Hey everyone! Sorry I've been lazy with posting lately. I always have a big hobby breather after Nova where i give myself time to recover from the months of non stop painting. Been playing lots of video games (I was on a video game hiatus during the ork paint-a-thon), and just finished divinity original sin 2, and Mordor shadow of war. Todd over sincain40k told me about a charity tournament our friends Colin, Jason, and Joe were running up and Philly, so I'll be attending that in a few weeks. Check it out if you are interested! Until then, hope everyone is doing well!
Welcome my friends! Now that I had some time to recoup from the wonderful time at Nova, I can start working on my battle reports and great times I had there! First off, I'm going to put all the bat reps in a single post. I didn't go nuts taking photos of the games this year, (and some were short!), So I'll just combine them all into one mega post. Second...once again the Narrative did not disappoint. It was a wonderful time! I am also proud to say that I actually placed this year in the army painting competition...and not only placed, but took first!
The second place went to Dave's amazing freehand painted inquisition army.
With a tie for second (or third) going to Christopher Stover and his amazing Tau army! (Including a Manta!!!)
Chris's army is missing some of its components, as I didn't get a snap of it all setup. Supposedly the judging was really close, I'm glad to have competed against such beautiful painters! (These were not all the competing armies, just the top 3) Now onto the battle reports I'm sure you are all curious about. Spoiler alert, I went 4-3 for the event, and ended up 6th out of 72!
Welcome back my friends. Hope you are enjoying the photos! The last batch is a combination of photos I took during the narrative, and of photos I took with my cell phone. I'm not trying to organize these too much, as it takes an enormous amount of time to do so, and I'd rather just relax. (It already took an enormous amount of time to take 600 photos!). Hope you enjoy them slightly out of order non the less! Thanks for stopping by!
Hey everyone! Here are all the remaining photos I took of the events. Classes and the Narrative event sucked up lots of time, so I did my best to get as many photos of armies as I could. If I missed you, I'm sorry! Enjoy the photos!
Welcome friends! Just got back from the Nova Open! Will be uploading all the photos today and tomorrow. Hope you enjoy them! I had a fantastic time and can't wait to go back next year! This first batch is from the 31st, including the Invitational, Trios, and Some 30k. Heresy events were happening nearly all the time, so when I had a chance, I swung by and took some photos. So generally if you see 30k stuff, it's from their events (Though one particular super heavy tank was very popular in the GT).
Hello my friends! After I last left you off, I had dropped my powershot s110 and broken the lens. It's replacement arrived, so I snagged some photos of the cart before packing it up for Nova! Enjoy!
Welcome my friends! It is done! I've finished my entire painting task list!
And boy am I exhausted! (No seriously, I am spent! That is a LOT to paint!)
Welcome my friends! I hope your wrists haven't been cramping up from all the painting you've been doing! (Mine sure have!). I had a very busy weekend, getting an enormous amount of work done on the ork vehicles. Just a few left and everything is ready for Nova!
First up was the Mega dread. This dread needed some serious work. It had zero metallic blocking done, so took a good few hours just to pick out metallic bits to break up the yellows.
Welcome my friends. Nova is rapidly approaching (it's just next week!), and all the grots and meks have been hard at work in the Greggles household. As I get closer to the end, these posts explode with models, as I'm not really posting all the sweat, beer, and tears wip's that went into them! First up, the new improved Zhardsnark Biker Boss!
Welcome my friends! It's been a great week in the Greggles bunker. Lots of green filled out on the to do list! (pun intended!). Lets jump right to it with the finished weirdboy #2!
I had a lot of fun with this guy. It's basically just a savage ork boss with a cool lightning staff modification. That's about it. I went to town on getting some glowing effects and they seemed to work pretty well for the tabletop!
Welcome my friends. It's been another crazy week in the mek shop, with boyz being finished off left and right...and then another dozen being thrown back on the table to paint. Never ending waagh for sure!
First up, this is a shot of the finished boyz, just to let everyone know I'm just not rephotographing the same ten boyz over and over again :). Today you'll see the finished photos of around thirty boyz (now that they have been varnished, highlighted, and powdered), what I'm currently working on, and some happy surprises!
Welcome back my friends! Yet another week, and yet another batch of orks painted. You'd think I was Mordain7th over there!
First up, the squad of choppa boyz. This brings me up to 40 painted. (20 to go!). I'm having Sophie over at Hobbyistgirl clean them up for me (I don't want to screw up my wrists again this close to the end). Hopefully should have those early next week! Thought part of me has been toying with just running two battle wagons full of boyz, which seem to be hitting just as hard, and really speed up the game. Sharp eyed folks will also notice a gorkamorka nob leading the group! Really pleased with how he came out. The last iteration of paint on him was horrid by comparison :). All these boyz still need to be based, varnished, metallic highlights, and powders. So they will get a few more bits of flare before they are truly done. (I wait till they are on the bases to varnish them, and the bases are on the way!)
Welcome back my friends! Another week, and more orks on the table!
So something happened this week that I never thought would happen. I started listening to everyone and started putting on checks onto some of the shoulder plates. What have I done! Of course I haven't done any white, because I don't have white on the entire army, so most likely going to stick with some sort of metallic checks, just to keep with the overall silver/yellow theme. I know this makes traditionalists squirm, but hey, its orks :).
It really helped on the big choppa nob. That is for sure!
Welcome my friends! Hope you still enjoy ork infantry, because guess what Greggles is painting? That's right, more orks!
In the first shot, is the current 10 choppa boyz I'm working on. Trying to get them to a point for Saturday's game, so I can field as many painted orks as possible vs Dan's AM! This will actually be a streamed game at https://www.twitch.tv/greggles1 around 11 EST! Second photo is the next batch. Everyone is on a little cup now, as it seems to help my wrists enough so I can continue painting!
Welcome my friends to another orky Thursday. Where almost every brush stroke ends up on an ork. The tide is endless!
First off...these are my OLD orks. I ripped them off their old 25mm bases, made some new 32mm bases with texture paste, and rebased the lot of them. (This is my fail safe if I can't finish the new orks in time for nova...and to try playing with 90 orks).