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Made in us
Tough-as-Nails Ork Boy






establishing an empire outside of the range of the astonomican

This is the first of hopefully many posts showcasing my work on ork conversions with a focus on Vehicles. Currently I am working on 5 different ork vehicles, a krawla-battlefortress, a count as Kill krusha, a junka with Kustom Force Field and a battle wagon.

I believe some pics are in order.
Here is the current state of progress of my krusha-battlefortress


Here is a pic of the front of the kill krusha tank

More pics will be coming of this soon.

here are some pics of the very WIP junka




and here are some pics of the battle wagon


here is the inside of it before it was painted (I haven't been able to get a good pic of it since its been painted)

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Made in gb
Land Raider Pilot on Cruise Control





Worle, UK

Some cool conversion work so far, i really like the cableing. I look forward to seeing how this continues


 
   
Made in us
Decrepit Dakkanaut






Burtucky, Michigan

Where did you get the first 2 tank bodies from? Ive seen a few Ork builders make some big ass tanks from some cheap tank toys, and if those are what Im talking about, let me know would ya? I plan on building some bigger stuff for my boyz down the road, and big ass tanks are what I need



Also, everything is looking pretty damn good so far, loving the blown out barrels so far

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Made in us
Tough-as-Nails Ork Boy






establishing an empire outside of the range of the astonomican

Thanks for the kind words. KingCracker, they were toy tanks but to be honest thats pretty much all I know, I got them from a friend of mine who was cleaning out his garage. (when they were still toy tanks)

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Crazed Spirit of the Defiler





Portland OR USA

I like where this is going

Depraved's Workbench (Chaos, Ork, Tyranid, conversions, terrain) http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/396886.page 
   
Made in us
Tough-as-Nails Ork Boy






establishing an empire outside of the range of the astonomican

Ok I have done a small amount of work on the krusha-battlefortress. I added some reinforcing to areas i deemed to be somewhat vulnerable.








I also started work on another turret surrounding

   
Made in gb
Kelne



Lost

Nice stuff.

I would add wires heading to the ram on the junka. It represents the deffrolla a bit better then, as it looks like a giant power weapon.
   
Made in us
Tough-as-Nails Ork Boy






establishing an empire outside of the range of the astonomican

@zilegil, That is a really good idea I think I'm going to do it.

   
Made in au
Warning From Magnus? Not Listening!






Adelaide, Australia

Would not want to get run-over by any of those...

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Made in us
Tough-as-Nails Ork Boy






establishing an empire outside of the range of the astonomican

Sorry to disappoint you but i couldn't find my copper wire so work on the 'deff-slicer' will have to wait. I did however start work on the orkified exhuast system.

once everything dries (the glue and the squadron green putty) that plasticard 'hang-nail will be cut off.

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Made in us
Tough-as-Nails Ork Boy






establishing an empire outside of the range of the astonomican

alright I got a little done this morning and yesterday after the last post.

First I added some orky fixin's to the very bland turret surrounding seen in one of the previous posts.


I also cut of the junkas unsightly plasticard hang-nail.


I also started thinking about the 'deff-slicer' and how I would probably want some sort of generator or transformer or something for the wire to come out of before being connected to the blades. So I cut Up a zzapp-gun from the battlewagon kit.


Last of all I closed off an opening in the back of the junka right under the High-voltage multiplier

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Made in gb
Kelne



Lost

Nice work.
   
Made in us
Tough-as-Nails Ork Boy






establishing an empire outside of the range of the astonomican

Well I managed to find my copper wire, (it was hiding on my workbench which i haven't been doing my work at recently). So I experimented with it and after much frustration this is what i came up with

   
Made in us
Tough-as-Nails Ork Boy






establishing an empire outside of the range of the astonomican

Alright hopefully This update will get some attention becuase I think i have some interesting stuff in store for everyone.

I was never quite happy with how I made the radar dish for the krawla battlefortress, mainly with the fact that it basically was just welded to a pole. So I dug through my bits boxes and found a metal deff dread leg from the previous version of the model, and mounted the radar dish on it like so:



However, now there isn't enough space for the antenna to rotate, so I'm playing around with the idea of using the part from a landraider that the heavy bolter/assault cannon is mounted on.



I figure that i will put an ork with binoculars or something in the big whole where the heavy bolters used to be, and mount the antenna in the smaller whole where a copula (I think thats the correct term) usually goes.

I have also undertaken a fifth ork vehicle project, I will be building a kustom battlefortress to use with the forgeworld rules, pics will be coming soon.

   
Made in us
Tough-as-Nails Ork Boy






establishing an empire outside of the range of the astonomican

OK here is the start of the Kustom Battlefortress that i mentioned in the previous post.

as you can see i used the sides of a beat-up landraider and rhino.

I also orkified a second exhaust pipe on the mekboy junka. I will post pics of it later today.



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no comments? hmm tough crowd...

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Made in gb
Member of the Malleus





A fuedal world on the fringes of Segmentum Tempestus

really ace conversions dude alls it needs is a lick of paint now

A spiritu dominatus,
Domine, libra nos,
From the lighting and the tempest,
Our Emperor, deliver us.
 
   
Made in us
Tough-as-Nails Ork Boy






establishing an empire outside of the range of the astonomican

Thanks nickmund, But I have a ton more work to do on everything before I can paint them, (or finish painting them in the case of the battlewagon)

I managed to pull myself away from minecraft long enough to do some more work.



