As with the Reaper Giant Snake I posted up yesterday, this model is also one that had been clogigng up my painting desk. In this case, though – it’d been there for quite some time. I picked up this figure in the 1990’s from a range of models – the name of which escapes me now – but they had both Not-Cadian Imperial Guard and Not-Space Orks. They may have had Not-Marines as well. The name of the game I think started with an S, had a green cover and was printed in almost a horizontal-A5 format. Their faction of Not-Space Orks were called “The Org”, at least as I recall.
Anyway, at some point, Games Workshop, with their usual lack of tact and ignorance of the fact that they don’t own every fucking thing that they ripped off from Tolkien and threw into space, threatened them with legal action, and so this small company changed their “Org” faction from Orcs in space to “Organised Crime”, and started changing their sculpts into models that looked more like.. this. A kinda Americana redneck caricature look. I don’t fucking know. Anyway, I ended up with a bunch of these models and so they’ve sat half-or-unpainted for many years.
So I decided to paint the thing quickly to get it off my desk, and so I’d never have to worry about it again. After all, pants, flesh, apron boots. How long could it take to get it done and out of the way? Well, it was indeed pretty quick. All that exposed flesh, though, and that Texas Chainsaw Massacre/House of 1,000 Corpses look to him made me decide to give him a couple of tats. Which then went to sleeves, and then why not a back piece? I should have given it an Eden’s Gate tattoo from Far Cry 5 as the back piece! Fuckin’ Peggies!
I mean, yeah. This model doesn’t “deserve” the work I put into the tattoos, but as what pretty much amounts to a disposable garbage model it was also something that’s totally free to practise on, with no stress if I fuck something up. I’m still trying to figure out a way to do “sleeves” that look realistic without just looking like the arms have been washed with blue-grey. I still wouldn’t say I like this model, but it’ll work okay as something like a Cursed Earth Mutie in Judge Dredd, or thrown into a mob of Chaos Cultists, or post-apoc something something. Job done!
edit – big props to Jeff Moore for IDing the model as well as the manufacturer and even the game. I knew there was an “S” in there, even if I messed up the faction!