Squiggy Stardust – the Orctober Squig

It’s Orctober, and as my initial plan to model and paint a Warhammer 40,000 scale Ork Spleenrippa  has stalled, I fired out this David Bowie inspired Squig.  Presenting Squiggy Stardust.

Warhammer Orcs Squiggy Stardust
He could lick you by smiling.

Other musical Ork mashup ideas considered were:

  • The Notorious S.Q.U.I.G.
  • Red Grot Chili Peppers
  • Squig Squig Sputniks
  • Björk
  • Tina Turnork

(Presented there in descending order of cringe.  The ones you find most awful were the work of either cheetor, Crooks or AJ.)

Warhammer Orcs Squiggy Stardust

This Squig is one of the first models in my collection of Warhammer 40,000 2nd edition Orks, which will include all the Kev Adams and Perry classics.  This level of pun will not run through the rest of the project.

Got a suggestion for painful Ork/musical mashup?  Stick it in the comments.

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Curis

Curis has painted for Games Workshop, Forge World, Warlord Games, Mantic Games, Avatars of War, Wargames Foundry, Studio McVey and many others. He's won at Golden Demon and Salute. He publishes monthly painting tutorials on Patreon.

20 thoughts on “Squiggy Stardust – the Orctober Squig

  • October 30, 2017 at 12:20 pm
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    Mork Knopfler, Greener Day, Men at Ork and Creedence Clearw-ork-ter Revival (singing their hit song Bad Moonz Rising).

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    • October 30, 2017 at 12:28 pm
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      You’re a machine, Crooksy.

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  • October 30, 2017 at 12:22 pm
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    Madonnork
    Metallorka (stolen from White Dwarf)
    They Might be Gargants
    Goblin

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    • October 30, 2017 at 12:32 pm
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      Oh oh oh. Metallorka is perfect for Goff Rockers!

      Love They Might Be Gargants!

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      • October 31, 2017 at 1:17 am
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        TRIANGLE BOYZ, TRIANGLE BOYZ

        TRIANGLE BOYZ HATES PARTICLE BOYZ

        HAZ A WAAAAAGH, TRIANGLEZ WIN!

        TRIANGLE BOYZ

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  • October 30, 2017 at 12:58 pm
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    That is just brilliant.

    Not a musical pun but I have just finished up ‘George Orkwell’ for Orctober.

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    • October 30, 2017 at 1:10 pm
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      That is brilliant! I’m envious I didn’t think of it. Looking forward to seeing him.

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  • October 30, 2017 at 3:47 pm
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    Fleetwood Mork

    That’s fab painting. Will the rest of the squigs have a pale flesh colour?

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    • October 30, 2017 at 3:52 pm
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      Very good. There’s a secondary joke you could do with Mangler Squigs there are they’re covered in CHAIN. A chain that keeps them together.

      I’ve got a squig painted in a classic red already. The pale skin was just so it looked more like David Bowie. Though squig consistency is not a requirement for the army, they’ll be whatever colour is needed to complement their owners best.

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    • October 30, 2017 at 7:20 pm
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      Although I’m totally stealing Squig Squig Sputnik from you.

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  • October 30, 2017 at 8:43 pm
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    OK, so I didn’t see this coming. Awesome work, at so many levels.

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  • November 3, 2017 at 8:45 am
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    That’s excellent. I don’t how how – because it shouldn’t – but it works perfectly!

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    • November 8, 2017 at 10:45 am
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      Thank Bowie and his quest to create personas with strong visual identity.

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  • February 5, 2019 at 7:53 am
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    Twisted Squigster
    Squigster sledge
    …loving the karaorke music references,keep it alive

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    • February 5, 2019 at 11:33 am
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      Excellent! There are all going in the pile for “next time”.

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