Thursday, 15 March 2018

From DavidB - Deathskull orks and gobbos (340 points)

I didn't think I'd get the gobbo gang from GorkaMorka completed, but I do suffer from extreme ADHD when painting and the Death Skull faction of Orks had inspired all sorts of "look squirrel"
Also fits of rage as it took a moment to get transfers to work and I still had issues with them falling from the models once dried. I applied the transfers over a base coat and shaded and highlighted over them...alas decals are a wizardry I'm not adept with!

I have a modest warband of gobbos, but not enough vehicles to mount them all( it was easier when they were white primer, but now that they are painted, I'm loath to pile them on the lugga!

of the lot, these two are my favourites. A spunky snot and a desperado grot with two pistols.

When looking for backplate decals for the orks, i found the sticker sails for the grot cuttas and just had to paint them so I could apply the sails...I had to paint the lugga and the rest as I couldn't just have two cuttas completed for the mob!

Grots aren't allowed to use fuel or drive the big trucks, so they make do with the wind powered cuttas or the muscle powered lugga.

a driver, a catapult gunner, and two grots cranking the prop! additional grots may add to the muscle and propel the lugga faster.

I painted the lugga green as the grots are upset they aren't included in Da Plan. The Grots are smart, but not smart enough to know the orks need them for all the work they can't/won't do.

fully functional boarding ramps as illustrated by the Red Gobbo and the boss Mr Scratch.

This is another reason for the grot gang inclusion...The death skulls are thieves, and runt herders this Runt herder has gobbos from the 2nd edition box game(20 more to paint) and all the snotlings and metal rogue trader goblins I had left.

my favourite goblin is the surly fellow with shackles, locked iron body suit and a flintlock pistol. he seems he is only half hearted following orders to fire!

In rogue trader anyone could have any weapon. Orks lost the plasma guns somewhere in the rule changes. Death skull lootas make up for that as they can "make" plasma weapons of a sort from tinkering with weapons they stole. This is a modest counts as from RT to just phased metal orks.

The whole squad had ultra marine decals, but only a few didn't flake off when dried. Death skulls believe blue is a lucky color and being thieves have stolen armour from Ultra Marines.

Even the old orc backplate decals had issues which caused me to vary backplate color which does seem wonderfully orky!

Deathskulls love to chant which powers weird boy psychers. Weird boys don't like the power from the chants and need minders to keep them from running away. Minders decorate the weird boys with bells to hear them trying to sneak off! I painted the other minder a long time ago, so only did his companion with this batch.

a mixture of orks from old and new ranges for a unit of slugga boys.

As much fun as these guys were to paint, I'm glad to have them off my desk.

I still have a box full of unpainted ork stuff, but this is the last for this challenge. perhaps I'll get more painted next time. I'm thinking I need a stompa for them as I own no 28mm titans and my buddies do have a lot of knights.
Artist: Jane's Addiction
                   Song:mountain song

My ork force is loosely themed after Comanche and renegade confederate forces hence the common use of grey and brown and heavy Snake bite and deathskull presence. The mountain song although very Hollywood-native does fit this vision . ;)

38 gobbos-190 pts
3 vehicles-45 pts
19 orks-95 pts
4 snots- 8 pts
338 points
I have a few more miniatures to clear in the next few days, but no more paint bombs as I'm back to work come Sunday...

Where do I start with all this orky/grot goodness?  The cuttas I think as they are absolutely brilliant models.  Nothing says Grot ingenuity like a land surfing bucket of bolts - and two of them to boot!  Once again I love the mixing and matching of the earliest orks with the most recent.  Really shows where this figure range has been and is a real blast of nostalgia for me having grown up with lots of these figures.  I'm a fan of the Ork "Clans" and the Deathskulls are always good for a laugh with their looting tomfooloery.... Brilliant paint jobs all round and a very worthy 340 points as I'm rounding up as a reward for all the brilliant work done to mesh all the different eras of orks together!


  1. Awesome. I especially love all the crazy buggies, David! Great work.

  2. Lovely stuff! Gotta love the little Grots trying to keep up with the Boyz in their tiny Cuttas!

  3. Wow a really cacophony of great figures. really terrific painting.

  4. Lovely mix of old and new grots and orks!
    Best Iain