The new Ghazghkull Thraka looks amazing! I am eager to get my hands on the mini and kitbash it to inquisitor scale.
Before Thraka was released though, I had been faffing about, looking for a large enough ork to make my own Meganobz. I had zero-ed in on two options. Kromlech have released an ork warchief in Juggernaut mecha-armour. He is pretty big, but not quite big enough (certainly not wide enough) compared to my ork freebooterz.
The other option was the Iron Boss by Artel W Miniatures. This mini is even bigger than the Kromlech mini and looked like a perfect base to build my Meganobz.
I still needed to build him up taller and wider with greenstuff and add strategically placed armour plates, but i think he looks very intimidating.
And all painted up…
He is about the same size as my largest ork freebooterz, so i’m thinking he will instead be the boss of his own warband of smaller orks and grots. And I’d love to find some affordable minis that look like grots!
Talking about grots…i’ve been thinking about making a grot tank for fire support. The forgeworld 28mm versions are quite awesome.
And I’m thinking that one of the World War toon tanks fits the aesthetics and also should be large enough.
I think there is something very satisfying about making orky vehicles. I’ve been pondering [Ed: faffing!] for about a year now on making some sort of 54mm scale ork walker – either a killa kan or a deff dread.
What i love about forgeworld is their tendency to take something from the GW range, double the size of it, tweak it a little, and call it a superheavy. It’s perfect for kitbashing inquisitor scale vehicles. For example, Forgeworld have released a mega-dread and i thought i could turn into a killa kan easily enough.
But I was struck by the madness of Gork and Mork, and decided to make a deff dread instead! Now the deff dread is about midway in size between a killa kan and a mega-dread. So the FW mega-dread is just too small to convert into a 54mm scale deff dread. But it is really just the cockpit that is too small.
The solution – use the external tank from the Alchomite Stack as a cockpit (it’s from the sector mechanicus scenery).