View Full Version : Taking the Plunge....into *ORKS*

19-12-2008, 02:16
****UPDATED - Starting Over - 12-28-2009****

New Waaagh Order!

Having been a year or so since I updated my Waaagh and being that we're nearly upon a new year.....

I thought I'd start fresh with some pics of things I've been working on the past few weeks. That and a lot of the ork stuff I had has come and gone with new stuff coming in.

First up, a Stompa I've been working on for the last few days
http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/9619/img8367a.th.jpg (http://img31.imageshack.us/i/img8367a.jpg/)
http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/6484/img8369u.th.jpg (http://img6.imageshack.us/i/img8369u.jpg/)

A Deep Strike/Drop Pod/Termite/Mole thingy I'm making from a GI-Joe toy
http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/6413/img8287l.th.jpg (http://img32.imageshack.us/i/img8287l.jpg/)

More recent stuff on page 2

Thanks for looking and CC is always appreciated!

19-12-2008, 02:31
couple more of the "stuff"

http://img247.imageshack.us/img247/9895/img3573xg2.th.jpg (http://img247.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img3573xg2.jpg)

http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/7636/img3574gt8.th.jpg (http://img211.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img3574gt8.jpg)

Stormboyz I've made so far....though I intend to make them some spiffy bases
http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/3504/img3569gb9.th.jpg (http://img211.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img3569gb9.jpg)

19-12-2008, 08:06
Nice - you've got some of the really old cyboars there, along with two super cyboars.

Unfortunately there are no longer any rules for orks on boars in the current incarnation of the rules. You could try digging up the feral ork rules from 3rd ed (still technically compatible with the current edition) or you could field them as bikes with some "counts-as" (it's really too bad that GW didn't see fit to allow stripped-down warbikes without the dakkaguns option; it would have been perfect for boarboyz).

Alternatively, you could just play 2nd edition :)


19-12-2008, 14:02
Welcome to the Waaagh! Come on in, the water's .. eh, green!
Wow - you got a bunch there!

First pic: Left side- Current Stormboy packs. Right- Old Stormboy Packs adn the large one on top is the rokkit part for the old Pulsa Rocket. This went on a rail of sorts and there was a second part that was sheared off to represent where the rocket landed.

Second Pic:Boar Boyz (and as mentioned, the rules for them went away... sorry)

Third Pic: Various boyz here. Of note: There's a SHokk Attack Gun (that three arm, pinwheel thing - a couple of nobs in power armor, The little guy with the banner pole is Gazghkulls lucky grot Makari, I see a mek boy (with wrench) and a grabba claw for a Runtherd (that pinchy looking spiked pliers thing).

Fourth Pic:From upper left...
Wartrak w/scorcha, 2 bikers, wartrack (stock), Nezdreg (Character from 2nd)
Second row: 3 Shokk Attack Guns, I think this ones a mortar from fantasy (dwarves meyba?) and then two Wartsnogga figures. He was a Runtherder character
Thrid row: Painboy, Gashgkull, regular boy, newer zzap gun, weird boy?, painboy, and the Prospector - a Groak Morka special character

Fifth Pic: A mek boyz dream bin! It's kinda like the Eye Spy game. I spy with my little eye...

The black primed cannon thing is the old Zzap gun. The one below it with the forked spiky thing is the Lifta Droppa (cool rules). most of the rest are just cool gubbins and extras.

Got a nice looking mixed edition Waaagh! going here. Hope this helps ahead of time and good luck to ya!

19-12-2008, 14:34
I'm not usually one who is into Ork stuff, but when someone indulges into armies with older stuff it's pretty damn coo!

Good luck with it, i'll be keeping a eye on it :wtf: (Ignore the wtf on the top, I just wanted something with a big eye) :D

19-12-2008, 15:13
I really appreciate the info and the encouragement folks.

sukigod: thank you for the tips on what is what. I've been scouring the forums and online trying to identify some things. Thank you again!

I'll post some progress pics in a bit. We've had 5 straight days of rain and high humidity here.....I'm hoping today I can base coat some things.

***EDIT-Pic added***
What I've built so far.
http://img505.imageshack.us/img505/8052/img3575xq7.th.jpg (http://img505.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img3575xq7.jpg)

29-12-2008, 16:23
well, I'm sick with the flu today so I thought I'd try to get something done while I'm home.

