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Lead-Footed Trukkboy Driver





Orks up front! Dark Eldar start on Page 3!



I thought I'd start a little project log here to hopefully inspire me to paint and model a little bit more and play Skyrim a little less.

Orks have always been my true love in this game. I've had Ork armies since the dawn of the second edition. But with a love of orks comes the sobering reality of having to paint a massive horde army...

I consider my painting and modeling skills to only be about 'table ready' but hopefully the community can offer a little critique and the more talent can be inspired from ideas I've already stolen from someone more creative.

Speaking of stealing idea... here come some pictures.

I've got two projects on the burner right now. One is a trukk inspired by the many Hummer trukks posted here. The other is a "wider" battlewagon. I'll probably post more on that project as it progresses. Well you're not reading this for text, everyone wants to see pictures.







Its about 25% painted right now. My biggest problem on my Trukks is making the paint scraping and weathering look as good as other modelers. I could never get the 'sponge' technique to work, so I've just been freehanding the scratches.

Well thats enough for one post, thanks for letting me waste your time.

This message was edited 16 times. Last update was at 2013/04/14 20:48:35


   
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1st Lieutenant





Klamath Falls, OR

Looks pretty good. I'm impressed. Have you tried priming black, then painting the vehicle w/ boltgun metal, then putting your basecoat on? It's a bit of a pain to paint over, but it makes the weathering & chipping a bit easier ultimately.

   
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Liberated Grot Land Raida






Belgium

Looking good. You may want to check out Arakasi's 'Dark Angelz' For inspiration ont he trucks as well. His suspension idea is..;. inspired to say the least. For the battlewagon, I'd suggest Sukigod's BW over on warseer. Looking forward to this!

Oh, and for the chipping paint a lighter, more faded colour first to represent the paint weathering. In your case, knarloc green might do the trick.

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' 
   
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Lead-Footed Trukkboy Driver





I've been insanely busy with work. My advice to any young'uns out there is to never show even the slightest bit of competency at your job. Otherwise you'll eventually be given more and more responsibility until you don't have time to paint toy soldiers.

In any case, after 2 weeks, I've finally finished with my Hummer project. The fruits of my labor below.






Now, my big question is what to start on now. I've got a partially finished battlewagon sitting on my desk. But I also really want to give my warlord a retinue of scratch built meganobz.

After perusing the rumors thread and all the buzz going around about 6th edition, kill kannon battlewagons could be absolute monsters (three kill kannon shots a turn if I'm reading correctly), but Meganobz seem like a lot of fun to build.

When I first started to build it, I realized it wasn't going to be much bigger than my trukks. And that won't stand. That won't stand at all.

In any case, here's a few pictures of my VERY WIP wagon.






   
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Flashy Flashgitz






NJ

I love the theme of da 'undred an Furst! Very stoked to see what kind of shenanigans paratrooper orks can get into

And great job on da humma! I actually just finished one for myself too. And I like that wider battlewagon too, I'm prolly gonna take that idea when I finally get around to building one

   
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Fixture of Dakka





6 foot underwater

Nice hummer, like the boy firing backwards.

Good start to the wide BW too.

Look forward to seeing where you go with this.

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heretical ramblings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/302773.page
imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
Da Waaagh-ky Races : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325045.page
Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
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Lead-Footed Trukkboy Driver





A little fluff.

Spoiler:

The wagon bounced as it raced through the crumbling streets of the once grand imperial city. Goresaw stared blankly at the desolation, his mind elsewhere. He remembered the fight here. The Humies called this place Redhaven. Apparently their Emperor had once gifted these Humies giant trees, and they had built their city of stone and steel around the giant trees. Even the dull mind of an Ork had to admit the city had been impressive five years ago. The Redwood trees from ancient Holly Terra had been genetically altered to form spires that touched the sky. Steel and stone turned the trees into giant cathedrals and palaces for the planet's ruling elite. But that was then. This is now.

The battlewagon slamming down a flight of stairs into the remains of a plaza snapped Goresaw out of his reverie. A grot bounced into Goresaw's lap, and looked up with a nervous smile at the boss. With one fluid motion Goresaw flung the gretchen out of the battlewagon in a display of bored cruelty. Yes, the fighting was then, this is now. Boring now.

The fighting had raged through the streets and in the trees. Every tree was connected by branch walkways and thoroughfares, so every building had to be defended as a hard point. If even a single lobby or floor was lost, the Orks could spread like a virus through the city, making the defense impossible. As more and more Orks poured into the city, the Imperials fell back up into the heights of their verdant towers. Every inch was fought for and paid in blood. The fighting became confused as battle lines disappeared, and madness reigned as the two sides engaged in close quarter fighting hundreds of feet above the city.

