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Dublin

Had to love this alt design Eldar Jetbike with its more angular looks. The ventral air intake is a nice touch and the angle its posed at just screams "Speed!" Inspired by a certain Playstation anti-grav racing series ; made with a Necron and God knows what else!

Couldn't find the P&M blog for it, but link to owner's page here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/704777-Jetbike%2C%20Necrons%2C%20Warhammer%2040%2C000.html
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Thanks thegreatchimp. I'm glad this has been received so well.

The main body of the bike is a Dark Eldar Reaver jet-bike, the blades were replaced with Wave Serpent spines (that I didn't use on the WS earlier in this thread) and the rest is mainly plasticard, and yes that is a Necron warrior that's been chopped up and re-built (with some putty to fill in some bits and to make the "hair").

As to the building of it; every stage is covered in my (Mad) army blog from about this point onwards (although it is interrupted by some terrain building):
http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/3390/471119.page#7497212

This is what it looked like without paint:
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The army- ~2295 points (built).

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Thanks for the info Dr H. Look forward to seeing many more of your creations!

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Dublin

Alienids: What better a way to augment a model than to pay tribute to the sources that inspired it? You'll probably agree the idea is excellent....and dead simple too.

There's even a site dedicated to Alienids http://www.timkline.net/alienids/
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Dublin

I don't know if it's just me but dreadnoughts wielding weapons in 2 hands just look great, really adds dynamic to the model. This is the already superb FW mega dread with a Stomper Chainsaw added, and numerous smaller alterations.

This was a Games day 2012 Winner I stumbled across on Pinterest -I was unable to find any more links to the creator's page unfortunately.

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Dublin

I hate to keep heckling the GW design team with this complaint, but once again "If your flyers look better with wheels, then you're doing something wrong guys!"

Probably the best of the "wheeled land speeder" category I particularly like that it's loaded to the brim with weapons and stowage, reminiscent of an SAS jeep.

Link to owner's page: http://www.dakkadakka.com/core/gallery-search.jsp?u=25094

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I agree Chimp,

walkers with 2H weapons look badass! generally means you need to shoulder mount a weapon system.... but then I also love shoulder mounted systems. So WIN WIN!

Although as an alternate, I do have a conversion underway that combines the 2H weapon along with the gun. its an ork ofc, because only an Ork would combine a gun and a 2H weapon and think he's improving his combat capability Going with a DakkaLance idea, so long polearm with a huge bolter built into the head

Also loving the landspeeder! that is one hell of a conversion! I too love how loaded up it looks! I mean since when did anyone actually go into combat with just 1 ammo clip My shoota boyz would be out of builts in about 30 seconds ging by my models

Favourite Game: When your Warboss on bike wrecks 3 vehicles simply by HoW - especially when his bike is a custom monowheel.

 
   
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Reading, Berks

That wheeled landspeeder is very cool, I might have to give that a go.

I like chimera with the turret shunted to the back.


   
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Dublin

Solar Shock wrote:


Although as an alternate, I do have a conversion underway that combines the 2H weapon along with the gun. its an ork ofc, because only an Ork would combine a gun and a 2H weapon and think he's improving his combat capability Going with a DakkaLance idea, so long polearm with a huge bolter built into the head


Looking forward to seeing that -please post it up when you're happy with it!


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I like chimera with the turret shunted to the back.
Yeah rear turret on the Chimera suits it. Which is funny because on the Razorback I prefer it forward.

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 thegreatchimp wrote:

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 endtransmission wrote:
I like chimera with the turret shunted to the back.
Yeah rear turret on the Chimera suits it. Which is funny because on the Razorback I prefer it forward.


the grass is always greener
Or the turret is always greener on the other side??

Favourite Game: When your Warboss on bike wrecks 3 vehicles simply by HoW - especially when his bike is a custom monowheel.

 
   
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The updates to the Pradator and Leman Russ are excellent ideas.

