Green Iz Best – Part 8

Waaagh! and all that! Yes, it’s Orktober and I have twenty ork boyz to paint if I’m going to meet my goal of having a hoard one hundred strong by the end of the year. Time to get a wiggle on then!

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Naturally I’m counting these towards Azazel’s Orky challenge, as well as to our shared commitment to adding 25 greenskins to our respective collections by New Year. When I agreed to this I had seven months to play with and 25 orks to paint, now I have three months to play with and 15 orks still to go so I’ll need to get painting! Hopefully therefore these five will just be the start. I’ve got a lot of angry green geezers waiting for some attention and my aim is to use this month to make some progress with getting them finished. I don’t really imagine I’ll get all of the remaining boys painted but progress is progress so let’s see how I get on.

21 responses to “Green Iz Best – Part 8

  • theimperfectmodeller

    Great stuff. My money is on you getting them all done. Don’t let me down now! 😉

    • Wudugast

      Well if I know you’ve got money riding on it then I’ll do my best (for a cut of course!). 😉 Seriously, I’m confident I’ll get them done by the end of the year but doing them all this month is looking a bit tricky, I’ve got a few other projects I’m wanting to tackle as well and work/life is turning out to be busier than expected. I’ll definitely bash through a few more over the next few weeks though.

  • patmcf

    I’m with Dave just going on your past ability !

  • Alexis West

    Looking good! I’d be tempted to do some Gene Simmons-style face paint on that second one.

  • Pete S/ SP

    They look great- love the one with the blue ponytail.



    • Wudugast

      Thanks Pete – every now and then you just have to paint an ork that thinks he’s a bit flash! 😀

      • Alexis West

        Heh. Since my main Ork Army when I had one was DeathSkullz, that was the only one who really looked proppa to me 😉

      • Wudugast

        I approve of that 🙂 Truth be told, I regret not painting my orks as Deathskullz from the beginning. I’ll try to work a few representatives in as I go but I like to keep the horde looking fairly consistent, and by the time I’d worked out that Deathskullz are my favourite I wasn’t going to go back and start repainting them (again!). Maybe I’ll add a bit more face-paint etc at a later date though.

  • Alex

    Cool – more is always more with Orks 🙂

    • Wudugast

      Well you’re the expert on that front, I’ll bow to your wisdom! Hope your hobby mojo is starting to recover from the Wolf Time. 🙂

      • Alex

        More of a journeyman than an expert 😉

        Still no major urge to paint anything I’m afraid – I suspect this will change as autumn progresses, and I have a few ideas starting to get me excited again 😉

  • daaxgad

    Dude these are so well done.

  • Azazel

    Looking great here, Wudu. The headswaps really make them for me – since I’m pretty familiar with the base models, the non-standard heads make me go “hey, whua?” when I see them. I’ve just started to kick my own Greenskins into gear as well, so they’re (finally) about to start appearing on my blog!

    • Wudugast

      Cheers! I’ve had a lot of fun sourcing alternative heads for them all, and making each one unique has been a great motivator (I’m not sure I could have stuck it out if I was painting the same handful of orks over and over again). I was hoping I’d get a few more done for Orktober but alas that’s looking unlikely now. They’re all assembled and ready to go at least, so now I just need to get paint on the final fifteen. Well done getting started on your boyz, I’m off to take a quick look at them before work right now 🙂

      • Azazel

        Thanks mate. Not sure what I’ll end up doing longer term. I do have a bunch of fantasy heads and parts that I’ve mixed in, but sometimes my preference to have models be unique leads to roadblocks that can literally stop me from finishing them for years, so I think it’ll depend on the model as to how much effort I put in. Differing camo works well for a bit of differentiation sometimes! …which is what I’lkl be doing with the RT figures. It just feels wrong for me to cut them up in 2019. Back in the day I’d have no problem, but now…

      • Wudugast

        I know what you mean about chopping up models that are no longer available, something that I’d have taken the clippers to without a thought last week suddenly seems incredibly precious once you can’t buy another. Sometimes I even see a miniature which I thought was terrible which has been chopped up and turned into something awesome and because it’s out of production part of me is thinking “How could you!”

        I’ve had similar problems with trying to make models unique leading to hold-ups from which the project never recovers. I’m actually in exactly that situation right now, I really wanted to make all of my Blackstone Fortress traitor guard unique but now it comes down to it it’s proving harder than I thought, and I don’t want to butcher such nice models by making mistakes or never get the project finished because I keep putting it off. So I may well have to murder my darling on this occasion and just paint some duplicates, it’s not exactly a hardship after all.

      • Azazel

        I reckon as long as you endsure that they’re painted differently, it’ll be fine. I’ve got three (more) identical Zombicide Abominations (another set of three) and converting those was just too much of a bitch for me to worry about – the only real option being to basically remove spikes – though I did trim the mohawk on one of these, so the next three will have different paint as the previous pair of trios had.

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