zondag 4 juli 2010

40K: Ork Trukk building part 1, introduction

I have purchased my Ork Trukks in 2009. Articles in the white Dwarf on 01-2009 made me like the new Trukks, so I went and bought two (they have been 'resting' until a month ago)



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Well, first we'll take a look what's in the box and what you can do with it.

Product description by GW in the White Dwarf  on 01-2009 (you know, Janu-waaagh!-ry);
"This incredible multi-part plastic kit contains 1 Ork Trukk, and includes a bolt-on big shoota, rokkit launcha, boarding plank, wrecker ball and reinforced ram.".

As I opended the boxes I found out that one of the items I wanted to use was missing; the rokkit launcha.
So I got to the GW-site to check it and there was another product description:
"This box set contains one multi-part plastic Ork Trukk, and includes a bolt-on big shoota, boarding plank, wrecker ball and reinforced ram.".

So that was it, certainly no rokkit launcha. Didn't they knew this in January ? The box set was already out then ! Now I have to wait for the Forge World parts or make them myself from bits. A bit of a dissapointment.

Let's see which options from the codex you can make from the kit:

  • Big shoota.............................................Yes
  • Rokkit Launcha......................................No (why ?)
  • Red paint Job.........................................n/a (only if you have red paint)
  • Grot riggers...........................................No
  • Stikkbomb chukka.................................Yes (there is one chukka include in the kit)
  • Armour plates........................................Yes
  • Boarding plank.......................................Yes (two)
  • Wreckin' ball..........................................Yes
  • Reinforced ram......................................Yes

Next, GW states on the website;
"The Ork Trukk sprue allows you to build a single fighting vehicle that you can kustomize as you see fit with all the cool extra bitz.".
Let's see what would be left on the frame left when you had build the standard kit (with the options shown above).
Well, 5 glyph plates. On the pictures they are the square plates shown on the left frame.

Here are the frames. (My frames were already used, so I have used pictures from Librarium online).


You may think the kit isn't much, because of only two frames and more promises than delivery, but I think the contrary is true. I think it's one of the best kits from GW yet. I like it more than the Battlewagon or any other GW kits I own (and I own a lot).

However I do think it's a shame that there's no rokkit launcha on the frame. When you're getting kits from the Space Marines or Imperial Guard, GW almost kills you with the amount of missile launchers in the kits. And with the Orks, rokkit launcha's are very scarce, and badly needed because the Orks have very few long range anti-tank.

If you like them, you should buy at least buy two of these kits, because then you can easily make two individual or different Trukks. I'll buy another two, because I want to pimp one of my Battlewagons and the Trukk has almost all the parts to do the trick. Furthermore, I want to make one with traks.

If you like warbuggies, the Trukk is also the place to be, with two Trukks, you could make 3 buggies (but that's another story).


Value for money ?
As the prices have gone up lately, i have heard many talking about the value for money for the GW products.
At the time I bought this kit, the price was £18.00 and now it is £20.00.
When you compare it to other plastic manufacterers, it is very expensive. But if you compare it to other kits for GW, I believe you get more building pleasure with this kit for less money than many other, evenly or higher priced GW kits.
The bottom line is, I like this kit, so I'll buy it.

Next part I will start with the actual assembly.

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