Ork Invasion part 46 – A palette cleanser

I have a big game coming up in the 19th of November with my pal Keith sooooo I am going to try my best to get the rest of the terrain painted for New OrkLeans (my huge fort/town). 

Before I get stuck in though, I knew I needed a palette cleanser and after all that painting in Orktober I also knew I needed to build something. 

I acquired the Speed Freeks box all the way back in 2018 and then not long later when the individual vehicles were released I made sure I got my grubby little hands on those too. 

For this build I did something I very, VERY rarely do and that was to go by the instructions. Why no conversions? Well quite simply I just love this vehicle exactly the way it is. It’s a fantastic design and it encapsulates what Orks are all about, pure insanity. 

I have a tendency to get distracted when I have to read instructions and today was no different. Just look at that view! 

The good thing was this vehicle came on one sprue. That’s right just one sprue so, despite my undiagnosed ADHD I was able to stay focused long enough to complete the build. 

The keen eyed among you will notice the roll bar over the driver is missing, that’s because the driver isn’t glued down and none of the other Orks and Grots are either. With this build I also did something else I never do (or forget to do) sub-assembly! So I’ll be painting all the minis separately before sticking them down and then glueing in place the roll bar. 

It was fun building this little thing and I look forward to getting stuck in to more down the track but for now it’s back to painting! 



35 thoughts on “Ork Invasion part 46 – A palette cleanser

  1. Well that was unexpected Luke, I think that’s a first I’ve seen from you, a stock built model ! LOL It is a cool model, and can understand having the crew separate for painting making it easier to get to all those nooks and crannies.

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  2. I know just what you mean about the new ork vehicle kits – I really rate them too. Part of me wants to buy them all and just build each one, straight out of the box, because they’re all bang on. Part of me wants to buy them all and kitbash them all together. Of course really I’d like to do both but can’t afford to do either! Cracking view out the window too old son!

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      1. Four years!?! That can’t be right… *starts doing maths on his fingers and thumbs* Let’s see… I left university about five years ago, and before that it was the ‘90’s… so that means… bloody hell, where does the time go!

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  3. What a smashing model, I can see why you went by the book with it.

    I have one complaint though, not with you but with the picture of the GW version. How come they are driving over dirt/sand, yet the dust on the tyres is grey!

    Cheers Roger.

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  4. This is going to get me in trouble probably but I generally don’t like Warhammer Orks that much and even I think the bike/vehicle kits that GW made are excellent! Good on you for following the instructions too. This is going to look great with some paint on it!

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      1. Haha! I don’t think that someone out there is better than GW, the style just isn’t to my taste. I must be too much of a LOTR fan because I like the depiction better there. Having said that, thanks for all the memories and best of luck in all your future endeavors! 😉

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  5. I don’t think it’s bad to assemble that as is. In fact, I think you should sue GW for stealing the idea of that buggy straight from your brainpan! It really reminds me of a ‘What if a GW consultant sat down with IRO and designed a buggy’!! Looking forward to seeing it painted up and good luck on your upcoming game!

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  6. Great stuff mate if I wasn’t so far behind on your site I would have realized that I had undiagnosed SDT after seeing these sexy little beasties!! At least i’m up with the pod!! Ha HA !

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