Epic Ork Trukks

The new models are rather nice…

Managed to see a blister of the new Ork Trukks (or battlewagons as they are referred to) and though most are new, some are conversions of the older models (as we were promised) and it does seem a little strange to see the Flakwagon Trukk as a whole casting as opposed to the three part I am use to.

Epic Scale Chaos Death Wheel

Wonderful model of a vehicle I didn’t know actually existed…

I didn’t even know Chaos had a vehicle called a Death Wheel…

It’s from the same website that the excellent Chaos Defiler came from which I have mentioned before.

The models are well constructed, well painted and beautifully photographed as well.

Excellent work.

See how it was done.

No Epic Armageddon

My local GW store had no copies left of the Epic Armageddon rulebook and very few miniatures as well (some Gargants, a Reaver and a few plastic Orks).

According to one of my sources, the staff in the GW store had purchased all the copies ordered… this is a bit unfair, especially as they get an alleged 50% staff discount.

So I couldn’t get my copy, so I bought some paint and a copy of Warmaster Magazine #21 – still need to buy #20 though!

Epic Scale Chaos Defiler

An excellent small web article on how to create an epic scale model of this Chaos vehicle…

Was referred to this website from a posting on the official Epic Forums, and I was very impressed with this excellent little conversion of the Chaos Defiler.

The vehicle is made from components available as bitz from GW US Mail Order and includes Man O War and Chaos Land Raider bitz.

You can find out how it was built and what components were used at Audrey’s Conversion Corner.

See how it was done.

Old Terrain Tiles from 1990 or thereabouts…

In my garage (as I suspect is the case with many gamers) is a load of old gaming stuff. Much of the good quality stuff has been sold on eBay, however in a box is one of my first terrain experiments for 6mm games.

I was once inspired by an article from Miniature Wargames issue #13 in which a gamer had described how he created some superb WWII terrain tiles. Taking his cue, and using 10mm cork tiles I created a series of 6mm terrain tiles with hills, hedges and roads.

Incorporating cork bark, some of the hills had rocky features. The “grass” was flocked and then painted (to keep it in place) and then drybrushed.

It worked well except for one major flaw!

Some of the cork tiles warped making it very unuseable. Eventually they were replaced with commercial flocked tiles.