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Made in gb
Raging-on-the-Inside Blood Angel Sergeant






Good work on the 2nd and 3rd places, well deserved! The others must’ve been a sight to behold! The trukk tracks are looking neat too, I agree that the level of mechanical detail is insane for an Ork toy!

Goberts Gubbins - A Random Oldhammer P&M Blog, now with added Blackstone Fortress 
   
Made in ca
Longtime Dakkanaut





Surrey, BC - Canada

Congratulations Ezki.

On your placing and the conversion of the Ork truck.

Cheers,

CB


DC:70S++G+M++B+I++PW40k-89-+D+++++A+++/aWD088R+T(M)DM+  
   
Made in gb
Regular Dakkanaut





congrats on the painting comp, some well deserved recognition of your good work. New wagons are looking good so far too
   
Made in de
Regular Dakkanaut






Congrats on 2nd and 3rd place, highly deserved!
   
Made in us
Near Golden Daemon Caliber





Affton, MO. USA

Both well earned. I always appreciate someone who can pull off the Ork style. It’s just not something I can do, but you have it down to an art sir.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
Made in fi
Shrieking Guardian Jetbiker





Finland, Espoo

Thank you very much guys!

Gobert: Yeah the others were truly amazing. Especially a particular GC Leman Russ that snatched the victory in the vehicle category.

Teophony: Just think (or don't think?) like an ork and it comes naturally


Some more stuff done.
Feels that the progress has been really slow, even though I managed to have quite a lot of hobby time during the end of the week.
It just seems to take a ton of time to play around with the conversions.

We did a mass order and got some more foam. So some of the time was spent cutting some slots for my minis.



To the actual progress:

Managed to finish the suspension and drive train for the trukk. I did a drive shaft out of an old brush cap (cover?).


It's now pretty much done. Might add a detail or two to it before painting.





While some of the pieces on the trukk were drying out, I started working on the Megatrakk Scrapjet.
I really wanted to make this one look like a former biplane. At first I thought about just adding another wing on top.
That looked a bit weird, so I decided to cut off the original "wings" and smoothed the edges with a file.


I did some prototyping. Used two spare parts from the Dakkajet, which also worked as a template for the plasticard wings on the bottom.
The bottom wings are not in a "realistic" position, as they should be a lot lower. But I really liked how it looked.


The only problem was that this way the mini would not be very game friendly. It would be a lot wider than a land raider and it would be impossible to move it around on an urban setting.

I then did another prototype with torn of wings.
I watched dozens of images of old rusty crashed planes for inspiration.


The smaller ones turned out okay, but I'm not sure of the large top wing.
I added a layer of really thin plasticard which I first wrinkled in my hands. It tries to represent the aluminum coat on the wings, which usually wrinkles a lot when the wings are broken.
The metal wiring represents the structure found inside the wings.

I might have to make the hole on the top wing a lot larger and add some more wiring.
I'll play around with it for a while. I fear that while I'm trying to make it as realistic as possible, I might end up making it look too messy.
We'll see how it goes.

Thanks for looking. Catch you later!

   
Made in hk
Nasty Nob





USA

Wow you are really cranking out a lot of great progress, it doesn't feel slow to me. Also, you should follow your own inspiration, but I love the love you made by taking the wings off of the Megatrakk Scrapjet. Without any wings it looks like such a cool muscle car. Maybe just put some wheels on it forget about the trakks also.

   
Made in gb
Executing Exarch






That scrapjet is going to be awesome!

https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/772746.page#10378083 - My progress/failblog painting blog thingy

Eldar- 4436 pts


AngryAngel80 wrote:
I don't know, when I see awesome rules, I'm like " Baby, your rules looking so fine. Maybe I gotta add you to my first strike battalion eh ? "
 
   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






Brilliant modeling on the damaged wings. The first trukk is great, but I really like the look of the scrapjet body so far. Some big dragster tires in the back would make an awesome hot rod.
   
Made in ca
Longtime Dakkanaut





Surrey, BC - Canada

Ezki,

Great scratch building on the Truk. Fit for a War Boss to ride in.

Cheers,

CB


DC:70S++G+M++B+I++PW40k-89-+D+++++A+++/aWD088R+T(M)DM+  
   
Made in fi
Shrieking Guardian Jetbiker





Finland, Espoo

Thanks guys!

