Kill Tank scratchbuild Part 1: The Plan

I want an Ork Kill Tank. However, I don’t like the Forgeworld design.

That’s not to say I don’t think it’s a great kit, because it certainly looks like it (never built/assembled one myself), but I’m really not keen on the overall shape or design of it. It’s very much like the GW Battlewagon kit. I appreciate it as a good kit in itself, with great details and a mountain of bits but I do not like the design of it. When it was first shown, many people compared it to a steam train and I’m very much in agreement. I much prefer the classic Forgeworld Battlewagon design.

Forgeworld Battlewagon by Nightserpent. Grabbed from the-Waaagh.com’s Battlewagon FAQ.

I’ve built my Battlewagon’s to reflect the old Forgeworld design, while incorporating the elements from the GW kit that I like, such as the cab and deffrolla.

Now. I want a Kill Tank. It needs to be slightly bigger than my Battlewagons since it has 10 more wounds in-game. It needs to be carrying a big stonking gun (preferably magnetised so I can swap it out with the killbursta variant). I want it to look like it fits in with the rest of my army’s design. 

I basically want to make a variant of the old Forgeworld Battlefortress, only instead of 3 turrets it has a big honking gun sticking out the front instead:

Forgeworld Battlefortress by Redbeard. Sourced from Dakka (click image to visit).

I’m not going to start out with detailed plans, just a vague idea to build something like the picture above and that’s bigger than my current battlewagons. I’ll be using parts from a GW kit as before, combined with some 1/35 scale King Tiger tank tracks and some 3D printed elements (that will be used appropriately – i.e. not immediately obvious that they’re 3D printed).

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