Saturday, August 6, 2011
Raven Wing Attack Bikes with a twist ...
As I have stated in previous posts, I have started this Death Wing army from my bitz box, using a minimal amount of outside resources to get it off the ground. With that being said, the Attack Bike is not something I have just laying around. Bikes, Multi-meltas and Tomb Kings Chariots, however, I have in the metric ton! Lets take a look at what I did.
I have nothing against the Attack Bike: Just the price ... and the fact that I don't have them laying around. What I did here was assemble a Tomb Kings chariot piece, lop off one side of the axle, attach a bike tire to the other side and then use a rectangle of plastic card (with rivets added!) to attach the two just below the bike's foot plate. I left the skull stuff up there because I can use it to add some color tastefully to the black theme of the Raven Wing while still keeping in line with the "creepy dead stuff" theme of the Dark Angels!
Another little touch I added was the sanguinary guard shoulder pad, I just think it looks cool and again - will give me a chance to break up the black later.
How is the rider restrained ... well, after reading about seven instances in BL books and codex fluff, I know that space marines can magnet-lock their boots to things, so why not ride an attack bike like a chariot? I then saw a good example of a chariot riding Chaos Marine about a year ago from Big Jim and knew I could pull it off. I got my chance, svaed some money and overall, I am pretty happy with it! Let me know what you think.