
How hard is it to build a 1950s English seaside hotel which has been taken over by Orks from both space AND the future?
Here's Grot with a knotted handkerchief on his head.





























Note: All of the detaily stuff above is left seperate to make painting easier. You won't see it again until the end - just assume the painting techniques are exactly those used on the building.










And there you have it Hippo Fans! Come back soon for the next part of Orkness - I've already started work on Spannanoggin'z Garage!


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