Trukks are designed to transport mobs of choppa-wielding Boyz into combat as quickly as possible. Each warband and clan will ‘kustomise’ its trukks to reflect their own predilictions. For example, a Goff vehicle will be functional with a large crew compartment, while the Evil Sunz almost always have turbo-charged engines and a red paint job.
The original Ork Trukk model was designed for Gorkamorka, and then became part of Warhammer 40K with Codex Orks. It was really way too small and needed to be updated, and updated it was in January 2008 with the release of the new Ork Trukk.
I do like this model and think it is very Orky. You can see how it was developed by Games Workshop from some of the photographs I took at GamesDay.
This is my second new Ork Trukk, here is the workbench feature on the first Trukk.
You get a very thin box with two sprues, transfers and instructions.
The model was constructed as per the instructions, Generally I try and build as much of the model as possible to avoid having to glue painted parts together… The chassis and wheels were the first parts I stuck together. As I had got the Forge World Ork Halftrakk I had some spare wheels, so rather than use the mix that is provided, I doubled up the wheels using the “squarer” wheels. This should give my Trukks a more diverse look.
The chassis was then given a black undercoat. The flatbed was kept simple, no sides, no rollbars and no ramps.
The flatbed was sprayed brown.
Here is how the Trukk looks with a Kannon.
I took the model out of storage.
The chassis had been painted black and the flatbed had a (light) brown spray.
I am keeping the back of this truck quite clear of boarding ramps and armour as it will be a mobile weapons platform.