Saturday, February 25, 2012

Good week for me.

Well I had Monday off for Presidents day, and I was recovering from a bad head cold, so what better than to go shopping. My wife has let me buy my self a new toy, and I have not been able to buy a new toy for 8 years (that is how old my oldest is). By new toy I mean a computer, by computer I mean a tablet, by tablet I mean a ASUS Eee Transformer. Man this hing is cool, and tons of fun. Now for people who know me I am a total computer geek, and I have not gotten a new computer in years. See heaving kids means no toys for me. Also I am a PC tech for a big Pharma company, so no new computers is tough for me. I have spent the last few years building systems out of old hand me down parts.

The second great part of the week is when I got my shipment from the UK. It is the GorkaMorka lot I won on eBay. In the box was 2 War Trukks, 2 War Traks, 1 War Buggy, 2 metal Nobz, 2 metal Spanners, 3 metal Yoofs, about 20 plastic boyz, 3 boyz on the trees, about 4 or 5 boyz in parts, a ton of small bitz like guns, and extra arms, a small pile of vehicle bitz like gas cans, and plates. also some extra drivers, and gunners for vehicles. So I spent the other night taking all my bitz, and the new bitz and placing them in a new bigger bitz box. Now I am so over whelmed when it comes to GorkaMorka, I do not know ware to start. So I have placed my female orks in the dip can to strip off their paint. I guess I will work on my little girl's mob.

Here is my new pile of stuff, and the photos were taken with my new tablet, then uploaded to picasa,

The trukks, and unmade trak, buggy, and boyz.
Sorted boys, and bitz, also I have a trak in here.
The trukks.
The unmade trak, and buggy.
Well That is it for now.


Saturday, February 18, 2012


Try as I might, I can not get those dam Orks out of my blood. It is a total shame that GW pushed the Orks in the direction they are going today. The RT, 2ed Orks are what made me fall in love with the green skins in the first place, then they throw GorkaMorka in. When GM first was launched I had some 4k, to 5k worth of green skins for 2ed 40k, and this was a no brainier game for me. The day it was released I was on line in a real store with all my HeroTown bucks, and got the last copy they had. Went home and was in bliss. HeroTown bucks, were a way to keep you coming back to HeroTown. Spend $10 and you get 1 HT buck. I only paid I think $20. for GM as I was saving all my HT bucks for this game. This has to be my favorite GW product of all times, with 2nd 40k a very close second. 

Whit that all said I have been, and still am nutz for any thing GM. So I got the bug again, and I stated that in my last post. So I have been on eBay every day trying to rebuild my collection. So far I have bid on a bunch of stuff, and even asked on forums for stuff. Well the first thing I got was an unopened box of the 6 plastic boyz, and then I just won a bid for a whole bunch of stuff. Now it is still in transit to me from the UK. In the lot is 2 trukks, 2 wartraks, 1 buggy, anout 20 plus boyz 1/2 metal, and a nice pile of bitz. I got all of that for $63.00 USD. Stuff I missed was the boxed game un-opened for $61.99, dam I was between buildings at work when the auction ended. and a bunch of other auctions. In the end I feel I got the bets deal, as I needed truks, and traks. The rest is just gravy form my collection.

But the bug has not left me and I am still on eBay every day looking for the right stuff.

So Now I also would like some bikes, and I can do a number of things to get them.

  1. Buy the new ones from GW (nah I am not a fan of them)
  2. Buy them from eBay (nah people hold them to a high price, and not worth it)
  3. Forgeworld bike, I can not afford them but I do love them.
  4. Ramshackel games has some but I need to convert.
  5. Kit bash.
I took option 5. Going through my bitz I came up with two strike cycles from ShockForce. I then found and Ork body, arms and got to work. I hacked off the shckforce dude at the midsection, filed it flat, and put the torso on. From here I added the pouches on each side by the hips. Now for the arms, and shoulder pads of green stuff. I added a spanner, and the ram skull for flare. Then lat an Ork head. I am really happy but the gun arm shoulder pad shrank on its self. I have to try and fix that. But tomorrow it will be ready for prim, and I have a second bike to work on next. I have to strip the paint off the Ork girls, and start converting them as well. 

Here are the photos.


Legal notice: GW, GorkaMorka, Ork, Orks are TM of Games-Workshop, and I have not intention of copying, selling, or trading any thing GW. Bla Bla Bla. 

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Whats going on?

Well Hello,
It has been a month with out a post from me here, and I have been busy with work and home stuff. I made it through the rest of the holidays ok, but the Wife just lost her job do to a new thing called a RIF. WTF is that, I asked my wife. This is Reduction in force. Will what ever that want to call it my wife is out of work. Now I thought the US was on an up swing????? Well I guess I was wrong.

Well Any way I have been pulled back in to my miniature dark side once more. Just when I think I have beaten it for the last time I am pulled right back in. Just like my many years of smoking (two years free of that on now). So what is this I am talking about???? Let me tell you, GorkaMorka. To this day I still think this is the best game GW ever made.

I was forced to sell off most of my old GM stuff a few years back when the wife and I had our snotlings.
Well I can not leave it alone more. I am on eBay every day looking for more boys,and vehicles to buy.
I never sold the boys, but I did sell off my other RT, and newer orks. I sold off my Trukk, Trakks, buggies, and bikes. I did keep my two RT era battle wagons, I use them from Trukks. Then I picked up 3 buggies two years ago (my last bout of GM). This last month I picked up a un-opened box of gorkamorka boyz. Six plastic boyz still in the box. I got them for $13.00 total. The sticker on the box was $9.95. So I think I got a good deal. I am also chasing a lead down for some trukks, and traks. I hope that I am able to pick them up.

Then I went back to Universal Battle the online miniature game, and built units for GorkaMorka. I have a trukk, trakk, buggy, bike, and boys. So now I can game solo, or with other on line. I hope to update this list with diggas, and grots soon. I am not a mutie fan so I will hold of on them, but some one can do it easy.

Then I did a bit more work on the old Army builder software, and the data files for GM. You can load the data files in the demo version of AB and use with out restriction except for saving the roster. But if one dose a google fu search for ABLoad.exe this will unlock the need for the CD. I have the full CD version, but need ABLoad.exe to run AB under linux (my preferred computer OS).

So I have built a few mobs on paper and hope to game them on UB soon. And I hope to be picking up some trukks, and trakks.

Next I ordered USE ME 007 the post apocalyptic to hope fully play GM in 15mm with other races. so I am looking forward to this rule book. I would use the GM rules in 15mm, but I do not think it will work.

Well than is it for now, I have no photos other then my little girls birthday party, and my son's pine wood derby race. So I am out for now.