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Machinator
06-09-2013, 16:27
It's been a long time since I've tackled a big project (aside from the ones sitting on my desk awaiting inspiration) so when Feast of Blades asked if I could supply another prize for their next event (October 11-13 http://www.feastofblades.com/) that sent my addle mind a thinking of possibilities. The two I thought of were a rail cannon system that could be used with my existing line of parts and an oversized MLSR rocket pod, both mounted on a Baneblade chassis. When put to a vote on my Facebook page the readers were more or less split and to honest, so was I. Decisions, decisions....

But one of the comments caught my eye and got me thinking. His vote was for a “ Multilauncher with several different sizes missile tubes. A size for every occasion.” Hmmm, I like that idea….

So I sketched up an idea that I loved. Two sets of launchers! A central system with a rack of missiles the size of ICBMs and two side pods filled with enough missiles to make a Bloodthirster crap his pants.

But enough talk, time for pictures!

First up are the two rockets systems. The center system will have four missiles with the two side pods having fifteen each:

http://i877.photobucket.com/albums/ab340/machinator248/Super%20Heavy%20MSLR/IMG_2650_zps23e7008e.jpg (http://s877.photobucket.com/user/machinator248/media/Super%20Heavy%20MSLR/IMG_2650_zps23e7008e.jpg.html)

Here’s the central launcher with most of the body blocked in. Still a lot of detail work to do:

http://i877.photobucket.com/albums/ab340/machinator248/Super%20Heavy%20MSLR/IMG_2652_zpsf479488f.jpg (http://s877.photobucket.com/user/machinator248/media/Super%20Heavy%20MSLR/IMG_2652_zpsf479488f.jpg.html)

http://i877.photobucket.com/albums/ab340/machinator248/Super%20Heavy%20MSLR/IMG_2654_zpsa244eebb.jpg (http://s877.photobucket.com/user/machinator248/media/Super%20Heavy%20MSLR/IMG_2654_zpsa244eebb.jpg.html)


http://i877.photobucket.com/albums/ab340/machinator248/Super%20Heavy%20MSLR/IMG_2655_zps1a465e14.jpg (http://s877.photobucket.com/user/machinator248/media/Super%20Heavy%20MSLR/IMG_2655_zps1a465e14.jpg.html)

And here’s the side pod, also with a lot of detail work to be done:

http://i877.photobucket.com/albums/ab340/machinator248/Super%20Heavy%20MSLR/IMG_2653_zps9b6b7d04.jpg (http://s877.photobucket.com/user/machinator248/media/Super%20Heavy%20MSLR/IMG_2653_zps9b6b7d04.jpg.html)

And here’s how they’ll look together:

http://i877.photobucket.com/albums/ab340/machinator248/Super%20Heavy%20MSLR/IMG_2656_zps65e3aa9e.jpg (http://s877.photobucket.com/user/machinator248/media/Super%20Heavy%20MSLR/IMG_2656_zps65e3aa9e.jpg.html)

Still an incredible amount of work to be done and a deadline looms. Best get back to work….

Oh, and did I mention I'll be casting it too? ;)

G.Hawke
07-09-2013, 07:59
So what sort of size on the baneblade will it be? similar in scale to the turret or larger? It'd be neet to see it become a baneblade version of the praetor assault launcher, but turret instead of hull mounted. I'll be watching this with interest

-hawke

Machinator
07-09-2013, 10:27
So what sort of size on the baneblade will it be? similar in scale to the turret or larger? It'd be neet to see it become a baneblade version of the praetor assault launcher, but turret instead of hull mounted. I'll be watching this with interest

-hawke

It will be turret mounted but much, much bigger then the praetor launcher. The whole assembly will be over six inches long, five wide, and two tall.

