Greetings interwebs peepulz! Sorry its been so long since an update. With work and real life its been a challenge to get back to regular blogging, not to mention the whole photobucket debacle. I haven't been silent on the hobby front, I've just focused on getting projects done and getting together with friends to actually roll dice.
No more words... PICTURES!
As some of you know, Orktober is one of my favorite hobby months. Although it didn't really seem to get off the ground on The Oldhammer Forum, we did get alot of submission over on The Emporium of Rogue Dreams (I still have to get the judging done, I know. I promise I'll be good). IN ANY CASE... I really wanted to take my time with a project this year and figured a diorama would be the way to go.
This is my first real try at a diorama, the next closest thing I have done can only be described as a scenic base with naked females. I have been watching several military modelling YouTube channels and was inspired to pull out all the stops. I will cover the step by step in a follow up post as I still have to upload the WIP photos, so this post is really just a showcase with some words.
Dioramas should tell a story and I wanted the scene to capture a small section of an Ork horde overwhelming an Imperial Army force. I picked models from the same era to tie the story together. It was a little tricky given that the models are one piece and the poses are limited. I also just wanted to use models that were readily available and not go out and buy new one.
The models are unaltered except for the standard bearer. He is a heavy weapon trooper with a brass rod inserted into the left hand. I was very fortunate that the heavy weapon trooper pose works well for carrying a standard. The standard is scratch built except for plastic marine parts.
I really tried to take my time with each figure and paint them to a display standard, and I'm really happy with the way they turned out.
I learned a lot doing this project and look forward to taking on a more complex project in the future. Stay tuned for more!