Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Warhammer 40K Ork Conversions

I really am not a fan of metal models (Hallalujah for finecast!) so when I began building my Ork army I wanted to keep the models completely plastic. This meant making a few conversions, especially for key characters. So here they are below Firstly, the Big Mek with a Kustom Force Field:

He's a plastic Nob and I've greenstuffed on a scraggy beard to make him look a bit old and wise! The weapon is the head of a Big Choppa with half removed and replaced with a cut down shoota from the Ork Boys boxed set.The shaft is a piece of plastic rod and the component that joins the two is part of a Tau Fusion Blaster. The Shield generator itself is made from the communications set from the vehicle command sprue, along with the barrel of a tanks sponson lascannon. The rest of the sponson lascannon was used for the bottom of the generator. Some more plastic tube and rod, some greenstuff and some guitar wire provided the finishing touches. And here he is all finished:

The second conversion was based on one seen in White Dwarf and is based on the Warboss from the Assault on Black Reach boxed set. I Pinned his right arm so it was less square to his body and added a harpoon to his shoota. I used a head and metal jaw from the Nobs boxed set, to make him look a bit sterner than the standard head, and attached it at an angle so it looks like he's pointing down the claw. The claw was modified by carefully cutting down a Big Chopper from the Nobs boxed set to fit the claw where the lower claw should be. The lower claw was then added to the bottom to make it look suitably, ridiculously huge! And here he is all finished:

Sorry there's no work in progress shot! I made him well before I even contemplated this blog! :)

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