On a recent twitter meet-up at Warhammer World, I treated myself to an Ork model that I’ve always loved – Buzzgob. Looking at the artwork I knew I needed him for my Deffskull army so I brought him from forgeworld and looked forward to painting him.

I then found out that he was not a Deffskull! Apparently he is a Goff, well that doesn’t seem right to me his art has a blue hint to it and he’s a mekboss the biggest of big meks which seems pretty very Deffskully to me, I confered with @krakendoomcool who agreed Buzzgob is actually a Deffskull.

I was no longer deterred and decided I’d loot the model, rename him and paint him as a Deffskull anyway. I changed my paint method on this model and decided to paint the face (or start it at least) first as I wanted the rest of the model to flow from this focal point.

I then blocked out the rest of the main colours using contrast paint and start d working up some of the highlights and glued it all together to allow me to finalise the model with it assembled. I like to paint in sub-assemblies and then as early as possible assemble and finish the model off. I find this allows any discrepancy that occurs from being painted separate can be pulled together with a few dedicated washes and highlights will bring the model together.

I wish I had taken more WIP shots but honestly he was so enjoyable to paint I didn’t stop to take a pictures and only stop at the end of my painting time. I was also desperate to use him in a game. Here he is below riding in his trukk before assaulting and almost wiping out a unit of 10 pox walkers on his own. They then turn and ran and Buzzgob got his head exploded with smite the next turn.

I painted war paint for the first time on this model and think it came out looking good. I also painted the lens and I’m not 100% happy with how they ended up but I’m not going back over them while I have other models to do. (Also others have said they like the lens, so it must be me that is over critical)

I managed to paint a really thin yellow line on the eyes of the model, which I’m really proud of because I don’t do these very often and it looks really cool its very subtle but the effect works well in my opinion.

I finish the base with some weathering pigment and used the same over his feet to draw everything together, I then matt varnished and added a wasteland tuft to finish.

Here are my nice pictures using the light box.

He needs a name now. I’m currently siting with Ork Mek Boss Grimgob. But open to suggestions let me have yours and any feedback you may wish to offer.

About the Author Warbringer

Where to start! I’ve been collecting, building, painting (sometimes) and playing 40k since the late 90s. My high school did 40k in 40 minutes and I promptly joined the schools 40k club and it's spiralled since then, I now have a varied range of models spanning Tyranids, Space Marines and some individuals from other armies like Orks even starting AoS Follow me on twitter @warbringer11

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    1. Not in matches play maybe but I’m rewriting his rules and changing his name to be a deathskull. Everyone I play with doesn’t care.

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  1. Wot?! Buzzgob’s meant to be a Goff?! Wot kinda propa Goff would be messin’ about tinkerin’ wiv engines when there’s fightin’ to be done?!
    Yeah, like you I had no idea he was meant to be a Goff, I thought he was a Deffskull too. Love the model though and you’ve done a fantastic job on him. The lenses are excellent and you’re definitely being too harsh on yourself regarding them – I’d be very proud if I’d painted them. Also well done for swiping him off the Goffs, painting him blue and incorporating him into your army, that’s exactly the kind of behaviour I expect from a Deffskull! 😉

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    1. Thank you! Yes it is most definitely Deffskull behaviour.

      “The only propa fing to do when ova’s has got wot u wants is to loot it”

      Thinking of getting him a morkanaught next as he has a stompa in the old books.

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  2. Very cool. I’ve got this guy but haven’t started on him yet. I’m going to have to check back in here for inspiration when I do get to him. Great work on the details – and I do have to agree with the others who have pointed out how good those lenses look…

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    1. Thanks Azazel I’m trying to paint his grots and then add it into the September squad challenge along with some nobs. :-). I’m really enjoying the orks to paint.

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