Thursday, 6 September 2012
Making those Space Orks took my mind back to the only time i've ever before painted anything from that line - the Shokk Gun waaaay back in the late 80's or early 90's. The only reason i'd bought it is the same i buy any of the Games Workshop minitaures - i like the look of it. In this case, the barmy notion of having a weapon with a huge, whirling triple arm at the front that creates a Warp opening that sucks its enemies in. Add to that lots of luvverly quirky detail on the weapon such as a sand timer, chimney, tap and cranking handle plus the Ork with his tongue sticking out as he aims, and it became one of my favourite figures from that time. As good as he was, he's long gone now (think i sold him on eBay years ago) but i started to have a hankering to have another one. He's one of those miniatures that you can buy again now as he's been given an all new look and all new sculpt but, as usual when they do this, GW have taken away all the charm and originality that made these miniatures so memorable. Back to eBay then, and i was real surprised to find one still sealed in its blister pack for only about 4 quid.