So a new year dawns and although unlucky for some, 2013 should be a promising year. I've been very lax with everything in my life recently, be it work, hobbies or relationships so I think it's about time I took charge of a few things and got moving again. As ever, a target deadline is a great way of motivating oneself into action!
The student nationals....it's creeping up fast. Last year I did rather well coming a very close second (1 point between us) in the 40k category. This year I fully mean to win, although I'll admit it will a massive uphill struggle. We have a new 40k edition to master and a new army to build. Nothing is certain anymore, with allies, people playing in the tournament could bring literally anything!! That scares me. I like things to be guessed at and for armies to follow certain patterns. I like to know what works and what doesn't. I like to know what to expect. This all means radically changing my army to fit a more 'meets all comers' style. Something I am not hugely familiar with.
So.....I will be chronicling my progress towards the nationals through this blog and I'll hopefully gain a little pride back in the hobby and a joy and love for painting and converting. I will also expect you, my dear readers, to offer up some advice on how to play this game and what I should be adding to my army.
For the nationals I have decided to stick with my orks. I did tinker
with the idea of taking Necrons but then I remembered that I was
seriously penalized at the student nationals last year in the best army
award for not having enough character. Blood Angels are after all...well
red...and gold.....but not much else. I tried by adding in all the
details and painting about a million gem stones but alas my efforts went
Orks on the other hand are choc full of
character! I also intend to fill them up with some pretty awesome
scratch builds and conversions just to really grab the judges attention!
What better way to start than with Nob bikers......no available
models......loads of character.....perfect!
Anyway, you didn't come here just to read a load of nonsense from me, you came to see what I spent all day building :)
Ork nob biker with big choppa
Inspired by Irondog Studios' take on Wazdakka, I set about scratching up a nob biker using parts mainly from the deff kopta, trukk and nobz kits. Like Irondog, I felt that the ork biker kit is too small a basis for a Nob and that a deff kopta would be more suitable.
With the bike complete, I then focused on the rider, which was simple enough as I just cut a plastic Nob in half, posed the torso and filled in (the rather large!) gap between the torso and legs with greenstuff.