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My goal is to share my ship madness and show some BFG love. I bought 2 scratch built Ork ships off of EBay about 2 years ago. I’ve never played BFG, but I’m defiantly bit by the bug, all other projects are on hold. I’ve got this Blood AXE army I’ve been building since the late 80s but now that the Warlord has 2 ships he Wants a fleet! . I figured I’d start small and build from there, so I started wrapping my head around Brute Ram Ships. I posted a few questions here at Da Waaagh in regards to Da Rams, but I didn’t want to show any work due to the fact that my goal was Gothic Comp. Call me a Sneaky Git if ya likes, but no since unveiling “Da Secret” before the party started! Now that the Comp is over and I didn’t make my dead line I figured I’d show you the project. My time at the desk is short so progress is measured in centimeters. I guess this will end up being a long term project for as long as I can stay motivated. I put all of my other projects on hold. They sit on the back burner of me desk, and unfortunately for them they don’t scream to me as loud as me ships. Ok “Here we go” Attached File  _Bz3B2wQBGk___KGrHqV__ikEw5e_91ndBM_0j7T_RQ___12.jpg   33.82KB   48 downloads Here are the ships I bought on EBay. Whoever build them thanks! You made me “Ship Crazy” and now Da Boyz are hammering away in me ead! Attached File  parts_1.jpg   185.55KB   30 downloads The original ships looked good, but as I sat looking at dem, they just said retrofit. Ahhhhh what did I do to myself? That’s the way it goes because Da Big Boss bashed me ears and told me what it would be. It’s going to be my reward for completing the Brute Ram Ships (unless I get stuck on Savages, Ravagers and onslaughts!). Attached File  _BzUogQ__Wk___KGrHqMOKjsE_NnofGq4BMVhJ4fTC____12.jpg   31.63KB   39 downloads This is the ship that started the madness. I didn’t even place a bid. I just looked at it and thought hmmmmmmmmm. By the time I made up my mind it was gone. This is when I went back and bought the 2 kroozers. Funny about 6 months ago this ship came back up again on EBay. I had a second shot at it. You know I really liked the build, but now that I’m building my own ships I just let her go. Funny how life works. If it pops out of “Da Warp” a third time who knows………….. Sorry if this is a ton of reading I just wanted to catch you up on the story so far………… At this point I’m getting close to having 10 Brutes on line. For some reason I just can’t stop building them. I’m about 70% finished with the pack. I’ve put a ton of work into them for a guy who has never played BFG, what’s even worse I have not even put together a fleet list. So in some ways I’m just spinning out of control building, smiling, grinning and talking to myself at my desk late at night. I figure it’s all good because I’m getting tons of enjoyment and my skills slowly improve. The problem for me is my imagination is far greater than my skill. Here is a group shot of “Da Squig Pak” . I’ll get you more up to speed in the coming weeks. Now fingers crossed that I can post pictures right, and keep adding to this post. Attached File  Brute_pak_12w.jpg   173KB   40 downloads Attached File  Brute8_12w.jpg   85.81KB   40 downloads Here is the Pak as it stands now. I still have a bunch of work to do but I’m getting closer to being able to paint! Attached File  ships_compair_4w.jpg   85.31KB   51 downloads I was worried about scale, so I bought a Brute Ram off of EBay. Here is a size comparison. the GW ship flanked by “Da King Fish” and “Da Nid”. Thanks for reading and any comments and or recommendations, are most welcomed.
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Attached File  Mack_Snatcha_1_12_30_12.jpg   225.23KB   28 downloads This is one of the new ships I’m building. Right now it is being called “Da Mak Snatcha” or “Da Snatcha” for short. As I build them they kind of call out how they want to be painted. Even though I’m doing a Blood Axe theme, I figure there will be many clan colors under the banner. My plan is to mark each ship with some sort of freshly painted Blood Axe insignia to represent the fact that they now fight under the big bosses banner while at the same time allowing for variation in color scheme. My hopes are when their painted up the inconsistencies of color will add to the overall ork effect. I’m taking into consideration that a ship may change clan colors over and over again and my plan is to represent this in paint. It should be a mix mash of color and rust and metal. “Da Snatcha” right now is saying Loota, but as I build it the Kaptain’s chair may change many times. I figure it is all a matter of what clan controls the bridge at the current time. 15,000 orks is a lot of boyz. I’m finding it a bit difficult to represent the scale. It seems as if when I build the scale feels off like the ship is much smaller and should hold less boyz. If you look at the rear housing area of “Da Snatcha” there are 3 windows. Too big I think for the scale, but as I build I then imagine that chamber holds a race track. Then it works…….. I’m playing with pushing holes in the green stuff for rivets, but as I read somewhere how big would those rivets be? Too big for the scale. I’m hoping the effect will work. I’ve got a lot of questions as I build, and I should take my buddies advice and paint one before building any more. I’m just afraid if I stop building and start painting I will not finish the “DA Pak”. I’ve got several other projects that need paint, so no painting for me right now, just build, build, build. So the “Mak Snatcha” is a little long, but man there is something about it that just works. I’m trying to stay within limits 25mm, but it just doesn’t always work. “Da Snatcha” is about 38mm. A little big, but