9 Apr 2009

Shadowsword Variants Simple Conversion

I was recently bought a Shadowsword/Stormlord as a thank-you present so I've taken a departure from my Relictors to have a look at constructing the kit. However, the biggest problem was what variant to choose? So, I opted for 5 out of six variants.

To make the sixth, the Stormlord you need several different pieces and alter the engine block and turret mounted weapon, however the other five just require 2 pieces to be moveable and a selection of barrels. I'm sure there is a way to make all 6 variants but that would involve magnetizing several sections and over complicate things, besides, it gives me an excuse to go ahead and buy another tank later...

All you have to do is fix some old sprue strutts inside the hull to support the flat hull plate (which btw is reversible too). Keep the turret assembly and the flat hull plate unglued when you finish construction, this way you can swop them about with ease.

10 comments:

  1. Cool. Eventually I plan on picking up one of these and I was hoping this type of swapping, etc., was possible.

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  2. Nice post Siph. Good to know most of the options are easy to swap around.

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  3. Good grief that's a lot of variations. Nice write up.

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  4. Excellent. 5/6 variants in a single kit is fantastic.

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  5. Ha. I beat you =-D But your way is so much easier and user friendly.

    http://shortsonfire79.blip.tv/file/1898343/

    Cool stuff. I'm watching you now =-D

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  6. Hear that! you've got a stalker! :P
    Nice, simple, although the stormlord seems too good to miss I mean it's got that Heavy 15 main gun (which ain't that great) but 20 (I think) models can fire from it! using the tank to get up close and rapid fire lasguns (or you could use it as an ally for Sisters and then you could have 20 rapid fire bolters! (that ignore cover with blessed ammuntion)

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  7. Hah, thanks Chris. And Peter, no worries, thats what birthdays and christmas is for - more Shadowsword/Stormlord kits! My (future)DKK will really appreciate an up close and personal Stormlord to break the siege lines.

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  8. guys this tank/s looks even better in the flesh!! Siph, awesome job!!

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  9. That's a really nifty trick! Though I have to admit, my favorite part of the article was this: "besides, it gives me an excuse to go ahead and buy another tank later..."

    Way to think ahead, my friend. Way to think ahead!

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  10. I am a good wife!

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