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Made in gb
Stealthy Grot Snipa






Northern Ireland

Awesome work! Best Gorkamorka thing I've seen on Dakka ever!

   
Made in us
Poxed Plague Monk






Thanks, theCrowe! A lot of my conversions have come out a lot different from how I originally planned them, but overall, I think that most of it has turned out for the better so far.
   
Made in us
Lead-Footed Trukkboy Driver





Houston, TX

DUDE....

The speaker rack is amazing! I love it. Thanks for the idea on using snaps and tiny bells. I was wondering what to use for something similar and those turned out great.

I also love the smirk on the newest boy.

And the skull with the helmet still on is pure genius! You are on a roll, my friend! Keep it coming. I walk away from this page for a week and there is so much new greatness here.

Project log and campaign featuring Orks, Imperial Guard, Marines, Tyranids: http://www.xhorikwar.blogspot.com/
Currently focused on our Horus Heresy campaign with White Scars, Death Guard and Imperial Militia.  
   
Made in us
Regular Dakkanaut




Those smiles are absolutely amazing. I'm going to have to up my greenstuff sculpting game and try to replicate that effect. I love your conversion work!

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Made in ca
Fully-charged Electropriest





Absolutely fantastic stuff. Proper Orky. Gorkamorka is awesome, and you are awesome for making these awesome figs to play it with. Great blog and battle report, please keep this going!
   
Made in gb
Pious Palatine






Excellent work dude. Love the speaker.

EDC
   
Made in be
Liberated Grot Land Raida






Belgium

Like the little tribute. It's these little things that make skirmish game mobs come alive IMO

A Squeaky Waaagh!!

Camkhieri: "And another very cool thing, my phones predictive text actually gave me chicken as an option after typing robot, how cool is that."'

Meercat: "All eyes turned to the horizon and beheld, in lonely and menacing grandeur, the silhouette of a single Grot robot chicken; a portent of evil days to come."
From 'The Plucking of Gindoo Phlem' 
   
Made in us
Poxed Plague Monk






Thanks, everyone!

@Riddle of Steel - You can probably find much better supplies online if you know what you're looking for. This was mostly the result of me wandering around craft stores for a few hours looking at every weird little bobble that I might be able to dismantle for parts. Smaller ball bearings would have worked better with the snaps I got, and a wider variety of bells and snaps would have looked really cool. Still, I can't complain. I never would have thought of using snaps at all if I hadn't stumbled across them in a fabric store.

@theocracity - The smiles are mostly pretty easy conversions, except for the nob (who required a decent amount of dentistry). It's mostly just a matter of filing off part of the lower lip and resculpting it a bit higher. Ork faces actually make pretty good practice, since huge lips and teeth are easier to sculpt than tiny human features.

Also, since Jambles, Riddle of Steel, and a few other people have expressed interest, here's a brief recap of da boyz latest adventures:

This time around, the gloves were off from the start. The first game was a four-way free-for-all between the four gangs. Grizwoad and Marvolork were on one side of the table, facing down the two Gorker nobs, Chad and Urzig on the other.



There were a number of dangerous cacti and mushroom patches on the table, but the biggest hazard was a rather ominous unexploded bomb that was right between Grizwoad and Chad. Two pieces of scrap were there along side it for the ork daring enough to get close enough.



Perhaps not surprisingly, both of us just shot at the bomb until we managed to set it off. Probably for the best, as we rolled so high for the blast that it nearly engulfed both our vehicles anyway.

Meanwhile, on the other side of the table, Urzig and Marvolork charged headlong into each other, immobilizing Marvolork's big trakk. Over the course of the campaign, Urzig had managed to become a close combat monster, so this encounter didn't bode particularly well for Marvolork and his boyz.



As hand-to-hand combat broke out across the far side of the table, Chad and Grizwoad's boyz were still blasting away at each other while trying to avoid the sizable crater left by the explosion. The shoutas and spikes on my big trakk were enough to discourage any attempt at boarding, so I was able to force Chad and his mob toward Urzig's truck.



In the end, I was able to snatch up most of the scrap on that side of the table while the rest of the mobs started bottling out. It was the first win for Grizwoad and his boyz.

