Off the Top of My Head: Painting 40k Stormboy

Off The Top of My Head

Before the glory that was Halloween (It’s still going on as far as I’m concerned.  I’m extending Halloween the way the rest of the world does Christmas…) I began posting some of the Orks I’ve been painting.  Though I have two chapters of space marines (the two more “angelic” chapters…First Founding!) and now some Sisters of Battle, the Orks are still my chance to be the most creative.

This model is an old metal Stormboy Nob I got in an incredible deal on eBay along with a lot of other older metal models.  I love the look of the older models mixed in with my newer plastic kits, but they are a bit static and don’t look very “Storm-y.”  Luckily eBay also introduced me to these great flying bases for them.  I have a full compliment of ten to do, but I started with the great Stormboy Nob to test how it works:

It was fun to customize and pose him on this base.  I over tilted so I have a nickel underneath the base to keep him down.
It was fun to customize and pose him on this base. I over tilted so I have a nickel underneath the base to keep him down.
That's a newer choppa he has.  I liked the look of it better.
That’s a newer choppa he has. I liked the look of it better.
The site to buy the bases has a great tutorial on how to paint them to give that layered/glowing effect.
The site to buy the bases has a great tutorial on how to paint them to give that layered/glowing effect.
The Rokkit is a little plain, but the rest of the model is so bright I was ok with it.
The Rokkit is a little plain, but the rest of the model is so bright I was ok with it.
I used a piece of the Chaos Defiler model to accessorize his helmet.
I used a piece of the Chaos Defiler model to accessorize his helmet.
Vroom!
Vroom!
Waaagh!
Waaagh!

How to paint the flying base here.

And my previous ork posts:

Black Reach

Dreadtrukk

Warboss with Attack Squig

Boss Zagstruk

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