I have never been a fan of the Tankbusta models, so I knew that I would have to really think about how I wanted to create this unit. I like how they play (having a unit all armed with Rokkits is never a bad thing) and I thought long and hard about what I would use for these guys.
At a recent Bizarre Bazaar at the local Battle Bunker, I happened across an old friend of mine who was unloading all his Epic Orks. When I saw the Epic Stompas, I knew I had to figure out something to use them for. So for a whopping $5 I acquired a bag full of them as well as some great parts from an old Mega Gargant (more on that at a later date). Once I had these great little robots, the idea for making Tankbusta boys came pretty quickly. I knew I would have to do some minor conversions on them so they looked different from just the Epic model. I dove into my bins and dug out the last of my Pit Slave arms. I scrounged up as many Rokkit style weapons as I could for their launchers and the unit was underway.
For the Nob, I envisioned him wielding a remote control fairly early on. Coming up with the right way to make this proved a bit more challenging. I tried to create a set of arms actually driving a joystick, but that didn't work out. So I used the new plastic Nobz box to create a Rokkit Launcha resting on his shoulder from one of the new Uge Choppas. The remote is made from a Tau missile pod with small plasticard buttons added. The attenae is from a Cadian backpack and also a power node from the Macragge set. His backpack is a set of Mek's tools from a Gorka Morka mek. I can't wait to paint these guys up!
Let me know what you think.
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