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Speed Freeks - started on 10/30/18

 
In late Orktober of 2018, the folks at Games Workshop finally saw fit to grace Ork players with some new buggy models. The first to be released were part of the Speed Freeks boxed set, a standalone game along the same lines as GorkaMorka back in the day.

The game pits gangs of Orks against each other in a race across a scrap-strewn desert wasteland. While the rules do look fun, the big selling point for me are the new ork vehicle models.

Now... As cool as the new vehicles are, you all know that 'ol Irondog can't field them as purely stock models.

They need a bit of tweaking...

 
The Shokkjump Dragsta

The first model up on the workbench is the Shokkjump Dragsta.

The Dragtsa is definitely snazzy lookin'. It's got massive exhaust pipes, a killer spoiler, and a nasty buzzsaw contraption on the front to chew up whoever gets hit by the thing.

But look at how low to the ground it is! It couldn't drive over somebody's foot without bottoming out. And with tires that smooth... where ya gonna get any traction?

That simply will not do...

 

 

Ahhhh, much better.

Now the thing looks like an Ork would drive it. "Over the river, and through the woods... and straight through grandma's front door!"

I raised the suspension to give it better ground clearance, and replaced the racing slicks with the rubber off-road tires you see on the rest of my Ork vehicles. I still have to work on the suspension a bit, but you can see where I'm going with it.

Now it looks more like the sand rail buggies that used to compete in the Baja 1000.

 
To Be Continued...