“Ladz, we can rebuild ‘im. We ‘ave da tek. We ‘ave da kapability ta build da world’s nastiest bionik ork. Steev Austin will be dat ork. Betta, than ‘e was before. Betta, stronga, fasta” etc. Ahem.
Throughout the development of the 40K universe, orks have always been partial to physical augmentation, or “bioniks”. This is a feature of Gorkamorka too, with mobsters going under the Doks knife (and hammer, and blowtorch etc) in between games.
The resulting augmentations are somewhat randomly assigned and as such it is pretty difficult to have suitable models available for every eventuality. I decided to cover for many of the options as feasible by magnetising a pair of ork torsos and a set of six bionik legs from Kromlech. As a result the torsos in these shots repeat.
The Kromlech parts are resin, but seriously they are probably the nicest resin parts that I have ever seen. They are beautifully crisply cast and fantastic designs.
I had originally planned to make the bionik arm parts myself but when these “legs” arrived I changed my mind and ordered the Kromlech arms too. If you ever the slightest desire to paint bionik orks then you owe it to yourself to buy those parts: they are exquisite.
The orks with the magnetised arms will appear at a later date.