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Mek's Month (May) 2017 Painting Challenge

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Agatheron

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Wait... it's May 2nd. Hangs head in shame. Awright, I blew it getting started for this month, but it's time to get cracking on the latest round of threats! There's even a new 40K coming out too...

 
This link will get you into the archive of old threads:
http://www.the-waaag...showtopic=53073
 
And for those who've never done this, here's da rulez as they originally appeared:
 

Borrowing an idea from the Privateer Press forums, the Waaagh is now doing a regular monthly painting challenge. I am officially administering it, but also participating in it myself. The idea is, you make a promise to paint and/or build a given number of models at the beginning of the month, and then report back both on your progress and if and when you manage to complete it. Since Orks don't really make vows, they make threats that are usually carried out, we're going to call this your "Painting Threat" --just don't make it a bluff!                       ;)

So here we go...
The Ground Rulez:

  • Painting threats will be frozen 10 days after the start of the challenge. There is no changing of *any* threat after day 10. Say what you'll paint, then paint what you say. If you don't already own the models you want to paint, I suggest not making the threat until you do. Painting
    Threats are still accepted after the 10th, but they can not be changed once made.
  • When you finish your threat you will be rewarded by the greening of your name on the Threat List. You can then go on to add Bonus Threats and look really impressive. However, you can not be greened before the locking of the Threats on the 10th. Any additions to your threat made before the 10th go onto your initial threat and will not count as Bonus Threats.
  • This is more of a request than a rule. *Please* post work in progress pics if you possibly can. One of the best things about the thread is watching stuff come together. It's perfectly fine if you don't post any photos, however. Feel free to make separate posts, and then link into this thread so that others can comment directly in your own thread.
  • :soap We need to know unit sizes when you post your Painting Threat.                       :soap

FAQ
Q: Do I have to do Orks or GW Figs only?

A: No, not really. There isn't anything stopping you from doing so, but seeing as this the Waaagh, I think most of us would prefer to see Proppa Ork modelz, and not some weedy panzee piece, or even a more semi-proppa Khadorian Behemoth                       ;) After all, we have new models out there to paint! However, if you do decide to paint something that is of non-Orky nature, any pictures that you post must link to your pictures off-site, or make a thread in the Fungus Beer House. 

Q: I need to change my Painting Threat!
A: You have until Day 10 of the month. 

Q: What if I don't have a camera?
A: We operate on the honour system. If you say you did it, we believe you. There are no prizes, so you only get the satisfaction of lying on the internet if you choose to do so. 
Q: Will you do one of these every month?
A: That's the goal... We'll do one of these close to the beginning of every month... we've now done it for more than three years.
Q: Hey, what if we finish our vow but decide to paint more?
A: Paint away! If you mean, can you get a head start on next month, I guess so. But it's kind of weedy to make a painting threat with a 75% painted unit at the start of the month... as guilty as I am of this myself!                       :blush 
Q. I've not made my threats for the past two months, should I still enter?
A. You bet! The idea behind a painting threat is to develop some discipline as to what you're going to build or paint. Part of the challenge is to learn what you can complete within a given month, and what you can't. If you find you're not making your threat for the month, then reduce the size of it. Don't bite off more than you can chew... take it in smaller chunks. If you manage to finish your threat early, then get working on the next lot!                       :) 

Q. What if I get my threat done early?
A: WeIl, if you get it done early, you can try to make a Bonus Threat where you can add an additional threat only after the existing work is completed. No bonus prizes, but you will get the respect of everybody. Additionally, this can be a way to make sure you don't over-threaten
earlier in the month.                       :) 


Right... now that you've got it, get to it lads!!                       :whip
 

 

Registered Threats 

  1. Agatheron
    Build & Paint: 1 HO Scale Grain Complex commission
  2. Garr
    Build: 1 Killkrusha
  3. Mik McMok the Mek
    Paint: 5 Stormboyz
  4. Boss Badgrub
    Paint: 20 Orks from Armageddon: Shadow War
  5. Skarnir
    Build & Paint: Shadow War Ork Kill Team; Shadow War Kill Team Terrain
  6. victorpofa:
    Paint: 3 mutilators
  7. Pointblank
    Paint:1 warboss;12 boyz including leader nob; Nazgrub Wurrzag;3 Deffkopters;1 Warbuggy
  8. Mad Grot Doksnik
    Build: 1 Wartrukk
  9. orkdom
    Paint: 2 Wartrukkzz, 5 Meganobzz, 10 Trukka Boyz and a Big Mek 

______Agatheron \_______
--Remember, long, uncontrolled bursts,
and indiscriminate target selection.
____________________________/


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My own threat this month is a building and painting commission outside of my own scale. I also have assembled Skaven and Dwarf bloodbowl teams as well as an Ogre and a Troll. I need to paint those, but i have to concentrate on the commission since it actually pays...

 

But I have some plans for these Bloodbowl teams :)


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and indiscriminate target selection.
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My threat is to complete the build of my killkrusha conversion ready for my threat in June.
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As I didn't get around to finishing all of April's threat and still have my 5 stormboyz with only a primer coat on them, I'll finish them in May... so i will. 

 

and I've just ordered 10 Bonesplitters Savage Orruks to use as Snakebite Klan Warbikers so I'll add these to my threat


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I know myself and, frankly, I'm not the best self motivator a lot of the time. So, this thread is kind of perfect to help me get my hobby project done.

 

I'd like to commit to finishing my 20 Ork Shadow War: Armageddon Kill Team, Da Squigwigz, by the end of the month.

