I'd like to add one battle wagon to my pledge for this month, I will edit my post accordingly but wanted to notify everybody here. I hope I can add to my pledge this late in the month.
I am progressing quite well, with only 4 buggies and 3 kanz (and the wagon) left to paint, will post pics soon.
Glad to hear you're progressing Ginger, and good luck with the addition. You do know there are only like 8 days left in the month right (well granted you posted that when it was 10). I don't suppose I might convince you to plop a couple WIP pics on, as it is the only WIP posters are Skeetergod, Respekt and myself, and that's a shame. What made the previous SBO's, Go Big or Go Home, and Junkyard threads so popular was the vast array of WIP. Of course that is just my opinion, but it does really help motivate a project by getting input and reactions from the crowd. Again, that's my opinion.
Boy does this Stink I missed this stuff. I have had a serious case of illness and finally had to go see the mad doc for a fix me up. Actually the doc might have been better than what I went though in the last month and a half.
So then with that out of the way I just want to say that everyones work looks great really nice work. I'm really looking forward to watching this thread since I need to still recover and have another surgery with the mad doc so I can't even get anything done at the moment.
Typhon you gotta take care of yourself first and foremost. Get well soon man, there will be another WotW Orky build project, as part of the ruling council I guarantee it. It probably won't happen before the new year, but it will happen.
Lots of fun and lots of army completed, I even played a game of green tide against a chaos player and won, good stuff!!!
Skeetergod you painted a green tide this month. Just eyeballing it I think its around 1050 points, possibly a little more or less. And since I didn't say it earlier, good choice with the Big Choppa Warboss. He's a much smarter tactical build for all comers lists these days than the Pk, not to mention there's a bit more variety with conversion.
And now my own Projekt Update, hour 40...
(yes 40, I thought I was overloading the thread with my WIPs here so I held off, if anyone is interested in seeing the WIP stuff in between my last post and now you can PM me or check the globe in my profile.)
The big change here (aside from the front intake, canopy, and extra detailing) is the landing gear. I've been wanting to plop on landing gear from the beginning to make the model be able to stand on its own for two reasons, 1 I like landing gear it adds realism as well as the possibility for using it has a non-blown up terrain piece/special objective, and 2 it helps prevent all those falling off the table and breaking events (which have transpired far too often for my tastes)
As it is, I'm unsure about the gear. It took a long time to build it, but I feel like it's just sucking all the speed out of the model. I'd hate to scrap it, but I think I might have to. Sigh, such is the way of scrapbuilding, some things you really think are going to be dynamite and then they just don't come to fruition.
Still not sure where to mount the other 2 Twin Supa Shootas (which are already scratchbuilt and waiting to be mounted), and I was successful at trading some stuff for a Flying stand, huzzah.
This byrd is all about the speed. And to think she once looked slow and naff, at the moment she ranks pretty high on my "favorite skratchbuilds" list. The wings are just tacked on and won't be attached until the flaps are complete (or the shoota mounts), and she still needs rear landing gear, at the moment I'm leaning towards wheels rather than a tailhook. Don't get me wrong tailhooks are very Orky, but it just doesn't feel right to me. All in all she's about 75% complete.
And of course what I will really make Dakka 2 the most eye popping centerpiece of my army (if not collection), the base...
I dig the Lictor so much that I'm no longer making it the rear of the base, I'm making it the front. Oh that poor Slugga Boy, I'm really torn if I should make him a Deathskull loota (which will be the hated rivals of the Bad Moon army I'm building) or if I should just make him a Redshirt. I really shouldn't make him a Redshirt, but the Trekkie in me is like dying for it. The dead Kan has got to be my favorite Kan conversion too, shame he won't be getting any legs. As for the base itself I think it's close, REALLY close but not finished yet. It's still missing that ineffable something to really bring it all the way home, that je nes sais quoi that I haven't quite figured out yet, and I don't have a lot of time to figure it out either. Still though I'm gonna try, because I want this to be a home run.
So all in all I estimate the entire projekt is around 80-85% complete. There's still a lot of work to do what with plating, establishing a mounting pin, wing work, landing gear, guns, not to mention detailing and battle damage. Ugh, I need to finish, my Orky Pride demands it!