Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Get to the Choppa!

Hello Everyone! I thought I would give you guys a sneak peek at the latest addition to my Templar Crusade. I have always wanted to do a simple mod to a unit of bikes that would really make them stand out on the table top. I wanted them to look like a little more personality was added to them than just the standard bikers that one sees in many Space Marine armies out there. And I must say I think it worked out rather well.

I started with the basic components to make the bikes using the Space Marine Bike box (which comes with enough to make 3 bikers, and includes 3 metal torsos [a sergeant with power weapon, a plasma gun, and a melta gun]) and added a few extra bits from my Templar conversion sprues. The real addition was the inclusion of the plastic tubes about 1/8 inch in diameter.

After removing the bits from the sprues, I cut the front wheel housing from the main body and cleaned off the original poles down to a flat even surface on both sides. I then cut the plastic tube into 1" long segments and attached them to the bikes to increase the length of the poles and attached the front wheel. And presto chango I now have Choppers!

Now I has added an addition light between the bars at the base of the front armor plate that houses the twin linked bolters as I felt the bars looked to flimsy to be on bikes for war. It adds some bulk to the front and I really like how it turned out. I am working on an attack bike to add to the unit, but I may not run it as it is an expensive upgrade for the unit. I can't wait to get the paint on these guys and get them on the table. I may try them out in the lesser point games and the really high point games, but my 1500-2000 lists are pretty solid right now. But who knows. I may fall madly in love with them and run them all the time :D



  1. The two sides of my mind are struggling to decide whether to reference "Ghost Riders in the Sky", or "Born to be Wild" can't wait to see those bikers painted up though.

  2. In an all new episode of American Chopper....

  3. do they see over the handlebars?

  4. Those are pretty cool. They remind me of the White Scars bikers that were done years ago. Can't wait to see them painted.