So I picked up three off these of Ebay for diddley as part of an army bundle (yeah i know... stop buying guard and paint up your praetorians and BA Rosser). Still the deal also had 5 rough riders and I've already got my praetorian roughs which are both a completely different scale to these. It would also upset me to run something so huge and cool as 1 wound bolter/lasgun fodder. Thus I thought counts as sentinals could be a laugh and wanted some input. Heres pics with blu-tacked autocannons:
I want to sculpt up a mount for the autocannons (like the heavy stubber mount on a leman russ turrent gun)which would be attached the the existing leather strap on the mukaali's neck. This however would still leave the model quite fleshy so to use it as a vehicle might not go down so well even of the walking variety. Still the Grey knights Deadknight hardly looks very monstrous critter-like so I recon I could push it a bit. The idea then would be the add a bit of armour to the model, perhaps just plates on the front legs. I'm not sure I'd want to obscure the pretty heads. I'd love some thoughts and ideas to give me some confidence before I embark on hacking up these guys :P. Thanks!