So as I suffered through my final day of work before a two week vacation yesterday, I started thinking about what conversions I wanted to work on for the army. I spent almost an hour going through the awesome archives on www.the-waaagh.com for ideas and inspiration. I came across some photos from a recent Games Day that showed a CAD drawing of a possible Skorcha.
So immediately the gears started grinding and I thought about how I could create something along these lines. I recently picked up the new ForgeWorld Warboss on bike, and the back tracked sections from that kit would work great on a Skorcha (especially since I planed on using wheels on my Warboss anyway).
So last night I started working on this conversion. I decided that I didn't want the spout for the flamer to be on the tank like this, so I worked up some ideas to run a hose from the tank to the flamer and have that in the front of the vehicle (and less likely to torch the driver!). Here's what I came up with:
The fuel tank is made out of a Grot Lobba with a Dwarf Flame Cannon steam valve on the back. I covered the front hole on the Lobba with a Tankbusta bomb (which makes a good valve/door). The Skorcha gun is an old Mega Gargant launcher fitted with a Burna Boy weapon. The hose from the tank to the launcher is from a Necromunda Spyrer Patriarch mechandrite, cut and bent into shape.
I made a similar driver to the picture above (with a Burna head) and I also gave him the chain. Overall, I am really pleased with the conversion. I am creating a custom bike base for it (more on my bike bases later).
I had not planned on including bikes initially, but then I was caught up in tons of ideas for conversions! I started out with Wazdakka himself. He is based on a Forgeworld Nob biker.
The Trike is the FW one, with an additional Dakka Gun on the side to represent the Assault 4 stats of Wazdakka.
As for the rider, I used one of the FW Nob bodies, Grimgor's head (with a topknot added from the Ork Boyz sprue) and the old Nazdreg power claw.
I created the flaming skulls (which are described as the flaming skulls of a Titan Princeps and crew in Wazdakka's background) by taking some of the Empire Flagellant torches and hollowing them out. I then fit some of the new VC Skeleton heads into the cavity, and puttied in and rescuplted the flames around them. I then mounted them on carbon rods. I added a few chains from the Flagellant sprue for additional detail.
Here are some pics of my Mega Armor Warboss for the Bad Moons. I envision him as Nazdreg. He will have 4 Mega Armor Nobz in a retinue.
The back banner is made from Gorthor's (Beast of Chaos character) with a Night Goblin standard top added. I also used some of the ancient glyph plates from the old plastic battle wagon (from the 80s) cut into strips.
Models Painted: 62 40K Custom Logan Grimnar Storm Raven Shadow Hawk Death Company Dread 5 Space Marine Scouts
WFB Warp Lightning Cannon Hell Pit Abomination 6 Cairn Wraiths Sabretusk River Troll Arachnarok Spider and crew 10 Savage Orcs 10 Black Orcs Mangler Squig
Hordes - Circle of Orboros 3 Shifting Stones Stone Keeper 3 Mannikins 1 Sentry Stone 1 Wold Watcher Baldur the Stonecleaver Wold Warden Wold Wyrd Wold Guardian Models Purchased: DoomFlayer Ikit Claw Chaos Terminator Lord Screaming Bell Sanguinary Guard box WF Shock Troopers box x4 2 Land Raider Crusaders Furioso Dreadnought Savage Orcs Circle of Orboros Army
Models Acquired in Trades: Baal Predator 2 Predators 2 Razorbacks 3 Sheets of FW Brass Etch (Blood Angel) Storm Raven Furioso Dreadnought High Elf lot Savage Orc box 2 Arachnarok Spiders Grey Knight Squads