“Da Red Ferret” – Shadowtrakk

28mm, Da Red Shadowz, Orks, Space Orks, Warhammer 40K

I plan to bring a force of Red Shadowz to BOYL 2014 to take part in some GorkaMorka.  “Da Red Ferret” is a scratch built shadowtrakk taken from my regular ork forces and given a good pimping up for the event.

Da Red Ferret

Da Red Ferret

It now features reinforced armour, reinforced ram, a new engine, a pintle mounted big shoota and a shiny new red paint job.  The red paint was immediately given a large amount or weathering using my newly acquired rust and corrosion Games Workshop technical paints.

If the orks with the leather fetish don't kill you the tetanus might!

If the orks with the leather fetish don’t kill you the tetanus might!

The Red Ferret is inspired by the Action Force Hyena.  I was certainly torn between going for a cleaner toy like style of painting and weathering the shit out of it using my new technical paints…needless to say the new paints won out.

Hyena + Red Jackal

Hyena + Red Jackal

The pintle mounted gun has been magnetised for easy transport and interchangeability with other weapons if the whimsy takes me to make a rocket launcher option.  There is plenty of space to fit a couple of models into this vehicle which while not necessary, is a useful feature for immersive GorkaMorka play.

Zardork and the Black Major crewing Da Ferret

Zardork and the Black Major crewing Da Ferret

Decals are all hand painted and then ruined with overzealous weathering for that authentic orky feel.