A far worse fate awaited the citizens of Redhaven then an Ork choppa. The Warlord (in a rare bit of wisdom) had ordered his Burna boyz to stay out of the city. However, as with any Ork, rules were meant to be broken. The Burnaz arrived and began torching every structure, regardless of who held it. The flames raged out of control as the entire city was consumed. Both Ork and Imperial became trapped in the tree towers, and the fighting became a desperate rush to ascend, trying to escape the blazing inferno below. Thousands died to the flames and smoke, never even having seen the enemy. Now all that remains of the ancient city is ash and dust.

Now that... had been a good scrap.

The Imperials were driven from the planet, and all that remained were slaves and scavengers. And boredom. Maybe that was why Goresaw had decided to take up Grimgobb's "invitation" to look at some of the Humie teknologie he had obtained. Of course the fat Deathskull would turn to the Blood Axe the moment they found Humie item they couldn't figure out themselves, thought Goresaw. Probably a waste of time that would only result in a minor skirmish... but still better than sitting around bored. That and the dreams. Every night Goresaw was visited by dreams. He couldn't remember any of the details, but ever morning he woke up and found the surroundings dull.

However, the current surroundings were anything but dull as the wagon approached the bustling Ork settlement based around the largest building on the planet. The abandoned Titan hanger.

continued later


But people don't come here to see my bad writing. Here's some bad conversions!

My Warboss, Goresaw.



   
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Mutated Chosen Chaos Marine





Sitting in yo' bath tub, poopin out shoggoths

With so much greenstuff it's hard to tell whether it's a good conversion or not

Can't wait to see it painted up, anyway...besides that I think the Squig on his shoulder looks fan-friggen-tastic!

750 points

1000 Points
 
   
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Lead-Footed Trukkboy Driver





I really appreciate the responses.


Fun times today. Tornado sirens going off, flash flood warnings, and Battlewagons.


The turret fabrication is almost done.





I need to invest is some better lights for my photography. It looks pretty poor. But not before my favorite part of any project. Its. Time. To. Rivet.


   
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Wicked Warp Spider






Terrific vehicle conversions!

Eldar Corsairs: 4000 pts
Imperial Guard: 4000 pts

Corregidor 700 pts
Acontecimento 400 pts 
   
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Flashy Flashgitz






NJ

That battlwagon is freakin bad ass!


Goresaw wrote:Its. Time. To. Rivet.


Guhhhuhhuh...Just quivered a little...

   
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Gargantuan Gargant





North Charleston, SC

I think that's the first hummer conversion I've seen that looks properly orky and in-scale. I'm glad someone finally managed to pull it off and man, you did that and then some!

The Dreadnote wrote:But the Emperor already has a shrine, in the form of your local Games Workshop. You honour him by sacrificing your money to the plastic effigies of his warriors. In time, your devotion will be rewarded with the gift of having even more effigies to worship.
 
   
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Lead-Footed Trukkboy Driver





I come before you fine gentlemen today with a simple question?

Why don't they release a plastic meganob kit? Why do they force me to do things like this?




I thought I'd make a meganob to give me a little break from riviting the wagon. What turned into a little break turned into a 5 hour odyssey of mangling plasticard and minor x-acto cuts.

I started with the base template used by Drabber over at The Waaagh. Its only a good 'base' template though, because as any good Mek knows, its better to measure none and cut many times.


   
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Growlin' Guntrukk Driver with Killacannon





UK

Goresaw wrote:
Why don't they release a plastic meganob kit? Why do they force me to do things like this?



Actually there has been rumours of a plastic Mega Nobz kit in the works for the next ork codex including ork buggies and tracks. So if you can hold off maybe 6 or 7 years then you might just get your wish.

Really like the trukk extremely cool, and the paint job is great too. Like the widened battlewagon too.

   
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Sinister Chaos Marine




Bristol UK

Those trukks/wagons are hench very good conversion work I am very impressed!

"Ooh, a big flashy lighty thing! Big flashy lighty things have got me written all over them. Not actually, but give me time. And a crayon!" ...

1 inquisitor, not even a inquisitor lord, and the other 2955pts went into orbital bombardment lance strikes.
 
   
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Regular Dakkanaut





Oslo, Norway

That Trukk/Hummer looks great. If I ever build another Trukk I'll steal this for inspiration.

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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Lead-Footed Trukkboy Driver





I love having two days off on the weekends. Means I can waste a huge amount of time goofing off.

I finished the construction of a single Meganob. 2 to 4 more to go?

Size Comparison


Side Gubbinz


The Claw!
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I played a small 1k point game down at the GW store. I decided to use my typical Kult of Speed philosophy (TRUKKZ!). The other guy had a fairly balanced smurf list (2 tacs, termies, dread, predator, 2 scouts, and captain Sicarus). I wanted to see how Meganobz performed and took a deathstar of a Warboss and 5 Meganobs in a Wagon with a deathroller. I definitely feel uncomfortable when you're outnumbered by the Marines... but turn two assaults with three trukks worth of sluga boyz helps to ease that feeling.

