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Made in ca
Screamin' Stormboy





Toronto

I think calling this thread 'Mek's Workshop' might have been confusing since there is actually a mini called Mek's Workshop.

Here's the WIP pics from my Deathskulls Ork Warband. This week I'm wrapping up a whole wack of old abandoned Deathskulls projects, then I intend to get into some other clans. My general life-goal is to simply have a massive Ork horde with all clans represented in their own fluffy way.

To start, my "ammo runt"





For this "lobba"





And a second, very literal, lobba:






More to come this week!



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Deathskulls trukk. Two points in the cargo bed for magnetized add-ons. I made a stickbomb chukka, two arms, a wrecking ball and grabbin' grabbin klaw. I used lots of old school bits for this one, and it's the start of my new concept of chopping up 2nd Ed orks to use as tank crew, since they are so much smaller they don't 'fight' the vehicle design as much as the modern models do. I find it's a good cheat to help sell scale a little more. There's a hole in the front 'windshield' where the main armament will eventually end up. I'm open to suggestions!
















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Made in ca
Screamin' Stormboy





Toronto

Who remembers the 3rd Edition Deffkopta? I was so excited when the Armageddon/Speed Freaks codex came out, and I needed the deffkopta immediately. I bought one, assembled it, and used it in my next game. First turn I flew it to the tip of the 18" high centerpiece of the table, where it was ignored for the rest of the game by my opponent, who wasn't scared of a twin-linked big shoota at BS 2. I didn't field the deffkopta again. A few weeks later while in queue to get painted, I knocked it off the desk and it smashed like a pewter Wraithlord. The plastic deffkoptas came out in 5th edition, and the old Deffkopta was forever relegated to the bits bin.

Cut to last week: I'm wrapping up about a half dozen Deathskulls projects, and I'm hit with this image of a really janky deffkopta floating above the mob. What better use for this (fairly crummy) old model, than as a colour piece for a Deathskulls warband? So somewhat impulsively I dove in, gave it rokkits, a (handheld) big bomm, and a magnetized killsaw option. I used one of the old gorkamorka torsos, otherwise the pilot would have been too tall for the blades. I'm not terribly happy with the pose, but I really didn't plan this one; I did each mod at a time and didn't overthink it. For sturdiness I used a brass stand and coated the base with pennies. The Kopta, stand, and base are all removable for easy storage and potential lols if I ever decide to use it as some kind of ground vehicle.







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Made in ca
Screamin' Stormboy





Toronto

Here's my centerpiece for the Deathskulls warband. It's a Battlewagon... or Looted Vehicle... or Gunwagon... I'm not sure. I'll probably use different datasheets for it until something fits right. It's covered in magnetization: One on each side for vehicle upgrades, two on top of the turret, one hidden by a hatch, the canopy is magnetized so I can switch between open topped and 'ard case, the boarding plank is on a hinge with magnets to keep it closed, the death roller is made of four separate pieces, all magnetized, and the turret itself can come on and off. This is a form of future-proofing not only for the rules, but for my own creativity. The only thing left to do before I start painting this is to add some sand to the boarding plank. Otherwise we'll see it all done up in a week or two!


























 
   
Made in us
Painting Within the Lines





Colorado, USA


These are awesome! You have a ton of creative skill, obviously, but your magnet work/planning is what's really on point IMO. Well done.
   
Made in ca
Screamin' Stormboy





Toronto

 Gomez wrote:

These are awesome! You have a ton of creative skill, obviously, but your magnet work/planning is what's really on point IMO. Well done.


Thanks, Gomez! The magnetization is a necessity: too many editions have come and gone over the years and I just got sick of hard work being forced into obsolescence!

 
   
Made in ca
Screamin' Stormboy





Toronto

Two meks and a cybork nob. The Meks have magnetized right arm options including two sluggas, a killsaw, and a burna. Cybork slugga arm is scratch built. One mek is a spanner form Gorkamorka (I think in 3rd edition the same model was sold as a mek under 40k) and the other is a 2nd Edition Mek with a flame thrower. The cybork Nob is made from a million different things, including a chaos possessed marine arm, bass guitar strings, an old plasma pistol, an old pewter grot pistol, old dread/kan saws, the backside of a rokkit launcher, the arm from some epic 40k chaos war machine, a black ork helm, the breathey part at the front is a space marine backpack exhaust, and there's all manner of kustom bits from plasticard and greenstuff as well. I really wish I took a photo before I primed him.






















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Made in ca
Screamin' Stormboy





Toronto

Here's a wORK in progress shot of my cybork paint job. I'm actually struggling with it at bit, if anybody wants to pitch in some ideas I would be eternally grateful.



Thread:https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/787644.page#10778640
Gallery:https://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/images-11150-62931_Cybork%20Nob%20Wip.html

 
   
Made in us
Dakka Veteran





Honestly looks fine. You could maybe try to find some more contrast on the grey metal, possibly with a chrome or aluminum edge highlight (or washing down with black/nuln oil, but that runs the risk of looking just messy and not helping), but the blue looks pretty solid.
   
Made in ca
Stoic Grail Knight





drinking tea in the snow

Yeah, I agree it's looking quite good! A little contrast to the metal would probably work

realism is a lie
 
   
Made in ca
Screamin' Stormboy





Toronto

Waiting for my next batch of paints to come in before I can make any progress on the other projects I've shared. In the meantime...

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Made in gb
Roarin' Runtherd





Nottingham

This thread is full of pure win! Can't wait to see some paint on those vehicles
   
Made in ca
Screamin' Stormboy





Toronto

Sup.

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