Blood Axe Ork Kommando

I’ve got a soft spot for Ork lads. It’s sort of green and a bit spongy.

Every now and then I find an image that I really like and that inspires me to sculpt something. I came across this illustration by DiegoGisbertLlorens aaaaages ago and thought I’d have a go at doing a large-sized piece based on it.

This started as a rough blob of car body filler over a wire armature. Then I started throwing Milliput and Super Sculpey over the top to build some shapes.

I’m afraid this is going to be a hodgepodge of images as I spend about 2 years poking at this guy on and off. I didn’t keep a very accurate record, or even any record of it.

One problem I did run into was the back of the Ork as I didn’t have any minis which looked like this. I ended up having to ask someone to send me photos of an Orks bum so I could see what their trousers looked like. A bit of a random request.

This should give you an idea of his scale. He is about 6 1/2 inches tall and a bit of a big lad.

His little details were added with nails, pins, bits of wire, chunks of wood, metal tubing and other scrap bits I had in my bits box. While the knife was carved from hardened Aves Apoxie sculpt and added after.

He was baked and I also made up some stikkbombs from brass tubing. No point in being a sneaky lad if you can’t blow stuff up.

Loads of primer, sanding, carving, cleaning, etc…

Spinny Ork lad has his plastic shooter added as well.

Painting

At this point, I’m just painting and adding more details. I wanted something to be hanging from his belt, so 3d printed a marine helmet but it didn’t look right. I also had a skull that I was going to use on him. That went on the belt, while the helmet got cut up and used on the base. The grass flock was a mix of tea leaves and spices I have which I use for basing.

The final details on the base was a load of moss, seed pods and the painted marine helmet.

Since finishing, he has snuck off and joined a WAAAGH! run by the chap who kindly supplied the Ork bottom photos. He seems happy there by all accounts. At least he’s with his own ladz.

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