Youwashock & Syro: Thanks for the ideas! I actually left the suspension parts for the tracks out, as I was considering the possibility of replacing them with wheels. I'm not too keen on the original tracks.
As a muscle car fan myself, I liked that idea of a muscle car dragster so much that I'm thinking of heading to that direction instead.

What helps with the decision is that the top wing failed a bit (I messed up with it a little too much after the last post).
I still want to make a biplane, so I'll try it again when I'm getting another one of these. Or I might convert a dakkajet, as the movement problems turned out to be a real problem...

Captain Brown: Thanks! It will indeed be a fit ride for the big guy!



Nothing to show this time, just messing around with three different kits spread all over my workbench.


Edit: stupid typos.

This message was edited 2 times. Last update was at 2020/02/12 18:03:55


   
Made in fi
Shrieking Guardian Jetbiker





Finland, Espoo

Hey again!

Got the Scrapjet almost built. Actually I got to this step almost a week ago, but I can't make my mind on the final configuration.

Inspired by Syro & Youwashock and a few images on the internet, I decided to go with a muscle / race car look instead of the biplane.
I used the racers from 30's, 40's and 50's as an inspiration for the "final" look. Especially this Ferrari from 1952 had some similar elements:

Spoiler:




The first iteration looks more like the Ferrari in the spoilered image.


I kind of like the simplified look of it.
The only "problem" with it is the fact that I can't seem to find a place for the wing missiles. I don't think It's not that big of a thing if I were to leave them out.

Anyway, I tried another configuration with a spoiler made from a trukk bit:







The second iteration has the missiles visible, which would make more sense on the tabletop. It also looks a bit more mean. But then again, the spoiler breaks the historic look a bit.

So it comes down to the question: closer to the source material or a meaner look?


While I'm trying to make up my mind, I started to mess around with the last conversion project (for now).
It's the Shokkjump Dragsta I bought during the sales on a game store near my workplace (a few updates ago).

Now the model looks cool and all, but in my opinion it looks a bit too much like a F1 car out of the box. Nothing wrong with that, but it does not quite fit my mind set.

So instead, I'm making it look a bit more robust. Maybe make it a bit higher to look like an off road racer or something.

The first thing I'm messing with is the hood. I'm trying to find a way to fit the engine from the Mek Workshop kit to it. I have been saving it for "the perfect project", but as I have not yet figured what that could be, I'm using it for this.
I cut off most of the hood so that the engine is visible. To my surprise, the exhaust manifolds from the Shokkjump Dragsta kit fir perfectly to the engine block. Like they were meant to work together.


Test fitting with a different parts. Almost nothing has been glued on. And the spoiler seems to be the wrong way around


As you can see, I have been messing around with different bits and configurations.
My head is bursting with ideas, but the actual implementation seems to be hard sometimes.

I think I'll get back to painting when these two cars have been built. If I keep building more without painting these first, I might run the risk of setting them aside for months (or years) to gather dust.
Painting four Ork vehicles in a row will be challenging enough. It might be possible that I do a little sidestep somewhere in the middle of that process. We'll see.

I "should" work on my other projects as well, as I feel that the Orks have gotten most of my attention for the last year or so. But then again, one should work with projects that currently feel most inspiring.

Thanks for looking!


Edit: the Ferrari is from 1952, not 1925

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Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






I like the top car with the spoiler. The bottom car is looking good. The custom engine is sweet.
   
Made in hk
Nasty Nob





USA

I love the muscle car/scrapjet Ezki! Honestly it's hard to say if it looks better with or without the tail-fin. It's funny, I was going to suggest a spoiler, and then the very next photo I see you saying you had tried it out. Either way, it looks great, and good luck deciding on the final build.

   
Made in au
Ragin' Ork Dreadnought






Perth, Australia

Must... resist... Ork... vehicle... customisations...

Inspiring work - keep it up!

   
Made in de
Regular Dakkanaut






Nice work and wouldn't be surprised if the designer's anticipated, that people would try to put the engine into the vehicles and built it as a kind of easter egg.
   
Made in fi
Regular Dakkanaut





Your vehicle conversions kick ass! I love the Scrapjet, looks so much better with wheels. I think I prefer the non-winged version, but both look good.

Also, I took a look at the WH Helsinki's FB page, you've definitely taken great photos! And of course, some brilliant models on show, congrats for the medals! I would've loved to take part, even though I wouldn't have had a chance, but living on the other side of the country made that impossible..

