Underhive Formula X
are some ideas for some of the odd new stuff in Formula X. You
will probably have to do some extensive modelling to get your
vehicles to look really good, but it will be worth it. Some
of the parts listed below are pretty old, so you may have to
leaf through some old catalogs to find them. There should be
a big catalog in your local Games Workshop, but just ask the
staff for help if you have difficulty in finding something.
You can mail order these parts or, if you have your own ideas,
use your own or some stuff you have in your bits box. One thing
I will tell you is very important is to get some modelling putty.
It has to be the most useful stuff ever for sealing gaps and
holes and making little details on your models that really make
the difference between brilliant and just ok. If you have any
better ides, or some pics of your vehicles, I'd love to see
them. Just email them to me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Space marine bike, Squat Bike, Chaos Space Marine bike
Bike: Space marine attack bike
Squat Attack bike
Ork Warbike, Ork Nobz Bike
Ork War Trak, Gorkamorka Trak
Ork War Buggy
Eldar Jetbike, Dark Eldar Reaper, Converted Space Marine bike
Any of the old Ork combi-weapons, such as the autokannonboltabolta,
or the boltalasgunstubbastubba. Whatever it is it should have
a number of barrels.
Charge: Could be anything. A chemical bomb could be a heavy
flamer fuel tanks from the vehicle accessory sprue, you could
glue some sticks together to resemble TNT, or something like
Harpoons: A scaly harpoon gun looks pretty good, or one
side of a warhammer dark elf repeater bolt thrower.
You could use the hellhound inferno cannon if your feeling ambitious,
but its probably better to use an old space marine flamer with
the fuel tank cut off.
Webber: The old Eldar Meltagun looks ok. You really need
something with fuel tanks and a big nozzle, so the new catachan
heavy flamer models look good.
Mines: Tyranid spore mines are all ive found that would
look remotely close.
Missile: Mega gargant Krooz Missuls, warhammer 40k hunter-killer
missiles, space marine missile launchers
Mines: Warhammer shields, converted a bit with sensors,
battery: Lots of barrels ticking out of a shelter-type thing.
Oh, I dont know.Ive never made one of these myself.
Gun: Any Ork bolter, or shoota, would be fine.
An ork gun of some kind for the launcher, and small cylinders
for the bombs.
Mega Gargant krooz Missuls again, or maybe an epic whirlwind
Ram: Just get a bar in front of your vehicle with any size
spikes on it. The chaos spiky sprue would be good.
The chaos space marine bike is festooned with metal scythes.
You can get them seperately from mail order.
Hammers: The arms of warhammer chaos dwarf special character
Astrogoth, or the original smash hammers from the old game Man'O'War
Eldar Plasma gun. Most eldar and dark eldar weapons are quite
good for this gun actually.
Gun: dark eldar splinter rifle, or any ork shoota
Grapple: Warpspider exarch deathspinners
Grapples: Warpspider exarch deathspinners
You dont need to represent these as they are so small, but some
small lights/buttons or something would be fine
Engines: The two sides of a space marine jump pack, or an
ork stormboy jump pack
Pads: You dont need to represent the pads themselves, but
the hydraulics for them could be shiown by a heavy flamer fuel
tanks from the vehicle accesory sprue.
Drain: Tyranid Spinefist
Lamps: You could attach some kind of power pack with cables
to your lights. Storm trooper packs are good for this.
Stormboy jet pack, or Land speeded exhaust nozzle
Charges: heavy flamer fuel tanks from the vehicle accesory
The old ork eavy stubba juice boxes, or anything with a big
sort of tank thing.
Shield: One arm of the spinning gubbinz on the shokk attack
gun, a skaven doomwheel lightning projector, or other suitable
crackly power ball thing.
Field: Could be anything. Should be small, and have some
kind of power projector device like the energy shield above.
Thrusters: chaos assault lanchers facing forward.
Armour: some big armour plates attached to your vehicle
Speed: bigger exhaust pipes, extra engine gubbinz
Acceleration: as above
Wheels: cut some grips into the wheels, or put some thin
chain around them
Weaponry: put some small lights like gyro-stabilisers
on your weapons to represent suspensors
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