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Old 13 Apr 2007, 15:28   #1 (permalink)
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Default Skaven, a new ally race? I need modeling ideas.

I've been planning to do a unit of "Kroot", but instead of using the Kroot models, I want to use Skaven, either Clanrats or GutterRunners.

What I'm not sure about is how to model the weapons. I want them to have some sort of "rifle" ofcourse, and perhaps some with handweapons(those are easy).

My first idea was to just use the Kroot arms, cut down the Kroot Guns, and remove the blades.

But before I do that, can anyone think of any missile weapon bits that could be used with Skaven bodies to represent a 40K model?

Things I'm considering...

Just using the rat heads and torsos on longer legs.
Trying to work in Jezzail teams as a heavy weapons team (along the lines of an IG ally unit) that would play as the Kroot Ox.
Ofcourse, giant rats would serve as Kroot Hounds.

In any normal game - they'd function just like Kroot.
But in "fun" games they would have special "urban movement" rules and perhaps have a better BS rating at the expense of Strength and Toughness. Hit and Run in an urban setting?

Thanks in advance.

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Old 13 Apr 2007, 16:44   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Skaven, a new ally race? I need modeling ideas.

2 words:

SEWER RATS!!!!


as per how to convert them.... i collect skaven, so I know what bits you'll get to dick around with

for regular 'carnivores' do this:

get a box of skaven clanrats - build them up as normal... more or less - it makes no sense to try and modify their legs or anything, you're not trying to make a new rase or anything...

Put spears on the lot of them - and then somehow - I dont how, but somehow remoded all the left arms (shield arms) so they hold some kind of gun...

fluff would be highly dextrous use of the spears counting as two CC weapons - and with the guns... you got guns...

no real need, IMO, to buy a kroot box for bits if thats what you're looking for
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Old 13 Apr 2007, 16:54   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: Skaven, a new ally race? I need modeling ideas.

www.eastern-empire.com

click on "gallery" then "showcase" and there are some 40k skaven with tau weapons on there.

scale it seems makes it very difficult to make convincing models, even with shortened tau weapons.
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Old 13 Apr 2007, 19:45   #4 (permalink)
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Default Re: Skaven, a new ally race? I need modeling ideas.

So muse some IG pistols and make sure they have swords and pointy bits. I would gen up a sewer rat/tunnel rat rule so you can cc units using sewer movement. For some reason skaven with night vision goggles appeals...
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