It’s been a while, well for me anyway. I went back to work on the 28th of September and have pretty much worked right through until now. It’s been hectic to say the least but I love it. To be honest if it wasn’t for the wife and kids I could quite happily work all day, every day. I love my job.
Over the last few weeks I’ve done little to nout of the hobby but I’m glad to say that over the last week I picked up the paintbrush. The first thing I tackled was a special model for a blogger buddy of mine (and yours) but more on that another time. The second model in my sights was “Der Red Orktober” (landship) which I built in December last year. Here’s a link to that post – https://imperialrebelork.wordpress.com/2019/12/15/der-red-orktober-ork-invasion-part-8/
I thoroughly enjoyed the build but, if I’m honest, I was dreading painting the huge vehicle because of all the details, nooks and crannies. However the painting turned out to be a lot more fun that I expected. As the word RED is in the name of this mighty landship I decided the paint scheme would have to include red. Red is also my second favourite colour after black and YES I know black is shade.
As well as the red I wanted the timber parts of the model to be of a reddish brown tone then I chose gold to act as a bit of a contrast. What I ended up with was a rough around the edges but slightly grandiose ship and it’s very, VERY ORKY indeed.
So lets have a look.
Kaptin BludToof wasn’t always a pirate, in fact he was a lowly Mek aboard a battle wagon for many, many years. One day his Boss told him to go wash the Bog so BludToof headbutted the Boss to death and took over being the boss of the wagon. A few years later the old battle wagon was hit by a heat seeking missile and exploded into smitherines killing all the crew apart from BludToof. BludToof dusted himself off, collected all the bits he could find of the battle wagon and hid them in a cave. Then he went on an expedition, a pilgrimage if you will, in search of more bits to mend his beloved battle wagon. What he happened upon was an old shipwreck in the middle of a vast desert. He dragged the timber and bits and bobs back to his cave and got to work. After about six months BludToof was done and out of the cave rolled Der Red Orktober.
Not sure if you remember but this is the first model I’ve magnetized. The upper deck comes off to reveal the below deck area with cabin and treasure chest.
Next time I magnetize something I’ll try and disguise the magnets more.
What do you think guys? I’m quite pleased with the end result but, of course, I can see faults haha. Now I need to paint the rest of the crew which consists of six more pirate Orks.
IMPERIAL REBEL ORK PODCAST NEWS
I’m slowly heading towards 2500 listens which has blown my mind and I’m still having a lot of fun doing the show. If you have any suggestions on ideas or topics to be discussed feel free to comment below or email me on firstname.lastname@example.org
I am planning on more interviews and actually have one coming up soon with a miniature industry heavy weight so stay tuned.
I hope you’ve all been well. I know it’s a tad late but Happy Halloween.