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Made in gb
Roarin' Runtherd





Nottingham

I've got far too many orks. There's probably a lot of us here who do what I did. Buy way too much stuff, paint a few models and then get bored and move onto the next project. But still occasionally buy stuff for the old projects.

Anyway, I was talking to one of my gaming buddies this weekend and made a joke that if I had painted one ork a day from when I had started collecting them, I would have a pretty decent army by now. Which got me thinking, I often lose interest in a project because I absolutely hate batch painting and once I've done a unit I can't be bothered to ever paint that scheme again. But I quite enjoy painting single miniatures. So, I figured I would give it a go, paint one ork a day and see how long I can keep it up for. I posted my first attempt up on Facebook and it felt pretty good to see people liking the pic. Why not double down and start a blog on Dakka Dakka, I thought, so here I am.

I'm not the best painter in the world by any stretch but I figure if this helps keep me motivated, I might have a small force by the end of the year!


Enough talk - here's ork number 1




Automatically Appended Next Post:
And because I actually started this project yesterday, here's a bonus ork. Normal service will be resumed tomorrow.

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2020/05/05 17:34:12


 
   
Made in de
Guarding Guardian



BRD

 kaiserjez wrote:
I've got far too many orks


Is there such a thing?

But in all seriousness the paint scheme is spot on and I like the spirit of the project. How many Orks do you have, model-wise?
   
Made in gb
Roarin' Runtherd





Nottingham

OscarWao wrote:


But in all seriousness the paint scheme is spot on and I like the spirit of the project. How many Orks do you have, model-wise?


Cheers!

Erm, hundreds. Been a while since I counted them. This blog could go on or a while!
   
Made in gb
Roarin' Runtherd





Nottingham

Day 3
   
Made in ca
Stoic Grail Knight





drinking tea in the snow

I think it's a great idea, and the ideal number of orks to have is all of them. All the orks.

realism is a lie
 
   
Made in gb
Roarin' Runtherd





Nottingham

Day 4
   
Made in gb
Deadly Dire Avenger




The Webway

Came for a new ork, got a new ork. Great paintjob man.

Laugh with the Laughing God. Outplay the Great Enemy. 
   
Made in gb
Roarin' Runtherd





Nottingham

 TheEldanariPrince wrote:
Came for a new ork, got a new ork. Great paintjob man.

Cheers buddy!
Here's today's effort!
Day 5
   
Made in ch
Revered Rogue Psyker





nice orks there and a good idea.

   
Made in us
Preacher of the Emperor





Denver, CO, USA

What a brilliant idea. Like doing crunches or calling your mom, except you get to Waaagh! at the end. Great painting, too!

   
Made in ca
Stoic Grail Knight





drinking tea in the snow

I like that last one! Is that a classic metal burna ork?

realism is a lie
 
   
Made in gb
Roarin' Runtherd





Nottingham

Cheers for the nice words, I appreciate it!

 amazingturtles wrote:
I like that last one! Is that a classic metal burna ork?


It sure is. All the Kommandos so far have been metal. I was a bit bummed out when I first realised that Kommandos couldn't take Big Shootas or Burnas anymore but I guess he can be seconded to a unit of Burna Boyz, if I ever get round to painting them!
   
Made in be
Been Around the Block






Good job, always nice to see some good painted greenskins
   
Made in gb
Roarin' Runtherd





Nottingham

Day 6
   
Made in ca
Stoic Grail Knight





drinking tea in the snow

I like that old metal guy, nice to know i identified him right!

This one isn't as familiar to me, but i think it's neat how he's got the bullets draped over his wrist. And an excellent paint job, of course

realism is a lie
 
   
Made in gb
Roarin' Runtherd





Nottingham

He's an old metal Kommando too.
   
Made in us
Been Around the Block






As A guy with 25 easy build guardsmen on my table staring up at me, and probably another 50 to go at least for my lists to work, I have sympathy for and appreciate this thread!

   
Made in gb
Homicidal Veteran Blood Angel Assault Marine






Good idea to do an Ork a day, hopefully it keeps the pain boy away! Great paint scheme too, the horde will be looking good soon enough!

Goberts Gubbins - A Random Oldhammer P&M Blog, now with added Blackstone Fortress 
   
Made in gb
Roarin' Runtherd





Nottingham

Day 7



Automatically Appended Next Post:
And here's a really naff quality week 1 group shot!

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2020/05/10 18:03:58


 
   
Made in de
Dakka Veteran






That method is a great idea for clearing an orc backlog. Great color scheme, green skin looks nice and I love the lenses on the last model!
   
Made in gb
Roarin' Runtherd





Nottingham

Thanks again for the kind words!

Day 8


Historically, when I get to painting the basic troops for a faction is when I rapidly loose interest, lets see if this project keeps me on track!
   
Made in ca
Stoic Grail Knight





drinking tea in the snow

Thanks for the clarification on the metal commando! Gotta love the guy with the grot on his head. I hope that you keep this up, it's an exciting project to follow

realism is a lie
 
   
Made in gb
Roarin' Runtherd





Nottingham

Day 9
   
Made in us
Hollerin' Herda with Squighound Pack





Outstanding job!! Your not just hammering on the quantity but you are succeeding on the quality too. Keep up the good work. I have to start clearing out my back log also. I'll be using this thread for inspiration. Subbed.

 
   
Made in ca
Stoic Grail Knight





drinking tea in the snow

Yup, excellent job! And it's nice to get a reminder of just how much personality and variety orks have to them, with all the different minis over the years.

realism is a lie
 
   
Made in gb
Roarin' Runtherd





Nottingham

Cheers guys! I'm not as happy with this next one, I just couldn't seem to get the skin highlights right. Oh well, he's only an Ork Boy so don't dwell on it and on to the next one!
Day 10
   
Made in gb
Roarin' Runtherd





Nottingham

Day 11
   
Made in us
Been Around the Block




These are looking great, I really like the skin, really makes their muscles stand out.

   
Made in gb
Nasty Nob





UK

Nice work, very impressed with the quality. Keep it up.
Been doing something similar myself. I have something like 9k points of painted Evil Sunz but I always had a handful of odds and sods lurking at the back of my cupboard waiting for their turn. Spare Meks, Pain boyz and Nobz as well as a couple of kit-bashed Deff Dreds and buggies.
The spare time I have means that these sad little forgotten boyz have now joined their fungus bros with a fresh lick of paint.

"All their ferocity was turned outwards, against enemies of the State, foreigners, traitors, saboteurs, thought-criminals" - Orwell, 1984 
   
Made in us
Ancient Ultramarine Venerable Dreadnought






These look fantastic!

How long-ish does each one take?

How many days you got scheduled for this?

And They Shall Not Fit Through Doors!!!

Tyranid Army Progress -- With Classic Warriors!:
https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/743240.page#9671598 
   
 
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