Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Gun Emplacement Mk. II - 6

A quick addition to last nights update.

Basically it has been too hot this evening to do anything but after The Grim Darkness asked about Deathstrikes I thought i would get the Manticore kit out and do a quick mock up or two.

Deathstrike:


It could be made to work I think, it would mean modifying the mounting plate, either incorporating the part from the GW kit or converting a cast piece. It still won't look 'right' to me. I just don't think a weapon like this would be mounted on a gun platform.

Manticore:


Again it is doable with some changes to the base, but personally I think the FW Manticore turret would be much better.

I am thinking of magnetising Hydra turrets so they can either take the Autocannon or brackets holding Manticore rockets.


In other news I ordered some Earthshaker bits so that I can rebuild the one I have and put together two new ones, giving me a nice battery of three guns...

6 comments:

  1. The hydra guns might be too heavy for magnets, maybe you could inlay some machine screws?

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    1. I've got some magnets that should hold them ok. Though until I try I won't know for sure if some extra support will be required.

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  2. If you're going to put earth shakers in I'd think about converting the mount so you can elevate the gun to 90deg, I always see them as flack 88's and putting them in a fixed position makes it even more so for me.

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    1. Probably too much hassle though it is a bit odd that if you look at the side pieces it looks like the gun should be elevate much more than it physically can. Bit of a design flaw I think...

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  3. Hmmm...I didn't expect it to look so small. Cheers for the mock up though. May have to make the diameter of the defensive walls a little smaller when I try my hand at this. Looking cool though :)

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    1. No worries. I think a Deathstrike would be better in some kind of silo rather than an emplacement like this, or kept mobile (though I still can't stand the idea of Deathstrikes in anything other than Epic...)

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