Back To The Primitive – Part 3

This week I’ve got two more models to add to my Savage Orcs warband. Those who’re following my contest with IRO please note, that’s two more models – although it’s not two more Orcs or even two more creatures.

First of all here’s a Savage Orc Boarboy. They’re often described as grumpy, untameable, aggressive and chronically flatulent – and that’s just the riders! Nonetheless Orcs and boars tend to get along well – after a fashion. Clinging to the back of an enraged boar as it charges furiously towards the enemy ranks sounds like just the kind of thing an Orc would enjoy, and it’s also exactly the sort of thing I think my Orc warband needs as well!

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The other addition to the clan this week is a “big stabba”. I enjoy the serious side of Warhammer a great deal, but I’ve always found the Orcs to be at their best when they’re being silly and OTT and that’s exactly what we’re seeing here.

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With these done the warband is almost finished, I just need to complete the shaman who’ll be leading them. This also brings the total number of Orc models I’ve painted this month to 25.


24 responses to “Back To The Primitive – Part 3

  • Alex

    Excellent again mate – that big spear thingy might be a bit ott for my taste, but they certainly look like they are having fun!! 😂

  • imperialrebelork

    Fantastic mate. That green is really popping!

  • John@justneedsvarnish

    Very nicely done! 🙂 Just to keep you motivated, I’ll be sending IRO all the orcs I’ve painted this month for him to add the final touches to and claim for himself! It’d be in poor taste for anyone to point out that I might not have painted any orcs this month (or ever, for that matter)!

    • Wudugast

      Cheers! 🙂

      Well that’s very generous of you. Last I heard he’d painted 14 orks, and if you add 0 to 14 you get 140 (I think, maths isn’t my strong suit). Sounds like I have some serious catching up to do! 

  • theimperfectmodeller

    Very well done on both of these but I do love that boar. Twenty five is some going too.🙂

    • Wudugast

      Thank you! The boar was a lot of fun to paint, I wasn’t sure if he’d turn out to be a bit of a chore but instead he was quite the opposite – might well do a few more of them now (although not this month).

  • lordcommandereloth

    Those are some great skin tones! You are blasting these out well done!

    • Wudugast

      Thank you! I’ve got a lot of enthusiasm for painting at the moment so I’m just trying to harness it – I know I won’t be able to keep getting things done at this rate for long but I’m enjoying it whilst it lasts. 🙂

  • Pete S/ SP

    Brilliant – I especially like the 2 man/ Orc spear.



  • Kuribo

    Very nice on both of these! I forgot about the Boar Boyz in Warhammer Fantasy somehow so this gave me a good dose of nostalgia 🙂 I like the spear wielders too. Visual gags are totally welcome in Warhammer as far as I’m concerned!

    • Wudugast

      Cheers! I’ve always liked the boar boys myself, but I’m pretty sure this is the first time I’ve painted one. For me Warhammer and a bit of visual silliness go hand in hand (especially when it comes to the greenskins). A lot of my early encounters with Warhammer were actually of Blood Bowl (and for a while when I was about 12 I think I assumed they were exactly the same thing) so although I like the serious side of the games I still tend to expect a bit of silliness. 

      • Kuribo

        Those are all great points as far as I’m concerned. GW can always let Warhammer “Fantasy” be a little less serious (or The Old World, just to make sure I reference that again this week!) and keep 40k somber as well. Having some variety in between the two games can’t hurt.

  • Mark A. Morin

    Love both of these – though I’m of the mind that an orc would rather eat a boar than ride it. Maybe it’s different for trademark orks? I remember the dwarf leader Dain riding one too? Anyways, brilliant painting yet again, love the big stabba!

    • Wudugast

      Cheers! Yeah, I tend to agree, Orcs would eat anything they can get their hands on I reckon. Tolkien’s orcs seemed to get on well with wolves but that aside I think most things were prey to them. The Warhammer Orcs (and 40k Orks for that matter) have always had a link with boars though, I think the idea is that an Orc reckons he can unleash more destruction from the back of an angry boar than he can on a full stomach. 

  • AZKnight

    I normally don’t comment, but fantastic job on these.

  • backtothehammer

    It’s amazing what a different paint job can do for a model. I always intensely disliked the ‘new’ boar models as I thought they looked way too cartoony but looking at yours, I realised it was the official GW paint job and the way they painted the whole snouts in the pinky colour. Keeping it the same colour as the boar is a simple change but just makes the whole piece so much better and I really like the model now and that is purely down to your painting. It’s not the first time that the ’official’ paint job has made a gw model unappealing (the yellow armour on the old repackaged black orcs is another that comes to mind). I love the look of your big stabber too. I’m not sure if we should be picking sides in the comp but IRO has slipped into 2nd place 😉😂

    • Wudugast

      Well thank you very much indeed! 🙂 I know just what you mean about the boars, I felt much the same way about them (which is in part why I ignored the “non-savage” version of the boar boys until after it was too late and they became unavailable). I was lucky enough to see one unpainted and it really changed my mind about them, otherwise I’d probably be dismissing them still. I’m not doing down the talent of the ‘eavy Metal team, they are incredibly skilled at what they do, but the style they use is often not to my taste and it has lead me to dislike or disregard models that turned out to be quite decent. A lot of other companies show the miniatures unpainted on their websites (even Forge World does it now I think about it). I’d certainly get a lot out of seeing an unpainted version of each miniature alongside the ‘eavy Metal version. 

      • backtothehammer

        Completely agree. They are amazingly talented, I just sometimes question the schemes used! I was lucky enough to pick up a bundle of the older boar boyz (savage and normal), to complement my 4/5th boars, just before nurgles rot hit so have enough but at least I know I will happily pick up more now if needed.

  • patmcf

    Nice work mate! love the green!!!

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