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Deffkopta converted to Warbike


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A friend on MWG (Sperian) came up with a guide for converting a deffkopta into a bike. Something that seems to get done a lot, actually. But anyway, I used his guide, so this is not my idea or anything, I just executed it. It's mostly done atm though I am trying to decide if I maybe want to put a KFF on it.

 

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So, I cut the skis off the deffkopta, the arm holding the rotor and the back... rotor thingy off. I used a wheel from a Space Marine bike and a large buggy wheel from Kromlech (they do awesome ork bits). You can see I broke the handlebars off, which are of a piece with the riders arms. I also cut off two of the four rockets on the front, to be able to mount guns. Second one is not yet in place in this shot.

 

The mudgards on the back are from the deffkopta rotor - which conveniently had broke anyway. The hubcap thing is a fantasy ork shield.

 

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In these shots, I decided I needed to add a fork to the front, on either side, so I cut some likely sprue bits and plasticard tubing to mimic them. Hard to see but I also stuck a ork emblem, from a deff dread kit, on the front of the bike.

 

The "chain" is my fave part of Sperian's invention here - it's from the wrecking ball of a trukk and you just basically cut it at an angle and glue it as shown. I had a bit of trouble getting it to align right - per usual he makes everything look easy.

 

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Here it is in its current (done) incarnation - at least til I decide to add more!

I stuck a spare gun on the bike, a back plate (hanging off mud guards), a couple of exhaust pipes (which I'm pretty sure are from a Trukk kit), I cut out the inner part of the back rotor and stuck it on the front wheel. The second gun on the front is, as best I recall, one of the guns from a character from GWs Betrayal at Calth set. The head is a Kromleck 'cyber pyrate' head; it's only blue tacked on so it looks pretty funny atm. the arms aren't actually attached yet either, permanently as I wanted to be able to get in there and paint.

And finally I made a holder for the boss pole, with the grot hanging off of it. It's also not 100% glued in yet, also for painting. The GS was still really drying in this pic too. I need to go back over stuff and fill holes etc. make sure I got mold lines and all that. Then hopefully I can start painting!

 

*edit* for reference: a view of an unconverted kopta

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Some other views for those interested:

 

 

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Nicely done, I have seen this conversion done many times, it is a pretty easy one to do actually so I don't blame anyone for doing it.

 

My only nit pick about this conversion as done by most people is that they don't move that front wheel out far enough and make longer forks for it.  It looks very stumpy in this configuration, imo.

 

Anyway, let's see some paint on it!

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