it doesn’t seem too far out when placed next to the other Rams. The way I see it the bigger Rams are just successful Kaptain’s who have added enough loot and are about to become Kaptains of a larger ship category. In my head it is the way of things……… Attached File  Mak_Snatcha_2_12_30_12.jpg   246.07KB   19 downloads Here is a shot with a different beak on “Da Snatcha” it saves me a few mm, but I’m liking the current beak better and am willing to lose the space. Any thoughts? Attached File  Mak_Snatcha_build_1.jpg   300.53KB   25 downloads Here is the next stage I’m thinking about for “Da Snatcha” I need to add more housing. I really want to clutter up the rear of da ship with low income blocks of ork madness. I need to add some more Dakka here and there and plates are always a plus. So she is slowly coming together. At the top, the bridge needs some attention also. I need to cut the edges flatter, and perhaps add a few more small parts. So there is some work ahead, but I think she is coming together. Ok a side note here. I was building me Rams for awhile when I read somewhere about the Brute Rams just flying right threw opposing ships and leaving a big explosion in its wake. As I looked at my ships I went shoot, I didn’t see that when I was building. If that was the case then most of the important gubbins would be torn off of my ships. They are not very streamed lined. When I first started building I was seeing my ships smashing into the sides, getting stuck a quarter of the way in, sliding cutting and working their way in like green parasites. Doors and hatches opening with hoards of boys boarding the opposing ship. I could see a ship with several rams working it like a piranha school feeding on some unlucky cow. It could make for a cool side game with several different Ram Kaptains fighting each other to claim the wreckage. Ok perhaps I’m getting a bit carried away, too much time at me desk. Thanks for reading!
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Very decent work,and you say you never played BFG before? Very nice. I find that the ppl who play BFG are very forgiving. Since the game doesnt have thousands of ships to choose from, that ya have a lot of leeway with fellow gamers regarding your ships. (especially out waste not, want-to throw at the 'umies attitude our Greenskins have). Keep the fleets alive!!! Orks cant afford taxicabs,unless we pay in Squigs and let them rip the face from the driver and just drive ourselves.
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Excellent work on the entire fleet. BFG is one of those games taht take w while to play properly, best done over a day with a few brews and some good mates. Brute rams ships are definately the orky way to go, with some kroosas to provide the big fire power. Love the work on Da Snatcha, very original, and ded orky. Keep it up, the boyz have to have some way of getting to the next big fight and if that involves duffing over some space faring gitz on the way whats wrong with that.
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Very nice work you're doing here. I really like the Brutes and the fact whilst all being different, they are still clearly the same class of escort.
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Right on thank you for the kind words in regards to “Me Ships”. I’m excited about building a Krooza, but I have to wait until I get these Brutes finished. I’m afraid if I start jumping around I will not get back to the Brutes. When I get stuck on one I just switch to another Brute. They all call out to me after all. I’m excited about playing, I got a good friend who is willing to test out the system. I’ve been looking at rule sets and trying to figure out which version to play. From what I’ve read it seems Orks don’t fair to well. I’m ok with taking a pounding, but it does get old. I’m looking at the BFG:R stuff and hopping they do our boyz justice. Shoot even building a fleet list is a bit confusing as I’m not real sure which list to build from. Ok, back to the Mak Snatcha Attached File  Snatcha_11613.jpg   187.81KB   21 downloads So I decided the bigger “Snatcha Choppa” is going to be the beak for the ship. The more I looked at the smaller bit the more “Da Boss” liked the bigger one. So here it stays. As I looked at “Da Snatcha” the big chamber on the back of Da Boat wasn’t flowing right so I had to cut it. I read an article online that talked about not being afraid to cut your green stuff work off. I’m a tad OCD anyway so off it went. I figure I can use the bit on another ship, and it’s good practice building the new bit. So now it has a new chamber on the back. She is starting to come together I think. I’m not real happy with the green stuffed turret on the side deck. I was hoping I could add some depth for painting latter. As you know the scale is really small and I don’t have much room to work with. So in the end I think I will cut off the greenstuff, and probably take a second shot at it. I like how it coming out over all. I’m looking at the bridge and thinking It still needs some help. As this ship starts to form up, it’s starting to smell more like a Blood Axe vessel opposed to a Loota ship. I’m starting to see a fat bloated space tank. Ahhhhhh time will tell. Attached File  Mak_Snatcha_Idea_8.jpg   235.06KB   20 downloads This is roughly where I’m going with this, although it is still very subject to change. Thanks again for reading and your comments. It helps to keep me motivated!
