Its been a few months and several distractions, but I’ve finally gotten to work on painting my Battle Wagon War Rig. I’ve given my Orks a proper Battle Wagon to take into battle
As with the rest of this army, I’ve gone with red as a primary color because we all know da red wunz go fasta! And I’ve kept to my habit of using lots of metallic accents and every piece has some small accent in purple.
The cab section is primarily an Ork Battle Wagon, but since I had used several parts from the kit on my Trukks, I had to improvise a few things here. Several parts from a Trukk kit and from the big rig model were used to hold up the rear section, and to add the hitch at the very rear. I also used a few parts from a small model APC kit I had lying around to make the two side sponsons and act as additional reinforcement in a few spots. A tire off of that also acted as a cover on the top of the upper turret, which I thought added some additional character to the whole thing.
The rear tanker is festooned with parts from the Battlewagon kit, Trukk kits, and that same APC, along with the front half of the big rig. And as a testiment to my creative process I ended up adding additional modifications 90% of the way into my painting process when I notied that the box of bombs I’d added had a section that looked a little like a handle and ammo feed. That crate by the way is from Kromlech’s tankhunter kit that I reviewed a year back. You never know when a bit will come in handy, and with a little plastic tubing to make a barrel I had one more gun for my Wagon.
Something I’m especially proud of on this one is the weathering on the tanker. I used a dark gray metalic as my basecoat, and then hit the tanker in a clean coat of silver as you can see in the inprogress picture above. That was followed by a thin wash of pig iron to create some darker areas, Typhus corrosion all over the lower section, ryza rust dry brushed over everything, and then I used a sponge to apply nuln oil to the tanker.
The finished product looks like beaten and battered metal that has been through hell. The lighting in the pictures actually washes it out unfortunately, but I think it gets the idea across. This one was a joy to create and paint.