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I have about 5 Destroyers on Sprue and I was thinking about making them Convertible to Heavy Destroyers. I don't have any of the metal H Gauss cannons, and I want to use little magnets for fast and dirty conversion on the fly.
If anyone can lend me some ideas, or point me to a web source I would be grateful. I will also provide pics of the final product to anyone interested, once they are complete that is.
I need inspiration, any help appreciated.
I've never tried this, but I'll take a stab:
Naturally, the two things that make heavy destroyers different are the gun arm and the targeter stalk thingy. The latter can be scratch-built pretty easily with some plastirod and green stuff, and a simple magnet can make it removable.
For the gun, that's a little harder. The metal version would be pretty heavy, I fear, to attach via magnets, so you'd be better off scratch-building a plastic version. The shape of the heavy d's gun is basically a long set of stems with two green rods inside. I can't believe it'd be THAT hard to make one!
Maybe instead of making a whole new gun, you can make an add-on to the gun to make it look bigger. The Necron's arm sockets don't lend themselves well to magnets, that's why I mention this possibility.
Thanks for your input guys. I had been thinking I would use the Gauss cannons and mod them into heavies ( more of a permanent solution ) but what would I do to get them back to regular cannons. So that idea was out.
Making the standard gauss cannons adaptable to heavies I honestly had nt thought of. So I will definitely look into that possibility.
Simply scratch building cannons out of plasticard is a great idea. I have done this with scale Tank projects and I am not the best at it, looks great in planning but never seems to end up right. Not ruling it out just yet, still brainstorming.
I have been searching the various 40K fourms for ideas but havent found anything promising.
At this point I am leaning towards scratchbuilt H Gauss Cannons but as Lemt pointed out the magnet idea might not work with this.
More to follow.
( I guess this topic should have been posted in the MOD forum but I think only Cron lovers would have the passion for this anyway. )
I've been looking at it, and I've decided that normal Destroyer's weapons are much cooler than the "heavy" version, so I'd definetely go to modding that. The heavy is just longer, and not as thick, so I'd probably magnetize the tip of the weapon (the hexagonally arranged spikes) so you can deattach it and add another plasticard piece. Then, adding another boxy thing with cooling fins to the rear end should balance it out and make it look heavier. As for the targeter, I'd probably magnetise it to the shoulder. It will take some drilling and covering and sanding with greenstuff, but that's probably the best spot.
I've thought about it, but haven't done it. My plan was as stated above.
RARE earth magnets on the TIP of a normal destroyer cannon, then add an additional flayer tip (modded a little) and have those 2 pieces magnatized at the end allowing you to change them out easily.
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