Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Da new Deal!

Ok so last week Ardwire woke up to hear the Freebootas was in town. He made is way down through camp to find the scum. Ardwire never had much of a liking for an ork that cant call one tribe his own. When Da Boss found the pirate orks drinkin up all his squig juice I cant say he was too happy. Ardwire was seconds away from feeding these orks to his pet squigs when he spotted Big Karwl. He and Big Karwl had worked together in the past. It was Karwl that had looted all his wagons after the siege on the Ultra Marine stronghold to the west. Even if Karwl was himself a pirate Ardwire over looked the fact because no ork made machines like the Big Mec.

                “Whats a Karwl doin here?” Ardwire asked.

                “I hears you needa more wagons… Big Wagons! And I just wants to let da Boss kno dat I has loctions on a junkin yard dat has a buncha big machines. Da umies is gots da place on lock down. But if Da Boss wants to Kills on all dem Umies I thinks I can make you a happy Orks.” Big Karwl had his way with the words, that was for sure.

                “I been hearin bout killin kans… big uns! I wants one! I got dis runt ova here dat makes fo a good driva! He was drivin my Wagon when dat big bug gots him… him got no legs no mo.” Ardwire pointed at a mangled corpse in a cart.

                Karwl looked over the runt, his plan was falling into place. “Look here Boss,” an evil little grin forming on the big mec’s grubby face, “I makes you a biggest walkin Kan but yous gots to help me gets in dat junkin yard. I hears de Umies gots a nasty surprise for your boys. I wants to get dat nasty surprise for me! we work togever and splits all da loot: 60/60!”


Monday, March 8, 2010

Getting scared!

Times running out for this orker! Still got lots of models to paint and not many days to do so!!!!!

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Cygar 'Ardwire

The story of Cygar is a complicated detailed history. I won’t get into his youth as an ork whelp because it was the same as most young orks. Soon Cygar would grow into a commanding ork Nob. Cygar served as one of his warboss’s personal guard. Warboss Ghrol constantly antagonized Cygar into feats of pure insanity just to see if the young ork would complete the estranged tasks. Once when Ghrol’s war band was assaulting an Imperial stronghold Ghrol’s personal battlewagon was destroyed by an enemy Predator Tank. In his anger Ghrol handed Cygar his big choppa and told him salvage the Imperial tank for his own. Cygar successfully made his way to the tank and even went so far is to remove an escape hatch to gain access to the vital interior of the tank. Inside waited a tech marine equipped with a servo arm. That night two doks and Ghrol’s best mec put Cygar back together.

Cygar was pieced back together with a newly acquired servo arm. The tech marine had pinned Cygar against the immobile tank with his piston driven servo arm and cleaved at the Nob with his power Ax. So much damage was inflicted that the pain boys had to install a new rib structure and skull. How Cygar overpowered the Marine is still a mystery. For years after Cygar ran rampant, Ghrol’s influence and control over the Nob had diminished. Day by day the ork grew crazed; the pain boys said it was the amount of brain matter that had been destroyed in the fight. One day Cygar was bitten while trying to kill the jungles deadliest predator, the grackle snake. The snake’s venom quickly burned holes in the orks nervous system and when Cygar returned to his camp, sick and delusional, Ghrol was the first to mock his failure. Cygar fitted a rage that shook the core of his being and destroyed all that was Warboss Ghrol. Days would pass before he would awaken to find that he had undergone surgeries to repair the damages to his body and mind. Cygar also awoke to the chanting of his name. He would become the new Warboss to lead the Bad Moons. Cygar was moved into motivation by his success and quickly launched an all out assault on the Imperials to the north. The campaign lasted several months but in the end the Imperials were forced to abandon the planet to his Bad Moon Tribe. Up until this point Cygar never thought of leaving the planet but if it meant victory and bloodshed it had to be a good idea? Right? Mecs worked tirelessly to create a vessel that could break the planet and hound the imperials.

