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I had some old Ork boyz with sluggas and choppas painted many moons ago. If I've read things correctly that weapon set is falling out of favour in 6th Ed. so time to change things up!
I've got two shoota boyz from playing with inks, why not continue the trend?

I've built shoota boyz before (although it was years ago) so I was kinda bored of the handful of designs that exist. So to combat this I'm mixing it up and converting them:
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Also they're all going to have headwear of some sort, even if I have to invent some new ones.

Magazine switch, basic ejection port sculpt, dental tape around the arms, chamber pot on the bonce. Oh and the mouth was hollowed out and rebuilt because I never liked that head with the squiffy teeth.

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Minor helmet modification but otherwise pretty standard. The shoota he's holding didn't exist back in the day.

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Warbiker head, bayonet. Two things that didn't exist back then either.
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Bullets from one of the inked lads and a GI helmet (complete with playing card, of course).
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Warbiker torso, spare magazine (woo, new!), Puppet's War head (arrived broken and as such couldn't sell it). The shoota is made from a slugga with a barrel replacement and some dental tape.

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The boyz from the other topic. I'm planning on adding more guys as I go along. Next up there's an 'Eavy Shoota (erm, Big Shoota, sorry! Gorkamorka naming sticks with you!).
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Love the chamber pot helmet and the sombrero.
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Nice start, interesting with the dental tape, how does that take paint. You've also sold me on the style for a new mob of boyz
the voices in my head sound better as a choir

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Very nice conversions so far. Looking forward to see more :thumbs .
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Nice start, interesting with the dental tape, how does that take paint.

You've also sold me on the style for a new mob of boyz

I've used the papery sports surgical tape before and it is excellent for painting over and filling in large holes that would cost an arm and a leg with green stuff.
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I've got a few more shoota boyz in various states of readiness but nothing to show you guys yet. However I felt that when it comes to shoota boyz, well, they've got shootas, that's what they do and there's no point in diversifying. So why not add three big shootas?

I've got some from the plastic set kicking around, sure, by why use them when I could convert some instead?

First off we've got my favourite, currently only named "Da Kraftsman":
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The reticule is cut from a warbike, the barrel is wrapped in dental tape, and the chain was sculpted by Sanity Lost. I'm not quite sure what happened to his foot, I only noticed it when I came to take photos!

Next up, the one with the Beta C-Mag.
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He continues my theme of silly hats, as you can see, although I wish I could paint news print. Alas I'm just not very good at painting. Magazine and cocking handle aside his weapon is scratchbuilt, nothing fancy there.

Lastly there's Kobb:
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He's a re-build of a model my younger self put together after seeing it in the 3rd Ed. Ork codex. I'm much more pleased with this version. He reminds me of Animal Mother from Full Metal Jacket and so it seemed only appropriate to give him a hat based on another character Adam Baldwin is well known for. I can see a few odd paint smudges and some places where it's worn away from me picking him up. I didn't notice these until I looked at the photos so they're not all that noticeable when he's on the table. It'd be nice to fix them though.
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Great, exactly the idea i had for the shoota boys i am making soon :P . Well done, looking forward to see more :cheers .
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It's taken nearly four years but they're done!

 

Anyway, here's the Shoota Boyz with details on each one:
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From left to right: 
1. Ork with Big Shoota - originally based on a conversion from the third edition 40K Ork codex I decided to combine two Adam Baldwin characters and ended up with this lad. 
 
2. A new shoota - to me at least. The third ed. plastic Ork boyz didn't have that design! 
 
3. Bayonets were another new thing the newer version of the Ork Boyz sprue introduced.
 
4. Another custom hat - an army helmet with the classic 'Nam Ace of Spades tucked into it. Bit of conversion work on the shoota too.
 
5. A new head but an old arm. Back in the day Stikk Bommas were a separate unit and had metal arms that were compatible with the standard plastic sprue. Dat'z one of 'em! The shoota is a combination of a slugga, shoota, and the extra magazine on the new Ork Boy sprue.
 
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6. Past me named this guy "Da Kraftsman" but I cannot for the life of me remember why. His weapon is a standard shoota extended with a plastic tube and wrapped with dental tape. The reticule is from the Lootas sprue. The taped mags are the spare mags from the sprue. The chain is just greenstuff. 
 
7. This guy isn't the prettiest but he's 100% my own work. The shotgun, the head, the legs, the arms, yep. Pretty proud of that. A Fox Box basic Orc head, Brute torso, shotgun, and basic Orc legs. 
 
8. Another of my shotguns although the rest, including the arms, I think, is stock. The head is from the Ork Warbiker sprue. 
 
