This is my first attempt at modeling/sculpting. The pics didn’t come out too clearly as my camera does not do macro very well. This is the new cannon/organ gun boxed set. I trimmed back most of the back bits of the organ gun, and left them open, I carved off all the dwarf bits (the runes and faces) and then started adding my white stuff to the ends… I wanted to sculpt faces around each one… to make it as if daemons/chaos dwarves were spitting out the rockets. I used the cannon shells and nails to craft rockets modeled after the bazuka ammo (just larger). I added horns to the bald dwarf, and made the cannon plunger into another rocket that is about to be loaded into the launcher. There will be 1 empty barrel when I’m done and a launching rocket with flames shooting out the back and the rocket advanced out of the tube.
I’m pretty happy with the way the launcher faces came out… with teeth going all the way around each barrel. I’ve sprayed the crewmembers and the launcher and will be painting it tonight or tomorrow.
Once I finish with this rocket I am going to convert some blunderbusses from the BFSP thunderers. I want to make them more 3rd edition, and add heavy armor to them. I am still trying to figure out how to do that… I also am thinking about adding the heavy armor to the Death Rocket crew. I just haven’t quite figured out how I am going to do it yet. My goal is to have the crew finished by this weekend though! I also am going to borrow a better camera!
And thus ends my first conversion project!! (I consider the juggernaut a complete build HA!) :o
Here are the crew-members (as the Death Rocket requires only a crew of 2 I’m thinking I’ll use the Chaos Dwarf with the clip board as an Archane Engineer, or Daemonsmith, or similar…) only real modifications were extra armor, and the horns…
Here is the finished flames/smoke shooting out the back as the rocket launches!
You should really have a play around with cotton wool. I’ve seen many examples of rockets with some of this wrapped around the wire as smoke and it generally looks good. You’d need to repaint the nail white.
The nail is the shaft of the missile still exiting from the barrel of the launcher. Yeah looking at it in the pics it does look a little off… on the mini itself not so bad… I’ll try to touch it up some… how does cotton wool hold up over time?