DreadTOBER WiP – Part 1 – Pumpkins & Basing

DreadTOBER WiP – Part 1 – Pumpkins & Basing

This post is long overdue but I hope that I’ll be back in action now.

I have been working on both competitions entries, mostly on the bases and they got primed yesterday.

The basic parts of the DreadTOBER base is done with just the groundworks left to do before attacking it with a brush.

As for the shape of the base I decided to go with a squared diorama base. I’m most likely never going to use my old Ork army so it didn’t need a round base.



I haven’t made much progress on the Kan but it’s primed and gotten it’s first layer of paint


Pumpkins, pumpkins for sale!

With the timing of the competition, autumn harvest and close to Halloween I thought it would be fun to use that as the theme.

I think the theme will work well with my choice of Killakan, I’m using an old oop RT Kan and they are quite goofy looking.

To make it even more silly I’m having the Kan selling pumpkins at a market stall. I hope that I still have some old Grots to add if I’ll have time to paint them and I’m trying to make a pumpkin hat for the Kan.

For the market stall I sculpted a bunch of pumpkins from Super Sculpey and for the stall itself and the rest of the wooden parts I used balsa wood.



It’s going to be very interesting to paint the Killakan. The only vehicles I’ve painted in quite some time were for Bolt Action and I haven’t painted anything Ork related in a long, long time.


Greg@Feed Your Nerd has a page set up for the progress of the comp here.

  • Wow! A rogue trader killa kan? Impressive!!!!

  • Drathmere

    Bolt Action is such a great game, but focus on that glorious Ork! Stay on target red two. 🙂

  • I looted it from my old Ork army that doubt I will ever use again, my first army were orks but I lost that army ages ago. Back in 2007 (I think) I started rebuilding it an it’s more or less made from RT and 2nd Ed miniatures.

    I’ve always been a big fan of the older goofy orks, it’s a bit of a shame that it’s just collecting dust in a closet.

  • Haha I will do my very best 😉 unfortunately staying focused on one thing isn’t one of my main skills.

  • Glad to have given you a reason to being it to life!