Ok, this is pretty fun. I’ve got my brother in town for a few days and he came bearing gifts. He filled a suitcase full of Warhammer sprues. He’s got a killer Ork army that he plays with so most of the sprues are packed full of great parts.
If you aren’t familiar with Warhammer, it’s played by building an army from one of a number of options and pitting them up against another player’s army. Different armies have different skills. Space Marines are your typical armor-clad grunt types. Chaos Marines are an offshoot of the Space Marines. There’s a robot army, various alien armies, and they all have several clans or units within each.
Then there are the Orks. The Warhammer wiki describes them this way:
“The Orks, also called greenskins, are a savage, warlike, green-skinned species of humanoids who possess physiological features of both animals and fungi who are spread all across the Milky Way Galaxy.“
They have some characteristics that stand out. Orks will group together and as more group together, more are attracted to the group. In this way, giant armies can form. Further, the larger the group of Orks, the more intelligent the group acts. However, the BEST part of the Orks is in their belief system. Simply put, if enough Orks believe something is true, it BECOMES true!
This leads to some fun stuff. They believe painting something “red” makes it faster. They can “fix” complex machinery and weapons by believing their outrageous mechanical solutions are effective. The can survive mortal wounds by simply ignoring them!
These traits make Ork army players seek out cool kitbashes and modifications. Hey, I like cool kitbashes and modifications. So armed with a suitcase full of parts and a brother full of Ork lore, we got to work.
This group of Orks have pieced together some booty from past conquests into this atrocity of an airship. It won’t make mechanical sense, so save yourself a headache and just let the ridiculousness roll over you. I’ll let the pictures do the rest of the talking.
Let me know what you think of it so far! Paint scheme coming up next!