The next part was working out some sample army lists that suited my exisiting figure collection, and also working out what variant lists I could use the army for as well as the Rulebook lists. And restricting my unit choices to only those which could also be used for these variant lists:
1) Blood Angels - Codex Astartes / Blood Angels
2) Armageddon SL IG - Steel Legion / Minervan Tank Legion
3) Evil Sunz - Ghazgkhul Thraka / Speed Freeks
and for my other armies:
4) Goffs - Ghazgkhul Thraka / OGBM
5) Biel-Tann - Swordind list / COTYK
6) Iron Warriors - Black Legion / Iron Warriors
7) AMTL - Legio Destructor?
I started off painting my orks. Some photos of what have painted already:
1st batch of Evil Sunz:viewtopic.php?f=57&t=20616&p=416045#p416045
2nd batch of Evil Sunz:viewtopic.php?f=7&t=21355&p=418013#p418013
Some Goff WIP:viewtopic.php?f=7&t=22070
Since then I have finished the above Goff WIP figures, and for Evil Sunz finished some more Warbikes, Skorchas, Battlewagons, Flakwagons, Gunwagons and Big Mek Supa Zzap Guns. On the painting table at the moment are some more Goffs- 2 more Great Gargants, 3 Gargants, 2 more Stompas, some Battlewagons & Gunwagons. I'll take some army shots when that lot is finished....
Once that lot is finished the main things outstanding for Epic orks will be some infantry (which I have been putting off as I hate painting 6mm infantry) and some Fighta Bombers. So the end is almost in sight! Afterwards I intend to quickly finish off my Armageddon SL and some Blood Angels.