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The-Waaagh's Only Thread for GW's New Ork Models
Posted 23 September 2007 - 01:24 PM
Posted 23 September 2007 - 01:33 PM
Posted 23 September 2007 - 01:44 PM
Posted 23 September 2007 - 01:45 PM
Bitz for the Bitz God!!!
I myself am already planning on buying one of those trukks just for the bits! I might even have to include a unit of bikers in my army! Gahhh! Too much cool stuff to fit in... or afford.
Posted 23 September 2007 - 01:49 PM
-silly buck toofed git
Whining aimlessly is totally my hobby.
-silly buck toofed git
Posted 23 September 2007 - 01:59 PM
Preaching to the Choir, my friend.
Ok, I am so going to be poor.
In case anyone is wondering what the Tankhammer looks like, check here on the far left. Looks a little silly and weedy to me, but there are more than a few Rokkit bitz coming out to beef it up.
Posted 23 September 2007 - 02:04 PM
"It wouldn't be table top gaming anymore just an argument and a mess." --N.Steadman
"My fist is about to cause a penetrating hit, causeing catostrophic damage on the "Your Face Chart" if you don't shut up." --N.Steadman
Posted 23 September 2007 - 02:05 PM
Posted 23 September 2007 - 02:06 PM
"Do or do not, there is no try." -Yoda
Posted 23 September 2007 - 02:07 PM
Posted 23 September 2007 - 02:08 PM
I agree with Canninbalbob. It actually aggrivates me to no end, to see orks get 2 piece models. It's a slap in the face.
Oh for goodness' sake. How on earth can you tell how many parts they're made from? I'd guess there are at least 4-5 parts on the Lootas/Burna Boyz, and the Tankbustas are metal, so they're probably only one piece, but it's just guesswork. As for the sculpting being shabby - compared to what? I can see some of the components have suffered a bit from being cast as one piece, but it's easily fixed with a bit of trimming.
"If you wants to understan' an enemy, you gotta walk a mile in his shoes. Den, if he's still your enemy, at least you're a mile away and he's got no shoes." Plateau, trollish philosopher
Posted 23 September 2007 - 02:22 PM
Choppas. Making people successful in a changing world.
Records starting Jan. '09:
Orks-Wins 0/Draws 0/Losses 0
Empire-Wins 3/Draws 1/Losses 2
Posted 23 September 2007 - 02:28 PM
Posted 23 September 2007 - 02:44 PM
The models that have 2-handed guns have thier arms sculpted up against thier torsos and you can see the lines where the hand/gun fits to the wrist. The other models that have guns in one hand also have much of the model sculpted in a big lump with thier arms against the rest of the model. So there is really not a whole lot you can do with these models - whether they are plastic or not.
Now having said that - I think these models look good. So if it is true that I can only have one squad of tankbustas anymore - then these guys are not too terrible as I will not have too many repeat models across the army. However, if these models are meant to be used in decent numbers across the whole army then I am going to be rather annoyed since it is not going to be easy to differentiate repeats of these models from one another - and I REALLY HATE duplicate troop models. Multi-part models really make it easy to differentiate your guys. Hopefully the new boyz sprue will have bitz on it to arm some guys with rokkits so that we don't have to use these tank-bustas in large numbers throughout the army.
The burnaboyz look fine and are an improvement over the current burna boyz. There does not look to be a whole lot you can do with the new burnaboyz - but there is even less that you can do with the current metal ones.
@Chockchan: The new lootas look like a throwback to the 2nd ed fluff for lootas. Back then lootas often built thier own giant crazy weapons out of multiple weapons they scavenged/stole. These giant creations were the Kustom Kombi Weapons and they were one of the things I was REALLY hoping made it back into the army. I think that added a helluva lot more flavor to the orks than simply copying the weapons from another squad.
As for the models - I think these guys look really good. I like the look of the massive gun built onto a carrying frame like the motion-tracker guns from Aliens. From the pics it looks like these models break down into a torso - that might include the backpack molded onto it - and the two arms. It looks as though the arms have the parts of the gunframe and gun sculpted onto it. So it looks unlikely that many of us will be swapping arms on these much - unless you want to scratch-build the gun-frame back on. But it does look like the model breaks down in such a way that you will be able to modify the guns if you want. So if you really want the 3rd ed loota look of stolen imperial weapons (which was always much more of a bloodaxe thing anyways) then it should not be hard to modify the models with any of the number of plastic imperial weapons.
Posted 23 September 2007 - 02:47 PM
Posted 23 September 2007 - 02:51 PM
Posted 23 September 2007 - 02:53 PM
Hopefully the new boyz sprue will have bitz on it to arm some guys with rokkits so that we don't have to use these tank-bustas in large numbers throughout the army.
It does... somewhere in that mess of pictures is a shot of the Ork Boyz sprue with a Rokkit Launcha arm... It will be very poseable, and a good mix to put in with the tankbustas that we see there. I suspect we're going to see lots of conversion potential anyway!
--Remember, long, uncontrolled bursts,
and indiscriminate target selection.
Posted 23 September 2007 - 02:58 PM
The rokkit launcher is there in the middle and it looks like a big shoota is next to it. The pics are a bit blurry so it is hard to see any detail. Hopefully that pic of the big-shoota boy holding ammo-chain rambo-style was built from parts off this frame.