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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-22-13, 09:41 PM Thread Starter
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Hi fellow heretics. i plan on buying some ammo belts that will be attached to my chaos havoc's assault cannons (proxy for autocannons, i think the assault cannons look way more badass).

Now, i've spotted 3 potential kits:
- The first one, molded in pewter (and therefore bendable), is from dragonforge. width: 4.5 mm
- The second is from zinge productions, in flexible resin, with a metal wire in it that allows posing as well. The latter comes as a sprue with a variety of belts, and the one i'm interested in is the one on the far right. The size indicated on the site is 5.6mmx 2.5mm
- The third one is from armorcast, in pewter as well. I like its crude look and the size looks reasonable

What do you think would be the best bet? Especially keeping in mind the size of the rounds in comparaison to the plastic autocannon model (the one from the land speeder)? I don't want the ammo to look too much thin, it is an assaul CANNON after all, not an assault machine gun. But i'm afraid that the biggest option (n.2) might look a bit overscaled.

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id go with 2
plenty of different sizes to pick from so you find the right one for what you want plus its still flexible

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2. Bendable resin should be more resilient than pewter I'd think.
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the one from armour cast would definitely dictate more of a autocannon round.

But then again, the flexible ones will add variety and would probably be a superior product.

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I'd go with option 2. It'll give you some spares to work with on other projects. Also, if the exposed shells look too large or small, the enclosed power-feed belts should work fine. Assault cannons are generally modeled as having a large ammo hopper with a power feed anyway, so it should look just fine.



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I'd go with option 2. It'll give you some spares to work with on other projects. Also, if the exposed shells look too large or small, the enclosed power-feed belts should work fine. Assault cannons are generally modeled as having a large ammo hopper with a power feed anyway, so it should look just fine.
What loyalist said, defs option 2. I think I've seen option 1 around the place and yea they are a little too small I think.
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1 looks the best but you thin. 2 and 3 are your best bets. To me 3 says cannon round to me.
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