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I’ve been busy of late so I haven’t had a chance to update “Da Squig Pak” for a bit. The good news is late at night I’m still finding a chance to move forward (even if it’s at a Snail Squigs pace). So “Da Snatcha” is really coming together I’m pretty excited about the build. I’m still a bit worried about putting paint to the project. Someone said at this scale the painting is pretty forgiving, so I’m trying not to think about it too much at this point of the project. I’m concerned about some of the green stuff work and how it will take paint. As I look at it up close, it’s not real even, it sort of floats off at funny angles. The rivet holes I made are also warped a bit. I figure my excuse for my lack of skill (or patients) will be that the ships have spent a lot of time in ”Da Warp” thus warping panels and plates. Will it latter be my down fall? Time will tell…………….. Ok, back to “Da Snatcha”. I was struggling with the bridge; I just couldn’t find something that would please me eye. So in typical Ork fashion I cut it off! I looked back and thought I like it! Da Boss was happy too. I re-green stuffed the side deck turret and I like it better too. I still have a few more things to do on “Da Snatcha” but she is getting very close to finished. The smoke stack on the back is going to be cut down a wee bit as it’s a little tall, a few more plates and a dab more green stuff and I still need to put some kind of plates to make the blast hole on “da other side” have some more story. Other than that she should be “fit to fight.” I’m now sold on the fact that “Da Snatcha” is going to be a Blood Axe ship. She just feels like a fat space tank to me. Attached File  Mak_Snatcha_130913w.jpg   75.21KB   11 downloads Here is da other side, I’m real happy with my belly gun and da Blast hole. Attached File  Da_Snatcha_1_31013w.jpg   168.66KB   10 downloads Here is a close up of “Da Belly Blasta”. Attached File  Belly_gun_1_31013w.jpg   51.81KB   14 downloads Well that is about where I’m at with “Da Mak Snatcha.” What I’d also like to show you now is some other ships in “Da Pak” I’m playing with. First up is “Da King Fish”. This is my token Bad Moon vessel. Kaptin “Gold Tooth Heapkeepa” always seeing opportunity in every endeavor figured it would be a smart choice to run with “Da Axe’s” until some fing better catches his fancy. This ship need some more work, and I took the pictures without doing a dress rehearsal (she’s missing her guns, Da Big boss thought it would be funny to post the picture like that, serves dem right Yellow Gits right!). I really like the way this build is coming out and I’m looking forward to painting it. Attached File  King_Fish_2_31013w.jpg   124.4KB   17 downloads Here are a few shots of what I’m calling “Da Mugga” right now. She needs a lot of work, but I like the overall feeling so far. Attached File  Da_Mugga_1_31013w.jpg   42.87KB   4 downloads Needs some more spikes and scrap on the bottom of the front strike plate. I’m liking the overall feeling. Attached File  Da_Mugga_3_31013w.jpg   78.93KB   7 downloads I’ve got to build to top decks, guns, bridge and stuff. I’m thinking this is a good base to work from. Attached File  Da_Mugga_2_31013w.jpg   70.99KB   7 downloads Here is a side profile, again lots of little things to do, but the basic layout is coming together. Thanks again for reading, and any feedback is a most welcomed and will help me to keep going. Thanks!
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I’ve been busy of late so I haven’t had a chance to update “Da Squig Pak” for a bit. The good news is late at night I’m still finding a chance to move forward (even if it’s at a Snail Squigs pace). So “Da Snatcha” is really coming together I’m pretty excited about the build. I’m still a bit worried about putting paint to the project. Someone said at this scale the painting is pretty forgiving, so I’m trying not to think about it too much at this point of the project. I’m concerned about some of the green stuff work and how it will take paint. As I look at it up close, it’s not real even, it sort of floats off at funny angles. The rivet holes I made are also warped a bit. I figure my excuse for my lack of skill (or patients) will be that the ships have spent a lot of time in ”Da Warp” thus warping panels and plates. Will it latter be my down fall? Time will tell…………….. Ok, back to “Da Snatcha”. I was struggling with the bridge; I just couldn’t find something that would please me eye. So in typical Ork fashion I cut it off! I looked back and thought I like it! Da Boss was happy too. I re-green stuffed the side deck turret and I like it better too. I still have a few more things to do on “Da Snatcha” but she is getting very close to finished. The smoke stack on the back is going to be cut down a wee bit as it’s a little tall, a few more plates and a dab more green stuff and I still need to put some kind of plates to make the blast hole on “da other side” have some more story. Other than that she should be “fit to fight.” I’m now sold on the fact that “Da Snatcha” is going to be a Blood Axe ship. She just feels like a fat space tank to me. Attached File  Mak_Snatcha_130913w.jpg   75.21KB   11 downloads Here is da other side, I’m real happy with my belly gun and da Blast hole. Attached File  Da_Snatcha_1_31013w.jpg   168.66KB   10 downloads Here is a close up of “Da Belly Blasta”. Attached File  Belly_gun_1_31013w.jpg   51.81KB   14 downloads Well that is about where I’m at with “Da Mak Snatcha.” What I’d also like to show you now is some other ships in “Da Pak” I’m playing with. First up is “Da Rippa Fish”. This is my token Bad Moon vessel. Kaptin “Gold Tooth Heapkeepa” always seeing opportunity in every endeavor figured it would be a smart choice to run with “Da Axe’s” until some fing better catches his fancy. This ship need some more work, and I took the pictures without doing a dress rehearsal (she’s missing her guns, Da Big boss thought it would be funny to post the picture like that, serves dem right Yellow Gits right!). I