My P&M log here on Dakka [WIP and finished work]
My blog on Wordpress [Finished work] 
   
Made in fi
Shrieking Guardian Jetbiker





Finland, Espoo

Thanks youwashock, Syro, Arakasi, Viterbi and mcmattila! Much appreciated.

Syro: Great minds think alike!

Arakasi: Let the inner Mek loose!
Checked your old Ork thread and I gotta say, you got it! Likewise a great source of inspiration.

Viterbi: Might very well be so!

mcmattila: With your skills, I think you would have fared quite well in the competition!
Your tips and links have certainly helped with photography, so thank you for that! Sadly FB does nasty things to the quality of the pictures. They edited pics look a lot better on my PC...



Regarding the Scrapjet, I think I'll make the final choice when I'm actually starting to paint the thing.

Some more progress on the Shokkjump Dragsta.
I decided to make it look a little less like a "dragster" and a little more like an offroad vehicle.

As an inspiration, I'm using the traditional looking off road RC cars with a combination of a buggy style look.

Something similar to these images. These pictures and NOT mine.
Spoiler:







The final look will (hopefully) have some similar elements to these kind of vehicles with a twist of orkiness.

I started by cutting the track suspension parts from the Scrapjet in two, and used them as mounting points for the tires.
The back side of the suspension part was hollow, so I added some plasticard there. Still needs some rivets, but I'll do all of them in one go to all the vehicles.
The tires are from the trukk kit.



I had to carve out the original mount point a bit. It's not pretty, but it will be hidden.



The front tires were a bit harder. I had to saw the mounting points off in order to get them lower.
The end result is not pretty here either. I cut a bit deep as I wanted to preserve the mounting points completely, without losing any material on them.
I need to sort those marks out somehow. Or just dress them as battle damage. Here I'm test fitting with the original front tires.



While fiddling around with the front tires, I noticed that the front "spoiler" is a bit problematic. So I did the natural deed of cutting it off. It was quite bold, but hey ho.
I also cut a little more material out of the hood and added some plasticard on the rear to cover some empty space behind the engine.



Test fitting with the first iteration. Most of the parts are pointing in funny directions, as they are either held together with tape or static pressure.
I still need to figure out what to do with the front of the vehicle. I have a couple of ideas and I already made a prototype of a metal plate full of spikes. The glue is still drying, so I'll grab some pictures when the vehicle is complete.



Many of the parts in this kit (after and before conversions) are in hard to reach places. So I think I'll have to paint it this way and assemble it later.
The shokk engine that goes to the back (on the right corner) is held together with two sided tape in the picture. It still comes off to five different bits.


Thanks for looking!

   
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






Talk about a trip to the chop shop. It is looking very cool, though. Some glue and paint and weathering will have it all meshing together just fine. Most ork buggies scream Mad Max, but this one really looks the part.
   
Made in au
Ragin' Ork Dreadnought






Perth, Australia

Looking at your inspiration pics, it may look better to go with all the same size wheels - ie all back trukk wheels.

   
Made in fi
Shrieking Guardian Jetbiker





Finland, Espoo

Thanks for the comments!

youwashock: Thanks! I actually just finished the third movie from the original trilogy for inspiration. It was the only one I had not seen yet.

Arakasi: Thanks for the comment! Now that you mentioned it, you are absolutely right! I gotta acquire a set of tires from somewhere.

   
Made in fi
Shrieking Guardian Jetbiker





Finland, Espoo

Alright then. Got the Shokkjump Drags... Buggy completed.

It was definitely the most demanding and time consuming one out of these last four vehicles I have built over the last month.
That being said, it was maybe the one I had most fun with.

I decided to follow Arakasi's suggestion by switching the front tires to match the rear tires. It truly looks better this way. Thanks for the hint!
As I said I did the bold move of sawing off the front spoiler. It took me a while to figure what to do with the front. Ended up using one of the pieces from the spoiler as a cover plate on which I glued some spikes.

I tried to figure out something different instead of the saw blades. At first I added a piece of plasticard to cover the hole and tried to build something from there.
Decided to go with the saw blades in the end. Should have gone with them to begin with: in my opinion they fit the final look pretty well after all!

To finish the Mad Max look, I created some spikes to the rims from plasticard. I think they make the overall look a bit meaner.

