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Shibboleth
09-04-2014, 08:54
Before it's release a lot of people seemed to be wanting to do a conversion of the Taurox with wheels replacing the treads, either just the front to make a half track or all four to make a standard truck.
Has anybody done, or seen this done, yet?
and has pics?
Please...:chrome:

I'm also interested to see how it might look as a half track with two smaller wheels at the front and treads at the rear.

Sanai
09-04-2014, 09:27
A quick search for taurox in the warseer forums will turn up several threads with pictures of taurox conversions.

Shibboleth
09-04-2014, 10:42
Oh, can't you do it for me?
:p

I just did then, and it looks alright, although I still think double small wheels might fit the track guards better.

Darnok
09-04-2014, 10:49
You mean like this? ;)

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Shibboleth
09-04-2014, 10:55
Yeah, cool. :chrome: Thanks.
That does look more natural with wheels I think,
and Orkified really works too.

duffybear1988
09-04-2014, 10:56
Darnok that's a sweet trukk. It also proves that it should have been an ork vehicle from the beginning ;)

In fact looking at the conversion has reminded me that GW ripped off Ramshackle Games with the Taurox. Seriously go check out one of the trucks on their site and tell me it doesn't look like a Taurox.

Dylius
09-04-2014, 11:01
That looks a lot better than the original.

Darnok
09-04-2014, 11:27
It also proves that it should have been an ork vehicle from the beginning ;)

I said so from the beginning. :D:yes:

duffybear1988
09-04-2014, 13:07
Even with wheels it looks pretty small (more like a humvee than a truck) so with tracks it must be completely out of proportion. I'm also left wondering how exactly 10 people + crew are supposed to fit in there.

Darnok
09-04-2014, 13:13
Even with wheels it looks pretty small (more like a humvee than a truck) so with tracks it must be completely out of proportion. I'm also left wondering how exactly 10 people + crew are supposed to fit in there.

It is about an inch shorter than the Ork Trukk, while being of the same hight and width. The interior of the Taurox comes with six sculpted seats (in addition to the front compartment for driver and gunner) - I have no clue why the transport capacity is ten. No way are ten men fitting in the back section.

I also think it really needs the Ork wheels to look "right". I have seen conversions with smaller wheels, and the look almost as odd as the original tank tracks:

191110

Chem-Dog
09-04-2014, 14:13
Not Conversions as such but Shaft, Lord of Slaanesh has a rather nifty little investigative thread going on here (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?392457-Taurox-for-those-thinking-of-arming-them-with-wheels&p=7120695#post7120695)

I'm particularly enamoured with the ludicrously expensive Thunderfire option. Typically.

Iron_Lord
09-04-2014, 15:44
The interior of the Taurox comes with six sculpted seats (in addition to the front compartment for driver and gunner) - I have no clue why the transport capacity is ten. No way are ten men fitting in the back section.

One guy standing in each doorway, firing guns out of it?

Still cramped though.

Shibboleth
09-04-2014, 18:54
Not Conversions as such but Shaft, Lord of Slaanesh has a rather nifty little investigative thread going on here (http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?392457-Taurox-for-those-thinking-of-arming-them-with-wheels&p=7120695#post7120695)
Good one, thanks.

AndrewGPaul
09-04-2014, 19:50
It is about an inch shorter than the Ork Trukk, while being of the same hight and width. The interior of the Taurox comes with six sculpted seats (in addition to the front compartment for driver and gunner) - I have no clue why the transport capacity is ten.

191110

One in each seat, three down the middle, sergeant behind the driver. I'm not going to get into an argument whether it's in scale, though.

theJ
10-04-2014, 12:42
It is about an inch shorter than the Ork Trukk, while being of the same hight and width. The interior of the Taurox comes with six sculpted seats (in addition to the front compartment for driver and gunner) - I have no clue why the transport capacity is ten. No way are ten men fitting in the back section.



huh... is it possible that it was originally designed as "merely" a 6-man transport, making it an equivalent to the Razorback?
'cuz I think I'd see more value in it that way - it'd be a perfect way to move around special weapon squads and 5-man stormtrooper squads. Could possibly even have "fast" on the regular version as well, since it would fit well with its role, and it's not like a 6-man transport could take over the role of the Chimaera, anyway.

