Monday, January 10, 2011

Squig Power!

Gitz go in this end! (Borat approves)


Grrraaaaawwwwrrr... ok I stop now.

The gun platform -- 6 guns in all

Good news: There's a driver. Bad news: It's an Ork!

Yes, he definitely has line of sight.

She's done!

I picked up this Gargantuan Squiggoth about two years ago, and only recently got her done. Why's she a she? Well her name's Roxy... Let's just leave it at that.

In all the model took me about 3 weeks or so to finish, jolly quick.

So why am I putting up pictures only now?

Turns out she has a rather epic backstory.

When I first received the model in the mail, I cleaned it up with detergent, as is usual for resin kits, before starting to paint.

Half way through the model, I was checking out the paintjob one day, when I ended up with a handful of wet paint, when the model should have been dry for hours.

Roxy, through a cruel twist of fate, was leaking uncured resin.

Thankfully I was able to get a replacement in the mail (thanks Nic!) and Roxy was back on track. But other projects crept in (like 3,500 points of Imperial Guard) and she was pushed back.

So it was a while before I got back to finishing this great model, and I'm glad I did. While all of the Forgeworld Ork stuff is suitably Orky-looking, nothing quite does 'Ork' like this model.

Must be the big teef wot eats ya.


  1. Hi

    Do you do commission jobs ?

    My email is.

  2. Sorry didn't see you there!

    To answer your question, I *used* to do commissions, but I haven't for a while.

    What do you have in mind? You can post right here.

    No promises though, I'm deep in painting debt...

  3. Hi,

    Just a quick question : do you have a tutorial somewhere on how you paint your Orks ? I really like your "blue" and I wish I could loot it (with your permission of course). Is it Mordian blue with an enchanted blue highlight ?

    Thanks in advance.

  4. Hi Romain,

    My blues are done with Enchanted Blue, washed with Devlan Mud, rehighlighted with Enchanted Blue before being finished with blue+white. Fairly quick to do. Hope that helps!

  5. Thanks a lot ! That looks quick to do indeed, I'll try that tonight. :)

  6. Awesome work sir. Roxy is outstanding.

    I wanted to ask for some advice or tip on how to paint the skin of a squiggoth, i just pick up a big squiggoth and not sure how to paint the skin, its kind of different to all the skins that i have paint before.
    Thank you.

  7. Hi there celsork, sorry I'm posting a reply 10 days after your question haha...

    What I did for mine was to do a basecoat in Snakebite Leather, after that I took Bestial Brown and thinned it with water, then very carefully painted it into the bigger folds of the skin. (not the cracks in the skin, I mean where the skin folds at the shoulder, neck etc.)

    After that, it was a simple targeted drybrush with Iyanden Darksun followed by Bleached Bone on the raised areas (did not brush into the folds) for the final highlights.

    Just 4 steps, but each step took a long time because I would do one step, step back and look at the overall effect, then adjust it until it was perfect.

    Just substitute appropriate colours for your squiggoth's skin and give it a shot!