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Made in gb
[DCM]
Smokin' Skorcha Driver





York, Yorkshire, England, UK

ive been asked to start a blog, i've never done anything like this before in my life.

i would love any tips on any part of my models, but please understand i have never played 40k, and i know im not a good painter.

this is one of many scratch built vehicles i have, every thing is made from plastic card apart from the tracks and wheels,

























For Thor665 -there is a hole in the model where the fuel tank is and the back of the rockets are, thats where i put a bar to attach the wings, i use plastic tubes, but if i was going to do it again, then i would of used brass, place a large one in the hole, so that a smaller one can slide into it, make it a snug fit, this all so help with painting, you can still remove the wings, once painted, then glue in place.

also another tip, i love DeffKopptas as a model with loads of conversion aspect's, the model it self is well bad, so when i use one, i try to use all the bit that i take off it, as my bit box is not very big. when you come to make the rotor blades, trim off the ends, so it does look like it will lands and not F**k up the blades on landing, coz there are loads of models out there that look awful and a small touch like that makes all the difference.









This Looted wagon is one of my fav's, i love the Iraq Style Bar Armour, all made from plastic card, it touch some time making, but i think looks the bizz, the twin DakkaDakka's on top and ment to be Heavy, like the heavy bolter that comes with the model, this was made from scratch to. love it.








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My Blog http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/426770.page
All the Plastic card I use in all my models comes from my Local Model Train shop in (www.collectable-models.co.uk), UK, you can also buy it on-line, please asking me where i get it from or you go on the list. and also from here http://myworld.ebay.co.uk/treadhead2004/&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2754
 
   
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Made in gb
Maddening Mutant Boss of Chaos






Fantastic stuff love it!

   
Made in no
Regular Dakkanaut





Oslo, Norway

Thats some really ncie stuff you got there! I've seen the battlewagon in the gallery earlier and was amazed then: the rest of the stuff is just sugar

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Lethal Lhamean






Venice, Florida

I'm a huge fan of making the deffcopta into a prop plane as I've toyed with trying to do a biplane before - any advice with how you did your build of it? What worked well, what didn't?

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Made in us
Lead-Footed Trukkboy Driver





Some fantastic stuff in here. I really like your landship/battlewagon.

   
Made in gb
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Smokin' Skorcha Driver





York, Yorkshire, England, UK

Thor665, you answer is on my blog, feel free to ask more, i'm here to help


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here's another Looted Wagon/Tank hahaha



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My Blog http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/426770.page
All the Plastic card I use in all my models comes from my Local Model Train shop in (www.collectable-models.co.uk), UK, you can also buy it on-line, please asking me where i get it from or you go on the list. and also from here http://myworld.ebay.co.uk/treadhead2004/&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2754
 
   
Made in no
Regular Dakkanaut





Oslo, Norway

A truly orky vehicle

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More orks and Dark Angels in the P&M section. Feel free to leave a comment, trash it, cheer me up, lurk or : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/423220.page#3790852
Check out my pictures on the gallery: http://www.dakkadakka.com/core/gallery-search.jsp?dq=tawaaagh 
   
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Smokin' Skorcha Driver





York, Yorkshire, England, UK

i wanted to make a tank, but had no wheels or tracks left and GW has stopped making them, so i went with a looted style vehicle and made it from a rhino, i thought it went well, there are some things i might chance next time i make this, we will have to see.








My Blog http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/426770.page
All the Plastic card I use in all my models comes from my Local Model Train shop in (www.collectable-models.co.uk), UK, you can also buy it on-line, please asking me where i get it from or you go on the list. and also from here http://myworld.ebay.co.uk/treadhead2004/&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2754
 
   
Made in gb
Stubborn White Lion





Gravesend Kent

Who told you your not a good painter? Your an excellent painter/ designer/ scratch builder/ Converter/ Genius Big Mek

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"As a customer, I'd really like to like GW, but they seem to hate me." - Ouze
"All poletitions are upperclass idiots"
 
   
Made in gb
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Smokin' Skorcha Driver





York, Yorkshire, England, UK

Thanks Optio

My Blog http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/426770.page
All the Plastic card I use in all my models comes from my Local Model Train shop in (www.collectable-models.co.uk), UK, you can also buy it on-line, please asking me where i get it from or you go on the list. and also from here http://myworld.ebay.co.uk/treadhead2004/&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2754
 
   
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Regular Dakkanaut




Bastia U. (PG)

Amazing work!
   
