Knocked these together Friday night,to use as Thudd Guns, though I guess since they're rockets, they should be called something else?
I plan on redoing these however, since I just went with materials that I had on hand; the tubes are only 5/32" which feels a tad small for 40K's typically over-sized scaling; I think that 3/16" or 7/32" would be a bit more 40K scale. some of the parts on the frame are a bit over-scale for my tastes.
Anyway here's the final product all painted up, with my Master of Ordnance overseeing operations:
I'll do more of a construction article when I do the rebuild and build some proper great-coat crew.
I missed out on buying a punisher cannon when they could be easily obtained through the various
bits-sellers, now of course the damn things are as rare as hen's teeth. Since I want to try out Pask in a Punisher, I decided to build my own to go on my Ragnarok/Russ.
The mantlet was a spare demolisher mantlet that I had lying around, I attached a piece of 3/8" ID tube to serve as a mount for the gatling gun. The gatling gun itself is 6 pieces of 3/32" tubing around a 1/8" hexagonal rod. I added a couple of slices of the hex rod on to the mantlet to add detail to the spots where I cut off the demolisher cannon shock absorbers. I added a piece of round rod to the hex pieces to give the look of a bolt.
I plan to leave the gatling gun removable so that the mantlet can be used to mount a battle cannon or a vanquisher cannon as well.
Last year after setting a bunch of lofty hobby goals for 2015, I promptly dropped them all. I really just stopped being all that into 40K, and focused most of my free time on playing RPG's (DnD, Dark Heresy, Only War and Rogue Trader) and building/refinishing guitars, both of which kept me pretty busy. This was my big guitar project last year:
Magnetizing the weapons of course was a given. Also, since there's so much room in the carapace, lighting immediately came to mind; So 'old blue eyes' here will also have a machine spirit; an Arduino Nano, that I'll write the software for, to make things interesting.
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