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Old 18 Feb 2007, 11:57   #1 (permalink)
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I am starting a Death Korps of Krieg Army and I was wondering if anyone had any ideas about how you would go about converting regular leman russes into the Death Korps version of it. If anyone has any ideas on this I would appreciate some help.

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Old 18 Feb 2007, 12:25   #2 (permalink)
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which one?
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Old 18 Feb 2007, 12:52   #3 (permalink)
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I should think you could make rudimentary trench rails from plasticard and towing eye base plates (as mounting brackets).

The Engine filter bits are a hell of a lot more complex though so I should think you're better off just buying those (they're only 6).

As for the barrel...perhaps you could try cutting off the normal one just after the fume extractor and replacing it with a brass pipe?




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Old 18 Feb 2007, 12:53   #4 (permalink)
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The first one on the page, the Annihilator.

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Thanks for the advice, I'll give that a try.
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Old 18 Feb 2007, 13:05   #5 (permalink)
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Sorry, I'm a little confused now...do you want to make the Death Korp's regular Leman Russ as you initially stated, or do you want to make the Annihilator?

The latter would be easy I should think: Just chop off the Battlecannon and replace it with a couple Lascannon barrels from the heavy weapons sprues. I did it with a single Inferno cannon I made with brass rod and spare Immolator flamer bits, I just stuffed the gaping hole in the Battlecannon pivot with green stuff, stuck on the new weapon and glued on the battlecannon cowling around it. You won't have space for the cowling with two Lascannon barrels, but it should still look fine. Perhaps you chould consider an alternative configuration, with the Lascannons stacked vertically rather than side by side?
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Old 18 Feb 2007, 13:24   #6 (permalink)
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The first one on the page, the Annihilator.

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Thanks for the advice, I'll give that a try.
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Like Tom, I'm a little confused on what you want...
But for the Annihilator pattern, consider attaching the lascannons on the side of the turret, sort of like the long barreled weapon options for Hammerheads, or similiar to the tarantula flak position.
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Old 18 Feb 2007, 15:42   #7 (permalink)
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kay. I'd just do what tom said and glue two lascannons side by side.

Ive done this conversion once. Not the DoK one, but the double barreled lasscannon job.

simply grab the two lasccanons as said before, but rather than jamming them into the hole where the cannon should go stick the cannon in there as normal and saw the barrel off before the little nub that TN told you to saw after. Glue the lascannons on, and the cover of the normal battle cannon fits! Use odd bits and bats to add detail (used spades and pick axe shafts) glue som power boxes and add guitar wire.

BINGO!!

Also use some chopped bits of frame to add the edgyness you get from the pics, and i have a feeling that the other bits could be achieved with some proppa thinking - for starters the exhausts on the back of the phaeton could be taken from a sentinel.
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Hey if you want an Anhillator LMRBT why not use the Predator Anhillator turret sprue?

you can IG it up by putting on a heavy stubber and IG knick-nacks
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Old 04 Mar 2007, 01:32   #9 (permalink)
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Hey if you want an Anhillator LMRBT why not use the Predator Anhillator turret sprue?

you can IG it up by putting on a heavy stubber and IG knick-nacks
And Predator turrets do look so very cool.
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Old 05 Mar 2007, 11:42   #10 (permalink)
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Seeing as death corp go for a german ww1 scheme I have actually seen in a white dwarf a conversion that involved a landraider chassis and Leman turret fixed to it, the creator said it counted as a russ with extra armour
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