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Da golden waaagh!!!!

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Da golden waaagh shall serve as my continuing work on my ork bad moons and another orky projects that catch my fancy along the way.

This project was started late 2012 when i decided to repaint my then deathskulls into the more regal bad moons. So far progress is very slow. Shots below are what I've done in the year of 2015 during my time at university and increased free time. The Following list shows many of the models that i curently have RED shows Currently Painted models, will try to update as i go.

Warboss, Mega Armour
Mad Doc Grotsnik
Warboss; Power Klaw
Big Mek; KFF (May need to repaint for better skin and metal colors)
Warboss, big choppa

3 Gamesworkshop Mega Nobs
1 Khromlech Mega Nobs (Klaw and Kombi-Skorcha)
3 Khromlech Mega Nobs (Mostly power klaws and shootas)
~40 Nobs (Varity of loadouts)
Burnas (20)
Lootas (~12)
Boys (~80)
Boys (19+ nob), with Khromlech armored torsos
50 more boys with khromlech armored torsos
Gretchin mob (30); 3 runt herds
Dakka jets, 2 (Original + Black Flame)
Four Deffdreads (armed with a variety of weapons and so far the two of which are painted Rathalos Dread armed with a ravager blade and a dread with babel spear and nargacuga armor)
11 deffkopta rokkits
Three Battle Wagons (Varity of Loadouts, including kill cannon)
Two Battle Wagons (One painted the other almost completed)
Two Leman Russes /looted wagons

Two knight titans (to be looted titans)
Terrain (city ruins which come with the renagade box set and the battle for macragge set)

Here are some of the many images Ive got floating around of the DA GOLDEN WAAAGH!!!! Have been mainly posting to Facebook ( https://www.facebook.com/Da-Golden-Waaagh-630659176948989/timeline/ ) under the Name DA GOLDEN WAAAGH, mainly due to a much easier phone upload system, but here is some of the work Ive been getting up to over 2015.

The second Dakka jet

Bit of a close up on the wing (as it was drying)

Mordiki the lucky stikk bearer

Converted Grosnik

And a shot of most of the painted models at the minute, including Warboss in mega armour, the new Mega nobs, grot snik, KFF mek, battlewagon and of course the last surviving Deathskull as a testimate to what came before DA GOLDEN WAAAGH!!!

Thats all so far any thoughts?


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Here is some more photos

Well as i said the other day, got myself a photo booth, the following are some of the results from the better photography. Any thoughts? still very bright orange/yellow colors that i like.

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And some more (double post due to dodgy internet cutting out when I'm trying to upload)

Any more thoughts? Still learing how to best use this light box, the above images shows how the lighting needs to be tweeked.
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Overall I like the yellow you've achieved and would love a step by step guide on how you've done it. That being said it looks a bit to clean for Orks, maybe try a wash or two and see how that turns out. Also you might want to try and add another light or two to get the lower sections of the models. Right now its to dark to make out much below gob level.
Coming soon! Got half of a tutorial sorted just need to put time aside to finish the painting.

As to lighting still am trying to work out the best ways to get these photos working, the new ones are better but still more work is needed.
Thanks for the praise.

As to the comments for the colors being too clean, this is basically my preference for this army and also proably a bit of an over reaction from the last ork army that i had (metals were basically orange with rust effects that they had) might post a shot of the dakka jet in that scheme later or you can look to the "Death skulls boss", certainly didn't look as cool as these.

As to the difficulty with painting these colors I've uploaded some pictures and tutorial yesterday and it should be live as soon as i get the aproval from one of the MODS. You will see how i do this color scheme. As to the black backround, i find a better effect on yellow with white backround (as i said in the tutorial or even stalk my user photos they are there.
Well no real progress as of yet just noticed the tutorial has be let through: http://www.heresy-online.net/forums/showthread.php?t=201794 . Hopefully that makes sense to everyone.

Also in regards to the original paint scheme the bellow dakka jet, this may be the reason for the flip to a much cleaner scheme:

Also this is a very old shot, about 4 years ago now that the mean reason for the dodgey photo (old camera too).
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Here is a little experiment i did a few months ago, matching my phone case to the color scheme of Da Golden Waaagh. Thought it would be a good thing to share to see what you all think of it.

It is basically the same as the tutorial scheme but has coats of 'Ard coat technical paint between them hopefully to increase durability, this didn't work with much of the paint being scratched or rubbed off in key contact points. planning to repaint and use some automotive clear coat to make it last a little longer.

Any thoughts?
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More progress, not much time on the internet so haven't uploaded these as they go just this slog. Enjoy.

These if you cannot tell are the initial work on the piece for this months painting competition. Got some time off tomorrow and Tuesday so hope to finish it then.

Any thoughts? It is basically the yellow and the checks on the leg so far but more to go. Metallics next.
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Little more progress on metallics and other odds and ends. These photo also shows the flame effect Ive made out the hair of an ork boy.

This photo shows the close up of the flame effect ive made out the hair of an ork boy.

Much more to do but do it i shall.
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Finished the Khromlech Mega Nob. Flame effect curtsy of a shaved boy. Done basically in the scheme of the Bad moons of DA GOLDEN WAAAGH with a little extra effort to bring it above table top to more a entry level hopefully. Any thoughts?

