Greetings Terrans, how goes it? It has been a busy couple of weeks, with lots of building, sculpting, and general hobby ‘admin’, but not much in the way of finished stuff to share! That said, I do have another unit of ‘Ork Warriors’ finished for the Wolf Time campaign, (30 down, 72ish to go). As with the ‘Red Skwad’, these guys are all armed with Bolters and Bolt Pistols, and will lurk in Gov’ner Kulo’s inner sanctum (fnaar fnaar). This time, I’ve gone with a rather fetching orange as the squad spot colour:
These guys were slightly slow to get finished, mostly because I had a ‘small’ terrain project jump the painting queue last week. That project hit a bump & won’t be ready to show until next week, but here’s a teaser for you:
Hmmm!!! Mysterious, no?
I’ve also been prepping the next round of Orks to paint, which necessitated some more Greenstuff shenanigans. Here’s a sample WIP of some Ork Teknishuns wot all needed Greenstuff swords & pistols to go with their Plasma Guns (of course…):
Ok, so I know some of these are actually flamers, but fuck you internet – I’m calling them Plasma ‘because Orks’ :-)
Speaking of ‘pain-in-the-arse’ non-existent minis, I’ve also been thinking about the remaining Orks that I need to sort out – all of which have few or no ‘official’ models… You’d think that Skumbos (sword & pistol), and Ork Guards (Bolter, Chainsword & Power Armour), would be plentiful and easy to source, but they are not. I’ve already moaned about the complete lack of power armoured bolter/chainsword combos in a previous post, but you’d think that at least the Skumbos would be plentiful enough, right? Er… no. There are about 5 ‘official’ Rogue Trader RT02/4402 pistol & sword minis of the right age… and I need 25… *sigh*
My current plan is to use fantasy Orcs of the correct vintage, but, of course, they’ll all need converting to some extent. With that in mind, I’ve been playing around with press-moulding bits so I can produce the correct weapon options for these sods… I have had very little success so far, but I will persevere… You can say what you like about this sanity of tackling this project with such strict self-imposed restrictions, but it is definitely developing my hobby skills!
Until next time people – have a great week :-)
Hmm I look forward to seeing what you produce with the moulds mate. Love the orange Orks. I like the camo on the pants of the middle one but the character of the one on the far left steals the show for me. So is that a stylite you’ve got yourself there mate?
Cheers dude, I haven’t managed anything usable yet, but I’m sure I’ll get it to work. Glad you like ‘em mate, and you’re right about character – the early Ork range is so much fun! That sure is a Stylite, and there are another 19 to go with it! Just one more part needed & they are ready to paint :-)
I need to get cracking on my two minis for the stylites. They’re made just not painted as is my habit hehe
The Orks are quite cartoony which I don’t usually go for but it works well for Orks.
Keep up the good work, it will all make sense in the end !
Haha – cheers JB, I hope so mate!!
Mark A. Morin said:
Good work on these. I especially like the orange and your green stuff work is very good. Have you thought of casting the weapons you need?
Cheers Mark, no, not thought of casting… I’m hoping that press-moulding will do the trick. Failing that, I’ll go to a bits seller :-)
Agree with IRO (can’t believe I said that) love the orange and green. Also interested to see the outcome of your mystery project!
Whatever it is, it’s catching! Even I agree with both IRO and TIM! The orange and green do go well together!
Cheers dude – it’s all colour wheel stuff. Next skwad should be interesting… I’m going with pink as the spotcolour!
Cheers mate – all will be revealed! ;-)
I salute the effort you are going to with this project. Some would simply call it madness, but I recognise the spark of genius when I see it! It’ll all be worth it in the end, just like Apocalypse Now.
:-D Cheers matey – I think madness is closer to the mark, but hey, I’ll take that movie metaphore any day!
You are my hero. I definitely love what you are doing (and what you plan to do!)
Aw, Suber, now I’m blushing! Thanks man – your own Wolf Time efforts inspired me to do this project, so I’m pleased beyond words that you’re enjoying this effort of mine. High fives to you bro
The painted squad looks fantastic, the scheme really works for them, and I also like the way you’ve used your greenstuff mods to individualise the repeated models in the other set of Orks.
Cheers dude, there’s plenty more GS fun to be had too… It’s my own fault for sticking to the script so closely, but hey, it’s all good practice, right? :-)
if you can feel yourself getting better at something, then it’s definitely worthwhile – and that’s aside from you turning out great looking old-school models!
Such a mega project automatically demands respect, but to do it to a technically accurate degree and such a high level of craft really is beyond words. Much as I like orange skwad, I’m really enjoying seeing the WIP figures. Those swords really do look the business! Great work as ever.
Aw, cheers mate, kind of you to say so. While this is a slog, I’m actually enjoying the challenge of being so particular – it makes each model selection a bit more considered, and I know it’ll be well worth it in the end :-)
These are looking great, and the passion, attention to detail and refusal to cut corners is really inspiring. Keep it up mate! :-D
Thanks dude – up it shall be kept! :-)
Dude – I am jealous of your greenstuff skills. So many posts to catch up on. So much ork goodness!
Cheers mate – it’s primitive, but everyone starts somewhere ;-)
I can make greenstuff snowballs, ball bearings, marbles, and trodden into carpet 🙂 yours is art dude, pure art!
Mate, I’ve seen Kev Adams in action… now that is art!