Machinator
08-09-2013, 02:35
Small update, been working on the mounts for the two missile systems. I’m going to try and be clever and come up with a way so that the side pods can be removed, probably using magnets. But it’s coming along nicely:

http://i877.photobucket.com/albums/ab340/machinator248/Super%20Heavy%20MSLR/IMG_2660_zps761ab9ec.jpg (http://s877.photobucket.com/user/machinator248/media/Super%20Heavy%20MSLR/IMG_2660_zps761ab9ec.jpg.html)
I also thought you guys would like to see it with the missiles installed ;)

http://i877.photobucket.com/albums/ab340/machinator248/Super%20Heavy%20MSLR/IMG_2658_zpsf3efeb45.jpg (http://s877.photobucket.com/user/machinator248/media/Super%20Heavy%20MSLR/IMG_2658_zpsf3efeb45.jpg.html)

http://i877.photobucket.com/albums/ab340/machinator248/Super%20Heavy%20MSLR/IMG_2659_zps8f3732af.jpg (http://s877.photobucket.com/user/machinator248/media/Super%20Heavy%20MSLR/IMG_2659_zps8f3732af.jpg.html)

le Mediko
08-09-2013, 09:54
Very nice stuff!

Mr joeingtons
08-09-2013, 15:31
Looking forward to seeing it on the chasis though remember to keep it realistic

Petay1985
09-09-2013, 08:40
nice work fella, i love the idea of a super-heavy missile launcher! looking forward to seeing this project develop.

Machinator
22-09-2013, 05:12
Well work continues on this little project. I got just about everything blocked in and ready for all the detail work, and there's going to be a lot of that. As you can see there is a new base plate to go along with the MLRS mount, which will also work with my Heavy Tank Turret.

So much more work to do before the Feast of Blades....

http://i877.photobucket.com/albums/ab340/machinator248/Super%20Heavy%20MSLR/IMG_2747_zpsd5e263b0.jpg (http://s877.photobucket.com/user/machinator248/media/Super%20Heavy%20MSLR/IMG_2747_zpsd5e263b0.jpg.html)

http://i877.photobucket.com/albums/ab340/machinator248/Super%20Heavy%20MSLR/IMG_2748_zps6db8cd7c.jpg (http://s877.photobucket.com/user/machinator248/media/Super%20Heavy%20MSLR/IMG_2748_zps6db8cd7c.jpg.html)

http://i877.photobucket.com/albums/ab340/machinator248/Super%20Heavy%20MSLR/IMG_2750_zps208c5244.jpg (http://s877.photobucket.com/user/machinator248/media/Super%20Heavy%20MSLR/IMG_2750_zps208c5244.jpg.html)

http://i877.photobucket.com/albums/ab340/machinator248/Super%20Heavy%20MSLR/IMG_2751_zps32e2d547.jpg (http://s877.photobucket.com/user/machinator248/media/Super%20Heavy%20MSLR/IMG_2751_zps32e2d547.jpg.html)

Machinator
06-10-2013, 21:43
A lot has been going on behind the scenes with this project. Namely a deadline barreling down on me (the Feast of Blades starts next weekend) but deadlines are also great motivators. Nevertheless it is finished!

So let’s first get you up to speed on where we are the masters and the resulting cast parts.

The supports:

http://i877.photobucket.com/albums/ab340/machinator248/Super%20Heavy%20MSLR/IMG_2773_zpsebc3b867.jpg (http://s877.photobucket.com/user/machinator248/media/Super%20Heavy%20MSLR/IMG_2773_zpsebc3b867.jpg.html)

The missile pods:

http://i877.photobucket.com/albums/ab340/machinator248/Super%20Heavy%20MSLR/IMG_2771_zpseae8f762.jpg (http://s877.photobucket.com/user/machinator248/media/Super%20Heavy%20MSLR/IMG_2771_zpseae8f762.jpg.html)

http://i877.photobucket.com/albums/ab340/machinator248/Super%20Heavy%20MSLR/IMG_2772_zps571e39bc.jpg (http://s877.photobucket.com/user/machinator248/media/Super%20Heavy%20MSLR/IMG_2772_zps571e39bc.jpg.html)

