Ive always been a fan of barbaric humans in Sci-fi films such as Mad Max and Waterworld. Ive been thinking of doing an army based on them for some time now.
Ive looked at different armies to portray these characteristics with such as Chaos Berserkers and Orks, Guard are out the question as I want to break away from shooty based armies and combat is big no for guard!
In the end I decided to go with Orks as they seem best suited for a barbaric civilization from a toxic industrial death world. Ive decided to call them The Kroggs as it sounds very suited to their background. Well here are the conversions.
The Krogg Boyz
The base for the conversions are the chaos marauders with a few Catachan bits thrown in, these guys have to be beefy and brutal enough to represent ork boyz. Their heads are from
ig Iron and suit their character very well. They are 3 types of weapons that the boyz will be armed with: The first is one on the left with the massive axe weapon created using the frail arms; the second on the right is an example of boyz that will be using 1 or 2 smaller weapon using the arms from the beastmen set. Now the Slugga pistols are too heavy for these guys to hold in one hand so I plan to model them holding them like rifles using the Catachan arms with their close combat weapon on their back.
The Krogg Nob
For the Nobs I thought about using Orgyn or Ogre models but first I wanted to try out an armoured up version of the standard boyz by adding a few chaos berserker bits and I have to say he certainly looks the part, sadly I didnt have a power klaw so I armed him with a large knife instead.
Now my only question is
Do you think they look suitable and hard enough to represent Orks?
I though because they come from such a barren world theyre bodies would be a lot tougher than that of an ordinary human. Anyway any feedback on them would be very grateful.