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Title: Bolter Ammo Drums
Description: wanna change a bit? (lots of pics)

Brother Tiriel - March 20, 2008 12:02 AM (GMT)
As promised, here's a detailed tutorial on how I did the Ammo Drum on the bolter of my Imperial Fists.

First, here's what you'll need:
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*a plastic bolter (woa!),
*a bit of plasticard
*a bit of plasticard stick, mine is 0.035" (0.88mm)
*a bit of plasticard tubing, here 0.25" (6.3mm)

Forst step: cut off the regular ammo.
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Then, take your tubing bit, and cut out about one quarter of it. Glue the biggest part on a small square of plasticard, and then glue the smallest part inside the biggest one.
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Now, take your plasticard stick, and cut it into parts slightly longer than the width of your tubing bit (hope that's clear), and glue these parts in the gap made by your cut-off.
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Now, cut your square base to a round one, to have the thinnest edge possible, and file the hole thing, until you have about 2 or 3mm left, including base.Glue a second square bit of plasticard to close the lot, and cut it you the right shape.
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Now, take a final bit of square plasticard, and glue it with a tiny drop on the top of your drum, then, cut it into rounded shape, smaller than your drum. Then fil the edge to make it straight, right before the rounds, to have the sticks facing the outside of the Bolter.
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Glue the lot to your bolter, and Tadaa!
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Hope it's clear enough and you like it!

Rogal Dorn - March 20, 2008 03:53 AM (GMT)
ive never seen your fists.....POST PICS!

and i just use grenade launcher drums though this would be good for officers....takes to long to do on my entire PH company(s)

Brother Tiriel - March 20, 2008 07:47 AM (GMT)
Ha, take the time to look a bit closer sir! xD

Right here!

And it's true you may as well use IG grenade launchers, but they are far too big to bolters.

ShroudFilm - March 20, 2008 11:29 AM (GMT)
Very nice!

I was looking at my IG grenade launchers last night and dreaming of bolter mag conversions, as it happens...

Weiss - March 25, 2008 08:09 AM (GMT)
Very nice! Simple and very effective, thanks Tiriel!

recceboy - April 3, 2008 02:38 AM (GMT)
It 's a good idea , will have to set down and have a go myself.:)

blckbuster - February 1, 2010 04:45 PM (GMT)
what about spaghetti instead of the "sticks" to get a rounded "shell" look?

ShroudFilm - February 1, 2010 10:36 PM (GMT)
Ooof... I'm not comfortable with using CARDBOARD on minis, let alone foodstuffs... :lol:

I once had a drill bit which was exactly the same diameter as the 1st edition plastic Skeletons' spears. Got a lot of converting done in those days.

blckbuster - February 4, 2010 02:55 PM (GMT)
I think I completed missed that they plastic rod was round, sorry about that, it's a great tutorial

Arden Fell - February 5, 2010 01:38 PM (GMT)
I would use toothpicks instead of spagetti if you can't get plastic round section.

It would also give a slightly tapered effect similar to the missiles in the launcher magazine.

UselesswizarD - May 12, 2010 03:02 PM (GMT)
I think toothpicks would be WAY too big for that. We're talking about plastic rod that's maybe a half a mil in diameter, and seeing as most tooth picks have a diameter of two mils or so, it simply wouldn't look right at all on a bolter.

Anyway, great tutorial! My stenguard look really ace now.

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