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Gaf-Naz
post Dec 23 2007, 06:48 AM
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I've not been around much recently due to work, but I have been keeping it green.

Once I read the new codex I knew I needed some Lootas in my growing waaagh for the krazy amount of dakka they can generate, so I've raided my bitz box and the new spearhead and started on a squad of 15.

First 4 are stock models from the spearhead - just added a few gubbinz to some of the less detailed areas:




The next 4 are the product of a deep bitz-box - 3 are still to have left arms added by the Dok. winkingOrk.gif

5th one - extended belt-fed big shoota with underslung melta and auxillary rokkit:


6th one - lascannon with drum-fed heavy stubber:


7th one - clip-fed autocannon with underslung burna:


8th one - drum-fed autocannon with underslung flamer and shoota:


Hope to get 7 more made by the 27th when I have to field 7000 points of orks against 2 skumgrods. dakka.gif

Watch this space for updates. All C&C appreciated. cheers.gif


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post Dec 23 2007, 06:59 AM
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Nince Guns!! I like them very 'Uge and 'Urty! dakka.gif
You put them all on large bases, i suppose cos ove falling over reasons?
All in all a nice job, must look great painted
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post Dec 23 2007, 07:39 AM
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Awesome work. These are very well done and are easily equal to the new ones. Congrats.
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post Dec 23 2007, 08:47 AM
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These look amazing, well done. I hope to see them paintd soon, keep up the good work!
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post Dec 23 2007, 08:48 AM
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Some very nice builds, G-N. The will make a lovely mob. I'm hoping you're going to do some over the shoulder mounts like the new lootaz because I'd really like to see what you come up with. cheers.gif


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post Dec 23 2007, 10:31 AM
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Hmmmm me likes them !

now get those painted ! biggrin2.gif
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post Dec 30 2007, 07:12 PM
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i will definetly be looting some of those! biggrin2.gif


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post Dec 30 2007, 08:30 PM
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Definatly love the look of those lootas from 'the deep of the bitz boz'

Nice lootin'the arms from the burnaz


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post Dec 30 2007, 09:08 PM
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Nicely done, my scratch built lootas apparently will need more bitz as they look plain compared to these


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post Dec 30 2007, 09:37 PM
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really fun stuff. I'm happy to see you using the new burnaboy backpack/harness bitz for lootas.. that's just the sort of thing I was planning on doing.

I cant help but feel like the over-the-shoulder lootas feel a little bit awkward, nothing to do with your skills in assembly, I'm just not convinced by the original sculptor's weapon harness. maybe my opinion of them will improve when I see them in person, but in the photos I've seen, the pose just feels unnatural. it's probably due to the limitations of casting, but the left arm just feels really tacked on and uninspired.

anyway, my misgivings on the base models aside, I really dig the conversions! I can't wait to start mucking about with them myself!


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post Dec 30 2007, 10:52 PM
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Thanks for all the feedback guys. cheers.gif

Greenskin87 - I tried smaller bases but thought the massive guns made them look crowded. I think the larger bases look better, are more stable and allow for some cool bases - I'm thinking piles of spent shell cases. dakka.gif

MGD - Your wish is my command - see the new boys below for shoulder and harness mounts in progress.

gnat - the new models are definitely full of great bits, but the poses are somewhat off to my eyes too. Your comment about the left arms appearing redundant made me smile as in this month's white dwarf they mention that they chose the new design for lootas so as to give the left arm something to do. winkingOrk.gif

Managed to get a bit more done in between recovering from xmas and playing aporkalips for the first time - my tacked together lootas ripped through panzee guardians and vypers with ease. thumbs.gif

4 more boyz started - all still heavily WIP but I thought I'd share my progress.

#9 - twin-linked big shoota. Will probably get a rokkit too:


#10 - multi-melta and kustom slugga. Am planning a large backpack to generate power:


#11 - twin-linked dakka guns and kustom shoota:


#12 - twin-linked dakka guns, slugga and rokkit:


For the last 2 I've tried to replicate the harness that the new models have - still some way to go - will add alot more bracing and straps.

The whole mob so far:


Won't have much time over the next few days for orkiness, but hope to get these guys finished next weekend.

All C&C appreciated. cheers.gif


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post Dec 31 2007, 01:20 AM
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Very nice stuff. I was planning on using the burna-boyz straps for my lootas as well. Great minds think alike I guess!

