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Old 20 Jan 2009, 09:26   #1 (permalink)
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Does anyone know any cheap sources for obtaining Big Gunz? A battery of three fetches 20+ on Ebay and GW which is just too much.

ANybody found other models which do the same job for much cheaper without resorting to toilet rolls? I suppose the new gretchin in plastic make it easier to obtain grot crew which is handy, just need something that can double as a zzap gun and a kannon! :P
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Old 20 Jan 2009, 09:45   #2 (permalink)
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The new Battlewagon kit comes with a plastic Kannon and a plastic Zzap gun; all you really need to add would be a pair of wheels or a carriage of some sort. You ought to be able to pick the parts up fairly cheap off of a bitz website, or even if you buy a Battlewagon and simply not use the parts.
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Old 20 Jan 2009, 10:51   #3 (permalink)
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Not a bad idea at all mate thanks!

Probably won't need (or afford) a whole battlewagon, I've already got a converted Chimeara with a giant cannon and metal gantries that I use for a battlewagon, don't really need two in my list yet. However I'm certainly going to go look around the bitz sites. What wheels or carriage would be the right size?

Just been looking on bitz sites, not much luck finding battlewagon bitz........
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Old 20 Jan 2009, 12:23   #4 (permalink)
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Just buy 3 lobbas, get a hold of three lascannon bits (zzapp guns) & get yourself 3 pieces of tubing for extending the barrels on the lobbas (kannons). Bam for the price of 3 big gunz you now have 3 of any of the types of gunz. Just use some magnetics on the lascannons and you should be able to switch them out with ease
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Old 20 Jan 2009, 12:28   #5 (permalink)
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Even thats beyond my crafting capabilities! Ain't go no magnetic bits and bobs and I've already got half an Ork army to paint, I'd rather an easier method! Our club is friendly so they ain't too fussy on WYSIWYG.
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Old 20 Jan 2009, 12:55   #6 (permalink)
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Thats a basic level conversion and would be a mid price one as well. Sounds like you;re looking for some poor hammer methods to Big Gunz.
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Old 20 Jan 2009, 13:16   #7 (permalink)
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Yeah that will do! Cheap and easy! Spare time is not something I have in adbundance and Ork armies are bad enough for painting! Talk about long term work in progress!
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Old 20 Jan 2009, 13:28   #8 (permalink)
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What kind of gunz are you aiming for, zzap, lobba or kannons?
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Old 02 Feb 2009, 12:59   #9 (permalink)
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Deciding between Kannon or Zzap, Lobbas aren't that useful. Kannons seem redundant though when I'm likely to have Warbuggies with re-roll STR 8 hits. So I'll probably opt against the general norm and go for lots of Zzap Guns - rules are reasonable, AP2 is needed here, background is funny, gives me an excuse to use more Gretchin and my idea of using Tau Ion Cannons (got 3, need 6 more!) as Looted Tau Artillery looks promising.

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Old 02 Feb 2009, 13:13   #10 (permalink)
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Lobbas are far from useless, CanaBebe just put up a thread on their use that's worth reading. While AP2 is nice, how often do you find you really need it? Also, bear in mind that a Zzap gun will roll on average a 7 for strength.
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