Paint doesn’t stick to the underneath of the Ork Gunwagons

These have been sitting around since I undercoated them (doing other stuff), however when I did undercoat them I didn’t undercoat the underneath (rarely do with metal models). Started the black parts when I realised that the underneath (which was fresh resin) would not accept the acrylic paint I was using.

Epic Ork Gunwagon

It looks like I will be forced to undercoat the underneath before I can continue with the paint job.

Epic Feral Ork Infantry

Trying something slightly different…

Those of you who have seen Carl Woodrow’s EA Terminators will have realised he has followed Mark Bedford’s lead and based them on 40mm x 20mm (read Warmaster) bases.

I have decided to do the same with my Feral Orks as they are even less organised than a regular ork army that I will base the infantry using 40mm x 20mm bases (read Warmaster bases) and put seven models on each base.

The first few bases look very different to the line of infantry you get with the regular Epic40K 20mm x 5mm bases.

Epic Feral Ork Infantry

New Deffkoptaz

Two new Deffkoptaz for my Ork army on their way…

I really like the Ork Deffkopta model, I even liked it when it was released for Gorkamorka (even though I was not a great fan of Gorkamorka). I actually bought one at the time (originally to use in Flintloque). It stayed in its blister until I started playing Warhammer 40K again and it has done some good service.

Here is a picture of it as a work in progress.

Ork Deffkoptaz

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).

I am pleased with the results and will take some photographs soon.

Epic Junka Trukks

Using Epic Armageddon Battlewagonz as Feral Ork Junkatrukks…

I have decided to use two type of model for my Feral Ork army. One is original Epic40K Flagwagons the other are the new Epic Armageddon Battlewagonz.

The Battlewagonz blister contains five models of three types.

Epic Junka Trukks

They are very nice models.

Epic Junka Trukks

Though I would say that the Epic40K flakwagon (being in three parts) is more detailed then the new all-in-one Battlewagon variant contained in this blister.

Chaos Land Raiders

Digging through some old Epic models I found these conversions…

I was digging about in my model boxes when I found these conversions I had done in the 1990s.

Epic Chaos Land Raiders

They were made from the original SM era plastic Land Raider models with metal titan weapons.

The paint job is a bit below my usual standard, they were painted red, given an ink wash and then blacklined with a pen.

Unfortunately over time they have picked up some fluff….

Ork Trukk, undercoated and drybrushed

I have done more work done on my Ork Trukk.

Here is a picture of the Trukk now undercoated.

Ork Trukk

As you can see I also added a spare tyre. The front of the back section which normally is at an angle has been glued in vertically, this will make it look “slightly” different to the other Trukk.

The frontal armour plate was undercoated white as it will be painted red.

The whole model was then drybrushed with Tin Bitz and Boltgun Metal.

Ork Trukk

This can be somewhat messy and as you can see I will need to go over the tyres again.

This shot shows the spanner and the red frontal armour plate.

Ork Trukk

Fighting Withdrawal

New Warhammer 40K battle report added to website…

This was an interesting game. Simon had just finished his 40K scale Forgeworld Valkyrie and wanted to use it in a game. Knowing his “luck” I expected that the Valkyrie would fly in and one of my grots would take a shot and shoot it down… at which point Simon would be slightly annoyed!

Therefore I created this scenario which has forty Imperial Guard, with Heavy Weapons, a Tarantula Sentry Gun but no tanks. They would be dug into one end of the table and their objective was to get at least twenty troops off the table.

They would be taken off table by a flight of Valkyries that would fly in, strafe the Orks before landing, allowing the Imperial Guard to embark and fly off.

My Orks job to stop all this!

See the report.