Mounting plate:

http://i877.photobucket.com/albums/ab340/machinator248/Super%20Heavy%20MSLR/IMG_2775_zpsc6e2c70a.jpg (http://s877.photobucket.com/user/machinator248/media/Super%20Heavy%20MSLR/IMG_2775_zpsc6e2c70a.jpg.html)

Launch tubes:

http://i877.photobucket.com/albums/ab340/machinator248/Super%20Heavy%20MSLR/IMG_2778_zps8aa82cb9.jpg (http://s877.photobucket.com/user/machinator248/media/Super%20Heavy%20MSLR/IMG_2778_zps8aa82cb9.jpg.html)

http://i877.photobucket.com/albums/ab340/machinator248/Super%20Heavy%20MSLR/IMG_2781_zps45d513ca.jpg (http://s877.photobucket.com/user/machinator248/media/Super%20Heavy%20MSLR/IMG_2781_zps45d513ca.jpg.html)

The turret:

http://i877.photobucket.com/albums/ab340/machinator248/Super%20Heavy%20MSLR/IMG_2779_zps467dc839.jpg (http://s877.photobucket.com/user/machinator248/media/Super%20Heavy%20MSLR/IMG_2779_zps467dc839.jpg.html)

http://i877.photobucket.com/albums/ab340/machinator248/Super%20Heavy%20MSLR/IMG_2780_zps36ddc044.jpg (http://s877.photobucket.com/user/machinator248/media/Super%20Heavy%20MSLR/IMG_2780_zps36ddc044.jpg.html)

Here is the launch tubes assembled:

http://i877.photobucket.com/albums/ab340/machinator248/Super%20Heavy%20MSLR/IMG_2782_zpsb0f969da.jpg (http://s877.photobucket.com/user/machinator248/media/Super%20Heavy%20MSLR/IMG_2782_zpsb0f969da.jpg.html)

http://i877.photobucket.com/albums/ab340/machinator248/Super%20Heavy%20MSLR/IMG_2783_zpsab0b5a4c.jpg (http://s877.photobucket.com/user/machinator248/media/Super%20Heavy%20MSLR/IMG_2783_zpsab0b5a4c.jpg.html)

Machinator
06-10-2013, 21:44
Missile pods installed via magnets:

http://i877.photobucket.com/albums/ab340/machinator248/Super%20Heavy%20MSLR/IMG_2785_zpse198071e.jpg (http://s877.photobucket.com/user/machinator248/media/Super%20Heavy%20MSLR/IMG_2785_zpse198071e.jpg.html)

http://i877.photobucket.com/albums/ab340/machinator248/Super%20Heavy%20MSLR/IMG_2784_zps3b50dcd4.jpg (http://s877.photobucket.com/user/machinator248/media/Super%20Heavy%20MSLR/IMG_2784_zps3b50dcd4.jpg.html)

http://i877.photobucket.com/albums/ab340/machinator248/Super%20Heavy%20MSLR/IMG_2786_zpsb34fa276.jpg (http://s877.photobucket.com/user/machinator248/media/Super%20Heavy%20MSLR/IMG_2786_zpsb34fa276.jpg.html)

http://i877.photobucket.com/albums/ab340/machinator248/Super%20Heavy%20MSLR/IMG_2787_zps203cc173.jpg (http://s877.photobucket.com/user/machinator248/media/Super%20Heavy%20MSLR/IMG_2787_zps203cc173.jpg.html)

And finally, here is is….

