|How to convert this bolter!|
I recently converted a plastic Sister of Battle, with the main focus on creating a more reasonably scaled bolter. To help others do a similar conversion, I wanted to create a tutorial showing how I converted the bolter! While the conversion is relatively straight-foward, it is fairly extensive. Not all of the steps are absolutely necessary, however, so feel free to modify any of these steps as you see fit to create better looking bolters!
|Using a razor saw, cut off the upper section of the bolter. Use the outer casing at the rear end of the bolter as a guide to start the cut.|
|Using a pinvise, drill a 0.8mm hole at the front of the bolter. This hole is where the new barrel for the weapon will slide into.|
|Using a nippers, remove the magazine from the bolter. A hobby knife can be used to clean up any extra plastic from the magazine of the bolter’s receiver.|
|Using a razor saw or hobby knife, remove the outer casing of the bolter above the Sister of Battle’s wrist.|
|Using a hobby knife, remove the stock from a Delaque rifle. Trim off the bottom portion of the stock.|
|Using a hobby knife, carve away a portion of the Sister of Battle’s glove such that stock in step 6 can fit neatly in place at the back of the bolter.|
|Apply thin strips of plasticard to the top of the bolter for extra detailing. A small amount of Tamiya Extra Thin Cement works well for gluing them in place.|
|From top to bottom: Primaris bolt rifle, Space Marine bolter, converted Sister of Battle bolter.|
I hope you were able to follow this tutorial and that it was helpful! With a little luck, this will be the first in a series of articles about converting other better scaled firearms for Warhammer 40k. Please feel free to ask any questions about the process or give any suggestions!
- Adam Wier
- Adam Wier