9. Another mag swap and some sort of mess of a helmet! 
 
10. It's a kilt. An old sculpt I did for when I lived in Scotland and the missus came to visit. He was an experiment in painting with washes. It didn't really work out but I'm keeping him, damnit.
 
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11. A G.R.O.S.S. inspired paper hat, some jaws on the shoulders, a Warhammer Fantasy torso, and a couple of drums joined to form a Beta-C mag. The rest of the shoota is custom. 
 
12. A Kromlech Orc head and a Ramshackle Games cast of my shotguns (not my arms). 
 
13. My head sculpts today aren't the best but they've come a long way. This is one of my very old head sculpts that I never released. The arm is from the Battlewagon sprue, the torso is from the Mek in the Lootas box I think. The shoota is a combination of two sluggas, some tubing, and another drum mag. 
 
14. Another full sculpt! My version of the single-barrel shotgun and a jester's cap. I love wearing those things. 
 
15. A Loota head that I rather like, Ramshackle Games' version of my shotgun (the arm sculpted by the marvellous Curtis Fell), another of those metal stikkbomb arms, a Gorkamorka plastic Ork Boyz stikkbomb, and a spare shotgun shell from another project (full brass).
 
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16. This head was in my bitz box with lots of parts carved off. Not sure what happened to it but I did a bit of basic rebuilding and added the "Manik" glyph (meaning "Insane"). The shoota is one of my Fox Box Create-a-Shoota ones. 
 
17. Full Fox Box parts plus a fairly badly sculpted dunce's cap. The shoota is another Create-a-Shoota jobby. 
 
18. Slugga, plastic tubing, dental tape, and a spare mag from the Ork Boyz sprue. The torso is a brilliant one from the Ork Warbikers kit, and the head is from Puppets War. 
 
19. I've always been rather fond of The Sniper's Bloke's Bucket Hat from Team Fortress 2. The rest is stock Fox Box stuff. 
 
20. One of the currently unreleased Create-a-Shoota v.2 builds (although the barrel is out there). The head is stock but with a cut-down Ork Boyz iron gob and a flat cap.
 
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21. Trader Jones from Charlie Chalk. Yep. That's his hat. The shoota is one of my Fox Box Create-a-Shoota and the legs are my Basic Orc legs. 
 
22. Another unreleased Fox Box Create-a-Shoota v.2 builds. The head is a basic one with a Bart Simpson-inspired red cap. Yeah, that doesn't come up that much anymore but trust me, it was a thing. 
 
23. Another one of my really old Orc Shotguns. Calvin waited forever for that propellor beanie and it didn't even fly. 
 
24. More new Create-a-Shoota bitz and a bucket that turned out reasonably well. The lettering is dreadful but I'm quite pleased with the Col. Sanders. 
 
25. Why not mix things up and go with a pair of my Orc Revolvers. I really need to get those in production again. He, like no. 3 is another 100% my own work jobbie.
 
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26. Mostly stock but a Ramshackle Games cast of my Stryker-style Orc shotgun. The wraps on the arms are dental tape.
 
27. New bitz! New bitz! I really love these new Create-a-Shoota bitz. The head is from the biker sprue with a hair squig topknot (probably nicked from the head on Ork no. 9). 
 
28. GW Power Klaw, Gorkamorka Nob back banner, Fox Box legs and Brute torso. The head is also a Fox Box one but I decided to have a go at rebuilding it for fun. It kind of turned out like a Rogue Trader era sculpt and for once I think that's actually a good thing. The waistcoat and hat were obviously added by me, as was the strap. The shotgun is a cut-down Ramshackle Games version of my double-barrel shotgun (predecessor to Ork no. 19's shotgun). Reloading that one-handed could be tricky so I added an Ammo Pal-style shell dispenser and shoulder strap for the shotgun. 
 
29. Aaaall me here. Including the hot pink tiara. I discovered that my hot pink paint had dried up the other day and found that GW don't sell anything anywhere close. Odd. I didn't buy it from them initially but I assumed they'd have something appropriate for Chaos players. Apparently not. Oh and the shoota is another Fox Box Create-a-Shoota in case you hadn't guessed. 
 
30. One of the earliest builds in the squad. The shoota's receiver and magazine are just greenstuff and his arms have dental tape on 'em. The head is a modified stock GW Ork head. I'm really not fond of the original as it has those goofy teeth that never looked good to me. It's a chamber pot on his head, by the way, not a teacup! I can't say I've ever painted pink flowers on anything else before...

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Lastly there's Kobb:
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