Thursday 13 October 2011

DiY Whirlwinds

Back when White Dwarf showed how to make stuff from junk they came up with the Whirlwind upgrade to the Rhino Transport. All you needed were a couple of Rhino hatches, some stowage boxes, plasticard and a 40mm base. Below is a slightly modified version that I made using a couple of model robot kit bits and aluminium mesh.

You should be able to make out on the last picture the plug and socket system I made to make the Whirlwind swappable. A plastic shield and some other plastic component did the job and the Dark Angel Rhino had a round base with a corresponding socket for it to attach to.

Here's the standard version with the stowage boxes on the sides and handles as pipes

Wire mesh on the top for variety and some mounting card 'chads' hole punched out for slightly more interesting back to the Whilrwind. Lastly the Dark Angels Rhino I mentioned before with the round base with a corresponding socket for the Whirlwind to attach to.


  1. Nice one! I literally just built one very similar to this a week or so ago for my Heresy-era Thousand Sons. Old tricks are the best tricks, after all. Keep up the great work!

  2. Cheers guys, things may get a bit quieter here soon but don't worry I'll be working in the background to bring great new content.

  3. I made a couple of these back in the olden days. I think yours may have come out prettier than mine. I do miss useful White Dwarfs.