|Waaagh, and all that! Now come over here, I want to hit you with my axe!|
I found this model in a second hand 'I quit the GW hobby'-box. It had an eclectic collection of 40K and Fantasy models and this was one of the nice surprises. Even though I honestly have to say I don't really like the 'I'm about to fall off pose' of the rider. This has been a problem GW has had for years with dragon riders and for the Orruks it was only solved (in my not so very humble opinion) by the latest Azhag the Slaughterer model (now named Orruk Warboss on Wyvern) as the above model is no longer for sale. Here is the well seated Azhag I painted last year.
|I love this Azhag model, it is one of the few dragon/wyvern riders whose saddle and pose actually make him look like he won't fall off any minute (the other being the current Maw-Krusha (that is very high on my 'wanted' list)).|
This is a rather ancient Orc Shaman on Wyvern I painted in 2014 (its rear leg snapped later on, and that's how I found out some older models do not have the best thought out design in regards to long term posing).
|Bad old photo of an ancient model I painted somewhere in 2014.|
|Please don't fall off again boss, it'll make the grots giggle.|
|I had a lot of fun building the fancy base for this model.|
|Alternating colors on scales seems to be a viable tactic to make a scaly creature more interesting, I'm going to do that more often from now on.|