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Old 02 May 2010, 09:09   #1 (permalink)
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Hey,

I bought a handful of guardsmen (2 infantry squads and command team) to make a small killteam force for guard. The only problem i have run into was shotguns, becaues i use using 2 vet squads (some will have shotguns) but i cant find shotguns in any of the sprues in either the infantry squad or command team squad. Am i mistaking a shotgun for another weapon, do i need to buy a different sprue or do i convert a lasgun in a half-decent fashion?

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Old 02 May 2010, 09:11   #2 (permalink)
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There are no shotguns! Peronally I would shorten the lasgun barrel do some other mods just making it a bit more shot gun like without going to forgeworld.
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Old 02 May 2010, 09:28   #3 (permalink)
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Default Re: Shotguns and WYSIWYG

Alternately, I believe there are a few sites that sell small weapons that would be ideal for guardsmen. Otherwise, you'll either have to:

A) Modify the Lasguns
B) Buy some from Forgeworld (EXPENSIVE)
C) Hack the shotgun off from either the Priest model or the Colonel Straken model, or any Necromundia model (EVEN MORE EXPENSIVE)
D) Steal some from the Space Marine Scouts
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Old 02 May 2010, 20:46   #4 (permalink)
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As has been said, steal some from a space marine scout squad... (Just not snipers, they don't have any in there...)

Or cut the barrel off a las gun so you have it up to the end of the square bit. then take the end of a plasma pistol and stick that on. It should be the right sice, and gives it a bit of a cooler / different look. I have also seen wonders done with bits of kroot rifle...

Hope i helped.
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Old 02 May 2010, 20:55   #5 (permalink)
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The site is unfortunately down atm, but the pics should give you a decent idea of what I'd suggest.

http://images.google.com/images?um=1..._rfai=&start=0
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Old 02 May 2010, 22:38   #6 (permalink)
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Default Re: Shotguns and WYSIWYG

Thanks for your help so far.

Ender, those pics are mad, looks like a bit from the plasma gun like Chris said. I think i might do that (i only need a small number of them, for the ones that will be charging into the fray)

I really didnt want to have to buy space marines to make a 200pt guard army :P

I really REALLY didnt want to buy 4 colonel straken models either :P

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Originally Posted by jhontauel
4 lightening claws LMAO. wouldn't the inquisition get involved?
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Originally Posted by Jedibean
Killing terminators with flamers is like trying to stop a charging elephant with a fly swatter.
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Originally Posted by Genmotty
if your not going to change your ammo between battles then you deserve to be giving people rashes.
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Originally Posted by Tetrino
Ah, that's a shame. It's kind of funny, because I'd imagine that running headfirst into a force field would pretty much ruin your initiative.
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Why not take over France? You could do it with a pistol, which in doing would make you the most armed man in the country.
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Old 02 May 2010, 22:44   #7 (permalink)
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It's the lower handguards/handle thing on bolters.

Hack the lasgun barrel off, smooth the bottom to affix the bolter portion and then two balls of GS at the (rectangular) end with somthing solid and round poked into the centers to make holes.

No need to hack up expensive plasma bits, just bolt guns.
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Old 02 May 2010, 22:45   #8 (permalink)
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If you have any friends that play space marines and use scouts, just buy/trade the shotgun bits from them. It's likely they aren't using shotguns, none of the space marine players in my area do at least and they look pretty good on guardsman bodies. If you have the money you can even buy scouts and use them as vets with grenadiers doctrine. The armor looks a little heavier anyways, just glue on guardsman heads.
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A while ago I made a tutorial on converting Autoguns (or sickle-cell lasguns) and Shotguns that can be seen here. It's pretty simple and turns out pretty sweet, in my opinion.

Otherwise, buying some Scouts would work, too.

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Old 03 May 2010, 00:59   #10 (permalink)
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I have Catachan's lying all over the place, and so I happen to have tons flamers. SO I have cut off the flamer barrel and attached to a lasgun after cutting off the charger pack and the majority of the gun, I'll attach the image. I think it came out well and it looks a lot like a shotgun. And if you have Catachan's the cheapest option to make them. seen also is an under slung grenade launcher (which is just to unnoticeable to replace the grenade launcher I think) as well as my first attempt at the shotgun.
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