Monday, 14 February 2022

"Overboard" the shipwreck Rogue Idol - part 2


Somewhere, deep in the woods of the Harrowmark, the parts of half a dozen shipwrecks stirred and took on a life of their own - timbers, sailcloth, rigging, anchors, chains and even the remains of several their former cargo were drawn together (maybe under the influence of the nearby pirate orruk's Waaagh! energy) in a storm of flotsam and jetsam. The pieces of timber rolled toward one-another: A Rogue Idol, that the orruk pirates would later call "Overboard", started to assemble itself.

This walking shipwreck-creature was treated as an idol by other ship's crews. The pirate orruks followed it into battle with a joyous fury and reveled in the destruction the Rogue Wreck wreaked!

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This was such a fun project! It took a week to build and another 10 days to paint. I considered adding a lot more colour to the timbers (in the form of chipped and weathered paint that the original ships might have had) but in the end I decided to stick to a fairly simple greenish-grey rotting wood look. I am pleased with the oxidised bronze of the cannon though.




1,000 points of pirate orruks Big Waaagh!

Kaptain Mogrum, a Weirdnob Shaman.
Da Baron, a Savage Big Boss.
Lost Uzzog, a Wardokk.
The Cleavermaws, two mobs of 10 Savage Orruks.
Overboard, a Rogue Idol

Comes to 995 points.



While chatting about this little(!) warband with Viktor I did a rough count of all the pirate orruks I have painted so far and it turns out I can field an army of almost 3,500 points!

Friday, 4 February 2022

"Overboard" the shipwreck Rogue Idol - part 1

Somewhere, deep in the woods of the Harrowmark, the parts of half a dozen shipwrecks stirred and took on a life of their own - timbers, sailcloth, rigging, anchors, chains and even the remains of several their former cargo were drawn together (maybe under the influence of the nearby pirate orruk's Waaagh! energy) in a storm of flotsam and jetsam. The pieces of timber rolled toward one-another: A Rogue Idol, that the orruk pirates would later call "Overboard", started to assemble itself.

This walking shipwreck-creature was treated as an idol by other ship's crews. The pirate orruks followed it into battle with a joyous fury and reveled in the destruction the Rogue Wreck wreaked!

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I had this idea at the end of December last year and it has been rolling around in my head for over a month. I spent a week building the thing, in every spare moment I could find. It was lots and lots of very short sessions, so there was plenty of time for the glue to dry in between each step. While building it I tried to concentrate on the idea that it isn't a "robot" - so it didn't need any joints or machinery for it to be able to move. It is literally orruk magic and shipwreck parts; nothing more. 

I also really wanted it to have an orruk-y silhouette and stance, so all the proportions and positions of things had to work in that sense. It was a REALLY fun build. Very liberating!