Orktober – The Final Nobs

The final hours of Orktober are ticking away and it’s time for me to down my brushes, or at least paint something that isn’t green for a change. I wasn’t sure if I would get these three finished in time but the impending deadline inspired me to make one final effort, faint heart having never won fair Ork maiden and all that. 

I couldn’t resist painting up this brutal looking git, an Ork who’s clearly been on the receiving end of many a battering over the years but can still give as good as he gets with that massive axe. 

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Then we have this mean individual, kitbashed with spares from the Flash Gits kit. As it happens I intended to paint some Flash Gits this month (and various other things as well) but never got around to it – their time will come however…

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Lastly this Nob was inspired by my co-conspirator and fellow Waaagh-lord IRO who painted a similar looking Ork earlier in the month. Is he a sneaky Blood Axe sent to infiltrate my collection on behalf of my rival, or is he just an Ork who knows fashion when he sees it and has copied the iconic look sported by IRO’s miniature? 

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And speaking of IRO I’d like to end by giving him a massive shout-out for being a fantastic sport and a great rival in our month-long Ork painting extravaganza. For those who’re only just encountering this for the first time blogger, kitbasher and Ork enthusiast extraordinaire IRO and myself have been spending the whole of this month painting as many greenskins as we could manage. IRO has produced some truly amazing pieces so do go and check out his work if you’re not already familiar with it. For myself this brings my total number of Orcs painted this month to 37 (a quite ridiculous number of models to paint in a month, especially by my standards). I think that deserves a group shot don’t you? I’ll try to get a round-up posted in the next few days. 

13 responses to “Orktober – The Final Nobs

  • Alex

    Strong finish mate, superb effort – 37 fresh greenskinz ready to dish out a good crumpin’ is no mean feat!! Well played 😁👍

  • imperialrebelork

    Haha I love the Blood Axe infiltrator hehe. Nice work on all three and mate nice work all bloody month. It’s been soooo much fun I’m actually feeling a bit sad Orktober is over already. I’ve really enjoyed myself. Now, literally in the 11th hour, I just posted my final Orktober post and I think you’ll be quite interested to see my total. For me it was a very fitting result. Stay cool my friend and let’s keep this going for Orktober 2022 and beyond aye?! Cheers. IRO

    • Wudugast

      Cheers man! Can’t get over the result, I’m genuinely thrilled by that. We really are like Ghazghkull and Yarrick aren’t we! We’ve battled each other to an epic draw, the only thing to be done is to come back this time next year and do it all again! 

  • John@justneedsvarnish

    Brilliant! 🙂 Have really enjoyed following this!

  • Pete S/ SP

    Great work- glad you had fun through Orctober.



  • theimperfectmodeller

    Fantastic work as always Wudu and I have enjoyed following the friendly competition between you and IRO. Thirty seven figures is quite some going and now I’m looking forward to that group shot. 🙂

    • Wudugast

      Thanks muchly! I’ve got to say I enjoyed the contest enormously, and I still can’t believe it came down to a draw – seriously what are the chances?! Dunno if that means you won your pound or not though. 😉

  • Kuribo

    The Nobs look great and I like how battle-damaged they look. You can tell they’re meaner and tougher than the regular boyz that way! 🙂 I also think you did a great job being restrained with the blood. It looks pretty realistic with the way you’ve done it. You and IRO both did a great job with the competition and should be proud of your output!

    • Wudugast

      Thanks man! 🙂 

      Yeah, I reckoned if you’ve worked your way up the ranks to become a Nob you’ve survived a few serious kickings along the way. I wanted to play that up a bit – and adding lots of battle damage is always fun! 

      With blood it’s so easy to get carried away. Less is always more but it’s just so tempting to really splash the stuff around. 

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