Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Waaagh Mo'Dakka - Dakkajet painted

Another week, and another Kill Point completed for the Dark Future Games Kill Point Painting Contest League Thing. Hit the link for more awesome work from Old School Terminator, CVinton and the rest of the DFG crew!

I couldn't ignore the roar of Mork and Gork in my head any longer - they demanded I "Stop paintin' dem humie gits and work on sumfink Orky fer a change". I honestly needed a little break from the white and blue of the World Eaters and the Dakkajet was just the thing!


There are still a number of Orks lurking in the Closet of Doom, consisting of a number of different clans - I have a predilection for the Bad Moons (as my last name is Moon), but I like to include other clans as well for fluff purposes and in order to give me an opportunity to paint other color schemes. It seemed to me that the Dakkajet ought to be painted up in Speed Freek/Evil Sunz colors - which also allows for the use of the "Red Paint Job" upgrade.


I usually go with a heavily weathered look on my Orks, though the technique is rather different than how I've been doing the Marines. Rather than paint it up pristine and then weather it down, I started by giving the entire plane a heavy metal drybrush, then went over the main panels with the red paint colors, leaving the edges of the armor plates' metal finish exposed. I painted a couple of the panels various other shades of red to add to the ramshackle look, and added some yellow flames  to give it some spot color.


I thought the underside of the plane needed something, and a little insult from the pilot seemed appropriate! Overall I have to say this kit was an absolute blast to build and paint, and the amount of options and bits provided in the kit were fantastic. I'm quite looking forward to building a Blitza-Bomma at some point soon!

But for now, back to the World Eaters!

13 comments:

Redscorps said...

Haha, best detailing ever. The sledge under the wings is a fantastic idea dude!

Nie work on the whole thing, the jets in particular!

Andy - bG said...

Awesome, love how that looks, and the insult is exactly what you'd expect.

Colonel_Scipio said...

A really great job! Very interesting 'reverse' approach with the weathering; I'm going to try that on my next tank. Love the thought of some Imperial Guard column being strafed and then the few survivors looking up as the plane streaks off, and reading that!

40K Giveaway said...

Excellent! Awesome job all the way around. I've been hearing Gork & Mork lately as well, and this just made it louder!

Rictus said...

Looking great, the black and white check scarf is a great detail.

Mordian7th said...

Thanks folks! I was really starting to suffer from Army Painter Fatigue with the World Eaters and this little project was a fun diversion. It was by far the most fun kit from GW that I've built in years!

Sir Tainly said...

Looks great! I do a similar technique for weathering Ork stuff too - GMTA! :)

I'm having to hold off buying some of these kits as I just have too much else to paint first.

jugger said...

Love it man, keep up the great work!

the unrealistic artist said...

Zogging love it! Many thanks for the inspiration. I've bought my own Orky flyer and I'm looking forward to painting it up, looks like great fun.
theunrealisticartist

Mordian7th said...

I appreciate the kind words, everyone!

At this point I'd say "even if you don't own an Ork army, you ought to pick up this kit" - It's that much fun! I'm not ashamed to admit that after it was painted I did spend a couple minutes just swooping it around going "Zzzzoooom! Dakka dakka dakka! Kaboom!" :)

oink said...

Wait a minute... didn't you JUST receive the box? man you work fast!?!?

Mordian7th said...

Well, technically I picked the kit up on Saturday, and it was mostly built when I took that picture of the box. Finished building and primed it on Sunday (but it would have been a boring picture, hence the box shot instead), and painted it over Monday and Tuesday nights. I was really surprised how quickly it painted up, probably only took about four hours or so!

I'll admit I use a rather slapdash drybrush/paint/stipple style for the Orks - it's really quick to do and ends up looking suitably Orky. On a different army (Tau, Eldar, etc.) though, it would just look... Slapdash. :)

Colonel Winterborne said...

Brilliant! How on earth do you paint these so quickly. Great job.