Why did they not lower the profiles while they were at it?

Have they not seen the differences even between an M4 Sherman, and the M48 Patton?

Or even better, the English tanks of WWII and the Challenger II?

Or how about using kit bashed Soviet Era stuff for the IG?

Or moving the hips of the Dreadnaughts closer together so they could actually walk?

But... I suppose... One thing at a time.

MB
   
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Not sure if this qualifies as "outside the box" conversions, but here are a couple of Ork "bikes" I am working on. Pictured with a real ork bike for scale. on I am using a defcopta body with some model wheels from some other model kit I found. I have the powerclaw mounted to the arm off the right side of the bike. The other bike is some kind of jet bike. I was at a bits bazzar a couple of weekends ago and dug through a box and came up with this thing on the fly.



They are a little bit big but I am ok with that. I hope my opponents don't have an issue. Got to get them painted up so I can field that bike list I have been trying to put together for awhile now. Finally have 22 (including these monstrosities) ork bikes after this last weekend of swapping.
   
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Loborocket wrote:
Not sure if this qualifies as "outside the box" conversions, but here are a couple of Ork "bikes" I am working on.
If you feel they were innovative (I'm in total agreement with you that they are!) then they absolutely qualify! Great work, particuarly the one on the left.

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Truescale space marines: An increasingly popular conversion is to model the space marine (or any other model to represent their true height, as per the fluff. There's a bit of debate as to how tall they should actually be compared to other miniatures, but that aside, increasing the height balances the bulkiness of the model. The usual approach is to add green stuff, plasticard or other material at the waist, legs or neck, (or all of these areas) to increase the model's height. Here's a particularly nice one, and a comparison to a stock space marine.

Link to owner's gallery here: http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/images-28665-8058_Kizzdoug%27s%20Minis.html
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Here's an excellent and extensive truescaling modelling blog which many of you are probably already following. Some really authentic reposing in here in addition to the truescaling: http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/437416.page
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I've come up with a conversion for Ork Nob bikers. As I found it to be quite difficult to build them by using nob-bodys on the normal bikers because of the lack of Nob-sized arms grabbing the handle of the bike (using the arms from the nob-kit works but is rather awkward :/ ) I thought about alternatives. Beacuse the Forge World set wasn't doing it for me I made up something that would require a very crazy painboy and/or mek:
The Zentorka!
I basically plan to cut of the legs of some Nobz and combine them with "beheaded" skeleton horses of the Tomb Kings and painting the skeletons like metal, creating some sort of cybork-centaur.
I still have to actually build some of these, but I plan to use these idea for most of my normal bikers, too.

Oh, and I replaced the head of a Crisis suit with the disk of a gun drone to have a suit to send on suicide mIssions without actually sacrificing a soldier, but I am not sure if this is converted enough to count...
   
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Zoomeep wrote:
I've come up with a conversion for Ork Nob bikers. As I found it to be quite difficult to build them by using nob-bodys on the normal bikers because of the lack of Nob-sized arms grabbing the handle of the bike (using the arms from the nob-kit works but is rather awkward :/ ) I thought about alternatives. Beacuse the Forge World set wasn't doing it for me I made up something that would require a very crazy painboy and/or mek:
The Zentorka!
I basically plan to cut of the legs of some Nobz and combine them with "beheaded" skeleton horses of the Tomb Kings and painting the skeletons like metal, creating some sort of cybork-centaur.
I still have to actually build some of these, but I plan to use these idea for most of my normal bikers, too.

Oh, and I replaced the head of a Crisis suit with the disk of a gun drone to have a suit to send on suicide mIssions without actually sacrificing a soldier, but I am not sure if this is converted enough to count...


Your Nob biker idea sounds great! I didn't start the thread with the intention of judging any stuff, so as long as you feel it's innovative then post 'em up, be delighted to see them

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I will do my best, but don't expect pictures before wednesday, I am afraid that I won't be able to build them any earlier.
   
