Friday, 27 October 2017

Hacking the head off me Nob for Orktober!

Been a while since my last blog post hasn't it fellas! I've got a good excuse though, after severely  injuring myself during a masturbatory incident I was left unable to hobby for a few months. A word of warning to all you kiddies out there, slow and steady wins the race. Anyway, minis......

Over the past couple of years I've been able to track down all of the old RT Ork Nobz, for use in running The Wolf Time campaign. The scenario requires ten, plus a character model, so eleven in all. The only problem is is that I'm pretty sure that GW only ever produced eight variations of the PA Orks. I managed to purchase all of them, but to fill in the missing three that I needed I decided to use one of the other Ork bosses with chunky armour, standing on a SM helmet, as a PA Nob. Another mini I got hold of to proxy as a Nob was this guy from Knightmare Games. That left me one short. Luckily for me, one of the auctions I won on Ebay had an Ork Nob double. So I decided to convert him......I don't like doubles :(

So that's the subject of today's post. Below is the double, which just happens to be my least favourite out of the range IMO. I had a butchered Hhruk mini in my bits box, so I decided to use him for the conversion.

The one I'm going to keep as is.
The one I attacked with my saw.
The donor head from Hhruk, and some of
the shoulder from the Nob.
I changed the leg position and fixed up the damage I caused with GS.
I grabbed an old Space Crusade placky mini and removed his shoulder.
I originally wanted to equip him with a chunky weapon, so I combined
a SM Scout HB with a modern Ork bolt pistol arm.
After I added a few bits & bobs to it I then put the mini together.
I was happy with the shoulder and overall pose of the conversion.
But the gun was just way too big in comparison to the other Nobz weapons.
So I just went with a simple Chainsword swap instead.

Here he is all converted up, standing beside his counterpart.

And here's the ugly bastard all painted up:

So, that's my entry for Orktober 2017 out of the way. I'll get cracking on with the other Nobz soon. Hopefully I'll have them done by the end of the year.

Before I sign off I'd like to bring your attention to an awesome Kickstarter that's running atm. It's called Mini Gangs, created by Curtis fell (a friend of mine), who runs Ramshackle Games. It was fully funded in under a week, but now it's only got a few days to go before the KS ends. So, if your looking for a complete miniature game, catering for easy entry level play all the way through to in-depth adult level complexity, then have a look at the KS before it ends. It's an ace game!

Ok, that's it from me. See you in the soup :)