Here are my Scifi Ork scratchbuilds, both old & new. .The larger ones can be used for 28mm as Tin Cans or as large Mecha for 15mm. They're made from ...
- various diameter wood dowels
- pieces of wood cut to the general shape of the vehicle
- plastic sprues
- flat cable
- corrugated card
- medicine bottle dehydrant tubs
- super glue & pva glue
- chicken wire ladders ( 5mm & 10mm )
- thin galvanised iron wire.
- & obviously GW spare parts ... I think I listed them all off the top of my head...
Oh this post is called a Tale of a 1000 Rivets as there are loads of these, believe me I had to pass over most of them twice or thrice with white glue blobs until I got the right height .I also used plastic hex ones.I got mine from Antenocities. They have a very good range .
The minis are GZG excellent Mercs 1 & 2, full of character & detail.I especially love the aviator style leather cap & goggles.The bigger ones which I'm using as leaders are Khurasan large mutants. The detail on these is great especially the faces . Both are 100% recommended if you want to make a green horde.Cleanup in both cases is minimal & well within anyone's skill.
A very good mate of mine says that my fine tuning instrument is a hammer ( ha ha ha ) but Orks are very forgiving ( though not as a race :) ) as you don't need exact measurements and scratchbuilding ork vechiles from card & scrap is both fun & can be very rewarding .
Enjoy, I do wish & hope you find inspiration & as I say always just get going.
Basics of a bike/trike
|15mm Dreadnaughts & Tin Cans|
|Shears, power saw & claw hammer|
|Flat cable ammo belts wound on needles|
|Wall E on steroids :)|
|Next to their GW cousins.|