Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Shuriken Cannon Bikes


Parts used are the stock jetbike and one shuriken cannon from the Vyper kit.





The next step is trim the catapult barrels off and cut the Cannon where the narrow end touches the body of the cannon. I tried to use the little hose part of the cannon but it just wouldn't work out...



At this point I cut the end piece off the cannon and shaved the end-rim off to give it a rounded appearance. I wanted to use the ammo feed but it would become too cluttered under the bike if I did...



Here the two pieces are glued in place. The tab that hangs from the cannon end has to be trimmed so the bike canopy will fit properly.





This is the assembled bike. I like the cannon off set from the center like the metal version as it visible and immediately recognizable.





This is the finished bike conversion. The rider is a simple head swap with the current guardian head. I think it is the easiest and fastest way of getting shuriken cannons in your squads without braking the bank to do it. Most Eldar and Saim-hann players will have the parts laying about....


I was inspired to get to work on some of my stuff due to this guy and the massive project ahead of him....