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Space Beastmen: I was really blown away by the modelling ingenuity on this space beastmen blog (counts as spacewolves). The maker has combined WHFB beastmen, tau and space marine parts. Evidence that you can create something great by splicing the most unlikely combinations of kits. http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/blog/0/446424.page

The second pic is a "counts as razorback", the third a land raider.
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the left coast

A pod as a anti-grav skimmer,

or a walking Battlewagon,
   
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Following on from your post Tankworks, here's another good appllication for a drop pod -splicing it with a landspeeder.

Owner's gallery: http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/316475-Ultramarines%20Land%20Speeder%20Tempest.html?m=2
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So much awesome! Love this thread, and all the great work in here. Especially making SM flyers look not terrible!

Here is my flack-crab for my evil IG/Renegades. The wheeled one is a vehicle that will eventually be an Ork trukk, or BW (size is a little big for a trukk), it was made out of an M1117 ASV kit. Finally is something that may or may not turn into an Ork deffdread. It's supposed to look like an old timey robot made out of an old timey washtub, with the crank squeeze roller, that it's currently feeding a guardsmen through.





   
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Ork terminators: May not be to everyone's tastes but I like this kitbash for as few reasons: It's a take on a more high-tech kind of Ork (and why not, there's no reason why orks can't scavenge terminator suits -they scavenge near everything else). The result is a cleaner look than meganobz but the weapons, heads and shields still keep the models definitively Orky. The hunched frame of the Ork actually looks right at home in a suit of TDA with the helmet mounted forward and low down.

For gaming purposes the creator used these as Deathwing Terminators (as part of a Deathwing army of course). [url]http://www.3plusplus.net/2011/08/collect-and-paint-an-army-in-3-weeks-part-4-finally-got-pics-taken/[u]

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Piranha 2.0 I couldn't find much information into the conversion process for this this model unfortunately. Way to turn a mediocre model into a sleek death machine.

http://www.spikeybitsblog.com/2014/11/piranha-2-0-conversion-corner.html
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 thegreatchimp wrote:
Ork terminators: May not be to everyone's tastes but I like this kitbash for as few reasons: It's a take on a more high-tech kind of Ork (and why not, there's no reason why orks can't scavenge terminator suits -they scavenge near everything else). The result is a cleaner look than meganobz but the weapons, heads and shields still keep the models definitively Orky. The hunched frame of the Ork actually looks right at home in a suit of TDA with the helmet mounted forward and low down.

For gaming purposes the creator used these as Deathwing Terminators (as part of a Deathwing army of course). [url]http://www.3plusplus.net/2011/08/collect-and-paint-an-army-in-3-weeks-part-4-finally-got-pics-taken/[u]



oohh - love those guys. crcking idea. kinda surprised it hasnt cropped up before/more often. Fine stuff

   
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 thegreatchimp wrote:
Following on from your post Tankworks, here's another good appllication for a drop pod -splicing it with a landspeeder.

Owner's gallery: http://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/316475-Ultramarines%20Land%20Speeder%20Tempest.html?m=2

I like that!
Meanwhile, back at the shop, my just completed tracked artillery, sort of...



   
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 tankworks wrote:
Meanwhile, back at the shop, my just completed tracked artillery, sort of...


Great work, what model train kit is it based off?

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The basis is Lionel '0' gauge which is nominally 1/48 scale so it works pretty good for 40K.
   
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So much good stuff in the Ork vehicle department. Gotta say this Ork Jetbike stands out though. I'm seeing Necron destroyer for the front plate, ork bike handlebars and possibly the frame too, tau skimmer engines and an imperial assault cannon. Excellent finish. Rough as Orky stuff should be, but a solid and powerful design too.

Link to owner's gallery: http://www.dakkadakka.com/core/gallery-search.jsp?u=20041&utype=own

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that biker just hit the frontpage too^^ and rightfully so!

   
 
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