Okay, so it should come as no surprise that I was going to modify the heavy weapons in the Eisenkern boxed set, right?
I know it sounds strange to have a need to make the miniatures for a game set in the 41st Millenium "More Realistic", but I just couldn't see the basic Heavy Weapons emplacements as "2-man portable" So off to the drawing board I went to modify these weapons to fit my view of what the future should hold!
First to be modified was the Autocannon, with its cool gun shield. I'll eventually have a custom lascannon and heavy bolter to drop into the frame, but in the meantime I needed to give it a wheeled frame and magnetize the cannon. The wheels are the small tires from Blood and Skulls Industry off of eBay. Very clean molds and one easy clip to clear off some sprue and they were ready for a dry-fit to the autocannon's frame.
|Eisenkern Autocannon with Blood and Skulls Industry wheels|
|Modified and Magnetized Autocannon frame|
All in all, I think they turned out decent and definitely MORE "2-man-portable than before. When I get these completed and based, I'll consider buying a second set so I can build versions of each of these that are "in transit" as some of the Forge World IG Heavy Weapons teams are modeled as being. But that is the subject of another post...