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PostSubject: (minor) ork modification   Tue 22 Dec 2009 - 2:01

So anyways, im new here and due to some advice i got in the "introduce yourself" post i thought id just leap in and start posting up stuff (albeit mediocre and with pics of average to poor quality - will get better).
Bought some second hand old gw savage orks, which are significantly more detailed and 'unique' than the new ones. a drummer was included, who was a pretty cool model but needed to off the drum. could not be arsed sitting there with a file so took it to work where i figured adequate tools should be available.
anyways, progress shots from today (will begin with painting tomorrow)
The ork

Drum is gone (took all of 15 seconds - just out of curiosity how do others cut bits off metal minis?)

preserved heaps of the model.

green stuffed (will see what it looks like when painted)

the tool: (the possibilities are endless... i have a scheme involving giving a squig 'real' composite teeth)
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PostSubject: Re: (minor) ork modification   Tue 22 Dec 2009 - 3:01

The older GW minis are ENTIRELY different Beasties than the newer stuff...not necessarily better, but different. I like both styles, but the Oldies have a sentimental appeal & a certain charm about them. The Lad looks like he made a FINE adjustment to his non-musical role...GOOD WORK!
You've got yourself the ULTIMATE modelling tool there. I'm INSANELY jealous...the insane part is standard fare with moi.
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PostSubject: Re: (minor) ork modification   Tue 22 Dec 2009 - 8:10

DeafNala wrote:
The older GW minis are ENTIRELY different Beasties than the newer stuff...not necessarily better, but different. I like both styles, but the Oldies have a sentimental appeal & a certain charm about them. The Lad looks like he made a FINE adjustment to his non-musical role...GOOD WORK!
You've got yourself the ULTIMATE modelling tool there. I'm INSANELY jealous...the insane part is standard fare with moi.

Ha nice tool!
I use a Dremel on metal (and occasionally plastic parts, carefully...), but it's probably not nearly as clean as I bet that thing can be Razz
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PostSubject: Re: (minor) ork modification   Tue 22 Dec 2009 - 13:31

Nice classic orc there mate!

I really like those classic models and have a good bunch myself, but for modelling options plastics are a real godsend.

As for how to cut the metal ones, it all depends on several factors: The complexity of the model-piece I'm trying to cut off, and if I WANT to preserve the part i'm removing for future projects (need to cut very carefully) or if the part is directly going to the trash bin as I don't want/need it.

For the first case, I'll use a tiny modellers hand saw and try to cut slowly around the piece, trying to keep both parts complete.

If I'm just throwing the unwanted piece, I'll get a BIG saw to remove the piece and then sand-file the part I want.

Hope that helps.

And we all want to see that orc model finished, so keep working man!

Best wishes.
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PostSubject: Re: (minor) ork modification   Wed 23 Dec 2009 - 16:05

u a dentist? ^^

Awesome job on that orc there!!
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PostSubject: Re: (minor) ork modification   Wed 23 Dec 2009 - 18:32

nope, wife is a dentist, so i get the toys without the blood and saliva (not to mention halitosis).

anyways, started panting it up, but before i was done, and then decided to redo some of the green stuffed portion. In terms of painting 'technique' (or perhaps lack there of) i very much just work on : undercoat > base coat > main shade > wash (watered down gw black) > then a combination of dry brushing and highlights until i figure im just making it worse.


"as is" from another angle


a new savage ork i have been painting concurrently over the past two days (also unfinished Sad)


the pair together. at least i know who my "big uns" are Smile


p.s. will base them on round bases later, when i work out exactly what im doing with my bases
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PostSubject: Re: (minor) ork modification   Thu 24 Dec 2009 - 2:12

Using a combination of old & new GW minis you WILL MOST DEFINITELY be able to pick out the Big 'Uns at a glance...the Lads have gotten bigger, even with their poorer posture, over the years. Both of the Boys are LOOKIN' GOOD.
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PostSubject: Re: (minor) ork modification   Thu 24 Dec 2009 - 3:58

hmmm the drummer is quite smaller than the other one... but still it doesn't matter! It varies the warband a bit
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PostSubject: Re: (minor) ork modification   Thu 24 Dec 2009 - 6:03

wow that is quite a nice painting style you have there! I love it
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