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In anticipation of the new codex, I am thinking of converting a Black Hawk helicopter into something that could represent a valkyrie on the table.
The question is would you allow an opponent to use a helicopter to represent a valkyrie?
I talked with a friend about it, and he wasn't too keen on the idea, since the Valk uses a jet engine, while the helicopter use rotors to fly. I guess it's something to do with a jetplane flying faster than a chopper, or something. I really can't see why, as there isn't many things besides the valkyrie or Vendetta that it could represent (and those two mainly differ by the number of guns, from what i remember of the 10 minutes i spent leafing through the new codex.
On another note, I think i'm going to do it, wether or not my friends will let me use it. I just need a reminder: Vehicles in 40.000 are scaled to about 1:48, right?
I'll probably make a thread in the modelling forum, if i ever get around to buying the chopper.
I'm thinking of using this one: Italeri 1/48MH60G Pave Hawk
Oh, and in closing: Does anybody remember the loadout of the Valkyrie? I'm not asking for stats or anything, just how many guns it has.
Last edited by me_meza; April 17th, 2009 at 10:34. Reason: Update
A 1:48 scale kit will be perfect as a valkyrie. Tell your freind to get stuffed. There is no reason why you cannot use a rotor vehicle to represent the Valk. The max speed of a valk on table is now only 24" per turn which is only 4 times faster than a man can move (without running) so you don't need jet engines with vectored thrust to represent the speed and capabilities of the model.
You will probably need to heavily convert the chopper model otherwise historic models can be too recognisable on the table.
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I'm definately going to convert it heavily, I've just wanted to assemble a helicopter for a long time, but didn't really have any reason to do it, as it would just take money, time and space away from my warhammer. Now i have the perfect excuse, as i can use it for my warhammer
Firepowerwise it has a gun on the front and two underwing hardpoints carrying a variety of missile related things. Big missiles or rocket pods are your choices here.
It can also have more guns (one port and one starboard) sticking out of the sides.
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Thanks for the quick replies guys!
About the guns: Am I right, when i think the forwards one is a lascannon, and the guns on the side are heavy bolters? (and of course I remember the missile pods or the "one shot battlecannon")
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