The flatbed of my Ork Halftrakk was sprayed with a Humbrol brown paint. I then gave it a wash of Devlan Mud. Not sure if I like using this wash over the usual brown ink and paint wash I usually use. I usually use a wash consisting of brown ink, paint and water.
I added some more washes to the body of the Half Trakk using Devlan Brown and Badab Black.
January 2008 saw the release of the new Ork Trukk. I had expected to see some Forge World conversion kits relatively quickly, however though we saw the Flakk Wagon at GamesDay 2008, it wasn’t until July 2009 that we saw the first actual Forge World variant Ork Trukk kit, the Ork Half Trakk. What you get in the box, a complete shrink wrapped plastic Trukk kit and a bag of resin. As you might expect the resin consists of the wheels, tracks and wheels for the tracks. There is also a new engine which replaces the plastic one included with the kit.
So the model goes together quite well with the plastic Trukk components. You could of course not use the provided resin front wheels and use the plastic ones you get with the Ork Trukk. What is nice is that as you get the whole Trukk kit, so as a result, you get lots of spare wheels to use with other models or for conversions.
I had very little warpage with this model, though as you can see there is a gap in the tracks.
The only problem that was (probably) shrinkage with the tracks, so I used some plastic rod to cover the gap in the tracks.
I do like the resin engine provided, much better than the plastic one. You kind of wish Forge World would make some Ork conversion packs with engines and the like.
January 2008 saw the release of the new Ork Trukk. I had expected to see some Forge World conversion kits relatively quickly, however though we saw the Flakk Wagon at GamesDay 2008, it wasn’t until July 2009 that we saw the first actual Forge World variant Ork Trukk kit, the Ork Half Trakk.
So this is what you get in the box, a complete shrink wrapped plastic Trukk kit and a bag of resin.
As you might expect the resin consists of the wheels, tracks and wheels for the tracks. There is also a new engine which replaces the plastic one included with the kit.
Here is a photo of all the resin pieces.
One problem though (and you can see this above) is that I only had a single rear sprocket.
The left one was missing…. A quick phone call to Forge World and a few days later the missing left sprocket had arrived. I have had virtually no issues with Forge World models in the past and this was the first missing part I had in any of the models I had made up to now.
One of the highlights of GamesDay 2009 for me was the fantastic Ork Shanty Town display that Forge World did. There were many of the new Forge World models including the excellent Ork Halftrakk. The model in this photograph is armed with an Ork Kil Kannon.
Our new Ork Halftrakk model, designed by Will Hayes and Owen Branham, is a hybrid kit of the plastic Ork Trukk and resin conversion parts which you can see here. This model uses highly detailed resin components to replace the Trukk`s engine block with a more powerful engine and its standard wheels with some armoured front road wheels and a heavy rear track unit. While you can easily use the Ork Halftrakk to represent a `Kustom` Trukk in your Ork Army, (and makes a great Meganob transporter!)
The Kil Kannon is one of the many new heavy weapons from Forge World.
The Kil Kannon fires either large bore frag rounds to use against enemy infantry, or a solid shell for destroying tanks.
I really like this model, which combined with the “normal” plastic Trukks gives the Orks a variety of vehicles that you would expect to find in their forces.
Well, well, well, what a lovely bundle of new Ork models from Forge World.
Welcome to the Forge World newsletter and this time we have an onslaught of new Ork releases for the warbosses among you, as well as some updates, events news and our first teasers for the forthcoming Games Day UK. But first we would like to say thank you to everybody that came to see us at Games Day Germany in Cologne for making it such a great show, —now onto the Orks!
The Great Waaagh Approaches!
We have no less than eight new releases for the Orks this newsletter and observant hobbyists have probably already guessed our renewed focus on the Orks is all to do with our next Imperial Armour book, which will feature these savage xenos in desperate battle against the Imperium. This first big batch of Ork releases features some great new vehicle mounted weapons, a new hybrid Enclosed Trukk model and one brand new full resin tank, —the Ork Big Trakk. These are all superbly detailed models and can add some fantastic variety and character to your Ork Armies. You can see pictures of new releases on the links below.
Our new Ork releases are:
Big Trakk — Designed by Will Hayes (full resin tank model) —This heavy Ork transport can also be used to carry Big Gunz into battle. A brutal-looking machine, the Big Trakk comes with twin-linked big shootas, a massive gas-turbine engine, and ramming tusks.
Enclosed Trukk — Designed by Will Hayes and Phil Stutcinskas. (a hybrid resin and plastic model using the Ork Trukk kit). —The model makes for a great alternative for your Trukk fleet as well as an excellent base for your own conversions. Its enclosed cab can also be used to represent the Armour Plates upgrade on a trukk.
