Monday, 6 December 2010

Medusa Conversion (2)

Hey peoples, welcome to the second and final part of my medusa conversion walkthrough.  The beast is now complete, and after an hour of cutting and sticking rivets (joy) I took some photos to show the finishing touches I added.  I am pretty pleased overall.  I think I achieved my aim of creating something new and different, while maintaining the look and feel of the Imperial Guard. 

 Here it is from the side, with the gun at maximum elevation.


Three shots showing the sides and the front.  Note the heavy flamer is mounted from the cupola.

This is a close up of the heavy flamer hatch.  For some reason it looks bent in the photo, which it actually isnt.  I am actually fairly pleased with the heavy flamer.  It was the hardest part of the model to get right, and while it raises the profile of the model a bit, it makes it look more '40k' and less 'wierd WW2'.  It also gives the tank a sense of height which it seemed to lack before.  it just looks more imposing somehow!

This is the rear ramp. After creating over 20 tanks in the last year I have begun to run low on spare pieces such as hatches and doors.  As a consequence, this was the first conversion I have done where the back hatch and some of the details are entirely fabricated from plasticard.  Note the small hatch at the bottom for ejecting shell cases when it isnt safe to fight with the back ramp lowered. 

Finally, a shot from the top showing the details on the roof, and giving a better idea of the shape of the tank.

Anyway, i hope you guys like the conversion.  Next up i'll be showing you some of my infantry models, and possibly building some new ones. 


  1. Awesome mate!! Great execution and it really does look like a mobile artillery piece in the 40k world!! Big thumbs up!

  2. Rivets...a How to....! You use the PVA glue method or the little metal 'rivet maker' press?

  3. thanks Stargazer, i'm glad you like it.

    i dont use either of those pethods. i just get a very thin plasticard rod, slice it into tiny sections, and use the end of my knife to dip them into a pool of liquid poly and place them on the model. simples.

  4. This is a great conversion. I've not seen any quite like this, very original!