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.

Washing and detailing

Having washed my other Wartrakk, I did the same for another Wartrakk I am painting.

Having finished the base coat of Vomit Brown, I gave the Wartrakk 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 also painted the Ork glyph on the front, which is from the Orc Warriors shield sprues.

This Wartrakk has been converted with new tracks as well as some other added features.

Washing my Wartrakk

Having washed my Looted Rhino I am using the same process on my Ork Wartrakk.

Having finished the base coat of Desert Yellow, I gave the Wartrakk 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.

This is a quick and simple way of accentuating the detail and adding shadows.