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Made in de
Painting Within the Lines






Germany

Hey Dakkaz,

First I want to appologize the way I work this out, I have no clou, how to write after the pics, so I do it the way I know
Second, my English isn´t the best - so sorry for that


After losing too many games with my Orks, I decided to go back to the army I first started with: Space Marines.

As many, I really love most of their models BUT there´re a few, I just don´t like the way they are straight out the box.
SM-Bikes are one of those units I really think are not that great looking.
So I first tried to avoid adding Bikes to my army. But then I wanted to get some Scout Bikes, which in my opinion look okay.

After buying a box Scoutbikers, I took a good look at the models and thought about what I could change, to make them look a bit better.
So I began to cut here, glue there, add stuff to this and try something else... now I like them a lot more. (Pics will follow)

Now I thought about buying Scoutbikers and put regular SM on em cause the Scoutbikes look not as bulky as the SM-Bikes do. But to be honest, that would be
way to expensive to justify this idea - soooooo what?!

Next I found out, that the Deathwatch Biker-set contains 5 instead of 3 models, which can be build as regular SM-Bikes at a lower cost/ per model than the 3-model-set.
And with a 20% off at a store here in Germany, I ordered it.

Now let´s get into the topic.

I started with miner conversions, like adding exhaust pipes as can be seen in different YouTube vids.



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I AM NUMBER ELEVEN!!! It's like being first, but two times, right?!  
   
Made in de
Painting Within the Lines






Germany

Next I cut the windshield in three parts - I only need the headlight cause in my opinion, the windshield makes the bike way to bulky.
I even cut off the little pieces on the back of the headlights.
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I AM NUMBER ELEVEN!!! It's like being first, but two times, right?!  
   
Made in de
Painting Within the Lines






Germany

After that I changed a bit on the foot rest thing...
On a few bikes I cut off the foot rest completely and added a plastic rod instead to give it a more realistic look (see pics later on)
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I AM NUMBER ELEVEN!!! It's like being first, but two times, right?!  
   
Made in de
Painting Within the Lines






Germany

As I didn´t want the bikes to look too static, I wanted to change the angle of the front wheel - as I did to a Scoutbiker before.
I cut the front section off as can be seen in the pics, filed them to be as smooth as possible and than added a little piece of plastic card to both ends.
After that I put a platic rod (2mm) to work as an axle.

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I AM NUMBER ELEVEN!!! It's like being first, but two times, right?!  
   
Made in de
Painting Within the Lines






Germany

Now the main body of the bike is done and cause I cut the windshield, I mounted the bolters to the mudguard.
There for I had to smooth out the inside of the bolters as well as the rim on the mudguard.
Attach the headlight - cut off the little things on the bumpers and the bike is done.
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I AM NUMBER ELEVEN!!! It's like being first, but two times, right?!  
   
Made in de
Painting Within the Lines






Germany

All that´s left is the driver. So, the driver itself fits on as usual, but the arms have to be cut, twisted and re-positioned.
I only did the right arm cause the left would look some kind of weird.
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I AM NUMBER ELEVEN!!! It's like being first, but two times, right?!  
   
Made in de
Painting Within the Lines






Germany

Here´re some other converted bikers.
The ATV / Quadbike is made from one bike. I just recasted the missing halves of the wheels with instand mold and green stuff - not my best work but a bit of "mud" fixed that.
As you might see, my airbrush didn´t do it´s job too well with the greyish white...

I´ll try to add pics of all my converted bikes as soon as I can

C&C welcome

K D
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I AM NUMBER ELEVEN!!! It's like being first, but two times, right?!  
   
Made in nl
Regular Dakkanaut





The Netherlands, Europe

Very cool stuff, I like both the turned steer and the quad quite a lot!
   
Made in gb
Moustache-twirling Princeps






London

Cool conversions, one thing that throws me off however is the Boltguns, they look a bit awkward just stuck on there, and the clips just end with the slanted edge. Giving them box mags for example, would really help.
   
Made in de
Painting Within the Lines






Germany

Thank you guys.

Japp, the magazines are a something I could fix, you re right.

K D

I AM NUMBER ELEVEN!!! It's like being first, but two times, right?!  
   
Made in za
Jovial Plaguebearer of Nurgle





South Africa

Man they look awesome, I usually dont like SM because theyre difficult to convert but these look awesome

Facts are chains that bind perception and fetter truth. For a man can remake the world if he has a dream and no facts to cloud his mind. 
   
Made in us
Death-Dealing Devastator





Illinois

Cool, you made a gungoose. I might have to nick that idea for my army instead of doing the sidecars, those always looked a tad silly.
   
Made in gb
[DCM]
Wicked Warphead with Iron Staff





Scotland

These look outstanding, really nice work. Sorry will be stealing this idea shortly.

   
Made in us
Fresh-Faced New User




At the risk of necro, I just wanted to see if anyone else thinks these resemble the RT era Vincent Black Shadows?
   
 
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