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.
This very nice Ork Battlewagon was on display in Warhammer World. A very classic Orkish paint job. Nice use of red without been too overpowering. I like the low profile and the fact that it doesn’t look top heavy.
This very nice Ork Battlewagon was on display in 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.
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.