I recently purchased 5 3rd Edition Raiders and 2 3rd Edition Ravagers off of a friend at my local club. These were some of his first models, and the paint was THICK.
I have freed most of the infantry from their acrylic prisons but the raiders I decided to just paint over.
But before I could paint them, they needed a little "aesthetic update"
I had to make this:
Look good alongside this:
As you can see there is a pretty drastic difference
The basic idea was to remove the canopy and add a sail of some kind. Having a few spares left over from "Modern" raiders I had a stab at it. Here is the result, side by side with one of my modern raiders for comparison:
As you can see; very simple conversion but has yielded a good result IMO
I simply drilled a hole to hold the new sail (a 2.5mm Drill head was used if you want to make your own):
As well as shorten the sail slightly so that it can fit in front of the pilot:
Finally here is the first of my two ravagers, after a hefty reconstruction effort its finally being repainted in my own colours
Also, I just noticed this poor gunner only has half a face!
I shall name the ravager in his honor. (Probably Bisector
or something like that)
All in all a very easy conversion but i'm happy with the final result! I have 3 raiders done so far, but another 3 raiders and 1 ravager to go.
What do you guys think? Cohesive enough?