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Da Squigwigz--Questions on Bits and using Quickshade

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#21
Boss Badgrub

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Apparently I have the newer kit. I will test fit the arms then glue them on after painting. Thanks, derry.


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Mad Grot Docsnik

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There's two common schools of thought: build then paint or build and paint. The latter avoids struggling with hard to reach places and derry is da boss at dealing with masses of pieces. While the former declares that hard to reach places aren't worth struggling with because you can't see them anyway. I find myself in the build then paint camp most of the time. Especially boyz, where there's so many of them I can't be arsed to paint the bitz that no one sees. However "show" pieces get the build and paint treatment. Like my grot fighta-bomma where I detailed the cockpit and painted the pilot grot replete with flyer's scarf before gluing on the canopy (which obscures much of the lovingly applied detail).


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#23
Boss Badgrub

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So I think I'm definitely going to go with the Brownish paint scheme. Largely because it makes the Ork hair the focus, but also because it means I can make Da Squigwigz match these:

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Guys, I think I'm way more excited about having dice that match my Kill Team than I should be. Am I a weirdo?

 

Second, what about earbud foam covers for doing Ork Afros?

 

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#24
PointBlank

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I don't have any foam buds, but judging by the jelly buds and the 'ard case bud, I think they might be just too big. Maaaaybe just one boy out of the whole squad who just got carried away. If you're ordering off the Internet, you'd probably be best going for the greenstuff option. As it's essentially just a simple ball with a few small holes poked in it for texture, it seems as good an introduction to GS as anything else.

 

Related, I'm sure a simple flat Mohawk can be made by cutting the right shape out of a piece of cardboard. Maybe several of the same shape stuck together. Or a useless plastic card sent as spam. The bonus is that it'll act as a fine structural support if you ever want go back later with greenstuff.


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Boss Badgrub

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Yep, you're right. Those look way too big. I'll go the Greenstuff or Cottonball route, then. Since the fist motif is often prominent in Ork designs (Like in the boss poles pictured) I wonder if I can come up with something to play off of the Black Power style Afro pick on one of the boyz for a fun reference?

 

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