Good day everyone
Its really good to be back on Heresy. When I started out on my 40k journey a couple of years ago I jumped right into it with some crazy scratch builds. I enjoy the hobby a lot and that is why I still have all my stuff
A bit more dusty and rusty (the tools not me) but still working. So to the project log...
I decided to convert a Baneblade I bought and built just before I took a break from the hobby. I caught up a tad with the rules of 7th ed and the new Chaos codex and felt that converting the Baneblade to a Fellblade rather than playing a normal Baneblade sounded like a lot more fun.
Motivation for the conversion
I thought that making the Baneblade look like the Iron Legion got their hands on it and turned it into a Fellblade rather than make it look like a Fellblade replica (which would be harder) would be a lot more fun than just playing a Chaos Baneblade. This means that most parts on the Baneblade had to be re-purposed into the functional parts of the Fellblade (if that makes any sense)
A few things need to be done on the Baneblade for the transformation to be complete:
With 4 sponsons (2 on each side) the Baneblade has a lot of options. The Fellblade on the other hand rocks 1 sponson on each side and no twin linked bolter with single lascannon bollocks. 1 x Quadlascannon. Step 1 is to convert the two sponsons per side to a single quadlascannon sponson with as little effort as possible.
Converting the Baneblade main cannon to a Fellblade Twin-linked accelerator cannon. I will be cutting up the 2 setups they provide you with the kit to turn them into the Accelerator cannon.
Making the hull look closer to a Fellblade than a Baneblade. Still no idea how to do this.
Adding the Chaos bits. Im going to add some blades to the tracks, some Chaos iconography everywhere and desecrate the old Baneblade.
Step 1 - Pictures
The Baneblade after assembly ( already did it a few years ago). Two sponsons per side.
Two of the sponsons converted to the twin-linked quadlascannons for the fellblade. They will stand out from the hull more than the basic sponsons. Also converted the turrets to have twin-linked lascannons instead of the single lascannon. Finally I pinned the top and bottom turrets to one another so they swivle together. Moving the top turret will move the bottom turret with it.
Thats it for now. As I progress I will upload more pictures. Good to be back