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Ok so I'm sure a lot of you have seen the artile on GW's site from months ago where someone took a Chimera, altered it a bit and gave it a hull-mount lascannon to replace his Sentinals (in model alone, the rules were still the same). The thought was he wanted a vehicle that fit more with the armored assault theme of his army, and that makes sense because I want something similar.
My plan is to take a vehicle and heavily modify it to turn it into a Defiler. Nothing all that fancy, I just want a tank with a battle cannon and the reaper autocannon, the flamer is already built and could be mounted on anything so it's not of concern now.
Does anyone have any suggestions on what tank/vehicle they think would make the best conversion? One of my ideas was to look to Forge World and buy the Destroyer tank, add a fixed Chimera turret with twin linked heavy bolters and extend the barrels and tip them with muzzles from the chaos tank sprue.
Any input helps out, as long as I don't end up with a Leman Russ look-alike
Thanks in advance.
Well, since Abbadon created the Defiler to NOT be a tracked vehicle, I canít really recommend any good conversions from a walker into a tank as itís incredibly un-fluffy and anti-Defiler. All the ones I have seen (white dwarf or not) donít look good at all, IMO. If you want a tracked defiler, take a predator or a vindicator (if your IW). If someone took a rino and put CCW arms on it and called it a dreadnaught, I might look at them a little funny. I am by no means a fluff purist, but I kind of have issue with going completely against the fluff. Besides, the defiler is one of the coolest looking models that GW has. Iíve had many people ask if Iím using a forgeworld model because theyíve never seen a defiler before. Granted, I donít have many Chaos players at my shop and the defiler isnít overly popular, unless you like artillery. On a final note, I canít think of any other (vehicle) model more uniquely chaos then the Defiler, and I think most everyone can agree with that.
Well you could try to use some of the new Eldar walker parts. The Defiler is mean't to be a walker. The Eldar parts could be converted to make it look like daemonically possessed wraithbone. It would certainly be more slender than the normal Defiler but this may simply make it unique.
Adding on chaos tech, as in all those spiky weapons will make it look more chaotic I suppose.