Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Orks - Deff Korps uv Krieg Battlewagon

Brief break in the Memphis pics to appease the roars from Mork (or possibly Gork) to post some shots of the first vehicle for Da Deff Korps uv Krieg that I finished recently.

Decided to go with a quasi German grey for the vehicles, albeit a very worn and weathered one. There's been a number of weathering techniques I've been wanting to try, but weren't really suitable for use on the Iron Hands.

The whole model was primered black, then given an all-over drybrushing of Boltgun metal. After that I went in and stippled in Sombre Grey, leaving the edges and corners with the metal showing through. I then hit a couple of the panels in Stonewall Grey. Once that was done, the whole model was given a black wash to dirty it up. The tracks and tires were given a heavy drybrush of Dark Flesh, followed by a lighter drybrush of Leather Brown and a Strong Tone wash. Once that dried, they were given a light drybrush of Boltgun metal (to represent the areas where the mud has worn away).

I tried out a sponged-on rust effect in a couple areas, starting with Charred Brown followed by a lighter sponge pass with Dark Fleshtone. Next was an even lighter sponge of Hot Orange, and then the extreme edges were drybrushed with metal. In retrospect I think it could have stood to have one more pass with Fiery Orange to help it pop a bit more, though.

Finally, I tried out the 'painted on scratches' thing here and there on some open areas that hadn't gotten the rust treatment. They're scattered throughout, though I'm still struggling with how many and where they ought to be applied. Figured I'm better off with a 'less is more' approach to start with.

Overall, I'm chuffed to bits with how it's turned out, and I can't wait to get to grips with the rest of the army! The Forge World order showed up, so a pair of half-trakks are soon to follow!


  1. Looking good! I think with Orks you really can never have too much of anything haha..

  2. great job. Nice work on the nicks and scratches. less is more even with orks.

  3. Nice.

    Kool with the scratches; they look well done, so less is more, as you say.

    Are you gonna weather the shiney exhaust ends ?

  4. @Todd Sherman: Thanks man! With only two big shootas, the battlewagon definitely could use more dakka! Maybe a deffrolla as well...

    @Zab: I appreciate it! Finding the right balance is always tough.

    @Zzzzzz: Good call - the exhaust stacks definitely could use a bit more smoke weathering on the ends.

    Cheers, guys!

  5. I really dig the rust effects on that battlewagon. Well done!

  6. Terrific weathering man , top notch!