Wednesday, 17 January 2018

Pudding Wrestler's Perfidious Projects: Mysterious Orky Thing of Mystery

I was thinking about opening up a project thread over on WargamerAU to show off progress pics of things I'm working on which are not destined to become TFH, MFH or PFH ishoos. Except WAU can't display photos from Google Photos no matter what I tried. I can get them to work on other forums, looks like some sort of WAU issue...
So in disgust, I've decided to just post things here instead in a new series I'm calling Pudding Wrestler's Perfidious Projects. It's been a while since the last proper ishoo because I've been painting things for Cancon. But last night I couldn't sleep due to a certain mad idea which came to me at bed time, and this morning I started working on the sucker. Personally, I blame Ian 'Waz' Wyatt - I've been watching his youtube orky modelling videos. I made the mistake of sending The Hoodling a link to his latest video on his Orky Warlord Titan, and The Hoodling taunted me mercilessly about the relatively tame scale of my scratchbuilds.
Anyway, here's the beginning of something I built today. It is an Orky thing. A mysterious Orky thing. Of mystery. I will leave it to you to try to determine what it is.
And yes, there will be an MFH at some point. Although it will be for the second one I make - this one is an experiment and I didn't want to commit to an MFH before I saw if it worked or not.

Mysterious Image One.

Mysterious Image Two. That venty-grilly thing was a bit of a pain to build.

Mysterious Image Three. I'm very fond of the periscope.

Mysterious Image Four.

Mysterious Image five. Such mystery.

Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Modelling for Hippos Ishoo Twenty-Wun: Winged Huzzork Biker

The last thing I need to build for CanCon is the Winged Huzzorks; a unit of Ork biker boyz so awesome, so quintisentially orky that they have been honoured in song by Stabbatork!* And how, you ask (as you so always and so kindly do!) does one make a Winged Huzzork? Well, it all starts with a bunch of surplus Deff Koptas which I had hanging around because I decided to build my own. And then I sort of stumbled into five of the Black Reach Deff Kopta kits. But how does one continue?
Allow noted speed freak Grot to explain!

And there you have it hippo fans; one rather burly and surly bad biker boy! These come out a bit bigger than the standard Ork bikes (although true to form, I don't own ANY of the current generation of proper ork bikes, I checked one out at a mate's place and they're kinda puny looking beside a winged huzzork special.) The wheels used here are from Miniature Scenery; they're actually from a set of tyre stacks designed as terrain, but if you leave the center parts in and add a few details they work fine. Hopefuly MS will release some actual wheel versions for us scratch builders to use in future - I know I mentioned the idea to them when I saw them at PAX.
Well, I have to get these and a few other things painted for CanCon, and get on with organising GeekFest...

*because Orks love both bad puns AND swedish power metal!
Coming down the mountain side;
Coming down they turned the tide...
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