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I'm in the middle of convertiong a model plate into and Ork Fighta-Bomber.
I'd love to see what other people have done to give me some inspiration 8Y
A model plate!?! heh heh!
Heh, fair enough....however, wouldn't that be cool...an ork flying saucer!
Well, not impossible...
The Orks do have some pretty amazing technology, they're just too lazy and greedy to make it common.
Shock attack gun, Snazz gun (bloody amazing thing), Shokk gun, Mega armour (for such a primitive race, and such a crude method, this stuff is great), etc.
So yeah, an Ork UFO would be perfectly acceptable.
But, more on topic, good idea.
Go for it.
I imagine what most people have done is try to make the Forge World model from plasticard though.
This was (How Can You CONVERT The Devilfish?!?)my reply to a thread about converting the Tau Devilfish:But the main thing is to produce a Fighta that is 'swooshable'. So you can swoop it over your enemy's army (or any other army in the room) while making FRRRREEEAAAAAOOOWWWWW DAKKA DAKKA DAKKA DAKKA noises. This is important and very orky.How about this?
It's my Ork Fighta (I've posted it before on LO), converted from a Devilfish, and as you said, it's upside down.
The nose and the engines are from toy robot and Star Wars kits, and the wings are from an old model plane.
You can see the Devilfish **here**
or a better view **here**.
If you did something similar with straighter panels on the wings, maybe less rivets (we Orks luvs rivets) then it would look more IG. The paint job would help too - slap on some Imperial Eagles, etc, to 'sell' it as an Imperial flyer.
Good luck with the conversion and keep us posted with the results!
I have to add - the hardest part for this build was the nose and the cockpit. Originally I had wanted a huge engine intake like the fightas in "Deff Skwadron" but I couldn't find a big round thing as a convincing engine that would fit the nose of the fighta (the back of the Devilfish). The cockpit canopy was hard to build too - I used bent strips of metal, and superglued clear plastic model kit bits and cut up pieces of Citadel blister pack packaging. Of course I used too much glue and it fogged up so I had to drill bullet holes in it and make it look like I meant to make that happen...
Zapp: You see the killbots have a preset kill limit. Knowing their weakness, I sent wave after wave of my own men at them until they reached their limit and shut down.