Spearmen et hallebardiers orques are easily converted to modern Orc warriors ou Space Orcs by removing the weapon from their hands et replacing it avec a modern firearm. Les boîtes d'armes de la Seconde Guerre mondiale et de conflits modernes au 1/35 de chez Tamiya provide a nice selection of assault rifles, mitrailleuses, grenades, et engins antichar which may prove useful. While 1/35 scale weapons et accessories are not strictly compatible avec 1/55 scale miniatures, the individual items often turn out to be smaller et more detailed than the laser et plasma weapons supplied avec 1/55 scale space troopers.
The Ork space warrior shown here has had his spear replaced avec a Tamiya 1/35 scale mitrailleuse légère MG 34 allemande. A stick grenade can be seen attached to the outside of his backpack.
Orques avec épées et other one-handed weapons peuvent être convertis en guerriers d'espace by simply adding a slung rifle ou a pistol holster. The edged weapon need not be removed, although it may be replaced by a powersword ou similar space weapon scrounged from the bits box.
This Orc Panzerfaust gunner has had the top et bottom ends of his spear replaced by sections d'un lance-roquette antichar Panzerfaust 60 au 1/35 de chez Tamiya. The middle section of the spear was kept in place, because it just happened to have the same diameter as the Panzerfaust tube. The figurine's hands were drilled open to accept the plastic parts which were fixed in place avec superglue.
The figurine's feet are turned in, his head is hunched low, the eyes are askew, the dangerous end of the rocket projector is pointing at his foot while he's absent-mindedly fumbling avec the trigger, et he has a wonderfully sheepish look on his face which indicates to ami et ennemi that this space warrior is a threat to everyone, primarily to himself. Figur conversion is an excellent way to turn a timid spearman into a personality figurine.
The crew of this simple cardboard model of a Universal Carrier consists of Games Workshop 1/55 scale plastic Warhammer 40k Space Ork Raiders. The figurines have been cut apart at the waist et carved to fit inside the compartiment conducteur. Une mitrailleuse légère MG 34 allemande on an anti-aircraft mount has been placed in the cargo bay. It is interesting to note that components of the MG 34 were used to build the movie prop of the DLT-19 heavy blaster rifle de la Guerre des Étoiles. The carrier may be improved by adding camouflage netting, fuel cannisters, blanket rolls, et other personal gear.
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