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Workshop Wednesday: Ork Dakkajet Part 1 (the Base)

Welcome to another week of Workshop Wednesday! Some of you may have seen my Dakkajet before, and here’s how I modified it. To be honest though, one of the things I’m proudest of was the base, so I’ll be addressing how I made it in my first post.

At first, I just wanted to just pose the Dakkajet in a slant, and so I just cut the stand at a side, then epoxy puttied it to make sure the slant was sturdy.

Then I realised that it looked really silly. :< Then my INNER ORK TOOK OVER. FREE STYLE ORK MEK DIORAMA BUILDING FTW.

I took the next 30 minutes looking for a suitably good way to hide the mess I made, and finally settled on a used up spray paint cover, which I realized made a good vat/tank.

I then built up the base with more greenstuff, and armor plated the tank up with cardboard and some rivets, as well as ork bits.

Added a grot!

And then built up the rest of the base. A lot of the bits were cut off parts from other 40k kitbashes, or random techy bits that I stole from prepainted mini lines.

After that I airbrushed the silver and brown for the base and metals, and hand painted the rest. Voila! Diorama-ey base! The puddles will be filled in with resin once I finish painting the rest of the model and varnish. Tune in next week for the Dakkajet itself!


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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