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bugbait_nz
12-01-2013, 19:18
I have been slowly collecting Orks since 4th Ed but sadly most of them are still in the black undercoat stage. Im need to get motivated and sort them out!
I would like to end up with an Apocalypse sized army at the end of this.

Im starting with a Kill Krusha Tank build using Steve Tids templates and Tommygun's thread and the original concept sketches for inspiration.
Im using plumbing pipes for the wheels, contact adhesive seems to work well with this, the grey pipe is a very soft plastic and is not easy to file or sand, I will try to avoid that next time
Using 1mm plasticard for just about everything else, leather hole punch for the large rivets, small Fiskars craft punch for the small rivets.
The GW plastic glue does not work that well when glueing the edges together, I will need to reinforce all of the joins as Im getting them cracking open.
At the moment Im trying to work out where to mount the 5 extra guns.
Will be adding extra armour and rivets next.

Bugbait out

bugbait_nz
16-01-2013, 19:24
http://www.warseer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=161799&d=1358367748

First layer or armour added to the sides
Drivers window chnaged
Two turrets added, a third to go on the top.

Student
16-01-2013, 19:47
That tank is looking good and I'm looking forward to seeing it finished.

SDKFZ
17-01-2013, 15:57
Looking very good, Bugbait !
Duno how the GW glue works but have you tried to lightly sand the two areas of contact ? On some brands of plastic you HAVE to do this got get a good bond.
I know you dont want to crack the whole tank back up again but try it on some of your "ofcuts"
As for glue i tend to stick to the big brands, it usually pays.

Going to follow this closely, its got some great potential. :)

bugbait_nz
24-01-2013, 03:11
Thanks student

@SDKFZ, the glue works well when its flat surface to mflat surface, it does melt the plastic which is a good sign for plastic glue, its just not strong enough when you glue edge to edge, I am using old GW sprue inside each join, this seems to be working well.

Added an extra grot turret and the top deck for the main gun.

http://www.warseer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=162368&d=1359000642

SDKFZ
24-01-2013, 05:01
Ahh, i get it. Well some times you just have to add some plasic behind the meetingpoint. I normally use "ofcuts" for this job.
New grot turret looks like its found a good spot. Like their random placement, very orky :D

Space Fink
24-01-2013, 08:24
Will be following this thread closely. I have the feeling its going to be awesome.

bugbait_nz
24-01-2013, 18:25
Thanks guys
Main gun structure done, still needs lots of detailing and rivets.

http://www.warseer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=162414&d=1359055475

SDKFZ
24-01-2013, 19:43
Now thats a gun fitting of an ork tank :D
Like the recoildampeners.

coxrltw
25-01-2013, 23:14
Anyone familiar with bugbaits work will be looking forward to this thread with great anticipation. Nice work bugs!! I particularly like the idea of using sprue to reinforce the joints.

bugbait_nz
26-01-2013, 09:05
Thanks SDKFZ
@Coxy, hope I dont disapoint, I have to start thinking orky and not worry about things being square etc, it hard to be imprecise as Im used to building accurately!

Detail added to gun, I have seen people go overboard with 'orkiness' to the extent that gun barrels are kinked and wheels arnt round, I want my orks to be able to survive pulling the triger so my stuff will hopefully look ramshakle yet functional.

Since the Kill Krusha has a special rule called 'Loader Gubbins" I thought it appropriate to add a 'HIAB' hydraulic arm to load shells from the magazine in the main tank body to the turret, detail still to be added, like a grabba and hydraulic stuff

http://www.warseer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=162617&d=1359194492

DarkSoldier
27-01-2013, 23:45
http://www.warseer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=162368&d=1359000642"I told ya not ta park 'ere!"

This is shaping up nicely. Looking forward to seeing a right proper orky wagon.

bugbait_nz
03-02-2013, 07:35
Thanks DS, the grot gunner does ooze attitude!

Turret mostly done. Used the ork with Binos from the Battlewagon in a small turret, onto the loader arm next.

http://www.warseer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=163320&d=1359880102

http://www.warseer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=163321&d=1359880106

Anyone know why the-waaagh forum hasnt been taking new members/registrations for the last two months?

bugbait_nz
10-02-2013, 07:51
Loader arm done, just need to find some fine wire as the hydraulic lines, will magnetise this to the turret for easy transport/ knock proof.

http://www.warseer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=163984&d=1360486205

SDKFZ
10-02-2013, 08:37
Great work, Bugbait :) Havent you got some rubbertubing, the one you get with motorcycle kits ? I used that on my gorgons hydraulics and they work perfect as they flex with movement.

