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The ball of Gork

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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2011 10:09 am 
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So here is the story. Played quite a lot of Epick 40K in the days. Then nothing. For years. Got talking to a new gamer acquaintance and that got me going again. Built up an EA ork army based on my old minis. Had my first games at a convention. And it went pearshaped. Severely. After being cruelly pummeled (or actually not, since da boyz were mostly shot-i.e. firefought to death), I realized that things had definetly changed since Epic40K and that if you had no deep strike you were essentially dead. At least when playing orkses who shoot lots but hit less unless we're talking choppas. Anyway, at the local GW-shop, I was just about to order some landa support, when it hit me. I'm not overly impressed with the models. The conspiratorial me argued that since the game was now so enormously movement-heavy, the old green model repertoire and logic just was not up to it, so they had to botch a deepstrike element together. Fast. Enter the Cross-a-freightcontainer-with-a-mackrel(fish-thing?)-ship-of-doom. Actually, the model is probably not too bad, but I had a [glow]vision[/glow]


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So a white fluff-ball, you say? Yes. I think this shape reflect an orkoid concept of aviation streamlining perfectly. Sort of a "crush the air" approach to flying. Still, the meks would naturally improve upon this design adding various bits in a more or less hap hazard way. You need some wingy bits. Not necessarily for flying, but for adding huge shooty rockets later. Furthermore, a set of properly stompy ground bits would prevent the ball of Gork to topple upon landing, tossing boyz and grots around its roomy interior. Oh, and speaking of which, a nice big hatch to let slip the green horde out in an impressive way!


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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2011 12:32 pm 
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Sorry about the picture quality btw. The phonecam is not really the spiffiest, but handy and nearby. Anyway. Mork naturally heard about the whole thing and insisted on a similar design for his followers...


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Orkiness is conveyed not through white fluff, but rivits. Lots of them. A decent sized whaargh to anyone capable of identifying the source of the material for the soon-to-be Landa-skin.


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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2011 9:22 am 
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Not too many comments so far, well I'll just go ahead anyway. Bridge done, riveted skin underway.


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Starting to take shape. No idea of the source of the rivits. Keep going i am curious now to see the finished landa support.


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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2011 12:36 pm 
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Metal skin finished, main engines added some gunz added (more to come), wing rokkit launchers done. To do: Landing gear, more gunz and fiddly bitz, assault hatch, painting.


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i really like the rivetting plates, you gonna tell us what they are?

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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2011 1:16 pm 
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Thanks! I actually stole the concept from another epic madman who did some ork-stuff a couple of years ago. Cannot actually remember who it was or what he did. Could have been Mustang Sally who had a nice website way back (cannot find it now). I use the foil from used nespresso coffee pods. Sort of a dual purpose, really. Cut them to shape, use a suitably blunt yet pointy enough pin (I filed one down a bit) and punch away!

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PostPosted: Tue May 10, 2011 1:42 pm 
I believe you're referring to Warmaster Nice.


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My humbliest apologies to Warmaster Nice (and others). Brilliant idea though, well suited for stealing :)

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At first I was like, "meh." By the final pic, I was intrigued. It is looking Orkified - I look forward to seeing the final product!

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yep, beggining to look interesting! Looks to me like the start of a very cartoonish themed ork army to me!
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I have always had a hard time with the more sinister take on orks in later editions of 40K-ishness. Ridiculous. What makes (or made) this whole universe fun to me is (or was) the tongue-in-cheek messiness and malleability (blood axe human advisors?!?). Things have gotten too serious lately. Or maybe I'm just getting old :) Speaking of which. I'm pondering the next two steps. I'm not sure how to solve the stomp-the-ground bits and the door mechanism.


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those look like fine mechanisims

pistons, definetly.


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