I made one really big tactical error which resulted in a draw. I left the Meganobz (taken as troops) and boss to hold my objective. My thought at the time was the unit would make the objective essentially untakable. And while they definitely did their job, It wasn't the best way to spend the points. The three trukkz worth of boyz did end of slaughtering the command squad, a chaplain, and a tac squad, I could have rolled his entire army up if the boss and nobz had stayed in the battlewagon (which its deathroller accounted for a dreadnought and predator!). Oh well, you live, you learn, you keep praying you get the first turn so you can fling trukkz full of boyz straight into the front of the enemy's lines.

   
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Liberated Grot Land Raida






Belgium

BW and meganob are looking great! I use a unit of meganobz + warboss ina BW, and they do great, even if they don't always survive due to me being a bit overconfident in their abilities.

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
Lead-Footed Trukkboy Driver





If you weren't overconfident you wouldn't be an ork (or in your case, a grot).


Another week, another Meganob.

I still have the fine detailing to do (more skull glyphs of course).




I've got a few more pieces of old ghazzykins to make another meganob out of.

Making the meganobz is a real treat, but I need to spend my time finishing the wagon. My plan is to make a "modular" deaf rolla so that I can switch it between a killcannon support wagon or a blitz/burna wagon. But all the plans in the world aren't going to cover this toiletpaper tube in plasticard... so back to work.

   
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Fixture of Dakka





6 foot underwater

Mega-nobz looking good there. Did you try getting some square tubing for the arm and leg sections?

cyborks & flyboyz : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/300067.page
heretical ramblings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/302773.page
imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
Da Waaagh-ky Races : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325045.page
Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
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Maddening Mutant Boss of Chaos






Well I'm an idiot - for some reason I was expecting skeletons as I thought you misspelled 'undead' in your title .....

Some really nice stuff going on, you definitely have the converting skills. I have to be honest however - I am getting a little bored of orks trucks to Hummers.

   
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Lead-Footed Trukkboy Driver





@ monkeytroll
Thats a pretty good idea. I think it would cut down a lot on my fabrication time. But to be honest, I kind of like the dichotomy created by leaving sections unarmored. I like the hard lines of the heavy plate combined with the smoother organic parts. Its like robocop... only dumber.

@Tortured-Robot

I never claimed to be the most original mek in the world

And sorry, no undead here. My orks are completely binary, existing in only states of alive or dead. They start games very much alive and end them very much dead. Nothing in between, as a far as I know.

Here's my second trukk if your'e tired of looking at Hummers. I wanted it to look like a lorry. Its my first real job working with plasticard so its hardly the most ambitious project in the world.





   
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Fixture of Dakka





6 foot underwater

Second trukk looks fine to me

Yeah, you need the contrast with the mega-armour, I was thinking of cutting slices from the square tubing to use for the armour exactly as you have done, rather than gluing four bits together.

cyborks & flyboyz : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/300067.page
heretical ramblings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/302773.page
imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
Da Waaagh-ky Races : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325045.page
Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
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Liberated Grot Land Raida






Belgium

The lorry is looking great, reminds me of the old epic speedstas - always a god thing! And the crosshair on the second meganob is gold.

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' 
   
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Lead-Footed Trukkboy Driver





I wanted to do some paint today. I really did. But divine inspiration struck.

Gork himself came to me (or was it Mork?). He made me realize that my overall strategy is flawed. My strategy of Sluggaz + Trukkz = WAAAAGH was unsustainable. I can't just pray that I get the first turn. No, I need "protektun" for da boyz.

So I quickly rounded up parts to make Enjun Seeya Coggobb.



Close up of his apron and Mekanikum symbol.


   
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Regular Dakkanaut





Oslo, Norway

Thats some awesome stuff Goresaw! Enjoying your builds. Keep 'em coming.

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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Yellin' Yoof on a Scooter






I really like Hummer trukk I would def say your painting is better than table ready cant wait to see more

   
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Fixture of Dakka





6 foot underwater

Mek looks pretty cool, nice work Can we get a shot of his backpack gubbinz?

cyborks & flyboyz : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/300067.page
heretical ramblings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/302773.page
imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
Da Waaagh-ky Races : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325045.page
Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
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Lead-Footed Trukkboy Driver





Its pretty simple back there.

The base is the rokkit ammo pack, and the booster tank and wrecking ball arm from a trukk. Then a little greenstuff.

I gave him some mek's tools (I need to clean the hammer up a little after the piece sets a bit more).



Here's the other side, showing the wiring and the Mek's sack lunch.




   
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Lead-Footed Trukkboy Driver





A little request.

Does anyone have a good guide for painting blood splatter or splatter effects? I'm painting my warboss and per his name... his CC weapon needs a little blood on it.

He's coming along quite nicely and I'll have some pick up too.

Oh, and for all you grot lovers, I've got a little 'elper for my big mek mocked up. I'll post some picks of him in a bit.

   
 
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