Flakk gun — Designed by Phil Stutcinskas (full resin Big Gun with three grot crew and an Ork gunner) —this is a quad-barrelled elevating cannon platform that can give the Orks some much needed air-cover as well as rip apart light vehicle squadrons with ease.
Gretchin Crew — Designed by Mark Bedford (eleven resin grots) —some wonderfully characterful grots to crew your big gunz or use as riggers for your vehicles, and generally make a nuisance of themselves!
Big Zzappa — Designed by Will Hayes (full resin Big Gun with three Grot crew) – this marvellous looking `death ray` is adorned with all manner of strange-looking gubbinz and is as dangerous to the enemy as it is unreliable. .
Killkannon — Designed by Will Hayes (full resin Big Gun with three Grot crew) —able to blast apart even heavily armoured troops as the Orks advance, the Killkannon easily lives up to its name and adds heavy firepower to your Waaagh!
Big Lobba — Designed by Will Hayes (full resin Big Gun with three Grot crew) —this somewhat crazed-looking gas-powered bomb launcher is used to lob explosive shells high in the air, and possibly the occasional grot with it!
Supa-Kannon– Designed by Mark Bedford (full resin really Big Gun with three crew, available either on its own or as a compete Battlewagon with Supa Kannon using the plastic Ork Battlewagon kit) —This giant artillery piece looks just as ramshackle and brutal as you might expect from the Orks, and can be used to smash enemy defensives, shatter bastions and fortifications so the boyz can get stuck in.
Many of these kits are designed so that in true Orky style you can mix and match between them and particularly in the case of the Big Gunz you can fit them to Trukks, our Half Trakk, Big Trakks, Gun Wagons, Battle Wagons and your own custom models. We also have some great new grots to crew your vehicles and weapons. Each of the new Big Gunz comes with its own crew, and you can also buy the full set of eleven models separately! A quick note on the Supa-Kannon as well, this is a huge gun intended to be mounted on a Battlewagon, Big Trakk or something equally as large! Look out for more Ork releases in the near future.
Imperial Armour Volume Seven, The Siege of Vraks Part Three
Our latest Imperial Armour book, detailing the climatic battles and conclusion of the war for the renegade world of Vraks is now available for immediate dispatch. This 220 page full colour hardback is extensively illustrated and has new background text, rules and information on numerous war engines for both the forces of the Imperium and Chaos, as well as new Apocalypse Battle Formations, and two new army lists. This first print run of the book also come with a special slip-case that will fit all three volumes of the bloody saga for the battle of Vraks.
You can buy Volume Seven with the slip case or with the three different Siege of Vraks books (including slip case) together as a trilogy
Games Day UK 2009
Forge World`s next event is also by far the largest in our calendar; Games Day UK, and we are already in feverish preparation for the big day itself. As ever we will have our whole design team on hand to answer your questions and preview what we have in store for the future, our massive sales stand with a whole articulated lorry`s worth of stock, display boards, special games and more. We have a Games Day UK page on our website which we`ll be updating with new information as we get closer to the event, but rest assured we will have some exciting major new releases for you on the day. More details will be made available in our special Games Day preview newsletters over the next month.
Imperial Armour Update PDFs
Available now to download from our website Here are new rules updates for Imperial Armour Volume One, Imperial Guard and Imperial Navy and Imperial Armour Volume Two, Space Marines and Forces of the Inquisition. These updates bring the game content of these two books into line with the current Codexes on which they are based, so our models can be used in your games of Warhammer 40,000 and Apocalypse without confusion. Further updates covering our other books will be appearing in the near future.
I am well impressed with the new Ork models. Nice to see the Flakk Gun eventually make an appearance after all this time. I do quite like the Big Trakk, but the new Enclosed Cab Trukk is my favourite, it is what I wanted the original Trukk to be like.
Forge World have announced a new Ork model, an Ork Halftrakk.
Our new Ork Halftrakk model, designed by Will Hayes and Owen Branham, is a hybrid kit of the plastic Ork Trukk and resin conversion parts which you can see here. This model uses highly detailed resin components to replace the Trukk`s engine block with a more powerful engine and its standard wheels with some armoured front road wheels and a heavy rear track unit. While you can easily use the Ork Halftrakk to represent a `Kustom` Trukk in your Ork Army, (and makes a great Meganob transporter!) it will also be used in conjunction with forthcoming Forge World releases and Imperial Armour rules.
Yay! Really nice model.
You can see it has been derived from the Ork Trukk concepts shown at the Forge World Open Day 2009 however it is not the same and there are some key differences. The implication I am sure is that there will be other Ork Trukk types later.