The Thousand Tasks: Painting Orks – Ghazghkull Thraka

By | 5th March 2017

+++ Painting Orks +++

So after the success and stress of Squaduary I felt I needed to do something a little different. Change up the hobby pallette for a bit, leave the power armour behind. Indeed I went way back for a model to paint up, two and a half decades ago. Time to get painting orks…

May I present the Prophet of the Waaaagh! himself: Ghazghkull Mag Uruk Thraka!

Original Ghazghkull Thraka and Black Reach warboss

Original Ghazghkull Thraka and Black Reach warboss

I have him in here beside my Black Reach Warboss, just to show the size difference. Back in ’92 this was the biggest Ork you could get and it feels it. That bad boy is metal. There is something to feeling the weight of a model in your hand like that.

Ghazghkull Thraka back

Now I am only a couple of hours into painting this fella but I am really enjoying it. Lots still to do, thinking of trying the black and white cheque pattern across the shoulder pads.

As you can see I gave him a little boost up with two layers of cork board to create some extra height. This also helps to disguise the miniatures slotta base, as I could not bring myself to snip it off. Do you think I should add a banner pole as well?

I have a small collection of Orks I will be assembling to a 1000 point force, for fun multiplayer games. So far I have about 10 nobs, 25 boys and 6 Deffkoptas. It is a small start, buy every Waaaagh starts somewhere. Down the line I would love a few options, but time will tell.