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