Ramshackle Games have recently started to cast 28mm resin Ork bits and this Goblin Gun Set is an intriguing one. It’s a multi-part kit that comes with 16 different resin parts, cast in a minty green colour that makes them look a bit more like a toy than the standard grey resin.
These parts can be used to build various guns, which are mounted on a turret, that then goes onto a mobile trailer. Just one trailer and turret are included in this kit, but there are all kinds of guns!
However, before we get into details of the kit’s parts we need to mention the resin feeds on the model that we clipped off. As with most resin kits, each part comes with a large feed attached – the well that resin is poured into in order to properly cast things. Usually these are boring chunks of plain resin, but in a bid to encourage folks to make use of the waste material each of these feeds is covered with Orky ramshackle bits – different engine parts, metal, cylinders, and so on.
This makes clipping the actual parts needed slightly confusing at times (nothing too bad!) but it’s more than outweighed by the fact that instead of binning the feeds, as we usually would (resin is not recyclable in any way), we can instead put them aside to make into a future terrain project. Great stuff!
Bring out the big guns
As for the big gun, it’s designed in a way that it looks rather like a tribute to various eras of Games Workshop’s space orks. The wheels hark back to the plastic Battlewagon of the 1980s, the big guns themselves resemble those on the metal kits came out in the 1990s, while the side firing platform is closer to more recent plastic offerings. There’s a fine line between tribute and rip-off – this kit stays on the right side of it as far as we’re concerned.
It’s a bit of an orky fit on the parts – the joins aren’t the cleanest and no instructions are provided – but thanks to resin being a light and forgiving material (and the pictures online) we didn’t really have a problem getting it put together.
As for the types of guns – we’ve put a gallery of the different options below.
If you’re a fan of anything orky you’ll find a space for at least one of these kits in your collection. They’re reasonably priced too – £20 ($27 US) for this full set – and you can also pick-up individual gun types a bit cheaper. Once you add in the free scenery that’s included in the feeds the value proposition increases considerably!