Rukkatrukk Squigbuggy

Rukkatrukk Squigbuggy
Rukkatrukk Squigbuggy

This is the finished version from the Games Workshop website, which gives an idea of how it could be painted.

The Rukkatrukk Squigbuggy is a type of Ork attack vehicle. The first Rukkatrukk Squigbuggies were invented by enterprising Snakebites in order to feed Speed Freeks on the move. Mobile pens full of edible squigs, the vehicles kept pace with the warband’s Warbikers, buggies and Trukks while their grinning crews hawked their wares at the tops of their lungs.

Once a suitable bag of teef was slung across to them by a hungry driver or passenger, choice Squigs were loaded into the Rukkatrukk’s Squig Launchas and fired into the hands — or even waiting gobs — of the hungry customers. Legend has it that it was only after a rabid Attack Squig was accidentally stuffed into the launcha and fired into a luckless Ork’s face that the true potential of this mobile murder-menagerie was realised.

Nowadays, Rukkatrukk Squigbuggies are often seen muscling their way through their fellow Speed Freeks as they roar towards the front lines. Easily identified by their rugged construction, the throaty roar of their engines, and the anarchic masses of Squigs and Orks riding aboard them, these vehicles employ their close-range living artillery to wreak havoc amongst the enemy ranks.

As with most models these days, the kit comes in an A4 sized box.

Rukkatrukk Squigbuggy Box
Rukkatrukk Squigbuggy Box

The entire model comes on a single sprue.

The model goes together quite easily. The instructions are very clear and easy to follow.

However unlike earlier GW models there is less room for variations on the model, so you are quite constrained on how the model is put together.

This means that what you see on the box is what you are going to get. The squigs for example are moulded into the truck, so if you wanted to use the truck as a basis for a different kind of Ork vehicle then you will need to do some serious conversion work to make that work. A lot of the “weaponry” is integrated into the body parts, so you can’t easily omit them from the construction process.

I added the wheels and other parts to the model. I also constructed the driver.

Ork Rukkatrukk Squigbuggy

I quite like the wheels.

Ork Rukkatrukk Squigbuggy

The instructions are very clear and easy to follow.

Ork Rukkatrukk Squigbuggy

I didn’t glue in the driver, as I will paint him separately, as I will also do with the grots and other Ork crew.

I gave the underneath of the model a black undercoat followed by a white undercoat. However the white had made the underneath somewhat dusty…

I gave the underneath of the model a black undercoat followed by a white undercoat.

The white undercoat brings out a lot of the detail on the model.

You can see I added the cab rollbar for undercoating, but I didn’t glue it into position.

I gave the squigs on the trukk a basecoat of Blood Angels Red Contrast Paint.

I had liked how the paint worked on my Forge World Ork Weapons Grot Krew, so thought I would try a different colour with this model.