Any thoughts? Comments? Vote for me!!!!
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1000TH POST!!!!!!!!!!

Okay now that is out of the way my post for this second is going to be a conversion project I started last night the plan is to forge two of my personal favorite hobbies into one awesome miniature: Monster Hunter and Warhammer 40000.

The plan is a follows
-Convert my Ork Dreadnaughts into warriors of renown with Armour and equipment worthy of such a task.
-Each will have their own weapon as with the game and the showcasing of weapons available

Current thoughts are for Tactical blade or Ravenger blade and Rathalos Armor after that pondering the idea of a Heavy Bowgun and Gravious Armor. Next would be Nargacouga armor and Dual Swords probably Dual Dragons. Next I might go either a lance/gunlance and Zinogre armor. This all depends on if i can get this Rathalos and Greatsword to work.

Below are the weapons I'm talking about above the Tactical bladeand Reaver Blade .

This is the Rathalos Armor i hope to emulate on the dread (mainly thinking helmet, pauldrons and chest).

Next is what I've done so far mainly cutting the Blade out of plasticard (Well old Icecream box) and begun cannibalizing of the dread in preparation for sculpting

This is the stack order for the blade in these sections Im trying to bulk out the weapon before sculpting.

Final shot for scale of the weapon I'm planning to create for this dread. Any thoughts tips and tricks for doing this sort of project i haven't done much like this before.

Many of you probably don't know of what I'm basing this off but hopefully still sounds to be an interesting idea, for you all. Of those that i know have an interest and hope they will chime in with ideas for weapons and armor to do is @Loli and @Deus Mortis
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Thanks. This is kinda my first attempt at directional lighting. Look again at the photos maybe on the painting competition did some changes of the chest peice but possibly more could be used. But as i said in the "models to detailed" ive found this one tricky there was so spots as with the GW models whoch lend themselves to spot colors or even alternative colors entirely.

Lighting could be an improvement. Didn't might think of that, the yellow is the highest but there should still be the red near the barrel.

As to the blood I've said before i like a cleaner ork but it could use a little more work I think. There is a little splattering on the arm you can only really see it on the shot from the flame side.

Thanks for the imput.
This evening started a little bit of the sculpting on the blade, needs a lot of work mainly filling/sandpaper to smooth out the molding. But so far little bit of progress.

Also have images that I hadn't uploaded up yet, so some final pics of the blade in assembly.

This photo is showing the molding of the stacked plastic to smooth it out more.

This final shot is showing a little sketch that i did to try explain what my scheme is. Green is going to be sculpted scale effects, grey is metalwork and the red is the shoulder plates Ive already removed off the model.

An thoughts?

Small update on the sculpting, just checked on it and it appears to be curing correctly, wasn't too sure due to thickness of much of the green stuff but appear to be working correctly.
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Heres a photo of the starting of the sculpting on the armour on the dread and finishing of the blade off, with their sculpting.

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Finished the modelling for the Rathalos Dreadnaught, will now hope that the image hosting works, having to go through “Tinypic” because of limits on forum photos.
Here are some more of the in progress shots.

Here’s the final shots before paint

Any thoughts?
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That is one 'uge choppa!
Its certainly different, and I find that most things look awesome when they're painted up. I'm looking forward to seeing how it turns out. :good:
Pose isn't quite what i wanted but should be ok with a few licks of paint. The blade particularly looks a lot better with the base coat of black. Insted of the blue and green.
Got a little progress on the Rathalos dread, not much really just slapped some paint on it to show a little better what I'm doing, quite horrible but just a quick bit of painting that I'll upload to see opinions so far.

Any thoughts? Thinking to paint the blade as fully metal, instead of the multi-shade which the image has for the actual game. Apart from that coming up good so far lots more to go.
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Here are some more photos of the rathalos Dreadnaught conversion, these will be the final shots for the moment, probably will do more highlights but currently this is much as ill do. Though may convert up some gretchin to which will be armed with a skorcha and klaw to represent the weapons of the dread when i removed the additional weapons.

Any thoughts? How do you think it came up?
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Here's a little progress from the last couple of weeks with the few new units, namely my new two looted wagons both of which had some minor conversions and some not so minor conversions. As well as work on two squads of boys one who have khromlech heavy armor and one which have the standard boy loadout.

Some of the hard boys painted with the majority of the colors on the torsos and legs. Heads and arms are still a Work in progress

Any thoughts, been quite a while since that I've updated the progress of the Golden Waaagh if more interest is here check out the little page https://www.facebook.com/dagoldenwaaagh/ I update it more frequently with more photos, but will still slowly update here too.
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Your not wrong about facebook killing the old forums, for me personally I still prefer, the forum atmosphere but uploading photos is so much easier. Its take the photo, click and upload.

With the forum particularly that ive somehow maxed out the drop box built into the site, its transfer to the computer, load up tinypic, upload one by one, copy paste the URLs directly and finally post with images.

Will still do it but don't really have the effort to do it every evening after a little 5 minute paint job.

Though if the abouve link works I can upload via tapatalk...

Sent from my SM-G900I using Tapatalk
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