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The Ork Warship
Posted 07 February 2011 - 03:33 PM
During this time I've also been working on a "little" project of my own. Put simply I'm building a radio controlled model boat from a kit which I got especially for the purpose of converting in to an Ork Warship. Kind of like a floating Ork maritime diorama.
Up until now much of the work in progress has been little to do with Orks and mostly just building the kit (fitting the motors, rudder, prop and decks etc) so I didn't feel it was appropriate to start a thread a here. But I've been keeping my own blog recording my progress should anyone be interested in that side of things.
This is the kit as it was out of the box. To give you an idea of size, the hull is 900mm in length and 300mm wide.
I'm afraid I don't really have an overall plan to show what the finished ship may look like, kind of just developing as I go, so it maybe a little difficult at this stage to work out what on earth I'm up to, but hopefully as things progress more it will become clearer. I will try and get a decent overall shot on here as soon as possible, even though its mostly just looks like the standard boat kit bit at the moment. Its a bit dark for photographs at the moment
Anyway on to the reason why we are all here... This is my first bit of Orky construction. Its a raised platform for the helm, and also where the captain of the ship will be overseeing his minions from. I think I've probably been a bit too neat and I can kind of see that being a reoccurring problem for me hehe
And this is the little fella that's going to be steering (aka my Greenstuff experiment)
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Posted 08 February 2011 - 04:49 AM
As promised I've tacked everything in place this morning and taken some overview shots whilst its sunny.
Do bear in mind that at this stage there is very little Orkification and you are basically looking at a fishing trawler
There are also a few bits of card taped on which are just ideas.
The idea with the skull and crossbones is that it will eventually be attached to some sort of girder structure.
The crane at the back will be fitted with a big old claw type thing for grabbing any ship that dares to get too close hehe
The big smoke stack will also be joined by various other chimneys and pipes etc
This shot shows what is going to be a sort of boiler room or at least the furnace. Will have some grots shovelling coal, adjusting valves etc. and I'll be adding a lot more pipework and other detailing around it.
I was originally going to give him a box to stand on because I wanted him to be visible rather than be behind the wheel. Then I hit upon the idea that he would literally be clinging on to the wheel using his full body weight to turn the huge wheel.
a levitating pirate ork
Anyway, that's how its looking so far... I best get on with work!
Posted 08 February 2011 - 07:34 AM
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Posted 08 February 2011 - 07:49 AM
to the front. But make it a huge blade instead?
Posted 08 February 2011 - 08:36 AM
When all else fails Panic
If that doesn't work...then you know you're up to your neck in it!
Posted 08 February 2011 - 09:04 AM
Is there not that famous ork klan that likes to go fishing? Seriously though, I totally agree it doesn't look much like any kind of warship at the moment, but then I haven't really done anything yet to dramatically alter it. I have a vision in my mind's eye of how I think it will look its just tricky making that jump to actually build something. It'll no doubt involve adding additional superstructure and of course plenty of gun emplacements etc. I should probably put the rivets down and stop focussing so specifically on small areas and think more overall design.
Cant gripe about the build quality but not so sure about its overall design. I realise it looks clean because you're so early on into the build, but it looks more like a tug boat/fishing trawler than a battleship to me.
Yeah, it is a fully working R/C boat, or at least will be. One major reason for choosing this boat kit, other than the overall aesthetic of the hull, is the sheer amount of ballast it requires to get down to its waterline. IIRC its about 10-12kg on top of the batteries, motor etc. Along with the hull shape which gives it good stability, I should have no trouble with weight issues or it being top heavy.
Are you actually wanting this to float and to be used as a radio controlled motor boat? I'd just be worried about the weight when you start adding more plastic to it...
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Posted 08 February 2011 - 04:39 PM
Just not quite as many as the Mary Rose
Either that, or make it more like a man o'war, the old wooden ships of the line. Re-imagined in cast iron, rivets and smoke-belching engines.
And lots of gunports.
I'm thinking the bottom of the ladder will be the waterline Plated up & loadsa rivvits it should look more than orky enough (once you've trashed the cabin) and for an encore you could put a landing pad on the foredeck for an r/c deffcopta
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"Now you see that evil will always triumph, because good is dumb."
Kromlech for all your Orky goodness.
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