I have just started collecting Khador models and was really taken by the Beast-09 picture in the book. I know multiple people have converted this so this will be nothing new or earth shattering.
I am not doing it because I do not like the model (It looks pretty darned cool, though not sure why it seems bigger than the base model it is supposed to have been upgraded from!) Not am I doing it to "save money" as if time is money this conversion will cost like 3x what the model would. I just love converting and building stuff!
I went a different route than the picture int he book. Adding some extra armor and spikes, but not keeping it the same on both sides. like field repairs and jury rigging effects.
I built the base separate and will put the two together after priming