First up is Ror Ruk the Ravager, also known as Ror Ruk the Reaver, has been my Ork Warlord as far back as 1989. His original model was the Chaos Ork Renegade miniature which at the time was the tallest ork mini on the market. With the change in ork sizes brought on by 40k's 3rd edition, I updated the miniature to this model. I am still quite proud of it.
Right away people tend to comment on his Attack Squig, whose part is played by a Dark Eldar slave from the old Asdrubal Vect model. I confess that I was inspired by Peter Jackson's King Kong movie at the time I assembled this model. I tried to make it come across as if perhaps the big lug is looming over her protectively while she puts on the charms to her would be rescuer. You know, a "save me -if you can" vibe. At one point I flirted with the notion to go with a Stockholm Syndrome theme and have it so she painted her skin green, but I was afraid she would just turn out looking like an Orion Slave Girl from Star Trek.
|The dread klaw.|
The klaw is from the 3rd edition-era Ork Dreadnought, which I ordered back when GW's Bitz Program was still a thing. It's really very big but not so big as to look stupid. In the next pic you can see an old communicator on the klaw's base. It is from the RTB01 Space Marine kit, and it is there to cover up a hole left over from joining the pieces up. I think it turned out quite well for such an unsophisticated fix. The arm that it's attached to originally had an Attack Squig on it, but I was careful enough with cutting it off that I was able to make it into it's own model.
Am I the only one who has ever wondered about those two guns holstered on the back of all the Ork Warlords? Exactly what are they, and why have they always been ignored by GW as far as WYSIWYG rules are concerned.
It's been a few years now and I think he turned out great and has held up well. He hasn't been on the tabletop in while but that is more to blame due to that horrible 7th ed Codex than anything else. Hopefully Ror Ruk will see the tabletop again soon, where he will bash more 'eads and ravage more cities.
Or die trying.