Tuesday, October 16, 2012

SCWH Traitor Guard: scratch built heavy weapon

I have been diligently working on my traitor guard and have painted up 2 squads of troopers and built up two more squads. But this past weekend I have been busy trying to replicate my first 'counts as' heavy weapon squad. Here's a picture of that first one:

I want to evoke a WWI look and like the big wheels of the first one. But the main gun part is an old Ork Lobba and runs 22 dollars, the wheels are from the Skaven Doom Bell and run 8 dollars, so I held off. This weekend I got some plastic card from my buddy Christian and decided to build the wheels, the main gunhouse and the frame that holds it. Here's the result and after it was painted:

Of course upon close inspection, it doesn't look as good, but on the battle field it will totally do. Doing rivets drives me crazy by the way. In the end I was very pleased with the way it came out and certainly once the paint is dry and the liberal wash administered, it came together nicely

Here are some shots painted up, on the left the old one, on the right the new one.

For the new one (right), I added a different chaos symbol

and some details, this is a warriors of Chaos shield:

Although for the first one I built up the base myself with balsa wood and green stuff, this time I used a trench base from Secret Weapon.

One more to go!
SC Mike


  1. Looks good, although I prefer the plainer barrel on the original - maybe try using plain tubing on any further versions?

    FWIW I think your home-made base looks far superior to the Secret Weapon base!

  2. Thanks. I also wasn't the biggest fan of the Russ barrel, but had nothing else. I am going to make one more and will have to replace this barrel once I have been to the hardware store.
    yeah, that first base came out well, I thank the FW modeling book for that


  3. Mike, I think I have some plastic tubing that you could use, hit me up when you go to make #3.

  4. I admit that I like either barrel style, but by all means, go for the plain one, it probably "fits" best.

    If you were to keep with the Russ barrels though, I'd say "filler putty is your friend" for those half-gaps!

    Do like, however. Do like indeed.

  5. thanks all. I already have decided to change out the barrel! I agree with you