|Ork Dakka Jets from GW's "Aeronautica Imperialis" buzz the countertop in my kitchen.|
|These new models are much larger than the previous versions...but also very, very nice, I have to say.|
|Much simpler scheme on this model.|
|This one makes me think of the old US P-47 Thunderbolt from WW2 for some reason...|
|Another view of the formation...those fancy flight bases will need to be painted!|
The models are very nice, faithful recreations of the strange look of GW's 40k Orks. So many rivets and random plates, all bolted/slapped together. It's a sort of shabby-clap-trap-but-still-somehow-scary Ork "technology", stuff that seems to work mostly because the Orks believe it will work. I haven't painted much Ork stuff over the years - it was fun to try (and mostly fail) to come up with checkerboard type markings, but on the whole, I'm pleased with how these turned out.
The bases are quite fancy - but a little annoying. They are so prominent that they will need to be painted at some point, I think. But they do not come apart very easily in order to facilitate priming and painting...so that will be a tricky business. I think I'll save that step for last.
|You can see a couple of bombs peaking out from beneath the wings - giving this Dakka Jet some ability to hit ground targets.|
Thanks very much for reading, hope you are having a great summer!