Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Progress on the space orc

The conversion work is all done on this guy now. I had to change a few things along the way, but that's all part of the fun :)

I changed the bracket's on his forearm -after almost completing his mods- as I want happy with how bulky it looked. So I ripped it all back off & started again, with a more detailed bracket.

It was a real pain in the butt putting rivets that small on him, their the smallest I've ever tried. And I've yet to find a tried & true way of placing them on objects, without half of them glueing themselves to other things.....including me. But if you want things to look agricultural they are a must to finish off with.

Here's the first incarnation of the conversion;

I used a cable clip as an arm brace, but it ended up obscuring
his forearm to the point that I may as well have just cut it off!

So, here's what I ended up doing;

I think it looks much better this way.

You can see some of the bits & bobs I've used.

Once it's undercoated it should hopefully look like a coherent miniature, instead of a collection of "things", as it does now.

I'm still undecided on what colour to paint his armour in. I'm toying with the idea of using an old space marine chapter paint scheme, like he stole it from a dead marine or something. We will see.

Until next time,



  1. 2nd version beats the first to pulp.

    A salvaged Space amrine armour would be very good I agree, it would also make him look good laong some of your dreads. I can already see the start of an ork space scavenger team !

    1. I've actually got another 30 odd RT Orks having an acetone bath at the moment. Might have to put a few aside a salvage team.

      Thanks for the idea & positive comments about Space Orc JB :)


  2. Hey, that's a clever use of bits, I really like where this leads. Nice!

    1. My wife didn't seem to share your enthusiasm for my collection of bits. They just don't see the potential of all that rubbish/stuff that we horde :D

      Thanks Suber :)

    2. Hahaha, I know the feeling! :D