Assembling the workshop

All Mekboyz can perform battlefield repairs using no more than a weighty wrench-hammer, a sack of nails and a healthy dose of gumption, but most do their best work in the comfortably anarchic surrounds of their own workshop. Meks are more than capable of cobbling together a workspace from whatever is lying about, with rudimentary workshops springing up from battlefield wreckage even while the bullets are still flying. Greenskin vehicles roar toward such teetering structures, their crews throwing sacks of teef at the resident Mek – he and his crew get to work immediately, sending the Ork customers on their way with snazzier guns, souped-up engines and extra armour plates.

I have been thinking about getting this kit for a while now. So on a recent shopping trip to my local games shop I decided to make an impulse purchase and buy the box. As well as the named workshop you also get three barricades and three piles of scrap.

This workshop is the main model from the Ork Mekboy Workshop boxed set. It is the only part of the kit that actually needs to be constructed.

I think what I really like about this model and I am looking forward to painting is the wall of tools.

The parts on the plastic sprues within the box are quite thick and chunky.

They were in some places quite tricky to remove from the sprues.

Having looked at the way it comes together, I decided that I would keep some assemblies separate for painting and then glue the whole thing together afterwards.

This will also allow me to undercoat some parts in Corax White and others in Leadbelcher.

I constructed the back wall and the electrical insulators.

However I left off the supporting frame as I felt it would be difficult to paint the wall behind it easily, as well as behind the frame itself.

I like the cogs and gears on the wall. With the details on this part of the model I am going to use Leadbelcher as the undercoat and make it somewhat rusty.

The main hoist, complete with Mekboy icon was put together. This part will be undercoated with Leadbelcher.

I wanted to paint some parts of the model more easily, so these will be easier to paint. The workbench or table is covered in tools. I want to paint this as a piece of wood as cast, so this will have a Corax White undercoat.

The grabbing crane I am intending to paint bright yellow, well more orange perhaps, and so this will also have a Corax White undercoat. The tools and engine will have a Leadbelcher undercoat.

I like the additional separate tools.

This is how it looks when completed, it is unglued in these photos.

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