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How to: make Burna Boyz from regular Boyz [pic heavy]
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Old 19 Feb 2008, 05:08   #1 (permalink)
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Default How to: make Burna Boyz from regular Boyz [pic heavy]

Since people have been talking about this recently, Silk, and I just happened to be coverting a dozen Boyz this weekend, I thought I'd put together a quick how to.

It is probably one of the easiest conversions ever. All you need are the parts for a shoota boy and then a burna from any army. I used Imperial and Tau flamers. For the fuel tanks I used a mix of Imperial fuel tanks, gas cans, and other bitz. Below are all the components you will need. Not included are glue, clippers, and a needle file. Sorry about the dim pictures, but that's the best I could get.



Next image is a close up of the weapons and fuel tanks used.



Next image shows how to cut up the weapons. Bascially chop off the barrels to the shootas and whatever part of the flamer you want. I always cut the Imperial flamer just behind where the fuel hose connects to the bottom. With the Tau flamer I cut it just before what I think is the fuel canister. Also, cut off any ammo magazines, the handles, and file all the pieces so they fit together.



Now you just glue together the pieces:



Next just put the Boyz together, and attach whatever you are going to use as a fuel tank, to his back. You can go a step further and add greenstuff straps if you want.



Picture of the fuel tanks:



Here are a few more Burna Boyz I put together:













Well that's all folks. Hope you enjoyed it.
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Old 19 Feb 2008, 05:55   #2 (permalink)
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I've been thinking about doing this too, but I dont have any nozzles for my burnas. But good udea to use the gas tank too, its so obvious and I never even thought of that!

You got a good way of doing tankbustas as well? ;D
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Old 19 Feb 2008, 06:03   #3 (permalink)
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Yes, I do have a good, and really cheap way, to do tankbustas. I will write up something tomorrow after I take a picture of the lone tankbusta I've done. I'll just say it involves straws and pens. They will be the next unit I convert too.

Forgot to mention that I get all my flamer and fuel tank bitz at my local retailer, and scrounge the bitz box. He charges about $.30/bit, which makes them much cheaper than the Warstore or GW. So, check you local stores and see if they have a bitz box.
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Old 19 Feb 2008, 06:42   #4 (permalink)
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Pretty cool stuff, Scoutfox.

I love the guy with the gas can. Very nice.

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Old 19 Feb 2008, 06:45   #5 (permalink)
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I've been thinking about doing this too, but I dont have any nozzles for my burnas. But good udea to use the gas tank too, its so obvious and I never even thought of that!

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If you're looking for cheap nozzles for your burnas, pop down to a hobby centre, pick up some plastic tubing that isn't too thick and drill the heck out of it. Cut pieces and go from there.


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You got a good way of doing tankbustas as well?

Hmmm... Dowel combined with a pencil sharpener, blunted with a file, add fins and stick on the end of a stripped down shoota. Add other gubbins such as spare rockets and aimers and your laffin!

And scoutfox - I swear your copying my idea.
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Old 19 Feb 2008, 10:42   #6 (permalink)
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I dont really need burna boys, but I need tankbustas, and this sort of conversion is what I need (tankbusta style, though)

Ive been thinking about making an ork using a hunter killer missile as an improvised tankhammer (by slamming the warhead into the tank, point blank, ork strenght). He'll then have a sack with fresh missiles. I have 2 missiles, so I have the tank hammers ready. But I need some launchers for another set of boys so I'll have a full squad.

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Old 19 Feb 2008, 11:52   #7 (permalink)
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Nice it looks good.
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Old 19 Feb 2008, 13:29   #8 (permalink)
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Looks neat, a nice little guide to save the wallets of Ork players. If I ever persuade myself to collect Orks, then I am so doing this...

As for rokkits for tankbustas, there's a great one you can use - the mahoosive great big hunter-killer missile from the IG vehicle accessory sprue. Very Orky, and any IG player is bound to have some lying around.
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Old 19 Feb 2008, 14:42   #9 (permalink)
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Well done and good form! I particularly liked the plastic Rokkit Lancha/Burna Combo.

Karma point earned!

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Old 20 Feb 2008, 14:27   #10 (permalink)
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I have several rokkit boys that I made borrowing the old school hunter killer missiles and the ork is just holding it like its a javelin looks kind of goofy but it still works
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