|Ere we go!
Since the ork was intended to represent a Grey Knight Purifier wielding a psycannon, he loses his standard weaponry (stormbolter and Nemesis Force sword). This mandated that the ork’s hands could not be holding any weapons if I wanted to abide by the ‘what you see is what you get’ rule. All Grey Knights are equipped with grenades and this got me thinking of trying to incorporate a stickbomb or two onto the model. And what better place for a stickbomb than an arm raised in the air? With some simple pinning, I was able to replace the ork’s hand weapon with a plastic stickbomb.
|Although a long time in coming, I think this ork is more then ready to pull some limbs off a bloodletter or two!
|Winged fist emblems were added to the ork's elbows to imitate the little crests seen on Grey Knight terminators.
Finally, to capture the spirit of the Grey Knights, I finished modelling the little box on the ork’s chestplate housing his copy of the Liber Daemonica (a sacred tome carried into battle by every Grey Knight detailing the cardinal tenets of anti-daemonic lore and chapter doctrines).
|I could not resist the opportunity to create a little compartment to hold the Liber Daemonica,
one of the most iconic elements of the Grey Knights.
- Harlon Nayl