Last week I posted about this picture below. In a few trades I was able to get two OOP Land Raiders and one modern one. I have now converted one of the old ones into a 'refurbished' Raider, suited for my budding Wolf Wing army. This post is picture heavy and is just a quick run through in how to convert an old model into something new.
As you can see below, I completely took the old model apart. That is not easy to do without damaging the model. This one had been together for 20 years or so.
I was able to demolish it without incident, this is what these things look like
After that I cut out the existing doors and added a ornamental panel from Scribor Miniatures (Celtic range)
I wanted to magetize a modern set of Lascannons on the size, like below
I glued the old doors on the inside at the right distance from where the sponsons would go in, like so
Then I added a magnet or two, facing out.
On the back of the sponsons I used adhesive magnet from Galeforce Nine
After closing up the tank, it looks like this:
My plan was to have all weapons magnetized for all three variants. I have collected lascannons, hurricane bolters and flamestorm cannons. It still need to get two extra sponsons, so I can attach the primary weapons to each one permanently.
For the secondary weapons I added magnetic adhesive to the two little compartments on the front fender. I magnetized two assaultcannons and two heavy bolters and can easily swap them out. Below all of the weapons are shown:
And here they are all one there, for the picture.