I used 2 bases to create the top the first one is a flying base that serves as cover for the paint pot hole, but Im actually going ahead of me here.
First I got a Space Marine dreadnought flamer, I used a cutter to remove the original tubes and replace them with plasticard tubes to enlarge the flamer to Ork proper size.
Next step was to place the flamer and the plying base.
to do a proper hatch I decided that the easy way out was to remove the inner plastic in a 25mm infantry base.
I looks good but It needed some bitz that I promply placed.
I added some rivets for good measure, and to cover the slot where model tabs are inserted I used another spare sm dreadnought piece I think that with the rivets it looks properly scavenged.
keep reading for the pictures of the final result:
In the end I used some wire in the new arm and an ork banner in the top.
To summarize I did this super long step by step to chronicle my personal experience doing a model from scratch, I enjoyed the experience and I hope that it helps encourage others to look for their bits parts and start doing their own creations. believe me is gratifying.
If you are interested in the previous work here is a list of the previous posts:Arms completed
Arm Close combat weapon completed
Arm without weapon and Big shoota completed
Initial work on the arm