Friday, 18 June 2010

Ork Warkopta 'Chinork' Scratch Build

This is my recently finished scratch built ork warkopta 'chinork'. It is currently on display in the cabinet at my local GW store. I've gone with an oily bad moon colour scheme for my army. The bad moons are the richest so they can afford to pay buzzgob and his boyz to build some extravagant flying machines to throw them into battle possibly even faster that the evil suns speed freaks, sucks to be them!

I started off with an AOBR deffkopta, used a hacksaw to remove the rear rotor, then used 2mm plastic card to build the frame. I used some greenstuff to make a tighter and stronger connection between the deffkopta and the plastic main body.

I made the rear feet from 2mm plastic and some tubing. I added the main features next; a rudder, battle worn rotors and some tubing round the engine. The used magnets to attach the rotors so they can come off to make transporting the model much easier.

This ariel view shows the various plates i added to give the warkopta that orky feeling and added dags on the rotors. The black parts are 1mm plasticard.

The final stage of modelling thee warkopta was to sit for 2 hours and stick on rivets. To make the rivets i cut up a plastic rod (i also used some i had left over from another project which were cut from plasticard using i belt hole cutter). Rivets take quite a bit of time and patience to add but they add so much to the finished model it's deffinitly well worth it.

I firstly undercoated it with chaos black spray primer. Then overbrushed the whole model with tin bitz. I picked out the main panels with iyanden dark sun (which is basically dark sandy yellow). I then drybrushed the whole thing with boltgun metal and a generous helping of devlan mud. The picture below show the area i tested this colour scheme on, i was happy with the result so carried on with the rest of the chinork. The picture below was takn before the wash was actually dry, the camra flash makes the yellow look alot brighter than it actually is.

This is the warkopta at the painting standard i was originally aiming for. However, when i took it up to show the guys at GW they told me about a vehicle painting competition they were running in the store so i decided to up my game and get it ready to enter. The guys up at GW also let me have a look at their store copy of imperial armour 8 with the rules for the warkopta. The model was built just with the rokkit launchas that were on the original deffkopta. After seeing the rules i added the wing mounted twin linked deffguns using magnets and changed the rokkit launcha for a big shoota simply by cutting off rokkits and adding 4 shoota barrels in their place.

I also decided to add passengers to give the piece more character and make it look 'busier' with orks almost literally hanging off the side. I managed to fit 5 ork passengers on it. I also added as many details as i could fit on the vehicle body including black flames on some of the panels and yellow and black checks on parts of the vehicle and on some of the orks body armour.
I hope you enjoy these photos:

1 comment:

  1. Amazing.

    I'll be attempting a similar conversion for my Vietnam US Cavalry themed Ork army.