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I'm thinking about starting up an armoured company sometime soon - maybe purchasing the box of 10 Leman Russes coming out with the apocalypse setting. Here's the list I plan to use - http://www.librarium-online.com/foru...d.php?t=105421 (2000 pt Armoured Company (1st attempt))
So as you can see, apart from the 4 regular LRs, I will need 2 Exterminators, a Destroyer and 2 Demolishers. Short of ordering the forgeworld parts (fat chance - the postage will be more than the parts), does anyone know some methods of converting the LR turrets to match the variants?
For those who don't know, the Exterminator features a Twin-linked autocannon, the destroyer has a huge hull-mounted laser destroyer cannon, and the demolisher has the short-range demolisher cannon. You can find pics of them here; http://oz.games-workshop.com/games/4...y/vehicles.htm
I'm guessing that the destroyer will be the hardest to do, followed by the demolishers, and the exterminators shouldn't be too much trouble as I can scavenge some autocannons from somewhere...its just making it into a turret that might be the problem.
I'd rate my my modelling skills as average, nothing spectacular, but I'm not a complete noob either, and I'm willing to give anything a try.
So, by all means, fire away with your suggestions
(And if anyone wants to know; yes I did a search for topics like this, and found a little bit of info, but not much. None of them were recent, and none had specifically what I wanted to know.)
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The Dutch Legion
Hi Dr Nick! (hehe)
For the Demolisher, you can order the parts for the cannon from GW Mail order, or from your local GW Store. Failing that, I'd say just cut the barrel off quite close to the base of the gun (maybe an inch of barrel at most - otherwise it'd just look like a Conqueror), then stick on bit to reinforce/decorate as you see fit. This should do for that, assuming you don't want the sponsons.
For an Exterminator, you could try cutting off the battlecannon from it's mount and replacing it with two autocannon barrels from IG Heavy Weapon Team spares, they should both fit in the space occupied by the cannon - you man need to fill gaps around them though. You could do the same to put a HB in the hull mount by snipping off the lascannon.
The Destroyer would definitely be the hardest. I actually saw an article on one of the GW sites (maybe Australian?) with a guide to converting one so you might want to track that down.
I'm currently in the middle of collecting an Armoured Company too, I have a few tanks already but I've ordered a Destroyer and I plan to get 3 Leman Russ' when the boxed set is released (the saving is essentially the same and requires a lot less cash up front) and adding more as and when I need them.
Anyway good luck and let us know how you get on!
Cheers for the tips guys
I'll definitely try to track down that article about converting the destroyer, hopefully that should give some insight.
What I'd like to know as well is; has anyone on LO successfully converted LR's into any of the variants, and if so, do they have pictures/instructions?
EDIT: Oh, I found the destroyer conversion...looks nice, too - http://us.games-workshop.com/games/4...nk_conv/d1.htm