Moar Orksies t'day!
I'm completing this RT Ork Unit. I stil had (redrum)... RT Orks in their sprues. In their sprues! I'm not lying! Fresh new! These last couple of weeks I felt myself like 30 years younger, thrilled like the first day. Oh, what a feeling! :D
Not really much to say, I went for the flashy approach again and with different skin colours.
|Oh, and flat bases. Just because|
|Huey, Louie and Dewey|
I made a couple of conversions this time. First one is the banner bearer, as I wanted to have one. Pretty frustrating that my awful pics burnt colours again, as usual. I really promise that the flag looks much (much) better in hand.
|Both red and yellow look absolutely plain, as well as the clothes. Seriously, they are not!!|
The other conversion is, I believe, the longest due I had to pay. By far. Long tiem ago, at some moment in between the Eocene and the Oligocene, give or take, a friend of mine gave me this Ork he had painted long time ago, in his teens. He told me something like 'yes, I know, I know, it's a shitty mini, but I'm kinda fond of it, I made this conversion long time ago when I was starting; I'm giving it to you, but I'd like that, if you ever repaint it, please keep its essence, the way it was conceived'.
This is what I got:
|Some kind of looter, bearing the stolen gear|
When you have a problem it's sometimes a good idea to break it into smaller problems...
|I mean it|
|There was simply no way to unglue that backpack and that arm. Impossible|
I liked the idea of the looter, and I tried to keep my work as close to the original as I could. So I left all the armour pieces irregularly stacked over the backpack. I made some greenstuff ropes to keep the pieces together, but it was pretty much all of it.
I didn't know what Chapter was the marine originally from (I guess my pal wanted him to be an Ultramarine), but the stripes on the helmet somehow reminded me the Rainbow Warriors, a Chapter I have never painted before, so I thought it would be fun to give it a try. This is the final result:
Well, so here you have them all:
|Annoying burnt pic|
You can see the yellow & black checkered pattern as the theme for this unit, something I used on the previous batch. Here they are all together:
I could (should?) add a metal Nob or something. Maybe I'll do it. But for now I'm happy with da boyz as they are. I currently have no more plastic RT Orks, but I have like tons of metal ones and plastic 2nd Ed ones, so there's still plenty of Ork tide ahead!