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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Christmas Surprise Project! - Custom Ork/Astra Militarum codex

Hello all!

I've been working on this for quite some time and I'm happy to finally be able to post pictures.  My buddy Steve plays Orks and 'Umies...  er... Astra Militarum.  I decided that I wanted to make something nice for him for Christmas since he routinely puts up with my nonsense.

Enter...  the fancy, shmancy Kustom Kodex!

I went back and forth on what to include and how to make this work, but finally decided to use an Arc System notebook from Staples.  I picked one up in green leather and got to work.

The cover had to be appropriately Orky, so I cut and glued some plasticard.  I weathered it, but actually decided to scale back a bit on the dripping, so I washed a bit of it off.  I didn't take a pic though!  So, know that there is less dripping in the final product.


I also added the following...

  • Codex: Orks via copy/paste/editing of the ePub files (which I bought for this project)
  • Codex: Astra Militarum via the same method
  • A section of Army Lists with blank paper for more lists
  • A section of Painting Guides using the guides from various White Dwarf mags
  • and a section of blank paper for notes
This was intended to be a Waaagh Journal of sorts and I'm really happy with how it turned out.  Here are some more photos.  My intention is to make myself a Necron/Tau version next.










As you can see, it turned out pretty thick!

2 comments:

  1. This is AWESOME!

    Thanks for sharing - I would love to make something like this - I prefer hardcopy books, an this would be a great way to consolidate the necessary rules into a single physical volume. for several armies.

    thanks for the idea and happy new year!

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  2. I plan on making myself a Tau/Necron one at some point in the not too distant future. I'll post tons of pictures... basically a tutorial. It's not tough, but it can be a little time consuming. You know, kind of like this hobby in general.

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