Working on some Blood Axe boyz recently I couldn’t resist using some of the classic Space Ork plastic heads.
These are literally some of the first models I bought at the beginning of the 1990’s when getting into all this jazz.
It’s great value, giving the budding modeler and painter 36 test subjects to paint to a PRO-PAINTED standard. It was great as you got lots of weapons and shoulder pads and equipment to personalize them.
And here they are in all their glory with the studio paint jobs, and they looked pretty damn cool to the eyes of 13 year old me!
So I took some of those old heads and the shoulder pads and so we have…..
They are part of a larger unit of 10 Blood Axe boyz, which will feature in the army I plan to play some new 40k with later in the year.
8 thoughts on “Distinguished Space Ork Boyz”
I see what you did there with Mr. Brightly Fantastic. I feel like he and my elf from the legacy crew two years ago ought to sit down and show their two species that they can both work it out and it will all be groovy. Lovely stuff! Those are fantastic blends of old and new.
Well that looks great. The old parts work just dandy. Some tasty weathering on those guns too. All in all, sweet orky boyz.
Yes! I had the same kit; bought to add more ‘monsters’ to my Space Crusade set. While they look quite dated to modern eyes, the variety, poseability and amount of spare parts made this a formative kit for me. It’s great to see the parts painted up so beautifully – particularly the rainbow mohaican.
Thank you :). the Rainbow mohawk guy was very fun.
Good idea mixing the sets. Nice paint jobs, they look mean!
Nice use of the old kit! 🙂