Imperial Guard Heavy Tank

Here is an Imperial Guard Heavy Tank from Simon’s collection moving through the ruins of an Imperial City.

Variant Imperial Guard Tank
Variant Imperial Guard Tank

This conversion was made, probably about ten years ago, so way before the Death Korps of Krieg models found their way into Epic Armageddon and Forge World.

I am pretty sure that this is a Hydra hull, as for the turret, well if you look at this picture of one of my Ork tanks from the same era, I think you will be able to guess!


From a fluff perspective, it can be easily imagined that an Ork army overtook an Imperial Guard tank factory and utilised many of the components including the turrets on their own tanks and battlewagons.

If I remember correctly, from Simon’s perspective I think it was because he had all the Ork vehicles from the Epic 40000 boxed set that he decided to use the Ork turrets.

Epic Imperial Guard Salamander

Here is an Imperial Guard Salamander from Simon’s collection slowly moving through the ruins of an Imperial ruined city.

Epic Imperial Guard Salamander

The Salamander command vehicle is one of the many vehicles based on the flexible Chimera chassis. Armoured Company command sections are often equipped with the Salamander Command vehicle, allowing them and their Chimera borne infantry keep up during an assault and support the tanks.

Epic Imperial Guard Salamander

These conversions were made, probably about ten years ago.

I am pretty sure that these are Griffon hulls, as for the gunners, well would you believe me if I said they were Ork Buggy Gunners?

Epic Salamander Miniatures Gallery

Epic Imperial Guard AVRE

Here is an Imperial Guard Engineers conversion from Simon’s collection.

Epic Imperial Guard ARV
Epic Imperial Guard ARV

These conversions were made, probably about ten years ago.

It’s the hull from a Deathstrike Missile Launcher with the “claw” from an Ork Battlewagon.

From a fluff perspective, it can be easily imagined that an Ork army overtook an Imperial Guard tank factory and utilised many of the components including cranes on their own tanks and battlewagons.

Of course calling it an AVRE is a bit of a misnomer as I guess the Imperial Guard don’t have Royal Engineers, or do they?

Epic Imperial Guard Leman Russ conversion

Here is an Imperial Guard Leman Russ conversion from Simon’s collection.

These conversions were made, probably about ten years ago.

It’s a Leman Russ but with an Ork turret.

From a fluff perspective, it can be easily imagined that an Ork army overtook an Imperial Guard tank factory and utilised many of the components including the turrets on their own tanks and battlewagons.

If I remember correctly, from Simon’s perspective I think it was because he had all the Ork vehicles from the Epic 40000 boxed set that he decided to use the Ork turrets. I have posted another conversion to the blog before.

Epic Imperial Guard Salamander

Here are a trio of Imperial Guard Salamander from Simon’s collection.

The Salamander command vehicle is one of the many vehicles based on the flexible Chimera chassis. Armoured Company command sections are often equipped with the Salamander Command vehicle, allowing them and their Chimera borne infantry keep up during an assault and support the tanks.

These conversions were made, probably about ten years ago.

I am pretty sure that these are Griffon hulls, as for the gunners, well would you believe me if I said they were Ork Buggy Gunners?

Imperial Guard Heavy Tanks

Here are a pair of Imperial Guard Heavy Tanks from Simon’s collection.

These conversions were made, probably about ten years ago, so way before the Death Korps of Krieg models found their way into Epic Armageddon and Forge World.

I am pretty sure that these are Hydra hulls, as for the turret, well if you look at this picture of one of my Ork tanks from the same era, I think you will be able to guess!

From a fluff perspective, it can be easily imagined that an Ork army overtook an Imperial Guard tank factory and utilised many of the components including the turrets on their own tanks and battlewagons.

If I remember correctly, from Simon’s perspective I think it was because he had all the Ork vehicles from the Epic 40000 boxed set that he decided to use the Ork turrets.

Epic Ork Trukk

This is an Epic Ork Trukk which I converted.

It was done for some additional rules for Epic 40000 which appeared in one of the Epic 40000 magazines (remember them). This is an Ork Trukk.

Take one Ork FlakWagon, use the gunners from some Warbuggies and place where you would put the Flak gun.

One thing about this model is that it has had an ink wash and as a result is rather glossy as I did not know at the time to add paint to wash mix which removes much of the gloss.

Epic Ork Rokkit Trukk

This is an Epic Ork Trukk which I converted.

It was done for some additional rules for Epic 40000 which appeared in one of the Epic 40000 magazines (remember them). This is an Ork Gun Trukk (Lobba).

Take one Ork FlakWagon, use a Pulsa Rokkit with launcher; and place where you would put the Flak gun.

One thing about this model is that it has had an ink wash and as a result is rather glossy as I did not know at the time to add paint to wash mix which removes much of the gloss.

Epic Ork Trukk

This is an Epic Ork Trukk which I converted.

Epic Ork Trukk

It was done for some additional rules for Epic 40000 which appeared in one of the Epic 40000 magazines (remember them). This is an Ork Gun Trukk (Zap).

Take one Ork FlakWagon, use a Big Gunz (mount on gun carriage and cut off wheels) and place where you would put the Flak gun.

You could add Ork crew if you wanted.

One thing about this model is that it has had an ink wash and as a result is rather glossy as I did not know at the time to add paint to wash mix which removes much of the gloss.

More Ork Convershunz.