Friday, 1 August 2014

28mm Kromlech Orc Characters Warhammer 40K with a WW2 German Ork fetish,.........

.........Ork Commisar, Chururgeon and Tank Driver.

Picked these resin boys up quite a while ago without letting the figure committee from the Rejects know, am I descending in to more 40K madness or just some sci-fi madness.....who knows but modern 15mm modelling and the crap you get sold (mostly 15mm vehicle companies) has come to a temporary end.

These orks are considered very unorky (maybe not a real word) as they like grey and vintage WW2 dressing up or they found some real old copies of some Victor and Warlord comics in the backpack of an Imperial guardsman?

Disciplined, ruthless and a fondness for medals.....very unorky!

Nice minis though from Kromlech.

There may be more ork madness coming, I think I may be broken.


Orc Chururgeon or Painboy



Orc Commisar, keeps the unorky discipline.




Orc Tank Driver, waiting on his Tiger?



118 comments:

  1. I think you just invented a new word.
    Maybe they are from an alternate universe of orcs?
    Nice job with the painting!

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  2. The old "Blood Axe" clan of GW Orks liked their camo and uniforms - these look like they are following that tradition.

    Very nice paint jobs!

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  3. Nice, but one of them needs a Pickelhaube at least.

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  4. I'm a fan of the Kromlech orc/k face. It's clearly a development of the approach Brian Nelson took for GW, but for me it's truer to the more innovative route he went down, and more expressive and living than a lot of GW's these days.

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    1. I didn't know that Porky, nice one sir.

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  5. Great job indeed, that face reminds that cat a little of Anne lmao

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    1. She'll get you for that Pat but funny!

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  6. orcs... sort of civilized... brilliant.

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  7. Excellent stuff - they do make nice minis!

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  8. he is totally flaunting that jacket!

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  9. A little of what you fancy does you good. I see you as having a strength through diversity. Do not be fettered by the Rejects figure committee. Not everything has to have a lace shirt and floppy hat. While 40k is no longer for me I would in no way want to stifle your creativity. Bravo sir. But I hope you are able to return to modern troops sometime in the future.

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    1. They're in the lead pile but unloved at the moment.

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  10. Very nice (and different) orks!!! These models are fantastic.

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  11. And a proper job of pink piping on the tanker, as well.

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    1. I tried my best for the green fellas!

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  12. Unusual but interesting looking figures, your paintjob show them off very nicely.

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  13. These ate wonderfully original Francis and nicely done Sir.

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  14. I find I'm very fond of the green skin!

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  15. awesome...a nasty looking figure...yet cool looking :o)

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  16. Nice paint job and yes they're very Blood Axey but the for me the faces a little too big. I'm a fan of 1st and 2nd edition Orks.

    Still they're very ncie mini's and you've done a blinde rof a job painting them up.

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  17. Awesome I always love the Blood Axe clan most of all especially the classic figures for them! Great job on them Fran. You need to get that driver a wagon!

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  18. I like unorky as a word. I'd also just say they seem sophisticated!

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  19. Very nice work. So are you going to build an Ork Tiger I?

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  20. Nazi Orcs like Nazi Zombies are the pinnacle of evil. Uber-evil if you will. Great stuff Fran. Lovely paintwork dude!

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  21. Nice paint there. my General.

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  22. Very nice job there mate. Bags of character.

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  23. These are bloody lovely

    Ian

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  24. Smashing stuff here Fran.Great colouring especially for being so dark. Top notch.

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  25. Unorky or not, I wouldn't want to run into them!

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  26. I like the fact that not all orks are primal beasts. This just makes them sooo much more dangerous!

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  27. Interesting little fellows!

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  28. I've never seen these before but, damn, they are nice! Great work, Fran.

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  29. Very, very nicely painted characters, Fran. The look of the black leather is very convincing.

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    1. A man of exceptional taste Paul!

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  31. Keep on painting those Orks Fran. They're really cool and Ray hates them. What more incentive do you need?

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  32. Those are some spiffy looking boyz! Once you get that boy a tiger let them get the boot in during a game of boltaction that's sure to rile someone.

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  33. Very nice Fran. A little orky madness now and again helps keep the blood pressure down!

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  34. I'm totally digging the orcs!

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  35. Excellent orks. You know you have to get a Tiger now, don't you?

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    1. I know, I know, I'm looking at one on Ebay!

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  36. Wonderfully done! Those figures look great. So stupid question, when is it orc and when is it ork? Just preference?

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    1. I think the future versions with guns are orks or they're just the same?

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    2. They were originally called Space Orcs by GW, simple and plain. Then they came up with the idea of Orks to differentiate between Fantasy and 40k. Also, I suspect, because they could trademark "Ork" but not "Orc" since the latter was an invention by Tolkien.

      And the trademark is probably the reason why Kromlech calls these Orcs :-)

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    3. Thanks for that Leif, nice one.

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  37. A nice collection of greenskins.
    Well done, Fran !

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  38. Really good result. Excellent painting.
    cheers

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  39. Okay, I owe you an apology for not adding your comments together. Now bear with me, this is going to take a while.

    I'm (Jesus Christ, it's killing me) so (for fucks sake, I'm dying) sorry.

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    1. I need to savour this rare and religious experience, thanks Anne!

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    2. It's been awhile since I've played with you Fran. The need to be naughty is building......

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    3. Bring it on wench.........

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    4. As you know I normally don't wear panties. But in this heat I find that if I put a pair in the freezer for a about an hour it cools things off rather nicely :0)

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  40. Nice looking orcs Fran, great work...don't want to disobey the Commisar!

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  41. I love these orcs. You have done a great paint job Francis!

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  42. Fancy that, just when I try to leave all the 40K stuff behind me, you start up the lot again...

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  43. Your talent really shines through in these guys, Frances. I need to show my hubby. He'll appreciate them.

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  44. That Commissar ork would make a great 'Red Barun' for the Fawcett Ave lads. Just needs some goggles.

    http://wpggamegeeks.blogspot.ca/2014/07/target-red-barun-40k-battle-report.html

    Wonderful work Francis!

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  45. Nice paint job, I love these Orks. GW had some like them back in the 80s with steel capped boots and very Nazi like look.
    Now you need this little thingy:
    http://www.fighting15sshop.co.uk/paxee05-pickelhaube-helmet-tank-753-p.asp

    cheers Markus

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  46. Love the Orky baddness - bad dress-sense, bad teeth, bad attitude. And not a bad paint job by your own bad self!

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  47. Let me know when you finally get some new Space Marines painted to oppose these orks.

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  48. Great painted Orcs Fran! Painboy is a fantastic name! :-D

    Greetings
    Peter

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  49. Just checking in on you. I lost my computer for awhile and your email was in it. I saw on Clint's post that things are wonky over at your end. Sending good wishes and big hugs.

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