Tuesday, 10 May 2011

My Ork Converted Painboy

So here he is finally finished and I must admit I'm really happy with the results, from the outset I really want him to come across as if he was already operating on nearby victims, something that comes across very easily when the model he stands in the unit.

I think he needs some little helpers running around to his feet, to make him look more dangerous to the other nearby.

maybe a little bit more green stuff to do to make more scars

from this angle you can see I have used a space marine backpack which works very well in giving the model much-needed size

What I have learned
Not very long ago when the old ork book was out, I converted a unit of ork cyborgs, and I think I'm going to finish the project making them into a new 12 ork strong truckaboy squad with a converted ambulance as their transport. I will also do a new painboy as the nob.

What I would do differently
In this project he's not very big, and as you will no doubt know, big is best so in the future I will probably do a another one which is a little bit more menacing height wise.

Sunday, 8 May 2011

Ghazghkull Mag Uruk Thraka Created By Andy Chambers In 1991

So with the Heroes of Armageddon project recently starting on the Internet, I thought I would go back in time and find out exactly where the big man came from so,

I'm currently working on a couple of projects at the moment and have been looking through some of my old white dwarf magazines for much-needed inspiration, and recently came across number 134

This is the first time Ghazghkull was mentioned and was created by Andy Chambers back in the day in 1991, and he dedicated to numerous pages to the project in great detail within the pages of this white dwarf. I would highly recommend picking it up on eBay if you can. As I'm sure like me you will find that something new within its pages.

Ghazghkull Mag Uruk Thraka Goff Warband By Andy Chambers 1991

In the above picture what I really like is all the different elements and colour that really stand out on this page, from all the different boss polls, flags, and uniqueness of all the different unit types, that gives the whole army a sense of individuality and uniqueness something not seen and missing currently today in gamers armies.

The Inspiration

I especially love all the different units and themes throughout, something missing and seldom seen today in gamer armies and it really gives it a sense of old-school.

I especially like the use of this page explaining all the different symbols on the banner and fluff.

the man himself in all his glory or should I say Ork.

If you look closely you can see the use of all the ork shoota to represent status and hierarchy within the unit something which I'm going to do in the near future.

probably my favorite picture if you look in the background the ork building and the two battlewagons look amazing.

so to finish things off I'm going to try with my next project to incorporate some of the above character into the project so hopefully it shouldn't be too long before I post some pics.

So what I have learnt
1. To include more character in my next ork project?
2. Also to expand my colour scheme?

What I would do differently
1. look for more inspiration on the Internet when starting a project?
2. Give names to all my units?
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