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Workshop Wednesday: Making Kustom Ork Walkers from Deffkoptas

My Big Mek gears have been going in overdrive recently, with the Sentikan/Kantinel mods, and now these: Kustom Ork Walkers made from the Deffkoptas from assault on black reach minis.

I had extra legs after making my Uni-kans, and I never really did like the Deffkopta aesthetic (don’t ask me why, for some reason it doesn’t feel believable enough for me) so I ended up making my own Kustomr Ork Walkers from the Assault on Black Reach Deffkoptas (counting as warbuggies).

How’d I make them? Read on…

First I cut up the koptas to make sure that no kopta traces were left. That means more more rotors, no more tail fins, etc (even though I kept the exhaust).

Then adding random bits to cover up the hackjob I did. These were mainly extra engines or other details like sleeping rolls, sacks, that sort of thing.

Since I had extra legs (and ball hip joints) from my Uni-kan build, I figured I might as well use them here. I stuck the ball joints at the side of the kopta, allowing the legs to be glued in place later.

After that it was a quick prime black, followed by a tin bitz basecoat for all the metals. The silvers were then drybrushed with boltgun metal, while the gold/bronzes were drybrushed with brazen brass.

I wanted a simple but good paint scheme, which is why I (like a lot of people) abused the GW Washes, in this case Devlan mud. A basecoat of all the other colours was then laid down (Mordian Blue, Snot Green, Iyanden Darksun, Dark flesh, and various browns) before I did some weathering on the metal by painting/stippling mithril silver on the metallic edges. Last but not least a simple but thorough wash in Devlan mud.


Stay tuned next week for more buildy goodness in Workshop Wednesday, and feel free to ask any questions!


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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