Putting the Mega Dread together

Having washed all the resin components of my Forge World Ork Mega Dread, time to start putting it together. Firstly I put the main body parts together. They comprise the body, waist and engine sections.

I then added one of the exhausts.

This is the rear view. You can see the flat joins for parts of the engine.

See the full workbench feature on my Ork Mega Dread.

Forge World Ork Mega Dread

Back in September 2009, Forge World released the Mega Dread…

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Just what every mekboy wants; an even bigger `Dread! This large new model is a great addition the Ork ranks; a smoke-belching, hydraulic monster able to tear apart enemy tanks and smash a side lesser war machines with contemptuous ease. Designed by Phil Stutcinskas with pilot by Mark Bedford, this is another amazingly detailed model which, standing at over 5” tall, dwarves a Space Marine Dreadnought.

Just as with our Space Marine Dreadnoughts we are selling the main body of the Mega-Dread (which also comes with two ‘Gatling gun style’ big Shootas) and its weapon arms separately. The two arms we are releasing with it are the Mega-Dread Killkannon arm and the Mega-Dread Rippa-Claw arm. Both of these weapon arms are designed to fit on either side of the Mega-Dread’s body allowing you to customise it as you wish.

Ork Mega-Dread Killkannon: The Mega-Dread Killkannon is a large bore cannon which is fed shells revolver-style from a rotary magazine, and allows the Mega-Dread to tote an artillery piece as easily as an Ork Boy would his shoota, blasting the Mega-Dread’s path through the enemy.

Ork Mega-Dread Rippa-Claw: The Mega-Dread Rippa-Claw is a huge mechanical pincer-claw designed to punch through the toughest armour, and it lets the Mega-Dread rip great chunks of wreckage from enemy vehicles and dismantle siege defences and bunkers piece by piece.

I bought mine at GamesDay 2009 and purchased it with two Killkannons as I didn’t think much of the Rippa-Claw, it looked flimsy in comparison to the model as a whole.

Here is a photo of all the resin pieces.

See the full workbench feature on the Forge World Ork Mega Dread.

Ork Meka Dread

Now I have my own Mega Dread which is getting there in terms of getting it painted and on the table. Since I got mine Forge World have gone and released a Mek variant, the Meka Dread.

Now though I like the Mega Dread I am less sure about the Meka Dread. Not sure why, maybe it’s a little too “busy” even by Ork standards.

However I do like the Kil Saw arm which I much prefer over the Rippa Klaw arm originally released with the Mega Dread. Thinking about a second Mega Dread with Kil Saw, though using the Meka Dread body would ensure that the two big walkers would look different. Hmmm.

Ork Mega Dread

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 Mega Dread.

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I really like this model, which combined with Killa Kans and Dreadnoughts gives the Orks a variety of walkers that you would expect to find in their forces. Mine is well under way and I used it (in an undercoated state) in a recent game.

Tried out the Mega Dread

Though not finished, after  a quick game today, decided to try out my new Mega Dread on the gaming table.

Quite a tough cookie for my opponent, Simon, who only had ten Marines.

In order to give him a chance, we reduced the rear armour on the Mega Dread from 11 to 10, otherwise those Space Marine Bolters would have no chance of doing any damage. We also allowed all the Marines to be armed with Melta Bombs, likewise they would have no chance of harming the Mega Dread with their “bare hands”. There were two Marines with heavy weapons, one with a missile launcher and one with a flamer.

Apart from not being able to use the Big Shootas on the Mega Dread when using the twin-linked Kill Kannon, it was quite a tough fight. In the end the Marines won out, though not before the Mega Dread managed to take out seven of them.

Mega Dread and Gunwagon

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 Mega Dread. Also in this photograph is a Gunwagon armed with Big Zappa.

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I really like the Mega Dread model, which combined with Killa Kans and Dreadnoughts gives the Orks a variety of walkers that you would expect to find in their forces.

Ork Mega Dread

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 Mega Dread.

Ork Mega Dread

I really like this model, which combined with Killa Kans and Dreadnoughts gives the Orks a variety of walkers that you would expect to find in their forces.

hmmm, nice new Ork stuff

Back on the 1st September I made the following prediction well it was more speculation than hard facts or rumours.

