|Nikkit and Gorzag Gitstompa|
It has been many years since I converted an Ork model; 2014 was the last time, with a Burna Boy conversion, and before that a Grey Knightz purifier. And while I did paint an old Tin Boy a few years back, it has been a while since I really did much with the orks. Recently, Games Workshop released a reimagining of a classic Games Day promotional ork nob originally sculpted by Brian Nelson. The new version, still based on some old GorkaMorka artwork, is called Gorzag Gitstompa (and a grot Nikkit). Luckily, we were able to get a copy of the model, and decided it would be a great opportunity to convert him a little, ending this long streak of not working on a Space Ork!
|Gorzag Gitstompa with an improved slugga and choppa. Also notice the pouches on his waist holding additional magazines for his slugga.|
|Although the Ork was largely untouched in the conversion process, I felt the need to reduce the size of his massive boots.|
|Most of my conversion time was spent on converting a smaller slugga, loosely mimicking a MAC-10. Notice the extended magazine in the grip of the pistol and the charging handle on the top.|
|The original Games Day Nob next to the new Gorzag Gitstompa.|
It was great working on an ork model again! Ultimately, I did not change the ork himself much, wanting to maintain the GorkaMorka imagery. I am excited about the prospect of creating more orks in the future, particularly if Games Workshop updates the Ork range sometime soon. Any comments or questions are welcome!
- Adam Wier