The reason that I started this is to be a back history for my Warboss. I, like other ork players out there, loved the new warboss model that came out in the new AoBR box. It was bigger than other ork warboss models which is good because other Warbosses are the size of regular nobs. The problem is that everyone has one and I think the model is over played. Sure there are tons of conversions but it just does not meet the unique factor that I’m looking for in a model. So as a solution I decided to sculpt my own… risky? Yes! Adepticon is right around the corner and I need this model, plus all the others in my army, to be ready in less than one month. Wish me luck! I will be posting picks as soon as I can. Last night I modeled the chest and belly of Cygar and then this morning I started working on his real arm. As I get into the story more you will see the full transformation that took Cygar and made him into ‘Ardwire! Now a days his more machine than ork with the poisoned brains of a squig! Wish me luck.


Saturday, February 20, 2010

Thoughts and ideas leading up to Adepticon

So we lucked in and all got tickets to the events at Adepticon. Now hopefully we can get our team together and on the right page. Our team wants to use a space marine/wolf combo. But to tell the truth I think we would be stronger using a single codex. Which codex? I really don’t care both have some really nice features. Most of the team is geared towards Ultra marines so that might be the better choice.

In other news: I have been working hard towards completing my ork army (pics soon). Right now I estimate around 80% table top worthy, however I am a stickler and would love to get my orks to that next level. To do so I need to kick it into the next gear! I have started working on my ardboy squad which is a hell ton harder because of the armor and they are all glued together.  I did have to rip of heads and arms but I know that I’m on the right track! Updates to come.

Also I still have 4 vehicles sitting on the painting table waiting for completion. Each one is into its own stage of painting, the battle wagons are both fighting for which one will finish getting painted first. Da Meat Wagon has its under sides done with all the grease and rust and Da Grind-House has all its conversions finished along with all the metal work done. “It’s a race! I hope I win!”

With only a group of ardboys, 3 mega nobs and a hand full of vehicles left to paint I think I can start to start on my painting entries for Adepticon. My first will be my Boltstakka on his Warbike for the single mini category. Also I would like to enter in a Blood Angel/tyranid fight for the open category. And lastly my Ork Mega Deff for the War Machine category… Let’s see how that works out!! I am the very best at procrastinating!


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Road to adepticon!

Ok so... Been away! Lots of things have happened over the last few months and I think I need to get back to my gaming! What have I been up to?In October I was promoted which devours a ton of my time. I went from working 4 days 40 hours to working 5 days with 55+ hours. Better pay, bigger bonus but less time for painting and gaming. Then I had to move, I was in a flood zone so the city paid me to move, that was cool. And well to tell the truth I have actually brought 2 new member to the gaming community. One is a close friend who is more about the models then the gaming and the other… well that’s my brother. Sorry everybody! For you out there who have yet to meet him: he will be the extremely loud guy at Adepticon ranting about how he will choke the shit out of you! Don’t piss him off, he’s a simple creature.

So what’s this mean? Since I was on the move, more funding and with some new blood behind me I figured I would start to organize a Club. With the help of another gaming we formed the Puppets of War. Now that only lasted a few months because the cofounder stopped playing weeks later because of work and travel. So our group wanted a different name, the guys did not like that the guy who named the group dropped. So our quest began we went through 8-10 different names when ours hit us! We are Austin gamers that traveled to San Antonio to steal up on their prize support when somebody got cheating my Brother. The Jackal yelled “Cheat me and I’ll choke the shit out of you!” and we had a new name.

Again you ask what does this mean? Come one month from now Team Cheat me and I choke you will be hitting the streets of Chi town to choke some mother fucking cheaters at Adepticon! See you there!


Sunday, September 27, 2009

Zcarzghoul the Prodigy

So a few days back Warboss 'ArdWire came across a ork whelp that had an extreamly powerful psyker power. Behold Zcarzghoul the Prodigy.... Check out the new addition to the Bad Moon orks. This was excactly what a good hobby list needed. I've played two games with him and have yet to exploid any heads!!! More to come.

I'm Back?

So I've been hiding. I recently moved and have not been working much. Things are changing. I got some pics of orks I've been working on. First up will be some of the looted wagons I've been working with. The one in the middle is pretty much finished up. The others are still WIP.
Enjoy. The goal was to make 3 looted wagons that all looked differently and still had that great ork feel. these are a couple of the Orka Porka. I wanted to showcase the rust and weathering that I did.Hope you enjoy. If you have any questions send me a hit.