The Lost Lost Orks Return: Shoota Boy #9

I haven’t been playing or painting for 40K for several months and consequently haven’t been updating this blog.  (Not updating my blog or playing 40K makes my Hungry the Warboss cry.)  I was finding the hobby a little stale, as I periodically do, but after a break I’ve refreshed myself and have started painting again.

Instead of beginning brand new projects like I usually do after a hiatus, this time I decided to actually work on things I left half-finished back before Thanksgiving.  First up, completing a twelve ork shoota boy squad.  This guy here, who I finished a couple of days ago, is squad member number nine.

soviet ork with ak

I was pleased with how this guy turned out.  As usual my cell phone camera isn’t all that great and I think he looks better in person than the photo.  (Better than the other way around I guess!)   I used Kromlech armored torsos for these guys because the squad is supposed to be ‘ard boyz.  The legs and head on this one is also Kromlech, the arms are from Spellcrow, and the kalashnikov is from an eastern European company I forget the name of.  The only thing that is Games Workshop is the base, sand, and paint.

Good to be back and painting again.

— Ann

Next Time: More Shoota Boyz

Moar Boyz!

four recently painted orks

I finished painting the first four boyz of what will be another trukk squad of twelve orks.  I assembled them mostly from Kromlech bits.  I used Kromlech’s armored torsos and mixed in some heads with helmets from Spellcrow because I might occasionally field them as 4+ armor save ‘ard boyz for friendly games.  The idea is they think of themselves as an elite unit and we know that when orks believe something it often can come true.

four recently painted orks 02

I forget where I bought the guns, which is unfortunate because properly ork-scaled Soviet weaponry isn’t that easy to find.  Fortunately I bought enough to complete the squad and then some in case I want to expand them to a battlewagon unit.

The arms were also from Spellcrow.  They are noticeably larger than standard GW ork arms, though not too big, I think in keeping with their air of superiority or perhaps delusions of grandeur.  Maybe they spend a lot of time in-between battles doing curls and push-up’s with their hands close together?

I’m using a mix of Kromlech ‘running legs’ and standard GW ones.  I like the dynamic look the running legs give the squad versus the standard legs, which make the boyz look like they are standing around.

I magnetized the big shoota arm on the ork with the gas mask in case I want to use him as a mek in the future.  I also put a Kromlech backpack on him, so he would look different than the other meks I’ve modeled using GW back pieces.

The nob will be next as well as more members of the squad.  I’ve enjoyed working on them so far though I must confess I’m not really looking all that forward to building my third trukk.

Next Time: Project Necron.