Well, my Summer of Shadows has not gone as planned. Continued ill health has scuppered many plans this year, but most of all it has meant I have played no further games of Shadow War (and I'm a few games behind the others now!) Sad times indeed.
However, I have managed to assemble a dedicated crew of Orks (RT, 2nd Ed, and Gorka Morka in the mix) and paint them up to represent an oldschool Snake Bite mob - I was previously using an assorted mob of orks from my existing old school force as can be seen in my earlier post.
First up is my Boss, Kaptin Fang who is armed with a Kustom Shoota (w/ reload), Big Choppa, wears 'Eavy Armour and has a Clip Harness. He has survived a few scraps and has picked up the valuable Dodge skill (one of the reasons I like Snakebites is that they are one of the only Ork Clans (along with Evil Sunz) who can access Agility skills.
|"Wot choo lookin at, scum?"|
|I love the detail of the Stikk Bombz at the back of the model. That screams 2nd Ed to me :)|
The only problem was the very obvious Goff symbol on his back. At first I thought about just making it flat with putty and then painting on the Snaklebite glyph later, but I got a bit drunk and decided to 'sculpt' one instead. My GS skills are infantile, but luckily that sort of works when it comes to Ork glyphs. All in all I was pretty chuffed with my first attempt on Ghazkhull and he is exactly what I had in mind for Kaptin Fang when I was creating my SWA crew.
|Kaptin Fang and his Boyz|
|Da Yoofs - appropriately (for round here at least) hanging out near some scenery made out of a discarded NO2 Canister|
|Too Inch scours the sulphur stained sands for scrap to make shooty gubbinz with|
Too Inch da Spanna Boy is armed with a Big Shoota with a Red Dot Sight, and a Massive Spanner. This Spanner boy from Gorka Morka with his bionic shoota arm was the perfect fit. I have left off giving him a backpack for now (there is a peg on his back that originally held a shotgun) to see how the campaign progresses and how I might want ot customise him.
|Too Inch and Da Yoofs make a charge across the sands|
|Snotragg da Runtherd and his horde of six miserable, snivelling, little grots|
|Kaptin Fang's Snakebite Crew swarm from their huts to charge across the sands|
|Something really satisfying about workign with these old sculpts. So evocative of the period that first got me hooked on the hobby :)|
Now, if only I could get a few more games in!
Thanks for reading. Do pop back again. I'll make tea.