Thursday, April 9, 2015

The Orks are Coming!!!

Last week I received a nice big, heavy box of minis back from the UK.  This box contained the first figures that I have ever commissioned someone else to paint for me.  With the ever growing mountain of lead I'm constantly fighting I decided it was time to exploit the labor of others to put a dent in it.  When Vidpui of Mini Splodges offered a reduced rate for his talents I jumped at the chance.  I've "known" Vid for several years starting over at Bugman's Brewery where he dazzled us all with his fantastic Old School Dwarf Army so I was quite confident that he would produce some fine results on my figures...and he did not disappoint!

Being the types that is concerned that my armies have the same conhesive "feel" and painting "style" applied to them I chose a faction for which I had painted very few figures...this way the entire force would have a consistent feel.  With my relatively new addiction to RT I have a large number of unpainted I chose a couple of squads of Orks and a small command element to send to Vid.  Not only is Vid a talented painter...but he is FAST!  (Something I will never claim to be...:) ) Once he was able to start he finished this whole lot in less than a week!

Lets take a look at the troops!

Here is the Command section.  This warband is commanded by Narblaz the Nasty, well known for the atrocities he and his troops committed during the sacking of Burglingten on the surface of Putney Prime.

This image of Narblaz was retrieved from an Imperial Recon Drone...he is accompanied by his drummer and standard bearer...

 This fearsome warlord leads two powerful squads of Orks who are ready to raid any vessel, settlement or space station that they land on.