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Conversion Guide: Imperial Shotgun

Many Imperial Guard units have the option to take the shotgun, often for free.
And yet noone takes em.. the main reason is a lack of mail orderable decent shotguns.
Personally, i'd use the Marine Scout Biker Shotgun, but that does stand out from the lasguns held by everyone else. And costs more than your adverage guardsman :lol:

So, heres a method for converting shotguns, inspired by Lord Chronos of the Necromunda forums.

For this, you will need:

  • Space Marine Boltgun
  • Cadian Lasgun
  • Plastic Rod (i used a WHFB Skeleton Spear)
  • Greenstuff

A easy one this, firstly chop off the barrel of the Lasgun, and the "angled" underside of the lasgun's body

Next, you need to chop off the hand grip for the bolter and attach underneath the lasgun.
You will haveto but off the bolt ammo clip and cut the end down to get it to fit properly (so the barrel ends of both weapons are flush).

I now filed al the edges to make the surfaces smooth (ie where the barrels were, the sides and where the ammo clips were)
Now cut two same sized pieces of spear and glue onto the end as new barrels. Let dry completly before filing to same length.

Once dried and filed, carefully drill out the centre of the barrels... i hadn't let mine dry properly so they moved and got filled with dust :P

Then, the kicksight on the lasgun needs clipping off and filing flat. I did mine in two stages, mainly as I wasn't sure on how it'd look with part left :lol:
I also applied greenstuff to where the clips were, filling the gaps.

I then filed off the rest of the kicksight and moulded the greenstuff where the ammo clips were. the back end also got rounded off.

The top needed some work, as it looked plain, so I added a thin plate on the top, thinner than the rest of the top of the shotgun

All i need to do is let the Greenstuff dry before a quick file and jobs a good un!

Rage

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