Friday, 22 March 2013

Gun Turret 7

It's been a while since I did a post regarding the Gun Turret design I was working on. The last post was basically putting the whole thing on hold with little chance of it being printed and cast as a physical finished model.

Well things change...in this case I was approached by a friendly chap who was looking for items to add to his product range for the store he was about to launch, he was most interested in the gun turret.

So where are we now?

I decided to start from scratch with the design, moving further away from the basic square design. I plumped for a six sided structure, with a entrance to the rear with the other five walls identical - thus cutting down on the number of prints required...




Pretty straight forward so far...

But I wanted something a bit more. My cunning plan was to make it a dual design that could either be a gun turret or a bunker. At first I thought a full bunker that could take a full 10 man squad, but that would of meant it being far too big. So instead we decided on a command bunker.

For this the top plate flips over...


On the other side of the top plate we have a comms unit which will have holes for brass rod to be added as aerials while at the front we have a radar dish.



Detail above shows the 'other side' of the top plate, while below shows the entrance better.


Now the radar dish isn't fixed in place. As you can see in the detail shot above of the top plate there is a hole in the radar mounting point. This is for a magnet to be fitted which can allow the radar to be swapped out for a searchlight...



So that brings you up to date on what is happening with the Gun Turret.

At the moment various printing and production methods are being investigated but hopefully it won't be too long before the above goes on offer to people.

As for the friendly chap who approached me and who will be selling this he goes by the name of Col Gravis and you can see his Blog here while his store can be found here.

4 comments:

  1. That is thoroughly cool - I really dig the new look!

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  2. Very nice, and it will sit next to the wall of martyrs and aegis line very easily, and not look out of place too.

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    1. Cheers. Hadn't thought of how it looks with them to be honest. Was more thinking about my own Dragons Teeth and possible walls I do later...

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