Built 4 Lootas which took a bit of figuring since I'd tossed the boxes... but I got them eventually. I've got a bag of Orky type bits, cables etc somewhere that I can use to customize them some.
http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/1254/img3607sl8.th.jpg (http://img141.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img3607sl8.jpg)

I'd also like to build an Ork Trukk or two today. I've raided my large Bits box and came up with this stuff (large bits means the box with "large" bits in it)
http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/2796/img3604ao3.th.jpg (http://img254.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img3604ao3.jpg)

I'll be raiding the small bits boxes as I go. I can't decide if I want it to be a half track type trukk or just wheels...

http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/2821/img3605ko9.th.jpg (http://img141.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img3605ko9.jpg)
as you can see, I have plenty of Wheels and Tank wheels (thats a Skortcha in the middle for scale...they are Large zip lock bags)

I'm going to do my best to update this as I go along today. My goal is to have a Trukk....or two if I'm lucky, Built and Primed by this evening.

Wish me luck and stay tuned!

29-12-2008, 20:35
I'm feeling too ill to continue today...but I did manage to flesh out a basic Trukk. There's a lot left to be done to make it look more Orky. Remember, I'm an Ork newb so my Mek skills are rather limited.

Early on
http://img186.imageshack.us/img186/2143/img3609gv1.th.jpg (http://img186.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img3609gv1.jpg)

http://img233.imageshack.us/img233/7117/img3613ih5.th.jpg (http://img233.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img3613ih5.jpg)

Finished....for the day....or until I feel better.
http://img519.imageshack.us/img519/7186/img3621rd3.th.jpg (http://img519.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img3621rd3.jpg)

29-12-2008, 20:40
few more pics

http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/2552/img3629ng3.th.jpg (http://img522.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img3629ng3.jpg)

http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/4954/img3628ly4.th.jpg (http://img230.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img3628ly4.jpg)

http://img223.imageshack.us/img223/263/img3626kh6.th.jpg (http://img223.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img3626kh6.jpg)

29-12-2008, 22:06
For an ork noob you are doing very well, you have some very creative modelling ideas and the truck looks an absolute ripper. If your vostroyans are anything to go by Ill be interested to see your painting.

30-12-2008, 09:35
I like your ideas, and perhaps you could use some of your Vostroyan stuff on your vehicles and/or even models? Perhaps your Orks are at constant war with the Vostroyans, and your Orks "borrowed" some of their stuff? And that's a great scratch-built Trukk you got there!

30-12-2008, 17:36
Thanks so much for the praise and encouragement folks! I appreciate it a lot.

I will post some more pics in a bit....gotta charge the camera battery, it was near death due to the holidays.

I'm working on a magnetized Big Shoota/Rocket launcher so I can swap them out depending on what I want, or nothing at all. Also, I'm manetizing a bording plank. When that's all done up I'll make up a magnetized stikkbomb chucka, wrekin' ball, reinforced ram and possibly extra armor plates.

Pics in a bit, promise.

PS: I'm having sooo much fun making things...it may be some time before I get back to my guard. Orks are the way to go for letting your imagination run wild!

30-12-2008, 18:50
ok, a little done today....

magnetized boarding ramp and big shoota. Still working on the Rokkit Launcha to swap in and out.
http://img176.imageshack.us/img176/9425/img3642ow0.th.jpg (http://img176.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img3642ow0.jpg)

Driver so far
http://img176.imageshack.us/img176/6838/img3635ve3.th.jpg (http://img176.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img3635ve3.jpg)

The Trukk with the Big Shoota and boarding ramp....+stand in Big Shoota Gunner
http://img78.imageshack.us/img78/962/img3638tl0.th.jpg (http://img78.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img3638tl0.jpg)

30-12-2008, 18:54
couple more

Ramp Down:
http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/1244/img3636at9.th.jpg (http://img84.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img3636at9.jpg)

http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/9289/img3640pu4.th.jpg (http://img267.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img3640pu4.jpg)

Front: added some to the engine and some glyphs so far
http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/5599/img3637fw9.th.jpg (http://img267.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img3637fw9.jpg)

30-12-2008, 20:25
Wrekin' Ball arm magnetized and mounted
http://img519.imageshack.us/img519/1116/img3647zs8.th.jpg (http://img519.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img3647zs8.jpg)

and Vanna posing with it
http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/1672/img3645aj4.th.jpg (http://img99.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img3645aj4.jpg)

gonna do some more detail work, finish up the Rokkit launcha...then prime it and hopefully paint it this week.