The next two games went fairly quickly and were much less eventful. First I faced off against Urzig and his crew. Though they had the upper hand, they simply grabbed the nearest piece of scrap and ran off back to their mines (which everyone else agreed was quite un-orky). The third game against Marvolork was apparently so intense that I forgot to take any pictures.

In any case, I found myself in a good position going into the big race at the end of the day. I'd come out on top in all of my games and hadn't suffered any major losses (a refreshing change of pace). This time, however, I wasn't the only one with two entries in the race. Everyone but Urzig had picked up a second vehicle, so there were seven racers this time around.



Once again, Marvolork took an early lead in the race. As my big trakk tried to pass it, his grabba arm reached out and plucked Grizwoad right out of the back of his rig.



Naturally, the boyz were in a bit of a panic as their leader was being crushed to death in Marvolork's giant pincer, so they threw everything they had at the enemy trakk. Fortunately, one lucky shot managed to hit them right in the gubbinz, and the grabba was blown clean off the back of Marvolork's trakk, freeing Grizwoad, who ran quickly back to the safety of his spiky car.



Going into the first curve, the race had turned into a fairly orderly procession with Marvolork leading the way. By the end of the first turn, however, everything had erupted into chaos. True to form, Marvolork's boosta rokkits exploded the first time he used them, forcing everyone else to dodge the flaming wreckage of his trakk. Urzig's boyz also fired of several boostas, plowing their way to the front of the pack before spinning out. Meanwhile, a lucky shot managed to knock Grizwoad's shoutas off the back of his vehicle, ruining the vibe for the whole mob.

With nearly every vehicle at a dead stop after collisions or spin-outs, Urzig came charging across the middle of the track and started wreaking havoc. He nonchalantly tossed Grizwoad, Toast, and Shifty out of their vehicles, while beating Abby and Spike into unconsciousness. The height of the chaos saw Urzig and Chad locked in personal combat on the back of Abby's trakk (which no longer had any of my mobsters aboard).



With no drivers left standing, Grizwoad climbed aboard Urzig's trukk and started dispatching his boyz in the same fashion. Within a few rounds, the two nobs had obliterated each other's mobs.

Somehow in all this confusion, Chad's two drivers managed to sneak away (ignoring the fact that their boss was getting the tar beat out of himself by Urzig).



Grizwoad and Toast, who at this point were the only two boyz in the mob left standing, made a mad dash to the finishing line to try and stop them. Toast managed to get off a few shots before being flattened and Grizwoad got one swipe with his big choppa, but it was no use. Chad's gang managed to pick up first and second place. There was no third place prize this time, because there was no one left standing who could drive the abandoned vehicles that littered the raceway.

With an even more decisive win in this race than in the first, Chad and his mob are poised to win the campaign next time we get together. Despite a good showing this time around, my mob wasn't able to catch up to the frontrunners. It would take a miracle to pull ahead of both Chad and Urzig next time, but if nothing else, we'll give 'em a run for their money. I've got a lot of stuff to build before next time...
   
Made in be
Liberated Grot Land Raida






Belgium

Looking great, and it sure reads like a lot of un . Quick question: what is that purple vehicle based on? Those tracks look like something I'd want to loot.

A Squeaky Waaagh!!

Camkhieri: "And another very cool thing, my phones predictive text actually gave me chicken as an option after typing robot, how cool is that."'

Meercat: "All eyes turned to the horizon and beheld, in lonely and menacing grandeur, the silhouette of a single Grot robot chicken; a portent of evil days to come."
From 'The Plucking of Gindoo Phlem' 
   
Made in gb
Stealthy Grot Snipa






Northern Ireland

Great orky antics! Gotta love this game.
I also enjoyed the ubiquitous green ball cactus with red cocktail stick spikes! Classic stuff.

   
Made in us
Lead-Footed Trukkboy Driver





Houston, TX

Oh yeah, seeing the battle reports brings back memories of this game. I haven't played in 15 - 20 years, but I would love to give it another go. What could be more fun than orks, orks and more orks causing carnage?!

Thanks for sharing your stuff.

Project log and campaign featuring Orks, Imperial Guard, Marines, Tyranids: http://www.xhorikwar.blogspot.com/
Currently focused on our Horus Heresy campaign with White Scars, Death Guard and Imperial Militia.  
   
