Friday, November 25, 2011

Jotunn Heavy Hailstorm Cannon

So here is a part listing for the Jotunn Heavy Hailstorm Cannon. Ill include the easier parts guide as well as a step by step seeing it is not included with the model (as mine came in plastic bags).


1.) Vehicle Chassis
2.) Tank Treads
3.) Pilot with Sidearm
4.) Shielding, Top
5.) Flak Cannon Parts
6.) Shielding, Lower
7.) Flak Cannon, Tip
8.) Ammo Feeds



My assembly schematic...too complex?


So above I added the overly complicated image I made initially followed by a somewhat step by step guide to assembling the vehicle. As my basecoat is still at a friends place I have not started on painting it yet. So bear with me.


Step One.


Step One: Attach the Tank Treads (2) to the Vehicle Chassis (1). Assemble the Flak Cannon (5) by glueing the two parts together. You will be left with the parts above.

 
Step Two.
Step Two: Attach the Lower Shielding (6) to the front of the Vehicle Chassis (1). Attach the Tip of the Flak Cannon (7) to the rest of the Flak Cannon (5) which you glued together in Step One. Finally attach the two Ammo Feeds (8); one to the rear of the Vehicle Chassis (1) and one to Flak Cannon (5). As depicted above. The Flak Cannon Ammo Feed might give you some issue but it is possible to attach it so it sits straight as opposed to slightly crooked as I've seen in most images.

Step Three.
 
Step Three: Start by attaching the Top Shielding (4) to the Flak Cannon (5), there is a special slot for the part to be glued into so it should fit without too much hassle. Assemble the Pilot (3) by adding the sidearm to the slot in his back then fit him onto the Vehicle Chassis (1). Finally add the Flak Cannon (5) to the Vehicle Chassis (1) as well. Make sure that the thing will fit and the Top Shielding should slide in just behind the Lower Shielding.

And there you go.




Size Comparison
I included a size comparison shot here in order to get a better idea of how big (or in this case small) the vehicle is when compared to other 40K vehicles. I wanted to use them as possible Hydra Flak Tanks. As you can see both the Rhino and the Chimera Chassis actually seem to fill out an entire basic Regiment Base for Warhammer Fantasy. So I figure in order to use this as a stand in model I need to place it on a base that is at least a similar size and measure everything from the base as opposed to from the model itself.

Hope this helps all of the people out there getting busy with Warpath or contemplating using the Forge Fathers for Squats (like I will be). 

See you all later.

3 comments:

  1. nice size comparrision there with the unitbases underneath! clever idea... the cannon itself is too dwarfy^^ for me but the barrels and the drumfeed mags are worth considering for future conversion... are they seperatly available as bitz?

    also nice step by step!
    shows you are in the saddle again! yeah!^^

    vik

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  2. Wow it's actually a really nice model!

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  3. I quite like it too, I am half toying with the thought to see if I can lift the gun area out of this vehicle and stick it on another vehicle somehow in order to increase its size.

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