Yoof models- various weapon swaps and horn removal add a tiny bit of variety
to these 40K 2nd. Ed. plastic orks.
|As a testament to the ever- increasing size of Ork models, this, believe
it or not, is the original incarnation of Ghazghkull Thraka! He's
now a rank and file Ork in our current campaign (minus the squig).
|This guy's torso has been extended by splicing in the belly plate from
a Gorka Morka ork. The axe has grooves cut into it. The shoota
is an old ork Bolter, with a shoulder strap made from thin plastic.
The back plate (inset) is a fantasy ork shield glyph, with horns added.
|This Nob conversion is a mix of plastic parts- mostly the new plastic
orks. The spiked mace is from a plastic fantasy orc, as is the sword
on his back. The stikkbom on his back is from Gorka Morka.
The legs are from a plastic chaos marine to give the model more height.
|I prefer the first gen Stormboyz jump packs (twin engine, lots of detail)
to the second gen metal ones (looks like a bomb). (The newest plastic
ones are so nice, I save them for nobs). I added spikes to these
engines (from the fantasy orc regiment sprue). Two orky pistols seemed
like an appropriate armament for an assault ork, easy to do with the new
|The only part of the model that isn't plastic is his gut, made from
the jaw piece of a Mega-Armor ork- this was done to extend the model's
torso. You can clearly see the spikes on the jump pack- these simple additions
really make the model!
|Here's a great example of simple conversion. I started with a
plastic model from the Mutant Chronicles board game, and simply carved
out the original head and added a head from the 40K 2nd edition plastic
orks. The end of the original gun has been replaced with the end
off an old plastic shoota. Any model that is bulky enough can work
as an ork, usually a head swap is all that is required.
| This Goff Ork started out as a plastic Black Ork from Warhammer
Fantasy Battle. I replaced his left arm with another one of those
old plastic power claws (love those things) and painted lots of checks
on his back, but otherwise this is a stock model. Be sure to look
out for other models to use as orks- you can get a good variety of poses
if you do.