Warhammer 40,000 – Gretchins And Loads Of Green Ink

The more vigilant of you may have noticed these boys in the background of my last update.  The Ork Kill Team box comes with 5 Burna Boyz in it but a full kill team needs a few more bodies to get it up to points.

Therefore, I have gathered together some eBay finds, and a few old miniatures from various bitz boxes, in hopes of having enough greenskins to get a decent team together.

I suspect that these Gretchins are the least likely troop type to be included in my first team, as every dead figure adds to your chance of failing a nerve test.  I haven’t painted any green skins in the last few years so I am definitely out of practice using green skin tones.  These guys should make a great set of test figures to get a colour pallet planned though.

I don’t want to use the standard Ork green or Goblin green skin tone for these guys.  I see them as being modern tunnel dwellers (do Orks and Goblins lose their ‘tan’ if kept out of the sun?). Either way I want a lighter, pasty green, for these guys! No matter what the lore says.

I have to say that the level of detail on these guys is excellent.  Not too many items to paint but easily defined after a green Athonian Camoshade wash. Teeth, fingernails and toenails all present and correct…

I had best get going with these guys as Coronasan has already had a test game of Kill Team and I suspect it will be high on our list of games to be played over the winter.

Warhammer 40,000 – Galvanic Servohaulers, Or Just A Couple Of Old Tractors And A Crane.

An age ago it seems, I purchased the Ork Kill Team Expansion from my local game store.  In said expansion were 5 Burna Boyz and a set of scenery pieces that appealed to me almost as much as the Orks.

The scenery has now been made up, and all it was ever going to be getting was a very simple paint scheme. I didn’t, therefore, worry too much about the need to start the painting while it was still part made. In hind sight this may have been a better idea.

Although most of the parts in this set have all the details on easily accessible areas, and a lot of detail is included.

Sadly, when constructed, some of the details are hidden behind tracks and wheels.

In some cases the tracks themselves are hidden by other parts…

However it turns out, I suspect that I will get enough detail painted to make them look passable.  I may even look to the possibility of not painting some of the details, as the level of ‘grim dark’, in the form of skulls and cogs, is almost too much in some parts.

A couple of the smallest pieces in the set have plenty of character and no lack of detail themselves.  I have to admit that these pieces are likely to get used more than the larger items, especially as usable items in our games of Fistful of Kung Fu and such like.