I like the big bases as well. You can do a lot more decorative stuff with a large base and they are less prone to falling over. The unit is a bit larger to deploy - but these guys tend to sit at the back anyways.

I was planning on ordering a bunch of resin bases to update my army, and I think I will order extra 40mm bases.


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post Dec 31 2007, 02:17 AM
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I am thinking some of this may be dangerously close to Flash Gitz, being new to orks and having read the codex, the major diffrence being the eye targeter between the two and the flasy bling incorporated on the flash gitz models themselves.

Now my observation aside, very cool work done there and to be upfront and honest, plan on stealing some of those ideas for mine, as I have the spearhead as well.

Nice work!

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post Dec 31 2007, 05:14 AM
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BRILLIIANT! thumbs.gif
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post Dec 31 2007, 05:49 AM
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QUOTE(Mud @ Dec 30 2007, 10:47 PM) [snapback]411741[/snapback]
I am thinking some of this may be dangerously close to Flash Gitz, being new to orks and having read the codex, the major diffrence being the eye targeter between the two and the flasy bling incorporated on the flash gitz models themselves.


Flashgitz have nob profiles, and so it would make sense to use nob models with upgraded shootas for that unit.


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post Dec 31 2007, 06:07 AM
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Loota deffguns are just so much fun to convert yourself, I'm working on 6 new weapons myself and I might have to loot some of your ideas, so got plans for the remaining deffguns, you know you want more.
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post Dec 31 2007, 06:14 AM
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These are very cool. I think you've managed to capture the feel of the kits with your variations - some of yours look just as good as the kit versions. Judging from the group shot, it's going to be a great looking unit. I think long-barreled guns look best on these guys, as they suit their long range; as with everyone else, I will be shamelessly stealing your ideas for my Lootas cheers.gif

As for the comments about the basic kit's design, I think they look much better in real life. The approach they've adopted allows them to put detail all over the model. It also means the guns can be big - if they'd been posed the same way as the Orks carrying bit shootas and rokkits, then the guns would have had to be quite 'flat' so as to clear the ground and leave room for the Ork's head. They also made the point in the design notes in WD that this configuration means the Lootas are easier to see amid a sea of green models. And of course you can always make some of your own in a different pose, as Gaf Naz has, do add some variety.

QUOTE(Mud @ Dec 31 2007, 01:47 AM) [snapback]411741[/snapback]
I am thinking some of this may be dangerously close to Flash Gitz, being new to orks and having read the codex, the major diffrence being the eye targeter between the two and the flasy bling incorporated on the flash gitz models themselves.


The single converted Flash Git in the codex is based on a Nob figure, and his gun is pretty large. Gaf Naz's are all pretty close to the official models, so I think they're the right amount of kustomisation. I suspect we'll be getting metal Flash Gitz in due course...


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post Dec 31 2007, 08:20 AM
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These look really good, the conversions to do more Lootas is very nice, great stuff. thumbs.gif

Look forward to seeing a unit painted(the waaagh first?).

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post Dec 31 2007, 09:12 AM
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Ok, you convinced me -- I was sitting on the burna sprue and the plastic rockit & big shoota until I figure out what to do with it. Now they are dedicated to more lootas.

I love the multimelta loota gun you made - now I must copy it.


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post Jan 2 2008, 07:29 PM
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Cheers for the komments guys. cheers.gif

Glad some people are planning to loot my loota's looted loot. biggrin2.gif

Kronork - the new codex means I've had to change every unit in my waaagh, so now I don't have a single completely painted unit. Getting these boyz done would be a Gaf-Naz first, let alone a Waaagh first! laughingOrk.gif

Mud - being a proppa Bad Moon, these guys were always going to end out flashier than your average loota. Any lootas hanging around in Gaf-Naz's warband are bound to 'acquire' the flashiest guns. winkingOrk.gif

But this does leave me with the dillemma of making my planned flash gitz mob look sufficiently flashier - that's for another day though.


Got one more done (minus left arm). He's packing a heavy bolter and heavy flamer combo:


Only 2 more (plus alot of extra detailing and left arms on the other 13) to go and they'll be ready for dakka.gif

More tomorrow night. All C&C appreciated. cheers.gif




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