Monday, January 24, 2011
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Yep, he wears Bart Starr's #15. Green Bay has had some phenomenal quarterbacks throughout their history but it was no contest when it came time to identify dis ere boy!
Here's the finished BoB that I showed last time. Although, while uploading these pics I realized that I haven't painted either of my Black Orc's eyes.
Continuing with the historic Green Bay theme I numbered this massive Black Orc after real-life behemoth Ray Nitschke, a fitting tribute if you ask me.
A 2nd Lineorc
A fan that I plan to use as a score counter.
Sunday, January 16, 2011
1. I finish painting my BA army
2. I finish building and painting my Nurgle army
3. The new BA and DH stuff comes out
But until then, I will be posting progress on my Deathguard army every few days, as well as the paint scheme and army list. But before that, here is a sneak peak at the new Blood Angels Furioso/Librarian dread sprue, you guys may have seen it, I got it off Heresy. Just figured I would post it anyway, as the Librarian dreads are in my army list for the Ordo Immortalis.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
I'm not a die-hard sports fan by any means, but having hailed from Wisconsin I'm a huge Packer fan, it comes with the territory. I knew that I wanted to do something bright and sporty for my first blood bowl team as everything that I've painted in the past has been very dark and gritty. I wanted yellow armored Orcs, and after thinking about yellow armor and green skin I couldn't help but make them modeled after my beloved Packers. This way I'd be able to throw in some really characterful references to the franchise while making the connections abstract enough to still make the team a viable fantasy-world sports team.
If you look closely at his right foot in this shot you can see the cleats that I added to the bottom of his shoe. I had a metric ton of chaos spiky vehicle bits and got the long points by cutting off the very tips of the spikes.
This is my 2nd Blitzer, and favorite model that I've converted thus far. I used thin strips of plasticard across the helmets to make the old school facemasks.
This is my first Lineman, I've made two but with the roster I'm considering now may only need one.
He's a sneaky git, pulling a hidden blade from beneath his shoulder pad for some fouling action. I further represented this by making him number 75 after the Green Bay offensive lineman, Bulaga, who leads the team with his stupid false-start/offsides/holding fouls.
Here's a WIP of my first Black Orc Blocker. I plan to max out on 4 of these boyz as soon as possible.
Until then, I've got to finish painting these, as well as the remaining 8 or so players on my roster, convert a coach (an Orky Vince Lombardi, of course), a few fans, and decide on a team name. The first thing that came to me was Da Greenskin Bashaz, but I also really like Da Cheez 'Eadz. Let me know what you guys think.
Monday, January 10, 2011
Also, I have been playing around a bit more with the background, Jake had brought up a good point on Heresy that I decided to run with. Since the leadership of the Chapter is a council like the Iron Hands vs a single Chapter Master, I thought it would be cool to have a few of the Fathers become corrupted by Chaos, who has decided to use their psychic abilities against them, seeding heretical thoughts into their heads without them knowing, slowly turning them to the dark gods. Since the supposed homeworld is so close to the Eye of Terror, I think this would easily be plausible, and could create a rift in the chapter. 2 of the 5 Fathers that lead the Ordos Immortalis will become corrupted, resulting in a small portion of the Chapter following them in a civil war. Knowing they are outnumbered and outgunned by the Mechanicum, they decide to steal a powerful artifact previously recovered, and take it with them into the Eye of Terror. This sparks the interest of the Inquisition, who in turn decides to attatch a unit of Daemonhunters to the Order, giving me some fun new minis to mess around with while building my army at the same time :P
Heres the game plan for the make up of the army when it comes to tabletop, its rough, but gets the point across.
HQ: Mephiston counts-as
Elites: 3 Librarian Furioso Dreads
Troops - haven't decided what I will use yet, but if I go with a squad of Daemonhunters, they will be a counts-as Death Company choice. All troops will be mounted in Razorback Transports
Fast Attack - still looking into that as well
Heavy Support: Mechanicum controlled Vindicators, maybe a Devastator squad using the Tech Marine servitors.
Hopefully somewhere in the future, this will come together more coherently than a bunch of random notes, but for now this will have to do haha.
Sunday, January 9, 2011
If you check the link below to Heresy where the original post is on this new Chapter, I will be occasionally updating the fluff as I do more research - the latest update is from an hour or so ago. If you aren't already a member of Heresy, I would highly suggest becoming one, it has helped me out with ideas on modelling and fluff on more than one occasion.
Friday, January 7, 2011
Over the past few days I have been attempting to combine this all into one kick ass Chapter that would be fun to play, have some cool background fluff, and of course the potential for some cool conversions.
Here is what I have so far - but keep in mind, it is still a very rough work in progress, and missing a lot of specifics. However, this should give you a basic idea - opinions and critiques are most definitely welcome, as well as some proposed additions or ideas! You can also find it here.
Name: Ordo Immortalis
Colours: Marbeled armour with gold trim
Founding Chapter: Unknown
Chapter Master: The Chapter is run like a clan with no known Chapter Master, but rather a council in which all the decisions are voted on and discussed
Specialty: Quick, precise attacks with an uncanny knowledge of enemy strengths, locations, and inner workings
Strength: Estimated at 750 strong, though the precise strength is unknown
Homeworld: No known homeworld, though there have been whispers of a Fortress Monastary located on a world just outside the Eye of terror, and prtected by an incredibly resilient psychic field. It is said that located within the monastary is an immense library, full of ancient knowledge, lost relics, and advanced experimental technology.
I can't copy+paste for some reason, so rather than type out the background, here is the basic overview:
The organization of the Chapter consists of a great number of psykers and librarians recruited in a fashion similar to the Deathwatch. The Chapter works closely with a mysterious group of Mechanicum. It has also been recorded that the Chapter has worked alongside the Inquisition in the past, though the current relationship between the two forces is unknown. The Ordos Immortalis have taken on the duty of recovering all manner of lost or stolen relics, artifacts, technology and knowledge, and prefer to remain shrouded in mystery.
For modeling purposes: So far, I know for sure I will be using dark angel robed heads on every Marine. Other than that, I am still thinking of other ways to make them identifiable, similar to the Deathwatch shoulder pad. The army may use the CSM codex, troops choices being Thousand Sons (for the psyker squad leaders) but that is still up in the air. The HQ will be a Librarian, but for the purposes of my army, a Father Librarian and then a Master of the Forge (or, with CSM, a chaos lord in termi armour with a daemon weapon).
That's what I've got so far, like I said, a lot more work to be done.