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I have the dreadnought from AOBR and wanted to change the multi-melta arm into a twin-linked lascannon. Rather than trying to buy another arm, I figured I would try and practice some converting first but I'm not sure what to use or do. Buying another arm is only going to be a last resort (even if it ends up cheaper).

Any help is appreciated.

EDIT: Bah, spelled dreadnought wrong in the title, though I'm probably the only one who cares.:p
 

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i suppose it would depend on if you wanted to use the melta arm in the conversion or if you still wanted that left alone? to convert the melta arm to a lascanon would be fairly easy, cut off the heat shield from the barrel, get two legths of tube, stick them on to the arm, then two slightly wider tubes cut at an angel on one end ala las canon., but if you need to scratch build the arm as well then that would be more difficult.
if your interested i have 1 dread las canon in stock for £4,which may be the best option if you havent converted anything before, after all if you mess up the melta arm in the process your dreads gonna "armless"
http://www.bitsandkits.co.uk/dreadnought-twin-lascannon-p-458.html



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I agree with the comment above. Get the two sizes of plasticard tube that fit inside each other and it should be fairly easy. Alternatively recover some lascannon barrels from the IG hw teams. Any guard players should have some lying around.
 

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Thanks for the help, I was going to use the "shoulder" from the multi-melta arm just to clear things up. I think I might have found a solution in the 10 minutes I spent looking through all of my left over bits.

A space marine sprue I have is semicircular and about the right width for a lascannon barrel. I'll stick two sections together and do some green stuff for detail and the end of the barrel before I attempt to put it on the arm (in case I screw it up).

If that fails its off to the hobby store to get some plasticard, or a fast food restaurant for some straws.

If anybody is interested I'll try and put up some pictures when its finished.
 

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To be honest, I'd just leave it as a multi melta. Its designed to be a CC dread, due to the Melta being most effective within 12", also drop podding it in is your best bet.

But, on topic, I do suggest getting a rod of plasticard and cutting it at an angle on the end. That way you have the lascannon look.
 

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Chupa Chups lolly sticks are an ideal source of plastic tube and que tips/cotton buds are another compatible source of tubing.

You can see the possible uses in the below picture.



They are a bit thin for Lascannon barrels though.
Begging Up some off a Guard player is the better option imo.
 

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OK, I've finished the conversion using the sprue parts that I mentioned. It looks enough like a lascannon for me to be happy. I screwed up the green stuff for a coupling halfway along the barrel so I got some crux terminatus shoulder pads that I had left over and put them on to look like a bit of armor plating.

@Viscount Vash: I was confident about the appearances of my lascannon until I saw that picture. That looks fantastic! What is it being used as?
 
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