CC welcome as always!

30-12-2008, 23:32
Rockkit Lancha complete with the high tek omniokula...so da big boss no get skorched when firing da rokkits!

http://img201.imageshack.us/img201/1905/img3652lc5.th.jpg (http://img201.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img3652lc5.jpg)

http://img72.imageshack.us/img72/7013/img3650dk5.th.jpg (http://img72.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img3650dk5.jpg)

http://img159.imageshack.us/img159/6838/img3654cc7.th.jpg (http://img159.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img3654cc7.jpg)

Getifa Ubazza
31-12-2008, 06:03
Some really cool looking conversion's there. Looking forward to seeing some paint.

31-12-2008, 21:52
Some really cool looking conversion's there. Looking forward to seeing some paint.

Thanks Getifa! I've primed it along with 3 bikes I built last night and 4 lootas. I wont bother with pics since it's just primed. I'll see what I can paint tonight if I don't find myself caught up making another Trukk.

yes, it's New Years Eve...and the misses and I are staying in... so I get to goof off with my Orks and have a few drinks!

CC as always is welcome!

04-01-2009, 21:15
Picked up a box of the New Nobz this weekend and a new BW.

I'm currently building the BW though it's slow going because I'm magnetizing a lot of things. So far, my doors all open and close.....my Prow is detachable....mostly so I can add my own deathrolla later. I'm magnetizing the weapon options right now.

I'll post some pics in a bit.

Oh... I also made another scratch built Trukk.

06-01-2009, 04:22
Got my HQ for now, a Big Mek with a KFF
http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/5963/img3712cf7.th.jpg (http://img142.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img3712cf7.jpg)
and While I wait on mr Snikrot to show up in the mail....I thought I would make some Kommandos for him to lead. I've made 2 so far...
http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/851/img3713sd4.th.jpg (http://img266.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img3713sd4.jpg)

as for the other Trukk I made...well, it's not done yet but you get the idea.
http://img353.imageshack.us/img353/3738/img3674wl9.th.jpg (http://img353.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img3674wl9.jpg)

I bought 2 "real" Trukks and will either build and use them or use them for parts. Also have 2 more AoBR sets of Orks on the way to me in the mail as well.

06-01-2009, 04:39
Got the new Nobz together too. They are not yet based. I just stood them on them for the pic. Also a few of the BW. I'm magnetizing a lot of it and hope to get a killkannon and Deathrolla made this week. Damn I have a lot to paint

http://img355.imageshack.us/img355/6485/img3719dg5.th.jpg (http://img355.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img3719dg5.jpg)

all my doors open and close. The prow is magnetized as are Zzap gun, cannon and other turret options...IE the claw, grot turret etc.
http://img123.imageshack.us/img123/3316/img3678bw1.th.jpg (http://img123.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img3678bw1.jpg)
http://img380.imageshack.us/img380/7917/img3681zz7.th.jpg (http://img380.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img3681zz7.jpg)

I would like to get another BW to mod. I think it's rather small for a BW. It should be wider etc.... or maybe I'll just make my own.

CC please, I need all the help I can get.... Oh and yell at me to paint!

06-01-2009, 06:20
Wow, cracking blog. Can I ask you where and what size magnets you are using for your battlewagon please as I am wanting to magnetize mine but have no idea where to start,
cheers in advance

06-01-2009, 11:36
i love that first turkk - really huge and great use of parts. thanks for the WIP pic of the BW - i was hoping to see the inside before i got it :D

06-01-2009, 13:07
Righto this thread is officially too good to miss out on, consider me subscribed!

07-01-2009, 16:11
Thanks for all the compliments folks!

As for the magnets, I'm afraid I don't recall the exact size. I bought them so long ago that I can't remember. I have two different sizes and actually ran out working on the BW. I've got to order some more before I can finish all I wanted to mod.

In the mean time I've started on a KillKannon for the BW.... I was going to use a FW Medussa Gun but decided instead to make one similar to

so far this is what I've got
http://img134.imageshack.us/img134/9845/img3739rx9.th.jpg (http://img134.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img3739rx9.jpg)
http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/7406/img3740ks7.th.jpg (http://img98.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img3740ks7.jpg)

It's been raining for the last 2 days with 35mph gusts so I've not even been able to base coat anything.

