Blood Bowl Orcs

  • System: Blood Bowl
  • Techniques: Kitbashing, glazing, wet blending
  • Status: On hold

Half way through my Wildwood Wanderers Wood Elf team project, I got suddenly inspired to create an Orc team when I remembered that years previously I had picked up boxes of 40k Ork Boyz and Warhammer Black Orcs.

The Ork Boyz were for a short lived “Deff Korps” project where I intended to sculpt and cast my own resin kit of trenchcoat wearing Orks inspired by Forgeworld’s Death Corps of Krieg. The Black Orcs I think I mainly bought because the models were just that good although they got a brief outing when I tried to combine their torsos with Dark Elf cold one bodies to make Dragon Ogres for my fledgling Chaos army.

Either way, neither kit was properly used until my new Blood Bowl project brought them out of the depths of my bits box and onto the painting desk. It just goes to show that at least some of those spur of the moment purchases end up going to a good cause.

One of the things I love about Blood Bowl is the chance to model and paint lots of different races while only having to complete a dozen or so models. The Orcs are certainly no exception to this, as ever since Brian Nelson revolutionised the design of Games Workshops’s greenskins I have loved their imagery and really wanted to have a go at modelling them, but the usual prospect of 100+ models has put me off.

A new project is born

I’ve had these Warhammer Black Orcs in my bits box for years, I bloody love the models and am so happy to have a reason to use them!...
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An Orc & Norse Modelling Day

Today John popped round randomly and we had a bit of an old school modelling day. He helped me with the pitch (updates to come, hopefully tomorrow) and...
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Painting begins

On the Orc team I wanted to try a different way of painting to my usual approach. Usually I start from a dark base colour, with a wash...
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Da Doktor will see you now…

Last night I started building an apothecary for my Orc team. Not that he is a doctor that you’d be particularly pleased to be sent to… For a...
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The Coach

I found a great model on eBay, an old Games Day Special Edition Orc that usually goes for quite a sum of money but I picked up cheap...
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Picking a uniform

I’ve struggled quite a lot with a good uniform for the Orc team. My first vision was quite bright blue armour, with white details and purple clothes. I...
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Painting continues

Made some better photos this morning. My home made diffusion box (basically a shoe box with windows cut in it, and thin white paper covering said windows) placed...
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A tutorial for painting straps

The willingess to “move on” and also where/when I paint are key, I think. I have taken to having the current batch of models and the necessary paints,...
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Back to the Gitflinga’s

I’ve turned my attention back to Gorfragg’s Gitflinga’s. Not the players mind you but options for the coaching staff. If there is one race that has received bagloads...
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