The latest addition to my growing force of Hyborks. When I designed the Hybork bits this was one of the things I had in mind by way of applications.
The base kit is the Stormboyz from GW. It is probably my favorite kit of all the plastic ork kits available and is full of interesting bits that fit with the daredevil nature of the Stormboy trope. The jump packs are very customisable and allow for a lot of variation in the look.
All I needed to do was to attach my Hybork arms (with the hands chopped off and replaced with some fun GW weapons) and my favorite Hybork head to achieve this model. The Stormboyz ship with 25mm round bases, but these are on the small side so I have mounted him on a 30mm, which is sufficient to keep him balanced for gaming.
The colour scheme was inspired by the famous Stuka WWII German aircraft. I am working on another 4 of them to bring it up to a game ready unit of 5.
Thanks for looking, until next time…..suk da vapourz ov mi contrails stoopid oomanz!
Here we have another Hybork, this time armed with a powerklaw from the GW Ork Nobz plastic set as well as a missile pod from the GW Ork Lootaz set.
I currently am in the process of ordering another run of these Hybork 32 piece sets, so if you are interested in getting yourself a set let me know soon and I should be able to sort you out. You can find out more here: Project Hybork on Facebook.
I have retained the classic colour scheme for this one with little use of green colour. The Iron Jaw serves as a cyber replacement, so I took the opportunity to cover it in some blood.
I have been experimenting using Army Painter Purple Tone and Blue Tone to smooth out the contrasting highlights, using it mixed with Air Caste Thinner to dilute the glaze. I find them to be fantastic products that give a nice streak free finish.
Lots of use of Army Painter Dark Tone and Green Tone especially on the powerklaw. The copper areas also got some Citadel Verdigris on it as well as Ryza Rust and Flesh Wash.
Now the family photo looks like this.
This is my own sculpting with the hands chopped off and replaced with weapon hands taken from GW Ork plastic kits.
They are compatible with standard ork/ork fittings and are multi part models with separate legs, arms and heads.
I plan to do a private crowd commissioned casting run for these guys soon, organised via Facebook. Let me know if you are interested in getting in on the action.
Made this chap for an upcoming game of Brewhouse Bash with Mr. Saturday and Cheetor. Savage Orc plastics is the base for this orkification of the popular Muppet Show character.
The Sweedork Chef
I plan to bring a force of Red Shadowz to BOYL 2014 to take part in some GorkaMorka. “Da Red Ferret” is a scratch built shadowtrakk taken from my regular ork forces and given a good pimping up for the event.
Da Red Ferret
It now features reinforced armour, reinforced ram, a new engine, a pintle mounted big shoota and a shiny new red paint job. The red paint was immediately given a large amount or weathering using my newly acquired rust and corrosion Games Workshop technical paints.
If the orks with the leather fetish don’t kill you the tetanus might!
The Red Ferret is inspired by the Action Force Hyena. I was certainly torn between going for a cleaner toy like style of painting and weathering the shit out of it using my new technical paints…needless to say the new paints won out.
Hyena + Red Jackal
The pintle mounted gun has been magnetised for easy transport and interchangeability with other weapons if the whimsy takes me to make a rocket launcher option. There is plenty of space to fit a couple of models into this vehicle which while not necessary, is a useful feature for immersive GorkaMorka play.
Zardork and the Black Major crewing Da Ferret
Decals are all hand painted and then ruined with overzealous weathering for that authentic orky feel.
Zardoz (1974) is one of those movies that burned itself into my mind as a kid and it is not difficult to imagine why with imagery like this…
…Sean Connery in a wedding dress, yes indeed.
Expurgation of something like this from my mind calls for my calls for some Warhammer 40,000 catharsis.
Zardork has been built using the Savage Orc plastics from Games Workshop. The base is a (edit, thanks Cheetor)30mm round base from EM4 miniatures and was kindly donated by Cheetor over at Sho3box, cheers dude! The 30mm is a good fit for the wide stances of some of the models from the kit. I hacked off any extraneous details from the model, reposed it and then did some green stuff sculpting to get him to look like Sean Connery in one of the most bizzare costumes in cinema history. The gun is from the plastic Necromunda Goliath gangers in case you were wondering.
He is wearing a big ass ring which although not in the image above is from the movie none the less. You will just have to watch the bugger if you want to know what that is about, perhaps more than once! The ring is real plastic, just like the movie.
A WIP of the build:
He took me a fair while to make, but I think he was worth the effort. Naturally now I feel the need to make an orky version of one of these for him to ride around in:
…and I’m spent. 😉
Test model for a future force of Orks…Da Red Shadowz.
Red Shadow Ork
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 Red Shadows toys
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.
Un-politically correct stormboys
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.
Side view showing green stuff work to make sleeves with cuffs from 2nd Editon GW Ork arms
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.
The face mask is flat and devoid of detail, the eyes are simply painted on, just like 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.
Rear view showing the attachment point for a jump pack
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.
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:
Imperial Ork – rear detail
Imperial Ork beside Imperial Guardsman
Imperial Ork – without the shoota
The 1989th – valuing diversity and the violence it empowers
More ass shots
And from the side
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.
Unpainted glory front
Unpainted glory rear
The greens look like this at the moment:
Greens showing helmet
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.
After a weekends gaming shenanigans with Cheetor the painting muse was in effect. At these sorts of events we inevitably get around to talking about some pretty esoteric project ideas and I usually don’t follow up on any of them…..usually….
YOU FOOL! Eternia’s greatest humanitarian
I first noticed the savage ork kit used for conversions on Mr. Saturday’s Mumblings where he used it to great effect building Fimir. It was not until last weekend that the idea of kitbashing up a Skeletork with it came about.
Basic components consist of a savage ork body, a jaw from a savage ork head, plastic ork skull and green stuff
This is the first stage of green stuffing
Second stage of green stuffing, finishing the hood
I need a not-Panthor….I shall name her Pantrix
Rear view of 2nd stage of green stuffing
Basic colours blocked in
Gratuitous ass shot…
So as you can see the savage ork kit has proved to be an excellent kit for projects set in Orkternia. Below you can see the completed model. Skeletork is a very versatile figure and he should expect to see service as a Wierdboy Warphead, Savage Ork Shamman, Chaos Sorcerer, Necromancer…..just about anything I can shoe horn him into.
I will have to add some accessories to him before he is truly completed. He is just not right without that ram head staff thing. I will make one and magnetise it to the model later when I have a little more time!
CURSE YOU HEEEEE-ORK!
Skeletork’s eye catching chiseled buttocks
There are more Orkternians that will be added to this modellers Yooniverse in time. Please leave suggestions in the post box below (and I will ignore them FOOL).
Skeletor expounds his views on what Oldhammer is really about