Remember the game Siege?
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…You know, where you shoot plastic orange balls at a castle trying to knock over your enemy’s troops? Of course you remember, you might even have a set collecting dust somewhere.
Well, it looks like they sold the molds to the pieces to a 3rd party and they have been producing Siege parts, and they can now be found at Dollarama. After thinking about it for a while, I decided I could make an Earthshaker out of the plastic Cannon.
Here you can see I dismantled the cannon and used a small saw to chip off some sections of the Cannon Base.
Cutting the Cannon in half with a small saw as well as the tip of the Cannon, I constructed a much smaller cannon. Using 5 Chaos Icons, and Round Unslotted Bases, I created the wheels and Cannon Muzzle. For the muzzle I carefully cut out the center of a Chaos Icon, and the center of a base. To sand it smooth I was able to use the pin vice, which happens to be the perfect size. I then added a ring of GS on the underside of the base-with-a-hole and pressed the icon-with-a-hole onto it, and smoothed the GS. I glued the black sling-shot looking thing to the top of the base. I also glued the Icons to the bases. (I actually used some old GW bases from Space Hulk, I think, just because I wanted to use them up)
I glued the muzzle to the Cannon and let it sit. I constructed a nice large base for the Earthshaker to sit on. Using some left over plastic, I added some extra siding on the Cannon Base so that the wheels would attach more nicely. I then added the wheels to the side. Optionally I used some leftover GS to sculpt a little skull on the shield icon atop the Cannon.
Adding a few details and gluing it all together I yield the fruits of my labour! After only a few hours, with some sleep in between, I have myself a new Earthshaker Cannon! With most of the cannon coming from the Dollar Store! While I used 5 Chaos Icons, anyone could easily use only 1, and have different wheels.
I am quite happy with how it turned out. I chose to make the cannon barrel a little longer than the original model, but such things are subject to taste and can easily be made however one likes.
Now I have to whip up some Crewman, and this baby is ready to pummel some enemies!
More helpful pics:
Updated with Hellcannon bits.
80mm Base: Glued the sides of two regimental bases and two small monster bases. Filled the gaps with GS.
The gears from the hellcannon have a bit of an axel on them, so I decided to use those. I drilled out holes to place them in the frame.
Added the Skull to the muzzle with the help of GS. Set up the wheels to test the appearance.
Removed the flash from the wheels and used GS to help secure them in place. Final product with crew.
For the crewman with no hands I am going to have him loading s shell into the cannon. Once painted, I will add chains to the sides to chain it to the ground, like the Hellcannon.
More pics here: http://chaos-dwarfs.xandor.ca/forum/showthread.php?tid=183
Wow, big thread! Comments welcome.