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I was planning on making/buying another hellhound for my imperial guard army, however i am reluctant to spend a lot of money on GWs models (most of them are over priced and can easily be converted from other models or something).
Converting the front nozzle wont be difficult, and may look more flamer esque than the GW model IMO, but i dont have any ideas about the back tanks that replace the 6 lasguns on the hull of a chimera. Anyone know how i can convert this easily, removing the lasguns and adding fuel tanks of some kind?
Well, you can do something similar to the back of my hellhound. Basically I bought a pack of Fuel Drums offered by Tamiya (1/35 scale) and glued them over the back hatches. Use piano or guitar wire for hoses and fill in the lasgun ports with greenstuff. Its pretty easy and cheap.
Alternatively, you could do some cutting and put the fuel drums directly over the lasgun ports like the official model. You might need to add a segment to each side in order to get the right looking legnth.
What I did for a converted hell hound for the back tanks was take the tanks that come with the IG tank sprue. I got 4 halves, glued 2 together lengthwise. Then I shaved off the ridges for the lasgun ports and placed this two barrel long, half barrel on top where the holes were. It should almost cover them up. Then I used street sweeper bristles, (but plasticard will work well) to cover up the gaps by putting them in planks. I then connected them at the corners with GS to make it look like a weld. This gives an armored tank appearance.
I know that probably doesn't make any sense, so I'll post some pics tommorrow
I still haven't done the turret yet though, so I'll be looking for ideas along with you Count.
Originally Posted by The Paint Monkey
Sorry for the double post, but I actually was able to take some pics tonight. I appologize if the focus isn't outstanding. The macro on my cammera isn't that reliable.
Here you can see the basic layout:
As you can see, that is just the normal tanks that come with IG vehicles, glued together with the armor that I added onto the sides to cover up any gaps. I just shaved down the ridges for the las gun ports.
Here is the back:
Here is the front:
In this one you can see the 'weld' that I did with GS to make the armour connect.
And yes, I know that the painting and conversion isn't completely done. I kinda lost my momentum when I got stuck on the turret.
Last edited by Warrior47; June 8th, 2007 at 05:07.
Originally Posted by The Paint Monkey
Thanks for your help guys, i was at a conversion block when i thought of this. Itll be a while until i buy my chimera, but ill definately use these conversions.
How about something like this - flames out of the green stuff and converted turret? Of course you would have to skeep the guys/heretics trying to get out of the flaming inferno (I use this model as a Chimera - No, really! - for my Inquisitorial army with some heretics being burned inside for their many, many sins against the Golden Throne)...
I will post my Hellhound when get five mins with a camera. I converted the turret from a Leman Russ turret to make it look a bit meaner. Although I used Hellhound components for it, it's a conversion I think could be done just as easily (perhaps even better) without.
You know, I've been thinking about this same issue, and looking at the forgeworld variants. As intimidating as they look, if you look closely, they use the exact same chassis... they just chopped a hole in the back (can't believe that's too hard with a metal ruler and enough pre-scoring) and added a "barrel." Granted, that's a pretty intricate little addition, but with enough plasticard, plastirod, greenstuff and a little patience, I'll bet you could do it, and if you can do that, the nozzle turret bit in front can't be THAT hard.
Course, I'm a newbie at converting, too, but I'm almost brave enough to have a go at it... when I get to my guard army, that is