Working on the Ork barricades and scrap piles

All Mekboyz can perform battlefield repairs using no more than a weighty wrench-hammer, a sack of nails and a healthy dose of gumption, but most do their best work in the comfortably anarchic surrounds of their own workshop. Meks are more than capable of cobbling together a workspace from whatever is lying about, with rudimentary workshops springing up from battlefield wreckage even while the bullets are still flying. Greenskin vehicles roar toward such teetering structures, their crews throwing sacks of teef at the resident Mek – he and his crew get to work immediately, sending the Ork customers on their way with snazzier guns, souped-up engines and extra armour plates.

I had been thinking about getting this kit for a while. So on a shopping trip to my local games shop I decided to make an impulse purchase and buy the box. Well it was nearly 30% cheaper than on the GW site.

Having cleaned the plastic parts I gave them a Corax White undercoat.

I then started painting the basecoat across the scrap piles and barricades using a combination of Base and Contrast Citadel paints.

I continued to paint the different barricades, using, as before, Base and Contrast paints.

See the workbench feature on all parts of the Ork Mekboy Workshop.

Basecoating and shading the other Ruined Factorum

Having picked up the Ruined Factorum sprue that came with Warhammer 40000 Imperium 31 a couple of weeks back, I also purchased issue 34 for the second sprue .

The ruins are from the The Battlezone: Manufactorum – Sub-cloister and Storage Fane kit which did cost £37.50 at Games Workshop and contains two similar sprues. So at £8.99 you would be making a saving of £9.76.

You get two corner ruins, all coming on a single sprue. They go together really easily. There are two corners, whereas with the other sprue you got a large corner and a smaller corner. This one is similar, but the smaller ruined corner is larger and the larger corner is smaller (if that makes sense).

I used Humbrol Tank Grey 67 spray to give the underfloor a darker feel before giving the model a coat of  Mechanicus Standard Grey Spray.

I gave the models a wash of Nuln Oil Shade.

Shading the corner

I got a couple of Ruined Factorum sprues that came with Warhammer 40000 Imperium 34. The ruins are from the The Battlezone: Manufactorum – Sub-cloister and Storage Fane kit. One I decided I was going to paint in the same manner as the first Ruined Factorum, for the second I chose to follow the (white and red) paint scheme as outlined in Warhammer 40000 Imperium.

Having shaded the larger ruined corner, I had used Nuln Oil for the main shade then I went about using  some Agrax Earthshade Shade and Seraphim Sepia Shade.

Undercoating the converted ruins

Back in April I got a Ruined Factorum sprue in  Warhammer 40000 Imperium issue 31. You get two corner ruins, all coming on a single sprue. Following that I got a couple of Ruined Factorum sprues that came with Warhammer 40000 Imperium issue 34.  You get another two corner ruins, all coming on a single sprue.

I did manage to pick up a second magazine and decided that I would convert them. It was a relatively simple conversion swapping over the corners. With the larger sides I needed to cut them down.

In issue 48 of Warhammer 40000 Imperium there was a re-release of the sprue from issue 31. With this repeat release of the sprue in issue 48, I decided I would use them for a conversion again. Unlike the other sprue from issue 34, this, one really isn’t suited to swapping corners. This is down to the differences in height. So, what I decided to do was to use the two different sprues from issues 34 and 48 and swap the corners. This would result in four different corner ruins from what I had already.

Having constructed the ruins I gave them a white undercoat, using a Corax White spray.

The first conversion I did took the largest pieces from each sprue. They fitted with no need to trim any of the ruins. I then used the larger floor pieces, which actually worked well together.

The other sides of these ruins go together as well.

This left the smaller corners.

The final corner ruin is quite small, using the smaller corner pieces.

The next stage will be a basecoat of grey paint.

 

Converting the Ruined Factorum sprues

Back in April I got a Ruined Factorum sprue in  Warhammer 40000 Imperium issue 31. You get two corner ruins, all coming on a single sprue.

