Thursday, 14 October 2021

Rogue Trader Ork Wartrak and Scorcher for Orctober !

 


Hey everyone ! So you know what month it is right ? It's freaking october, you heard that ? OrCtober !
And what do we do on ORCTOBER ? WE PAINT ORCS, THAT WHAT WE DO !
Now to be honest, I had a few hundred things to pick from if I wanted greenskins so I picked some of the models I've had for a while and which really tempted me, namely the wartrak (minus field gun) and Scorcher !
Now these are the first iterations of their respective concepts and are pretty much the best sum up of what Rogue trader is. The designs are VERY compact, to the point where the ork riders are smaller than the gretchins and the Nobs are beefier than the vehicles !
They make no sense but that makes all the sense !

I was faced with a puzzle right from the start, should I build them entirely or break them into several pieces ? It turns out making the rider fit on the bike is the one tricky bit so I wasn't eager to do that whith painted parts that's why I put those in place at the very beginnning and the vehicles were pinned and based right away, I did keep the grot rider and the gunner aside to make my life easier and it turns out it was the best courseof action, I never really struggled reaching the bits between the rider and the bike (you can't see them anyway and it saved me a lot of hassle.


As you might have noticed, the gun I had was actually the one from the Hopsplat gun it's supposed to pull but that's how I got the model !

Kindly borrowed from Solegends

It's not a big deal even if I have the field gun coming and it means both will have the same weapon !



Now the Scorcher is even more crazy, just look at the size of the flame turret and how an ork could feat in here and you know how utterly bonkers and therefore genius this is !


I noticed several fun details on this model while painting (as always) like the missile impact on the turret for instance. I had to build an attachement for the wagon since I was missing the 

Borrowed from Solegends

I had to build a replacement for the connecting link since it was missing so I added a pipe running to the turret as well to make it even weirder.


To be fully honest, I expected to struggle with these, being massive lumps of  intricate leas parts and old sculpts but they were actually extremely straightforward and painter friendly, it really felt as easy as painting 2 regular foot guys, which is partly due to me having the colours for this project well in hand but also to the simplicity and effectiveness of the sculpts themselves, another proof of Kev Adams's talent;
Here's a little pic with some of the orks of this project, it's really building up to something I like and shaping the exact way I wanted it if not a little better with the group effect.
This has really been one of the best Reward/effort ratios in a while, the pictures don't really show that with the depth of field but I'm just super chuffed about them. SO MUCH I got 800g of more of them including a catapult, buggies and bikes !

I wish you all to find that sort of simple happiness and see you later for some more Orctober probably !


18 comments:

  1. Love that oldie orky stuff - it's just co damn funny!
    I imagine them storming through da dezerttt on these klanky bitz of junk ^^
    Well done!

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    1. Cheers ! they're an infinite source of fun for me now, I like every excuse to paint some and I have half a month left to properly Orctober !

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  2. Yeah... I should finally jump on Orktober train and dig out some orkzzz from da pile ov shame... 🤔

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    1. Treat yourself and do it, Adams's models do well under your brush lately :)

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  3. Fantastic work on these models. They are bright and colorful, and just grungy enough to make them Ork in the best way. Plus they perfectly mwah with your force.

    Also: That’s what the can is for!?! Apparently I have the makings of these models in my big box of Ork bits! Stoked now.

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    1. Yep, that garbage can is a flame turret ! If you can build one, you must build one !
      Thanks !

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  4. These are great JB. The heavily rusting and battered paintwork is perfect on these. I like the little details that liven everything up, like the checkers, star motif and blue headlights. Honestly, I prefer the brutal squat gun on the wartrakk to the original too!

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    1. Thanks ! the bigger gun is a bit a chore to adjust but it's far more orkish than a lascanon right ?

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  5. The cannon looks way better and more orky than the standard lascannon anyhow. These are great additions to your orks mate and I’m excited to see what else you put out for orktober.

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    1. Cheers, they do bring a little variety to the group, I want z bit of everything in the end.

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  6. Great colors on those (particularly the yellow), and man those bikers are tiny...

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    1. The bikers and bikes are extremely small even by RT standards, that makes them easy to work on though !

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  7. They are magnificent in all their orkiness. The models are genius, but your paintjob makes them stand out. Fantastic.

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    1. Thanks man, like Goodwin models, those really work with the painter for the best outcome.

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  8. Regardless of the reward/ratio (happy that you hit that sweet spot), this set of orks look fantastic!

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    1. Cheers, it's all the love from both sculptor and painter that shows through !

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