Cast your mind back to the start of 2020 and you may recall me painting this gentleman and claiming that my Orlock gang was soon to be unleashed into the Necromundan underhive.
Since then however things have been distinctly quiet on this front and, despite frequent promises to the contrary, my gang from the House of Iron has been idling in the doldrums; unloved, untouched and – most importantly – unpainted. Well, at long last a few new recruits have arrived.
I know numbers are still thin on the ground but it’s a start right, a few more gangers, a leader, champions, some of those very cool looking cyber-mastiffs and they’ll be all set to make their mark on the underhive.
Once again though that might have to wait (although hopefully it won’t be another two years!) but getting these recruits under my belt has helped me recapture my enthusiasm for the gang – more will be on their way sooner or later!
In other news this is my 900th post on this blog (and we’re just a week or so past it’s 9th birthday). Who knew when I set out that my little blog would keep going so long or be read by so many unfortunate souls all over the world!
November 9th, 2022 at 10:55 am
Looking good, Wudu! And while progress may be slow at times, it’s still progress! (At least that’s what I try to tell myself sometimes! 😅
November 10th, 2022 at 10:40 pm
Cheers mate – wise words there. I always say “If I started making slow progress 5 years ago I’d be done by now”. Doesn’t always feel that way though does it!
November 9th, 2022 at 11:29 am
Wonderful additions to your gang Wudu, and as Azazael says any progress is good progress. Really like the different skin tones in the gang, adds a nice diversity to them, hope you can get them finished sooner rather than later, but we all know about the best laid plans, when it comes to painting ! LOL
November 10th, 2022 at 10:44 pm
Cheers! Aye, it’s true – sometimes I wonder why I make painting plans given how often I actually manage to follow them! Still, I’m keen to give it my best with this lot. (Don’t I always say that though).
I wanted to include a variety of appearances and skin colours with this gang. I’ve always seen the Orlocks as the most meritocratic of the Necromundan houses – if you’re tough enough and loyal anyone can be an Orlock ganger – and it’s a nice way to reflect that.
November 9th, 2022 at 12:44 pm
Lovely gangers mate, ol’ One-eye McHammerface is superb!! Here’s to nine more years dude 👍
November 10th, 2022 at 10:46 pm
Cheers dude – I’m dead chuffed with ol’ McHammerface 😀
November 9th, 2022 at 12:44 pm
These are really nice figures! 🙂 Will be good to see more at some point! Good going on the blog progress, both time and posts!
November 10th, 2022 at 10:47 pm
Thanks very much on all counts mate! Plenty more of these guys on the desk, I just need to find the time to paint them. 🙂
November 9th, 2022 at 3:59 pm
Those are great- love thew two handed hammer.
900 posts is impressive too.
November 10th, 2022 at 10:48 pm
Cheers! I think Hammer Guy is my fave too 🙂
November 9th, 2022 at 9:59 pm
I for one, still lament the day I discovered your blog. But my therapist says I just need to get over it! Seriously, been waiting to see you crank out these Orlocks and they do not disappoint! One thing I might have tried, for no particular reason, is to give the lady that big hammer. I’m not sure if I have those parts, but I’d give it a go if I did. A cyber leg on one of them might be cool too. Ok, I’m getting off topic, but seeing nice work like this always gives me ideas! Happy 900 mate!
November 12th, 2022 at 7:12 pm
Aye, sorry about that but I’ve got to keep your therapist in business somehow! You’d probably be quite sane now if it wasn’t for me and then what would they do?
Anyway, glad you like the Orlocks mate. I wanted hammer guy to look like a really mean old goat and I think the hammer might have looked a bit big and heavy on the lady and left the model looking unbalanced. That said I do have a lady Orlock with a bionic arm and a heavy bolter, and another one who’s a knife fighter, so expect more from the female contingent of the gang soonish.
November 9th, 2022 at 10:53 pm
Brutal crew. Love the paint scheme.
November 12th, 2022 at 7:13 pm
November 10th, 2022 at 12:14 am
Congratulations on 900 posts! Keep up the good work!
November 12th, 2022 at 7:12 pm
Thank you! 🙂
November 10th, 2022 at 2:04 am
9 years and 900 posts is a real accomplishment! Its great to see some Orlocks getting done too. I really like the scheme you’ve got going on as it fits the gang and Necromunda perfectly. I’m hoping that we’ll see some more Orlocks in the near future!
November 12th, 2022 at 7:16 pm
Cheers dude! I’m pleased with the scheme I’ve gone for, it riffs off the traditional studio scheme enough to be recognisably Orlock whilst still feeling unique to me and my gang. I can just imagine them hanging out in a dingy bar, two of the guys playing pool whilst the rest tinker with their bikes (and yes, I’ll have to build that some day. I should probably start by painting the rest of the gang though…).
November 10th, 2022 at 4:54 am
Wow 900 posts and yet I still want more hehe. Great work mate I love the dude with the hammer he’s a mean looking bastard
November 12th, 2022 at 7:20 pm
Cheers dude! That’s ‘cos you’re a glutton for punishment! I’m very pleased with old man hammer guy, I reckon he’s a real tough nut. Roided up Goliath? Escher arena beast? Crazy cultists? Sump horror? They’ll take one look at him and sort their ideas out quick sharp! Just don’t spill his pint and you’ll do alright though.
November 10th, 2022 at 7:42 am
Great looking minis Wudu and congratulations on your two landmarks. 900 posts is some going and 9 years is one he’ll of an effort. 🙂
November 12th, 2022 at 7:22 pm
Thanks mate! Well there’s no way I would have stuck it out all this time without the community of other bloggers that has built up here – here’s to another 9 years for all of us!
November 10th, 2022 at 12:33 pm
These look very nice, and tie in with the one you did 2 years ago as well which is cool!
And well done on 9 years and 900 posts! An average of 100 posts a year seems good to me!
November 12th, 2022 at 7:23 pm
Cheers! Remembering how I painted that one from two years ago was no mean feat either – someday I really must learn to take notes!
November 12th, 2022 at 7:52 pm
I hate it for bases the most, hence why I often do a step by step basing guide for each army as a post, purely for future me 😀
November 10th, 2022 at 9:20 pm
Looking good! I really like the FW Gangers for the Orlocks, need to pick those up for myself at some point.
November 12th, 2022 at 7:25 pm
Thanks! Aye, there’s some really nice models in the Forge World Necromunda range. The prices are all over the place of course (and always too high) but some bloody lovely models all the same.
November 14th, 2022 at 9:27 am
Yeah, there’s like US$500 worth of stuff I want just from the Necromunda Hired Guns section alone. Never enough money, time, or energy for all the projects I want to do.
November 15th, 2022 at 2:08 pm
Also, it’s frustrating how some of them are bundled. There are a bunch where I only actually want one out of two, or perhaps two out of three models, but have to buy them all together.
November 11th, 2022 at 8:38 pm
They look great. Love the dark/light colours as well, that really works
November 12th, 2022 at 7:26 pm
Thank you! I wanted to look dingy and grimy, and avoid too much in the way of bright colours (they’re not Eschers after all!) but still to stand out a little bit.