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Spring Clean – Spoils of WAAAGH!

Spring Clean – Spoils of WAAAGH!

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Project Blog by GrayPrimer Cult of Games Member

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About the Project

I’m taking two kits from my shelves of shame and smushing them together into yet another Warhammer 40,000 diorama! Imagine an Ork Warband, returning home from a victorious skirmish against the forces of Chaos. In this diorama, a battle-scarred Ork Trukk will pull a trailer through a pretty meadow. On the trailer is the slumped bulk of an inactive Maulerfiend, chained down and crawling with grots and MekBoys.

This Project is Completed

Kitbashed trailer to carry the Maulerfiend

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For the Maulerfiend trailer, I took a small piece of plasticard and glued on some wheel arches from an old Italeri truck kit. The axles are 1/35 scale Italeri telegraph poles.

I covered the trailer with pieces of panelling from the TT Combat  Industrial Gubbinz set.

I positioned the Maulerfiend on the trailer to get a sense of how to arrange its limbs and tendrils.

Next, I’m going to do some damage to the Maulerfiend, put some chains on the trailer, and add some grots and Mekboys.

Kitbashing complete and everything ready for priming.

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Base is prepped, and vehicles are primed!

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For the base:

I started with an A3 piece of foam board from Army Painter, and marked out the road and verges with a Sharpie. I then built up the verges with Das air-drying clay and added a little texture with AK Interactive light earth terrain.

For the road I added a coating of Vallejo’s Black Lava/Asphalt earth texture.

For the vehicles:

I gave everything a coating of Vallejo Grey Surface Primer.

Next up:

I’ll now move on to painting the vehicles, accessories and passengers/crew. I’ve made sure not to glue any of the additional components, (such as grots, looted gear and weapons), so that they’re easier to paint.

Ork Trukk and booty painted.

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Undercoat: Vallejo Acrylic Model Color Steel and Gunmetal Grey.

Washes: Citadel Agrax Earthshade and Nuln Oil.

Rust effects: GSW Liquid Pigments, rust set. Citadel Typhus Corrosion, Vallejo Game Effects Rust.

Weathering: Ammo Oilbrusher Fresh Engine Oil and Starship Filth. Vallejo Game Color Silver.

Bad Moons yellow paintwork:

AK Interactive Intense deep yellow, Vallejo Game Color Sun Yellow, 1989 Citadel Bad Moon Yellow.

Trukk and Maulerfiend are complete!

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All the elements are fully painted, and next up I’ll be prepping the diorama base.

I finished the Trukk with some Ammo Oilbrushers (Starship grime and engine oil). I also drybrushed on some GSW liquid pigment rust effects.

For the Maulerfiend’s armour, I painted it with Blood Angels Contrast, Vallejo Bright Bronze, and Vallejo Metal Color Steel. I washed it with Nuln Oil and also made it nice and dirty with the above Oilbrushers. For its skin, I went with Skeleton Horde Contrast, washed with Agrax Earthshade.

Spring Cleaning Project Complete!

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I’m calling this one done!

For the base, I used 30mm Green Stuff World Extruded Foam, then marked out the road with a Sharpie. I went with the same road and grass recipe as I previously used in my Chaos Knight diorama.

There are some more details here:

  • DAS White Clay.
  • Matchsticks from Art & Hobby.
  • Red bricks from Green Stuff World.
  • Camouflage netting from Javis.
  • Green flock mix from various model train bags.

You may notice that the bit of road the Knight is standing beside is exactly the same as the one the Ork Trukk is now driving along, albeit a few months later!

You might even spot the indentations in the grass where the Knight once stood, and the remains of the once-pretty tree!

I thought it would be fun to revisit this grassy corner of the grim dark future once more, and maybe I’ll come back here again in another diorama!

For now, though, I’m calling Spoils of Waaagh! complete. Thanks for checking it out!