Ork Battlewagon in the desert

A Battlewagon is a catch-all term used for any type of Ork assault tank and heavy armoured troop transport. The term Battlewagon seems to refer overall to a category of large Ork armoured vehicles. A Battlewagon can be wheeled, tracked or a combination of the two and is used in many battlefield roles. It always carries a large complement of weapons.

This is my Ork Battlewagon in my desert photographic terrain. I have added my Ork Kannon to the model as well.

I decided that when I built the model I would avoid having too many of the turrets and other things on the model and keep it simple. My thinking was that this was an Ork vehicle which had been in battle and was somewhat ramshackle as the Ork meks attempted to keep it together.

This is the Kannon, which is a Forge World resin model.

I have nearly finished the battlewagon and am pleased with how it is now turning out. Here is another view, this time with a Kill Kannon inside the back of it.

With this model, less is more, so I think I might go back to the model and use some weathering powders.

The Kill Kannon, , which is also a Forge World resin model, used a different painting method to the Kannon.

See the workbench feature on the Ork Battlewagon.

See photographs of completed Ork Battlewagons from various shows.

Drybrushing the Ork Battlewagon

This plastic battlewagon kit was released by Games Workshop on the 3rd January 2009 and I picked mine up on the 4th January. I had hoped to paint the model quite quickly, well nearly ten years later, maybe not.

The last stage I left the model was back in 2010 when I had drybrushed the black parts of the model. It then got left for a while, well it got left for quite a few years! So I recently unearthed it from storage with the intention of finishing it off.  Having constructed the model, shading it with washes and some light drybrushing, I wanted to add some more weathering.

What I wanted was to get both a dusty and rusty look to the model.

I drybrushed the model with more XV-88 then doing a lighter drybrush with a mix of XV-88 and Ushabti Bone, before finally using some Ushabti Bone.

I then took some Citadel Dry paint, Golgfag Brown and using a smaller drybrush added patches here and then across the model to represent rusty or rusting patches on the wagon.

With this model, less is more, so I think I might go back to the model and use some weathering powders.

I still think I need to rust up the tracks more, as well as the death roller.

See the workbench feature on the Ork Battlewagon.

See photographs of completed Ork Battlewagons from various shows.

The Evil Sunz

This impressive Evil Sunz army was in the display cabinets at Warhammer World.

There was a lot of ork stuff, including this Deff Dread.

Deff Dreads epitomise three main ideal of Ork warfare: big, shooty and stompy. They thunder and clank towards the foe, limbs waving as heavy weapons spit death into the enemy ranks and powered shears snip excitedly in anticipation of the bloodletting to come.

There was this Battlewagon. A Battlewagon is a catch-all term used for any type of Ork assault tank and heavy armoured troop transport.

The term Battlewagon seems to refer overall to a category of large Ork armoured vehicles. A Battlewagon can be wheeled, tracked or a combination of the two and is used in many battlefield roles. It always carries a large complement of weapons.

Also a Big Trakk was in there. Big Trakks are essentially an enlarged and modified version of the Trukk

The Big Trakk is a Turbine powered Ork tracked vehicle with twin Big Shootas, designed to move across sinkholes, rubble, or ash wastes without getting bogged down. They are also designed to be bigger, louder, and carry much more armament over the standard Trukk and are frequently used as gun carriers instead of troop transports. In addition, for many Mekboyz without the resources or know-how to build full Battlewagons, Big Trakk’s are the next best thing. There are a profusion of Big Trakk designs favored by different Mekboyz and Clans, from the Blood Axes who often mimic Imperial patterns to the ‘kustom’-built Bad Moon gun platforms. And while some Ork Speed Freaks decry them for their lack of speed, both the Goffs and Deathskulls make extensive use of Big Trakks. The Goffs because they keep the big gunz mobile and can get to the frontline quickly and the Deathskulls because they’re capable of hauling large amounts of loot.

See the Ork Miniatures Gallery.

Going back to the Battlewagon.

This plastic battlewagon kit was released by Games Workshop on the 3rd January 2009 and I picked mine up on the 4th January. I had hoped to paint the model quite quickly, well nearly ten years later, maybe not.

The last stage I left the model was back in 2010 when I had drybrushed the black parts of the model. It then got left for a while, well it got left for quite a few years!

So I recently unearthed it from storage with the intention of finishing it off. It was in seperate parts still, so for this photograph I fitted the parts to see how the model could look.

I had used my old method for painting vehicles, which was to paint the “metal” parts with Chaos Black and then use a different colour on the bodywork. I had used a masking process in painting the superstructure and keeping the underbody black. I decided not to repaint the black parts and just use weathering techniques to lighten their dark colour.

I did consider respraying the model as I had done with the Kill Bursta with Zandri Dust spray, but in the end decided I wanted it to look different to the Kill Bursta.

I painted some details of the model with Ushabti Bone. I also used XV-88 and Balor Brown on some of the panels. This is really to break up the predominant colour of the model. However I didn’t do too many, as I didn’t want a patchwork effect.

I washed the model with Seraphim Sepia Shade, before using some Nuln Oil and Agrax Earthshade shades on specific parts of the model.

Continue reading “Going back to the Battlewagon.”

Ork Battlewagon

This very nice Ork Battlewagon was on display in Warhammer World.

Ork Battlewagon
Ork Battlewagon from display at Warhammer World

I still have a fair way to go with mine, but I do like the model, one of the better Ork models from Games Workshop. Lots of conversion potential too. With all the options I think it can be a little too tall. With my model I have gone for a lower profile than the above model.

Flying Ork Battlewagon

Here is a conversion that was entered into the 2009 Golden Demon awards.
Flying Battlewagon, which is a conversion that was entered into the 2009 Golden Demon awards.

This bizarre flying ork Battlewagon was an entry in the GamesDay 2009 Golden Demon awards.

It uses many parts, but a key one appears to be an Eldar Falcon hull. Not sure if I like it or not. Quite a dramatic pose and quite a good paint job, but there is something that doesn’t sit right with me. Not sure what it is, maybe the concept, I am sure Orks would salvage Eldar equipment, but would they conjure something like this up? Of course this is Warhammer 40K and to be honest most things are possible.