Busy week, not much painting.

Like the title says, still managed to progress on a few projects though. I finished off this Ork Nob in the older style of Mega-Armor, but his shoulders looked a little sparse. I was digging through my parts bin and found some GorkaMorka transfers, yay!


While digging through my parts bin I also found an old Eldar Heavy Plasma Gun and used it to finish up-gunning my newer model Eldar WarWalker (the blueish one on the right). The guy on the left is the original style, I’ll tackle some old Eldar projects in the near future once some more of the Ork horde has been finished. I have waaaaay too many old Ork projects.


The blueish warwalker was an ebay find and was cheap, probably because it was missing a gun. The previous owner had primed him blue so today I gave him a quick black wash (2 parts water to one part paint) to darken his base tones and to have black fill in all of his cracks and crevices.


I also found another Ork Dredd, this model would have been version two, and I believe it is what was used as a base for the Killa Kans that now exist.


The models I’ve been trying to paint this week are a batch of Mantic Games Marauders, which they now just refer to as Orks. When Mantic first started producing Marauders for their sci-fi lines they didn’t call them Orks. But GW lost a big lawsuit against a little company called Chapterhouse over the use of generic names, like Space Marine, and now Mantic appears to be free to call their Marauders what they’d intended them to be in the first place. I like the name Marauder better so when I use that name I’m talking about Mantic’s models, not GW’s, as they are still Space Orks. The ones I’m painting up are plastics from their Deadzone game, I’m still not happy with the plastic. The scuplts are a bit odd too; normal sized heads (ok), weird gangly legs (?), and oversized torsos with big arms (???). Weird, but mostly okay, makes for odd poses though. I’m painting up my Marauders in the same color schemes as my Bad Moon infiltrators to beef up their numbers.


They’re not done yet though. I wasn’t paying attention when I assembled the flamer troops and their fuel hoses curl way out to the side before connecting to their fuel tanks on their backs. I thought it looked cool, and then found after I started painting them that their is a big indentation in their bellies, apparently to accommodate the hose wrapping around them? Dunno, I like my way better. I’m hoping to finish them tomorrow.


Also from Mantic Games Deadzone is this Gretchin artillery;


Also almost finished. I’ve been using, and enjoying, a metallic paint called “Brass Balls” from Privateer Press. That’s what’s been dry-brushed onto the cannon above and on parts of the fuel tanks for the Marauder flame-thrower troops.

I’m hoping to have some more finished projects pictures in the very near future. Cheers!