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A couple of years ago while I was working on a lot of zombie and survivor miniatures I bought a pair of miniature resin portaloos/portapottys from Fenris Games.  These were planned for use as respawn/reinforcement points in L4D inspired zombie games.  I never got around to painting them though.  Until now that is.

As I have a silly idea about a future “Waaaghstonbury!” scenario and I figured that nothing says “music festival” like sharing bodily functions with thousands of kebab and beer ingesting/excreting filthy, disgusting humans, I decided to quickly paint the crappers last week.

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I added a few ork “Bog” glyph transfers to the sides of the toilets.  I figure that in strictly human settings those images could easily be branding graphics of some sort.  They were a simple way to give the units a little bit of extra colour.

“Bog” means exactly what you might think it does in orkish, it even looks that way.  Of course then I took another look at the rest of the ork alphabet and it turned our that “Bog” is very close in appearance to “Grub” so I had inadvertently stuck glyphs that mean “food” to the side of the public craphouse…  Because I am in many respects a nine year old boy shackled to the failing body of a male in his late thirties, this amuses me.

Festival Season

Festival Season

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15 Responses

  1. Cool Turdises! lol

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  2. Looking very much forward to Waaaghstonbury, the setup is looking better and better!

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    • Thanks Mikko.

      Mushrööm Klöwd have had a lot if airtime recently, so I will hold off on playing the Waaghstonbury game for a while I think. It will happen, but I have a lot of other miniatures that should get some table time first I think.

      I just can’t decide which ones to use next (which is a pretty good complaint to have really).

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  3. You don’t have to justify , it is a perfect addition to the Mushrööm Klöwd setting. I think it could even serve in an orkish version of “Dokta Who”?
    Oh and the little boy in me is winking at the little boy in you.

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    • Yeah, Danny Stevensons comment above got me thinking about that. Would “Dokta Poo” be too stupid? Probably not 🙂

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      • the way I see it, “overdoing” or “too much” are alien concepts to Orkish psyche, dokta poo sounds fine (with maybe Dokta WOT as close 2nd).
        Oh and I had missed Danny’s first hand on the idea, my bad !

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        • Its a group effort 🙂

          As the TURDIS is already up and running then the project only needs Da Dokta, a Kompanion (Im thinking a gretchin in drag) and maybe a robotic squighound.

          We will see what actually makes it through production hell…

          Thanks for the feedback.

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  4. These would also make good transmat capsules (or Futurama style suicide booths if that’s your thing).

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    • Futurama looks at science fiction stories media in a way that resonates heavily with me, so using these models as proxy suicide booths is a great call. Transmats too.

      I didnt really think that I would get a lot of use out of those items to be honest, but additional ideas for using them seem to be cropping up all over the place 🙂

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  5. Haha! I love them, I did a 5 days IT consultancy for a Portaloo company 15 years ago, I finished the networking job on day one and had four days to burn, I got bored very quickly and went on to the workshop floor and help build luxury portaloos for an olympics somewhere or another, I had so much fun, it was really interesting 😀
    J

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  6. Haha, every single thing you add here is better than the previous! I also made the Dokta Hoo connection in my mind, but I believe tht’s good enough as it is! Keep on, mate!

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  7. Lovely paints!

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