Ayin
10-04-2014, 14:03
That seems entirely reasonable. A light, Fast, 6-man transport vehichle with comparatively heavy weapons would actually fit a role in the army.

Mini77
11-04-2014, 05:00
Using the thunderfire cannon tracks looks particularly good. May actually try that as I've got some unused track sections anyway.

Calgar 2.0
13-04-2014, 04:25
One in each seat, three down the middle, sergeant behind the driver. I'm not going to get into an argument whether it's in scale, though.

Exactly, people act like that's how military vehicles are designed.


One guy standing in each doorway, firing guns out of it?

Still cramped though.

They aren't designed to have a lot of space in them.

Forsak3n
13-04-2014, 19:29
You mean like this? ;)

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Thanks to you Darnok I now what to start up Orks.

Iron_Lord
13-04-2014, 19:34
They aren't designed to have a lot of space in them.
Oddly, you can also fit 3 Ogryns/Bullgryns in one.

When one looks at an Ogryn or Bullgryn, it's hard to imagine them getting through the doors - even the rear one.

Voss
13-04-2014, 21:44
You mean like this? ;)

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Nice. I'm picturing it with grot drivers with wooden blocks tied to their feet a la Short Round in Temple of Doom.
Going to wait to see if looted vehicles are still in the ork codex, but I may have to track down a supply of wheels somewhere.

Also the thing is smaller than I pictured. Even with the one shot with chimeras behind it that was floating around

Darnok
13-04-2014, 22:53
Thanks to you Darnok I now what to start up Orks.

Good, good. Let the green tide flow! :evilgrin::yes:

theunwantedbeing
13-04-2014, 23:07
Does anyone know of any conversions where somebody has actually removed the top mudguards from the thing?

All I can find are countless wheel conversions of varying sorts.
Does anyone have a Taurox they are about to assemble that they could show assembled but without the top treads?
(it's a single piece so a bit of blu-tac and maybe something to sit the body on would be all that is required)

Latro_
13-04-2014, 23:07
I was thinking with a bit of conversion work a repressor'd make a pretty decent taurox
http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/Warhammer-40000/Sisters_Of_Battle/REPRESSOR_COMPLETE_KIT.html

Samsonov
13-04-2014, 23:08
Hmmm, would be good for Gorkamorka.

Darnok
13-04-2014, 23:13
Does anyone know of any conversions where somebody has actually removed the top mudguards from the thing?

All I can find are countless wheel conversions of varying sorts.
Does anyone have a Taurox they are about to assemble that they could show assembled but without the top treads?
(it's a single piece so a bit of blu-tac and maybe something to sit the body on would be all that is required)

The mudguards aren't optional pieces, so you'd have to cut them off. I seriously doubt it would improve the look of the model, and for trying it you'd have to risk ruining an expensive kit.

Necrontyr
14-04-2014, 19:08
These tires are perfect:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tires-Large-6-/261450614890

Ends up looking like this: https://scontent-b-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/t31.0-8/1978374_10200842393941167_6663583524219171301_o.jp g

Beppo1234
15-04-2014, 02:29
These tires are perfect:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tires-Large-6-/261450614890

Ends up looking like this: https://scontent-b-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/t31.0-8/1978374_10200842393941167_6663583524219171301_o.jp g

machinator ftw

Shibboleth
15-04-2014, 11:27
These tires are perfect:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Tires-Large-6-/261450614890

Ends up looking like this: https://scontent-b-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/t31.0-8/1978374_10200842393941167_6663583524219171301_o.jp g
That is pretty cool.

theunwantedbeing
15-04-2014, 16:04
The mudguards aren't optional pieces, so you'd have to cut them off. I seriously doubt it would improve the look of the model, and for trying it you'd have to risk ruining an expensive kit.

I still want to see what it looks like, my photoshop skills just aren't up to the task.

I've checked the kit sprue though and as the mudguards and base are all a single piece if you assemble the thing without them (use blu-tac or whatever) then you'de get to see what it looked like sans mudguards without having to first cut them off and potentially ruin your model.

cableguy7uk
25-05-2014, 20:47
193785193786Everyone is going on about putting wheels on the Taurox, but there's two parts on the Taurox sprue thats NOT shown on the instructions.
Parts numbers 38,43 are bars which fit onto the hull sides 36 and 45. These are obvious grab bars which are shown in pre release photos.