CC please!

07-01-2009, 17:37
Ok, here it is so far. Note it's being held up by a base and a piece of plastic I wedged in there..... until I sort out how to mount it. It also has a ways to go yet...I've got to stop though because I have company coming over.

http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/9599/img3742oj8.th.jpg (http://img140.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img3742oj8.jpg)
http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/8826/img3746wr3.th.jpg (http://img140.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img3746wr3.jpg)
http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/3177/img3747mu2.th.jpg (http://img145.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img3747mu2.jpg)

CC always welcome!

10-01-2009, 18:35
This killkannon is a great idea. But I find it a bit unbalanced. A side shot from it could make the battlewagon fall over, maybe! Why not add some kind of side-tripods, like Siege tanks in starcraft?

10-01-2009, 22:28
This killkannon is a great idea. But I find it a bit unbalanced. A side shot from it could make the battlewagon fall over, maybe! Why not add some kind of side-tripods, like Siege tanks in starcraft?

yeah, it's a tad big for the scale of the BW. I may go with my original Idea and use a Medussa cannon I have handy....and build it so it sits inside the bed of the wagon.

I will continue to build this KillKannon though as I may get another BW to mod and make wider/bigger....one this Kannon may look better on.

11-01-2009, 18:58
Not a lot to update...I've been busy shopping this week.... seems there is a lot more to buying a Diamond Ring than I thought....

Wound up with this, which she loves...and she said "YES" so that was good.
http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/5795/img3769af5.th.jpg (http://img81.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img3769af5.jpg)

Got my 2 Trukks, Snikrot and 2 more sets of AoBR Orks in the mail. Also ordered another Bike squad (3 Bikes), 2 boxes of Lootas and another box of Nobz.

I've started on the Trukks but I'm jumping on the Ratrod band wagon because they are just so damn cool
http://img84.imageshack.us/img84/7289/img3779qn4.th.jpg (http://img84.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img3779qn4.jpg)

Slowly painting the BW too. It's taking awhile but I want it to look nice. I would like to paint enough of it red for it to count as goin fasta... but I'm going to have to practice the red on one of my scratch built Trukks before I try it on the BW.
http://img380.imageshack.us/img380/5594/img3764pt0.th.jpg (http://img380.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img3764pt0.jpg)

Any tips for painting ork vehicles red would be greatly appreciated.

CC as always please!

11-01-2009, 19:13
Not a lot to update...I've been busy shopping this week.... seems there is a lot more to buying a Diamond Ring than I thought....

Wound up with this, which she loves...and she said "YES" so that was good.
http://img81.imageshack.us/img81/5795/img3769af5.th.jpg (http://img81.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img3769af5.jpg)


Anyhow, back to the orks. I really like the conversions so far, no out of the box trukks for a change.
Keep it up!

12-01-2009, 14:10
I found a picture of the up coming new Ork Fighta Bomma. Gonna have to plan on making one like it
http://img404.imageshack.us/img404/1112/funnypicturescatgoestobqj1.th.jpg (http://img404.imageshack.us/my.php?image=funnypicturescatgoestobqj1.jpg)

15-01-2009, 18:45
Got what I think is a steal.... got this on Ebay for 60.00. I couldn't pass it up.
http://img502.imageshack.us/img502/7455/img3797qj1.th.jpg (http://img502.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img3797qj1.jpg)

also started to paint some bikers and lootas. More pics later after the camera battery charges.
http://img145.imageshack.us/img145/9882/img3799uw0.th.jpg (http://img145.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img3799uw0.jpg)

15-01-2009, 20:38
ok, a couple hours later and it's all pinned, magnetized and ready to be base coated!

I haven't done anything with the feet yet because I would like to set it up in a dynamic pose on a nice base.

Example of the pose I'd like would be something like this pic I just took. Note, it's being held up for the picture by paint bottles.
http://img244.imageshack.us/img244/2414/img3821cr2.th.jpg (http://img244.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img3821cr2.jpg)

29-01-2009, 03:40
Not much of an update.....planning a wedding/work/school is taking up all my time it seems.

