Iron Guard Allies: Mechanicus Chimera Conversion



iron guard inquisitorial chimera conversionWell, we promised you a heavily converted Chimera transport for our Adeptus Mechanicus themed force, so here we are! As you may already know we’re currently working on a heavily converted Adeptus Mechanicus themed Space Marine Chapter, the Iron Guard, for our games of Warhammer 40k. This model is designed to be used as a Chimera Transport in our allied Grey Knights force which will also be Ad Mech themed.

This extremely heavy looking transport started out life as the fantastic Ironshield APC kit from Pig Iron Productions. You can see our review of the Ironshield and other Pig Iron Productions vehicles here: Pig Iron Vehicles Review. We decided it would make a great basis for a heavy looking Chimera Transport conversion for our Adeptus Mechanicus themed armies.

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As you can see we’ve gone to town on this resin and metal kit, adding plastic parts from Games Workshop kits and etched brass from Secret Weapon miniatures, along with plenty of plasticard and green stuff work.

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We decided to add extra armoured panels and equipment all over this vehicle, including lots of lights, sensors, communications equipment and other tech to keep with the Adeptus Mechanicus feel.

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In this picture you can see some of the green stuff cables we added which were made with the Masq-Mini TubeTool. You can see our TubeTool guide here: Masq-Mini TubeTool. You can also more clearly see some of our plasticard work, including various extra plates, rivets, and cog patterns.

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We amended the weapon load-out of this vehicle by replacing a piece of front facing hull mounted equipment with a Heavy Bolter, and the turret was re-purposed to carry a Multi-Laser from the Imperial Guard Sentinel kit.

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At the rear of the vehicle you can see more of our green stuff cables and plasticard work, plus some more 40k bitz.

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Again you can see more of the armour plating and extra equipment here. The Ad Mech explorator team who ride in this will be well armoured and equipped!

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For scale we’ve taken a couple of pictures of our Adeptus Mechanicus Chimera conversion alongside some of our other recent Adeptus Mechanicus themed conversions. If you’ve not already seen them check out our Iron Guard projects here: Iron Guard Conversions.

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With this addition, our allied Grey Knights detachment is really starting to take shape and means we’ve got a very useful squad for our games of 40k including Inquizitor Coteaz, 2 Jokaero, and 9 other henchmen all riding in this Chimera Transport. We’re definitely pleased with the overall conversion as its seems like just the kind of heavy vehicle the Adeptus Mechanicus would send their explorator teams out in. Let us know how you think this conversion turned out, would you have done anything differently? Also, let us know what you think we should work on next as part of our Ad Mech conversions!

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