|VI Legion Predator sporting a new main weapon option - a Conversion Beamer.|
Just a very short 30k project to share in this post - this is a Conversion Beamer, a weapon option for the Predator tanks in the Space Marine Legions of GW's 30k setting. This weapon fits the turret of the Predator I painted for the VI Legion back in the summer. Steve B had built the model for me - and he is a genius with magnets, so he magnetized the main weapon mount, as Predator tanks in 30k have a few different options in terms of mounting a main weapon. The Space Marines of the VI Legion will now benefit from Steve's skill, because they have a fun weapon option for their tank.
|The modelling genius of Steve B and magnets...options for the Space Wolves.|
The Conversion Beamer is yet another Rogue Trader-era weapon given new life in the 30k setting. The weapon is...well...basically a death ray - it turns matter into energy. This weapon works about just about anything - tanks, infantry, protesters, enemy emplacements or positions...certainly seems like something the Mechanicum-types would have enjoyed developing. What could go wrong? The original weapon would remove terrain, walls, buildings etc. which would allow for all manner of whacky circumstances to develop in a game of Rogue Trader. Your commander is safe in a bunker? Well, let's just adjust a few settings here and make a hole...
|Stubby but deadly!|
In the Horus Heresy, Space Marine commanders can mount these ominous weapons on the Predator tanks and render their enemies down to their component particles. Good times all around!
|Very cool that GW's 30k setting includes all of these little shout-outs to the Rogue Trader version of the original game.|
My painting desk is, for now, still mostly filled with history-themed gaming subjects, but it was fun to make a quick diversion back into 30k, another little modest addition to a growing arsenal for the loyalist side. It will go into action...who knows, one day. But for now, it looks pretty cool on the shelf as I continue to unpack various figures following the move to Ontario.
|The motor pool of the VI Legion taking shape on the shelf...more to come this winter...|
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