really like the way this build is coming out and I’m looking to painting it. Attached File  King_Fish_2_31013w.jpg   124.4KB   17 downloads Here are a few shots of what I’m calling “Da Mugga” right now. She needs a lot of work, but I like the overall feeling so far. Attached File  Da_Mugga_1_31013w.jpg   42.87KB   4 downloads Needs some more spikes and scrap on the bottom of the front strike plate. I’m liking the overall feeling. Attached File  Da_Mugga_3_31013w.jpg   78.93KB   7 downloads I’ve got to build to top decks, guns, towers, bridge and stuff. I’m thinking this is a good base to work from. Attached File  Da_Mugga_2_31013w.jpg   70.99KB   7 downloads Here is a side profile, again lots of little things to do, but the basic layout is coming together. Thanks again for reading, and any feedback is a most welcomed and will help me to keep going. Thanks!
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I’ve managed to get a wee bit more work done on “Da Mugga”. As I look at the ship she is saying “Evil Suns” something about the engines/exhausts or perhaps the overall shape. Now on the other side of me brain I’m hearing “loota”. So I’m either seeing lotz of red, and checks or blues and lots of rust. Well either way I’m seeing lots of rust! Of my 10 Brute Rams I’d like to have 3 or 4 be from different clans. I know “Da Bad Berg” which is the ship kit bashed from a wrecka ball is going to be a “Goff” ship and “Da Rippa Squig” is a “Bad Moon” vessel. I’d like just enough to offset the Blood Axe theme even though they will be marked with a Blood Axe symbol as I said before to tie the “Pak” together. I read somewhere that it is better not to get into all of the different paint colors and just use metal tones as it’s more realistic. After all how long would it take to paint a ship of that size? I remember thinking to myself, yes good point. You know at the end of the day, My ships are going to need color. I’ll do a ton of metal, but I want some color. My cover story is I see these ships landed on planets (half buried in the ground do to the impact and weight) and becoming Ork supper fortresses. I can see shanty towns thrown up around them, and armies of slaves working to make Da Bosses Ships look proper. Scaffolds, ladders, the blue glow from welding and paint a flying. Grots, grots everywhere and masses of human slaves a toiling. All of this under the watchful eyes of armored Orks. It sort of reminds me of the building of the Great Pyramids. As I continue to build the ship will find its self, at least that is how it has worked so far. I’m glad to hear the words they will paint up just fine and the green bitz will not be a problem. I’m excited and a bit worried at the same time. My other concern is picking out some of the details as I paint. They sure are small…………. Again we will see when we get there. Attached File  Mugga3_31513w.jpg   133.57KB   9 downloads I really like the tubing. I’m using it on all of my ships. Are they fuel lines, exhaust lines, who knows they are Orks. I can’t tell you why they work or even exactly what they are Da Boss says “Juz put dem there!” I bought the tool to make the tubes from Masq-Mini and while a bit expensive I’ve gotten a ton of use out of it. I attempted to build a chamber where the bumper rails could slide threw. I figure it is some kind of giant break house. I see thousands of Orks pulling ropes and chains, and countless grot oilers on the springs to stop the slide of the bumper rail. Or perhaps to re-engage it! I liked the concept, but since I took this picture I’ve cut off the roof as it did not quit feel right. Perhaps a bit wide for Da Bosses liking. I’m not sure but the overall effect is just not working for me. I’ve added another raiser that will sit on top of the roof (of the break house)and will house a small gun deck. It is in the build process and I think I’m going to like it. I’ll have pictures for you in the next update. I know the Brute Rams only have a turret rating of 1, and I think I seen in a newer rule set a turret rating of 2? When I first started building I was doing 1 gun, but then I figured they needed more guns and it didn’t matter how many I put on them. I’d just play them as the rules dictate. I like them better with lots of guns. Just wait until you see my Kroozers! I need to add more scrap plates to the nose of the ship as it feels a bit weedy( I just have to be careful as I don’t want my Brutes to get to big). It seems like me ships are getting bigger the longer I stay on this project. I started on the upper deck and I think I’m liking it. Although on the other hand I’ve used that same submarine type tower on a few ships in “Da Pak.” I need to add more scrap plates to the nose of the ship as it feels a bit weedy. Again sorry there is lots of reading but I’m just kind of thinking out loud and looking for opinions and perspectives. Ok I’m out of here, thanks again for reading! Attached File  Mugga_2_31513w.jpg   76.19KB   8 downloads
