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Recently got my hands on a second model so I'm converting it up: Essentially, I need help doing a Psycannon (please excuse the crappy photos)
Hey guys, I've got a Sisters of Battle army and I decided to add in a Daemon Hunter Inquisitor so I could have a psycannon. I decided to keep with the Adepta Sororitas feel I would make myself a female inquisitor. The highly abridged background being that she manifest psyker powers as a repentia, did do impress the inquisitor with her, and was taken on. Ended up in the DH side of things due to the fact my roommate plays Slaanesh and keeps killing lots of my troops (metastory!) Here's where I'm going with this:
Very simple: she looks a bit like the sisters do anyway, given her a nice scroll that I can write inquisitorial mandates on (woo), and a sisters back pack to justify that she might be wearing some sort of armour or protection rather than a corset, dress, and thigh high buckled boots...
Now, I want her to have a Psycannon, and she looks a bit unarmed at present. I'll be taking her either as an Elite or HQ choice in different points values, so she won't -always- have henchmen; so I can't just slap a psycannon on one of them. Now I hardly have any bitz, but I have plasticard and greenstuff at my disposal, here are the only things I have:
Most of which dwarf her. Unfortunately no armies other than my witch hunter models. Now one idea, demonstrated in bluetack follows:
Obviously I'll cut the ammo feed down, and make a little arm for it, but it still looks a bit cumbersome and oversized; can anyone recommend a better way? Essentially I don't want to obscure too much of her, and she's quite small so I want to keep the weapon fairly petite.
I agree that the weapons you have seem a little big for mounting on the shoulder.
Have you considered doing a separate model for it? Not a henchman, I mean a "decorative" model that carries the weapon. I've seen everything from humble servants carrying the weapon to more ambitious conversions with it mounted on a servo-skull. If the Orks can get away with grot orderlies, ammo runts, and other models which are there for appearances' sake but may be removed to alleviate confusion when warranted, I see no reason why you couldn't. Surely you have some bits somewhere that can be cobbled together. In fact, all you really need is a torso, head, and MAYBE one or two arms. You could build an armature out of paper clip and green stuff some robes around the whole thing. Could be very convincing.
Unfortunately, no bits; I've only got sister models, only one GK that was given to me, no plastic models at all, I didn't collect anything apart from sisters of battle, and pure sisters at that XD The storm bolter and the pistol shown in my bits picture came with a second hand cannoness I was given.
Suggestions have been made to mount a stormbolter on her arm, or make a servoskull, and some scale pictures added here:
The sister of battle backpack is a vague attempt to try and justify the 3+ save when she is an Inquisitor Lord... I've no idea how I'd justify Artificer Armour if I took it, unless she's using fantasy rules where the more flesh you show the better protected you are... go go magical corset of protection
Are there any precendents with "weapon caddies"? I have a small 15mm base
Last edited by Spiku; December 18th, 2008 at 17:15.
In all honesty, just turn the gun into a little tripod mounted walky turret or like a mini AT-AT and have it be a decorative type model as suggested. You have plasticard. I know it might difficult, but it would be pretty awesome, and I doubt anyone will question.
What model have you made her from, by the way?
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Honestly there are a lot of options you can use from here. If you're already considering mounting the storm bolter on a servo arm, then maybe you won't feel too bad using two single bolter bits mounted on two different arms, which could still count as a storm bolter.
Alternately you could get a hold of an Epic Sentinel, and use the legs from that and mount your storm bolter between them, as sort of a servo skull on legs.
Also, if you want to keep the idea of a servo arm with a storm bolter, moving the storm bolter to below the models shoulders and away from the body will change the feel of the model and keep it from looking top heavy.
Yeah the poor girl was in a bit of a state, had to repair her hat and fix the coat a bit, still some things I need to neaten up T_T I'd love another one of the models so I could really go to town on this one.
Let's grab that picture someone showed me on dakka:
See I really didn't want to lose the buckled boot, so I didn't take off the sword; it'll require my dremel rather than just carving into it like I did removing the arm from the scroll she's holding. The sword is joined to the boot on my miniature; so to remove the sword I would damage the boot quite a bit.
This person has removed the leg from just below the knee, and sculpted a more standard sister of battle armoured leg on, and also removed the other to do the same. She looks more leggy here.
If I did that, I could put a BIG gun on her right arm, have her hold it, or have her just holding the barrel and have it resting on the floor; and I try to get the book from the third model here:
But I'd lose that sexy buckled boot T_T
I'm not a huge fan of servoskulls, but I wanted to have a look at what's available. Generally speaking I much prefer the idea that it's something she interacts with, rather than an automoton; though I really appreciate the various input. I've not really seen any precedent yet, so I haven't got any firm ideas. I know I'm not a fan of the cherub. I might yet see about sculpting some ladies in waiting for her
Because of the reassurance of that picture, I decided to have a go at removing the sword. I really should have taken "in progress" pictures because it was actually fairly tricky, but the sword body itself is only touching the foot it turned out, and there is "extra" metal between the sword and the leg, leaving an area to cut into. Turned out the boot was a bit bulkier as it moved towards the ankle, so after I cut down, and sliced a bit out of the shoe to remove the sword, I was able to file down the leg into a neater shape (not as easy as I thought it might be because of the coat being very close:
(used a scalpel, not the saw... not sure how I didn't notice the saw was close)
Still have a little slither to cut off then sand, but you get the idea; you can also see some of the extra metal on the sword. Due to the softness of the metal I just bent it away once it was free.
Now there's slightly more options available and I can look more into attaching a stormbolter and slapping inquisitorial stuff on it. Tempted to make it a bit like how terminators have their arm encased within the body of the weapon.
With reference to the idea of putting her on a larger base, and throwing some sister acolytes to carry her gun; is there any issue with using larger bases? Would this mean LoS could be drawn to the extra girs to allow things to shoot my inquisitor?