Ork Fighter Bomma in action

I have been working on my Ork Fighter Bomma for years now.

Though not finished (in the sense can any model be finished), it was in my mind in a state ready for the gaming table.

At a recent game it took to the table.

We used the Apocalypse rules for it and I was well impressed with its performance.

Less impressed with its performance in the second game, when dropping its bombs it took out my Orks and not the enemy Imperial Guard!

Using the new  Apocalypse bombing template (the one that consists of five circles) was an interesting experience and the rules certainly worked for me (even when they didn’t work in my favour).

Looks like Simon will need to get some kind of anti-aircraft defence.

Ork Fighter Bomma Reflections

Having given my Ork Fighter Bomma a wash consisting of Chestnut Ink, Scorched Brown paint (which helps remove the gloss of the ink) and some water to thin the wash down I left it for a while before going back to look at it again.

Taking time to reflect.

Though not glossy, it was a little dark for my liking, so I decided to lighten it a little with some drybrushing.

I didn’t want to do too much otherwise it will turn out dusty rather than dirty, but that can be a technique used to good effect when you do want a dusty finish.

I am quite pleased with the end result. I was trying to get a rusty looking battered plane and I think that this paint job does do just that.

See the full workbench feature on the Ork Bommer.

Ork Fighter Bommer

Having finished the base coat on my Ork Fighter Bommer I gave the plane a wash consisting of Chestnut Ink, Scorched Brown paint (which helps remove the gloss of the ink) and some water to thin the wash down.

I am quite pleased with the end result. I was trying to get a rusty looking battered plane and I think that this paint job does do just that.

See the full workbench feature on the Ork Bommer.

Ork Bommerz

This very nicely done Ork Bommer was on display in the Gaming Club Network display cabinets at GamesDay 2007.

Ork Bommer

I do like this model and wouldn’t mind getting one, though the amount of time it has taken me to model and paint my Ork Fighter makes me think that if I did get one, it will probably be 2015 before it ever flew over the gaming table!

Also Forge World are going to make 28mm versions of their Heavy Ork Bommerz which they recently produced for aeronautica imperialis and that might be even more fun to make and paint.

Epic scale Ork Bommerz

Here are some pictures of the Forgeworld Epic scale Ork Bommer for Aeronautica Imperialis.

Epic scale Ork Bommer

Though these were announced a few months ago, it was nice to see them for real at GamesDay 2007.

Epic scale Ork Bommerz

They are really nicely done models with a lot of character.

Epic scale Ork Bommerz

They’re not quite as I envisaged what Ork heavy bommerz would look like, these seem to be just more bulbous Ork fighters, whereas I imagined something along the lines of a spindly Marauder, maybe a little like a RAF Lancaster or Short Stirling from World War Two.

Pictures from an old Epic battle report

I have lots of pictures on my website which cover a range of different eras, ranges and scales.

It can be quite difficult to find what you might find interesting (and as a webmaster it is quite difficult to decide where to put things). I do have a few battle reports on my website which are quite different to the photographs I usually take, but show a series of photographs from a game.

These pictures are an example of one of my Epic battle reports.

Here Ork fighters attack a detachment of Imperial Baneblade super heavy tanks.

Here an Ork Gargant and a motorised Ork detachment advance.

More pictures from the report here.