Monday, June 17, 2013

Imperial Guard Manticore Conversion

The Manticore is one of the best Heavy Support choices out there, with its ability to dish out S10 pies where needed. Now the plastic GM model has always seemed to me more of an ICBM launcher than rockets, and I very much prefer my own version. It is based in the ubiquotous Chimera, of course, and replaces the 4 large rockets by the Space Marines Air Defence missile support by Forge World. It has the standard diameter so it fits perfectly in a Quad Gun support, or be used to transform a Razorback onto a Whirldwind, which by the way was my original purpose. But then I somehow decided I preferred a S10 pie over a S5 one :)

I realize now it looks a bit like the old G.I.Joe Wolverine! no Cover Girl in the IG version though.

Back to the Manticore, I built it so I could use it in different ways - a plain Chimera, Manticore, Whirlwind (in a Razorback chasis) or even a Hydra, using the Guad gun. Here's in standard Chimera APC shape:

When stripped of the topmost part of the hull / turret and ramp, there is a nice cargo area that can accomodate different types of guns.
A few magnets here and there allow the magic. The guns are also magnetized although admittedly, I will hardly move away from the versatile multilaser / heavy flamer configuration.

Hope you like it! Cheers

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