First Bookkeeping: There are exactly three Honorable Contestants from the Competition/Swagfest that might be wondering about said swag, but who remain otherwise too polite to ask. You know who you are. Your goods are in the mail this week. I promise. Thank you for your patience.
Second E-Bay: How I adore ebay. With significantly less time for painting and more time on the computer for mature, professional reasons, I’ve redirected my hobby interests to suit the unfortunate climate in which I find myself. If I can’t come to the hobby, then the hobby will come to me. Actually, I’ve been on a bit of an ebay glut lately. Too much time on the computer, and really during the tedious hours any excuse will do to troll page after page after page of random combinations of search words. It’s amazing what one will find.
These peculiar beauties arrived on my doorstep after an unexpectedly rewarding search of “warhammer, plastic, oop.” It’s that easy sometimes.
Am I correct in thinking that these randoms come from some GW-Mattel experiment of the late 80’s mid 90’s? I’ve never seen them before. Well, there’s some work to do yet, obviously, but all of this will be formed to fit (somewhere, somehow) into the current Killzone landscape.
Speaking of, I mentioned last week that I’ll be reworking my Black Reach Orks into proper Special Operation Groups and whatnot. I posted an experimental list last week, but also mentioned that I needed to rework the color scheme on these guys to distinguish them visually from other armies that I’ve created since.
Bad Moonz Yellow: to be candid, I’ve never loved yellow. The consistency of the paint has always been problematic for me, and I’ve never been able to find a compelling recipe of my own devising. Well, one way or the other, I’m determined to make this work.
My first efforts: There are actually about four layers of color here already, but I’m not yet pleased with the results. Certainly, they stand out distinctly from any other army that I've made... ever, but there's more work to be done before these guys are properly orked up. Once I’ve banged out the appropriate, satisfactory, and suitable details, I’ll post the recipe.
In fact, I declare this week recipe week.