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Welcome to Tork's Mek Shop. Here you can check out some of my vehicle conversions and building projects, both past and present. All the stuff you see on this page is part my own personal collection. You can check out the Commissions section for some of my 'For Hire' work.
 
Current Projects

Converted Gorkanaut - started on 9/4/14

With the release of the new Ork codex, the also released the new Gorka/Morkanaut model. Now as you folks know, I loves me some Ork walkers.

But you all know I can't just build the thing "as is"...

'Retro' Ultramarines - started on 10/4/13

Well I'm at it again. 'Ol Irondog is working on another Space Marine army. The folks on Warseer put together another Tale of 40k Painters thread to help folks get their armies done. I'm doing some Ultramarines this time around, but I'm doing them in a classic 2nd edition paint scheme.

Da Tank-Killa - started on 2/10/13

After getting soundly pummelled in an Apocalypse Game, I figured I needed something to take on enemy armor from a distance.

Enter an Ork Tank with a BIG ****ing gun! :)

Adeptus Mechanicus - started on 5/23/12

A blast from the past! I found these models while cleaning up my workshop. Whether or not they will be the start of a new army remains to be seen.

For now, they're just too cool to let sit as bare metal.

Lootaz - started on 4/6/12

A mob of Lootaz built the old fashioned way...

... with actual looted weapons.

Da Mareenz - started on 4/6/12

These guys are going to be another themed mob of Trukk Boyz, kinda like my Squig Mob. They are pretending to be Marines, wearing bits of power armor, and they'll even be riding in a Looted Rhino. It's doing goofy stuff like this that makes the Orks so damn much fun!

Da MONSTA Trukk - started on 2/3/12

Do I really need another monster-truck style Battlewagon?

Hehe, you bet your ass I do. :)

The Battle at the Farm - started on 9/1/11

This is the first, of what I hope will be many, in a series of "40k Re-enactment Projects" around here. I'll be building models, terrain, and missions to re-create famous battles from the 40k background. The first of these is the classic skirmish between the Crimson Fists and the Orks, The Battle at the Farm.

Space Hulk Table - started on 3/15/11

On March 15th, 2011 the guys over at A Gentleman's Ones raffled off a full-size, modular Space Hulk table for 40k.

Since I didn't win the raffle, I decided to take matters into my own hands...

 
 
Completed Projects

Dakkajet

The Ork Flyers have been out for a while. I figured it was about time I added one of these babies to my Ork army.

Of course, I had to make a couple of minor modifications...

Really BIG Gunz

Most of my Ork Wheelz are of the 'transport' variety. I needed some firepower in a hurry to arm them up for a 'vehicles only' Apocalypse game.

Warboss on 'Akira' Bike

Another idea that had been brewing in my deranged Orkish brain for quite a while. A Warboss on a bike, but not just any bike...

...an Ork version of the bike from Akira.

Tork's Wrecka

Tork, my Big Mek, had been needing a ride for a while. What better way for a Big Mek to ride in style than a monster tow trukk. Gotta have some way of hauling the loot back to his shop.

'Hot Rod' Watrukk

I'm bulking up the Ork motorpool for when I feel like playing 'Speed Freeks', so naturally it was time to build another kustom Wartrukk.

Burna Boyz

Build a man a fire, keep him warm for the night. Set a man on fire, keep him warm for the rest of his life :)

Forgeworld Mega-Dread

Another model I'd been meaning to work on for a while. The Forgeworld Mega-Dread is an absolute beast of a model, extremely well detailed and a mean S.O.B. on the tabletop.

Da Robosquig

Sometimes you get an idea in your head that's so nuts it's bound to get you into trouble. The idea for an armored squig was rattling around in my brain for quite a while, so I decided to finally build him. I can see this thing spawning all sorts of mega-armored Ork projects.

Boarding Planks

Da Boyz needed some new goodies for their Wartrukks. I was getting tired of saying "This Trukk is actually equipped with a boarding plank", so I figured I'd cook some up to save my breath.

Tournament Display Board

For Da Grand Waaagh 2010 I needed a display board to make my life easier. This thing will make it easier to transport my army from table to table. It's also a hell of a lot faster to deploy your army from a display board than it is from a carrying case.

Who let da Squigs Out?

No, this is NOT a dance club remix of that infamous song by the Baja Men. It's just my idea for getting some more mileage out of all the attack squig models I have lying around.

