Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Step 1: Ork Double Wide

I have been working on the front piece for the past week. As you can tell, I removed some the original features and filled the space between the two pieces. I also added some brass rod to make them look like handles. I am going to make some additional changes to this piece then start working on the front grill pieces.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Ork Double Wide

A few weeks back I purchased a book from IOG about modeling tanks. It is an Osprey book called, Modelling Armoured Vehicles. I spent the past few weeks reading it along with military modeling magazines. I have always enjoyed building models and converting them for the games I play. So I decided to create a unique tank for my Spork army. I will be updating my blog documenting my creation.

I have decided to take a Land Raider and make it larger in size. I am calling it the Ork Double Wide. I started by purchasing two Land Raiders so that I have enough parts and pieces to make my tank. My vision for the tank is simple. I just want to make the tank wider then the original model. I will have to convert the top piece and join many of the parts together so that they look like one piece. Now that I have my plan now its time to start creating it.

Then first step was to replace the bottom piece that joins the sides with a new one. I made a cardboard template so I could get my measurements for the new bottom piece. Once I had my template I could then make the new piece using plastic card. Then I put the basic model together so I could see what it would look like. It is not glued together, it is just set in place to give me an ideal of what it will look like. I will to join all the front pieces together and use green stuff to fill the seems. I want the pieces to look like one and not just pieces glued together. When this project is completed I want it to still look like a Space Marine Land Raider. It will just be driven by my Sporks.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

New Terminators for the New Year

I just finished my Ork Terminators. They still need to be cleaned up and painted. I like the way they turned out. Each one was converted and each one has a different look. The Spork Orks are coming together. Now I just need to convert a 10 man Tactical Squad and I will be ready to play. I also have a surprise project I am working on.

Da Boss

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Judge Dreadnought

Well another month has come and gone and another post on my blog page. I have slowly been working on this project for a few months. This is the first large scale model I have completed, that is not saying much. I used my airbrush gun to paint the base coat and then added my favorite thing to it, an Ork. I like the way it turned out. I still want to touch it up in a few places before I consider done.

P.S. Neil this post is for you.