Ork Aerial Reinforcements

One of my Christmas presents this year was the new(ish) plastic Ork Bommer.

Ever since an Ork aircraft first took flight and achieved supersonic speed, prospective flyboyz have been trying to outdo each other with their invenshuns. The most popular configurations of the Ork Bommer are the Dakkajet, the Burna-Bommer and the Blitza-Bommer.

As I said when the model was released, my favourite is this one.

It reminds me both of the Boulton Paul Defiant and one of the original Epic Ork Flyers.

I have constructed my model along these lines, but I am thinking of using the big bombs from the Blitza-Bommer rather than the burna bombs and skorcha rokkits that you are supposed to use with the Burna-Bommer.
The model goes together quite easily and the next stage will be undercoating the model.

New iBooks from Games Workshop

Today Games Workshop released some new digital books in the Apple iBookstore. A couple caught my eye as an Ork player.

Chapter Approved: Ork Bommer

Some Orks become so obsessed by speed that no conventional land-based vehicle can satisfy them. These Speed Freeks, known to other Orks as ‘Flyboyz’, take to the skies aboard crude fighter planes and bombers to rain fire upon their enemies. Here are the official, updated rules for fielding the Ork Dakkajet, Burna-bommer and Blitza-bommer as Flyers in your Warhammer 40,000 battles.

Get Chapter Approved: Ork Bommer in the iBookstore.

How to Paint Citadel Miniatures: Evil Sunz Orks

The Orks of the Evil Sunz Clan are identified by their love of fast vehicles and red paint jobs. In this Army Workshop, army painter Duncan Rhodes explains how he collected and painted his force of Evil Sunz Orks and their prized red Dakkajet.

Get How to Paint Citadel Miniatures: Evil Sunz Orks in the iBookstore.

New Ork Bommer

Oh yes…

The 2nd of June sees the release of the new plastic Ork Bommer.

Ever since an Ork aircraft first took flight and achieved supersonic speed, prospective flyboyz have been trying to outdo each other with their invenshuns. The most popular configurations of the Ork Bommer are the Dakkajet, the Burna-Bommer and the Blitza-Bommer.

It looks like a really nice plastic kit and you can make one of three variants. My favourite is this one.

It reminds me both of the Boulton Paul Defiant and one of the original Epic Ork Flyers.

With the price of Forge World kits as they are, it seems quite cheap at £27.50. Sometimes I need to remember that this is a plastic kit and Airfix usually sell something like this for £10!

Really nice concept and pleased to see it as a plastic kit. Time to rekindle that Ork Airfield idea that I had a few years back. Back then I bought the Ork Aircraft Traktor and Launch Trolley and repainted my Ork Fighter Bomma from Forge World.

Finishing off my Ork Bommer

I purchased my Ork Bommer way back in 2003 at GamesDay and I am still working on it nearly four years later, though it did spend some time as an Epic Transport plane for a while…

It has taken a while but I have now finished the base coat…

Ork Bommer

You can see how (poorly) I filled the gaps in the model, however this is an Orky plane and I wouldn’t expect it to be perfect!

Ork Bommer

The next stage will be to give the whole thing a ink and paint wash.

Ork Bommer

I must get the Traktor painted as well for it.

Fighter Bommer Workbench feature.

Forgeworld Warhammer 40K Ork Bommer

I have made some more progress with my Ork Bommer.

I have blacklined the creases, drybrushed with Tin Bitz and Boltgun Metal.

I am painting the panels with Vomit Brown (and a few other shades).

It will then be given an ink/paint wash, drybrushed and highlighted. This shot shows a more completed model with some of the cockpit done.

Hopefully it will look nice when I have finished. I do regret not doing a detailed cockpit, but originally I purchased this model for Epic as a super heavy bomber!