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Hey there. I've been looking to make use of some extra Warriors lately, so I thought I'd try to convert them into Skyboarders (a unique troops choice for my kabal in an upcoming campaign). I found it is surprisingly easy to make a Hellion's skyboard out of extra bitz from the Raider kit. Here's my test model:
The wings are the smaller scythes with the blade segments cut off and reversed (that gives it the right angle). The center is that weird piece that looks like a pincer. I just cut off the pincers and glued them flush together, cut off the pointy end, and smoothed the parts where the wings attach.
I still have to do something to the back to it look like a jet, and maybe a little shaping & shading on the front to make it look like an intake. Comments & criticism welcome, especially if you have the real models.
If it is, I thought this might be helpful to anyone who doesn't want to pay $10 per model. It should be pretty easy conversion to a Hellion once you've got the board.
That's honestly so freaking cool!
Too bad I don't like to use skyboard units...
From memory it has a Manta Ray like tail (like the Scourges had back in the 3rd Ed rules book) and looks not to be jet powered at all – just a thought here as I can’t conclusively say that this is going to be how the new model will really look.
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Oh yeah, I saw that too (p 175, right?). It reminds me of the fighters on Stargate (movie, never watched the show) with those forward-curved wings. It's hard to see, but I think it still has several smaller jets. Another interesting thing: the rider has a helmet like the figure on the facing page, and doesn't really look anything like a wych. That hellglaive looks wicked though.