Long time no see.
Really, it's been about six years since I last darkened The Waaagh's doorway, and I guess I have to say I'm a little older and wiser.
Quite bizarre thinking I joined here when I was a wee yoof of fourteen, and now I'm twenty six... I promise, I've grown out of super glue and toilet paper.
As part of some recent therapy, I thought it'd be good to get back into the hobby. Not for the gaming (though I've had a quick look over some of the rules and holy fuck no), but I have missed the nostalgia of cuts and scrapes, and the building and painting of Warhammer 40k. It has always been one of my favourite universes, so I thought why not get back into the groove of things and give me something to do as a little mindfulness practice / project.
So far it's been working, though if there's one thing I don't miss about the hobby is how long it takes for me to do anything... I'm a really slow hobbier.
I missed the community here, so I thought I'd pop my head in and maybe share some progress of my little therapy project in one nice big thread.
I went into a local GW around my area and decided to pick up a box of mega nobz (lucky they still had them in, apparently there's been an ork purge? quite tired of orks getting purged), a war trike-thing (no idea what it is but it looked fun), and I wanted something to loot so I picked up a 'Stealer Cult Goliath to make into a trukk or something.
So, look forward to those at some point if I ever get around to them.
Nothing's changed in terms of camera quality, so apologies in advance (I promise once I set up a better desk space you should expect better pics).
Let's start with a mega nob.
So, I wanted to make 'em ded 'ard, and I have no idea what kind of theme I want for my 'army', but arbitrators and boarding shields I always thought were cool.
So I thought why not start by making a shield to go over this fella's shoota. I also gave him so platform boots to make him a lil taller:
Please don't mind the lil bit of blood on the shield (cut myself three times already, good start):
I always like making my big orks a little bit beefier, so I chunked him up a little while I was at it. Hopefully it'll look good in the end:
And all together (minus the gob) it should look something like this:
I spy some lines I missed, so I'll buff them out now.
I'm currently working on the next nob, but I thought I'd say hello in the meantime and get something posted.
As I go along, I might also have a rumble through some of my old and unpainted boys and maybe try a revamping project, after I finish here.
I also had a gander at some of my old and finished pieces, that I might stick up in the trophy rack in another big thread. But one thing at a time.
Hope you enjoy my little journey.