Made in au
Daring Dark Eldar Raider Rider





Canberra

What a great campaign! This thread is the best thread. (also, front page!)

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Kings of War/Fantasy: Bretonnians. Full Thrust: Oceanic Union and Sa'Vasku. Bolt Action: Poland. 40K: Dark Eldar. 
   
Made in us
Poxed Plague Monk






@CommissarKhaine It's a Forge World Ork Big Trakk with some minor modifications and some additional gubbinz that have been added on throughout the campaign.

@theCrowe It's just not Gorkamorka without big spiky cactus balls...

@goblinpaladin Whoa! That's awesome! Thanks for pointing that out, I hadn't even noticed.
   
Made in gb
Pious Palatine






Cool write up of the game.

EDC
   
Made in ca
Fully-charged Electropriest





This continues to be everything I ever wanted.

Great campaign, I'm absolutely loving the Orky action. I lost it when the Nob got picked out of the trukk by the grabba claw.
   
Made in be
Liberated Grot Land Raida






Belgium

@CommissarKhaine It's a Forge World Ork Big Trakk with some minor modifications and some additional gubbinz that have been added on throughout the campaign.


That's a very nice model! I may have to consider FW at some point... Thanks for the info

A Squeaky Waaagh!!

Camkhieri: "And another very cool thing, my phones predictive text actually gave me chicken as an option after typing robot, how cool is that."'

Meercat: "All eyes turned to the horizon and beheld, in lonely and menacing grandeur, the silhouette of a single Grot robot chicken; a portent of evil days to come."
From 'The Plucking of Gindoo Phlem' 
   
Made in us
Squishy Squighound





 Jambles wrote:
Great campaign, I'm absolutely loving the Orky action. I lost it when the Nob got picked out of the trukk by the grabba claw.


I lost it when Grizwoad was freed by the luckiest round of shooting imaginable... but that's my grabba claw his mob managed to shoot off!
   
Made in us
Poxed Plague Monk






 Marvolork wrote:

I lost it when Grizwoad was freed by the luckiest round of shooting imaginable... but that's my grabba claw his mob managed to shoot off!


That's what you get for going after the nob of the shootiest gang in the campaign. Next time grab Urzig.
   
Made in us
Squishy Squighound





 CommissarKhaine wrote:
That's a very nice model! I may have to consider FW at some point... Thanks for the info


It is a nice model and I do love it dearly, but be warned that it is a nightmare to assemble!
   
Made in be
Liberated Grot Land Raida






Belgium

 Marvolork wrote:
 CommissarKhaine wrote:
That's a very nice model! I may have to consider FW at some point... Thanks for the info


It is a nice model and I do love it dearly, but be warned that it is a nightmare to assemble!


I figured that much, it being FW . I've bene eyeing some grot tanks for a while, might add in a big trakk.. we'll have to see what the wallet says

A Squeaky Waaagh!!

Camkhieri: "And another very cool thing, my phones predictive text actually gave me chicken as an option after typing robot, how cool is that."'

Meercat: "All eyes turned to the horizon and beheld, in lonely and menacing grandeur, the silhouette of a single Grot robot chicken; a portent of evil days to come."
From 'The Plucking of Gindoo Phlem' 
   
Made in us
Poxed Plague Monk






Work has commenced on a new vehicle for my Morkers. It's another Trakk based off the standard Ork Wartrakk, but this one will be much more heavily converted than my last one. I'm basically tearing it apart (I bought it fully assembled on eBay) and then putting it back together with plasticard and green stuff.

Unfortunately, I made the mistake of starting with nothing more than a single sheet of plasticard as the main structural element, which ended up breaking on three different occasions.



After finally admitting the error of my ways, I decided to reinforce my flimsy joints with a few good, solid chunks of sprue. I also cut off the three little boxes on the top of the tracks in preparation for another sheet of plasticard, which ended up being a much more difficult task than I had anticipated (I broke two hobby knives trying to remove them carefully). Finally, I added a crossbeam to connect the two halves, as well as a bunch more structural supports that will hold the top and bottom together and help to spread out the weight a bit.



