|Submitted By: Rayvn70 Date: June 17, 2011, 10:10:14 PM Views: 1884
|Summary: My conversion of an Assault on Black Reach Deffkopta into a Rokkit Buggy.
I have just started playing Orks and have been doing a lot of conversions, well trying to at least, and I have been having a blast doing them, so I have decided to share the fun you guys. My last conversion was the Green Baron so this time I'm going to walk you through how I made a buggy from the AoBR Deffkopta.
I started with a standard AoBR Deffkopta and made my own wheels and pegs for them from green stuff, though the back wheels from the Buggy kit or any wheels will work fine:
I then cut off the skids and top rotor before gluing anything together:
As I failed epically at making fenders I decided not have any fenders on this one, and I cut off the rear wings as well, flush with the base of the wing. I also glued the halves together, as well as gluing the pilot's head and arms in place:
From this point, I 'boxed in' the rear rotor with some plasticard, cut and trimmed to fit flush with the sides of the rear rotor housing, and I glued it into place:
I then cut two pieces of plastic tubing about 1" (25.4mm) in length and glued them to the underside of the buggy to make the axles as shown below:
Next, I glued the pegs into the wheels and attached them to the axles. It looks like the Nobz in the back there are getting jealous:
For the roll cage, I used an Imperial Guard Sentential top, and a piece of plasticard about 1" (25.4mm) long:
I glued the plasticard piece right behind the seat and attached the cage to the top of it, resulting in a fast simple Rokkit Buggy!:
I hope you have as much fun as I did making this guy. Comments and constructive critique are welcome. Thank you for taking the time to read this article.
Rating: by 5 members.
|September 7, 2011, 09:29:08 AM
A most excellent guide, not to mention a darn good idea. Makes me jealous that I didn't think of it myself... Good Stuff!
|Algavinn of the Many Paths
|June 18, 2011, 07:46:42 PM
I haven't even edited and put up your article yet Rayvn, and I already have to say that I really enjoy your conversions. They really don't take a huge amount of complex converting, but come out looking very cool and add a lot of the unique cobbled together flavour that really makes an Ork army. Keep up the great conversions and keep sharing them with us! I also can't wait to see them painted! If you ever want us to throw up some painting guides...