Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Orc battle wagons 2 for 1

I picked up a battle wagon the other day for my orcs. This kit is really great looking but after i got finished building it up the way i wanted to run it. I realized that there were a ton of left over parts on the frame. So what is an aspiring mek to do.....
the answer is build a second battle wagon out of the same kit!
 Admittedly i cheated a bit and used the bottom of an old Sherman tank i had picked up cheep on clearance at the local craft store years ago. but the ard case top made for a good starting point for the bed where Da boys could ride around on.
 then came the plastic card to extend it the full length and give me something to build off of.
 All good orc vehicles have a face and i saved the gob from the kit just for this
 Then it's time to make a cab for this wagon and the left over kannon turret extended out a bit fits the bill
 hears a shot with the cab mostly finished
 and the back of it so you can see what parts went in to it the extension is mostly the supports for the ard case stacked up to form an interesting wall
 At this stage i was running low on battle wagon parts so i had to make the walls mostly out of more plastic card properly chiped up with some of the small glyph added for detail
 more of the same hear
 this shows the great joy there is is building Orc trucks i had a round turret and to fill that gap at the bottom all i had to do was slightly randomly add chiped up plates and not only does it look appropriate but in my opinion it looks damn good. you just can't get away with that building a titan or any imperial tank. 
 some shots of finishing the back up i made sure to use every last scrape part
 and these last few are the finished wagon in all its glory

both still need deff rollers but I have not gotten around to them yet but i will post an update when I do.
I am not sure why the comment's sent to this blog don't all wise post but I assure you i get them. Blogger emails me with each comment when it is posted.
Dwez asked for some side by side  comparisons so hear they are.

 As you can see it is a little taller (about .25in) but the width is all most spot on. the length is the only place where there is actually a significant deviation it is about 1 inch to long i could have choped down the Sherman but that would have taken a long time and i would have had to find a way to shorten the tracts them selves and they are basically rubber bands so attaching them to them selves would have not been worth the effort. plus these are orcs it just seems wrong that all the trucks look the same and are exactly the same size.    

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