Saturday, February 9, 2013

Rapier Laser Destroyer, Part 1

The Rapier Laser Destroyer from Forge World is a very tempting purchase, but I decided that I could get along just fine without spending the money on something I could make with the bits I had on hand.  After taking a look at the Thunderfire Cannon I got in a huge box of used Space Marine stuff I bought, I knew what my next project would be.

Not bad, if I do say so myself.  I'll have better photos when the project is complete, but until then, here are the work-in-progress shots.  The next post in this mini-series will very likely be painting-in-progress, followed by the completed model when I'm able to take nice pictures of it.

The gun carriage.  I didn't do anything to this part except remove the aquila from the front of the unit to make gluing an armor plate easier.  Did you know that the Thunderfire Cannon's turret mount is about the same size as a Razorback turret ring and the Aegis quad gun?

Scratch building some lascannons.  I thought I had more than I did in the old bits box, but that turned out not to be the case, so I broke out the miter box, razor saw and some trusty plasticard tubing.

For when one just isn't enough.

The almost-but-not-quite complete laser destroyer array.  I added some minor details and filled in some gaps to pretty the weapon up and make it look a bit beefier to better fit the track unit.

More to come in the next few days, so be sure to stay tuned.

With the Omnissiah's blessing,

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