By Cory Doctorow at 12:47 pm Wed, Jul 14, 2010
(Thanks, anonymous commentator)
This Is Pure A W E S O M E ! ! ! ! 11 ! ! elves !!
-abs doesn’t even play 40k any more and he still thinks this is made of 100% pure, refined, WIN
This is without a doubt the most amazing potato head I’ve ever seen.
as dumb as those Orks are they sure know how too build stuff.
This is especially appropriate because, according to the Warhammer 40k universe, Orcs are grown under ground much like potatoes, inherently born with malicious mechanical knowledge. So many hours painting and playing just so I could arrive at this comment.
Also, why the heck has there been no warhammer 40k movie??
I think it will be utter garbage, but search “Ultramarines Movie”. It’s being made by the same people who did those Bionicle, lego animated movies and has an impressive voice cast. Only one of those two points are a good thing.
Its on its way
Tell me this, What ork thought of painting smiley faces on the missiles?
Bracing for Games Workshop takedown notice in 4, 3, 2…
For the same reason there hasn’t been a RedDwarf movie( it’s British)
Used to play Orks in 40K just so I could show off my modding skillz. After all, everything Orkish is, as they say, “kustom”.
How exactly does “kustom” sound different from “custom”?
For the same reason that Da red wunz go fasta- it’s orky!
“Kustom” is quite audibly spikier.
Potatoes and apples are probably great modelling materials, thinking about it. Easy to carve, you can nail it with your thumb, and it’s rigid, unlike clays.
Shame they go squooshy after a while.
This is a whole lot of awesome! The step by step pictures, the effort put into this, lovely.
Wow, never seen a 40k post on here before.
And ork was even spelled right! epic win.
And it’s red. So it goes faster!
That’s kick ass, shame that Games Workshop are such an awesome company that you’d not be allowed to use it in store, as it’s not recognisable as an official miniature.
Given the money-grubbing origins of that policy, he could probably use it just fine: as long as it had a proof-of-purchase for a sufficiently expensive recognized model pasted on…
I’m not a gamer, but I went to a 40K convention last year, and some of the artistry just blew me away. This is awesome.
crazy sick badassery!
Looks like Preston from Wallace and Gromit “Close shave”
This is about 100x more awesome than the tired steampunk version!
WAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAGGGHHHHH! BRING DA DAKKA!
Perish, ork scum. Skulls for the skull-throne….
Spikey boyz! Get ’em! WAAAGH!!! ;=]
Why can’t you buy these in the boingboing bazaar?
It looks a lot like the robot from the DS game Robocalypse.
I followed his work on this piece for a while.
As a very long time model maker (30 years), while the work is very good, it’s the commoditization of imagination to a set of corporate painting standards by Games Workshop that I see. Such a talented model maker should be working on his own ideas.
I’ve heard kids say “you aren’t allowed to paint it that way”.
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