Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Upgrading Imperial Guard Stormtroopers' Chimera 3: links between hull and turret

Completing the conversion of the Stormtroopers' Chimera. I want an armoured carrier.

Plastering and modelling Chimera hull:

Before I fill the gap between hull and turret support with white clue (to save green stuff) and then with green stuff. I prefer modelling green stuff with a curved screwdriver, it's very practical.
Now Chimera becomes even higher

Dome-shaped lasgun sponsons:

Lasgun sponsons restored. I've used the screedriver like a driller to make six rings. I've carved original plastic spheres from Chimera, now without their lasgun, because Stormtroopers don't carry lasguns...
The dome-shaped lasgun sponsons are an essential link to dome-shaped turret. Periscopes too. Hull would be too squared without them.
Where armoured skirts can't touch Chimera hull there are two supports. Antenna from Cadian vox caster (it's huge for a trooper). Loudspeaker is in the rear of Chimera hull. I think it can rally the troopers outside the ramp. 

Stormtroopers' Chimera ready for painting:
Armoured Chimera conversion completed. Frontal square plates are linked to track guards. Round visor above hull Heavy Bolter to twin Heavy Bolters red one's. Hull Heavy Requiem has a vertical sponson similar to Leman Russ one's. There is a support for an optional frontal blade. Smokelauncher and many bolts on the sculpted hull.
Chimera's turret gets some new adjustment too: the light&green circle line allows Stormbolter to turn 360 degrees.