 

To make things interesting, if I cannot finish the squad AND post pictures of it to my WIP thread by June 1st, then you guys get to pick whatever embarrassing nickname you want me to have on my profile here on the forum. How does that sound?

 

Here's my Forum thread where I will be posting all my WIP photos: Da Squigwigz


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build and paint shadow war ork kill team

build and paint shadow war box set terrain


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May the Enemies blood on your choppa never dry or your welding torch grow cold!

 

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For Mek's Month I threaten to paint 3 Mutilators.


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Okay, continuing were my last threat left off:

 

1 warboss

12 boyz including leader nob

Nazgrub Wurrzag

3 Deffkopters

1 Warbuggy


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The first part of my threat is complete. I've repainted rebased and remodelled 5 Stormboyz as Bad Moon Stormboyz to add to my Goff Stormboyz unit. Here they all are: Lets hope that 8th Ed is kinder to them.

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Those look wonderful! I love their poses.
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Those look wonderful! I love their poses.

thanks a million. I had some flying bases from Deffkopta conversions left over in my bits box and experimented with the clear uprights to make flying Stormboyz rather than the usual landing/taking off ones


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Warboss "complete". I'm going to keep tweaking and finishing it over the month but it's good enough for me to cross it off the list. I'm amused that his head is half as tall as his body if you measure from the bottom of the iron gob to the tip of the hat.

 

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I'm going to threaten to finish building my truk... which is just the tail end of last month's threat that I didn't manage to get done. So far I have 3 boyz in the bed and it looks like I might be able to fit another 5 or 6. It's amazing how small that truk bed really is (also how much space a single boy takes up, sheesh).

 

After that there's a pretty good chance I'll be packing up my workbench for a while. It's about time to move to a more reasonable state than NJ. Would love to move to a more reasonable country than the US, but that's a whole different conversation.

 

Cheers ladz.


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I'm nearly finished the build part of the Grain Elevator Commission. I'm now down to gubbinz, and I have to make some of the pieces detachable via magnets to allow for transport. Pictures will follow soon...


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______Agatheron \_______
--Remember, long, uncontrolled bursts,
and indiscriminate target selection.
____________________________/


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I see that Threats are "locked" after the 10th... does that mean it's too late for me to add a Threat of my own?

 

If it isn't, I'd like to go ahead throw down the following: I'll paint two Wartrukkzz, 5 Meganobzz, 10 Trukka Boyz and a Big Mek by month's end!

 

I'll be doing it anyway but if I can throw it in here I'd like to join the scrum.


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The Universe is Orkdom.
 

QUOTE (Ork Codex 4th Edition)
Gork and Mork are divine powerhouses, deities so strong they are never truly defeated. They simply shrug off the attacks of other gods with a raucous laugh. Gork grins, bearing his long teeth, and lands a mighty blow on his adversary's head with a spiked club the size of a comet. Mork, the master of cunning, waits until his foe isn't looking before clobbering him with a low blow.
 
 

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Progress update, no pics as photobucket does not seem to want to work.

Terrain built but left modular.

Kill team built and the boyz have Green stuff berets.

thinking of giving the yoofs with shootas muzzle flashes.


May the Enemies blood on your choppa never dry or your welding torch grow cold!

 

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My threat is complete, well nearly. I still have to do some minor tweaks like war paint on my Snakebike Boar boy Warbikers but apart from that it's done. 18447486_1538822576129387_4600662608022518446861_1538818326129812_7072250514731018447215_1538818392796472_1250738387994618446777_1538821292796182_6771959635561518403714_1538822682796043_2228121364147918423768_1538818246129820_28149479452204


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So Iv managed to take a Pic of Da Kamo Killaz so far.

The kill team so far is as follows

Nob with big choppa (thinking of trying to make a commissar cap for em)

Spanner boy wiv big shoota and clip harness(I need to make something to rep it)

4 boyz wiv slugga choppa (all boyz have berets)

5 yoof wiv shootas, I may or may not give the yoofs muzzle flashes depending on how the first one turns out.

Once the yoofs have played enough games they will also receive their Beret.

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Trying muzzle flash, its a bit meh TBH

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Spanner boy wiv big shoota. The first to get the beret sculpt

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May the Enemies blood on your choppa never dry or your welding torch grow cold!

 

Ork Tactics by Laughterofthegods

https://www.dropbox....actica.pdf?dl=0

 

http://www.the-waaagh.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=50985


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Beret looks excellent, skarnir. Muzzle flashes are tough. A lot depends on the paint job. I tried it once and failed pretty horribly. What you've got shows promise. Give the paint a go and see what comes of it.

 

I added orkdom to the list. While he got in after the 10th, I know that his threat was already determined before the month began so it's covered. Good luck to our latest addition.

 

I haven't greened you yet Mik, cuz you said you had some odds n ends to finish up... and you still have a couple weeks to do so.

 

Nice work, ladz, keep it up.

 

Personally, I think I might actually make my threat stick this month (and THEN pack my workbench up).


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Thanks MDG , hold off on the green as I still waant to add some war paint, shrubbery ect to the models. 

I did get to play a 1750pt game against beakie yesterday with them and won by a narrow margin in a cracker of a game. Over the last six months or so I've built up my sagae Snakebite Orks up into  quite a Waaagh! on their own. I can now easily field 2000 points of that klan alone, and they certainly look savage on the battlefield, even if the Squiggoths are overpriced for what they give you on the battlefield. 

The added beauty also is that most of the klan can also be played in AOS as well as 40k 18425389_1538897502788561_25204009577804


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