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West Chester, PA

So with all these lists with Hydra's in them are we all going the Forge World route? Or to put it bluntly is there a cheaper modelling alternative to the FW Hydra. I have looked at 1/35 Werbelwinds and other alternatives on ebay and other model retailers and they are not much cheaper or have size issues.

What is the most cost effective modeling alternative for the Hydra?

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Chicago, Illinois

It's actually pretty easy ; buy a Chimera then go to the local hobby store and look for 25mm 50mm anti aircraft emplacements.

http://www.oakridgehobbies.com/index.php/plastic-wood-model-car-truck-boat-military-ship-tank-airplane-anatomy-hobby-model-kits/world-war-military-tanks-ground-assault-vehicles-plastic-model-kits/tamiya-german-2cm-flakvierling-38-1-35-scale-plastic-model-kit.html


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Cool deathstrike

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Look for 1/35th scale I believe that is a close match.

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I would scratchbuild a turret with 4 spare Autocannon bitz.

Oh, yeah, already did that...

   
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Philadelphia, PA

You mean like this:


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SoCal, USA!

No, I mean like this .

I don't need oversized turret.

   
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Los Angeles, CA, USA

I would just wait til the end of the year, when the rumored plastic kits come out.
   
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Keeper of the Adeptus Arbites Flame






Cairo, Egypt

stecal wrote:You mean like this:



That is awesome.

And I have a couple of old rhino hulls lying around.

(looks both ways) YOINK!

On the original topic...

I'll either use the gun arms from this happy fellow

http://www.hlj.com/product/BAN61210

Or these two massive gattling guns

http://www.hlj.com/product/KBYAW-08


 
   
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I thought about doing this: Its not exactly expensive since i can use them as Hydra or just Dred.


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Killer Klaivex






Forever alone

That dread glued to the tank looks slowed. If you really want a good Hydra and don't want the FW one, you could just use some spare ACs from a dread or Exterminator.

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Wth DOES NOT look slowed!

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LunaHound wrote:
I thought about doing this: Its not exactly expensive since i can use them as Hydra or just Dred.



Your Photoshop skills rival my own

not a bad idea, but I'm thinking about just ripping the back off a German Quad AA gun that I saw at the local hobby lobby earlier and using that on a Chimera Hull.

Would it look bad? Probably. But, I'm not completely sold on the Hydra just yet. If I use it and decide I like it, I'll just make it to where I can easily turn the Hydra back into a Chimera and get one from FW or one of these fabled plastic kits you speak of.
   
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near Reading, Berkshire

I am thinking that as the Basilisk is not so useful now with silly minimum range I might convert that. I'm sure my son has some old toy vehicles around I can rip up for the autocannons, will post pics if I get it made.
   
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You can of course ignore the minimum range and just fire directly.

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Killer Klaivex






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Luna... it does look slowed. It's a goddamn dreadnought sawed in half and stuck to a vehicle hull. Then there's the issue with the height; it's hard to block TLOS to it.

People are like dice, a certain Frenchman said that. You throw yourself in the direction of your own choosing. People are free because they can do that. Everyone's circumstances are different, but no matter how small the choice, at the very least, you can throw yourself. It's not chance or fate. It's the choice you made. 
   
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Well the dred was originally an ugly box to start with , take the armor plate off and replace it with
a normal platicard.

Hydra is just an big ugly box with 4 guns on it ( TLOS is just as bad )

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At least it's a practical METAL BOX.

People are like dice, a certain Frenchman said that. You throw yourself in the direction of your own choosing. People are free because they can do that. Everyone's circumstances are different, but no matter how small the choice, at the very least, you can throw yourself. It's not chance or fate. It's the choice you made. 
   
 
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