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I want to create a Mechanized army for purposes of giving my armies their own individual type of game play rather than have the same army set up but with different miniatures.
Iíve learnt that the best mech armies are skimmer based and that gives me the choice of Tau or Eldar and because I hate Eldar as my previous armies has been butchered by them at every encounter Iím going for Tau.
Problem is Iím a conversion nutcase and I like all my armies to have their own look so I have converted most of my miniatures so far just look at my recent Guard army
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BUT HOW THE HELL CAN I CONVERT THE DEVILFISH WITH ITS CURVY SHAPE WITHOUT EXPERT GREEN STUFF SKILLS?!?
So far all Iíve come up with is flipping it over and turning the engines round and using a sister of battle transparent hatch to create a window for the pilot to look out from on the rear door?
Scratch build something that looks like it could pass off as a skimmer, then 'count as' a devilfish.
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Look up 'Catfish' and 'remora' devilfish kitbashes. (GreyDeath, dunno if He's known here). Its basically where you take the hull, and cut away segments of it, and fitting the engines back on in creative places. The matchups seem to be pretty good, as greenstuff doesnt seem to be all over the place.
The catfish is like a single seat attack craft, and kept the wings, but not much else. And the engines were hard mounted to teh rear of the chassis, instead of up on pods. anyway, this should give you some ideas
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Well, i bought Tau and didnt like there curvy stuff so my friend had a bunch of chaos space marine stuff, and just looked at it for a while, and started tacking some, stuff on and it gave it a more Badass look. Just stare out it for a while with lots of bits and you'll think of something.
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The big question here is what sort of look to you intend to achieve with the converted Devilfish? More boxy, more curvy, completely different. I'll see if I can brainstorm you some ideas if you gimme a direction in which to head
*Munch wrote, inthe dup thread:
*Here is one idea but not sure if its what your looking for
*Pimp my 'Fish
I was skimming over the pictures of this conversion quickly, and the first pic of the underneath really caught my eye. I didn't realise it was the underneath at first, and the boxy skimmer transport look was really sexy.
What do you do when it's 5 in the morning, you're exhausted and you only have 3 hours until your alarm clock goes off?
How about this?
It's my Ork Fighta (I've posted it before on LO), converted from a Devilfish, and as you said, it's upside down.
The nose and the engines are from toy robot and Star Wars kits, and the wings are from an old model plane.
You can see the Devilfish **here**
or a better view **here**.
If you did something similar with straighter panels on the wings, maybe less rivets (we Orks luvs rivets) then it would look more IG. The paint job would help too - slap on some Imperial Eagles, etc, to 'sell' it as an Imperial flyer.
Good luck with the conversion and keep us posted with the results!
I have to add - the hardest part for this build was the nose and the cockpit. Originally I had wanted a huge engine intake like the fightas in "Deff Skwadron" but I couldn't find a big round thing as a convincing engine that would fit the nose of the fighta (the back of the Devilfish). The cockpit canopy was hard to build too - I used bent strips of metal, and superglued clear plastic model kit bits and cut up pieces of Citadel blister pack packaging. Of course I used too much glue and it fogged up so I had to drill bullet holes in it and make it look like I meant to make that happen...
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