Monday, 27 July 2015

Rogue Trader Orks

When I was a youngster me and my friends really got into Rogue Trader, or 40k as it is now known. We didn't collect to force lists, just whatever took I fancy. I picked up a mix of marines (long since gone), space pirates and Orks. Most of our games used to old judge Dredd city block floor tiles and much fun was had, Now it was time for my Orks to see the light of day. The bulk of these were painted in the 80's and not very well. I was still experimenting with colours and learning how to paint. I decided I would give them all a fresh lick of paint, no re painting, just touch up the chips then added some washes and highlights. The bases also need re doing. The handful unpainted figures were also given a lick of paint to match them in with the rest of the figures.

First up is the 17 figures from the Space Ork Raiders boxed set, already got me thinking of re-fighting the Battle of the Farm scenario in the back of the rulebook.

Space Ork Raiders
Space Ork Raiders
Next up is some of the support weapons as well as the troopers that I picked up from blister packs (the days they were affordable). There is also a dreadnought. Please excuse some of the colour schemes like the Ork troopers with Pink trousers.

Weapon teams
Ork troopers
Ork Dredd
The whole force
I've really enjoyed working on these as they brought back fond memories. I still have another 5 troopers to finish as well as an Ork buggy. I find these figures are much more characterful than the current plastics that are produced these days for Orks. Well better get back to my Bavarians


Thantsants said...

I've always wanted that Space Ork Raiders set - great job!

I'd definitely reccomend playing Battle at the Farm, although the Orks have a tough nut to crack if you play it straight from the book.

Neil Scott said...

Yep lovely figures and easy to paint. Did the Battle of the farm once and remember getting hammered

Rodger said...

Great stuff Scotty!

Neil Scott said...

cheers Rodger