Well here we are for another installment of the bitz box. A friend of mine had seen the suggestion about pre-heresy jump / flight packs. He went on and on about how we could probably use the thrust stabilizers from a Drop pod or Valkyrie model. So I was given the task of seeing what could be done. So I didnt have any extra stabilizers floating about at this time, so I had to resort to making a 1 part cast of a stabilizer from of one of my waiting kits.
After the casts came out I took a standard Space Marine Jump Pack and sawed off the two frontal intakes and a bit of the center portion of the pack as well. (I needed a lot of space for those intakes!)
After the pack was cut up, I inset the stabilizer fans onto the top of each jet. I green stuffed the pack to fill in the gaps made by my cuts and I used a tube part from the interior harness from a drop pod (I don't use all of them) to help make the "turbo-fans" look a little more archaic.
All in all I am thinking that this is not a bad conversion for the concept, but I am not sure that I like the degree of inset that the fans are facing on the top. But the look seems to fit well for the pre-heresy look that so many people are making nowadays.
I would love to see GW make a themed book on the Heresy. It would be fantastic to be canon on this one. If you know of another conversion idea for making old school jump packs, please let me know :)
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