|building a grimdark tomorrow|
I wasn't sure where to start. I had been given a WWII Pontoon bridge and the steel lattice frame definitely seemed usable but I kept playing with the boats and not actually doing anything. I needed something to make it Orky. So I started with an Ork.
|Yer 'avin a larf, intcha?|
The crane driver was pretty easy. I just reversed the axe on an Ork Boy, cut the gun off and did a bit of reposing with grey stuff. I gave his boots soles because he is going to be pushing foot pedals. I didn't tell my son that he had sacrificed one of his troops to the cause. He gets enough free stuff as it is.
I sketched out an Orky head on plasticard and put this on the model too. It handily disguises the inscription telling you that the side of the hoist is actually a 15mm polyethylene plumbing cap. The cab and engine just sort of evolved around the driver, being mostly old sprues.
|Pedal to the metal! Oh wait, its a crane...|
|Boom goes up. Boom goes down. Hours of fun.|
Now I have to figure out what to do with the Skyshield Landing Pad. This will be difficult since I hate the model as well as the rules for it and it no longer fits on the top of the building.