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Brother Casman's Thread of Things 2015

Conversions Predator Executioner Predator Infernus Blood Ravens Chapter

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Brother Casman

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So, welcome to my 2015 hobby thread. I don't have a major project like my terrain set for this year (well, other than my Orks, which are hardly board appropriate) but I do have some things on the go for my Marines.

I posted the following image as a teaser for a Predator Executioner gun a while back, so this is where I'll start:
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Edited by Brother Casman, 31 July 2017 - 02:29 PM.
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The Great Repaintening! - follow along on my journey to repaint a Blood Ravens army. | Brother Casman's Waaagh! - All of my Orks... for now. | Brother Casman's Terrain Extravaganza! - Everything is complete!


In the operations of war, [...] the expenditure at home and at the front, including entertainment of guests, small items such as glue and paint, and sums spent on chariots and armor, will reach the total of a thousand ounces of silver per day. Such is the cost of raising an army ...


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I knew that I wanted to fill the space between the gun and the mantlet with something, but I was having a hard time finding something that would fit into the existing tubes/holes. So I ended up cutting them off and replacing them:
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I leveled the tubes out a bit, and grabbed some leftover electrical wire and bent it around to give me the little arc seen here:
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Here, I've added some more wire arcs:
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And here, we have the full set, along with the turret proper (it's magnetized to be swappable):
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Not sure how I'll do the heavy conversion beamer variant, but it'll probably involve the autocannon turret in some way.

Do let me know what you think!

Edited by Brother Casman, 31 July 2017 - 02:31 PM.

The Great Repaintening! - follow along on my journey to repaint a Blood Ravens army. | Brother Casman's Waaagh! - All of my Orks... for now. | Brother Casman's Terrain Extravaganza! - Everything is complete!


In the operations of war, [...] the expenditure at home and at the front, including entertainment of guests, small items such as glue and paint, and sums spent on chariots and armor, will reach the total of a thousand ounces of silver per day. Such is the cost of raising an army ...


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You'll also note that the tags on this thread include Predator Infernus - this will be a rather more straightforward conversion of the Baal Predator. Here we have the Flamestorm cannon (stock, though I will scrap off the Blood Angel symbols):
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And here we have a Magna-Melta turret:
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There is some green stuff work to be done on the magna-melta.

Edited by Brother Casman, 31 July 2017 - 02:32 PM.

The Great Repaintening! - follow along on my journey to repaint a Blood Ravens army. | Brother Casman's Waaagh! - All of my Orks... for now. | Brother Casman's Terrain Extravaganza! - Everything is complete!


In the operations of war, [...] the expenditure at home and at the front, including entertainment of guests, small items such as glue and paint, and sums spent on chariots and armor, will reach the total of a thousand ounces of silver per day. Such is the cost of raising an army ...


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Hmm. Interested to see where this goes. 



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likewise.


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Looking good so far.



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So, a quick update today. I've done some work on my Blood Ravens between other things over the past couple months. Here's how the turret conversion looks at present:
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I think it needs something in the space on the gun, maybe some purity seals? Thoughts?

I also found an unopened box of Assault Terminators, and I run a Chapter Master/Captain in Terminator armour often enough, so I figured I'd build the most common version and paint him up:
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I also decided that these metal Sternguard had waited long enough to get painted - they're done with the new Blood Raven colour scheme from the How to Paint Tactical Marines ebook GW released for free. Rather darker than my previous scheme, but I like it more, I think. My new Blood Ravens will get done this way from now on:
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Edited by Brother Casman, 31 July 2017 - 02:34 PM.

The Great Repaintening! - follow along on my journey to repaint a Blood Ravens army. | Brother Casman's Waaagh! - All of my Orks... for now. | Brother Casman's Terrain Extravaganza! - Everything is complete!


In the operations of war, [...] the expenditure at home and at the front, including entertainment of guests, small items such as glue and paint, and sums spent on chariots and armor, will reach the total of a thousand ounces of silver per day. Such is the cost of raising an army ...


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There's some great stuff here. I really like the plasma turret. Is it made with parts from the dark angel skimmer thing?

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My thread of things:
http://www.bolterand...lds-some-stuff/

 

WIP Index Astartes Articles:

  Gatekeepers: http://www.bolterand...pers/?p=4192488

  Harvesters: http://www.bolterand...ters/?p=4192489

  Sons of Aetius: http://www.bolterand...tius/?p=4192491

 

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Yeah! When I saw the Land Speeder Vengeance, I knew that was how I was going to build a predator executioner turret. Luckily I have a friend who plays Dark Angels and built one of each speeder, so he gave me the spare set of plasma cannons.
The Great Repaintening! - follow along on my journey to repaint a Blood Ravens army. | Brother Casman's Waaagh! - All of my Orks... for now. | Brother Casman's Terrain Extravaganza! - Everything is complete!


In the operations of war, [...] the expenditure at home and at the front, including entertainment of guests, small items such as glue and paint, and sums spent on chariots and armor, will reach the total of a thousand ounces of silver per day. Such is the cost of raising an army ...


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Always good to have a friend with unwanted spare stuff!
I'm still looking for someone who has spare heavy bolter sponsons from a stormwolf/fang so I can finish off my Lacerator.

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My thread of things:
http://www.bolterand...lds-some-stuff/

 

WIP Index Astartes Articles:

  Gatekeepers: http://www.bolterand...pers/?p=4192488

  Harvesters: http://www.bolterand...ters/?p=4192489

  Sons of Aetius: http://www.bolterand...tius/?p=4192491

 

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Nice looking Ravens.



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thumbsup.gif  Coming along Nicely.


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