Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Wotz a Rednekk ?

We're not talking about the Jeff Foxworthy rednecks..or are we?  A couple years back I was trying to think of what Warhammer 40k army would be the most 'rednecky".  Granted, I live less than 10 miles from Walt Disney World, but if you point yourself away from the tourist traps, it gets "real country, real quick" in Central Florida.  Growing up around upstate New York rednecks and now surrounded by Florida rednecks, I felt the need to use some of what I saw in Warhammer.  And of all of the iconic races, the Orks fit the whole "making something out of whatevers at hand" theme that human rednecks exude. Not to mention that the army lends itself to cobbing stuff together or "lootin'" as the Orks would say.

Orks are a parody of humans. A violent,green, animalistic, grim-dark humor parody. There's almost no joke too bad for Orks.  The Dukes of Hazzard? Hee Haw? Nope, not off limits. The iconic General Lee? Maybe not a Dodge Charger....but how about a 12 foot tall piston driven apelike monstrosity bent on destruction?
I present "Da Genrul Rustbutt Kill-Lee" aka "Da Irun Ork"!

And what crazed genius would build such a thing? Why Koota', of course!
Koota will likely sound off on here, from time to time.  For the uninitiated, there will be occassional bursts of Orkspeak- in the case of the Rednekk Tribe, its likely to be a mish mash of the typical heavy English/scottish accent (from the folks at Games Workshop) and the glorious southern American English accent.  Hopefully, its legible (I'll try my best)

While the growth of Da Genrul's Waaagh is the main focus of the blog, there will be plenty of other Warhammer 40,000 goodness.  For those unfamiliar (if any) you can always refer to the Warhammer basics at Games Workshop's website or the fan-made wiki - http://wh40k.lexicanum.com/wiki/Main_Page

Here's a work in progress shot of one of Da Genral's main allies. He's still got a ways to go and that berserker helmet on his backbanner is gone in favor of a skull or two.

Thanks for lookin'. Much more to come.

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