I have been working on my bikers though and a few special characters.
http://img231.imageshack.us/img231/9418/img3924xc6.th.jpg (http://img231.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img3924xc6.jpg)

Also got a Forgeworld Battle Fortress for a nice price off of ebay + an extra Death Rolla for my Battle Wagon.
http://img150.imageshack.us/img150/4082/img3926xa6.th.jpg (http://img150.imageshack.us/my.php?image=img3926xa6.jpg)

I'm psyched about digging into the Battle Fortress this weekend. There's a lot of flash etc to be hacked and scraped off.

24-12-2009, 04:11
Uggg! Going on a year since I've posted anything to my Orks log... For Shame!

well I'm back tinkering with them and today I picked up this little treasure
http://img269.imageshack.us/img269/1645/img8244j.th.jpg (http://img269.imageshack.us/i/img8244j.jpg/)

http://img44.imageshack.us/img44/9394/img8245m.th.jpg (http://img44.imageshack.us/i/img8245m.jpg/)

http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/2981/img8246t.th.jpg (http://img30.imageshack.us/i/img8246t.jpg/)

I saw it on the shelf at the local Target and immediately thought it would make an excellent Ork Deep Strike Termite/Mole/Drop Pod thing.... or it could work well for an Ad Mech army too!

24-12-2009, 04:17
So I took it apart
http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/2097/img8247w.th.jpg (http://img34.imageshack.us/i/img8247w.jpg/)

Extended it a little
http://img34.imageshack.us/img34/3774/img8253i.th.jpg (http://img34.imageshack.us/i/img8253i.jpg/)

http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/9729/img8251h.th.jpg (http://img191.imageshack.us/i/img8251h.jpg/)

got some better tracks/treads for it
http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/3448/img8255e.th.jpg (http://img39.imageshack.us/i/img8255e.jpg/)

24-12-2009, 04:20
working on filling in the middle and devising a door/hatch for the Orks to poor out of!
http://img686.imageshack.us/img686/8298/img8259f.th.jpg (http://img686.imageshack.us/i/img8259f.jpg/)
http://img707.imageshack.us/img707/1559/img8273o.th.jpg (http://img707.imageshack.us/i/img8273o.jpg/)
http://img30.imageshack.us/img30/2249/img8275h.th.jpg (http://img30.imageshack.us/i/img8275h.jpg/)
http://img39.imageshack.us/img39/3015/img8280q.th.jpg (http://img39.imageshack.us/i/img8280q.jpg/)

working on Ork-a-fying it some

27-12-2009, 00:24
WOW, i love those first two trukks and i like the idea for the drop-pod/mole thing.

Also, i think i spotted an m113 in with the "large bits", that would help make an excelent looted wagon. Or help to bulk out a battlewagon.

I need to see more! Maybe a few fully painted orks?

27-12-2009, 01:14
Thanks dood515!

I was tempted to start a new thread since so much of my Ork collection has come and gone/changed since last year. But maybe I'll go through and update this one.

I think I've settled on doors for the termite/drop pod thingy
http://img32.imageshack.us/img32/6413/img8287l.th.jpg (http://img32.imageshack.us/i/img8287l.jpg/)

But I got sort of side tracked by the Stompa I got the other day
http://img693.imageshack.us/img693/9510/img8349r.th.jpg (http://img693.imageshack.us/i/img8349r.jpg/)
I've magnetized the arms using the "large" wheels from an older Leman Russ or Chimera kit, filled them with green stuff, added a magnet and glued them inside the Stompa. See the pics. The large wheels fit great!
http://img693.imageshack.us/img693/9765/img8353.th.jpg (http://img693.imageshack.us/i/img8353.jpg/)

Base coated it too
http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/98/img8355w.th.jpg (http://img140.imageshack.us/i/img8355w.jpg/)

27-12-2009, 22:26
made a good deal of progress on the Stompa late last night

http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/6484/img8369u.th.jpg (http://img6.imageshack.us/i/img8369u.jpg/)

http://img686.imageshack.us/img686/5307/img8368x.th.jpg (http://img686.imageshack.us/i/img8368x.jpg/)

http://img31.imageshack.us/img31/9619/img8367a.th.jpg (http://img31.imageshack.us/i/img8367a.jpg/)

Thanks for looking and as always, CC is welcome and appreciated!

30-12-2009, 23:52
Just a few Stompa updates

http://img697.imageshack.us/img697/4852/img8442g.th.jpg (http://img697.imageshack.us/i/img8442g.jpg/)

http://img704.imageshack.us/img704/7633/img8446.th.jpg (http://img704.imageshack.us/i/img8446.jpg/)

http://img193.imageshack.us/img193/2598/img8459f.th.jpg (http://img193.imageshack.us/i/img8459f.jpg/)

CC is appreciated!

