Saturday, February 28, 2015

The First of Tuska's Minions Breach Through to the Materium

There was fire in their bellies and pure adulation in their hearts as they tore across the flesh and blood battlefield for the ten thousandth time while an undulating rabble of frothing, red-skinned, fire-eyed foes rushed to meet them. Tuska, their great Warlord, ran at the head of the horde and a dozen Daemons ricocheted off his impact and another dozen fell to his massive klaw. The horde roared with approval and surged forward. The Orks hacked and slew their way through the gibbering phalanx. Gutteral cries of approval rang out on both sides of the battle.

Meanwhile, along the flanks, Orks pressed to join the fight and Daemons skirted the sparse, fleshy terrain of the blood world. A small band of choppa Boyz came upon one such lurking band of Bloodletters and fell upon them. These foes did not press back with a counter-offensive; instead they fell back in  defensive stance and parried the Boyz' attacks with their own Hel-seared swords.

Suddenly another small squad of Bloodletters joined the fight. They hurled themselves into some of the Orks and seemed to disappear in an acrid puff of ozone. The Orks were immediately staggered to their knees. The defending Daemons saw their chance and used the moment of surprise to also dive at the remaining Orks, disappearing.

An inner struggle began within each of the Orks. The Daemons will pressed against that of the Orks. The Orks could feel the Daemons' desire to overcome them and take over them, body and soul. They got more than they bargained for, however. That which these soldiers of Khorne desired most, the Orks' deep connection to the Warp, gave the Orks the willpower to fight their foe. Moreover, the Ork mentality is such that even insubstantial attacks such as these are viewed as a battle to be won and glory to be experienced at the fighting of it. The Orks' will overcame that of their attackers, even to the extent that the Daemons could not escape! 

Each Ork began roaring with pain and jubilation as their bodies were fused with the essence of the Bloodletters. Their skin took on a red tone and their bodies became infused with warp-spawned energies which manifested as a protective energy field and a deadly, hot energy coruscating through their simple choppas. 

Once this battle was done, so was the one happening around them. Ork and Daemon bodies were strewn as far as the eye could see. As one, they all chuckled. They all agreed that this was a new development that the boss should hear about when he woke up from being dead tomorrow.

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My first commitment for the Independent Characters Hobby Progress Challenge 2015 is a squad of Daemonic Orks in the service of the famed Warboss, Tuska. I had already started one squad, so I finished that one as well. These will be used in the Adepticon Combat Patrol as Kommandos as the Infiltrate can easily represent the appearance of Daemons.


  • Step 1 "Prime" Valspar Labrador Brown
  • Step 2: Basecoats
    • Skin: Mephiston Red
    • Metal: Apple Barrel Nutmeg Brown
    • Wood and Leather: Apple Barrel Nutmeg Brown
    • Lizard leathers: Caliban Green
    • Bone: Ushabti Bone
  • Step 3: Drybrush
    • Metal: Leadbelcher
    • Wood and furs: Administratum Gray
  • Step 4: Krylon Flat Clear Coat 
  • Step 5: Wash entire model: 
    • 1 part Abaddon Black
    • 3 parts Nutmeg Brown
    • Varying amounts of alcohol or other thinner of your choice
  • Step 6: Selective Washes
    • Black on Metal
    • 1 part Abaddon Black and 1 part Doombull Brown on wood and leather
  • Step 7: Layer Power Weapons
    • Evil Sunz Scarlet
    • Wild Rider Red
    • Troll Slayer Orange
    • Fire Dragon Bright
    • Yriel Yellow
    • Then, line the connection points of the weapons with Doombull Brown for contrast
  • Step 8: Highlights and details
    • Eyes: Fire Dragon Bright
    • Bone: Ushtabi Bone
    • Skin: Evil Sunz Scarlet
    • Lizard leathers: Warboss Green
    • Hair: Abaddon Black
    • Teeth: White Scar
    • Jewelry: Leadbelcher with a dark brown spot wash
    • Choppa wires: Yriel Yellow and Caliban Green
  • Step 9: Weathering
    • Dirt and rust: splotched Nutmeg Brown
    • Bloodstains: splotched Doombull Brown
  • Step 10: Bases Part 1
    • Undercoat: Emperor's Children
    • Overcoat: KislevFlesh
    • Skeletons: Ushabti Bone
    • Base Ring: Abaddon Black
  • Step 11: Clear Coats
    • Krylon Flat
    • Testors Dullkote
  • Step 11: Paint bases (skeletons and all) with generous amounts of Blood for the Blood God


  1. They are really cool. I love the different take on the bloodletters for your orks :)