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Being new to 40k i'm not too sure what's accepted by most players. I'm currently planning on adding 2 trukks to my small ork force and I like the idea of converting up some tanks/vehicles into trukks. I'm worried that if i just add on some extra orkish armour plates and a flat bed top on the back with some sides of a rhino (think like the top of a lookout tower) for the boyz to ride on that it will look too much like a looted wagon. Do you guys think people would complain? Am i better off just buying the normal ork trukk kits?
There is no limit converting your stuff with orks they have proberly the most freedom in game. Thats why i love collecting orks, The only perhaps sillyest thing is like using a imperial guard banblade(Super heavy tank) as a trukk that would be over the top but if you want to use a rhino with aload of added bits then go mad!.
Here are a few examples of my trukks still getting converted.
This was my first attempted at a plasticard trukk but not finishing it
Thats all my latest creations so far. So remember the only limit is your imgination.
Have fun convertion and Post some pictures of your work.
There is virtually no limit to the amount of customization in models, and you can certainly use vehicles from any other army to represent vehicles in an Ork army. That's the beauty of playing Orks. The possibilities for conversions are endless. ^_^
The only limits are in some of the more 'official' tournaments, including the big Ard Boyz tournament every year, and they follow along these lines:
1. No using non-GW models. That's the biggest no-no. No using D&D miniatures, warmaster, and such. You can use Warhammer Fantasy bits when constructing 40k models, however, especially with the Orks.
2. Models usually have to be painted at least one color. Some tournaments require a certain number of colors on the models as well, to encourage the painting aspect of the hobby.
3. If you're using base materials, like cardboard, plastic sheets, toy bits and such, the model must primarily (over half) be made of parts from official GW models. This varies a lot from place to place, but as long as GW parts were obviously used in the construction of the model, it's usually enough. This rule is usually waived in friendly, non-competitive events, like apocalypse games. The 'over half' rule is often also waived if the model is significantly larger than normal (like the custom trukk above) as long as half of the original kit was used in the model's construction.
I've done a bunch of conversions and scratch builds for fantasy but it's just not knowing the usual size of some 40k models that had me abit stuck.
I've found a couple old style trukks very cheap used which i'm giong to jazz up with some fantasy spears and some of the big mammoth skull icons from fantasy ogres sets.
If i want to convert up a battlewagon is a rhino big enough? Like i said above i'd plan on scratch building a tower type back onto the back half of the rhino for all my boyz and weapons platforms. Is it pretty much if i can fit 20 boyz on it and it has the correct weapons whos to say it's not a battle wagon? Or should i look at a larger tank like a lemon russ (i don't know 40k tanks well yet!) If i leave the rhino as a looted wagon instead of a full battlewagon can it still cary 20 boyz just with less armour and weapons? or does it drop down to 12 boyz like a trukk.
Last edited by outbreak; September 17th, 2009 at 05:42.
Anything's possible, but a rhino would need a lot of conversion. You'd have to add quite a bit of armor to the front, and expand it out so it can fit enough Orks inside. A vindicator would work better, but a rhino is possible, just difficult.
Those a good suggestions from grax but if i were converting a battlewagon i'd go for a landraider or perhaps if your up for a challange 2 rhinos stuck together that would make a sizeable battlewagon or Even just go for the not long release battle wagon modal its a great modal and you could even convert that.
A Leman Russ can also work, as long as you add some bits/styrene to make it taller. Believe it or not, the battlewagon isn't any larger length and width wise than a Leman Russ, it's just a lot taller.