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Luggub's Droppaz; Rogue Trader-themed Orks

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Waa-ork! Here are the Arch-Arsonist's crack* ladz from the Charadon Empire; Luggub's Droppaz:
 
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* Definitely implying elite, and not a euphemism for 'expendable'.
 
 
+ Hruk's Gang +
 
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Cheerful looking bunch, aren't they? I guess when your boss is the boss' mate, you get best pick of the loot (well, after da boss and da boss' boss – and da uvver bosses – have had their go).
 
I think the greenstuffed grins are my favourite part of this mob, but the nailed-on hand that allows Hruk to use the bolter he looted from some luckless Crimson Fist veteran is a close runner up.
 
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The flaming skull on his belly plate is the Charadon Empire symbol (see below).
 
 
 
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This squad's got the best examples of the Rogue Trader elements I've tried to get in: a mix of ramshackle weaponry that nevertheless looks manufactured rather than all custom-built; heavier armour than modern orks; and a (slightly anarchic) sense of uniformity. I've tried to get more of a sense of individuality through, so they look like an undisciplined army, rather than a warband of beasts. 
 
 
+ Wortoof's Mob +
 
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The clans – Deathskull, Evil Sunz etc. – weren't around for the Battle for the Farm era, so I ummed and erred about whether to retcon them in or not. In the end, I decided to keep things simple to avoid diluting the look. With that said, not showing it off isn't the same as saying it's not there – I think it'd be possible to pick out a mob of more Snakebitey-looking boyz, such as the fur-clad Wortoof here. Similarly, the two in the front rank here look slightly more like Blood Axes than the others.
 
 
 
+ Splatta's squad +
 
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This mob's a good example of the contrast between the jokier-looking ork on the right, and the more savage Splatta in the centre. I'm not against humour in orks; I just think it's more fitting when there's a nasty streak to it...
 
 
 
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Backplates came in with Waaagh the Orks, and were given a lot of emphasis in terms of markings – working as a bit of blank space equivalent to a Space Marine's shoulderpad. They haven't really been mentioned much since 3rd edition, though they haven't explicitly been written out. The models, however, still have 'em, so I used the info from Rogue Trader to add the symbol of Luggub's Drop Legion to them:
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Warpaint's also mentioned, so a few of the boyz have got classic chequers, dags and – what better for the troops of the Arch-Arsonist? – flames.
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Edited by Apologist, 05 September 2019 - 10:14 AM.

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So much character and history in those models! Awesome work Apologist!
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Great work indeed!


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Some really characterful models here.

You should be proud of them.

Do you have any WIPs?

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So yeah, long story short.

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Seriously, one of the most interesting Ork projects I've seen in a while. Great stuff.


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I'm struggling to find Ork heads that don't have a whimsical/boisterous look for my orks. I'm really trying to play up a monstrous feel. 


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Lovelly boyz! I had that box of metal Orks from RT.... With that Space Marine scenario on some farm? Sadly long gone.. But it is fond memories you gave me there.. Great job!


Oomans are pink and soft, not tough and green like da Boyz. They´z all the same size too - no big ´uns or little ´uns, so they´z always arguing about who´s in charge, ´cos there´s no way of telling ´cept fer badges an´ ooniforms and fings. Anuvver fing - when they do sumfing, they try to make it look like somfink else to confuse everybody. When one of them wants to lord it over the uvvers, ´e says "I´m very speshul so´z you gotta worship me", or "I know summink wot you lot don´t know, so yer better lissen good". Da funny fing is, arf of ´em believe it and da over arf don´t, so ´e ´as to hit ´em all anyway or run fer it. Wot a lot of mukkin´ about if yer asks me. An´ while they´z all arguin´ wiv each other over who´s da boss, da Orks can sneak up an´ clobber da lot.

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Some really characterful models here.
You should be proud of them.Do you have any WIPs?
Dallo

 
Yes, quite a few. When I next have access to a proper computer I’ll upload some.
 

Seriously, one of the most interesting Ork projects I've seen in a while. Great stuff.

 
Ta very much. All part of a broader project (The Alien Wars) that’s looking at the question ‘what would the Rogue Trader-era stuff look like if it came out now?’

 

I'm struggling to find Ork heads that don't have a whimsical/boisterous look for my orks. I'm really trying to play up a monstrous feel.

 
Thoroughly recommend the Blood Bowl Orcs for that - slightly smaller, slightly more savage, but still identifiable as a GW Ork.

 

Lovelly boyz! I had that box of metal Orks from RT.... With that Space Marine scenario on some farm? Sadly long gone.. But it is fond memories you gave me there.. Great job!

Ta very much – and my pal Bob Hunk and I re-fought The Battle of the Farm with his awesome Crimson Fists.
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Some really characterful models here.
You should be proud of them.Do you have any WIPs?
Dallo

 
Yes, quite a few. When I next have access to a proper computer I’ll upload some.
 

Seriously, one of the most interesting Ork projects I've seen in a while. Great stuff.

 
Ta very much. All part of a broader project (The Alien Wars) that’s looking at the question ‘what would the Rogue Trader-era stuff look like if it came out now?’

 

I'm struggling to find Ork heads that don't have a whimsical/boisterous look for my orks. I'm really trying to play up a monstrous feel.

 
Thoroughly recommend the Blood Bowl Orcs for that - slightly smaller, slightly more savage, but still identifiable as a GW Ork.

 

Lovelly boyz! I had that box of metal Orks from RT.... With that Space Marine scenario on some farm? Sadly long gone.. But it is fond memories you gave me there.. Great job!

Ta very much – and my pal Bob Hunk and I re-fought The Battle of the Farm with his awesome Crimson Fists.

 

 

You are a genius


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Lovely! I´ll get some coffee and have a look at that Battle Report, thanks! :D


Oomans are pink and soft, not tough and green like da Boyz. They´z all the same size too - no big ´uns or little ´uns, so they´z always arguing about who´s in charge, ´cos there´s no way of telling ´cept fer badges an´ ooniforms and fings. Anuvver fing - when they do sumfing, they try to make it look like somfink else to confuse everybody. When one of them wants to lord it over the uvvers, ´e says "I´m very speshul so´z you gotta worship me", or "I know summink wot you lot don´t know, so yer better lissen good". Da funny fing is, arf of ´em believe it and da over arf don´t, so ´e ´as to hit ´em all anyway or run fer it. Wot a lot of mukkin´ about if yer asks me. An´ while they´z all arguin´ wiv each other over who´s da boss, da Orks can sneak up an´ clobber da lot.





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