View Full Version : Da Great Patriotic WAAGH: WW2 Soviet Orks

18-05-2013, 14:13
Now I've seen all sorts of ork themes based around WW2, I've seen lots of German orks, some American orks, heck I think I even saw some British orks one time, but I don't think I've ever seen any Soviet orks. So I'm making a Soviet ork army that I'll hopefully have ready in time for Origins next month. so I'm currently working on single prototypes and characters while I wait for my FLGS to restock enough boyz to meet my needs. let me show you some of them:
http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2013/5/15/496378_md-Orks%2C%20Russians%2C%20Soviet%2C%20World%20War%20 2.JPG
this is my Warboss: Da Kommissar. the fluff for him is that he used to be a rogue trader who was injected with a mutagen that made him an ork. it gives me an excuse to make writing him easier because he still has his human mind. the model itself is a nob with a coat sculpted on it based on this tutorial: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/242410.page and the hat is made from a wedge of GS for the vizor and then a kind of saucer shape for the peak of the cap.

and this is my Big Mek: "Princess" Svetlana. the fluff for her is that she's the adopted daughter of the main Warboss that won't actually have a model: Warboss Stallin' (called that for his legendary procrastination) who injected herself with the mutagen so that she could fight on the front lines. she's made from a Dark Eldar Wych with a few modifications to make the wychsuit look like a tankers uniform. the circular object on her back is the hatch from a chimera with four of the lasguns from the chimera arranged to look like Sputnik, that is her Kustom Force Field. her hat is a Cossack hat, a reference to her mother's heritage, and the main reason she wishes to fight, because her honor dictates that she does so, that is also why she has a sabre as her choppa. in her right hand is a wrench made from the handle of a stickbomb and that mask thing from the boyz sprue.

http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2013/5/15/496377_md-Orks%2C%20Russians%2C%20Soviet%2C%20World%20War%20 2.JPG
this is one variant of the basic boyz in this force, this one lacks a helmet, so he has a hat instead. to make these I first covered the body in a layer of GS then added the shoulder ornaments and button flap on the chest. the hardest part about making these guys are probably getting a good coating on the arms. it's fiddly work and there's not much to grip, making those arms the bane of this project. you will notice that their uniforms include cuffs, this covers up any unevenness in the arm coating, as well as being period correct. the hat is actually very simple to make, it's just three strips of GS, two short, one tall with the two short ones sandwiching the tall one.

http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2013/5/15/496379_md-Orks%2C%20Russians%2C%20Soviet%2C%20World%20War%20 2.JPG
and finally for this update I have another variant of the basic boy, this one simply has a helmet instead of a hat, but it is done in the same manner as the first one.

due to picture limits I can't share everything I've done for this project in this post, so I'll be positing another set of pictures soon, but in the meantime I'd love to know what you think about these.

18-05-2013, 14:33
I'm not sure about those shoulder ornaments (epoulettes?). They look like lumps of greystuff glued on. (which is what they are of course, but shouldn't look like it :))

It's an ambitious project to do so much green/grey stuffing and your skills are sure to grow as you make progress. (practice makes perfect).
Cromlech makes some nice soviet-themed heads if you want to mix in some (and even ork-bodies with greatcoats, but it would be rather expensive to do a whole army of those)
Puppetswar also have some heads you might be interested in:
The puppetswar heads are rather large and in my experience mostly suitable for Nobz

18-05-2013, 15:01
yea the epoulettes are hard, they're flat on one end and rounded on the other. trust me they look better from above where you can actually make out their shapes.
as far as the kromlech or puppets war stuff, I get a lot more satisfaction from making this stuff myself, also it keeps my army GW legal (which is nice because one of the venues I go to is a GW store).

now for more updates:
these are the designs for my lootas: the far left one has a Tesla gun, and I've since changed the arms I'm using to hold the gun to the drivers arms from the trukk kit and the gunner arms from the battle wagon kit. the middle one has an enclosed Katuscha rocket pack, and the far right one has a more traditional Katuscha pack. I've had to mix the three styles because I simply don't have enough bitz to make them all the same type.

http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2013/5/17/496918_md-%26quot%3BGreen%20Widow%26quot%3B%20Female%20Ork%2 0Sniper.JPG
this is a female ork sniper that I'm going to use as counts as fire warriors. their fluff is that they were humans that were injected with the mutagen similarly to Svetlana. they are made from three kits: DE Wyches, DE Kabalites, and IG Cadians. the body is that of a Wych, which is then glued and GSed onto a set of cadian legs. the arms are from the Kabalites with modified rifles made to look like a Dragonov sniper rifle.

this is one of my stormboyz. originally they were going to be the Spetznaz, but I've decided instead to model them with more pilot uniforms, the Spetznaz will instead be the Kommandos. they are made to look like they are wearing jumpsuits and tanker hats. the hat is really simple to make: it's just a skullcap of GS that is then cut in a grid pattern. then two ear flaps are added as well as a visor.

That's really all I have for now. I'll get working on some more prototypes for different units right away.

24-05-2013, 12:05
Sorry about the quick break I took from this project, I've been working on a Necron Lord cosplay for Origins.
anyways I've got a lot more prototypes to show you as I start to move into mass production:
first off the new variants of infantry:
this is a tankbusta sapper. his rocket launcher is a captured panzerfaust, which may become the main style of rocket launcher for this army.
and here's another sapper, this one just happens to be a burna boy. his gas mask was one of my early styles, but I've since decided that all future gas masks will be based on the design on this guy:
this is a member of the elite guards, distinguished by his knitted sweater. despite the fact that he's elite in fluff I'll be using him as a regular slugga boy with stickbombs represented by his Molotov cocktail.
http://images.dakkadakka.com/gallery/2013/5/23/499318_md-%26quot%3BBlack%20Deff%26quot%3B%20naval%20infantr y.JPG
and this is a variant of the standard infantry: "Black Deff" naval infantry. the hardest part about him was making his seaman's hat not look like a chef's hat.

next up are some vehicles I've been working on. so stay tuned.