It has been a while since I have posted on Warseer but I decided to post up my latest project.
Many years ago I built a gun emplacement for my CRM. Overall I was happy with it though there was a lot I think that could have been better. My original plan was to have a battery of guns but the direction of me Militia changed and the gun emplacement got scrapped.
Cut to now and I had the itch again to build some guns (due to posting pictures of the original gun emplacement on my blog in fact) and I decided to give it a go again. I wanted to go with basically the same design but I wanted to be able to cast the pieces as doing the curved wall was very time consuming.
So I turned to 3D modelling & 3D printing to create some masters from which I could cast the parts.
The model above shows the finished design (I went through a few variations). The gun mounting plate would either have an Earthshaker or take a FW turret (i.e. a Hydra or Manticore turret).
I ordered the prints starting with the wall pieces, the top plates were left off the prints to be made separately:
Which when cast in plaster gave me these:
Due to having them printed at a low resolution and the basic material option the surface is rough, perfect for the concrete look I wanted.
The base pieces were then printed in a higher spec material:
The gun mounting plate was printed in the same material, however the detail didn’t come out that well:
On the right you can see the modifications I made, removing & covering up the original detail areas.
This week I cast up enough pieces and put together the first emplacement: