Thursday, 7 June 2012

A tutorial, of sorts !!

With the recent release of the new Ork Flyer, things have gone a little 'green' in my hobby world !

I have wanted to include some War Trak Scorchers in my army for a while now, well ever since this image was released about 4 years ago !

So armed with several Dethkopters, plastic card, and some lovely trak units from the old 'Robogear' range, I began the process:

Stage 1:
Take a standard Ork Dethkopter, and strip it all down, until you are left with this.

Keep hold of the 'Landing Ski's' these will be needed later ! - You can keep the other bits you remove, and put them in your bits box.

Stage 2:
Using some plastic rod and plastic 'L' beam make some front 'forks' ready to take some wheels.

Stage 3:
This is where those 'Landing Ski's' come in handy, Take a couple of small bits of plastic rod, and glue them to the side of the main body, then glue the 'Landing Ski's' upside down, creating 'mudguards'

At this point, you can glue a radiator to the front of the main body, I used the one from the Ork Trukk, but any 'grill' would do

Stage 4:
You need to make some track units at this point. now you could use GW tracks and wheels, but I bought some of these units from Ebay (they were £1.50 ish !!) and then promptly cast them in resin

Stage 5:
This is where you need to brake out the plastic rod ! make us a rough framework using the track units. the framework will need a 'flat' piece on top, as this is where the turret will be placed.

Stage 6:
The turret on my model was made from the GW Valkyrie 'Missle pod', an Ork Scorcha, some piping and a barrel from the GW Imperial Guard kits

Stage 7:
I took the internal small door from a GW Chimera kit, and placed on top of my framework, this is where the turret will go., I added some plastic 'T' section to the side for detail.

Stage 8:
The last stage is to put some wheels on the front forks, I used the wheels from and Ork Trukk, but any wheels will do (yes they are a funny colour, I 'may' have a mould for them, but its all for personal use !)

Also, its at this point you need to clean up any rough areas, with plasticard and green stuff

And done !!

I really like the way this turned out, kinda reminds me of my favourite 'Wacky Racer'

just need to make another 2 !

Thanks for looking !