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4 October 2010

IDIC Eldar Shuriken Cannon Jetbike Conversion

Nick speaking,

When you go to buy your Eldar jetbikes you get a choice, either get the expensive standard Jetbike, or the very expensive Shrieker Jetbike? The standard Jetbike comes with the normal catapults and the Shrieker bike comes with a Shuriken Cannon. In my opinion, the jetbike should come with all the bits to make both versions as standard, but of course it doesn't.

Even so, I also find it a bit odd that the Shrieker model has the Cannon on the side of the bike! Surely it would be better weighted in the middle somewhere? It seems like it must be time to start converting...

I have seen a few Cannon conversions around, but most of them are based on keeping the original Catapults. I have two reasons for not keeping the Catapults. Mainly, so that I could use the Cats for my Seer Council Conversions, but also because the Cannons are suppose to be an upgrade and just wouldn't be there!

So this is how I did my version...

First up, build your Jetbike as normal but leave off the Shuriken Catapult. All you have to do is cut off the pole where the Catapult would normally sit, and the sticky out bit that would have gone over the Catapult. It should end up looking something like this...


Next, find a Shuriken Cannon from your bitz box or get a cheap one from eBay....


I simply cut off the top loop as this is not needed, and trimmed the bottom circle off to make it look like part of the gun...


You will also have to gently re-shape the top back section of the gun so that it fits snugly into position...


Now just put some green stuff in the gaps and your done...

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