Killa Kans

Killa Kans are smallish, bipedal walkers composed of a rickety, lightly armoured “kan” perched atop a pair of piston driven legs, and armed with a selection of ranged and close-combat weapons. Relatively primitive and weak by Ork standards, they are nonetheless fast and incredibly dangerous for their size, and one or two are more than a match for an Astra Militarum Sentinel walker.

The plastic Killa Kans were a christmas present from Simon.

This model will give me a mob of three plastic models all armed with different weapons.

In the box you get three plastic sprues, which allow you to make three plastic Killa Kan.

The parts are interchangeable, so if you get more than one box, all your Kans can be different. It would have been nice if you could with a single box make all three carry the same ballistic weapon, but as it happens you can’t. So when I build them I will do one with a Rokkit Launcha, one with a Skorcha and one with the new Grotzook.

It’s not quite one Kan per sprue, but pretty much nearly one. Very clever use of space on the sprues.

The instructions for the Killa Kans are very clear and straightforward. I decided to make mine up as they were on the sprues. It’s not quite one per sprue, but near enough. If I decide to buy another set I will then mix and interchange the parts (and possibly do some conversions).

The first I made up with a Rokkit Launcha, and putting the weapon was probably the most difficult bit of all three models as I didn’t really read the instructions properly and didn’t realise that there was a third component that needed to fit between the two sides of the weapon.

The second one I added a Skorcha. I do think some of the assault arms are a bit big for the size of model and I think I would have preferred it if they were a little smaller. Maybe next time a little conversion work to make the assault weapon arms slightly less large!

The third model has the Grotzooka. A few issues putting the weapon together, but apart from that the rest of the model went together really easily.

These are really nice models and go together quite easily. In many ways I much prefer them over the older metal versions.

I gave all three models a white undercoat.

With Rokkit Launcha

With Skorcha.

The third model has the Grotzooka.

Having given the Killa Kans a white undercoat, the next stage was to add shadows by spraying a black paint undercoat underneath the model. The aim of this was that when I painted the base coat on to the models the black undercoat would “catch” any part of the base coat spray that missed and add shadows to the model.

At this stage they look a little messy, but this dual undercoat should allow for a more shadowed and highlighted model in practice.

Having given my Killa Kans a double undercoat, the next stage was the base coat. For this I used a Humbrol dark brown spray.

After letting the base coat dry I gave the models a wash using the Devlan Mud wash from Games Workshop.This has really bought out the detail and added more shading.

I decided I might try and finish these, however one of them had broken it’s buzzsaw. So that one was picked as one to try and finish first. Having fixed the buzzsaw I painted some parts of the model with Leadbelcher paint.

I painted the rear exhausts with Leadbelcher.