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I’ve been real busy with work of late so there has not been much time (or energy) to play with me toys. The good news is I have made a bit of forward progress. “Da Mugga” I think is looking better. I really like the new break house, with turret housing above. The Boss says “we’ve even got room to add another gun on top of the turret house!” I’m thinking a big shoota will end up living there. As I look at the top deck of “Da Mugga” I’m liking the bridge piece. Now I’m trying to figure out what else I want to add. I’ve got a lot of room, but you know there is something about the empty space that appeals to my eye. I’m not real sure where I’m going with the top deck as of yet. So as usual when in doubt move to another ship! Attached File  Da_Mugga_1_4_1_13.jpg   291.36KB   5 downloads Attached File  Mugga_1_3_31_13.jpg   91.97KB   4 downloads I love the smashing gob on this puppy, It just says I gonna smack ya! So I’ve got one ship left that needed some love and since I was a little stuck on “Da Mugga” I switched ships. This ship I'm still casting for a name. Right now I’m calling it the “ Dakka Boat” although “Da Snik Snaga” is running a close second. I’m not sold on a name as of yet. I know it is a Blood Axe ship and she is reminding me a bit of a beakie Thunder Hawk Gun Ship. It’s me Ork version! I’m working on the top deck a bit and this is very much a work in progress. I’ve cut plastic to put in place to get a feel for the top deck layout. Once I’m sold on the look I’ll go back and do green stuffing to add detail to the build. This ship is also screaming belly gun, so she will get something similar to “Da Snatchas” belly gun. Once I started working on “Da Dakka Boat” she just started building herself. This is the good thing about building several ships at the same time. If you get stuck you can jump ships and find new motivations. The good news is I’m having fun and I feel like I’m getting a little better with each build. I’m getting closer to painting and putting the final touches together. I seen some chatter in regards to Orks in BFG:R over at the SG website. Sweet, I wished I played so I could throw in me 2 cents. I’m just building on blind faith but at the same time looking forward to playing. Thanks for reading and any comments are more than welcomed. Attached File  Dakka_Boat_1_4_2_13.jpg   560.29KB   6 downloads Notice the housing behind Da big gun. It is the piece from the back of “Da Mak Snatcha”. I’m thinking it fits pretty well there. The tubing on top of the exhaust pipe is just there for feel. I’m going to put tubing there but the plan is for it to be rounded off so it is coming out of the ship not just sitting there. She is about 75% right now, the build should only get better (fingers crossed) Attached File  Ships_1_4_3_13.jpg   820.23KB   5 downloads Here is a shot of “Da Dakka Boat” and “Da Snatcha” I wanted to show the size comparison and well shoot they look cool together me things……………. Thanks!
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Well a bit more hammering and welding, I wish I had more to show you but time has been short. This ship is now officially the “Dakka Boat” and will be a Blood Axe ship. I started bulking out the front and sides and like the feel. I’ve got some stuff to green stuff yet, and a few more grubbins to play with. Over all I like how she is coming together. I wanted to keep you up to speed thanks for checking it out. Any comments or help is always welcome! Attached File  Dakka_Boat_21_42113.jpg   378.52KB   4 downloads The small building by the end of the exhaust is going to get placed better. It’s just there for size and fitting. Once I like the fit she will get green stuffed and glued. I’ve also got to re-think my tubing that is supposed to be coming out of the hull. I turned over the side chambers in front of the exhaust housing. They looked sort of like Russ tanks before ( I liked that), but I like the flow better this way. They will get greened also. Got some work left, but not a lot. Attached File  Dakka_Boat_18_42113.jpg   632.43KB   3 downloads I tried some caution bars on the front plate. I like the idea, but I think I’m going to need to cut them and take another shot at it. The bars are a bit big. I need to look threw my bits boxes for a Imperial Eagle as I think one of the scrap plates really need one. Attached File  Dakka_Boat_n_Da_Snatcha_1_42113.jpg   696.74KB   6 downloads Yet another side by side shot. I just love the way they look together. I can’t wait to throw down some paint!
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Ere we go, ere we go. Ok I don’t have a lot to show, but I have made some progress! I’m really liking the Dakka Boat. She is coming together me thinks. My mind has been on painting, but I have to resist and finish the builds first. So I went back and flipped the side exhaust chambers over yet again. The habstack that sits on top of the exhaust pipe needs a bit of cleaning up (I seem to have a hard time getting crisp edges with green stuff, I’m going to go back and work on it with a razor knife), and I’ve got a few more tweaks and she should be “good to go”. Oh I still need to hit the caution bars on the prow ram plate and bash it up a bit. Sure is a lot of love for a 25 point model. Oh well it’s the nature of Da Beast! Attached File  Dakkaboat_3_51113.jpg   354.02KB   2 downloads Here is a side by side shot for scale. Attached File  Dakkaboat_scale_3_51113.jpg   576.78KB   3 downloads And this shot I just thought looked kind of cool. Attached File  Dakkaboat_scale_1_51113.jpg   568.92KB   1 downloads Here is Da Mugga. Now I’m a little lost with dis ship. It’s the top deck. I went away from my original idea of having a submarine looking bridge, and opted for jus a big gun. I figured the bridge would be in the roof above it. I’d build a round window and make it look like an eye of sorts. It doesn’t feel quite right so I’m thinking I’m going to scrap it and start over. The good news is the bits can be used latter on other projects. The big building behind the big gun I’m thinking is going to get cut off and replaced with what I envision to be some giant looking factory. With pipes sticking up and then a return to a bridge at the front. We will see. Over all I don’t think it’s bad, it’s just not what it wants to be. It’s on the tip of me tongue I just need to work it out. At any rate thanks for reading and sharing in me ship madness. Attached File  Da_Mugga_2_51713.jpg   599.18KB   4 downloads Attached File  Mugga_2_51613.jpg   561.77KB   1 downloads

