I have been a little lazy on the posting front of late, but rest assured loyal readers that I have not been idle! Here is a little creation I have wanted to do for more years than I can care to remember. Presenting the proto-Imperial Ork:
Now this is very much still a work in progress, as there is a good bit more work to do before I consider the project a success. The parts are designed to be compatible with the “Standard Orkoid Template” (SOT) as I may see fit to actually cast them up for a small number of interested parties – can’t see much demand for them myself, it’s a pretty specialized concept. Obviously the face is a GW part and will be replaced by a suitable Ork mug of my own devising and the arms and legs will get a more appropriately uniformed look. But compatibility with other ranges is key here, creativity to the modeler and painter must be afforded in the design, and some people will prefer the “Rico’s Roughnecks” look of this bare armed guy – he does look badass! I am looking forward to creating more bits and bobs for these chaps. They have some serious Rough Rider potential so expect to see one with an Aussie style cowboy hat. Goggles will pretty much be de rigeur for these boyz. but expect some variation in goggle design largely because I love sculpting goggles – blame World of Warcraft for that.
The greens look like this at the moment:
Of course the other thing they need are some suitable kustom laser guns – the human versions are far too weedy and safe for these guys.