Like the Blood Axes, the Death Skulls are usually something of a second-tier force, but I liked the idea of being able to take other clans' special units as my own, and the idea of making these guys my "core" had a certain perverse appeal that led directly to the whole Blue Baron background.
(Plus, mechanically, I love the fact that when a Death Skulls unit is out of command, its default action is to drop everything and start looting--so Orky!)
Death Skulls often don blue and white face paint, so I gave about half of the figures that treatment, which was an interesting exercise in such a small scale!
Da Baron himself, along with his Nobz, a Painboy in blood-spattered smock, and a Mekboy wielding a Shokk Attack Gun, probably my favorite bit of Orky tech.
I was quite intent on giving the tanks a real "lived-in" look, with plenty of rust streaks and chipped paint, and I'm happy with the results.
And here are the looted Evil Sunz Skorchas.
And finally, the Stompa mob.
I got these off of eBay, and the original owner had done a fun little conversion to indicate the commander of the mob. Da Blue Baron's second-in-command, no doubt...
Last, and certainly least, a Gretchin mob to act as a meat shield for the clan...
And on that anti-climactic note, the tally this week comes out to 122 infantry, the Shokk Attack Gun (which may or may not count as an artillery piece...I'll leave that up to Curt), 6 vehicles, and 6 Stompas (not sure on points scoring for those...once again, I'll leave it up to Curt).
Next week: some odds and sods plus...the Gargants.
I'm usually not a big fan of the whole Space Ork thing in 40K but I can't help get onboard with the infectious fun that you're having with these models and the entire 'ethos' of the army (if such a word can be used with Orks). For example, as soon as I read your description of the workings of the Shokk Attack Gun I immediately wanted to game with it.
Again, like your previous entries with this collection, I really like the punchy, high-contrast colours you've gone with. The ork's green flesh is clearly apparent and that bright blue is a nice change from the common red you typically see with Ork stuff.
Wonderful stuff David!