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    Starting on some conversions and scratch-builds for my Ork army. I'm still petty new to this, and all pics are WIP.

    The large tan tire is a Beywheels toy that I bought to find out whether it could be used to make an absurdly oversized monocycle for an Ork Nob Biker. If anyone else thinks about doing such a conversion, note that the wheel is made of a fairly soft rubber compound, and cutting out the hub means cutting through a more rigid plastic skeleton hidden inside. A dremel-type tool with a sanding wheel is most useful for carefully smoothing out the rough chop job necessary to get it all cleared out.

    Also note that the deffcopta has had the blade removed. Earlier pictures shown below have my earlier attachment system. I'm not sure how I want it to look, but that wasn't right yet?

    Two of the zzap guns are made from cannibalized Bionicle tie-in Happy meal toys. Wheels are from broken cars and toy motorcycles, along with some insulin vial caps I got from a diabetic family member. The drop tank racer will eventually get a gun platform behind the engine. I think I'll just glue in a regular ork torso for the driver instead of trying to find a surplus gunner grot from someone's fighta-bomma kit.





    Here is the older deffcopta pic, along with a cybork Nob. You can see more clearly here how the kopta is made from a 1:72 F-15 (green), a 1:48 F16 (light gray) and sprue segments along with some Ork bitz. The Nob's arm is made with gears from broken Happy Meal wind-up toys, Ork bitz, and a rod from the F-16 kit



    And here's a close-up of the cybork arm



    Ideas for things I may want to build later on: a deffkopta resembling a Borderlands 2 Buzzard, a Nob Biker on something like a Brute Chopper from Halo, and a scratch-built trukk
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tothe View Post

    Ideas for things I may want to build later on: a deffkopta resembling a Borderlands 2 Buzzard, a Nob Biker on something like a Brute Chopper from Halo
    These are both brilliant ideas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skullchewer View Post
    These are both brilliant ideas.
    Why thank you! Those ideas are of course copyrighted by me and can't possibly be built by anyone else unless they pay me vast sums of money first. But of course I owe nothing to Gearbox or Bungie :P

    Seriously though, I'd like to see if other people with more experience want to try any of my ideas and do a better job. If an Ork dex is around the corner in 2014, maybe new units will be available for even more Mad Mek builds
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    Go forth and ork on, copyright me... oh and post picture strictly so I don't copy.... or infringe on I mean. Oh and the cybork arm looks gimpy. But who cares.

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    Have another pic of the nob. This one has a blurry muzzle on the gun due to me not having the camera focus quite right. It shows what I did for a kombi-rokkit shoota better though. That's a bit of sprue for a rail holding a much-trimmed bomb from the F-15 kit I cannibalized.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tothe View Post
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    Have another pic of the nob. This one has a blurry muzzle on the gun due to me not having the camera focus quite right. It shows what I did for a kombi-rokkit shoota better though. That's a bit of sprue for a rail holding a much-trimmed bomb from the F-15 kit I cannibalized.
    Ha, he looks great! Have you tried any of the Spellcrow or Kromlech stuff? Been messing about with some Cyborks using their stuff.Click image for larger version. 

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    Not the best paint job ever, but you get the idea. Really fun ork bits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skullchewer View Post
    Ha, he looks great! Have you tried any of the Spellcrow or Kromlech stuff? Been messing about with some Cyborks using their stuff.Click image for larger version. 

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    Not the best paint job ever, but you get the idea. Really fun ork bits.
    Yeah, I made a couple Rambork variants with Big Shootas and the Kromlech naked orc torsos, and I have the mechanical torsos set. Waiting for my FLGS to get in the other Kromlech stuff I ordered. I plan to make one of the mechanical torsos that has the stove door into a Kan with a grot head sticking out.
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    Good to see some oldschool kitbashing going on with the big guns. nice work!

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    Well, it's been a while since I updated. Things have been crazy, and kitbashing has been largely neglected. I have some space to work in though, and have been converting a Revell P-40 into a dakkajet. WIP pics:

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    As you can see, I'm starting off with some leftover bitz from another Ork player's GW model. First I orked out the nose, and carved out the cockpit. Then I started modding the wings and tail with GW add-ons. The wing structure has been weakened a lot with those guns in the old wheel wells, but the plasticard I plan to add to the wings will both strengthen it and give it a more orky profile. Next serious chore: Boxing out the cockpit and fitting the GW canopy.

    Teasers of other projects: A squiggoth as a Snakebites trukk proxy, and a WW1 Nieuport 17 modded as another fighta.
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    Deff Dread, almost fully painted.


    Scratch-built Deff Dread using bitz trades and leftovers from the above model.


    CAD design by me. Machining by others. Warhammer 40K medallion.
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