Space Fink
10-02-2013, 09:00
Loving the look on the loader arm. And the fact that it articulates is even better.:)


My threads:
http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?360059-Space-Fink-s-Evil-Sunz-Kult-of-da-Moon-Eyez
http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?328206-Imperial-Fists-Pre-amp-a-bit-of-post-heresy

bugbait_nz
11-02-2013, 07:04
@SDKFZ, I dont have any bikes yet, sounds like what Im looking for, thanks for the tip.

@SF, I was going to have the arm moving but in the end I thought gluing it all together would be stronger, sorry.

Started on the tracks, made a metal template, there will be long runs where the pattern will be scribed into the plastic surface, each bend will be made up of individual links.
Iceblock stick is used as a guage to cut sprue for the grippy side.

http://www.warseer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=164094&d=1360569561

Space Fink
11-02-2013, 13:30
No worries, sometimes hobby practicality wins..:D had a few builds die on the way to games in the past. Just starting on a grabbing claw on the back of my wagon at the mo..


My threads:
http://www.warseer.com/forums/showth...f-da-Moon-Eyez
http://www.warseer.com/forums/showth...of-post-heresy

SDKFZ
11-02-2013, 14:33
Only to happy to help a artist like yourself, Bugbait :D

VikingThor
11-02-2013, 15:31
This is really cool. Keep up the good work.

bugbait_nz
17-02-2013, 02:42
Thanks guys!
Some progress on the tracks, will probably have a thin strip of plastic on the inside of the individual links to hold them together, did think about drilling and pinning each link but that sounds like it would take ages and I dont have a small enough drill.

http://www.warseer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=164566&d=1361072370

SDKFZ
17-02-2013, 07:52
Now were talking ! That looks very good :D
(How much is evergreen paying you for displaying their sheets in the background ? :evilgrin:)

Great work, Mate !

Thalenchar
17-02-2013, 09:20
Awesome stuff here, Bug, IŽll be keeping an eye on this one!

Space Fink
17-02-2013, 13:44
The tracks are looking splendid.:)

My threads:
http://www.warseer.com/forums/showth...f-da-Moon-Eyez
http://www.warseer.com/forums/showth...of-post-heresy

bugbait_nz
08-03-2013, 23:16
Would be nice if Evergreen sponsored scratch builders!

Thanks T and SF!

Slow progress, second set of tracks made, working on the power wheels, I didnt like the Forge World one with the exposed power train, looked far to weedy for orks.

http://www.warseer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=166153&d=1362788146

erik varco
09-03-2013, 07:59
looks great so far!

madd0ct0r
15-03-2013, 09:26
recoil and loading arm pattern looted. lovely work.

Dizzy91
15-03-2013, 14:52
Wow, that's awesome I wish I could be so creative, I love the little details they really make it.

unwanted
15-03-2013, 22:32
That's one helluva Ork tank. I approve a lot!

SDKFZ
16-03-2013, 10:05
Like the Sherman type drivesprockets, cool conversion of them into an Ork pattern :D

Space Fink
16-03-2013, 18:14
How many hours have gone into them tracks fella? Whatever it is its well worth it. Just about to start the tracks on my Braincrusha..:)


My threads:
http://www.warseer.com/forums/showth...f-da-Moon-Eyez
http://www.warseer.com/forums/showth...of-post-heresy

bugbait_nz
17-03-2013, 10:01
Thanks EV

@Madd0ct0r, loot away, thats whats orks do best.

Thanks unwanted and SDKFZ

@SF, it has been a very slow process to get the tracks right, once I had made the drive sprocket I had to recut each track to fit right.

Well it failed the drop test, I guess carefully balancing it on the corner of the table was a bad idea . . . Repairs done and the second track has all of the detail on, this one fits tighter than the other so Im going to have to fiddle a track link or two to get them the same, Im going for a loose look.

http://www.warseer.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=166749&d=1363514296

SDKFZ
17-03-2013, 20:38
Autch, that hurts :eek: Glad to hear you got it back together :)
Your drivesprocket looks much more robust then the FW driveshaft, i agree :D Jobs a good one !

RTB01
27-05-2014, 23:02
Do you have any links to the templates please?

Space Fink
28-05-2014, 17:01
Good to see this blog return. Super nice work. :)



http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?360059-Space-Fink-s-Evil-Sunz-Kult-of-da-Moon-Eyez

bugbait_nz
02-06-2014, 05:59
@RTB, template file attached, I just used the main body and orked up the rest.

Should really finish this off . . .