I primed some of the parts black before hand (not glued in yet), so the details blend in a bit.








I'm quite happy with the result so far!
Might have to fiddle with the tires a bit while making the base for it.


It's been a month since I touched a brush. Being full on in building mode has actually been pretty fun. I managed to feed from multiple sources of inspiration and keep myself in the same headspace all the time during the project.
There are a bunch of things I still want to build, but I think it's good to do some painting for a while.
I have never built this many conversions in a row, so painting them all will be a major task. Though I have a feeling I will enjoy it.

All four of them primed (except the Battlewagon) and ready to be painted!
Just managed to clean my desk from all the plastic residue etc. So I quickly threw a couple of printer papers on it for the pictures. Lazy me.







Before signing off, I want to show one more thing.
I decided to prototype just a teeny bit with the leftover parts from various kits.
I have always wanted to build a Max Max style Hot Rod for Orks. Like a proper Hot Rod.
So I fixed the Trukk frame I had previously ripped apart with some sprue and plasticard and harshly fit a few bits to get the general feeling for it.
It's nothing much, but it's a start.



Where many might see a pile of bits, I imagine it as a base for a 30's Chevy or a Ford.
With some bigger tires on the back, headlamps beside the radiator, a chassis from plasticard... I can already hear the engine roaring...

Anyway, enough of dreaming. I won't build this until I have game tested the two new buggies to see which I like the most on the tabletop.
Plus I will try to keep focused on finishing these things first

Thanks for looking!

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Made in us
Posts with Authority





Boston-area [Watertown] Massachusetts

I can definitely see the open-front-end-hot-rod you're seeing there, it'll look great with the driver's compartment perched in back!

--B.


Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
Made in hk
Nasty Nob





USA

Beautiful set of vehicles Ezki. It's been fun watching you build them. I always get into big building and making models, and put off painting.

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Made in au
Ragin' Ork Dreadnought






Perth, Australia

Yup, looks much better weighted with the larger front wheels.

   
Made in es
Squishy Squig





Amazing looking buggies Ezki!

I'm trying to build an old-style hot rod too, maybe based on a '32 Ford roadster, or a '36 one. Will be interesting seeing each others work

   
Made in gb
Raging-on-the-Inside Blood Angel Sergeant






A great set of buggies and wagons you’ve pulled together Ezki. The Shokkjump Drag Buggy is real triumph of Ork engineering! Your hot rod idea is really cool too, will you be buying a ford/Chevy model as a starting point or making it from scratch?

Goberts Gubbins - A Random Oldhammer P&M Blog, now with added Blackstone Fortress 
   
Made in ca
Longtime Dakkanaut





Surrey, BC - Canada

Those are some Speed Freaks!

Cheers,

CB


DC:70S++G+M++B+I++PW40k-89-+D+++++A+++/aWD088R+T(M)DM+  
   
Made in fi
Shrieking Guardian Jetbiker





Finland, Espoo

Thank you very much guys! Glad you like 'em.


Gobert: Thanks! At the moment I'm thinking about making the chassis out of plasticard. Not sure yet. I will at least try to make it myself.

rakkzul: Indeed! Be sure to post some progress when you get to working with it!


Syro: It's so easy to get carried away with the building process. I have to be careful not to over do it, so I won't actually add to my pile of shame

Briancj: Hopefully so! I think I'll start building it when I'm done with these four.




The painting process has been slow so far. Granted I have not been able to paint more than a few times over the last week.
I thought about posting my next update when the first vehicle is ready, but it seems to take a while so I decided to show at least some progress.

I decided to start with the trukk.
Base coating it was painstakingly slow, as I did the stupid thing of gluing all the parts together before adding the base colors.
All the tight corners under the hull and between the axles were a pain to paint.
Luckily all that's left is the fun part: weathering and painting all the details / highlights!


So far I have added a layer of red and metal. I also started a little bit with the weathering by adding the first layer of brown to make the metal look rusted.
It's a bit messy so far, but hopefully the details will pull it together.







Will keep you posted!


   
Made in gb
Raging-on-the-Inside Blood Angel Sergeant






Sweet ride, but who’s driving it? I guess you’re planning to paint the driver separately?

Goberts Gubbins - A Random Oldhammer P&M Blog, now with added Blackstone Fortress 
   
 
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