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At my local game shop, our tomb king player is going off to college, so a few of us pooled some money for me to buy some bits to make a going-away-gift. As I have always been a fan of mercenaries (and cannons), I decided that tomb-kings deserve a low-cost warmachine. For his gift I am going to surprize him with a Tomb-Kings-styled, Dogs-of-War Cannon. And here I am going to post the 6 day conversion process.
Firstly; The bits:
Â· 1 Empire Cannon Sprue 2 99390202002 $10.00
Â· 2 7 SPOKED WHEEL SPRUE 99399999001 $1.00
Â· 1 SKULL CATAPULT CREW 1 9947020711101 $3.00
Â· 1 SKULL CATAPULT CREW 2 9947020711102 $3.00
Â· 1 SKULL CATAPULT CREW 3 9947020711103 $3.00
Â· 1 SKULL CATAPULT LEFT SIDE 9947020711104 $4.00
Â· 1 SKULL CATAPULT TAIL 1 9947020711105 $2.00
Â· 1 SKULL CATAPULT RIGHT SIDE 9947020711110 $4.00
Â· 1 SKULL CATAPULT TAIL 2 9947020711111 $2.00
Â· 1 SKULL CATAPULT LEVER 9947020711112 $1.00
Â· 1 SKULL CATAPULT SPRUE 2 9947020711115 $1.00
Â· 1 SKULL CATAPULT SKULLS 9947020711116 $2.00
Â· 1 CASKET VULTURES 9947020711611 $2.00
As well as other odds-and-ends I find around the bits box. Pictures later, depending on how good of a camera I have. In completion it should look about the same as the catapult (sans the pillars), with a cannon resting on it. Not too complex, but much better looking than a simple cannon. Also, there will be wheels in the back where the winch would be, and the "trigger" crewmember will have the tools for loading the cannon from the sprue.
Last edited by Aristone; August 14th, 2005 at 07:55.
First I had to shave all the pieces, and get the empire-crests off the cannon. Although this is mostly metal, there wasn't as much work involved in shaving as I thought. Here is a picture of all the bits I planned on using.
So I decided to start building today as well. Most of it is self-explanitory, but to attach the wheels to the model I took some bits of a sprue (the sprues that hold bases together) and glued them inside of a wheel. Following that I filled the hole of the tail with greenstuff and fitted the wheels to it.
(Its a cruddy picture, but it gets the point across)
While building I made a mistake gluing one of the skulls to the chariot blade (bottum of first picture). Trying to pry it off before it was dry I snapped the blade. Go me...
Now, I just decided to fix the problem by replacing it with a beast-man skull and a second skull behind it (looks menacing still). And after that I connected it together enough to consider this finished for now. All I have to do is actually connect the cannon to the model (its balancing on the "catapult trigger"). So, heres pictures of the model after it is "built".
Yes, yes... I'm no good with my camera, we all know that.
Impressive! Perhaps unfluffy, but a very good idea!
Be sure to post updates, and good luck!
Looks great, but can Tomb Kings take mercenaries?
Thanks for your commentsSurprizingly, tomb kings get dogs of war as a rare choice, so this is a cheap and effective one for them to take. Unless I misread the Dogs of War .pdf on the GW site.Originally Posted by TubalAs for the fluff of this, um... Tomb Kings... also had a... um... bustling trade-city where mercenaries hung out? The cannon is the remains of some of said mercenaries. Maybe...? ::Whistles innocently::Originally Posted by Pierced53
Thats really cool, good work
Sorry for the delay, worked all night on day 2, so I post both 2 and 3 together.
I spent most of the time wondering how I could magnetize the base for the chariot (along with actually making the base. To make the long story short I bought some strip magnet and a huge 4" x 24" x 1/8" balsa wood slab. I cut two equal lengths [4" x 5"] of it (took forever using a hobby knife, get a saw if you want to try this at home) and cut out the 3 squardes for the crew to fit in. Also, I based the crew members and converted the one with the trigger to look more like a cannon crew member (namely the trigger). This took quite some time and I'm not too sure of the results. Pcitures:
Tomb King Cannon- Base
Tomb King Cannon- Base (2)
Tomb King Cannon- Base (Top view)
Tomb King Cannon- Base With Cannon
Day three was also a very busy day, I put some small rare-earth magnets (left-overs from my tau army) on the bottum of the crew bases (4 per crew). Also, I went ahead and based the model, as I only have 3 days left now I have to get moving. I was fairly dissapointed in the strength of the magnets (I think I shouldn't have used the strip magnets, they are very weak and do nothing to the pewter models on top of them [I'm a bright one]). But its too late now, and they hold well enough to move them around in an upright position, assuming there is fairly little shaking of the base (basically it gets teh whole model on deployed at once, rather than grabbing the crew and cannon seperately). Pictures:
Tomb King Cannon- Base W/ Sand
Tomb King Cannon- Base W/ Sand (2)
Tomb King Cannon- Base W/ Sand (Cannon Too)
Yes, I still don't understand my camera.
wow, good work
Great mod. He could use it like the zombie pirate cannon, that would be neat. Of coarse he'd need to have his opponents consent for that.
not really he could just use the rules for bronzio's galloper guns sure not a great cannon but still able to whack warmachines with a single hit.
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