|This is a hobby "feel good" story. Don't mind the clown on my ass.|
As I warmed to the idea of returning to the guard I hit the same wall but rather than look for the missing part I considered what else I might be able to do with chimera hull. I had a look through the armour parts box and came up with an Aegis auto cannon set from a long forgotton armoured car build I'd done and a Baneblade turret that I'd been gifted when my local shop decided to use GW pre-fab terrain exclusively and no longer wanted a turreted bunker they had kicking around. I'd already utilized the cannon to beef up a basilisk and a leman russ main gun so the turret itself was looking pretty spartan and I began to wonder how the cannons might look in place of the missing gun.
Initially I thought the turret was too large. I had never played around with a baneblade kit before and thought it was a write-off until I realized the stowage at the rear of the turret was tacked on and could be broken off. The turret is still sizable but snubbed enough that I'm happy with the result. I had a piece from a modular water tower kicking around that I added to the top of the turret to represent a sonar dome and found a sensor array (I think it's from a vehicle command sprue) that looked right. The auto cannons mated up well with a little plasticard and the after taking a spare turret ring from a rhino/razorback kit I was in business.
|Small gun? Quantity is a quality unto itself|
|Flash may not show it well but the lenses got a hit of future wax that makes quite a difference in person|