Monday, 17 October 2016

Ork Snakebite Kommandos

Shaman appeared to be just the tip of the conspiracy — my friends presented me with a box of feral orcs which was my long term plan for the Snakebite klan. Kommandos are commonly represented with Blood Axe klan but that was too obvious and boring. Snakebites tend to keep to the roots and use natural kunnin' over gubbinz which works well to interpret sneaky fits of kommandos.

Saturday, 10 September 2016

My wife's a Snake(bite)

As any loving spouse of an addict my wife accepted yet didn't appreciate my LITTLE plastic hobby and especially didn't want to know much about it (which never stopped me from babbling about it anyways). That's besides cash and time going for this kind of infancy and escapism. Today I've got this for b-day and it hit the bullseye. Love you honey)

I wasn't planning on having weirdboys because I didn't particularly like any of their models both 40k and FB (and also because it meant mastering an extra phase and I'm a lame gamer). That was until I saw this sculpt.

As I've previously written I'm going for an all clan army; I have a small Gretchen mob led by a Snakebite runtherd (among the crowd waiting for photos) and I was thinking of adding some feral Orc based kommandos when I'm done with everything else — other than that I didn't know what I want to add to the klan.

This guy's crazed gaze told me he'll represent and lead me Snakebites. He went to the end of the que of ork-building hulk — I wasn't going to buy anything until I finish all the half made half painted Orks. She must have found about him herself from Max and Senya. Next stage will be getting her to play)

This is the first AoS plastics I've got my hands on and I must say he's pretty detailed and complex compared to proppa Orks and I love it. With my crooked-handed conversions and ugly painting I'm gonna turn him into something you'd wanna go round.

One love.

Monday, 5 September 2016

Intolerance Society Cawdor Gang

Slow update on old stuff — I have some projects in different stages of acceptable finishness for showing. This time painted Cawdor gang that I made  several years ago for a Necromunda campaign that I decided to arrange at a local hobby club as I really wanted to play it for a long time. I've got a decent dozen of players signed up with each House represented except for the House of Redemption so I decided to give them a try to cover the hole. Initially my least favourite House they truly gave me a lot of unexpected hobby satisfaction.

Monday, 8 August 2016

Generic Ork Warbikers

Back on air!

Long time no see.

Life as always takes its toll — yet it pays back as well. I've broken my leg and thus have obtained some free time. I've gathered my mediocre design skills and made a logo for the blog at last. Nothing too special though I'm pretty happy with myself) It came out exactly as I feel about this tar-pit.

Going to use this free time to make photos and post all 107 Orks that I've managed to finish so far.

Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Seems like a theme!

This #therapy post is my first attempt at putting the concept for my Ork army into words. It was enough for me to keep an idea or rather a feeling in my mind but I see this as an opportunity to crystallise it for myself and share my view on this aspect in a humble hope that it will help some poor soul.

Thursday, 21 January 2016

Choosing an army... of greenskins

The spores are ripe

First post in the new year is a good occasion to announce a plan or commitment something:
I have lots but the one I want to dedicate this year is finishing all the Orks I have at the moment. I've been attending them with no strict plan or necessity irregularly and at random. I didn't want to feel pressure doing hobby and enjoyed it following mood and inspiration. I ended up having lots of almost/mostly/half finished models in decent numbers. The time has come to tidy things up and let the boys see some action!

Reasons to read a klom of text:
- you wonder what 40K army to choose;
- you consider choosing Orks;
- you give a damn why I chose Orks.

Saturday, 5 December 2015

Where’s the friggin’ bottom?

Welcome fellow hobbyists.

It’s always hard to start… and pretty darn overwhelming with so much to say — so my first post might come out kinda confusing.

My name is Alex and I stepped into this sticky mess of grim dark about eight years ago and ever since I’ve been haunted by lots of thoughts, ideas and projects that are dragging me deeper and deeper into it. I think anybody who's into this kind of hobby finds himself confused, lost or disappointed at some point for a number of reasons. I have found so much inspiration both in practice and philosophy of hobbying in blogs and forums that I decided staring a blog of my own could be a breath of fresh air for me too. I just had to start releasing my experience with this stuff and sharing it with the world as a feedback to all those artists that have inspired me.

Three friends of mine will update this blog (or 'bog') together with me — so we can stay in touch through our hobby and provide the readers with a steady flow of goodness. They will make some sort of introduction for themselves or just start posting stuff right away.

My posts will mostly cover my slowly growing army of 40k Orks, my Necromunda efforts (which I’m not the only one to consider the best game GW released), some odd stuff like Mordheim Dark Elf warband I am currently working on for the Lustria campaign as well as #therapy posts where I’ll be pouring out my concerns about different aspects of this hobby. Also you will see some of our collaboration posts — like terrain making, battle reports and hopefully even campaigns (which seems a far perspective right now).

I hope our experience will become an inspiration and motivation both for ourselves and for everyone who bothers to read us.

Phew, enough said for the first therapy session — I feel much better now.

P.S. This old & crappy photo of the first greenskin mini that I finished (must be four years since I bought my first box) must explain the way I feel.