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Has anyone ever tried converting a regular Space Marine bike into a chopper? I've seen pictures of it in the codex, but was wondering if anybody had some practical advice on how to do it. Like, what bits should I be using, and what parts of the base model do I need to mess with?
...?Originally Posted by asmith80
Pictures of a bike-turned-chopper in the Space Marine codex? The new 4th Edition one?
If so...you might be getting confused by Land Speeders..which are different models altogether... :huh:
Otherwise, I have no idea what you're talking about..
I think that by "chopper" he means the Harley Davidson variety, long front forked bike
I have seen one somewhere online, but I can't remember where
I know what your talking about. All teh 'eavy metal White Scars are riding choppers. Its in the back of the 4th ed rulebook. I have no idea how to do it though.
Perhaps, you could remove the front wheel, and use wire/plastic rood to lengthen the wheel to the front. And get long WHFB base's.
Sorry I can't be more help
I don't liike the way they did it in the rule book, the way they diud it totally ruins the lines of the bike and its level.
I plan on doing something similar, but I'll keep the bike paralle to the ground and actuallymake it look like a real chopper IMO.
All of my bikes are choppers.
What I did was cut the front wheel housing off flush with the base of the model. Then I took a very small guage plastic tubing and pinned that on to the handle bar area. I ran the tubing down for about an inch.
Here I had to get inventive because the tubing ovbiously doesnt have a 90 degree angle at the end to attach to the wheel. So what I did was I took a bunch of plastic sprues and I I cut the round pieces off of the corners. (If you look at a plastic sprue they all have these round "dots" on the corners where they inject the plastic) I pinned the tubing to those to make the corners and then I pinned the wheel to all of this together.
I just uploaded pics of my bikes into the gallery, however they don't show up yet. I don't know why.
Just as a note, whenever my bikes finally appear in the gallery, this is just the beginning of my paint job. I have done MUCH more work on these bikes since that picture a year ago. In fact, I won best painted at Koreacon III recently for my overall army. Too bad these pics are so old, and my wife has the camera right now.
You could always just make your own bases for them.
And I believe that the longer forks could be made out of the flying posts as well as wires and such.
Lost Nemisis (can I please call you Blue, it's much faster to type :p ), I think you should make your Veteran Sergeants on Choppers. I can do some of it if you don't want to...
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Originally Posted by H0urg1ass
When you say flush with the base of the model, do you mean the actual flat plastic base the whole thing sits on?