Crimson Fists Space Marines

I had been wanting to do a Space Marines army for a while, mostly as an extra army for my orks to beat on. In 2009-2010, the gang over on Warseer put together a Tale of 40k Painters thread, where the participants painted a 2000 point army over the course of a year. This is the army I painted for the Tale.

Da Ninerz

This is my Orc team for Blood Bowl. Since I live in San Francisco, and I'm a die-hard 49er fan, I figured I'd paint these guys up in the colors of my favorite team.

Deff Dread and Killa Kanz

The gang at my local game store hooked me up with the new plastic Deff Dread and Killa Kan kits for the Orks... two weeks before the release date.

I painted these up as a store display. Once the release date passed... these babies were mine to keep!

Vommit Kommitz

These are my custom Deff Koptas. For a while I thought I would prefer the official ones from the Assault on Black Reach starter set, but I finally came to my senses.

Who the hell was I trying to fool by thinking I could field a stock model? Silly me.

Assault on Black Reach

I have big plans for the 40k starter set. A new Warboss model, Nobz (who are going to be converted in Cyborks), Deff Koptas, and a bunch o' Boyz.

I have my work cut out for me, that's for sure.

Dokta Chop

Good 'ol Dokta Chop, often just referred to as "Da Dok", is my custom Painboy. Soon he'll start 'eksperimentin' on some of the Nobs from the Assault on Black Reach set.

Tater Titan

With the Apocalypse expansion out for 40k, I needed something BIG for the orks to play with. This is my custom Ork Stompa, using a Mr. Potato Head as a base for the chassis. It took me a year and a half to build and paint this thing, but it was worth the wait.

Scrap Gun

The Grotzooka is the best thing to happen to Killa Kanz in a long time. Since the boys at GW don't make a model for it, I'm forced to take matters into my own hands.

This was my first attempt at designing a custom piece and then making a mold to cast it in resin.

Da BIG Trukk

When you need to haul a LOT of boyz, and a Wartrukk just isn't big enough, call in Da BIG Trukk. I took a toy monster truck, and really went to town. Custom chassis. BIG tires. The Works!

Converted Wartrukk

I took the stock, weedy Games Workshop wartrukk and turned into a respectable ride for my Trukkboyz.

Scratch-built Wartrukk

After converting a GW wartrukk, I wanted to build one from the ground up.

 
 
Da Back Burna

These are some projects that I have put on hold for one reason or another. I'll get back to them eventually.
 

Looted Wagon - started on 6/21/10

I decided I need some more armor in my Ork army. Looted Wagons aren't exactly the most effective vehicles in the Ork arsenal, but they get points for style.

Blood Angels Space Marines - started on 9/13/11

My original plan for this army was a 'death from above' style army where everything is in reserve, and drops or flies in to wreak havoc on the enemy. Now that 6th edition is here, you can no longer hold your entire army in reserve. That kinda killed the whole idea behind the army. I'll get back to them at some point, since I reallly like the Blood Angels paint scheme.

Deathwatch Kill Team - started on 7/11/11

With the Deathwatch RPG campaign on hold, the Kill team for the game is also on hold. When our GM starts up again, I'll get back to these guys.

Grey Knights - started on 12/7/10

After sitting in my garage for 7 years, I finally did a bit of work on my Grey Knights when the Codex was re-released. The 'new army syndrome' wore off fairly quickly and now these guys are warming the bench. I'll get back to them at some point.

Tork's Mek Shop - started on 7/13/07

If I'm going to have a respectable 'Mek Shop' section, I figured I'd need to build an actual Mek Shop. I always liked the Mek Shop from the Dawn of War game, so I based this design on it. This project is on hold since I've got another idea in my mad mek brain for a bigger and better Mek Shop.

Cutaway Stompa - started on 3/08/09

The 'official' Stompa is out, and I've got some big plans for it.

Ever build one of those 'Visible Man' models when you were a kid? You know, the one with the clear plastic body and all the bones and guts inside? Well, my Stompa is going to be kinda like that. Only with Grots. :-)

????? - started on 7/19/07

This is a Top Secret project. Shhhhhh! No, I can't tell you what it is. Ok, maybe just one hint. It involves Orks and Eldar. Thouroughly confused yet? Good. This isn't really much of a project log, it's more of a way for me to track when I started. Let's see how long it takes me to finish this thing.