I promised pictures of my Predator a while back and now I have them. This has been one of the most in-depth magnetic conversions I’ve done to date, and I’m still thinking of adding another gizmo or two. But we’ll start off with the basics.
Here’s the basic rhino chassis. Easy, simple. With rhinos, predators, and vindicators all using the same chassis, it just makes sense to allow it to act as one if I want. After all, why spend another $30 for just a rhino when I can go $10 more and get a full pred instead? Of course, doing this sort of swap ability is just the start. Preds have a lot of weapon options that I’d like to be able to trade out instead of buying extra models or sprues. So everything from the spons to the turret and every hatch needs magnetics. Here’s an idea of what it looks like mid-switch from Rhino to Pred:
A fun little side-bonus is that if the pred gets wrecked or explodes, I can leave pieces laying around as wreckage, too. It’s kinda neat J I haven’t had a use for the lascannon parts yet, so I haven’t magnetized them just yet, but they’ll be done when and if I decide to use them. But for now, here’s my dakka-pred in all it’s spikey glory:
Because of the way it’s all been assembled / magnetized, all of the weapons can be turned. In 5th edition this helps a lot with figuring out their “True Line of Sight” to see if they can deliver a lead sandwich successfully. It’s a lot more work then just building it with plain old glue, but then end rewards are more then worth it to me. Anyhow, I’ve got to get ready for tomorrow’s match. My noise marines are getting their inaugural 5th edition debut.