Back again with the Space Riders Orks!
The new addition to this particular group of outcast among the Orks is not less than the Genztealer Hybrid.
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Though Orks don't tend to be a suitable race for Genestealers to infect, there have been cases where it appears to have hapened, particularly among less developed Ork societies. So well, you can bet that a wandering group of outcast freeboterz who have even turned themselves to worship strange Gods whom, to be honest, they even don't fully understand... well, they've lived a little and seen quite strange things. Most probably Genestealers aren't even the worst they've met!
I really didn't have a clue of how to paint this one in the beginning. As I was on the Chaos theme, I wondered what Ruinous Power could their loyalties be with. Honestly, not a clue. The sculpt is quite neutral on that aspect. I mean, the mini is top notch, but it didn't scream 'Khorne!' nor 'Nurgle!' to me, like the others did. I even considered Slaanesh for this one (leaving the others I still have to paint for Tzeentch). Big, thick guy, leather pants, leather straps... I thought it could work at first.
But when I got to the brushes, I simply collapsed. I didn't see it. My approach was meant to be really pale skin and lots of tattoos all over, covering every square inch of exposed skin. But no. I didn't take the risk. I then turned my mind onto a generic Ork, no more. His allegiances could be with Chaos or with whoever he felt like. I chose a dull grey/green skin tone and let myself go. This was the result. The guy is quite intimidating, a towering lump with a huge gun. I think he fits in the group.
Five Orks done, three to go! This group indeed has some character. I bet I need a proper name for them and a suitable history behind...