As promised earlier, Harald and Wazdakka are back again for some more Orky shenanigans in our last blog for the day. Here's Harald to tell you how he got on with army painting challenge in month three and four:
Harald: I added a third Deffkopta to Da Flyin' Skwadron and a fifth bike to my first mob to give the unit a bit more punch. I also added a new mob of bikers including a whole host of new conversions. The Nob carries a power fist that he ripped off a fallen foe, while his bike has been converted from a Chaos Space Marine bike that he scavenged from a far off battlefield. My favourite conversion though is the one made from an Eldar Jetbike. The story behind it is that the Ork was fighting against an Eldar Jetbike and a lucky shot from the Eldar blew the rear wheel off his bike and wrecked it. In revenge, the Ork shot (he's a good shot, this one) the Eldar Jetbiker in the face, stole his bike, welded some tracks to it, hit it with a hammer, and voila, a new bike!
In month four I added the last unit to my Ork army - the Battlewagon. For most games the Battlewagon is equipped with an 'ard case and a super kannon, but I can remove the 'ard case and connect a trailer instead. But this is not a normal trailer - it's a tanker. Wazdakka and his boyz need a lot of gas and this tanker is there to provide it. The Meks even designed a cunning ramp so that bikes can ride up onto the tanker, refuel while it's still moving and then jump off the front of the platform.
As I mentioned earlier, I'm going to use the non-tanker Battlewagon in games and save the trailer for display purposes. It's just a bit too big to use on a battlefield (check out the last picture to see what I mean - it's more than a foot long). I'm now toying with the idea of entering Wazdakka's Boyz into the Armies on Parade contest this year. I just need to start making it now...