If you've check out my project log for my Battle Company, you may have seen this already. If not, here it is.
So, I decided to build my own force weapon for my Furioso Librarian Dread, because, while I like the look of the Grey Knight Dread Force Weapon, it is over used. So, I made my own.
I started by making a template with the existing DCCW arm, then made the base frame out of 5mm Foamcore. I cut the angles of the arm opposite that of the DCCW and began working out the arm joint and assembly. For the arm pivot joint, I used a vehicle Searchlight housing. The Arm assembly for the weapon is the Hurricane Bolter sensor and the Hunter Killer Missile sensor. The blade is a Ravenwing Power Sword. The power coupling on the back of the arm is a Plasma Pistol. After that, I added on the card to cover the foamcore to give the arm a little bulk and some armour and smooth out the wavy flow of the foamcore frame, and then added some bits to it to make it more...Dreadnought-ish and Librarian-ish..like the Book from the Chaos Terminator Lord box, and the Skull and Crossbones from the LRC upgrade set. The wire is actually Silver Bearing Soldering wire..very flimsy until it is spun around itself, which I did using a Razorwire technique I found on Dakka.
Here are the pictures..sorry for some of them coming out a little blurry. Hand was a little shaky and Auto-Focus wasn't wanting to work.
Size Comparison with DCCW:
Arm on the Dread:
All in all, a very simple, fun, effective, and fulfilling little project I did until can go get my 3mm Foamcore to get started on my 2 Stormravens.
C&C Welcome, as always.