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Hey guys, here's Sy with his first conversion tip.
Ever wanted shotguns for your troops?
And ever wanted to get rid of those pesky extra lasguns?
Here's a useful tip to combine both!
[Please note, coming pictures are rather unclear, couldn't do much to better it, but I hope the descriptions work]
Start off by cutting the barrel of a lasgun.
If you have a lasgun with a bayonet, just cut that off too.
Then, your future shotgun should look like this:
After that, cut the butt of the rifle off, like so:
When you're done with that, glue the butt to the underside of the lasgun.
To finish things up, you should cut off the powercell, like I did.
Hope you guys find this useful!
nice! the gun looks almost exactly like the pulsecarbine from the alien movies! to have a army complete with only these guns would look amazing, think I'll try it out.
They look like great Auto-guns too, like Guardsmen said they look like the Pulse Carbines from Aliens.
- Watch this space.
Yeah, they come out good- I've given one of my Officers one.
Imperial XIV Corps:
22nd Emperor's Rangers- 0%
291st Catachan- 0%
2nd Naval Regiment- 0%
*eyeing spare lasguns giddily* ^_^
Thanks for the excellent tip!
nice conversion i wish i'd thought of it before i made up my Vets, it would of been a nice addition ... perahps i could do some post-opp...
my version of the converted "shotgun" was to make a guy with two laspistols. the off hand was the handle of a GL with a pistol on it.
as for the shotgun being "slightly" better than a lasgun. it depends on the unit. in a CC Vet squad, you could use shotguns instead of CCW/Laspistols since you'd hit on a 3 instead of 4. but other than that, they're pretty much purely for the "cool a shotgun" factor
The only thing that shot guns are good for are troops who are going charge into cc, especially if they are deepstriking. Then they get an extra shot and can still move. They are also good in jungle fighting w/ catachans since they can only see 12" at max through jungle and there wont be great open spaces anyway. Lasguns are better for everything else because of the long range capability.
Hmm...I am thinking of getting a unit of Veterans armed only w/ Shotguns and adding auxilary Grenade Launchers to them. In game functions, it would be like having 3 Grenade Launchers in the team and everyone else having a shotgun (as it represents different members firing grenades at a time while everybody pumps buckshot.)
Syph, nice job with the conversion! I've been looking for a shotgun model yours looks great and is easy to make! Just an FYI to all, check out Forge World's newer renditions of shotguns as well - they reflect back to Mossberg 500 's or so.
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"Hold your fire until you see the whites of their eyes!...Oh screw it! It's not like these lowest bid lasguns are going to do anything anyway. Open Fire!" ~ Lt. Marcus Aurileus Cashain'tus