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Super Structure

Helm Platform

Spent some time this weekend working on a platform for the helm, this is where the captain of the ship will be standing, along with his Gretchin helms man.

Starting with a piece of plastic card, cut to the shape I had decided upon, I then clad the deck with .5mm plastic ‘plates’ of various shapes and sizes. A few strips and some tread plate were added to give that cobbled together feel. I then added over 300 rivets made from sliced up styrene rod and individually glued on. Think maybe I was a little too neat, especially with the rivet spacing.

The “safety” barrier, not that Orks would feel the need for such things, was made from a strip of aluminium mesh used for car bodywork repairs. supported with brass rods and finished off with some styrene “L” section.

As you can see its still a work in progress, especially towards the rear where I’m not 100% sure how it will interact with what’s behind it. The hole in the platform is going to be a small lift for getting up and down.

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The Ork Warship

Its getting hot in here!

I mentioned last week my ideas for having a boiler room at the rear of the ship. I’ve now taken this a step further and have scratch built a furnace and some pipework. There will most likely be additional pipework and other boiler/engine room related gubbins but as a starting point I’m very pleased with the result.

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The Ork Warship

Power Claw!

My first attempt at a bit of scratch building. As I mentioned in a previous post it is my intention to re-purpose the crane as something you would more likely find on an Ork warship. So far I have the basic claw, I still need to add some more detailing and devise a method of attaching it to the crane arm.