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I am in the process of converting a Daemon Hunters Inquisitor retinue, and I wish to build a landraider to accompany them, as well as their Grey Knights. This retinue is by no means a legal gaming squad, just something purely for my own enjoyment.
I want the land raider to be the epitome of Inquisitor might and firepower.
I am ordering various pieces from forgeworld, such as extra armour, of course. Inquisitor symbols and Inquisitorial armour plates for the Raider, a couple of Grey Knight tank commanders and other various bits and pieces.
I want to mount as many weapon systems on this tank as I can without it looking foolish or overkill.
So my first thoughts were of what theme the weapons would be. Throughout the various fictions, codex’s and forums I have browsed through, it would seem standard projectile (bolt weapons, assault cannons etc) weapons suit an Ordo Malleus Raider better than las, or any other type of weapon systems.
But if any one has any more experienced, in depth knowledge of this, it would be greatly appreciated.
So then I got to thinking how and what weapon systems I could mount. Scrolling through forgeworld, the land raider Prometheus caught my eye, or its sponsons did at least. With those sponsons in mind. I knew I had the rear slots filled. the raider crusader also attracted my interest, its hurricane bolters were pretty cool, so I took that concept a step further and thought about converting my own sponsons to house a hybrid 'hurricane storm bolter' setup, using the pintle mounted storm bolter from the marine tanks, and fit as many as would allow in a normal sponson. Converting ammo feeds and the like, so there was the other side slots filled. And I was pretty happy with the configuration so far.
I would like to add here, please guys feel free to crit and or comment on what you guys think, suggestions, improvements. Fluff accurate changes I could make. Anything, this is all very concept ideas at this stage, I have about half my retinue built, so I will try and get pics up for you guys soon, as soon as I have time, and the knowledge as to how to take good shots of my minis.
Back to it.
This bought me now to the front mounted sponson, I loved the idea of having the twin-linked assault cannon that comes with the crusader sprue, until I stumbled upon a massively converted space wolf raider sporting a converted tri-linked heavy bolter in the front mount. This sparked my interest, as I never conceived converting the weapon systems in this way, leading my crazy mind to look deeper into perhaps converting all the side sponsons in this way, adding another weapon here and there, again, without it looking foolish. So, I do not wether to mount heavy bolters or assault cannons in the front sponson, give me your thoughts here.
Now, for the top panel of the hull, I wanted to convert extensively. Searching various kits, I came across the Sisters Immolator Rhino top panel, which has two round access hatches in parallel. This led me to thinking, of using two of them, converting the top hull of the raider to incorporate them. And in the hatches mount four pintle storm bolters. Two pintled with the tank commanders, and two mounted as the stand alone versions.
This is the core base for my Raider, then I focused on what force the tank would be used by. Daemon Hunters, hence, psycannons came to mind and how I could represent them on my weapons. Leaving the majority of the bolters as standard guns, wanting to convert the two commander pintle stormbolters to be psycannons, unsure of how to do that. I thought about cutting the barrels from the stormbolters and replacing them with a single heavy bolter barrel. But suggestions on this would be greatly appreciated.
I think that ends my general concept idea until I receive feedback.
One thing, can someone let me know what weapons the land raider Prometheus from forgeworld actually are, I’m sure they are two twin-linked heavy bolters, but I am not quite sure.
Thanks heaps guys,
Take it easy.
There is no such thing as a plea for innocence in my court. A plea for innocence is guilty of wasting my time. Guilty.
- Inquisitor Lord Fyodor Karamazov
Nice ideas mate, how do i give you rep, i can't seem to find the buton eheh, sorry, back new to these forums, can't seem to remember stuff. (Hehe, i found it, rep is yours.)
I really like your idea of two twin-linked psycannons instead of the Prometheus sponsons, but once again, its just modelling that acurate, good looking psycannon, i thought maybe of using the forgeworld grey knight psycannon arm, but i would its oposite twin, which doesn't exist...hmm.
Yeh, i will have to get the parts, make a mockup and see what space restrictions and clutterage i am dealing with.
That sounds like a worthy thing to try, i shall have to muck around with various things and try to model a psycannon. Thanks.
Yeh, i thought so, but thank you for clarifying.
Thanks again fro your feedback, much appreciated.
Last edited by Denrik; May 19th, 2008 at 07:45. Reason: Change in message.