Made in ca
Revered Kroothawk





PEI, Canada

"Im not a good painter"...

Riiiigggghhhhttttt.....
Excellent work

``I just don't really trust anyone who doesn't like Led Zeppelin``

- Jack White 
   
Made in us
Flashy Flashgitz






Underneath your painting desk

Wow. This is truly some of the most amazing, inspirational scratch built stuff I have ever seen. And that should mean a lot, because like any inspiration-hungry mek out there I have spent hours scouring the internetz for scratchbuilds...

I am definitely subbed for more. Your painting is fantastic too. And, I really like your homemade big shootas- would you consider selling some?

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Smokin' Skorcha Driver





York, Yorkshire, England, UK

i made this yesterday and today, just need to paint it now. some times i think why hasn't GW upgraded the Buggy they do, but when i make stuff like this, i think can they do better ?












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My Blog http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/426770.page
All the Plastic card I use in all my models comes from my Local Model Train shop in (www.collectable-models.co.uk), UK, you can also buy it on-line, please asking me where i get it from or you go on the list. and also from here http://myworld.ebay.co.uk/treadhead2004/&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2754
 
   
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Battlewagon Driver with Charged Engine






Boulder, CO

Absolutely brilliant builds all around.
   
Made in us
Humorless Arbite




Outside the DarkTower, amongst the roses.

I'm going to say it, you are the best ork painter\builder in the game. All hail Wazzoo 2000!!!

...Of course it just my opinion, but if anyone else comes close post it.

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When you suffer a Falling Sky hit, roll a D6 - on a 4+ the hit is ignored as per the Pinch of Salt save. On a 1-3 panic insues - you automatically fail common sense tests for the next 2 weeks and get +7 to your negativity stat. -Praxiss


 
   
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Smokin' Skorcha Driver





York, Yorkshire, England, UK

thanks for all the nice come backs guys, my head is super big now hahaha

here is my Zapper, i copyed this from a model i saw on here, hope you like. i still need to finish this off, the driver and gunner need painting and the hole thing needs touching up.







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My Blog http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/426770.page
All the Plastic card I use in all my models comes from my Local Model Train shop in (www.collectable-models.co.uk), UK, you can also buy it on-line, please asking me where i get it from or you go on the list. and also from here http://myworld.ebay.co.uk/treadhead2004/&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2754
 
   
Made in dk
Ragin' Ork Dreadnought






Ingelheim am Rhein, Germany

Now look at that! I browse the blog page, find an intersting title, go there...... and find these awesome conversions i have already seen in the gallery a few days before. Looking at the creators' profile page a few days ago, I discovered that he has not yet started a blog. I pm him and tell him to start one, but then i forget about it because im visiting denmark with my family.
Now i get bored, start dakka, and find this blog! what a coincidence!

Really awesome models here, im sure gonna copy some of these ideas!

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My ORK!-Blog here on dakka And if you need a good conversion or a paintjob... My commission blog

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Made in us
Lead-Footed Trukkboy Driver





I LOVE that looted Russ. Although in the truest sense you can never have enough, but I believe it's Dakka is... adequate.

   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Smokin' Skorcha Driver





York, Yorkshire, England, UK

hahaha thanks mate, i did take your advice and start one, i forgot to PM you and tell you, but hay, your here now, and feel free to copy away, just make sure you show me your results.


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here is my Jet fighter, the launcher is magnetised and fits on a GW truck, i will post when i stick the wheels back on it and paint it.











