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zanotam
12-07-2008, 05:54
How hard would it be to convert the 5th edition starter marines to GK? Chaos? I just can't tell how many pieces the models are, and the only obviously easy one is the Dread.

XMcCourtX
12-07-2008, 05:59
wrong place to ask questions mate
laters

zanotam
12-07-2008, 06:05
My understanding is you are not to mention 5th edition outside this board until it's released, and since this corresponds with the 5th edition start, it should go here.

philbrad2
12-07-2008, 06:13
This is a 40K generic question and considering today is 5th editions release date its now current 40K. Moving to general


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zanotam
12-07-2008, 06:15
This is a 40K generic question and considering today is 5th editions release date its now current 40K. Moving to general


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I can't believe It was released today, thought it was released like a week from today when I was out of town. MUST GO TO LGS IMMEDIATELY!

philbrad2
12-07-2008, 06:19
The starter set isn't out but the 'Assault on Black Reach' is the 5th edition starter set. A couple of posters seem to think this is purely a 5th ed related question. The OP's question isn't purely focused on 5th ed its a rather more generic question. IIRC the AoBR set comes out in September, sorry if you're about to go running off to the games store :)

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zanotam
12-07-2008, 06:27
I know it doesn't come out for a while, but I just couldn't get enough data out of the thread in rumors, but I do need a new rulebook and my LGS will no doubt be running events.

Smrgol
12-07-2008, 08:13
OK, seeing as you were actually asking about converting the Marine models rather than anything actually about 5th edition etc, I'll answer it for you:

The standard SM models normally have the following components:

1x legs
2x arms
1x head
1x back pack
1x front body
1x rear body
Weapons

So to convert them would be really easy in my opinion.

For CSM: new heads/front body/backpack.
For GKs: the arm would need to be modded for the storm bolter, a power weapon would be easy enough to add, a new head and a "shield" for the left shoulder

Scryer in the Darkness
12-07-2008, 08:21
There are plenty of sprue pics in the Rumour Roundup thread (http://warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=145425) and show that the Marines consist of the following pieces:

1 - Body minus hands
2 - Hands clasping Bolter across chest
3 - Backpack

So, for Grey Knights it's not really feasible, but for Chaos Marines just add on Chaos backpacks and convert/swap heads, Bolters and/or shoulder pads, appropriate paintjob and there you go! :D

MistaGav
12-07-2008, 08:46
I suppose converting them as in changing the poses is out of the question...but then again that does defeat the point of 'snap fit' models ;)

TheDarkFlame
12-07-2008, 13:05
I hate those 3-part models, they are absolutely terrible.

zanotam
12-07-2008, 19:08
Well, since I have no where near the skill to convert them to GK, I guess my brother will have to buy some more GK the old fashioned way. Of course, now who should I give the marines to? A marine player or a chaos player? Well, that's a question for another time.

Ben
12-07-2008, 19:27
Looks pretty much impossible to convert to GK power armour. However chaos and other marine chapters look easy enough.

Squad are standard tactical layout, and it looks like the termi squad has no heavy weapon. On the plus side the dreadnought can be fitted with any dreadnought arms by the look of it, so if you have spare lascannon, asscannon or missile launcher arms, looks like you can just pop them on. Should also take the FW arms.

Rod Hull
13-07-2008, 01:38
I might be in hte minority but I'm quite fond of the snap fit marines. They aren't as well done as the multiparts, but it takes a lot less time to prep them.

BigEaZyE
13-07-2008, 03:48
These new snapfits also look a lot better than the old ones... I'm not entirely fond of the old ones, but they're okay to mix into a squad. From what I've seen of the new ones, they'd look fine as a squad on their own.

The one thing I don't like is the shoulder shields on the terminators, but that's easily fixed.

Rod Hull
13-07-2008, 04:02
What I'd really like to see is the straps from the snap fit bolters making an appearance in multipart kits. They just look cooler with a shoulderstrap.