Offering a new take on an old weapon, im bringing my 2nd edition metal Tallarn Autocannons into the 41st millennium. Here is where we started straight from the Games Workshop website:
|Used without permission (cause they don't answer email)|
Note the small wheels and general silliness of the model, good then (1994) - sad now (2012).
Now here is where we are going (yes those are my first two part casts):
Essentially the only thing required for the conversion was adding the larger wheels. I used plasti-struct rod in the center of the wheels (which may or may not have been cast from a certain green skin large gun kit) and then drilled a hole in that to pin it to the lower gun chassis with. Here are the component parts for my second set while they were still in production:
Here is a finished set:
The only real modification to the guns was sliding the Autocannon slightly forward in the carriage and getting the gun shield in the right place. Is it a small conversion, yes. Is it an important one - I think so.
still practicing_ (one small conversion at a time)