Custom Ork Ruzzbot Morkanaut
Not long after making my Gorkanaut a friend of mine gave me most of a Taurox model. After using the front end on another project I was left with the main body which seemed like a good base to build a Morkanaut from.
Digging through my bits bin I came up with some battlewagon treads, landraider track guards, a Falcon access hatch, Rhino door and Predator turret that, along with some styrene sheet, gave me my basic body shape.
Like my Gorkanaut I went with the classic Ruzzbot style treads over feet. I extended the turret height with some plastic tube to form the head. I swapped the second falcon hatchway with a baneblade sponson top and some plasticard to flesh out the belly hold.
A classic rhino glacis plate filled out the chest and a chaos searchlight gave it the mono-eye styling.
For the right arm I cut down a chainsword arm from a stompa kit. I always throught the arm was too small for a stompa but it works just right for a gmorkanaut.
The gun arm I used the same base parts as my Gorkanaut.
The powerplant on the back I started detailing with dreadnaut engines and tank bits.
I built rough shoulder pads out of styrene and started detailing the model with rivits and bits.
Turret mounted rokkits were placed on the shoulders and a second big shoota was attached to the head. At this point I decided that the builders had been facing a lot of chaos forces so I went with spiky styling.
Overall it's not that much larger then a normal Gorkanaut and about the same as my first one.
To finish it off and make it a true Morkanaut I took a Kustom Mega Kannon from the actual kit and built it into an insert for the gun arm. I can swap between it and the Deffstorm depending on if I want to run two Gorkanauts or one of each 'naut.
Painting I continued with the chaos adversary theme and went dark colors along with my usual rust and paint chips.