Wednesday, 21 February 2018

40k Skaven Jezzails; Converting Transuranic Arquebuses



Given a few modifications, theses conversions would also be suitable for Age of Sigmar for use as Jezzails. For my purposes, I'm using them as Transuranic Arquebuses for my 40k Skaven/Mechanicus.
 
I really had 2 options available when I made these. One was to get hold of actual Transuranic Arquebus parts to build them. Unfortunately, they're a bit expensive and hard to get hold of. Being cheap, I wanted another option.

Handily, my brother has a large Skitarii force with plenty of spares. He gave me a pair of Radium Jezzails and I combined them with some ordinary ranger arms to make these guys. The little front stands were created using some spare bits from the Onager and an old smoke launcher. Other than that, the rest of the squad was made exactly the same as the first one that I built.



I decided to stick with the Carbines for all of my ordinary men. I had thought of building this unit as Rangers rather than Vanguard, but the parts just didn't look right to me. They just looked like Skaven with muskets when I sized the parts up, which wasn't really what I was going for as they needed to look a bit more indeterminately futuristic.



Anyway, I've finished the squad off and they're now ready for paint. They didn't take that long as I've got the conversion process down now. If I can finish painting these guys then I'll have 2 units of troops ready for battle, which always feels like a benchmark in an army.

If you missed the rest of the force, then be sure to check out my other posts:

40k Skaven Posts

12 comments:

  1. A great use of those radium jezzails. I don't think I've ever seen one glued to a Dragoon.

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    1. Yeah, thanks for the spares. The army almost feels like something I could actually play now.

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  2. This is shaping up to be a fantastic army!

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    1. Thanks. They should give me a bit of fire support too!

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  3. He’s at it again! Great stuff!

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    1. Yeah, I'm still working on a few other units too, although they're on the back burner for the moment while I paint what I've built so far.

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  4. Awesome stuff! This army is really coming along nicely, keep up the good progress.

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    1. Thanks, I'm really happy with my progress. If I can keep up this rate, they'll be done in another month!

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  5. Your progress is wonderful, truly bravo! I can't wait to see this all together.

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    1. Thanks Rory. It wouldn't have happened without Squaduary, so you had a part in all of this yourself!

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  6. So much details to paint. You definitely will have fun painting these guys up!

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    1. Yeah, I'm really enjoying working on them. I'd love to get these guys finished along with everything else I've built.

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