|(Stock Image courtesy of Games Workshop)|
Kicking off my "Less is More" blogging philosophy is a conversion I have been working on since the start of March. I had originally planned to add some much needed anti-air firepower to my badly mauled Blood Angels in the form of a Quad Icarus Lascannon "Vengeance Weapon Battery". Alas the hobby fire died when my original Lascannon conversion looked quite terrible, so I picked up the pieces (literally) and sought to use the same model for my third repaint of my Ork army. Who doesn't love converting/looting things to be more Orky?
Thankfully I purchased a respirator with an organic filter, pulled apart some more previously painted Ork vehicles for their bits, and got to work filling all the gaps with some liquid green stuff. The flip side of my new "Less is More" Hobby Zen is the goal to use all my bits on projects right now, instead of waiting for the "perfect" project to use that particular saved part or model. I have a cupboard full of parts like this battle-cannon above (earmarked for a Looted Wagon in the future) that I am now excited to finally use, on a model which has already seen four games!
After a quick undercoat using the airbrush I love the way it looks and matches the Big Mek/Looting Deathskulls I am going for with the rest of the army. Add in the new 32mm bases for all of my Orks, and my "new" army is pretty mean when deployed at once, unlike the metal boxes of my Blood Angels. With three out of four games won (and three out of four of them involving my Shock Attack Gun Mek hilariously teleporting into combat across the board) I'm enjoying my modelling and gaming a lot more. Here's to keeping it Orky!