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Uzrug Slasha

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Dude these ships look AWESOME. BFG is arguably my favorite of all of GW's games they've ever put out, so enjoy. Believe it or not, I've never found Brute Ram ships to be very useful. Hope you prove me wrong though!
-Uzrug Slasha-
"Fear da GREEN tide!"

"If broot force doezen't solve ya problem, ya ain't usin' enuff!"

"We iz more den just Orks. We iz GOFFZ!"

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Gun_wun

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Right on thanks for the kind words Uzrug. You know I just started building them with not much thought about the rules or how they would play (I haven’t played yet, I’ve become more of a model builder than a player these days). I was just going to build a few, but then I couldn’t stop. Latter I read that they are just cannon fodder and don’t seem to fair real well. You know at the end of the day I figure it’s ok because they are coming out pretty good and they are making me happy. Now when they take a good thrashing on the table (again and again) I probably will not be real happy, but shoot whatcha gonna do? I’m hoping that the folks working on BFG: Revised will do our boyz some justice and they will stand a better chance. Time will tell I guess.

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Gun_wun

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A little more progress. I’ve really struggled with the top deck on Da Mugga. I’ve tried a few different things but nothing has made Da Big Boss real happy so far, but I think I’m on to something here. As I look at this big engine beast I’m starting to think “Cult of Speed” so she may end up a Evil Suns ship. I need to add more guns, and perhaps a few more small buildings you know she needs some more gubbins to finish her off as I still have a little room left. I like the idea of all the scrap piled on the prow, but as I look at the build I’m real close to cutting it off and having that area be flat. You know it’s chasing that feeling, that perfect look that will please my eye. Although the other side of me brain is saying add more scrap to Da Prow. Ahhhhhhh decisions, decisions. At any rate I think I’ve turned a corner with this build and I’m hoping it is downhill from here. At any rate thanks for looking and any comments and or recommendations are always helpful. Thanks! Attached File  Mugga_1_60413.jpg   761.18KB   5 downloads Attached File  Mugga_2_60413.jpg   672.43KB   4 downloads Attached File  Mugga_4_60413.jpg   524.95KB   5 downloads
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Gun_wun

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I'z been trying ta figure outs how ta post on dis ere site.  It's always been me furst home see, but since dis site came back up me been having big problems figuring outs how ta gets it done.  If you Gitz would like a looks see please check dis out.  http://www.forum.spe...hp?topic=5230.0   Thanks!



