Friday, August 25, 2017

Collecting John Pickford: The Sporks (Unreleased Sci-fi Pig-faced Orks by Wargames Foundry)

Well, I said the next couple of updates would be about my Pickford BOYL-haul but to my dismay I've just realised, that I'd never shared my set of Pig Faced Sci-Fi Orks with you.

In 2012, when the Ansells took over the everyday management of Wargames Foundry again, John where about to finish a range of of Pig Faced Orks in Space with the working title "Sporks". The ranges consists of several sculpts and war gear items and got finished and delivered but stayed unreleased, unfortunately.

For a long time the only proof of their existence was this picture from Foundry:

But at BOYL 2015 people saw them and a few Oldhammers even picked up samples of these - and if you remember, I have (with kind permission of James Halloway (@Gonzo History: Gaming Edition)), shared these here on this very blog.

April 2017 I got approached by good friend Jamie L (@the OS Miniatures Company) who had purchased a set set of these unreleased Pickford Sci-Fi Orks of eBay. But as he didn't really had any plans for them, he offered me a chance of having them. One of those offers you can't refuse and a few days later 16 crisp Sporks landed on my desk. And how awesome they all looked

And now, they have all been photographed and documented on the Collecting John Pickford Wiki - but they deserve a blog-update here as well:

Wargames Foundry: Spork Command

Wargames Foundry: Sporks with pistols

Wargames Foundry: Sporks with assault weapons

Wargames Foundry: Sporks with heavy Weapons

Wargames Foundry: Spork Sergeant

Still a few more to be collected - like the weapons team on the original picture, the 5 jump-pack guys and the Dreadnought Axiom spotted at a visit at Foundry and then the beautiful Grotz standard bearer, I'v heard so much of, but never seen - but it's a start - a good start - and I'm very happy having all of these.

Only catch here really is, that I've committed myself painting them all up, but I can't come up with a colour scheme I like. So if you have any ideas feel free to comment and I'f you got any inspirational art or pictures please share.

Thank you

- clam


  1. Cool
    They remind me a bit of Alf the alien from the 80s US tv series, titled ALF.

  2. Looking forward to these being released.

  3. Yeah, can't understand what's holding them back either :-/

  4. Don't forget the unreleased Spork dreadnaught!