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Alrighty people, my 11 year old son has caught the Warhammer 40k bug thanks to me. Before he got too deep into the hobby I wanted to teach him the rules and get him playing a few games to see if he liked it enough to make the investment of money and time. Well, he has taken to it like a duck to water!

For him to have an appreciation and respect for his army I have made him spend his own hard earned money on any and all of his models with the exception of birthday and Christmas presents. If he wants something, he has to work for it.

After a year now, he has collected a sizable Ork army and has been learning and retaining the rules of the game really well. He is enjoying it and has a lot of fun. He has beaten me on many occasions, (and no, I didn't let him win, he genuinely beat me!) and puts up a good fight every time.

He has now begun to add some color to his models with advise and tips from me on how to paint. Again, for him to appreciate his army he will be painting all the infantry models. (As I enjoy painting vehicles and character models, he kindly asked me to do those for him as he wanted them to stand out from the rest. I graciously accepted.) I have started off by teaching him in steps. First is base coating. Next he will learn to shade and highlight followed by picking out details and finally with basing. By the time he is done, he should be on his way to being competent with all aspects of the game and hobby.

So here it is, my sons 40k Ork army project log!

ORK BOYS: FIRST SQUAD OF 10






He has mixed in shoota's and slugga's for now just to get an idea of painting different weapons and equipment. He has 30+ more standard boys to finish base coating before he moves on to shading and highlighting.

As he is very excited to have a fully painted army, look for this project log to be updated frequently!
 

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AWESOME! Awesome to see him taking so well to the hobby and the game. My 5 year old is really into it to and I am really looking forward to him being old enough to get the gameplay. His models are really nice and I hope you two have a lot more fun together.
 

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My 8 year old is wanting to get in as well :).

Looking good, all you need to d now is teach him washes and those would be some really good looking orks. The paint is veery neat which is impressive.
 

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It is great to see the little ones getting involved. Most impressive work so far. I introduced my son to the hobby too, it is some of the best father son time you can have.
 

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It is great to see the little ones getting involved. Most impressive work so far. I introduced my son to the hobby too, it is some of the best father son time you can have.
I couldn't agree more. We have a painting session every Saturday afternoon and it is a blast.
 

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I don't have any nippers, but my brother's lad is 9 and got into tyranids last year, he's the same, saves his money for his models bar christmas and birthday.

It all started for him with a game of the new space hulk, one look at the stealers and he was hooked!

The orks are looking good man, good to see he's gone with a proper army, not one of these beakee or panzee armies! ;-)
 

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hell give those orks a devlan mud wash and they'd be even better with no effort at all, they already look quite clean for a starter.
 

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Very, very cool. The orks look wicked, especially the dark green skin.

Can't wait to get my kids painting, i hope they take to it as well as your son :victory:
 

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Update Time!

UPDATE #1​

The Grot has been hard at work! He busted out 4 more base coated boys. He has the rest of this squad all lined up and ready to go, he just needs to do his chores first!




Let him know what you think, he likes to hear from you guys and gal's! :grin:
 

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there better then mine:laugh:
great to see wharhammer going to the next generation
 

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Haha awesome, although I do feel a bit emasculated for an 11 y/o painting better than me :p

His work ethic is phenomenal, how he can finish so much... jeaaalous!
 

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nice nice nice... my two year old daughter and I have painting sessions when I'm not doing commissions... the most fun i ever have is watching her put a blob of paint from the bottom of the pot onto the model and me telling her she's doing an awesome job... it makes her want to keep going!
 

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Update #3

UPDATE #3​

After a bit of a of a delay, (even 11 year olds have to deal with "real life") the Grot has been hard at work getting some paint on the mob!

First up is his third 10 man squad of boys!

(first 5)

(Second 5)

(Group shot)


THE MOB IS GROWING! 30 boys now in color!




Up next is the first three Loota's from his 8 man squad he has been dying to work on.




(I love the "Killz" markings he did, very Orky and very cool to see some "freehand" at age 11!)


Please leave a comment for the Grot, he lives to hear what you guys and gals have to say about his stuff, he really does! :eek:k:
 
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