Tuesday, 5 August 2014

My Top 10 Models (GW edition):

I've been seeing this go around for a while and I thought i'd give it a go. So, here it is, in no particular order, my ten favourite models:
10 - Rogue Trader Chaos Dreadnought
Probably the best Dreadnought GW has ever made (the Forgeworld Contemptors are a close second) - I love the Giger-esq aesthetic, it's subtly creepy in a way the new Hellbrute isn't.

9 - 1998 Gamesday Ork Nob
I'm going to lay this out right here: Gorkamorka is my Oldhammer, and this is the best Gorkamorka Ork (until the next one anyway).

8 - Death Jester
Creepy jester? Check and mate.

7 - Orc Shaman
Arguably my favourite model of all time. It's probably, to me at least, the best fantasy Orc that GW has produced (a bold statement indeed).

6 - Da Red Gobbo
Gorkamorkas back! I just love the idea of the Rebel Grotz. The Red Gobbo is the most characterful of the lot. Just look at him! Where did he even get a leather jacket in the middle of a desert...

5 - Space Ork Nobz in Power Armour
Painted by Dylan Gould - http://dylangould.blogspot.co.uk/
I don't know what it is about these guys. Their faces are weird, the proportions are odd and their waists are unsettling. But that said, I still love them. I just can't explain why. Like a pet dog that stinks a bit and eats it's own sick.

4 - Space Skeleton
The perfect mix of creepy, menacing and impossible to find for a reasonable price on eBay. All-in-all, 10/10 would pine after again.

3 - Nazgrub Wurrzag
Ok, last Gorkamorka model. I promise! I remember, as a lad, reading a fluff peice about Nuzgrub and it's stuck with me since, I think it ended with him pole axing an Ork boy in the head with his pick axe. If it just wasn't for his right arm (it's just holding his shotgun a bit... Oddly) he'd be my #1 Gorkamorka Ork.

2 - Genestealer primearch on throne (with magos)
A bit out of left-field (mostly because it's not an Ork), this is the model that keeps me wanting to do a genestealer cult. And any model that makes you contemplate dropping the money required to start a whole army is surely deserving of a place in your top ten?

1 - Marauder Giant
Aah, the Marauder Giant. To me, the definitive giant. A model I've wanted for as long as I've been in the hobby, but could never have (until recently, well, mostly). If only the new giant was just this guy, in plastic. I'd have an army of them.
Ok and that's it for my, admittedly GW-centric, list. I'll produce another one sometime focusing on alternative companies. Maybe, I've been very flakey on my posting recently. This is a situation I'll have to rectify :).


  1. Apart from th egreenskins, all the others are favourites of mine as well. The space skeleton is not taht hard to find, it usually goes for a tenner though . I got mine for 99p thanks to a link on the Oldhammer forum ! I just painted him and he's a very lovely sculpt I have to say.

    1. I do have a bit of a soft spot (in my head) for the greenskins. I'll have to double down on my efforts and keep an eye out for the space skeleton, the only one I could find was £50+!

  2. Oooo, you used a picture of my Ork Nobs. Glad you liked them enough for use as an example.

    1. It was the paint scheme that pushed them into the top ten :). Once i'm able (blogsy really just is the worst for anything) i'll edit the entry to credit you :)

  3. Great choices, I can't believe I forgot to conside the marauder giant in my list and I almost included the orc shaman too.

    1. thanks! Yeah, choosing just ten was hard - i missed loads off of my list that I feel should be on there (the chaos champions, marauder chaos dwarfs, the carnival of chaos, etc)... maybe I should make a 'honourable mentions' list too