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DA GOLDEN WAAAGH
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So a nice quick question for you all. If an aspiring warboss has need to have a few buggies in his WAAAGH! What if the best method for obtaining some? One other not is that i plan on running mainly skorcha buggies so tracks or possible a dozer blade is needes to make them look right, for the rules they have.

1. Convert old GW buggies so that they don't look so much like 30 year old minis

2. Convert from current ork kits to build own, such as working off bikes and trukk kits to build some. But this particularly have the problem with the tracks to make Skorcha buggies.

3. Third part minitures? I know of kromlech and ork players best friend but can't say their buggies are much of an increase from the GW ones so even then may be looking for advice on alternative suppilers

Thanks for your time.
 

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The easiest thing to do would be convert the old GW ones. Those would be easy to do.

I would go for converting models from the bike and trukk kits. Or you could do like me and Beakie dreadnoughts and turn them into buggies or eldar warwalkers converted into skorchers.
 

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From dreadnaughts and war walkers? How did you rig that up? Certainly an interesting idea.
The war walker is easy the legs just go backwards flattening out the walker and adding some wheels. Throw in a grot driver and add stuff to make it a rokkit, big shoota or skorcha buggy. The dreadnought is a little more complex because you have to clean out the squishy beakie inside. But you pop the top cut out enough room for an ork driver then use the hips and legs of the dread to form the back part of the buggy mount some wheels on the feet once you have cut the legs to the right angle. The powerfist arm serves as the weapons mount to hold the weapon of choice. then just add a weapon operator and some exhaust pipes and you are good.

I eventually hope to get a thread with some pictures up showing what I mean but that is the general idea. I am trying to make a completely looted army using items form other armies.
 

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In my mind the in crew are the main feature of the buggies and tracks that make them look dated. Switch these out or enclose the cab and you've actually got a pretty solid starting point. I currently have 7 buggies, the first three are made from old trukk models. You can see them dashing across the open ground in th middle of this shot.


the second set of three are based off of two old buggy models and an old track.







and the last one is an old landspeeder but i have no shots of that.

None of them look awefully dated even the one which uses a rogue trader era vehicle for its base. Like i said, just make sure you switch out the crew.
 

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DA GOLDEN WAAAGH
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Random thought i just had, what size are the forge world grot tanks compaired to the GW buggies from what i can tell they seem to be a similar length and the tanks are just taller.

So thinking to investing in some grot tanks to use as skorcha buggies any thoughts?
 

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I think it would work. I haven't seen one in person but the grot tanks seem about the right size.
 
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