Ork Glyphs

I was looking through a box of sprues when I found some Ork glyphs. I thought these would be useful for attaching to vehicles. I also thought it would be easier to paint them on the sprue rather than attaching them to the Ork vehicles whilst constructing them, and then painting them in situ.

I also found some Orc Warrior shields and motifs, which again I thought would work on my Ork vehicles.

The glyphs here are from the Ork Trukk plastic kit, whilst the shields are from the fantasy Orc Warriors set, which I have been using to model some Feral Ork Warriors. 

I decided to leave them on the sprues to make them easier to paint and to then affix them to the final model.

I gave the sprues a white undercoat.

Here are the shields.

I then used a range of paints to for the base coats, using mainly contrast paints.

The Ork “teef” were painted with Ushabti Bone and then highlighted with White Scar.

The Evil Sunz symbols were painted with Blood Angels Red and Imperial Fist.

I did find some more glyphs, so started to paint them in the same way.

I used slightly different colours.

Here are the glyphs attached various Wartrakks and my Ork Looted Rhino.

Here is the Ork Aircraft Traktor.

For this Grot Bomb Launcha vehicle I added a glyph to the front and the back.

I attached my other green glyph to a Wartrakk.

I attached two to the big turret on my Ork Looted Rhino.

I will do some more of these for other vehicles I have.

Another Ork Wartrakk back on the workbench

Wartrakks are Ork tracked vehicles that are modified off the versatile warbuggy design by Mekboyz. Essentially a Warbuggy mounted upon a sturdy track unit, a Wartrakk sacrifices its speed for the ability to traverse rough terrain such as a ruined city and deliver heavier firepower. Wartrakks wield either a twin-linked Big Shoota or Rokkit Launcha.

This model was originally designed for Gorkamorka, and then became part of Warhammer 40K with Codex Orks.

I have a few of these models and after deciding to finish off my Grot Bomb Launcha models, I thought I would also finish these as well. I posted about the Wartrakk I made with alternative tracks.

On this Watrakk I used some of the Ork glyphs from Forgeworld. I would have preferred if the glyphs were cast in a similar vein to the Inquisitor purity seals, but they’re not, they have quite a thick backing sheet.

I gave the bodywork and the fuel tank a base coat of Desert Yellow. The model was then given a wash consisting of Chestnut Ink, Scorched Brown paint (which helps remove the gloss of the ink) and some water to thin the wash down.

I did someweathering and more detailing on the Wartrakk. This included scratch marks, rust, flaking paint. It also included painting in the straps and the headlights.

I have to find and paint the crew models.

See the workbench feature on this Ork Wartrakk.

Ork Wartrakk back on the workbench

Wartrakks are Ork tracked vehicles that are modified off the versatile warbuggy design by Mekboyz. Essentially a Warbuggy mounted upon a sturdy track unit, a Wartrakk sacrifices its speed for the ability to traverse rough terrain such as a ruined city and deliver heavier firepower. Wartrakks wield either a twin-linked Big Shoota or Rokkit Launcha.

This model was originally designed for Gorkamorka, and then became part of Warhammer 40K with Codex Orks.

I have a few of these models and after deciding to finish off my Grot Bomb Launcha models, I thought I would also finish these as well.

Rather than use the supplied tracks I wanted to do something different which would make the Wartrakk look different to the others in my army. Using some old Imperial wheels and tracks (which I got in a Gorkamorka Gubbinz bag and had already glued together) I cobbled two tracks using three wheels. The tracks were a bit rubbish as they were broken as I broke them from the original scratchbuild tracks for a model that I really never started.

I added some rivets to the frontal armour plate, and other parts of the Wartrakk, as well as some additional armour plates. I also used the searchlight from the Chaos Vehicle sprue.

This model was painted with Vomit Brown and then given a wash consisting of Chestnut Ink, Scorched Brown paint (which helps remove the gloss of the ink) and some water to thin the wash down.

I have to find and paint the crew models.

See the workbench feature on this Ork Wartrakk.

Ork Big Trakk with Supa Kannon

This Ork Big Trakk with Supa Kannon was part of the Ork Shanty Town display at GamesDay 2010.

I have been making my own Big Trakk and it’s a nice if somewhat complicated kit to put together. I am not going to arm it though with the Supa Kannon and will probably use a “normal” Kannon. According to Tony Cottrell at the Forge World seminar at GamesDay 2010, it would appear that Forge World have “finished” with the Orks for a while and will be doing lots of other stuff before they return to the Orks (it at all).

Of course what we still have to see from either Forge World or Games Workshop is a new buggy or wartrakk. There are images in the Forge World Imperial Armour book of a new design of a buggy, but so far no real concrete evidence that any new model is going to be released.

Detailing the Wartrakk

Having done the main basecoat, wash and drybrush on my Ork Wartrakk, the next stage was to weather and detail the model.

I then started the weathering and detailing process on the Wartrakk. This included scratch marks, rust, flaking paint. It also included painting in the straps and the headlights.

Looking at this under the harsh glare of the digital camera, some of it looks like it might need a little more work, it never surprises me how forgiving the eye is, compared to the camera.

The rear view, note the use of Forge World Ork glyphs (which are way too thick).

Basically apart from the main weapon and the driver, I think this is now finished.

See the full workbench feature on the Wartrakk.

Epic Kult of Speed

I can’t believe that my Epic 40000 Ork army is nearly ten years old now! I do have Epic models which are older, but I used them for Dirtside. It was Epic 40000 which I really liked as a ruleset for Epic.

Here are some of my Ork forces, part of a Kult of Speed, in the main buggies and wartrakks (though you can see a Skorcha in the background as well)

Epic Kult of Speed

They are moving through my ruined Imperial city terrain.

See more pictures of my Kult of Speed.

Ork Wartrakk Rider Conversion (again)

Having drybrushed the other of my Wartrakks I knew that I shouldn’t forget the crew.

The Gorkamorka era plastic Wartrakk does come supplied with an Ork crew. However these are Gorkamorka styled Orks and don’t really fit in with the models we have been using for some years now and certainly don’t fit in with the models that recently came out.

I decided that I would also convert a driver using spare parts from the Ork Boyz sprue in the same manner as my other Wartrakk.

I sliced and flattened the bottom of a new torso so would fit on the legs of the Wartrakk rider and I also used one of the supplied arms as well. For the other arm I used a handweapon from the Boyz sprue.

As a result I now have another Wartrakk rider which fits in with my other Orks.

See the full workbench feature on this Wartrakk.

Ork Wartrakk Rider Conversion

Having drybrushed my Wartrakk I realised that I shouldn’t forget the crew.

The Gorkamorka era plastic Wartrakk does come supplied with an Ork crew. However these are Gorkamorka styled Orks and don’t really fit in with the models we have been using for some years now and certainly don’t fit in with the models that recently came out.

I decided that I would convert the driver using spare parts from the Ork Boyz sprue.

I sliced and flattened the bottom of a new torso so would fit on the legs of the Wartrakk rider and I also used one of the supplied arms as well. For the other arm I used a handweapon from the Boyz sprue.

As a result I now have a Wartrakk rider which fits in with my other Orks.

See the full workbench feature on this Wartrakk.