A while back I acquired some used Vanguard. If you follow my blog you might remember that there were some strange choices when they were put together. I fixed most of them up and added them into my growing Skitarii army. The last model of the group was had the arc rifle backpack with a carbine attached to it and some odd arm configuration. I decided to take a look at him this weekend.
Originally I think he had a sword and two arm together making a long arm with a pointing finger attached. I didn't want to waste the arc backpack, so I cut off the arms and he waited for me to get a arc rifle for him. I searched high and low for an affordable gun bit but everyone wants ~$7 or more after shipping for the bit. I just didn't want to pay that much.
I then happened upon a conversion where they took the Kataphron Arc Rifle and modded a pair of carbine arms to hold it. I saw this and thought, "I could to this." The conversion I saw didn't care about the under slung hand but I had to do something. I trimmed the hand from the carbine and used some greenstuff to fill in the gaps. While not pretty or my best work it works.
The gun itself is a bit bigger than the original but, I think it will look fine once it is all painted up. I haven't decided if I am going to try to add the hose. A part of me wants to add it but I am afraid. I have not had great success with that kind of conversion.
If I chicken out, I will be priming him and painting him up to complete the last of my Vanguard. If I am brave, I will try to ad the hose tonight. I think I will watch some videos first. They always make it look so easy.
Question? Comments? Pew pew pews?