More Ork vehicles – we have just had a wonderful series of Ork vehicles, guns and models released from Forge World, a month away from GamesDay, these would have been a perfect release for the big GamesDay event, but they were released early… So there is an opportunity for some more Ork Vehicles, possibly .

Well my prediction has been realised with the latest Forge World newsletter.

Hi There,

Another Games Day UK update for you, and this time some heavy reinforcements for the Orks in the shape of two major releases; the savage Kill Krusha ‘Eavy Tank and the armour-shredding mechanised power of the Mega-Dread, backed up by a new Ork vehicle upgrade of Grot Sponsons. Meanwhile Forge World is in fevered preparation for the fast-approaching Games Day event, and we should have some more surprises for you yet to come.

Thanks
Alan Bligh

Kill Krusha

Ork Kill Krusha ‘Eavy Tank

Rolling onto the battlefields of the 41st millennium for the first time is our new Kill Krusha ‘Eavy Tank for the Orks. This fearsome model is a huge full resin super-heavy tank kit for the Orks, and is designed by Daren Parrwood with crew by Mark Bedford. The intricate detail on this model really has to be seen to be believed, and it includes some incredible interior work as you can see here as well as one Ork tank ‘Kommanda’ three Grots (and a Squig!) as crew. This giant tank is a combination of the Ork`s love of speed and violence, with overcharged engines to launch it across the battlefield (well most of the time), and a main ‘Kannon’ able to fire a number of different shell types to rain carnage down on their enemies.

We should have some Kill Krushas for sale at Games Day UK, and the model is available for pre-order now for release the week commencing the 28th of September.

Mega-Dread

Ork Mega-Dread

Just what every mekboy wants; an even bigger `Dread! This large new model which you can see here is a great addition the Ork ranks; a smoke-belching, hydraulic monster able to tear apart enemy tanks and smash a side lesser war machines with contemptuous ease. Designed by Phil Stutcinskas with pilot by Mark Bedford, this is another amazingly detailed model which, standing at over 5” tall, dwarves a Space Marine Dreadnought.

Just as with our Space Marine Dreadnoughts we are selling the main body of the Mega-Dread (which also comes with two ‘Gatling gun style’ big Shootas) and its weapon arms separately. The two arms we are releasing with it are the Mega-Dread Killkannon arm and the Mega-Dread Rippa-Claw arm. Both of these weapon arms are designed to fit on either side of the Mega-Dread’s body allowing you to customise it as you wish.

Ork Mega-Dread Killkannon

The Mega-Dread Killkannon is a large bore cannon which is fed shells revolver-style from a rotary magazine, and allows the Mega-Dread to tote an artillery piece as easily as an Ork Boy would his shoota, blasting the Mega-Dread’s path through the enemy.

Ork Mega-Dread Rippa-Claw

The Mega-Dread Rippa-Claw is a huge mechanical pincer-claw designed to punch through the toughest armour, and it lets the Mega-Dread rip great chunks of wreckage from enemy vehicles and dismantle siege defences and bunkers piece by piece.

We should have some Mega-Dreads, Mega-Dread Killkannons and Mega-Dread Rippa-Claws for sale at Games Day UK, and the model is available for pre-order now for release the week commencing the 28th of September.

Ork Grot Sponsons

Our last new Ork Preview is our Grot Sponsons designed by Mark Bedford and Daren Parrwood, designed to be added onto existing Ork vehicles to give them a little more firepower in the shape of Big Shootas with Gretchen gunners. The packet contains two different Grot Sponsons to add to your Big Trukks, Battlewagons, Kill Krushas and custom Ork builds.

As with this newsletter’s other previews the Grot Sponsons should be available to buy at Games Day UK and will go on general release in October.

Upcoming Events

Forge World will be in attendance in force at Games Day UK. You can look forward to meeting our whole design and studio team. W`ell also have lots of display models, terrain boards, book previews and our huge sales stand with a massive range of stock, including our events only models and brand new releases in limited numbers for the day itself. Keep an eye on our updated Games day UK webpage for more information and previews.

Note the line…

we should have some more surprises for you yet to come.

I am waiting with anticipation…