First off are some Rogue Trader Orks in Power armour. I was looking through a box of bits and found them, and decided to paint them up as a distraction as I like them. They were made about 1989 and sculpted by Kev Adams. I thought I would paint up the armour to look a little like Space suits, putting some 'Space' into 'Space Ork'.
I still have a few more Rogue Trader Space Orks left to do at some point, including three Wartraks.
Secondly are photographs are of Squats and a basing experiment.
After painting several Warhammer Fantasy 3rd Edition armies, I fancy painting something a little more Sci-Fi. There have been several Squat related updates on the Oldhammer Forum and on peoples Blogs, and this has re-kindled my interest in my own Squat army. So I will be painting up the army over the next few weeks, although it won't be very fast as there are a fair few of them, I am in no hurry so want to make a good job of them, and I have a busy January coming up.
I'll see how I get on :)
5 Space Orks, looking to give Houston a problem!
Unit leader armed with a Powerfist.
Cyber arm/gun and a type of gatling pistol in his left hand.
Got you in his sights!
Side views of 3 of the Orks from above.
In Rogue Trader it does'nt matter if you roll a '1' (well, except that you've missed!).
Yes, that is a padlock on the left hand one.
After doing different bases for the Wood Elves, I did'nt want to go back to the same old green flock bases for the Squats. So I thought I would try out the new Games Workshop Technical paint Agrellan Earth.
For those not aware, the idea is that you paint it thickly onto the base, and then as it dries, it cracks, giving a mudflat/desert type of base.
Here's a close up of the finished base. It cracks very well and looks good. Takes a little while to dry, depending on the room temp, took about three hours without the heating on.
Two things to note. Firstly, is that when it cracks it can sometimes show the black base and and green stuff filler used underneath. Painting the base sand colour sometimes works, although sometimes I found you need to paint over the cracks with sand colour (I used GW's Tallarn Sand and then added flock over some of them). Failing that, add more Agrellan Earth.
Secondly, apparently there is a rogue batch that does'nt work in the first shipments. GW will sort out the probem for you if you get one, but mine was fine and they are probably all sold and returned by now.
The flock is also GW, their 'Dead Grass'. I might add odd bits of green flock and debris on some.
Please let me know if you think the basing works for the Squats.
Thudd gun and crew WIP.
I will be doing a more in depth blog update on the army this Sunday. :)