The Gitkillas – Part 1

Readers, I know what you’re thinking. “Wudugast, old pal, you’ve started at least 7 Blood Bowl teams now by my count, and you’ve not finished any of them. And the only one that’s pretty much done (just needs that damn troll…) is the Orc team. So what, pray tell, are you doing starting another Orc team? Dammit man, finish one of the others!”

Which is all fair enough, but let me get my excuses in before you lambaste me further eh! About a year ago the new edition of Blood Bowl was launched, led by a nice big box of miniatures which contained – amongst other things – the new Black Orc team. Earlier this year I was looking at it and I thought “Well, if not before I’ll paint the Black Orcs in Orctober. By then I will have completed a couple of other teams…”. Well, the second half of that claim hasn’t materialised but that’s not going to stop me cracking on with the Orc half of the Black Orc team this month (the Goblin half of the team can wait…). After all the aim of the exercise here is to tackle the pile of shame and I’m not going to achieve that if my excuse is that I’ve not already tackled the pile of shame now am I?

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With these two done I’m hopeful I can knock through the other four by the end of the month – and if I don’t at least the unpainted pile is ever so slightly smaller. This also brings the total number of Greenskins painted this Orctober to 9 which means I’m neck and neck with fellow blogger the Imperial Rebel Ork who has challenged to see which of us can paint the most greenskins this month. One week in and it’s still very much any man’s game!

14 responses to “The Gitkillas – Part 1

  • Alex

    That’s lovely mate – really suits the plain and simple black strip. Very no-nonsense 👍

    • Wudugast

      Cheers mate! That was the key for me, they needed to be visually interesting whilst still being as straightforward as possible, I really don’t think Black Orcs do “fancy”. 

  • imperialrebelork

    He’s really cool! Have you ever converted BB into Ork Boyz? With tge first couple of paragraphs of this post I pictured you talking to yourself in the mirror haha.

    • Wudugast

      Cheers! Sometimes I think a lot of this blog is just me ranting at myself, except with an audience. ;-p I’ve not gone so far as to turn a Blood Bowl Orc into a 40k Ork entirely but I have mixed bits between the two ranges. The 2017 Orc Blood Bowl team came with 2 sets of identical orcs so I used parts from various other orks to mix things up and make them all unique. I also used some of the spare heads from Blood Bowl orcs when I was working on my 100 unique ork boyz. I did plan to make a Blood Bowl team from ork models but by the time I got around to it GW had brought back Blood Bowl and there were official models to work with so I went down that route – albeit modifying things – and the models I’d planned to use are in a box somewhere. I was also wondering about using Blood Bowl Orcs to make Ork Kommandos but once again GW got there first with those bloody gorgeous new Kommando models so I’ll shelve that idea for the time being. There’s a lot of potential in combining the two though – I just haven’t found the right project for it yet.

  • theimperfectmodeller

    Very nice Wudu old chap but there is no point me goading IRO that you’ve done 25 Orcs only for you to say you have done 9! Strikes me you have a busy weekend ahead of you. 😉

    • Wudugast

      Fear not, I’m at the painting desk already! 25 Orks you say? *cracks knuckles* I’ll see what I can do! I just saw that IRO has scored the equaliser with a legless ork and that will never do! The only problem is before I can get started on the green-skins I have to paint something which isn’t even an Orc… It’s a hurdle on the road to victory but a price that must be paid all the same. 

  • Pete S/ SP

    That is a great mini- love the painting. The tusks on the fantastic face guard have come out really nice.



  • rantingsfromunder

    Just been scrolling back through your Orktober posts so far lovely work on all of them mate (I think the shammen is my fave so far though), you and Luke are turning out some lovely figures (and I’m not an Ork fanboy!!), I too have that Black Ork team half painted on my desk, but it’s not mine but my youngest sons, I painted my half (the human team) back at the start of the year, I can however see that I’m going to have to finish the blooming g greenskins too at some point if we are ever going to get a game in!

    Cheers Roger.

    • Wudugast

      Thanks Roger! 🙂 I must say I’m really enjoying this challenge, it’s easy for me to turn this side of the hobby into a bit of a solo affair (although the blog counterbalances that) but it’s a lot of fun to get a bit of friendly competition going.

      As for the black orc team I know how you feel, I’ve got a few mates who’d be up for a game from time to time but none of them are really into painting any more. They know I am though, and if they’re patient then in the end I’ll paint a second warband/team/army that they can borrow. Maybe you should remind your son that it’s Orktober and as you’re busy with the zombies this year he really ought to crack on himself… 😉

  • Kuribo

    TIM is a great hype man for this epic showdown. I look forward to his comments on each of your posts. You are going to have to finish some of those Blood Bowl teams though one of these days, mate! Its good to see you knocking out some more Orks as well 🙂

    • Wudugast

      TIM is turning into the unofficial third man isn’t he? Hype-man sums him up neatly (I might have said cheerleader but that conjures images that really shouldn’t be imagined…). I’m enjoying all the banter more than almost any other part of the contest! 🙂

      I really do have to finish some of these Blood Bowl teams don’t I? I think part of my problem is I keep stalling on both the humans and the troll – and those are models I’d like to get painted before I get too heavily involved in anything else. Maybe I should just set myself a goal and get them done, but at the same time there are other projects I’d like to finish first, and so it goes. I guess I’ll get to them eventually.

      • Kuribo

        The comments are tons of fun to read and are a nice compliment to all of the nicely painted Greenskinz! Getting the troll done will take some work since its bigger but you don’t have that excuse with human models! With that said, since you’re not playing Blood Bowl regularly, I’m sure the teams can languish on your bench a little longer waiting for Coach Wudugast to call their number 😀

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