Severus here gang, and I actually have painted stuff! I tend to be a very slow painter. Working here and there after work at night tends to be my routine. I am getting pump about getting my grubby hands on that new beautiful ork codex on friday. With that renew enthusiasm I finally finished my nob bikers!
I converted these guys out of second hand models about a year ago. They were of course not in the best of shape. They are missing a few guns, but I am not to concerned about that. The biggest work I did on the basic biker was to magnetize the arms and replace the boy sized torso with nob sized torso. I find that the magnetized arms make it really easy to track wounds and letting me change there loadout.
The biggest piece I worked on was the painboy biker. He is a kit bash for the most part. His quad bike is made out of an old buggy (yeah, they really are that small) I cobbled together a rear compartment where he would keep all his gubbins. Then I painted it white and dirtied it up, right ork style.
Painting wise I did the basic style for my boys. Everything on them is pretty much base coat and heavy was with nuln oil or agarax earthshade. I like my orks to look nice and dirty. The only thing that I did more than that on is the skin. I like my orks to be nice and bright, so I base coat in waaagh flesh, wash in biel-tan green, then dry brush in warboss green and then moot green.
The last fancy bit I tried out is the new technical paint blood for the blood god. Load it up on a brush and made some nice splatter affects on the painboy. I am not sure I am sold on that yet. I hate to say this, but I know what blood looks like and that ain’t it. So, the search continues for a good blood affect.
Now, wouldn’t it be a shame if I finished the biker and then no longer run in my army when the new book is out. Unlikely, I really like these boys. Up next, a forgeworld warboss on a bike! The nobz will be led by by Kaptain Klaw’s lieutenant, Warboss Waaaaaaaagh. (Imagine the dopplar effect as a ork drives by screaming waaaagh).