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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 10-18-15, 07:45 PM Thread Starter
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Default Converting Nobz to MegaNobz.

I very generously received a box of Ork Nobs for the Secret Santa last year, but as I already had a full compliment of Nobs, they've sat on my shelf until I worked out what to do with them.
I really fancied having a crack at the Bully Boyz formation from the Waagh! Ghazgkull suplement, but at around £10 per MegaNob, it wasn't going to be happening anytime soon. However, this weekend, I decided to try my hand at a bit of kitbashing. I know some people have tried kitbashing Terminators to MANZ, but TBH, I think they look a bit naff if not done right.
I though I'd get a bit of plasticard, and with spares, see if I couldn't have a crack at making some myself. Most of the donor parts came off trukk spares, I love trukks, they can make just about anything!
Basically, with a few extra bits and pieces, the vast majority of the parts came from the Nobs box. The torsos, needed a bit of "sculpting" with a knife, as did the combi shootas, but with a bit of hacking and gluing I was able to get some pleasing results.
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Those looks badass man - I actually like the pose on your models a lot better than the original Meganobs. They are more dynamic and less "ork in a can".

Great work - Have some rep
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Cheers buddy.
I'm going to order another pack of nobz and convert them as well. Once they're painted, I can't wait to get them on the table. 15 MANZ with +1WS, Fear and fearless bundled in a bunch of battle wagons will be roaring across the table in short order.
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Looks great! No need for the bulky armour. If the Nobs Believe they are 2+ save they got it!

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Orksome work there mate!

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Nice job certatinly a good alternative to the meganobz, though the new kit is great, something like this is always cool to see.



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Nicely done, I really like them maybe just beef up or cover the top of the legs and they will good and proper looking mega nobs.


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Excellent converting and kitbashing. Very Orky. These will look very nice when they are painted up.
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They loook excellent and suitably Orky.
Only thing to add is to make sure you drill out the Shoota barrels :-)
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I've Done a step by step guide to converting your own MANZ on The-Waaagh.com, and rather than link I thought I'd share the pics over here too...

Gather your bits...


Trim the torso and armour...


Glue it on...



Add a back panel and power pack...



Time for some leg struts, side armour and something to keep those sweet cheeks safe...



Some Rivets and hydraulics...

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