tell me more. I've been considering using Warjacks/Warbeasts to replace Helbrutes.
Well, to brief since this is not the thread for. You take the body of a dreadnought, and then you either cup the hips off to use the warjack hips and legs on the body, or cut the legs off and just stick the warjack legs on the dread hip. option one makes the Dreadjack a bit taller, while option B is a bit more stocky. Then you take the warjacks shoulders important make sure the warjack has separate shoulder pieces: not that there sculpted onto the body
and put them where the dreadnoughts arms go. You can then use one of the Warjack heads ontop of the dreadnought body to give a 'big infantry man' view or you could use the regular dreadnought face plates, i used the front of a venerable dread with the head for my ironclad dread so it looks like a terminator and looks very well armored. NOTE: there is no good way to mate a warjack head on top a dreadnought body, i just hid the lack of a proper neck with a head scarf. (and since I have desert camo on my responable marines I quickly got the nickname 'terrorist marines' at my last group (Fumes)) Glue on weapons to the warjacks hands, or use a stock warjack weapon, my ironclad has a khaldor axe as a weapon for it's thunder hammer and BLAM bobs your unkle: you have a dreadnought that's more then a refrigerator since it has real arms and legs.
I don't have a hellbrute assembled, but looking at the one i have on spure it's not too different in size, particularity if you use the dreadnought hips. Very mechanical looking though, not sure if it works with the more 'organic' look the hell brutes have.
EDIT: (blows dust off thread) I found my old thread I did showing my first Dreadjack conversion. https://www.heresy-online.net/forums/...d.php?t=128737
This one has independent hips and is built with a Cyngar Avenger/Centurion/Hammersmith (you can actually see the hammer handles used to hold the weapons in place and I think a dreadnought from one of the starter sets, don't know bought it second hand from one the people i play with who did not want it.