Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Hobby Post: Converted Taurox Turret for Chimera
Alright switching gears and time for some hobby. I am still working on my loads of new scions, so that is taking some time. But I had an idea back when I first looked at the Taurox turret for converting it for use on the Chimera. This was probably one of the easiest conversion works I have ever done so if you like the look you can do this real easy.
What you will need is a standard taurox turret with the side weapon mount glued on as well, the bottom piece of a chimera turret, and the weapon option you want to attach. Then from there it really is whatever weapons you want to throw on or other bits.
After gluing the taurox turret together, cut off the little notches that are meant to slide into the taurox turret. If you want a tighter fit, you can also cut off the ring as well. Then line up the chimera bottom piece, with the narrow end towards the back of the turret, instead of at the front like a chimera's. Then find where you want it to line up, a corner of the chimera turret will stick out, so you can leave it if you don't mind or just line it up and cut it off like I did. For the multi laser, you will need to shave a little bit off of the bar piece on the side in order for it to fit and then just line it up and glue it in.
I also used a baneblade heavy stubber with the blast shield because I like it, and left the hatch open, when I finish this I'll pop a guy inside to man the gun. I used a left over space marine targeting array from a rhino kit as I like it better than the taurox, but the standard taurox one looks just as fine as well.
This isn't finished by no means as there is cleaning left to do as well as adding green stuff to the gaps. The empty side of the turret is a good place for a hunter killer missile or smoke launchers, or you could even side mount the heavy stubber. Lots of options here when it comes to converting and I like that the turret looks beefier than the chimera's standard turret.
Thats all for today, just wanted to post this quick modeling tip for those that are interested.