I haven’t posted anything this past week because my free time has been consumed with the fallout caused by listing 80+ ebay auctions to end on the same day. I’m glad to say that it went rather well (more to come on that subject), and I’m even more glad that it’s over.
That aside, I thought I’d put up a quick post on some of my modeling progress. This past week, I cobbled together a Tyranid style quad-gun (to go with my Aegis Defense Line). Credit where credit is due, the idea was wholly inspired by Dwez over at Confessions of a 40k Addict.
Perhaps “inspired” is the wrong word, and I’d be better off using the term “blatantly stolen from Dwez?”
I think my version is different enough than his to warrant the inspiration tag. Whereas he put far more effort into it than I bothered to–prefering to go for the quick and cheap solution. Since I’ve already gone with a seashell theme (see my post on using barnacles for drop pods), I extended the theme by using a common spiral shell for the base of this platform. I drilled a smallish hole out of it (for the record, those shells are frickin’ tough), and glued a Tyrannofex gun into place. I threw a carnifex “node” (adrenal gland, perhaps?) into place to give it a “brain,” and used some leftover gargoyle tails as the tentacles (I’d previously used the wings to make flying warriors).
The only other component is a little hot glue (again, a tip I’ve gone over in the past with my mycetic spores). I’m not sure I’m 100% happy with that, but my wife said it looked good, so I’m taking her word for it.
Technically speaking, it is small enough to fit on a 40mm base (which is about right for the size, but I opted to put it on a 60mm base so that I could make it stand out a little bit more, and add the tentacles.
Anywho, that’s all for now. In the upcoming weeks I intend to post a few outstanding batreps from 6th edition, and hopefully a painting progress post (that might cover this as well, if I get my arse in gear…)