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Old 25 Aug 2009, 16:18   #1 (permalink)
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Default Conversions - does this sound implausible?

OK, me being horrible & cheap, I have been thinking of some conversion work to save money. My general plan is to:
-Buy AoBR and swap Marine parts with another set of Ork parts.
-Buy six Killa Kans (thats how much I need)
-Convert the Deffkoptas into Bikes
-Substitute the Dread CC weapons on the Kans for lethal spinning weapons (i.e. the Deffkopta blades)
-Use the spare Dread CC weapons to scratch build/convert two Deff Dreads
Thereby giving me the win-win (or, indeed, win-win-win-win!) situation of having more boys (which I need), Big Boss people (which I need) Killa Kans and Deff Dreads (which I need) and Warbikes (which I don't, but look cool).

However, to do this I need to know:
-How tall are Killa Kans?
-How tall are Deff Dreads?
-Does anyone know of a particularly good way of building/converting a Deff Dread (obviousely it should be cheaper than just buying a Deff Dread!)?

Also, I would like to know if anyone has ever attempted something like this before and the potential plausability of the scheme.
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Old 25 Aug 2009, 22:13   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Conversions - does this sound implausible?

Don't buy kans or dreads if you want to save money; build them both. Same thing goes for all their weapons. Kans are a little over 2" and I think dreads around 2.5-3". My kan is a bit big, but I'm making four, and they'll all be slightly different. Orks don't use pattern builds like the Imperium so yours don't have to match GW's.

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Old 26 Aug 2009, 01:19   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: Conversions - does this sound implausible?

OR use the Dreadnaught and convert it to a Deffdread.
And i'm pretty sure you can go to a target and the toy section and find a small trashcan toy for your killacans.
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Old 26 Aug 2009, 10:50   #4 (permalink)
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Here are my kanns...builded from oil kanns:
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Old 26 Aug 2009, 12:39   #5 (permalink)
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Wow.... nice conversion.
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Old 26 Aug 2009, 13:09   #6 (permalink)
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looks Great.

What did you guys use to scratch-build your weapons?

PS - what's the easiest foe vehicle to loot?
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Old 26 Aug 2009, 17:59   #7 (permalink)
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I've heard a lot of people taking rhinos and looting them, perhaps as you can find them for cheap pretty easily.
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Default Re: Conversions - does this sound implausible?

Have you ever heard of the sweets called 'Toxic Waste'? They come in a pot that is shaped like an oil drum, I think that would work as the 'chassis' for a Deff Dread.
Ideas?

@Willwills: You can use a lot of things for weapons, like tubes (like the ones that the paintbrushes come in) or other weapons stuck together. Scavenge around your Bitz box and any sprues that you've got lying around.
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Old 26 Aug 2009, 20:42   #9 (permalink)
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I'd suggest not buying the deffdread box anyway, it dosent come with a base
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Old 27 Aug 2009, 00:33   #10 (permalink)
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I've heard a lot of people taking rhinos and looting them, perhaps as you can find them for cheap pretty easily.
Theres also plasticard :P
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