Hopefully this will result in a fairly sturdy vehicle once I add the platform for the gunner. After that, I just need the driver's seat and some finishing touches and this one should be ready for a test drive.
   
Made in be
Liberated Grot Land Raida






Belgium

I-beams are your friend for this kind of work . Curious to see how this will end up!

A Squeaky Waaagh!!

Camkhieri: "And another very cool thing, my phones predictive text actually gave me chicken as an option after typing robot, how cool is that."'

Meercat: "All eyes turned to the horizon and beheld, in lonely and menacing grandeur, the silhouette of a single Grot robot chicken; a portent of evil days to come."
From 'The Plucking of Gindoo Phlem' 
   
Made in us
Poxed Plague Monk






Taking a break from my severely overcomplicated trakk to add a new ork to my mob. Naturally, I've made him severely overcomplicated as well. Since I have a whole pile of Ork Boy legs in my bitz box that are all in the same squatty pose, I had the grand idea of simply repositioning a pair of them to add some variety to the mob. Not surprisingly, trying to straighten one of their legs has been quite an ordeal so far. I think I've got the joints all lined up where I want them to be, but it's going to take a fair amount of green stuff to fill in the gaps.



And since chopping one limb into multiple pieces wasn't enough work already, I decided to take a knife to one of his arms as well.



This one has an even bigger gap, so it looks like I'm going to have a go at sculpting some muscles soon. I have some ideas in mind for what I want to do with this fellow, so hopefully I can do them justice.
   
Made in au
Mutilatin' Mad Dok





Australia

I love the spike trukk. But those spikes look a bit bare.
Dry brush some blood on the tips to make it pop perhaps?

Either way I am loving what you're doing. Very orky conversions.

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Made in us
Poxed Plague Monk






@Novelist47 I have been thinking about going back over some of my old models and doing some touch-up work. I'm not a big fan of the fresh gore look, as smeared blood actually goes brown or black in a number of minutes, though I have thought about painting the wiring on the engine red instead of black to add a bit more color. If we end up finishing the Gorkamorka campaign next time we play, I might go back and add a few details like that afterwards.

In the meantime, however, work continues on the new mobster.



Apologies for the slightly blurry picture. I've bent the wire I used to pin it to give him back a bit of an elbow and I've started filling in the gap with green stuff. I've toyed with the idea of just wrapping his arm with bandages, or having some bullets, teef, or other trinkets covering up the gap, however, I think I've decided to just go for sculpting muscles to hopefully blend it in to the surrounding skin.
   
Made in us
Squishy Squighound





Looking good so far! Too bad his time on the tabletop will be short!
   
Made in us
Poxed Plague Monk






@Marvolork Since no one has even attempted to board my Big Trakk except when it's immobilized, I'd say his odds aren't too bad. If anything, his close combat skills will probably end up going to waste.

The reconstructed arm is finished, and it's looking pretty good.



It did take four layers of green stuff to get to this point, so I probably won't be doing tons of major resculpts in the near future if I can help it.

Also, I've started work on some other bits and bobs for this guy.



They don't look like much now, but with a bit of work, they should end up looking pretty good.
   
Made in us
Poxed Plague Monk






Did a bit more work on that little chunk of plasticard. Hopefully it's a bit more identifiable now.

   
Made in be
Liberated Grot Land Raida






Belgium

Looking forward to that boy. This is why I like skirmish games: you can be pretty ambitious with all your models.

A Squeaky Waaagh!!

Camkhieri: "And another very cool thing, my phones predictive text actually gave me chicken as an option after typing robot, how cool is that."'

Meercat: "All eyes turned to the horizon and beheld, in lonely and menacing grandeur, the silhouette of a single Grot robot chicken; a portent of evil days to come."
From 'The Plucking of Gindoo Phlem' 
   
Made in us
Poxed Plague Monk






 CommissarKhaine wrote:
Looking forward to that boy. This is why I like skirmish games: you can be pretty ambitious with all your models.

That's also why I have a Skaven army that's still only partially painted after fifteen years...

I think my hat has been sufficiently pimped out. I may have gone overboard with sticking little trinkets to it.



I've also finished another little accessory for this guy.

   
 
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