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Old 25 Feb 2008, 18:34   #1 (permalink)
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Default How to: make Tankbustas from regular boyz [pic heavy]

After my Burna Boyz tutorial some people wanted to see a similar topic showing how to make Tankbustas. Well here it is. This could also be filed under poorhammer as well. Now for what you will need to convert:

One shoota boy, a Bic pen, and a straw. Not sure where I got the straw, it was in my kitchen.



Cut the straw to 1.5", or more or less depending on how big you want the launcher. Then take the tip of the pen off and the plastic piece that secures it to the tube. I'd keep the tube for later use, as they can make great smoke stacks.



Now pull the ball point off the ink tube, and throw that away. I'd wipe up any excess ink, so you don't get covered. Then cut the plastic piece rougly in half just below the flared edge. You should end up with the following pieces:



I filed off pen name from the plastic piece, and filed out the interior of that piece so the straw would fit inside. Depending on the diameter of the straw this can take a while, or fit right in. After that glue the boy and all the pieces together, and you are done.





Here is the new boy next to the one I created months ago.






You can add all kinds of gubbins like the front sight post, a blast shield, extra rokkits, or whatever you want to add to the model. I think I am going to put some plating on the rokkit tube to give it a little more detail. Hope you liked this quick tutorial and I hope I saved you some money. The new boy's rokkit looks a little out of proportion, but he's an Ork so who cares.
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Old 25 Feb 2008, 18:42   #2 (permalink)
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Nice work Scoutfox! I must say it has the potential to look even better then the current rokkit boy models! I'll definatlely be using this idea once my own WAAAAAGH! is started
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Old 25 Feb 2008, 18:51   #3 (permalink)
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Holy guacamoly! You actually did what I asked. I would give you karma if I could. Thanks a bunch, its great work!

Got any painted pics? How does paint attach to the plastic straw?
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Old 25 Feb 2008, 21:13   #4 (permalink)
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How freaking resourceful are you when you can take a straw and pen and make a rokit launcha!?

Two thumbs up!
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Old 25 Feb 2008, 21:43   #5 (permalink)
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A conversion in true Orky fashion. Two thumbs up, Scoutfox. Great work, again. Any plans to do further tutorails? Give my Stormboyz a run for their money?

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Old 26 Feb 2008, 03:19   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks everyone. Esque, I told you I would write the tutorial, and I'm a man of my word. Ducky, I have been scouring the hardware store for Stormboy parts, and I've found the engine, but I need something good for the nose cone. Once I figure it out I will write my version of Stormboyz too. Yours was great though.
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Thank you much for the compliment. It means quite a bit to me coming from you.

As for nose cones, they were the toughest part of the whole thing. I'm right now trying to find something to cast a smoother shape against, something similar to GW's rokkits' noses. It's quite difficult, isn't it?

Best of luck and I look forward to seeing them,

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Old 26 Feb 2008, 06:41   #8 (permalink)
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These kustom'sations should go to the Ork Library, really!

Whud yer need iz boyz, the rest yer loot yerself. Multiple thumbs up!
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Old 28 Feb 2008, 00:21   #9 (permalink)
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How about the large, 5 point cones from the GW talisman board game? They could not only make great nosecones, but as they are also GW product, The Rogue Trader boys are more likely to want to showcase them.
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What about teeny version of easter eggs? Would that make a good nose cone?
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