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40K: Get to the Choppa – Orky Conversion

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Feb 11 2010
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Here is a closer look at my Vendetta “Choppas” for my Looted Orky Guard army.

First I started out with the normal kit, and supplemented it a bit.  I had a few pieces left over from some Valkyrie Jet conversions I did a while back. The wings are actually the rear tail stabilizer cut in half, with magnets for the weapon mounts.

Once that was done I noticed the body was a little unstable sitting on the ground so I added an extra landing skid from the removed wings. As you can see the rear vertical stabilizers have been removed for the prop to have clearance to spin.  A lot of people comment on the lack of a rear prop, but I think the Orks don’t care- it all flies the same for them.

The propeller itself is from a fake GI Joe toy I got from Wal-Mart for $10.  Pretty good price for just the right bit I needed if you ask me. The propellers actually fold up into a smaller “x” for storage as well.

The overall details were just a good splash of plastic card triangles and glyphs all over to make it proper Orky. I also used a leather punch to make rivets in the plates so they blended in with the overall theme.

 

When I was working on my list I wasn’t sure if I was going to go with Vendetta or Valkyrie, so lol I decided to do both, and magnetized up all the weapon options. Last but certainly not least was the Gretchin pilots. I just used some spare heads from the Stompa and Grot boxes to give them that Top Gun look.

So that’s pretty much it. I cranked out two of these for my Looted Orks. They make a great centerpiece for the army, and really bring the whole looted feel together.

What do you think of the Looted feel to it?

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