Category Archives: Orks

Boyz Will Be Boyz – Part 8

Time to tackle something nice and straightforward that doesn’t require too much brainpower, something to scratch the itch to paint without actually demanding any real effort – and with that remit nothing fits the bill quite so well as a couple of orks!

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Use The Force

If you guessed that all those Orks I posted last week were leading up to something you were right. Whilst I powered through the newest recruits to the Ork Boys squads I was also chipping away at what may be my favourite Ork model from the last few years, the hulking Big Mek with Kustom Force Field.

As conversions go he’s pretty straightforward, built almost entirely as Games Workshop intended with a simple head-swap for one of the excellent Max-Mini Orc Tech Freak heads.

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The face was a joy to paint, full of grumpy character.

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Of course, one Big Mek is never enough, especially when the Teleport Blasta looks so damn good as well. However it seems that GW aren’t keen on anyone making both Big Meks from a single box of models as, although there are bodies a plenty (well, three to be precise) and the bits to build both pieces of ‘teknology’ the components needed to attach either the Teleport Blasta or the Kustum Force Field appear only once. Not to worry, a bit of rickety looking Orky scrap metal covers the gap and leaves me with enough bits to start cobbling together his new colleague.

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As regular readers will know any feedback is appreciated so feel free to let me know what you think in the comments.


Boyz Will Be Boyz – Part 7

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For a long time I’ve harboured an ambition to own a horde of at least a hundred ork boys, with every one of them looking distinct from the rest. As much as possible I’ve tried to ensure that every ork I’ve painted has a unique head (although the aim of the exercise isn’t to make my life tough, if the odd bonce gets duplicated in the army I’m not going to be lying awake at night worrying about it). With the new additions I’ve made over the past week I’m up to sixty-three angry greenskins, which means it’s definitely time for a group shot.

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As ever before you give yourself eyestrain click on the pictures to get a proper look at them. You may also wish to play a version of ‘Where’s Wally’ with that old-skool Ork from last week…He’s lurking in there somewhere…


Boyz Will Be Boyz – Part 6

Shall we take a look at one more Ork before the week is out? After all I’m fairly certain that one cannot have too many Orks. Unless they’re all charging at you of course, in which case even one is too many…

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Boyz Will Be Boyz – Part 5

I’m on fire this week (figuratively – natch!) – here’s two more painted Ork boys! Waaargh!

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As always your feedback is appreciated.


Boyz Will Be Boyz – Part 4

Another Ork comes stomping off the shelf of shame and goes to join his painted mates.

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Boyz Will Be Boyz – Part 3

Blame it on the Oldhammer Ork I painted last week but my attention has turned to the small group of Ork boys that have been gathering dust on the edge of the desk since my last burst of Orky enthusiasm waned back in January. Waaargh!

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