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Big Bad Squig

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This is great stuff!  So glad to see it's not just me obsessing over this game.  In regards to posting images, using a host like photobucket works well, as you can just copy the URL into the post using the image tool on the bar.

 

Squig out


Who's afraid of da big bad squig?

 

Lost Legions o'er on B&C:

II: http://www.bolterand...on-project-log/

XI: http://www.bolterand...on-project-log/

 

Space Wolves: http://www.bolterand...s-space-wolves/

 

Dark panzee: http://www.dakkadakk...ist/659879.page


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Gun_wun

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Right on Red Squig, big thanks fer da kind words in regards to me builds.  Ya know I usually use photobucket but fer some reason dis sites been sweating  me.  Me screen keeps a freezing up.  I'll try again next time I get some more work ta post.  I've managed to get in several games of BFG now and I have to say it's a good-un.  So I too am a bit obsessed...............  Ummmm Uzrug, I've done some pretty fings wif me Brutes.  Smashed a bridge on a Beaky Krooser and day also work real nice like ta escort me bigga ships.  Day gots a good amount of dakka fer not a lot of points.  BFG:R gives me even more Dakka.  So I likes dem! 


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Gun_wun

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Ok, Den.  Dis ere Forum is where all of dis Madness started way back when, I’ve had a ard time posting ere but I’z gonna trys it again.  Cross yer fingers (wots left of dem any how) So if ya knows any-fing about dis ere Project den you knows; I too busy of a Grot ta be build in dis ere fleet.  Problem is I don’t dare say no to it!  Day calls ta me, it surly is "Da Madness". Da good news is Iz making progress!  I looks out at all of da ships floating about.  Iz gotz ta smile.  Dis ere wagggh is getting bigga n bigga.  Dem Emperior Gitz is gonna be in fer a big shaking up when we’z pop out of da warp in dare fancy neighborhood!  Ok den enough of me banter (you’d fink I was talking wif a Nob or some-fing) let’s get to da goods………….

 

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Gotz Pictures! Happy like aving a heap of slow cooked shroom pie with pansy ear topping!  Ok back on me topic.  “Da Dakka Town” is dry docked right now, so it’s sort of a mess ta looks at.  Not much is really in place.  Iz juz wanted to show ya “Grot town” so kind of juz ignores da rest of me build. Ok den, “Grot Town”.  Dis is da spot of da prow where a heap of da boyz calls home.  It’z a pretty good ridding spot especially if ya can stomach dem Goff Boyz.  Dem Goffs always be liking da best spots fer get-in stuck in furst see ( good in a fight, but none too bright).  Fink abouts it fer a second……..  Being a Bad Moon ship, ya really fink dem Yellow Gits is gonna smash dare pretty cresent ship in ta some-fing.  Naaa, day is gonna sit backs n shoot dem fancy shootas, and launch dare pretty fightas.  Ya see I knows dese fings.  Dem Goffs just a wishing and fink-ing day is gonna get stuck in furst.  Although watching dem Boyz all dressed in black wif dare smashey smashers practicing loading up on dem boarding torps over n over makes dis Git smile; like having a mouth full of bubble gum squig!  On second thought ya knows perhaps dem Goff aint as dense as me finks?  Now day is not da only clan dat call dat space home.  We’z got some clans dat is dedicated ta working dem port an starboard shootas an in da lower decks dare will be dem torp tubes I was yaking abouts.  We’z also got a healthy dose of dem Evil Sunz boyz dat keep every-fing going an make extra sure dem torps can cross da big empty real fast like.  Den dare is dem Blue Gitz.  They is never far aways, always gots dare hands in some-fing.  Watch yer grubbins or ya may be trading a good stack of teef ta gets yer stuff back.  Day can be trouble but at da same time day is real good at coming up wif grubbins dat ya don’t ask where day comes from.  It’s a real maze of chambers and twisty halls.  Oh n every crawl space and hole has more Grots dan wun can count.  Now we'z not even going ta mention da endless amounts of Snots.  Dis is where dem smelly Snake Bite boyz earn dare keep.  Dem Grotz  is da true workers and keep dis ship going an well dem Snake Bite boyz keep dem Grots in da Know whots. Ya, day can be a little strange wif all their rituals and glyph chanting but we needs dem Grots playing at da top of dare game.  Oh speaking of holding dis ship together Iz almost forgots about me clan! Ya, dare is da Axes; dese Gitz are around too, mostly enforcing da Big Bosses wants. Ya see da Big Boss has this order to fings and iz boyz makes sure dat no Git forgets dat e sits at da biggest helm around dese parts.  Ok, ok, I’m rambling again…………………….

