Sorry if you came here looking for pics, this hasn't started yet.
I'm looking for input on a conversion I intend to do. You got it, rocket-pack dwarfs instead of the gyro's. The intent is something like these:
http://www.bugmansbr...blindis-throng/ (scroll down)
I prefer the version with smoke and intend to do the same. I'll be making 3 at this stage. The intent is to give the best representation as possible of the actual rules of the model, so same armour save and armaments, and as such I think the new ironbreaker/drake kit works best. The best part is, for about the same price as 1 gyro I can get 3, plus 7 more breakers/drakes.
So here's what I'm planning on:
Body: Ironbreaker. These are best as the gromril gives 4+, in line with the gyro. I will chop/reglue/green stuff the feet to 'hang'
Head: Either gyropilot head or the winged helm - suggestions?
Left arm: Irondrake champion pistol. I'll convert chop the top off a cinderblast and attach to the bottom as a cannister for generating steam (it looks like a 3-part cannister, so 1 for water, and 2 for a chemical that combines to heat the water). I might paint the cannister 2/3 colours to represent this and draw attention.
Right arm: The irondrake right arm holding a cinderblast
Jetpack: I was thinking I prefer the head accessory thing from the warriors that has the flame coming out, though I don't mind helblini's idea - thoughts?
Mounting: I like Helblindi's mounting, though I probably won't go as tall or have quite as wide a plume at the bottom, more for convenience.
I would love some input before I start, and yes I'll post pics, but I won't get around to doing it too soon - have a wedding to pay for/plan