[Warfork 40.000 - Rogue Rules]
Orks Marauders

My next project for my lunch breaks will be some SiFi Orks from Mantic Games. I ordered them on 08.11.2011 ... only two years ago. I have them assembled and ready for painting since about 1.5 years... you know, one of those fast side projects... about time to get some colour on them!

Here is the whole bunch:

This looks a bit like chaos, which would only be fitting for Orks, but the composition of the mobs is already planned.

Here is the Waaagh! Boss and the Nobs leading the mobs:

All models that did not have a backplate, got some modeled with putty. I really like all the fluff from the good old Rogue Trader Ork books, one of which is that all Orks wear backplates showing their allegiance. The newer GW models unfortunately do not all posess some, also the Mantic Orks don't have them on all models.

To get some variety to the support weapons (there is only one with the Mantic sprues), I did some scratchbuilding. In my bits box I found some bombs and fuel pods from 1/72 scale plastic models, which I used here.

The original support weapons, the muzzle being drilled open.

Flamers, built from GW Ork Shootas and fuel tanks.

Flamers, built from GW Ork Shootas and fuel tanks.

Plasma gun, built around the support weapon from the sprue; and a SAW type weapon, again a GW Shoota.

Plasma gun, built around the support weapon from the sprue; and a SAW type weapon, again a GW Shoota.

Plasma gun, built around the support weapon from the sprue.