Warhammer 40,000 – Bigger Green Gitz

As the drying rack is now turning well and truly green, another few items have been moved onto the painting desk, to make more room.

The last of my Space Ork Kill Team have had a green wash applied to their skin and, as these Burna Boyz are carrying bloody big guns, I have decided to paint them in pieces and stick them together nearer the end of the process.

To make room for them, the last three ‘normal’ Boyz have been moved to the top of the painting queue.  These guys have sensible poses that makes painting that much easier.

The first (on the left in the picture above) is from the basic Ork Boyz sprue with both weapons cut off as I wanted something slightly bigger as his weapon.  He will be an Ork Boy Gunner in Kill Team so doesn’t get a Choppa either (but can throw stikkbombs).

The second (middle in the picture above) is a very basic Ork Boy with no changes to him at all.  He will be fielded as a Kommando, so I went with an Axe for him rather than the classic Choppa, and although you can’t see it in the photo, I painted his shirt in striped camouflage.

The last (on the right in the picture above) is the Gretchin Herder that came with the Little Green Gitz I painted earlier. I had scavenged his original arms, for use on another couple of Orks, so I had to find a suitably large gun, and a Choppa that looked slightly special, as he is destined to be my Ork Boy Nob…

These chaps were painted over the course of a Saturday afternoon and had a further green wash to the skin to darken them slightly. This was a result of me getting such an unexpectedly autumnal finish on the skin of their smaller teammates.

If I were the type of person that worried about such things, I would likely feel the need to make up some reason for this difference! Maybe something like ‘the larger an Ork the more green vegetables they need in their diet’!

Or maybe not…

One thought on “Warhammer 40,000 – Bigger Green Gitz”

  1. Nice work. I like the idea of post-hoc reasoning about getting enough greens as your Ork gets bigger. On the other hand, people come in all sorts of colours so probably Orks have plenty of cool variation too.

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