The Mean Green Geezers – Part 4

It’s been a busy old week but I’ve managed to fit in a bit more time to chip away at the Blood Bowl orcs. Let’s take a look at the latest recruits. First of all we have the team’s second Thrower (or as I imagine the orc describe him behind his back “Tosser”).

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Next in line, another Blitzer…

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… and finally another Big ‘Un Blocker (who used to be called “Black Orc Blockers” in the previous edition, before the Black orc’s got a team of their own).

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Each of these models has been tweaked a bit, the boxset being made up of 2 sets of duplicate miniatures – and as I’m not a fan of the idea of fielding a team of twins that’s something I needed to fix. In the main I just used headswaps, I wanted to keep it nice and clear which models represented which positions (something I’m undoubtedly going to find tricky enough to keep track of), and stuck with using spares from the savage orcs kit. For reference, here’s each pair with the original model on the right and the converted version on the left.

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With these done I’ve just got two more orcs to do (plus the troll, which I’ll get around to eventually…) and various tokens, re-roll markers etc, which I’ll aim to finish up over the weekend.


29 responses to “The Mean Green Geezers – Part 4

  • davekay

    The team is coming together great! I’m looking forward to picking up my copy of the new rulebook tomorrow – apparently orcs have animosity now?

    • Wudugast

      Cheers! Yeah, I’d heard that about the orc team, makes sense for them but I’m curious to see how it works. The postman just dropped off my copy a minute ago so I’ll go and take a look shortly. πŸ™‚

    • Faust

      Yea, I still feel like Animosity is a bummer. It will make taking the Thrower less of an option. I’ve always enjoyed going against the grain of the game, and trying crazy stuff at times. The Orc team is one that was perfect for that, with the diversity of players.

  • theimperfectmodeller

    Great paint work as always but I like the side by side posts. Really highlights just what a differences a tweak here and there can make, even on a Tosser! πŸ˜‰

    • Wudugast

      “Has been known to tweak a tosser”, I guess sometimes we don’t get the tagline we want, we get the one we deserve! πŸ˜‰ Glad you like them mate, I also find the side-by-side posts useful, helps to serve as a reminder afterwards of exactly what I changed and why.

  • Alex

    Great stuff – so close to a full team!!

  • Azazel

    Great looking trio of the Boyz there, Wudu. I wasn’t aware that they changed Black Orcs to Big’Uns. I guess it is still thematic and true to the WHFB lore, though – so I’ll allow it! πŸ˜‰

    • Wudugast

      Cheers πŸ™‚ Yeah, as changes go I don’t mind it, as you say it’s true to WHFB and it helps to differentiate them from the new Black Orc team. To be honest when these change lead to decent new miniatures I’m a lot more forgiving of them!

      • Faust

        Yea, name change I’m not so crazy about and mine are still going to be “Black Orcs” across the board. But the new models …*Drool*!

  • Kuribo

    I feel the exact same way about using repeat models, especially in a skirmish game. It just doesn’t feel right to do that. The conversions look nice and solved that problem effectively, I must say. As with the previous members of the team, these Orks look great. The tosser nickname gave me a laugh as well πŸ˜€

    • Wudugast

      Thanks! Avoiding duplicates is a bit of an obsession of mine. I do have repeated sculpts in my Skaven army, but only amongst the clanrats (and there’s 120 of them so I’ll forgive myself). I managed 40 poxwalkers without doubling up, and 100 unique ork boys though. I don’t think I’d be able to sleep at night if I knew there were duplicate sculpts in something the size of a Blood Bowl team or a warband!

      • Kuribo

        If I had the conversion skills that you have, I’d probably be the same way! I do have some LOTR minis where there are not only repeats but several repeats because there were a small number of sculpts for blister packs (four unique sculpts) and you need multiple blisters to play any scenarios. That is one thing you don’t have to worry about in Warhammer 40k or at least I hope not!

      • Wudugast

        Thank you. πŸ™‚ Yeah, well, you’d think that about 40k but it’s not always the case (insert my usual moan about trying to make hoards of Chaos cultists with only five push-fit models available… grumble grumble…).

      • Kuribo

        I don’t understand why the Chaos cultists don’t have a proper box set. I blame those do-gooders who put their faith in the false emperor! πŸ™‚

      • Faust

        Mmmmm, a boxed set of Chaos Cultists!

  • imperialrebelork

    Nice crisp colours on these chaps mate. I really like em. I’m intrigued with BB so who knows, I might explore the range one day. I think your head choices are more fun than the originals.

  • Argentbadger

    Terrific work. That head-swap on the Thrower is just *chef’s kiss.

    • Wudugast

      Thank you! I basically just rummaged around in the bag of ork heads (surely something every sensible adult owns right?) trying different ones – as soon as I saw that one I knew it was perfect for the job. πŸ™‚

  • Faust

    Nice work, and still really enjoying the colors. Looks like you have another post for me to enjoy as well! πŸ˜€

    • Wudugast

      Thanks muchly! πŸ™‚ I am pleased with how this colour scheme looks and it’s nice and simple to get them painted up (which to be fair it should be, it’s basically the same colour scheme I’ve been using for my 40k orks for the last 15-odd years so I can’t say I haven’t had the practice!).

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