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My Blog http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/426770.page
All the Plastic card I use in all my models comes from my Local Model Train shop in (www.collectable-models.co.uk), UK, you can also buy it on-line, please asking me where i get it from or you go on the list. and also from here http://myworld.ebay.co.uk/treadhead2004/&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2754
 
   
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Been Around the Block





Sheffield

Everything I have seen is pure gold!

Looking at my recent attempt at scartch building and painting though, I've come to the medical conclusion that your almost annoyingly modest!
Mind, better that than the otherway round
   
Made in gb
Bonkers Buggy Driver with Rockets





UK

Wow some flippin' amazing things in the blog. Honestly I don't think i've seen many conversion better done.

I'm always on the hunt for converting materials and the like. Could you let me know where you get your textured plasti-card from? Please

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Smokin' Skorcha Driver





York, Yorkshire, England, UK

i get ALL my plastic card and plastic tubs from my local model train shop in York, but i've also got some from a Flying model shop in Leeds, i dont like buying it Online, as i like to see the stuff befor i buy it, like some of the card, the really thin stuff to the thick stuff, i like to see what i'm working with.

just google "model shops in ......................." (you Local town) and i bet you get about 4 or 5 you had no clue were there, then ring them and ask if they sell it, then bob's your uncle, your working with plastic card you wanted all along.

My Blog http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/426770.page
All the Plastic card I use in all my models comes from my Local Model Train shop in (www.collectable-models.co.uk), UK, you can also buy it on-line, please asking me where i get it from or you go on the list. and also from here http://myworld.ebay.co.uk/treadhead2004/&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2754
 
   
Made in us
Flashy Flashgitz






Underneath your painting desk

I actually do have an uncle named Bob. Funny how that works.

Anyway, sheesh, you leave wazzoo for a few hours and here he goes and posts a bunch more finished masterpieces....

Awesome work.

Goldakka's Waaagh!!: 5000 pts

Take a look at my hobby progress: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/395637.page



 
   
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Battlewagon Driver with Charged Engine






Boulder, CO

My only question is, are you casting those trukk wheels yourself or getting them from someone?

Cause I wants cheap trukk wheels.
   
Made in us
Brigadier General





Texas

So much converted orky awesoness. I especially love those aircrafts

 
   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Smokin' Skorcha Driver





York, Yorkshire, England, UK

too Matphat - the GW ork truck is a very good kit, loads of stuff on it to use in conversion and scratch building, so i there for do not encourage anyone yo copy GW stuff, as they get very funny about it, yeh you can buy them on ebay, but for the price they sell them for its not worth it.

i got a casting and moulding kit on Monday, just to give it a try, lets put it this way, eBay no longer has my business when it come to wheels, but ill always get my Deffkopta's from there, rule of thumb is never pay more than £3.50 inc postage for them and ill never run out of wheels again.

My Blog http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/426770.page
All the Plastic card I use in all my models comes from my Local Model Train shop in (www.collectable-models.co.uk), UK, you can also buy it on-line, please asking me where i get it from or you go on the list. and also from here http://myworld.ebay.co.uk/treadhead2004/&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2754
 
   
Made in de
Fresh-Faced Inquisitorial Acolyte





Mellrichstadt, Germany

Absolute beautyful and perfect models! The painted ones are looking better than the original forge world stuff.

   
Made in ie
Regular Dakkanaut





Ireland

Really good scratchbuilds, Do you generally have a plan before you start because it looks like you do a lot of pre-measuring and cutting of the plasticard before assembling the basic framework for your designs, Very rarely see so much precision in orky builds.
   
Made in gb
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Smokin' Skorcha Driver





York, Yorkshire, England, UK

i never plan anything, i see some thing i build it, i like some thing i built it. its all in my head, i can sort of see the finished model in my head and then that's my goals, some times i base my models on real vehicles, so that makes it easy for me to make them, but other than that, its all in my head.

My Blog http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/426770.page
All the Plastic card I use in all my models comes from my Local Model Train shop in (www.collectable-models.co.uk), UK, you can also buy it on-line, please asking me where i get it from or you go on the list. and also from here http://myworld.ebay.co.uk/treadhead2004/&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2754
 
   
 
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