It's been a real, real long time since I last posted on here. I wandered away from my Orks a few years back and into Weedy 'Umie Git territory, mostly Beakiez and Lady-Beakiez. There were also some Rotten Stinky Warp Gribblies mixed in there, somewhere. Anyway, with 8th Edition right around the corner, and some very big changes and who-knows-exactly-what-the-Bork coming down the pipeline in the very near future for this game, a few friends and I decided to get started on an Escalation League, mostly for the purposes of painting new models for a new edition.
The rules are pretty simple: we're painting just 400pts per month for five months, plus a display board. No flyers until the third month, and no super heavies until the last month; we're using 7th Edition rules to define both the points and the terms for those limits all the way through, so we can make plans ahead of time, and so those plans won't stand to be totally clobbered by the pending changes. This is really all about painting models, so who really cares exactly how the rules change said models, anyway?
We've just finished with month one, and sending pictures of my new toyz around got me thinking, I'd like to get on this forum and see what's going on! So here I am, and I figured I'd throw up some pictures of my progress while I was at it, get back in the swing a bit more.
So, here are the models I've built and painted up for month one! We mandated at least one Troops choice, and up to one Elite, Fast Attack, and/or Heavy Support, so I chose a mob of Trukkaz and a mob of Meganobz each with a ride of their own.
First, I present the Meganobz, made up from some old Epic Stompaz I had lying around....
And, of course, what would they do if they didn’t have some sweet clunker for ridin’ around?
Next up, we the first of a few mobs of Trukka boyz; I decided I wanted to give them all an ‘eavy armour look, and I don’t yet have a big mob with riot shields, something I’ve always fancied, so here we go!
Finally, of course, what are Trukkazz without a Trukk for Trukkin’?
That’s month one! Month two’s cohort are already well under way; I’ll take some pictures and post them up here later today or maybe tomorrow. All but two models are completely built and primed, I only need to do a bit of GS work on a nob and a boy before they’re ready for paint as well. I also have some Vallejo Pigments I want to use to put some dirt, grime, and rust on all these bright and colourful hunks of metal... at some point, heh heh. Months one & two are mostly the same, but I need an HQ now, which means I got to throw together a new Big Mek to lead all these clanking runtbotz to waaagh!