Well recently I've been thinking about the new Warriors Code G.W. have come up with for their Throne of Skulls Tournies. Basically if G.W. makes a model then you are expected to use it, also no other parts from different company's can be used on your army. If they suspect that they aren't G.W. parts they will ask you to remove them from your Army.
This basically made me think about my Flying Fortress and if it would be acceptable in the Tournie scene, so I've decide to put it on the back burna and convert more recognisable Battlewagons. I've had an Imperial Guard Chimera sat on the shelf for a while now and decided to break it out and start converting. I managed to get the dimensions of an Ork Battlewagon and started measuring up against the Chimera, first thing is that the Chimera is not long enough and would need to be extended by 5cm to bring it in line with the G.W. Battlewagon model. So I marked up and chopped the track/ hull section in two and added a strip of Plasticard to extend the length of the vehicle.
Once I was happy with this I added strips of plasticard along the top track sections on each side to strengthen the hull. These would also provide a basis of the firing platforms where the Loota models will stand and shoot.
Next up was the hull floor which needed extended, pretty easy really and straight forward so no hassle.
The firing platforms were added and Loota models were added to check that they had enough space and everything looked right and not odd. The drivers section was added to as the original would be too small for the Ork driver.
I then started adding details like a drivers hatch and view port, the Lootas firing platform received armour plating etc. I still have to add rivets but I will do that towards the end once most of the model is complete.
That's it for this short update, I'm out on the town again tonight for another Xmas do. I might do some more tomorrow but I doubt I will be in any state to do anything.
Till next time.