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Workshop Wednesday: Big Mek w/ KFF from AOBR Nob

This is gonna be a short workshop wednesday, since (unfortunately) I don’t think I did enough documentation, but I’d like to say that one of the best things about Orks is that you can have so many good options for making cheap conversions or cheap versions of models. Compare these Big Meks for example:

Both are roughly equivalent. Button with cable. Backpack with tesla-coil type glowy bits. Wrench. And yet one is probably a quarter of the price of the other, and all it needed was some plasticard and a little bit of Orky ingenuity.

Let’s start with the things I documented first: His wrench was just an axe that was part of the boyz pack; with people usually making shootas, there’re bound to be a lot of choppas lying about. (And you don’t even need to use an axe; any blade you can chop up would do).

Seperate all the bits.

Flip the axe blade over and give the blade a wrench-like makeover. After that it’s just pinning/gluing back, and some greenstuff to give the sawtooth edge that all wrenches have (which you don’t even really need).

Now for the undocumented bits:

The right hand was just an AOBR nob slugga’s hand with the pistol lopped off, leaving the finger and the trigger. Cut a small disc out of plasticard for the button, and wrap some wire up in jewelry wire to get the power cable effect to run to the backpack.

The backpack? Mainly just milliput, but with the rest of the slugga, as well as some plastic-tube and plastic-rod to break up the silhouette. The tesla coils were just plastic rod with small sections of plastictube cut up and fit through, while the round beads were just that; beads that I pinned to the plastic rod. You don’t need a servo-harness but I rigged mine up from an extra Killa Kan arm, as well as a gripper that was looted off a Mechwarrior: Darkages mini.

And there you have it. A second Big Mek with KFF that looks custom and didn’t break the bank. Now go forth and Orkify.


Singapore’s resident Press Ganger, that is, the man to go to for Privateer Press’ WARMACHINE, and HORDES. Kakita also dabbles in Games Workshop’s WARHAMMER FANTASY and WARHAMMER 40K lines.

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    1. Haha thanks. It’s gonna be a powerclaw when I need it to be :p

      Also, your big mek is pretty darn nice! I like what you did with all your bits, and I definitely am going to file that trick about melting down plastic to make those threads somewhere!

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