Just a quick post as I haven't posted anything since Wednesday.
I've been sitting on this idea for a while. Shortly after the Ork Trukks were released in January 08 I was hankering to do the conversion to retro-fit them to the Imperial trucks they obviously had always been. Again, Dan Abnett's stories about Gaunt's Ghosts always being transported around in trucks was the big impetus behind this project.
So, I converted an Ork Trukk back to the original Imperial work-horse it had been. The model languished for a few months while I thought about which army I would add it to. Would it be my Genswick 33rd Rifles? Or my Macharian 24th PDF? Or my yet to be constructed Mordant 13th?
In the end I decided that my trucks would be best suited as those of the Departmento Munitorium! My trucks will receive a neutral color scheme (probably blacks and greys) so that I can use them in any of my armies. As you can see, the truck above has a multi-laser, a heavy bolter, and room for about 12 troopers. Yep, this bad boy will be a counts as Chimera.
Not content with one truck, I collaborated with my friend Thomas, from wynnstudiomodels.blogspot.com, to tweak the design a bit and come up with a great template. Below are the first three fruits of our labor. I hope you like them. Painted photos will be coming soon.