First of all a Weirdboy and his Minderz:
|Watcha mean by 'somethin's happenin' to ur eye'? I'm perfectly OK!|
Ork Weirdboyz are the tribe shamans, powerful but uncontrolled psykers, totally crazy as the psi-energy is (sometimes literally) blowing their minds out! They are terribly useful in battle, but outrageously dangerous when living in the tribe, as no one wants to live next to a random energy storm capable of burning your house -or yourself! That's why it's mandatory for Weirdboyz to wear garish clothes (to be seen from the distance) and rattles and bells (to be heard from the distance), so other Orks can run away before random energy bolts or whatever strike them. They also have to live apart from the rest of the tribe, in a shack on the top of a copper mast, in the hope that it acts as a lightning conductor -or something...
Weirdboyz also have to be escorted by 'Minderz', who must keep safe... the rest of the tribe. At least as long as their own heads don't explode for Warp energy exposure! They also usually have to drag the Weirdboy into battle (they don't tend to go on their own will, noise and crowds give them headaches... and that's generally bad...)
|Gruk and Kurg, twin Minderz|
I didn't use the 'official' Minderz models, I wanted to do something different, so I got these to identical Orks and painted them in the same scheme, with checked trousers, as the Weirdboy. I also made them the same tatoo, but on different sides of their faces. I toyed with the cliche of twins acting the same (that's why the Ork names of Gruk and Kurg -each one being the other name spelled back to front) and those silly details made just for fun.
Before anyone says it, yes, I still have to learn what the frak to do with pics, light, shades, burning colours and so...
But I'm giving you some more Orks in Yellow:
|The guys who tend to keep apart from the Weirdboy|
|Ugrim Krimsonfist, veteran of Rynn's World war|
Though current Ork models are finely sculpted and allow lots of possibilities, these old ones still have a charm that makes them wonderful in my eyes, much better that the new greenskins.
That's it for today, all your comments are more than welcome :)