Title: Ork Battlewagon & Something Extra
Lucius von Kalteisen - January 29, 2011 03:26 PM (GMT)
long time for posting some of my own stuff. Ork Battlewagon out of the box, didn't like the 2x2 front wheel look that the kit has so started with a small easy modification. Will work on this soon hopefully some more. Also, if I buy a second one of these, will want to try out all tracked version. Anyways, here's the pic. Nothing special so far, left the spring leaf suspension for wheels, only minor cutting and glueing, that's all.
Lucius von Kalteisen - January 31, 2011 10:15 AM (GMT)
So some more progress on the battlewagon. Continued adding kit parts and something extra.
Placed the exhaust from back to the side of the driving compartment, added hubcaps and old IG bulldozer to the front (will use the one from kit on different Ork project later).
Left side, once again the new hub-caps, the "loop" for towing/pulling (or for Gretchins to hang) on the corner of door step, oxygen/nitro/etc bottles on the doorside (very safe there) and the small reinforced armour plate on the roof.
Back side nothing much yet besided more towing loops (light grey ones) and then no exhaust here, yet at least. And left the engine cover grill plate off.
Will not glue the roof in place, planning to "detail" the inside of the driver's compartment a bit. Seat, of course. Have also bits to give him a console or two, radio etc. Need to decide on whether give him a driving wheel or tank controls rather. Of course the battlewagon needs lights, so the small ones will go somewhere in the front. Then driver might need also rearview mirrors, too. And front will get a nice front grille (like one the le Mediko's Ork wagons) so I will need to sand down the present front a bit.
Any comments, ideas, critics etc welcomed.
le Mediko - January 31, 2011 09:36 PM (GMT)
Simple but very nice stuf!
I like the use of the old imperial dozer blade.
Lucius von Kalteisen - February 1, 2011 10:36 AM (GMT)
Thanks for the kind works le Mediko. I just wish I had your plasticard skills and was as visionary as you with the models. But I might better stick to the kit-bashing still and try to build up my skills as years go by.
Now, some more work on the battlewagon.
On the rear, just added yet another towing hook (now they have more than plenty, I know) and then a "bumper" bar, so another place for poor Gretchins and Snotlings to hang around as the battlewagon races towards foe or friend.
Then on the front of the vehicle, just smaller headlights on the roof.
More time was spent inside the driving compartment. Control panel and steering apparatus for the driver, plus some extra gadgets. Also reinforced (the steel bar backing) for the driver. Air ventilation, connected to the oxygen/nitrous oxide supply tanks on the outside wall. Then also tried to hide the empty hollow spaces caused by the moulding of the kit.
I think that's all that I will do inside before painting. So next will be continuing the outside work. I feel that lookswise it's ok, yet still lacking something. I've planned to add IG searchlights on both side of the front. What do you people think?
Cheers for looking,
lone dirty dog - February 1, 2011 11:01 AM (GMT)
Like the way this is going mind the interior could do with a bit more maybe a weapon rack or a grot or 2 maybe a handbrake leaver. Some extra seats could work as well what are the new parts from that you are using (light grey and orange parts) and maybe some extra armour around the new front grill as it does look a bit just stuck on however great work so far :thumbup: :D
Lucius von Kalteisen - February 1, 2011 11:10 AM (GMT)
Ah, really good call on the front grill. I guess I need to add rivets and/or bolts to it. Or maybe put a bolter hole or two through it :D
And those extra seats sound great idea too!
Many thanks lone dirty dog!
lone dirty dog - February 1, 2011 10:59 PM (GMT)
Glad to help just one question where are the parts from ? :scratch: :blink:
Lucius von Kalteisen - February 2, 2011 05:48 AM (GMT)
Hmm... there are at least parts from Tamiya SdKfz 222 (got two of those, will use the underchassis for Ork buggies or trucks later), then also parts from MRLS (can't remember the manufacturer) and also Trumpeteer KV-1 kit. So Orks have been busy collecting parts :D
Lucius von Kalteisen - February 2, 2011 10:29 AM (GMT)
So since I'm at work and can't build the battlewagon further atm, at least I can start pondering upon the possible camo choices... after all, it's going to be Blood Axes wagon so it needs some 'oomie influence in it.
So far, three choices but already I think that number 2 and 3 would need a third colour. And number 3. is also quite close to Ork skin colour, too much even? Also, I hope to make the wagon quite extensively rusted so which of the camos would work best with that? Opinions welcomed and totally new versions as well.
Bill - February 2, 2011 04:25 PM (GMT)
A nice camo pattern will look good. Pity though, I think a van like that deserves a bad [I Swear Too Much] mural on the side.
cody.d. - February 2, 2011 09:31 PM (GMT)
A nice little conversion, just superdetailing the whole rig up. Please tell me your going to have two Orks fighting over the control.
Lucius von Kalteisen - February 4, 2011 07:41 AM (GMT)
I would like to paint the wagon so that the camo scheme would show through rust but I'm not sure if I'm able to do that. Anyone with good (and easy) ways/tips how to do that?
The orks fighting over the controls would be perfect and something that I will ponder upon. First need to finish the rig with bits and pieces, then paint it and later add the possible crew.
lone dirty dog - February 5, 2011 06:46 PM (GMT)
I like the no 3 paint scheme but with the orks being green you might loose something with them being close in colour, I like the idea of 2 orks fighting for the controls maybe stick a grot on the ground working the pedals as well LOL :thumbup:
Lucius von Kalteisen - August 10, 2011 02:15 PM (GMT)
Having found these from a 2nd hand market for 25€ I guess I will need to expand & kick-start this project and turn it into a Cult of Speed project, or what do you say?
Caiin - August 11, 2011 11:13 AM (GMT)
Cool. I could also use such a deal. Prefect bits.
However, this project looks finished already. I like the model how it is.
Lucius von Kalteisen - August 11, 2011 11:34 AM (GMT)
You mean the battlewagon? I was planning on adding a turret on top of the back compartment and hatches on top of the drivers cab still.
Or the big Kenworth truck in the last pic? :)
Pax Urbis Pax Imperi - August 11, 2011 02:16 PM (GMT)
For me, I love where you put the exhaust. Very natural.
Lucius von Kalteisen - April 12, 2012 06:38 AM (GMT)
Want to see how this battlewagon turned out?
It can be seen, among really great entries, in the Miniature Wargame Conversion blog's contest:http://miniaturewargameconversions.blogspo...ml#comment-form
Check the entries and vote for your favourite.