Saturday, April 23, 2011

The Dawn of the Waaaagh....I actually got this by mistake but it looked nice and ominous so I thought it would make a good opening shot for the first post with pics. Eventually I will have proper terrain and such to put under the boyz but for now its just the dining room table.
For my first post I just wanted to put up what I have done so far. This is actually a really pathetic showing for playing the Orks for so long. In my defense I already painted two Ork armies before this...the first was stolen and the second became obsolete thanks to Brian Nelson and his magnificent re-imagining of what Orks should be.

The first few images are of my blood axe boyz who are the spiritual heart of the army. I tend to think of my Waaagh as a Blood Axe Waaagh even when it was a Kult of Speed. I have a LOT more models assembled and painted to minimum playable standard but I am only going to post models I consider finished to this Blog. I may occasionally post other models from other ranges but more likely I will put them on a separate blog since this is really all about my ORK WAAAGH or WAAARGH as it was originally known.

In the background you should be able to make out a TRUKK which was the personal transport in my 3rd and 4Th edition armies of Grokka Dedeye and his Nob bodyguard. I am still learning how to photograph models but I have learned that sport photography settings seem best.

For anyone who doesn't know the Blood Axe Orks are known for their sneaky and untrustworthy nature as they actually bother to use more human style tactics and equipment as a result of extensive exposure to the Empire of Mankind. The interpretations they put on some aspects of human warfare are a bit odd at times but they find Cammos and stolen tanks with really massive guns to be a lot of fun.

Another pic of the Boyz in their Cammos. I really enjoy the contrasts from the shadow grey and the black next to the boyz green skin. It also looks spanking cool on vehicles, mega armor and well just about anything. I was going to do an ALL blood axe boyz army but frankly when i put down two hundred plus orks it gets a bit confusing if they are all painted alike and back-plates are bit hard to pick out from two feet away. That being the case I will do massive mobs of each clan eventually and sub groups of specialists painted appropriately to the clan or just based on my whims. I will probably do Burnaz as Bloodaxes. Kommandos too.

Here are some of the Goff Ladz. The only Orks more 'traditional' than them are the Snakebite clan. So I suppose that would make feral and snakebite boyz akin to natives out in the jungles or Pre- Colombian Amerinds and the Goffs are the Conservatives of Ork Kultur. They appreciate the good old days when you just got as many boyz as you could and went and beat and shot anything that wasn't green and black until all there was was green and black and then you went ahead and beat and shot that till it walloped ya back.

This last image is of everyone that is currently finished...I will put up more images as I get more guys done. I will also post some better pics of vehicles and such when I get a chance.


  1. I just noticed you're rocking the old Trukks. Have you picked up any of the current kit? They're awesome. So many conversion bitz and they look great. I still have some of the Gorkamorka ones that I figure I'll use for bitz to combine with the current Trukks.

    I'm excited for your new blog. Hopefully you keep at it. Beechler started a hobby blog that made it to 3 posts and then he vanished. haha.

  2. I have seen the new models and do hope to be able to add them to my lineup. You may remember what I did to the old trucks and my mad mek skills are certainly well in place even if my painting skills have gotten fuzzy. Do you have any contact info on beechler? He still in the area? Did his voice ever stop squeaking? Yea I plan to keep on posting. I actually just got up from dreaming I was a mad scientist a la except with ORKS. I am actually try to teach myself model sculpting so I can actualy MAKE anything I can imagine.