Fortunately for me, I already had an ork conversion underway from years ago that I could revisit. A few years back I had started converting an ork burna, mainly because I wanted to make an ork holding a lit Zippo lighter (I don't know where the idea came from). After making the lighter and the burna for the ork, the conversion was set aside, until I picked it back up a week ago. The conversion itself was a fairly simple one, largely just needing some kitbashing and plasticard. The burna was pieced together from an ork shoota and the combi-flamer from a Chaos rhino. I also fashioned an additional support for the weapon using the pistol-grip from the shoota that I used to make his burna. For a fuel source, I ended up using the fuel canisters from the Catachan command squad heavy flamer and hooked it up to the burna with cabling from Dragon Forge.
|The ork’s Zippo lighter was made with some plasticard for the lid, a plastic rod for the striker wheel, and some greenstuff to make the flame.|
|Who knew one of the Chaos rhino combi-flamers would work so well to make an ork burna?|
|Greenstuff was used to create a more believable seam between his body and legs and reposition his left arm away from his body.|
As a final touch to make the ork look like a real pyromaniac, I crafted him a set of goggles to protect his eyes from the raging inferno he would unleash upon his enemies. The goggles were made out of a pair of trimmed-down Cadian binoculars. Using greenstuff I then sculpted a strap to keep them in place on the ork’s face.
|Although he was a long time in coming, I think the Burna was worth the wait and benefits from all the little details.|