 

 

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A closer shot of “Grot Town”  I’ll shows ya da ova side latters.  “Grot Town” needs a wee bit of cleaning up, but I’z finking dis part of da jobs about a good-un.  Ok, don’t be tell-in no git about dese fings Iz showing ya.


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Gun_wun

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Ok, ok………………. Juz pour another cup of dat dare warm Squig brew and I’ll show ya a wee bit more.  But remember no yaking of yer lips or Iz will send some wun ta collect dem and put dem in a jar fer gobbling on latters.  Ok den.  Next up Iz gotz ta tell ya about what Da Bosses Sneeky Gitz came across awhiles back.  Ya see day waz checking out places and looking fer material fer all of da buildas.  Times has been a bit lean as dare aint been no good fight-in. Da boyz is getting sort of antsy an we’z gotz a lot of boyz all gathered up in wun place rights now..  Da Boss is real patient like, but he’s got to keep all of da clans together and most of da ova gitz aint so patient.  If day gotz material ta build, squabble ova and have competitions ova den dat will keep dare minds occupied.  Fer a bit at least.  Ya see dare is no-fing worse dan a Boy wif nothing ta do.  Soooooo at any rate our Recon Boyz is looking fer stuff ta scavenge or Gitz ta scrap wif an comes across dis asteroid field dat juz sort of slipped out of da warp one day.  Day is say-in dare is all dese roks an we should be sending ships ta come an round some up fer tunneling in an building on.  Da Big boss sayz wez needs ta go and get a close up looks see.  Ok den I sayz.  So we’z getz outz in dis ere big rok field.  Dare is big Roks an little Roks, fat wuns an weedy wuns.  Den I ere da Boss say “Dat Wun…………….”  Now Da Boss is a cunning sort of Git, but me iz real clear wif out me help is work-ey stuff might not be so smart like.  So I smile an grin as e is always right and Iz takes a look see at what e is spying.  “OOOOhhhhhh” (I rub me hands together.)  Dat Rok must be a gift from Mork an looks dare not to be out done dat must be a gift from Gork.  We’z hit da big heap!

 

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Dese three are da wuns dat were waiting fer us in dat dare rock field.  Da middle wun I’z been fiddling wif (Da Oggly Eye).  Da ova two will need some love, but what better place to end up fer some fine look-in Roks dan da middle of dis ere growing Waaagh.  So we rounds dem up and drags dem home.  Da next fing ya know it’s hamma an burner time. Drill-in an digging an a heap of figuring.  Ahhhhhhh da sounds of happy boyz again.  Shoot wun of does Roks even had a few nasty bitting fings living on it.  Dem boyz so happy now day is buggy racing and grot rocket launching afta work shifts again.  Life is good fer now, but me is worried dat if we’z don’t find us a good scrap soon day is going to get da itch again..  Ok let me show ya a closer peek.

 

 

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So dis wun as gotz most of its engines now.  Ya know it’s always a work in progress around dese parts, but I have to say I likes it.  Dis big ol gift from Gork calls out ta me.  I’z got lotz of work ta be do-in yet, but again it warms me little black heart.  Ya can’t see da helm bit due ta da rock dat is in da way but I fink it looks real propa like sitting dare.  Da ova bits are juz dare fer scale.  I wanted to get a feel fer what I could use.  So now it time ta start out fitting dis Rok and make sure it become the propa killing machine Gork intended it ta be.

 

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Ok da boyz ave been a hammer-in on da front of dis ere beast of late.  Day gotz dem self a ram-in plate and some propra teef.  Oh an some eavy Shootas ta boot.  Getting closer………………  Sorry fer da bad pic, you can’t see Da Suppa Shoota on da top deck so well.  It’s a big-un fer sure an is gonna leave some propra holes in dem ova gits ships.

 

 

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Dis ere wun is taking shape.  I fink it looks juz like wun of dem nasty squigs wun finds mess-in around in old rotting shroom stocks.  Da big gunz is juz sitting dare rights now.  I’ll fix um up right when Iz getz back on dem.  Day is gonna need a shak as it’s goning ta take a lot of boyz ta make sure day is doin dare job propra.  Iz finking I need ta do another carving run on dis Rok too (ahhhh da job is never done).  I fink da Big boss is gonna be a happy Git fer a change.  Ok dare is more to show ya, but dis iz me fer now.  I hope ya likes wot yer seeing and it’s gets ya building yer builds too.  Dis way ya can links up wif us and we can all ava a big party in day Emperors back yard!  As always comments, criticism n wot not is always welcome and helpful.  


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