Thursday, June 30, 2011


Custom Dreadnought arm/shoulder

 As I do not own Dreadnought arms with autocannons but wanted to field them, I needed a solution. An affordable solution- say without Forgeworld stamp on it. At first I thought about using Cadian weapon teams or Aegis defense line systems but all of them had one flaw...a lot of work and still not half cheap.

The solution presented itself when a friend hinted me towards the gun barrels offered by a company named Oldcrow models. They offer high quality tin barrels for a very fair price and shipping is reasonable as well.

The rest is constructing my own shoulder pads and cast them. My design of the prototype lets me use it for both arms and also for all sort of weapons although it is primarily meant for autocannons. It has no ammodrums or such things which would need to be added later on but this also gives me the possibility to create convincing variations by adding powercells, ammodrums or additional armor.

Click here to follow my Legio Custodes project.

Shoulder master for the mold
Autocannon barrels form Old crow models
First cast with mounted autocannons

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  1. g-g said... June 30, 2011 at 12:29 PM

    schaut gut aus,kann man nix sagen :) ein wenig "blank" ist die schulter zwar, aber das stört nicht wirklich

  2. Cannonfodder said... June 30, 2011 at 1:43 PM

    Danke. Dem blank kann man noch nachträglich entgegenwirken durch Bits oder Bemalen- was ich vorhabe.

    Ps.: Hab den Prätrianer Post mit einem Größenvergleich geupdated.

  3. Tristan said... June 30, 2011 at 3:00 PM

    very nice looking. glad you remembered to add the ammo bits before you actual made the mold ;)

  4. Cannonfodder said... June 30, 2011 at 3:35 PM

    Hi Tristan, actually I did not include the ammo drums in the shoulder mold- but I made a seperate one in order to swpa sides more easily. :)

  5. g-g said... June 30, 2011 at 4:42 PM

    hab das update gesehen und find die idee immer besser :) freu mich schon wenn das ganze auf einem RUNDEN base steht und bemalt ist!!
    zum bot-wenn du bits brauchst sag bescheid, hab ne ganze menge an siegeln etc rumliegen hier

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