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I'm about to buy my first unit of Raptors.. But i'm not all that happy about the model GW produced. Dp you guys use the Chaos Raptors, or do you convert loyalists to follow the dark side?
I'm in the same boat as you.
The chaos raptor models look funny, aren't easily customiseable and are a pain up the arse to bass properly. They're also expensive and smell funny (alledgedly).
I converted up loyalist ones. To be honest, they look more Chaos than Raptors do. So, ignore the naysayers and be creative!
Personally i love the Raptor models and i don't really like how the loyalist assault marines look to be perfectly honest.
Of course you could use loyalists and model/paint them chaos so it's down to everyones preference
but as i also hate loyalists so much i wouldn't use any of the models
Have you thought about using the possessed models? Their backpacks with wings make good raptors and substituting in bolt pistol arms from tour CSM sprues and swapping a few bits around can look good.
Use Bitz suppliers to get 3 more winged backpacks.
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Your models look quite nice Karmoon actually .. Very inspiring on the matter ^^
# Mad Cat.. Not a bad idea actually.. I've also got some wings from old school furies I bought when I could still use them in my old HoC army. Have thought of using the wings on a sorc lord, but why not just convert them to raptors.
- Thanks guys, appreciate the quick respons. <3
i bought a CSM box and a set of 10 SM Assualt Marine Jetpacks, i then used the spikey bitz from my CSM boxes for my FW Death Guard conversions to make the jetpacks more Chaosy.
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Anyone ever thought about using just the Raptor jump packs on our regular models? I like the more mutated fluid look.
I should think that Khorne Berzerker legs would also come in handy for more proactive looking poses.
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With regards to the second idea...
The bezerker legs look terrible on models on the ground, but on models which are flying they tend to look a lot better.
Conversley, Bezerkers with Assault marine legs look absolutely incredible. They look dynamic and mean rather than looking like they're trying to perform some kind of malcoordinated ballet.
So, generally, if you can afford it, I'd strongly recommend mixing kits up. It's a lovely way to get unique models too.
I took a box of standard Chaos Marines and a few left over berzerker bits, then added some metal demon wings I got from the Reaper line (like, half the price of bitz ordering the possessed backpacks).
Dude with the axes is my version of power armor Lightning Claws.
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