Following that I got a couple of Ruined Factorum sprues that came with Warhammer 40000 Imperium issue 34.  You get another two corner ruins, all coming on a single sprue.

I did manage to pick up a second magazine and decided that I would convert them. It was a relatively simple conversion swapping over the corners. With the larger sides I needed to cut them down.

In issue 48 of Warhammer 40000 Imperium there was a re-release of the sprue from issue 31. With this repeat release of the sprue in issue 48, I decided I would use them for a conversion again. 

Unlike the other sprue from issue 34, this, one really isn’t suited to swapping corners. This is down to the differences in height. So, what I decided to do was to use the two different sprues from issues 34 and 48 and swap the corners. This would result in four different corner ruins from what I had already.

The first conversion I did took the largest pieces from each sprue. They fitted with no need to trim any of the ruins.

I then used the larger floor pieces, which actually worked well together.

This is quite a large piece of scenery.

The other sides of these ruins go together as well.

This left the smaller corners. They both required some trimming to fit.

The final corner ruin is quite small, using the smaller corner pieces.

The next stage will be a white undercoat.

 

Well, I couldn’t resist…

Back in April I picked up a copy of Warhammer Imperium which had a free building sprue with it, a Ruined Factorum sprue.

I have picked up some more of the scenery items, so when issue 48 was released this week, I couldn’t resist, and I bought a copy.

I got another building sprue.

I am planning to use it with the other Ruined Factorum sprue for some additional building conversions.

More shading

I got a couple of Ruined Factorum sprues that came with Warhammer 40000 Imperium 34. The ruins are from the The Battlezone: Manufactorum – Sub-cloister and Storage Fane kit. One I decided I was going to paint in the same manner as the first Ruined Factorum, for the second I chose to follow the (white and red) paint scheme as outlined in Warhammer 40000 Imperium.

Having constructed the models I gave them a white undercoat. I sprayed the model a few more times with the Corax White spray. I then, following the instructions painted the doors and window frames with Mephiston Red base paint. The next step was to wash the models with Nuln Oil Shade.

I hadn’t quite got the look I was hoping for, so I decided to do some more shading, using Agrax Earthshade Shade and Seraphim Sepia Shade.

I think the floor looks a lot better as well.

This was much better and, much more the effect I was trying to achieve.

Washing the white ruins

I got a couple of Ruined Factorum sprues that came with Warhammer 40000 Imperium 34. The ruins are from the The Battlezone: Manufactorum – Sub-cloister and Storage Fane kit. One I decided I was going to paint in the same manner as the first Ruined Factorum, for the second I chose to follow the (white and red) paint scheme as outlined in Warhammer 40000 Imperium.

Having constructed the models I gave them a white undercoat. I sprayed the model a few more times with the Corax White spray. I then, following the instructions painted the doors and window frames with Mephiston Red base paint.

According to the instructions in Warhammer 40000 Imperium the next step was to wash the models with Nuln Oil Shade.

I did this, but realised I wanted a slightly dirtier look as with the GW version. So I used some Agrax Earthshade Shade as well.

I haven’t quite got the look I was hoping for, so I might do some more shading.

Basecoating the Thermic Plasma Conduits

I picked up a copy of Warhammer Imperium Issue 37 which comes with some Thermic Plasma Conduits.

This kit is no longer available from Games Workshop and you get one sprue which allows you to build a series of conduits.

The kit goes together quite easily. I made mine into three large conduits. The models were then given a white undercoat.

I gave the models a basecoat of Leadbelcher.

The next step will be adding a shade.

Undercoating the Thermic Plasma Conduits

I picked up a copy of Warhammer Imperium Issue 37 which comes with some Thermic Plasma Conduits.

This kit is no longer available from Games Workshop and you get one sprue which allows you to build a series of conduits.

The kit goes together quite easily. I made mine into three large conduits.

The models were then given a white undercoat.

Next step will be the basecoat.