Painted Kustom Boosta-Blasta

This is a Kustom Boosta-Blasta, another of the Wacky Races buggies for my Warhammer 40K Orks. It’s one of the cheapest buggies available and therefore another one that I foresee sitting on objectives and plinking away at stuff. On the other hand, it does have a D2 main gun in the unlikely event that it can hit anything with it which I imagine could be useful for knocking over a couple of Space Marines. It also has a ram to do a few wounds if it charges in, though it is otherwise so useless in melee that it seems a bit unlikely that I’d be doing that other than in an emergency.

Just like the Boomdakka Snazzwagon, the Kustom Boosta-Blasta was a joy to paint. It’s covered all over with cute little details like the cyborg (cybork?) arm on the driver which seems to be attached directly and permanently to the gearstick. I feel that something is somehow missing in the middle though, as there is a big metal/black section of engine in between the colour bits at the front and the main chassis. I think if I were to paint another one of these (and spoiler alert, there is another one in the queue) I would find a way to liven that up a bit.

This Gretchen is presumably supposed to be doing a job as a mechanic. It’s pretty hard to see inside due to the construction of the buggy (and my photography skills) but he’s working away in there with a spanner as big as he is.

I really enjoy these little Gretchin hanging on the buggies; in this case quite literally.  He looks like he’s having a pretty good time back there.

The gunner has gone full cyborg, and doesn’t seem to even have any legs. Getting permanently wired into a gun turret on top of a ramshackle buggy seems about as Orky as one can be.

Next on the painting table: Gamora.

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7 thoughts on “Painted Kustom Boosta-Blasta

  1. Very cool, will look forward to seeing what you do with the next one. 🙂

  2. I would say Gamora will be a change of pace but she’s just another green skin so I’m not so sure 😀 This buggy came out great and will look awesome next to the other(s) you’ve painted up!

  3. Nicely done mate, these buggies are so cool! I love the blue you’ve used

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