Greetings Terrans – a second post in one week! You lucky buggers :-)
It’s just a quickie today – I had another Wolf Time Ork Skwad close to being done, so I had a wee push to get them over the finish line last night. This is actually the last ‘combat unit’ required for the campaign, but is a bit different to all the other combat units & only appears in scenario 3… Firstly, the unit has Bolters and Bolt Pistols, second the leader has a hand flamer, and thirdly the unit has no Heavy Bolter… The sharp eyed and knowledgeable among you will have spotted the Heavy B Ork, but no, that actual Heavy Bolter won’t be played as one – to be fair, it is pretty tiny, and I didn’t realise it was a Heavy B until it was too late… Fuck it… it’ll have to count as a snazzy regular Bolter :-)
I trawled my paint draw for a spot colour, and ended up with this bluey-green Dark Eldar colour… Thus we have ‘da Real Teal Skwad!’:
While I was feelin’ Orky, I revisited the 4 ‘Combat units’ that I painted on my hols & just quickly added some green glaze to the flesh tones… Then I thought I might as well dig out the three ‘Warrior Units’ as well, and take a few pics of the whole lot together:
And here’s ‘da leadership team’
So, that’s it for now – three months in to the project, and we’re 40 down, 60ish to go… It starts to get more complicated from her on in, with almost everything needing to be converted (heavily in some cases). I’m also away from my paints quite a bit in October so my output will be a bit patchy for the next few weeks, but fear not – the Waaagh must go on!
Ross Leach said:
Dude you are on fire with these guys! Can’t wait to see them in the flesh. Pisses on my painting output this year!
Cheers Brother – they are such a joy to paint, it really isn’t a chore :-)
Great work. That old heavy figure makes you realise how much heavy weapons have grown in size over the years!!
Cheers mate, and too true – that heavy B is about the same size as a modern Ork pistol!
Great work Alex! I’m really looking forward to seeing this at BOYL, Is there room for me to take part at all?
As for the heavy bolter, it’s a heavy bolter. It’s time for some harsh, unsolicited tough-love advice.
Having gone to all the trouble of converting and sculpting ALL of the other oddball units and loadputs, it’s a shame to throw all the WYSIWYG out the window over that single ork boy.
If I played in your otherwise WYSIWYG game and saw that, then I would intentionally ask you what each model “counts as” for the entire game as a result. Which would be a dick move, but a technically correct dick move.
A single ork boy isn’t expensive. You know it makes sense. I’m on your side bro, really.
Oh FFS Paul ya bastid – you know how much this is bugging me already dude, now I can’t ignore it… *sigh* I’ll get it resolved – thank you for saving my WYSIWYG soul :-)
Of course there will be space for you mate – assuming I can get the whole project finished of course! I haven’t even thought about terrain yet! My plan B is ‘Last Stand at Glazers Creek’ :-)
I’m right. You will be glad. You were getting upset over inconsistent glazing, no way you would have made it to next August, even without my “help” :)
I would be thrilled to play in either of those classic scenarios. Fingers crossed we can get the schedules aligned. Thanks!
You’re so right Brother, and hell yeah – BOYL or bust baby!
Wow, that is some output! Good work on getting 40 done already, especially considering that you’ve had to partially build some of them. The group photos really show off how nice the crew look together.
Thanks dude -this 40 were the easy ones! :-)
They all look so great! I’m so coming to BOYL next year to see them in all their glory.
Cheers dude, & I’m looking forward to that – it will be awesome to be there with you! I wonder if you’ll catch the dreaded lead obsession! ;-)
I’ve started to feel and itch I can’t quite explain :)
Great job making the them diverse yet uniform. Cool old school poses.
Oooooh! I’m so excited about all this! The overall aspect is impressive!
Cheers Suber, glad you’re digging it! I’m enjoying the project so much too, so it’s nice to stop and look back once in a while :-)
Yeah, I wouldn’t loose sleep over that heavy bolter, it’s pretty titchy (especially to a modern eye, with the massive guns Orks chuck around these days). Nice work on the teal, one of the things I’m enjoying most about this project is seeing Orks in unusual colour schemes – these are probably the first teal Orks I’ve ever seen but they really work :-)
Glad you like the colour dude, I’m quite pleased with it as well :-) You’re right about the heavy B (hence I missed it in the first place!), but my persnicketiness is twitching… We’ll see – I’ll worry about it if I have time after all the Orks are done, all the Marines are collected & painted, and the boards are built!!
Mark A. Morin said:
Nice group, love what you’ve done with them. The colors work well for tabletop differentiation I think! Interesting discussion above, but get them into a game, and take Shakespeare’s advice on (gaming) lawyers…
Cheers Mark – it would be easy to let them all blend in together I think, so I’m glad I put the effort in and even more pleased that it’s working! I wouldn’t read too much into the above – no lawyering going on, just some friendly leg pulling ;-)
I dig it man. The shoulder pads are very cool.
Cheers dude – shoulder pads were hip back then…. do kids still say ‘hip’?
They say “Lit” and “Gucci” yep ⁉️
What cORKers! Sorry that was a bad pun, but they are looking good!
Oh man… that is a bad pun! Glad you like ’em though dude ;-)
Seeing all of those old-school Orks painted up really brings back fond memories of the old days. I know I’m massively behind as I work backwards through your posts, but I’m hoping that you’ll have a new post of group shots with the current progress up shortly.
You’re also making me seriously rethink my plans for 2019. Maybe I need to go Green as a focus. It’s not uncommon that a post or series of posts makes me want to drag out something or other and paint them, but for me to want to do it *this* much? Yeah. That’s not usual…
Oh man, I’d love to see you do that… honestly, I can’t remember enjoying painting this much before – they are a joy :-)