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The Savage (Gorill)orcs or Togunclaw Tribe


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Hi guys. As this is my first post I thought I’d make it a doozy. I’ve been playing WH40k for 27 years and dipped my toes into WHFB back with the brettonian/lizard men set. 

Ive decided that now is the right time to leap into AoS. Most people who know me know that I can’t just do anything warhammer simply. I just can’t build straight out of the box, there has to be a theme and a reason for the theme. 

Ive always been interested in the idea of orcs, particularly savage orcs. I wanted to capture that savage image (I always saw it as a Native American tribal image) but how to do it differently?

playing around with the kits and some GS gave me the breakthrough. How about a Native American/ Planet of the Apes look?  Maybe it’d work......

I’m building towards a 2k list eventually and so far have 10 orcs finished, 5 in progress, an Ironjawz megaboss on maw krusha in progress and a finished troggoth.  Now onto the pics. 

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Well enough rambling. This GS fur isn’t going to sculpt itself!

 

 

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18 hours ago, Orsino said:

This is great, fantastic job on sculpting the fur, I can imagine it's gonna be a lot of work to get to 2k.

However, I think he would get that time back when it comes to painting (i.e. drybrushing) the fur when compared to painting lots of skin.

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Hey Guys, thanks for all the feedback and support.  There has been more progress with the Tribe.

I've built the next 5 Gorillorcs, GS'd them and they're ready for painting.  I also finished the GS on the Megaboss (just trying to think of some conversion ideas for the Maw-Krusha) and built and painted the first of the Ironjaw Brutes.

Gorillorcs

 

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Brute

 

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The Brute was built without the chest or back armour, and just one of the shoulder pads.  He also show's the skin tones I'm using for the Gorilllorcs.  Starts with a base coat of Mechanicus Standard Grey, shaded with nuln oil, and then highlighted in progressively lighter layers by adding Cadian Fleshtone to the grey.  The standard gorillorcs 2 highlights, the Brute has 4 (with pure Cadian fleshtone used as a final point highlight on the face)

 

As usual, C+C welcome!

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Update to my former comment.
It seems it was on TWF,  which we all know doesn't exist anymore after GW faction name changing.
And i don't have any saved pics anymore.  But the the post was from before 2012.
Either way, spend a little more time sculpting the fur and on the paint job and your will succeed his, i'm sure of it.

 

Edit: Here's another one doing Gorilla conversion -

 

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