As most of the fellow BA or successor chapter players have learned, making the Furiosos now a days without the old pewter kit available on the shelves, has become a huge pain in the neck. With hopes that there will be new kits or options for that infamous right arm, and blood claw options, many people have gone to more fun and unique arm solutions. I fall into that category.
I am using the Ironclad dreadnought kit for my arm and chassis, but without wanting to buy tons of kits, 40 some bucks a pop, or buying just the bits around 9-15 bucks a pop on eBay, I decided to try my hand at scratch building.
With left over wooden dowel material and some plasticard and plastic rod, i began to see what I could come up with. Of course, as I am a glutton for punishment, I had old pewter Assault Cannon arms to work with as a base. With plenty of sawing and cutting I bent the pewter to my will.
|From Pewter Assault Cannon to trimmed Right Arm Base|
|Dry fit of the wooden socket and fist piece|
|Completed basic arms after assembly.|
|Completed with greenstuff and magnetized fist.|
|Two Completed fists and an original GW one from the Ironclad Kit|
|Completed Furioso Dreads|
|Completed Heavy Support Dreads|
- Finish Force Weapon
- Finish Frag Cannon
- Finish Magna Grapple
- Create New Blood Fists x4
- Create New Blood Claws x6
Additionally, I feel that I am done with my HS dreads, complete with plenty of weapon options. I am stil lacking the two DC Dreads I plan to have for my army, and will probably keep to my IC conversion tricks for those as well.
So, any other Blood Angel players out there work on their Dreadnoughts, Furioso or otherwise?