I was recently asked "when are you going to show us some Orky love?" So, knowing I was going out of town and wanted to post some gallery pics, I took a few pics of some more recently finished ork models.
The powerklaw is from the 3rd ed metal Ork Dreadnought. I just hacked off the attacksquig, pinned it, put an old plastic Space Marine comlink over the hole, and green-stuffed the join on the leather bit connecting to the arm and klaw. I'm thrilled with how well this model came out.
Here's a fantasy ork from the 6th ed Warhammer Fantasy Battle starter set that I'm quite proud of.
The rust on his blade (sword of tetanus) I'm particularly fond of. This was given to me by a friend who was flirting with becoming an Outrider with GW, but ultimately dropped the idea. He did something cleaver by using metal rods that holds the torso to the body allowing it to be separated from the legs and joined to another set of legs on a war-boar:
Quite ingenious, and very handy in the WHFB game as well!
Probably a good spot to talk about the flesh tones that I use for the Orks. The first Ork models that I ever saw painted in White Dwarf look a lot like this, and the guy who convinced me to play Orks (Trev) had a pre-painted fantasy orc that he got from a shop in England. We based our technique off of that model. Over the years i have refined it as so: Base Coat of Dark Angels green, a thin semi-watered down coat of bilious green, followed by a solid highlight of bilious green. Then a I generate a mix of green and yellow ink, mixed to about the same color of anit-freeze. I thin this and use it as a glaze. I will then pick out the highlights with bilious green again, apply a highlight of Applebarrel Kiwi, and lastly a very thin highlight of sunburst yellow. As you can imagine, it takes quite a bit of time. Here's a unit of troops I've been dabbling on for close to 2 years now:
I hope you enjoyed this. I will return with more Orky Love in the future, but it may be awhile as I'm currently focused on finishing up some Space Wolf items, which I can only get to between business trips it seems...