I think it's coming along nicely. The rhino will make up the control section, though because of my lack of proper thinking due to minecraft withdrawal i glued plasticard on top of the rhino before I could add all the detail. Oh well I can always cut it off add the details, file/cut/sand off any superglue and then re-superglue it on.

I also worked on the firing platform.


The mounting brackets are for big shootas which have been magnetized for easy removal, and posing. Both the big shootas and mounting brackets are from the battlwagon kit, I received them as payment for converting a battlewagon for a friend of mine.

On a side note, its MY BIRTHDAY! today

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Made in us
Tough-as-Nails Ork Boy






establishing an empire outside of the range of the astonomican

Ok I got some work done this morning on both the Krawla battlefortress and the Kustom Battlefortress.

I decided to go ahead and glue the landraider hull turret mount onto the krawla battlefortress. I then added a tank hatch with a magnet glued on it to the small hole, and magnetized the radar dish as well.



As for the Kustom Battlefortress I am working on control section diorama.



   
Made in us
Tough-as-Nails Ork Boy






establishing an empire outside of the range of the astonomican

Sorry I haven't uploaded anything for a while, I've been busy.
However, Fear Not Internet Citizens I have made some progress !

I have had half of a cannon barrel from some tank for quite some time, I think it came from one of the many Bitz Boxes i have purchased and I finally thought of a use for it.


I think that it looks suitably orky, though granted it is a bit lacking in the rivet and reinforcinz department.

I also thought of a rather difficult thing to add to the Krawler a sponson that traverses horizontal a line but can also turn a bit to get a nearly 180° field of fire

this is the housing of the sponson inside there will be a few of these magnets:

http://www.rare-earth-magnets.com/p-40-nsn0635.aspx
these will allow the sponson to move horizontally, While I will attack 2 arced magnets to a platic rod to allow it to turn a bit
http://www.rare-earth-magnets.com/p-39-nsn0628.aspx

I tried using one of those cheep magnets like the ones people put on the refrigerator with the adhesive on one side but they are just too weak and I have always been happy with magcraft rare earth magnets.

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Squishy Squig





Dez are proppa!!! Keep dem Mek's working.


 
   
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Huge Bone Giant






'ere's a question: Are any of these open topped? And if so, where do the riders go?

Also, if they have 'ard Cases, do they have access points and fire points?

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Tough-as-Nails Ork Boy






establishing an empire outside of the range of the astonomican

well the battle wagon has the 'ard case upgrade and you can clearly see where said models go.
The battle fortress also has the ard case and it has firing points that double as access points, i will be making it have slightly different options than are normally allowed under the ork 'kustom' battle fortress datasheet in the imperial armour apoc book.
the junka has the ard case too and I will have to work out a way for them to fire from the non accessible top hatch
I have not thought that far on the krawla.
and the killkrusha can't transport models

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Bonkers Buggy Driver with Rockets







Some very inspiring conversion. Cant wait to see more.

   
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Tough-as-Nails Ork Boy






establishing an empire outside of the range of the astonomican

Just in case anyone was saying to themselves: "Oh my gosh how do you get so much stuff Primarch_of_mechmarines, I mean to be able to cut up land raiders and rhinos, You must be rich".
As Anvildude can tell you I have this amazing problem where people seem to just give me bits and tanks and stuff for cheap or free. Plus I am on good terms with all the veteran gamers at the FLGS and that helps alot.

   
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Huge Bone Giant






I will attest to that. It's terrible- he's always swimming in bitz, I'm amazed he can actually find anything...

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If yer an Ork, why dont ya WAAAGH!!

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Made in us
Tough-as-Nails Ork Boy






establishing an empire outside of the range of the astonomican

ok I managed to think of some work to do on one of the vehicles thanks to anvildude's open topped question.





In case you couldn't figure it out, its a firing platform that will be completely enclosed once its done.

And In other news 3 of my favorite mods for minecraft have been updated to 1.8.1, so thats been sucking up alot of my time.
in case your wondering, they are industrial craft 2, Buildcraft and Equivalent Exchange.

   
Made in us
Huge Bone Giant






That's what I was aiming for. I don't allus hit with my BS 2, but when I do, I do!

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If yer an Ork, why dont ya WAAAGH!!

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Made in us
Tough-as-Nails Ork Boy






establishing an empire outside of the range of the astonomican

I'm sorry for the lack of updates everyone, I had run out of ideas, but after cruising the webernets for a few hours last night I stumbled upon some of the old ork rumor threads from '09 and noticed some of the forgeworld concept sketches, these three in particular caught my eye.
http://www.the-waaagh.com/forums/index.php?act=attach&type=post&id=33695
http://www.the-waaagh.com/forums/index.php?act=attach&type=post&id=33691
http://www.the-waaagh.com/forums/index.php?act=attach&type=post&id=33697

I can feel my brain's thinking gubbinz starting up

on a related side note i just ordered some power cables from dragonforge 2 days ago (friday for me)


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ok I started on the zzapp kannon. It's obviously just preliminary work.

I'm not sure if i'm going to put it on the krawler or the battle fortress when its complete, though i think the krawla would be best.
Here is the start of the mounting braces:

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Made in gb
Fixture of Dakka





6 foot underwater

Got some nice stuff going on in here Primarch

All looking sweet, love that radar dish and the firing platform.

What's the bit you're using as some kind of holo-console in the battlefortress control room?

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Made in gb
Slaanesh Veteran Marine with Tentacles





sheffield. england

wow, once you get some rivits on that im sure it'll look great

 
   
 
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