Test model for a future force of Orks…Da Red Shadowz.
The Red Shadows were the main bad guys in the Action Force comics when I were a lad, and the uniform always made an impression.
The toys were made from the same moulds as for Wermacht infantry with a change of head and thus they are relatively easy to convert from any german uniformed model. Luckily enough Games Workshop used to make an ork stormboy dressed in a Wermacht uniform, I doubt they will ever make models like these ever again.
Various people have done conversions like this one, and the best ones I am aware of are at: http://actionforcevsredshadows.blogspot.ie/
To my knowledge I am the first one to attempt to marry the GW model with the Red Shadows conversion idea. Here are a couple of more angles.
I have avoided to use of hilights here, just a simple ink wash for some definition, as I want to carry over the look from the toys.
I just painted the attachment point for the jump pack black like a backpack. I could add a skull and crossbones to this later…perhaps.
I will do at least another 4 of these fellows, and a halftrack. I will use the Nob from the stormboyz above to represent the Black Major. No doubt I will inevitably get around to doing the other toys from the range.