Monday, July 2, 2012

I'm Not Dead

Been a while since my last post and I apoligize for that. I'm still around. Kind of took a break from everything hobby related and now I'm working myself on the right path to getting back on track. I'm going to collect some of my thoughts together and post soon about what's been going on.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

A Plan Has Been Set In Motion

So... I have set a plan in motion to help me get these freebooter orks started and hopefully set me on the road to get a fully painted 40K army...

Here is my 500 point army list so far

Freebooter Orks
- HQ - Warboss - 110 points
power klaw
attack squig
eavy armour
- Troops - Boyz - 155 points
nob w/ power klaw, bosspole
19 boyz
- Troops - Gretchin - 80 points
2 runtherder
20 gretchin
- Fast - Deffkoptas - 135 points
3 w/ twin linked rokkits
Total - 480 points
I have plenty of bodies in this list along with a Fast attack choice. This should be a decent list for 500 points but doesn't have much long range shooting besides the deffkoptas but at this low of a points value this shouldn't be too much of a problem.
I have worked out my next 250 points to move me up to 750 points
- Fast - Deffkoptas - 90 points (my thoughts are to fill out the existing deffkopta squad)
2 w/ twin linked rokkits
- Heavy - Killa Kans - 150 points
3 w/ rokkit launchas
- Troops - Gretchin - 40 (my thoughts are to fill out the existing gretchin unit to 33 bodies)
1 runtherder
10 gretchin
Total - 760 points
I've used this 250 points to fill out 2 of the already existing squads and add a heavy support choice.
I'm going to try and paint up 250 points every other month like I was my dwarves. This month will be hard to hit that goal because work has really been keeping me busy but with the completion of my first 10 gretchin it's really pushed me to at least complete the first 500 points. I have also worked out an easy way to get my major colors painted up with minimal work. I'll keep this blog updated with my progress and see how far my freebooters travel!!!

Saturday, March 31, 2012

WIP Shots of my Ork Freebooter Kaptin

A few WIP shots of my Ork Freebooter Kaptin.

This was my first time really using green stuff and I don't think that it turned out that bad. I'm going to name him Kaptin Jork Sparrow.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

My Freebooter Ork Kaptin has his ship!

Just a quick update on what's been going on and my progress with my 500 points of Freebooter Orks.

I got my new airbrush in the mail yesterday. I'm super excited to be using this bad boy. It has 3 different size needles and will hopefully make basecoating a bit easier.

I went to the fleamarket over the weekend and I finally found my Kaptain his ship. It is a all wooden model kit that I'll have to convert a bit but this thing is huge!!!

(My ork Kaptain for scale purposes) 

The model is from Early Learning Center. It is a European company and the ship is very high quality. It'll be a shhmae to mess it up but and ork has to do what an ork has to do! This ship when it is all done will be larger than a battle wagon so I may need to look through the Imperial Armour volumes to see if there is a larger ork vehicle that I can use the rules for.

Monday, February 27, 2012

We "AAAAARRRRRGH" A Go For Freebooter Pirate 40K Orks

I've been hitting a a real wall with painting my dwarves lately. The rank and file troops just get so boring to paint over and over again.

I've decided that to spice things up I'd start painting my Orks again.

I'd seen a picture of some Freebooter "Pirate" Orks the other day and I really liked the look and feel of them. I've worked up a 500 point list and I'm hoping that by mixing up armies that I can keep myself interested in painting armies and not just single models.

Unit of Gretchin 

Unit  of Orks


Yay for magnetizing! 

My first attempt and greenstuff modeling a pirate hat 

Side View (AARRGH)

I know that that the whole pirate ork thing has been done before and I'll be using some peoples ideas for certain things but the whole point of this project is to just have fun and to keep myself motivated. I'm going to try ordering a few conversion bitz from

When I get my package in I'll try and do a review post so that anyone that's interested can get my opinion of their product.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day

I just wanted to take a minute to wish everyone out there a Happy Valentine's Day!

Monday, February 6, 2012

Mini Vacation

I didn't get much painting done over the weekend because well... I wasn't home!!! I was able to get the family out of the house and we took an ultra-cheap weekend vacation to Atlantic City.

Just a few shots from our balcony on the 19th floor...

I did however get one model completed the other day though! I picked this anime style model a LONG time ago. It was nice to get away from the dwarves and paint something a little different.

I signed up for a painting challenge on the Bartertown forums. It's just a little friendly competition to try to help some members get their armies painted up throughout the year. At the end of the year the member with the most points wins... NOTHING except for bragging rights.

I haven't been to my local FLGS in ages. I really need to get down there and hang out for a bit.

Also on a side note... My new webcam SUCKS. I think that I may take my monthly hobby allowance and get something a little better. Maybe being cheap wasn't the way to go.