Originally Posted by Son of mortarion
not if you want it to look good. My buddy and i figured out the cost of scratch building one, and it is prohibitive, since it needs to be reinforced on the inside to prevent it from collapsing under its own weight. if it costs the same as the baneblade, you won't be able to scratchbuild one for less.
Depends entirely on your level of skill. I have so much plasticard just lying about the place, I don't know what to do with it. I don't even play Orks and I've been considering scratching a stompa up for a while now. All that re-inforcement isn't as difficult as it at first seems. You could copy a couple of great ideas from the net anyway, such as building it around a Mr. Potato Head (http://www.irondogstudios.com/images...mek_tater.html
) which neatly bypasses the whole structuring problem anyway. That's the beauty of scratch-building; it's pretty damn cheap if you do it right.