Thursday, 20 January 2011

What do you say to an ork loota?

Anything you like, most of the time he can't hear you!

This guy has a gas powered assault cannon thing. The ammo is contained in the drum on the front.

I love this one, the grot on his back is removing bullets from the feed and dropping them into the ammo loader!

I can't stand the look of the shoulder mounted deff guns, which is a shame because the unit is such a nice thing to field in an army. Instead I always wanted them to be hulking about massive miniguns of some sort, which is why I bought the maxmini miniguns they recently added to their web store. Unfortunately they are only as large as an ork boyz shoota and are more in keeping with a human wielder. I bought a box of lootas anyway and began hacking up the bits and repositioning them to suit my initial idea. I am really pleased with the way the first two have come out. It just takes some patience, limb repositioning and greenstuff but I guess that's all part of the fun! Just another eight to go.

Also here is my finished dread. He doesn't have a name yet.


  1. Very nice work on the lootas - I love 'em! The Deff Dread looks ace as well, especially the 'chipped paint' look. I've always been a fan of the name from the old Dawn of War games... "Dey call me STOMPY!" Keep up the great work!

  2. Thank you very much Mordian. Stompy is certainly a suitable name for a deff dread.

  3. The lootas especially are just amazing - the concept and the execution. I love the fact you went and got the effect you wanted, and such a powerful one too. The painting on the dread is subtle, but rich and realistic. I'll happily look at any of the others you want to post.

  4. Love the minis Smurf - the last Loota is awesome.

    The Dread is also very nice - what have you used for your wash on the metal - Dark Flesh?, Hawk Trquoise?

  5. Porky: You're too kind. I'm happy to provide!

    Pom: hows it going? I like to add an outline of hawk turquoise to some of the bits and bobs to give a more fantasy sense. It just makes bits pop a little more. And i can always claim its verdigris!