“Now look ‘ere, we’z tot we oughta bash together some bitz an’ get uz a proppa orky ride!”
What good are boyz when they don’t have anything to ride in? Besides, I started my orks so I could try kitbashing and scratchbuilding my army, and I’m not much a fan of the ork horde (too many models, too boring to paint) anyways.
So what better warm-up for me than trying to build a nice (well, by orky standards anyway) trukk from half of a trukk kit, some 2-dollar toys and a whole load of plasticard?
I started by looking the frame of the trukk kit. I suppose I could have made my own, but with my first foray into converting I didn’t feel like pushing it. Baby steps, baby steps. Of course, then I went crazy by tacking on a crapload of plasticard as well as some wheels from some 2-buck toys that I saw at the dollar shop. You can’t tell, but I built the wheels around the frame such that they actually still turn. That’s right, I’ve got a working trukk! Well, as working as plastic without an engine can be.
Some further building of the enclosed cab…
And then some embellishments from the trukk kit again. You can see I added a roll cage around the back. Them boyz need somefing to hold on to when they’re hurtling toward them humies at a breakneck pace. 😉
Here it is finally all done. You can see I added a Deffskullz emblem on the hood, and all the random bits really help to orkify the whole trukk. Not bad if I do say so myself.
Although a part of me wish I spent a bit more time on the paintjob. I have to admit, I was in a rush to get it all painted, I hadn’t finalized how my blue should look, and this was the first time I was getting something so ‘large’ painted up. I say large because I come from Warmachine and Hordes, and the biggest thing I paint is the equivalent of a dreadnought. I’m kind of worried about how my first battlewagon will go…
Regardless, overall I’m satisfied with how it came out. It’s decent for a first go, and well, it’s what…. 35-50 points anyway? It doesn’t need to win any Golden Demons. 😉
Next up, some things I’ve been concentrating on, my Assault on Black Reach Warboss and the beginnings of a pretty huge (for me) Deffdread Kitbash!