View Full Version : What the Deuce?

12-04-2007, 00:52
Yeah, I'm doing one of these "project log" thingys too now. next thing you know, fire will fall from the sky and it will be the end of the world as we know it.

Anyway, thats beside the point. A good friend of mine is leaving the hobby, and I got first pick on all his stuff. It was going dirt cheap, and was able to pick up a stack of stuff for very little. All of it belonging to my favourite race of 40k greenskinned barbarian nutjobs, the orkses!

Heres the stuff in all its glory:

for the uninitatied, from front to back: 5 ork warbikes, 3 burna boyz, 4 ork wartrakz (one got cut out of the picture) 3 killa kanz and 2 mekz. The whole lot (including a stack of metal nightgoblins including a CLASSIC SKARSNIK . .. I mean how awesome is that?) cost me a measly 60 :evilgrin:

the plan is to really revamp some of my tatty looking fast attack choices, broaden the army out a bit, and generally get some damn painting done. The 5 warbikes are going to be brought up to 4th ed standards in a similar manner to Getz's warbikes, with a converted nobtrak (2nd ed ftw!) to lead them. The other 3 trakks will be converted into skorcha trakks with burna boyz as the skorchas (I know, I'm a genius) and the mekz will get painted up to form the base of a bossmek squad. The kanz require rokkit launchers and basing, and the whole lot needs to be painted up.

I'll keep you all posted :D

grave digger
12-04-2007, 01:38
Nice catch Dakkagor.

Say, do you have a close up of the Big Mek looking fella? What's that on his back?


Da Reddaneks
12-04-2007, 01:45
That is a great addition to any force you have there. I hate the bikes and wartracks like models. Damn gorkamorka vehicles but with a little creativity, some new drivers and putting your best mek on them they can be converted to look pretty good. I look forward to seeing what you do here.

grave digger
12-04-2007, 01:51
I kind of like the Trakks Redd. They bring up warm/fuzzy feelings of GW games when Gorkamorka came out. It was like giving the Wright Brothers a cessna. Oh the memories.


PS: And we all know what the Red Skull did to Cap;)

12-04-2007, 05:16
Pretty good haul there Dakkagor. I have to agree with Redd on the bikes. They're not terrible, but the guns are a bit funny looking and the drivers are just plain junk IMO. With a little creativity though, it's not hard to get 'em lookin' proppa.

I also have warm fuzzy memories of the wartrakks from the Grokamorka days. I just wish the plastic kits looked as good as the trakk on the cover (attached picture, the one on the left popping a wheelie).

17-04-2007, 18:35
Diggs, heres your picture: (wasn't sure which one you meant, so I snapped a picture of both.)


And progress!

I started on the first warbike, the kanz and the first skorcha buggy.


The kanz where relatively easy: replace the skorchas with rokkits. I've built a facsimile of the GW version for your perusal. I'm quite chuffed with how it came out, though it needs more wires (my current stock of which has gone missing) they only need paint and basing to be table ready.


17-04-2007, 18:39
Can I have closer look at the Orky legs you've attached to that bike please mate...

17-04-2007, 18:42
Great buy! I still need to buy (or steel :evilgrin: joke) my friends stuff.

It always adds character to an army when it has 2nd edition :wtf: models!

17-04-2007, 18:47




They come from the warhammer fantasy orcs boxed set, they're boarboy legs. you might be able to get them on a seperate sprue, though.

17-04-2007, 19:09
They sit on very well...

You may find you need to reposr the bikers elbows to get the arms to fit - incidentally - I found it a bit of a crush trying to get a full sized ork to fit onto a Warbike.

The biggest problem is the fact that Ork Torsos are stooped forwards when you really want them to be slouching back... The Metal Dregmek and classic Ork biker torsos are much better in this regard, but they need to be mail Ordered.

I would suspect a better solution might be to completly remove the Warbike headset and completly remount it according to the needs of Ork Physiology. This will probably require you to extend the fuel tank forwards by about 5mm with GS - but on the other hand will give you the opportunity to mount some crazy, overlong, chopper front forks :cool:

This is also worth looking into as the old warbike is seriosult stubby looking compared to the other bike types available and stretching out the model can only improve it's lines.

Rogue 7
17-04-2007, 21:33
What's that behemoth mounted on the back of the first Wartrukk?

18-04-2007, 16:24
thats a burna boy, turning it into a skorcha trakk.

12-06-2007, 15:27
Man, it has been ages since I put anything up here. I am lazy and slovenly.
And distracted by night goblins
And space marines
And. . .


Note the warbike has been based. Otherwise its just too weedy compared to foot troopers.


The burna trak in its black-coated glory. Shoulderpads have been added for that "eavy armour" look, and to cover over unsightly gaps. A burnaboy facemask makes the driver suitable intimidating.


Riding into battle waving a choppa! What more could you ask for from life?

26-01-2008, 20:11
nicely done... I always wanted to convert the riders to the new orks... u made it, now I can copy the way u did it...

26-01-2008, 20:28
If you can get them, I recomend the new ork legs in the plastic box. Theres a set in there that are perfect. I'll post a piccy as soon as I get some time with my camera. The arms are from the orc regiment box, but the (old) shoota arms repositioned with some cutting work very well too.