31-12-2009, 00:05
few Battle Wagon updates

http://img697.imageshack.us/img697/3381/img8436.th.jpg (http://img697.imageshack.us/i/img8436.jpg/)

http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/5359/img8435p.th.jpg (http://img690.imageshack.us/i/img8435p.jpg/)

http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/6089/img8437l.th.jpg (http://img8.imageshack.us/i/img8437l.jpg/)

and my Forge World Deff Rolla that I'm extending to work on the Battle Wagon. It's also magnetized for easy removal and storage.
http://img697.imageshack.us/img697/2113/img8428n.th.jpg (http://img697.imageshack.us/i/img8428n.jpg/)

Thanks for looking and as always, CC is appreciated!

31-12-2009, 07:56
Nice work on that battlewagon and your stompa is comming around nicely too. I will see if I cannot pick up one of those stompas myself today if the local retailer still has a 50% discount :D. I love that drop pod/mole thingy too.

Keep up the good work

31-12-2009, 16:20
Thanks Col_Greif!

I bought my stompa on ebay in parts. I got the body, head, smoke stacks, feat, and main arm bits for under 35.00! I've since bought enough bits to make two more. I'm thinking I may build one up/paint etc to sell on ebay to fund my growing New Waaagh Order!

Right now on the table are the bits for 3 trucks that are getting the Rat Rod effect!

WIP pics
http://img683.imageshack.us/img683/2579/ratrodbuildb05.th.jpg (http://img683.imageshack.us/i/ratrodbuildb05.jpg/)
http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/7743/ratrodbuildb04.th.jpg (http://img97.imageshack.us/i/ratrodbuildb04.jpg/)
http://img97.imageshack.us/img97/2294/ratrodbuildb03.th.jpg (http://img97.imageshack.us/i/ratrodbuildb03.jpg/)

Thanks for looking and as always, CC is appreciated!

03-01-2010, 03:55
Rat Rod update

I'm wanting to go for the rusted look with green rims on this one

like this

So I did the whole black base coat/metal dry brush/non-glossy sealer/hairspray/final color trick.....
http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/5736/img8504b.th.jpg (http://img705.imageshack.us/i/img8504b.jpg/)

http://img8.imageshack.us/img8/3415/img8501o.th.jpg (http://img8.imageshack.us/i/img8501o.jpg/)
maybe tomorrow I'll get it to soak in some water then start on chipping the paint.


09-01-2010, 22:46
Like the Ratrod, might just loot that idea, how much longer is this compared to the unmodified trukk?
I can still see the front leaf springs where the front axle used to go, they arnt attached to anything now, thought about removing them?
Are you expecting to get complaints about modeling for advantage due to them being so low (even though they look about the same height as the previous version of the trukk)


Bugbait out

09-01-2010, 23:52
Like the Ratrod, might just loot that idea, how much longer is this compared to the unmodified trukk?
I can still see the front leaf springs where the front axle used to go, they arnt attached to anything now, thought about removing them?
Are you expecting to get complaints about modeling for advantage due to them being so low (even though they look about the same height as the previous version of the trukk)


Bugbait out

Thanks Bugbait!

The length is the same on the ratrods as the original trukk. I've not lengthened them at all. As for the leaf springs....it's funny because I modified them, then didn't even put the axle there so I suppose I could just cut them off.

I'd not thought much about peoples reaction to the Ratrods being lower to the ground than the standard trukk model. I've actually only played about 5 games in the last two years due to work/college etc. I mostly collect and build the models for fun right now though I did graduate about 3 weeks ago so I'm hoping to get some game time in soon. I guess my lack of playing and my excitement over making the ratrod blocked out any thoughts regarding what opponents might say. I'll likely build two or 3 normal-ish trukk's just in case.

I've been working on a Lifta Droppa for my Yellow Stompa.
http://img18.imageshack.us/img18/8449/img8529a.th.jpg (http://img18.imageshack.us/i/img8529a.jpg/)
http://img697.imageshack.us/img697/7033/img8531p.th.jpg (http://img697.imageshack.us/i/img8531p.jpg/)

I've also started on a Death Skullz Stompa with a belly gun.
http://img252.imageshack.us/img252/1994/img8540h.th.jpg (http://img252.imageshack.us/i/img8540h.jpg/)
http://img697.imageshack.us/img697/2479/img8544d.th.jpg (http://img697.imageshack.us/i/img8544d.jpg/)

I'll post some pics in a bit that show the Ratrod's scale better

Thanks for looking and as always, CC is appreciated!

