Skaven Screaming Bell

Skaven Screaming Bell from GamesDay 2010.
Skaven Screaming Bell from GamesDay 2010.

Though not really a fan of the Skaven, this model really does show how far Games Workshop have come in producing well detailed and complicated plastic models.

It does make you wonder what they could do if they decided to move into historical miniatures. They already have the rules, but I guess they don’t really want to go down that road (at this time).

Weirdboy Warbike

Just under a year ago, Games Workshop released some new plastic Skaven kits.

It wasn’t just me, but a lot of other Ork players looked at the new plastic Skaven Doomwheel and thinking, “now that could be an interesting Ork vehicle or bike!” I am thinking a Weird Boy transport option. Of course being plastic means that conversion should be easier than the previous metal version.

In the box there are three plastic sprues.

As you might expect, a fair number of the parts have Skaven style insignia and icons on them. I am thinking that carving these off the plastic parts shouldn’t be too hard. The other thing I could do is cover them up with Ork icons. I have the new brass ones form Forge World and a fair few plastic ones from the various Ork kits I have.

The engine will be a key conversion for this model, it’s at times like this that I wish Forge World would make more conversion bitz for the Orks. I think I will need to use some plastic tubing for this. I am intending to add to the conversion using parts from the Ork Trukk kit, though I am also thinking that I may need to get some Ork Bikes as well.