January 2008 saw the release of the new Ork Trukk. I had expected to see some Forge World conversion kits relatively quickly, however though we saw the Flakk Wagon at GamesDay 2008, it wasn’t until July 2009 that we saw the first actual Forge World variant Ork Trukk kit, the Ork Half Trakk.
So this is what you get in the box, a complete shrink wrapped plastic Trukk kit and a bag of resin.
Here is a photo of all the resin pieces.
One problem though (and you can see this above) is that I only had a single rear sprocket.
The left one was missing…. A quick phone call to Forge World and a few days later the missing left sprocket had arrived. I have had virtually no issues with Forge World models in the past and this was the first missing part I had in any of the models I had made up to now.
I had very little warpage with this model.
The only problem was (probably) shrinkage, so I used some plastic rod to cover the gap in the tracks. I do like the resin engine provided, much better than the plastic one. You kind of wish Forge World would make some Ork conversion packs with engines and the like.
Here is the Halftrakk with the plastic flatbed and crew area added to the model to see how it would look.
I added the front “bumper” and frontal armour to the chassis. The chassis was then given a black undercoat using spray paint. I then drybrushed the whole chassis with Tin Bitz.
I then drybrushed the whole chassis with Boltgun Metal.
The flatbed was sprayed with a Humbrol brown paint. I then gave it a wash of Devlan Mud. Not sure if I like using this wash over the usual brown ink and paint wash I usually use.
I added some more washes to the body of the Half Trakk using Devlan Brown and Badab Black.