10-01-2010, 00:09
couple of pics to show the Ratrod's scale

http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/9540/img8548t.th.jpg (http://img16.imageshack.us/i/img8548t.jpg/)

http://img254.imageshack.us/img254/6607/img8549.th.jpg (http://img254.imageshack.us/i/img8549.jpg/)

http://img16.imageshack.us/img16/8229/img8550.th.jpg (http://img16.imageshack.us/i/img8550.jpg/)

and AoBR War Boss next to it (note that he's not yet on a base either).
http://img187.imageshack.us/img187/7416/img8551f.th.jpg (http://img187.imageshack.us/i/img8551f.jpg/)

11-01-2010, 19:38
Death Skulls Stompa Update

Not much really.... just starting to chip away some of the paint and working on the Lifta Droppa arm.

DAD!!! Why is the Stompa in a tub of water?!?!!
http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/3638/img8562.th.jpg (http://img191.imageshack.us/i/img8562.jpg/)

http://img191.imageshack.us/img191/6771/img8560.th.jpg (http://img191.imageshack.us/i/img8560.jpg/)

http://img98.imageshack.us/img98/8066/img8557o.th.jpg (http://img98.imageshack.us/i/img8557o.jpg/)

http://img229.imageshack.us/img229/3720/img8556n.th.jpg (http://img229.imageshack.us/i/img8556n.jpg/)

Thanks for looking and as always, CC is appreciated!

11-01-2010, 20:06
Hmm, i know that rod from somewhere ;)

Never the less, looking forward to see it finished, red is the right choice.

keep it up,


11-01-2010, 20:18
Nice thread of models you have there Siam-Tiger!

I was actually modeling it off of this Rat Rod (http://www.randomhit.org/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=2587)

12-01-2010, 21:09
Yup, that's the fella that came to mind when i saw this, many people have made trukk-rods and most of them work out well and very funky, so it's likely this one will work out great too.

13-01-2010, 03:56
I'm hoping they will dood515.

I've decided I need to make a List of objectives as far as what to build and what to paint. I seem to have Modeling A.D.D as I am constantly setting projects aside when ever I see or hear or think of something new to work on. As a result, I have a room and closet full of half done projects. I still work on them but it takes forever to truly complete anything this way.

So I hope to get a list made up soon. I think I'll post it in the original post on Page one because I'm sure it will get updated often as I think of other things that need work or *gasp* if I finish something!

Some weathering on the Death Skulls Stompa
http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/3265/img8583j.th.jpg (http://img35.imageshack.us/i/img8583j.jpg/)

http://img197.imageshack.us/img197/9264/img8578io.th.jpg (http://img197.imageshack.us/i/img8578io.jpg/)

http://img696.imageshack.us/img696/3412/img8584.th.jpg (http://img696.imageshack.us/i/img8584.jpg/)

Thanks to all who have been looking this thread over and leaving CC!

13-12-2010, 02:40
Long Overdue Update

Married life, studying for some Cisco certifications and a new job have kept me very busy this past year but I have managed to slowly work on a few things.

Most recently

Grot Tanks WIP - Grot Kommanda Tank (Da bigga wun) and normal Grot Tank.
http://img690.imageshack.us/img690/4109/img4068ns.th.jpg (http://img690.imageshack.us/i/img4068ns.jpg/)

http://img573.imageshack.us/img573/1199/img4067.th.jpg (http://img573.imageshack.us/i/img4067.jpg/)

http://img691.imageshack.us/img691/1368/img4043j.th.jpg (http://img691.imageshack.us/i/img4043j.jpg/)

Wip Big-Trak with magnetized base for a Flakk Kannon etc...
http://img593.imageshack.us/img593/251/img4059ba.th.jpg (http://img593.imageshack.us/i/img4059ba.jpg/)

http://img714.imageshack.us/img714/7018/img4060wl.th.jpg (http://img714.imageshack.us/i/img4060wl.jpg/)

Hopefully I'll get to post more sooner than later.

As always, CC is appreciated and thanks for looking!