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Old 23 Apr 2006, 23:28   #1 (permalink)
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Default IG heavy weapons (Pictures included)

I started modifying this missile launcher guy and I just took the guns that seemed to line up properly. I cut a normal cadian troopers lasgun off so the handles would line up properly. My brother stopped by and gave me a lesson in using pins and green stuff. He trimmed the collar off the trooper and pinned his head looking sideways. He also shaved down the left arm so it could go flat and still hold the missile launcher. It came out looking pretty cool, in my opinion. I have two packs of 3 heavy weapons squads and this is how I am going to make all 9 of my missile launcher men.

Let me know your thoughts, it was a great lesson for me. He used dental tools and showed me how to use Vaseline with the green stuff so it doesn't stick to the tools. I still have a lot of work to do with an exacto knife to clean it up.
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Old 23 Apr 2006, 23:42   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: My first Mod (Pictures included)

I wasn't sure how to add new attachments to my original post, sorry about double posting, but here are some clearer shots of the side and rear.
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Old 23 Apr 2006, 23:45   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: My first Mod (Pictures included)

Similar to my missile launcher conversions... i made the loaders holding the missiles so i could remove them seperatly when they died.

Nice work but i think the greenstuff is a little rough.
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Old 23 Apr 2006, 23:52   #4 (permalink)
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Thanks, yes green stuff is rough. I haven't carved it at all, and intend to spend a lot more time. I have 200 guys to build and only 20 done. I am really just aiming for a playable army, where I spend as little money as possible.

I suppose these pictures don't count as mods, but I set these guys up so they were on their own stand.
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Old 24 Apr 2006, 00:44   #5 (permalink)
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i love the Atuo cannon dude, sweet ^-^
 
Old 24 Apr 2006, 00:46   #6 (permalink)
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Autocannons are your friends.
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Old 24 Apr 2006, 01:55   #7 (permalink)
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Again i have done the exact same thing with my catachans but they are heavy bolters not auto cannons. If you can try to get a retangular base that calvelry etc. come on to model your auto cannon style guys.

However i think this should be in the Conversion or showcase board. Moved
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Old 02 May 2006, 02:47   #8 (permalink)
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I am attaching some images of how I am doing my mortar team. I took a medium base and a normal cadian trooper torso and legs. This way I can save the squatters for lascannon or autocannon.
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Old 25 May 2006, 01:45   #9 (permalink)
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These are not great modís, but I wish I had photo's like these before I started. This is another missile launcher guy, but using pretty much standard parts (standing) and on a small base.

The lazcannon, autocannon and heavy bolter all require the same hands, so I am trying to conserve those parts and use the pointy finger mixed with the gripping hand where I can.

I also placed the eagle over the spot where the little bundle of cables is supposed to leave the lazcannon, since I am not using the battery pack.

I forgot to mention, that I usually add clear plastic pad under the front part of the tripod. I make the "pads" angular so they look like big rocks, which can be primed and painted. You could also use greenstuff to make your own "rock" for the front leg.


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Old 25 May 2006, 09:08   #10 (permalink)
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Nice conversion, the missile launcher guy is very well done.

I like him, also the Mortar looks good too.
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