THE SHADOWHAMMER!

http://i877.photobucket.com/albums/ab340/machinator248/Super%20Heavy%20MSLR/IMG_2797_zps91f40616.jpg (http://s877.photobucket.com/user/machinator248/media/Super%20Heavy%20MSLR/IMG_2797_zps91f40616.jpg.html)

http://i877.photobucket.com/albums/ab340/machinator248/Super%20Heavy%20MSLR/IMG_2799_zps12fd6864.jpg (http://s877.photobucket.com/user/machinator248/media/Super%20Heavy%20MSLR/IMG_2799_zps12fd6864.jpg.html)

http://i877.photobucket.com/albums/ab340/machinator248/Super%20Heavy%20MSLR/IMG_2798_zps139c236f.jpg (http://s877.photobucket.com/user/machinator248/media/Super%20Heavy%20MSLR/IMG_2798_zps139c236f.jpg.html)

http://i877.photobucket.com/albums/ab340/machinator248/Super%20Heavy%20MSLR/IMG_2791_zps27f9fe28.jpg (http://s877.photobucket.com/user/machinator248/media/Super%20Heavy%20MSLR/IMG_2791_zps27f9fe28.jpg.html)

http://i877.photobucket.com/albums/ab340/machinator248/Super%20Heavy%20MSLR/IMG_2792_zps028054cf.jpg (http://s877.photobucket.com/user/machinator248/media/Super%20Heavy%20MSLR/IMG_2792_zps028054cf.jpg.html)

Machinator
06-10-2013, 21:45
http://i877.photobucket.com/albums/ab340/machinator248/Super%20Heavy%20MSLR/IMG_2793_zpsd2e0c3e2.jpg (http://s877.photobucket.com/user/machinator248/media/Super%20Heavy%20MSLR/IMG_2793_zpsd2e0c3e2.jpg.html)

http://i877.photobucket.com/albums/ab340/machinator248/Super%20Heavy%20MSLR/IMG_2795_zps42eeab23.jpg (http://s877.photobucket.com/user/machinator248/media/Super%20Heavy%20MSLR/IMG_2795_zps42eeab23.jpg.html)

And so this project comes to an end. Eventually this will all make it into my store once a few tweaks have been made, so just be patient :)

And oh yes, those headlight are light up, courtesy of my Illuminare LED kits. See my store for details.


As for the name, it turns out I was not the first one to use the Shadowhammer name. That honor belongs to 1hadhq on DakkaDakka:

http://www.dakkadakka.com/.../posts/list/225933.page...

It's quite the coincidence that they're both missile tanks, although of different patterns. It's as if all Baneblade-based MLRS's want to be called Shadowhammers....

I will consider this a legacy to the work that he started

Dismembered
07-10-2013, 00:50
Well that is just stupidly awesome. Why can't forgeworld have quality control like you do?

King Azog
13-10-2013, 13:17
That's uber-cool!
I've planned to make a Super-heavy rocket launcher using FW Reaver's apocalypse missile launcher, but this is much better! When this beauty will be avalaible on your ebay store? And wich is his estimated cost?

I agree with Dismembered.
FW should improve their castings and stop selling badly warped kits. Since I bought my latest kit, I woved to never buy again FW models and to swap to better kits from small companies like B&SI: they have better designs, better quality and better prices. Have I said better enough times ;) ?

King Azog
14-10-2013, 14:59
Sorry for duoble post but in the waiting for an answer for my previous questions, I'll add one more question: will be the missiles come as separate parts or the will be cast toghetther with the pod?
Thanks again!

Machinator
15-10-2013, 10:18
That's uber-cool!
I've planned to make a Super-heavy rocket launcher using FW Reaver's apocalypse missile launcher, but this is much better! When this beauty will be avalaible on your ebay store? And wich is his estimated cost?

I agree with Dismembered.
FW should improve their castings and stop selling badly warped kits. Since I bought my latest kit, I woved to never buy again FW models and to swap to better kits from small companies like B&SI: they have better designs, better quality and better prices. Have I said better enough times ;) ?

Thanks guys, I appreciate the comments :)

It's looking like it will be ready for release on the 25th of this month through my store (just see the link below). I haven't decided on the final cost but the whole thing will probably be around a $100USD plus shipping.

