Friday, 11 August 2017

Warhammer 40k: Ghazghkull Mag Uruk Thraka with Makari

In my quest to build an old school Ork army there was really only one warboss I wanted to get my mitts on, the one and only Ghazghkull Mag Uruk Thraka.  Back in the times of second edition my Chaos Space Marines faced off against Ghazghkull many times and I always like how imposing the miniature was on the battlefield so as my "small" Ork army seemed to be getting larger by the day it needed a bigger figure head to lead it.

I tried a different method of taking my photos, not sure it entirely worked but here to can see Ghazghkull and Makari in their re-painted glory

The first stop off was eBay however I wasn't too taken by either the prices being asked or the condition of the miniatures so I hopped on the Oldhammer trading group on Facebook and within no time at all a well painted Warboss and his sidekick were making their way to me.

The miniatures as they were when I received them

As you can see the miniatures had pretty good paint jobs to start with and had some very nice homemade banners however they just weren't vibrant enough to match in with my 2nd Ed force so I treated them as having the base coats done and literally re-painted them up from that point.  They also received a re-basing to match up with the rest of the army. 

As you can hopefully see Ghazghkull pops a lot more now with the flesh and reds being much more vibrant but also there is a lot more depth to the metallics along with highlighting the blacks with a newly acquired Vallejo Charcoal Grey (love this colour as it highlights black really subtly).  I was toying with replacing the banner for the one from the Ork Codex as it didn't match the vibrant scheme I had gone for but I was loath to replace it so in the end I just repainted that as well and I'm glad I did.

Makari had much the same treatment as Ghazghkull with every colour being re-painted however I left the banner alone this time (other than to go over the black lining to make it a little stronger) as I thought it looked spot on.

Next up on the table is the first modern piece for the army but one that I think will still fit in with the rest of the army once I've given it a bit of a re-paint, a Battlewagon (I'm going to be seeing Blood Red and check marks in my sleep soon).


  1. Brilliant work! I will always have a soft spot for that Ghazghkull (and Yarrick) miniature.

    1. Cheers, I still love Makari's cheeky little face.