Palette cleanser again. I guess that little by little, this Ork side project is becoming quite a thing on its own! Today I'm just bringing this ooold Painboy (I may have painted it like, I don't know, 25 years ago? More?) alongside this Runtherd, courtesy of Iain from Caveadsum1471.
|Vestiges of an era
Besides, I had this other Runtherd mini repeated!
|Again, I painted the left one in the mid 90s. Gasp!
I had no use for a third Runtherd (I guess I barely have use for two of them!), much less for two identical minis, so I converted the unpainted one into something different:
|Hiya! Havin' fun with a gun!
I went for a straightforward paintjob, so this is what I got with the Painboy:
|Totally not a psycho face
I have to admit I failed miserably with what you are about to see. Instead of the classic glyph of the saw used for Painboyz, I tried to paint some kind of wicked Caduceus, with an axe instead of a staff and membrane wings. It is awful, but I'm keeping it anyway, as a reminder for future me. Someday I'll do it better.
|That worked better than a Red Cross, anyway
Now I guess I have two Runtherds:
|Those are not Snakebite Clan colours
|He looks more like a circus artist than a Runtherd
Of course after my recent failure I didn't dare to innovate, so I painted the classic whip glyph that identifies the Runtherds.
|Yeah, those are supposed to be ideographic representations of whips
I'm afraid I do not have enough Snotlings or Squigs to justify having two Runtherds, so I guess I'll have to solve that... (Sigh)
Anyway, have a look of the converted Runtherd. I made another conversion and got him a longer barrel for his gun, now he is the heavy weapons guy from his (future, yet to be gathered) mob:
|Separated at birth
|The back plate is still empty. Whenever I paint a mob for him to fit in I'll decide what to paint
|Better view of the angry gun
I believe I got myself into more trouble, knowing that now I have to get Snotlings and paint more Orks! Ahh, little by little, step by step...