View Poll Results: Would you consider such conversion unsporting?

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  • Do it. Put enough work in it to make opponents see it's made for looks, not advantages.

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Thread: Converting a Land Speeder to RT variant and TLOS issues?

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    Chapter Master Sir_Turalyon's Avatar
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    Converting a Land Speeder to RT variant and TLOS issues?

    I'd like to ask you how would you react to seeing on the table a conversion I'm planning.

    I always liked the looks of original Land Speeder (the "flying couch" pattern which can be seen here ). I've never had a chance to buy actual model (I stick to polish auction sites and they never appear there - they seem rarer then classic Land Rider in Poland), so for years I've been toying with idea of converting one from modern plastic kit by removing frontal armour and storage comparament between drivers and engines. As lack of prow armour will give a good look of the passagers, and as I personaly believe that RT=Pre Heresy, I soon decided to model it as Master of Ravenwing. It's sound from modelling and fluff point of view - Master riding oldest, most venerable speeder pattern, with force field rather then armoured bow for protection, open couch instead of cocpit making the character visible and allowing me to pose him more dramaticaly. New Ultramarines codex further supported the fluff part, describing original speeders being armoured, with plates around cocpit controls added over millenia. However...

    Without armour and trunk the speeder will be much shorter, probably no longer then it's wide. With 5th edition true line of sight rules I understand people may have issues with flying Land Rider not much larger then Attack Bike. I plan to do it for modelling / showcase reasons, but would hate to put work into it only to never use it in game. I don't want to exploit it's shorter size, and agree that opponent arguing that proper LS model would be in sight / assault range even when mine isn't probably is right, but I still have doubts how would randomly chosen opponents react to that. So I'd like to know your oppinion before doing it.
    Last edited by Sir_Turalyon; 16-03-2009 at 00:00.
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