Preparing the scrap piles

All Mekboyz can perform battlefield repairs using no more than a weighty wrench-hammer, a sack of nails and a healthy dose of gumption, but most do their best work in the comfortably anarchic surrounds of their own workshop. Meks are more than capable of cobbling together a workspace from whatever is lying about, with rudimentary workshops springing up from battlefield wreckage even while the bullets are still flying. Greenskin vehicles roar toward such teetering structures, their crews throwing sacks of teef at the resident Mek – he and his crew get to work immediately, sending the Ork customers on their way with snazzier guns, souped-up engines and extra armour plates.

I have been thinking about getting this kit for a while now. So on a recent shopping trip to my local games shop I decided to make an impulse purchase and buy the box. Well it was nearly 30% cheaper than on the GW site (and it’s out of stock on their website).

As well as the named workshop you also get three barricades and three piles of scrap.

The parts on the plastic sprues within the box are quite thick and chunky.

This workshop is the main model from the Ork Mekboy Workshop boxed set. It is the only part of the kit that actually needs to be constructed. I think what I really like about this model and I am looking forward to painting is the wall of tools.

The parts on the plastic sprues within the box are quite thick and chunky.

Before starting on the workshop part of the kit I decided I would paint the scrap piles and barricades. 

I am thinking also about painting up some spare kit parts I have hanging around from old models, notable a Chaos Rhino and some Ork Trukk parts to add to the scrap around the workshop.

There are three large piles of scrap.

I gave all the scrap piles an undercoat of Corax White.

The largest pile appears to have either a Fighta Bommer in the middle or possibly a Megatrakk Scrapjet.

The smallest pile had some engine components and an Imperial ammo container. I really like the toolbox though.

There are also three barricades.

These also had a white undercoat of Corax White. This one has part of the Megatrakk Scrapjet within it, and the radiator from the Rukkatrukk Squigbuggy.

I really like how this barricade has an old style 1950s radiator in there!

I am intending to use a range of contrast paints and shades with these piles.

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