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I haven't bought a BFG model in YEARS (except a marine battlebarge yesterday) and I cannot remember if the Imperial and Chaos battleships come with entire weapon sprues, or just the ones required for that model.
for example does a retribution come with enough sprues to give it 6 weapon battery banks, or ONLY 6 weapon battery banks, same for the others
When I bought my last battleship, granted a few years ago and my memory is hazy at the best of times, they came with just the weapons batteries for that ship, no extras.
And technically they arent sprues, they are just loose peices stuff into a cardboard box.
well that bloomin sucks now don't it, thats my ideas out the window
If you want to do that, why dont you just get the Retribution class. The only difference is the prow and the little gold statue by the bridge.
It would be cheaper than your plan too. For that you would have to buy the battleship and two cruiser boxes for enough peices to do it.
Unless theres some part of your plan Im missing, anyway.
True, I guess your stuck then.
You could always do some conversion work on the prow of the Retribution, square if off and take the statue from the bridge and glue it on there. It wont be the same, but it will be pretty close.
I guess I'll have to beg, borrow, steal and sell my body on the street to get extra bits.