Greetings Terrans, how goes it? Another quick post from yours truly today – I have another 5 Scumbos completed for the Wolf Time campaign:
This takes me up to 65% completed for the Ork side of the campaign! Again, these started life as Fantasy Orcs, but were remodelled with pistols & swords to fit the scenario. These were a bit more involved than the last lot, due to being Archers in their former lives. This meant that there was a bit more ‘making good’ needed where their quivers were removed, and awkward arm poses were rationalised. Here’s a reverse shot to show all pouches and whatnot that I used to hide the cutting:
I have been busy on the building side of things as well as the painting, and I know that seeing a trickle of painted Orks is somewhat repetitive for you guys so I thought I’d share a teaser for the next stage of the project. I have made quite a bit of progress on some of the named characters for the campaign… see if you can figure out who is who!
“I know that seeing a trickle of painted Orks is somewhat repetitive for you guys ”
Ha! I can’t imagine anyone who intentionally reads this blog being anything but impressed by the trickle of orks.
Fantastic work again. Seeing these will be a BOYL highlight, no question.
Haha, yeah, good point, kind of goes with the territory I suppose! I suppose I’m anxious to get through the Scumbos and on to the next bit… Could you figure out who’s who?
Brilliant work mate. Don’t worry about the repetitiveness… we want more!
Lol – well, no concerns there matey – plenty more to come!
Jesus Alex, the stamina and renewed enthusiasm in this project is mind blowing.
You know, there are plenty of projects we all want to do but sometimes I just get a huge satisfaction from a guy doing it “right”. That’s just how it is here.
Really looking forward to seeing this completed and possibly irl !
Aw man, that’s kind of you. I’ve been blown away by all the love & support for this project, which makes it easy to stay focussed. For sure you’ll see it irl dude – BOYL or bust baby!!!
I love the grot carrying the plasma cannon. So much character.
The painted boyz are cool. How many have you finished now?
Cheers dude, that’s 66 painted, and well spotted! The Grot is a fun indulgence… Commander Kalug ‘The Spanner’ (on the right, with the Chainsword) is the Ork leader for the third game of the campaign. He starts the game with his beloved Heavy Plasma Gun ‘Sally’ in pieces, but he gets to roll a dice each turn to see if he can put Sally back together again. As such, he might or might not have the gun in-game, so I thought it would be fun to have a Grot carry Sally to represent this accurately :-)
Loads of fun.
Yeah, fear not, I’m more than happy to watch these orks emerge. Hordes of greenskins make me a happy man at the best of times, and seeing all the passion you’re pouring into this project is extremely inspiring.
Love the idea of the grot carrying “Sally” as well – nice touch!
Thanks mate – it’s starting to feel like Groundhog day, so good to know it’s still appreciated :-)
Another great looking group of Skumbos. The additional work with the pouches and backpacks might be more time consuming, but it really is worth it to pull the conversions away from the original figures.
I am hugely excited to see the characters coming to life. I love clever, fun and interesting conversions like these. I can’t wait to see progress on them!
Thanks mate, glad you like ‘em :-) Totally agree that it’s worth spending the extra time – I’m really aiming for this to be the best I can possibly achieve, so no corner-cutting!! I’m glad you like the look of the characters too dude, we’re definitely reaching the most fun & interesting bit ;-)
How could anyone get tired of such beauties? Ohh, I’m so looking forward to those characters!
Haha, thanks man – I don’t know that ‘beauty’ should apply to skumbo Orks, but I appreciate the sentiment ;-)
Oh, and I’m super-excited about the characters too dude!!! Saving the best for last :-)
Pete S/ SP said:
Superb. I like the look of fantasy armour with 40k style guns.
Thanks mate, it does just seem to work for these guys doesn’t it? I’m so pleased with how they are turning out :-)
Great stuff here Alex – and I can’t wait to see those Characters start to trickle out, either!
Cheers dude, & same here! I reckon I’ve got a month or so of building/sculpting before the weather is ok for spraying again, so I’m hoping to have all the PA Ork Guards and the characters built & ready by the end of Feb :-)
Sounds great – and speaking of February – will you still be doing Fembruary again this year?
Sure will dude – I’ll be painting some Daughters of Khaine for sure, and maybe a long-overdue Necromundan legend as well…
I’ve been trying to find my Necromunda & Blood Bowl cases filled with neglected models for next month. I’ll see if I can finally get some more old-school Escher done.
Excellent work de-archerising them, really well executed. Quite happy with a steady trickle of Skumbo.
Haha – cheers Mikko, I bet you didn’t think you’d be typing that a sentence when you woke up this morning! :-P
Mark A. Morin said:
Pretty impressive and cool. Love to see excellent conversion work and these definitely are so cool. Keep the trickle coming.
Cheers mate, will do :-)