Monday, February 29, 2016

Field Artillery, Vostroyan Style.

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.

Your punishment will be more severe

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.

And all painted up:

And I'm back (Update)

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.

I'll  be playing in the Hammer in the New Year tournament so of course I want to have this beast ready. Deadlines are good; they keep you focused (or panicked)

Not content with that, I also want to add a Forge World unit, a Quad Mortar Battery, a la Vostroya, which of course means rockets; like this:

And just to be cheesy, a couple of White Scars librarians for a Conclave.

How much time do I have?

------ Edit ----

Finished the Knight  in time and got the Quad Mortars done, but ended up using a couple of SW models as stunt-doubles for the White Scars Libbies.  Anyway, here are some pics of the Knight: