Off the Top of My Head: Painting My Waaagh!

Off The Top of My Head

I mentioned in one of my very first painting posts how much I love orks.  Though I still consider myself an imperialist at heart, orks are so much fun to paint and play that I knew when I got the Black Reach starter set I’d be able to make use of both sides.

I’ve gotten a bit better than I was when I first painted that Black Reach warboss.  I’ve been able to do some layering, and I’ve gotten into basing (I really enjoy basing) and making some custom additions to each model.

This was my first warboss after the Black Reach guy.  His attack squig and armor left plenty of room for customization.  I gave him a spike with some space marine helmets on it, but it was metal and it ended up breaking the resin pole.  I just glued the hell out of it to make it stick in the end.

I gave him a couple of helper grots (both metal) and ammo crates.  The Ultramarines bomb is actually from a Trumpeter 39(H) French military tank set I had.  The rocky base is terra cotta (which I highly recommend, it’s light, breakable for customization, and can be painted and textured to provide any look!) with some extra bits around to give it character.

He got a little dusty and he was hard to clean without snapping resin pieces off.  It adds a bit of character 😉

My favorite part of painting this guy were the human heads hanging from his belt.  I gave each one a different wound.   Obviously, basic rudimentary stuff (I’m not ‘Eavy Metal!) but they were a lot of fun!

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I like my Goff orks grungy!
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This boss has a couple runts, this guy with the stikkbombs was a favorite
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Full view!
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Back view! You can see where his boss pole was “repaired”
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Dem teef!
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My favorite feature. The severed heads over an Ultramarines bombs made from a Trumpeter 39(H) French tank kit I had.
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The other runt prepping to bravely hurl a stikkbomb from behind his boss.
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Attack squig!

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