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I found a 1/35 Sherman lying about and decided to convert it to my ork waagh as a looted wagon, but when comparing it to a Predator it just looks huge.
It's my first real conversion, so help a guy out!
We would help you, but you didn't actually ask a question. What is it you want?
It looks out of scale because the models for the infantry and for the vehicles are two different scales. Do your homework, go to garage sales or model shops, take in the measurements you want your looted wagon to be and then look for a model according to that.
Last edited by mpedroso; August 31st, 2008 at 17:04. Reason: forgot something!
Can you put up a picture of it next to a 40K tank or model? Tips and thoughts are much easier to give if we can see what you are working from.
Depending on how much bigger it is than a rhino chassis tank it may still be pretty usable for Orks with a little bit of converting. After all they don't really follow the norm and bigger (and more shooty) is pretty much always better!
Thats really not all that out of scale, throw some card platforms on it and it'll look big enough. Some of the best conversions for orks I've seen have been from old GI Joes
I think thats fine! I would just square it up a little with plasticard first and make sure its got some nice teef on the front and its good to go!
Cool tank (and I'm loving the second edition ork next to it!). I can see what you meant about it being large, but it's still a reasonable size for a looted wagon.
Personally I would use it as a battle wagon rather than a looted wagon though, merely because the model is already that little bit larger and more imposing. Whatever you convert it to though, Orky tank conversions all have much the same basis.
As jmeis982 said, adding platforms made of card is an easy way to start an Ork conversion. You can also add armour plates, sponsons, and hatches and doors. Also, if you want it to have a boomgun or killkannon you can build one on the turret pretty easily. Just use a quitably sized cardboard/plastic tube and build stuff around it to 'tie it in' to the turret.
If you want some inspiration for building Orky bits go have a look at these conversions. A couple of those have some good tips on doing the conversions too.
Last edited by windbourne; August 31st, 2008 at 22:56. Reason: Weirdness with links
Wow! that's a really helpful community! I'm not being sarcastic in any way! Other forums just didn't answer my question or given any suggestions. I'm starting to like this place!