Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Moar Ork Trukk!

As my current progress on painting is shamefully slow, I have decided to rescue some other old Ork goodies I still hadn't shown over here; in this case, another Ork Trukk.

Regretfully this one has not been converted into a ship, it's just the plain Forge World model:

Ork mobile junk
I hadn't thought of converting it until now, hmmm....

Ya wanna make me a sail'r?
I'm not sure about the possibilities though. The front engine is quite a significant part of the model, it would be a challenge trying to combine that with a prow:

May also need a repaint
Maybe if I can give the shape of a prow just under the front engine and a stern in the rear part...

A small quarterdeck here? Hmmm, not sure...
Adding a mainmast in the front of the rear open part should be a must (ehhh... a must mast? XD)

Not sure at all of what to do...
The idea looks appealing to me, but on the other hand I'm not sure at all if that would work or if I am even capable of converting this one into a ship.

I may experience with cheap cardboard to look for basic shapes, see if it works and, if so, then look for solutions. But for the moment I still have tons of pending work!

10 comments:

  1. Orks, certainly are your army. On them you meet free rein to this off balance imagination that you have. (Take it as a nice compliment), cheers!!!

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    1. Thank you very much! I enjoy their randomness and sillyness, best work for conversions and trying new things ever!

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  2. Remember they are orks. Their version of a ship isn't necessarily how a ship would work. (Heck their guns don't even fire if anyone else but an ork tries to shoot them).

    My idea to make this into a ship? Use some plasticard to make kinda of armor to cover the sides of the tracks, then put 5 grots on either side holding paddles. :)

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    1. Haha, I guess you are right! The paddles idea is pure genius! Too good to let it not come true! I have to do something in that direction, hmmm...

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  3. Me encanta el morro! Yo lo veo bien como está...

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    1. ¡Muchas gracias! La forma básica me gusta, todavía no he tomado ninguna decisión sobre si modificarlo o cómo hacerlo...

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  4. I like it just the way it is. I dont like taking painted models and turning them into parts, just in case the project doesnt get finished and you actually end up with one less painted model than you had before.

    They dont all have to be be landships :)


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    1. I know, I know not all of them have to be... But they have :D

      I came up with this stupid idea of having a complete Ork pirate fleet, not having a Warboss but 'da Kommodor', shark-squigs, a unit of undead pirate Orks raised from the dead by a Warphead... You know, stuff :D

      But as soon as I realized how much work would that involve, I discarded the idea, I'm way too lazy!!

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  5. It looks good already but if you must absolutely need to tamper with it, do something non-destructive such as the mast you were thinking of. :)

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    1. I do need to plot something, but I'm not really sure of what exactly! I may draw some plans to get an idea... or just begin to add random pieces! Ork style!

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