This model was originally designed for Gorkamorka, and then became part of Warhammer 40K with Codex Armageddon and the Speed Freeks army list.

Compared to a lot of GW models, it is not the easiest model to put together, well it is except the control stick!!!

This is a work in progress of my first Ork Deffkopta.

I was recently given two more for a birthday present.

Though I really like the pilot figure, it would have looked rather “uniform” to have three identical models (especially in an Ork army).

Therefore I had to convert the two pilot models, using components from the original pilot, his legs and arm, and bits from the plastic Ork Boyz sprue.

I also wanted the Koptas to look different as well. Originally I had thought of adding a superstructure or cockpit, but in the end kept it very simple, with little extras from the Ork Dreadnought sprue, epic scale Pulsa Rokkits and using the four blade rotars on one model and the three blades on the other (rather than one of each as seen in the picture above).

This model has two four blade rotars, a couple of epic scale Pulsa Rokkits added as bombs, I also added some cables and a few other bitz.

This model is similar, but uses the three blade rotars.

The crew have been more heavily converted using the plastic components from the Ork Boyz sprue.

One difference when making the crew was to glue in the joystick first, in my first Deth Kopta I waited until the model was finished which was a real headache to glue into position.

I have glued them onto Warmaster bases to make painting them easier.

All the models have been undercoated with black. I then drybrushed them with Tin Bitz and then Boltgun Metal.

This is the Deth Kopta after the Tin Bitz and before the Boltgun Metal

The crew look like this.

The blades of the Kopta were then painted with Bleached Bone.

At this point I am happy for it to be used in a game, though I need to get the crew finished.

Final details will be adding some copper and bronze to various components, painting the dials and seat, as well as giving the machine some glyphs and details on the tail.

I really like this model, I now have a squadron of three and may get some more in the future, maybe to convert into a heavy version.