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In the back pages of our new IG dex a page is devoted to an absurdity, a portable ICBM launcher with attached big scary missile that will hardly ever fire should it actually be brought onto a table.
So for the sheer absurdity of it, I decided to make a quick conversion kit so that I can try one for the more pointlessly fun games that I play, or to at least be a nice objective piece without actually trowing down money for the actual box.
It's mostly done aside from the hulll weapon and touchups, weathering, fixative and dirt into the tread/wheel assembly
The Deadly Deathstrike missile:
I started with an odd 23mm anti-aircraft shell that I had lying around, plus why not strike fear into my adversaries by using something that was originally intended to kill anyways?
The elevation and missile mount mechanism:
It's made from the dozerblade support struts, as well as two of those mini-wallls that come with Chimera kits, and a hull turret top option from an LRBT accessory sprue I think.
The raising and dragging winch:
From the bottom up: rare earth magnet mounting Sentinel Ml/lascannon powercell to the hull of the chimera, with the HK missile rails fixed into a steel I beam of sorts, with a Sentinel joint cover glues on the reverse of the junction. The top consists of a searchlight holder, and the towcable from any vehicle kit as well as a tow hook.
I think it's fitting in the 40k grim and dark style that a small and narrow winch is used to lift one of the mightiest weapons of the imperium...
The Missile mounted side 3/4:
Another LRBT optional turret (I think) supports the aft of the 23mm shell to prevent it from sliding off of the back of the chimera.
I doubt that I'll use this quick and dirty conversion kit much outside of odd-fun games, or as a nice objective for special missions 9escort it across the map, defend it, etc) but I'll go and give it a go later today and see if I can roll a six come turn 2.
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Nice quick and dirty conversion, I especially like the use of the AA shell.
Make sure you let us know how it fares if/when you use it!
Looks pretty nice for a quick and dirty conversion. Looks like something that will cause the same reaction i had to seeing a hammer head for the first time. I ran twoards it with everything i had and killed it. Sadly it was the ONLY thing i killed as my marines were utterly destroyed.
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Nice work there man, I love the missile. The lasguns on the side look a bit weird though. You should IMO take them out and put a sttrip of plasticard or something to resemble an armour plate.
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