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Modelling: Templarrific AOBR termies HOWTO


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Greetings. This is my rough step-by-step picture guide to adding select BT bits to AOBR terminators.

All pics contain an unmodified bit (the leftmost one) and a modified bit (the rightmost one). I think the pics are pretty self-explanatory, but give us a shout if you feel any clarifications are needed, and I\'ll happily try to elaborate. My goal here was to reach a dry-fit stage, where you can either just glue it together as-is, or neaten joins etc up abit with GreenStuff.

What you need:
- AOBR terminator with bolter and powerfist
- BT tabard bit
- BT termie shoulder pad
- BT power fist
- a craft/hobby/X-acto knife
- a wee bit o' patience ;)

STEP 1: Modifying the body.

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Here you just need to shave down the abdomen and groin area, as shown. I think I overdid it abit, but the idea is to shave things down flat so the tabard will fit. i also took a sliver off the leg that didnt strictly need to go. Live and learn :angry:


STEP 2: Modifying the AOBR chest/head bit.

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Here you want to remove just enough of the chest plate to accomodate a shaved-down tabard bit. I did this by gently shaving off thin flakes with a scalpel until it got to where I needed it to be.

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STEP 3: Modifying the BT Tabard bit.

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This part is a wee bit tricky as you might need to shave bits off in many places to make it fit snug. Modify the back, collar, belt and inside a little bit at a time until it fits with your AOBR chest/head bit. You should be able to spot all the places where I did a little trimming if you look closely :D

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STEP 4: Modifying the Bolter arm.

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Here we want to whittle away the AOBR pauldron layer until the shoulder becomes slender enough to accept the BT termie shoulder pad. Patience and lots of dry-fitting helps here.


Step 5: Modifying the powerfist arm.

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It is just a simple weapon swap really. I still need to replace the power cable, but as the cable types are different between the AOBR and BT kits, I have decided to find me some guitar string wire to add in place of the AOBR cable. I havent been to the shops yet, sorry.



Finished Product

The results are below. Enjoy and thanks for reading
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Definitely something I would love to see in the Librarium, T14 :rolleyes:

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yes it belongs in the librarium, very useful!

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Agreed, it's a great conversion, and it's a good match for the BT Termie technique from the French GW site. Another vote for Librariumification! (if that's even a word...)

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Superb tut. One of the things I don't like about aobr is the lack of individuality to the models, definatly a great way to do it.

I think this better done than the one by GW.
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Noice! I love it! Great, thanks. VERRYY helpfull..now..to get some more BT pieces...and to get an AoBR..
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Definitely something I would love to see in the Librarium, T14 :)


I'd be Honored Brother, but would need guidance as to how :P

Cheers guys
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There's now this article to help you you out, T14 :teehee:

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you sir, are a star ;)

I'll get on it today... and am working on the next installment in the series ;)

EDIT: Submitted. I think I left the formatting abit wonky tho :rolleyes: But I've corrected the last details and edited my first post here with the final formatting adjustments if ya wanna cope paste from that Sig

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Thanks for submitting it Thomas, it was simple to put in :D

Edited by Sigismund Himself, 12 January 2009 - 11:42 AM.


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Great conversion, I've been converting regular terminators to BT ones and didn't think about trying it on the black reach termies. Now I have a good source to save me time figuring it out. Thanks