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Waaagh Grokgor! A Goff blog

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Edit: I suppose an introduction is in order. 

I've been a member of the B&C Community since 2009. I've been playing 40k since 2004, when a friend of mine had been gassing on about "Orks with a K, because those LotR Orcs aren't big enough." I finally asked him what the hell he was talking about, and he gave me a copy of Codex: Orks (the one written in 2000 by Andy Chambers). One read through and I was hooked. Greenskin for life. Orks have remained constant through thick and thin in 40k for me; my Astartes armies have been a riotous roulette wheel of color (Ultras, Salamanders, Black Templar, Crimson Fists, and finally Alpha Legion).  

 

Anyway, that's the boring part. What I love about Orks: big mobs of boys supported by ranged grots. Brutal close assaults, Nob assassination squads, trukks filled with specialists whizzing by and lightning the whole world on fire/replacing the air with rokkits.

 

I'm going with Goffs due to Mek Boss Buzzgob. I love (and will always cherish) the Dreadmob list and will do it again as soon as Kastorel-Novem is updated. However, it somehow slipped my notice that he was a Goff! Whatever works, this means I get to toss Ghaz into my lists when Grokgor is asleep, or something.

 

Speaking of: my Waaagh's background. 

 

Back when I was in college, I used to play a buddy who had a Salamander army led by Vulkan He'stan. One day, my warboss managed to beat He'stan down three different games in a row, using different army lists. After the third time, my friend disgustingly said: "I hate your warboss. He's a Salamander-killer." I had been flirting with the name "Grokgor" (Grok being my WoW ork warrior's name, "Gor" meaning "bad"), but on that day, Grokgor Wyrmsmasha was born. I did a head swap with a Finecast Ghaz and an original metal warboss (helmetless one with a big choppa), and his legend began. He's been given a bike, mega armor, and I occasionally flirt with the idea of going back to the original model, but Grokgor shall remain. 

 

 

Below is a picture of the first Goff I've done. A simple slugga boy, not yet dry from the wash. Pictures and updates will come as models and units are completed.

 

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Edited by civsmitty, 25 October 2017 - 04:17 PM.

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Solid start. :tu: Any chance you'd be willing to share your recipe for the skin, please?


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Solid start. thumbsup.gif Any chance you'd be willing to share your recipe for the skin, please?

 

Of course! 

 

Prime black 

Airbrush Vallejo Game Air Goblin Green

Wash Biel-Tan Green

Light layer of Warboss Green - basically cleaning up the wash and hitting the large raised surfaces

Light light drybrush of Elysian Green



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Great, thank you! What can we expect to see next?


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Well, I'm working on ~20 boys with this scheme at the moment, plus I need to convert three KMK guns*. Gotta simple green, then repaint, an old finecast Ghaz and KFF Mek.

 

All of this for a local 2k tournament on the 5th and another on Dec. 10th. 

 

*subject to the whims of husband- and father-dom.



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Little progress over the weekend. Finished off the skin on ~20 boys, and got the final 20 or so built. I kept getting distracted by kitbashes, though...

 

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10/20 boys ready for details; the other 10 had to dry for while due to an inadvertent beer spillage. I blame Zeke Elliot's 72 yard catch.

 

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Bomb squig! These guys can throw some pain, and I'm thinking my tankbustas are going to be on tap to reduce Knights to scrap.

 

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A rather boring and uninspired Weirdboy. I've since added skulls, helmets, and armor plates to him to really crazy him up.

 

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THAT'S a Weirdboy. Kitbash from 5-6 kits. Shows the beakies and pointies where their place in the world is, as well.

 

Next up on deck is a converted battlewagon with a deffrolla, swtiching from grotzookas to rokkit launchas on my Kans, and grumpily building some Kustom Mega Kannon. ANd the long term, never ending process of building boys.

 

Ah crap, and kommandos.


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Looking good! Keep it up! :tu:


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So inspiring! ^_^

 

Still trying to figure out what I'm playing. So many factions finally look fun to play! My Ork list is over $900 to buy just the models for though. *cries*

 

Great work! Can't wait to see more!



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Looking good! Keep it up! thumbsup.gif

 

Thanks! 

 

So inspiring! happy.png

 

Still trying to figure out what I'm playing. So many factions finally look fun to play! My Ork list is over $900 to buy just the models for though. *cries*

 

Great work! Can't wait to see more!

 

Well, just eat the elephant one bite at a time. Get the Start Collecting box, it's a great deal!

 

Small update today. I finished painting the non-skin portion of my boys black this morning, and began shading. I do a medium-light drybrush over the boots, tunic, and pants (and armor segments I may keep black, for later weathering) with Mechanicus Standard Grey. It provides the right look after I wash the model with Agrax Earthshade. Pictures below! 

 

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Once this stage is complete, it's leathers, metals, then clan markings and weathering. Final touchup is to hit the skin again, tidying up where I don't care for the shading and where accidents may have occurred.


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Looking like a right proppa start to good WAAAAGH!!!

I wish I could give suggestions on converting KMKs, but I caved and blew the money on the kits. Won't be buying models for a bit...

That said, they are fun units. I did have a game where they did more damage to themselves than to the enemy, but that's the exception rather than the rule.


My favorite community is now open to my favorite army. We live in an enlightened age.

WAAAAGH!!!

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"Boss! Hey, Boss!"
Buzzgob looked up from welding an armor plate to a kan, grunting in irritation. Lunk, no doubt bringing another problem he was too small to just bash.
"Wot? I'm busy. Damn spikies wrecked dis kan."
Lunk paused, breathing hard. Buzzgob snarled, shooting out a mek arm and picking up the uppity grot by his ear.
"TALK WOULDJA!" Buzzgob roared .
"Boss, we gots da mega -kannon ready but nothing ta mount dem to!" Lunk squealed in pain.
Buzzgob sighed internally, cursing the fact his other meks were incompetent. He had gotten used to working with the Deathskulls.
"Weld em to some extra trakks, fer all I care! Just get dem ready. We'ze got sum beakies ta kill." The mek-arm whipped backward, tossing the screeching Grot into a pile of smoldering wreckage.


Building pictures! So I dislike the Mek Gun kit, and have always liked the lifta-droppa on a battlewagon. An oversized gun on an undersized platform just screams Orks to me. So I came up with a simple solution.

 

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Edited by civsmitty, 29 October 2017 - 10:46 PM.

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Progress is looking good and I like what you've done with the Mek Gunz. :tu:


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