Monday, March 23, 2009

So I bought a Space Marine Landspeeder months ago and I never really liked how it fit in with my Blood Angels. I put it together, primed it red even used it in game (where it performed nicely) only it just didn't do it for me. It bummed me out that here was thirty bucks just sitting in my mini closet collecting dust.

Until I became an Ork player...

I'm looking thought the codex trying to figure out a build for my green skins when I come across the entry for a "Looted Wagon." Now I didn't have a tank to best the crap out of and make Orky but I did have the landspeeder. Since the blurb in the codex states it can be any vehicle including hovercraft I smiled. The entry for a Space Marine Landspeeder has a vehicles stats. This would be the last thing I needed to put my Orks at exactly 1000 points and I didn't have to feed the beast more of my money to get it.

Only thing is a Looted Wagon is a transport unless you give it a Boomkannon in which you got to make the wagon have a "Ard case. Since the speeder is tiny and I had a spare Kannon lying around I took the points to make this a flying ordinance Ork Wagon of Death!

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You can see here I put the BoomKannon up top angled to look like an ordnance weapon taking a shot. It also has two Rokkitlaunchas underneath. Actually I had 5 points left over so were gonna fit a Big Shoota poking out the side pannel to look like there is a Grot inside using it (their the only thing this small vehicle could probably transport anyway)
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Making something like this was simple and a blast to do. To quote Opiewan "Their Orks! You can't mess it up it's supposed to be messed up." Liberated by the Orks low standard of appearance I went to work. I smashed up the Landspeeder, cut up an Ork Deffkopter I had messed up in a tragic matte finsh accident. The armor plates on the front were taken off of the Battlewagon. I even used dental floss to make the wings look "Kustomisezed,"
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Hope ya liked it From The Warp! I hope life is good to you all and your all doing well and thanks for making me feel so welcome here!

Cheers!

5 comments:

opiewan-kanopie said...

more like "smashing 30 bucks all to hell... again"
Nutter.

Can't wait to see it painted up.

The 25mm Warrior said...

You just got to remind me don't ya :)

RonSaikowski said...

Looking good, now let's see some pics of that whole thing...

eek said...

Looks great! A good an' propa Orky job!

Col. Corbane said...

I like that, it'll be interesting to see what happens when the new guard flyers come out.