I started this guy probably back sometime in 2016 with the idea of him being another ork with a rokkit launcha to use in my then nascent tankbusta squad. Then I remembered a conversion I liked, which I had seen maybe in 2014 or so. It looked pretty easy so I thought I might give it a try myself. I never did finish the model so I thought it would make a good candidate for Azazel’s May 2018 Neglected Model Challenge. As is my unintentional custom, I present my offering on the last day of the month.
The conversion was easy enough. I chopped the end off of a rokkit launcha, saving the rocket to stick on the end of a slugga to make it a rokkit pistol. Then I cut the fleshy bits off of a power klaw, cemented the two together and added some small trukk pieces to hide my cuts and pretty it up a bit.
Painting the klaw thingie/can opener/kan opena was easy enough as well. I used the recipe from Warhammer TV: based with Leadbelcher, washed with Typhus Corrosion, dry brush with Ryza Rust, then more dry brushing and a few edge highlights with steel/silver.
I’m not sure about the all-over corrosion effect. I like it but at the same time in the future I might try a variation where instead of Typhus, I just use some slightly watered down brown paint and eschew the particulates or maybe just do them in patches.
So next month Azazel is having a challenge where you complete a unit, whether finishing one you already started or from scratch. I have many candidates. Some, such as the Work-in-Progress Nurglings are eminently doable while others, like my hideously neglected cultists, are probably wishful thinking. As for the orks, well, I have a functionally unlimited supply of those guys … could always use some more tankbustas or some more boyz.