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Just interested... I want a 10 man unit of Lootas and a seperate 10 man unit of Burnas, and don't really want to pay for 4 boxsets (£60 )...
I'm writing to ask if it's possible to assemble 10 Lootas out of the box, then use a box of Boyz to make 10 Burnaz out of them.
Looking at the models, it's a bit unclear if the Burnas attach to the straps and if there's only 1 set of arms per model in the box, or if there's 10 arms in a 5 man box, 5 burna arms and 5 loota arms.
Thanks all, just looking to save a few quid!
It has been a little bit since I assembled my lootas, but I did put together two burnas this last weekend and all I needed was a set of legs and a torso. One arm is molded into the burna itself and the other is included as are four burna heads. So, with four extra legs and four torsos you can get four burnas and four lootas out of one box.
Hope that helps...
Each box gets you enough to build 4 (Lootas or Burnas) and a Big mek with Kusotm Mega Blasta. 4 more legs and torsos from a box of boyz leaves you with enough for a total of 4 Burnas, 4 Lootas, and one Mek.
Tha being said, if you're not running and Meks with your squads, it wouldn't be that hard to raid your bitz box and construct something passable as a deffgun. As long as it looks like it throws a lot of Dakka, it doesn't specifically need to be on a frame like the official models. Burnas could probably be built too, but that's going to take some more work.
To do what you're looking for without any scratch building, you'll need 3 of the Lootas/Burnas boxes, plus 1 box of Boyz.
Actually, that's incorrect. From the Lootas and Burnas box and a ork boyz box, you get enough parts to build 4 lootas, 1 mek (not big mek) with a big shoota, 4 burnas, and 1 mek with a kustom mega blaster, and 5 left over to make whatever you want. This method is amazing as it allows you to amass a large force of lootas and burnas without buying too many boxes.
Right, so if I buy 2 boxes of Lootas and a box of Boyz, I can make 8 Lootas, 8 Burnaz and 4 Meks?
I reckon I'll run them as 9 Lootas and a Mek and 9 Burnaz and a Mek, converting a spare Ork Boy into the 9th Loota and another into the 9th Burna. I've got enough spare flamers and heavy weapons to make those anywho.
Come to think about it, I've probably got enough spare heavy weapons to make a squad of 10 Lootas from a Boyz box
I'm pretty sure that the torso's and legs are very similar if not the same as the torso's and legs in the boyz box. I'll double check to make sure, but I know I did one switch out (there is one torso I just can't stand to look at, so I always make sure its on a boy that dies first)
You can make Lootas out of pretty much anything. I have a unit of 10, only four came from the actual box. The rest I scratch built. For example one deffgun I built is made from a space marine sniper rife, a shoota, and a couple armor plates. Another I built by using the stalk from a shoota and replacing the barrel with an old warbike gun. I also added a searchlight and an assault cannon clip to it. The more ridiculous looking the better
Burnas it seems would be harder to scratch build, but if you have any IG or SMurf flamers lying around I'm sure you could whip something together. You could get away with building ten of each if you buy 2 boxes of Lootas/Burnas, have plenty of spare boy sprues, and have a good bitz box.
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