The missiles on the side pods are one piece but the missiles in the quad launcher are removable, and there will be two kinds. In time the quad launcher and missile pod will also be available separately and I am planning a smaller version that just uses the two missile pods.

Lots still to do :)

King Azog
15-10-2013, 10:38
Thanks guys, I appreciate the comments :)

It's looking like it will be ready for release on the 25th of this month through my store (just see the link below). I haven't decided on the final cost but the whole thing will probably be around a $100USD plus shipping.

The missiles on the side pods are one piece but the missiles in the quad launcher are removable, and there will be two kinds. In time the quad launcher and missile pod will also be available separately and I am planning a smaller version that just uses the two missile pods.

Lots still to do :)


GREAT! Thank you very much!

I'll wait till it will be avalaible then. In the meantime I'll follow closely this thread. Subscribed!

Godzooky
16-10-2013, 14:55
A rather spiffing build. :yes:

I wonder if you wouldn't mind letting me know how you do your rivets, if you don't mind, please?

I've been toying with pinheads, but yours look far better.

Machinator
16-10-2013, 15:28
A rather spiffing build. :yes:

I wonder if you wouldn't mind letting me know how you do your rivets, if you don't mind, please?

I've been toying with pinheads, but yours look far better.

Thanks!

The rivets are from Tichy Train Group: https://www.tichytraingroup.com/Shop/tabid/91/c/o_nbw-rivets/Default.aspx

The one you see are mostly 0.050 inch diameter with a few 0.040" and 0.035" thrown in.

I-Paint!
16-10-2013, 20:17
Hello Machinator,

impressive work.
I am honest. I find the rocket launcher a little bit too big for the standard Baneblade chassis, but I am currently fighting against an idea with a bigger chassis. :-)
Do you have a rough schedule yet, when these will be available? Shipment to germany possible as well?

Kind regards
I-Paint!

Machinator
17-10-2013, 00:40
Hello Machinator,

impressive work.
I am honest. I find the rocket launcher a little bit too big for the standard Baneblade chassis, but I am currently fighting against an idea with a bigger chassis. :-)
Do you have a rough schedule yet, when these will be available? Shipment to germany possible as well?

Kind regards
I-Paint!

Thanks I-Paint :)

Yeah it turn out bigger then I planned but I'm still happy with it.

If all goes well it will be available from my eBay store on the 25th, and yes international shipping will be available.

Machinator
26-10-2013, 02:06
Ladies and Gentlemen! The moment you’ve been waiting for is finally here!

The World Ender Missile System and Extra Large Mounting Plate are now available for purchase!

http://i877.photobucket.com/albums/ab340/machinator248/Super%20Heavy%20MSLR/IMG_2785_zpse198071e.jpg (http://s877.photobucket.com/user/machinator248/media/Super%20Heavy%20MSLR/IMG_2785_zpse198071e.jpg.html)
http://www.ebay.com/itm/World-Ender-Missile-System-/261314842348?pt=Games_US&hash=item3cd7940eec

http://i877.photobucket.com/albums/ab340/machinator248/Super%20Heavy%20MSLR/ExtraLargeTurretMountingPlate_zpsd846c622.jpg (http://s877.photobucket.com/user/machinator248/media/Super%20Heavy%20MSLR/ExtraLargeTurretMountingPlate_zpsd846c622.jpg.html )

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Extra-Large-Turret-Mounting-Plate-/251365536873?pt=Games_US&hash=item3a868db469

DeathCat147
26-10-2013, 10:14
Machinator, I was wondering if you had considered adding bunkers and other defence works to your range? As I think your turrets and weapon systems would look great on a static defensive line, especially this missile system.

Machinator
26-10-2013, 12:01
Machinator, I was wondering if you had considered adding bunkers and other defence works to your range? As I think your turrets and weapon systems would look great on a static defensive line, especially this missile system.

Yep, those are my thoughts as well. They're on my list :)