We’re back with another update on our heavily converted army of Adeptus Mechanicus themed Space Marines – the Iron Guard. This time its the unit our enemies love to hate, the Thunderfire Cannons and their Techmarine Gunners. It’s much harder to tell now that these have some paint on, but these cannons are almost entirely scratch built – check out our previous Iron Guard: Techmarines and Thunderfire Cannons article for info and pictures on how we did this.
Painting is not complete on our converted Techmarine Gunners, but you can see how they’re coming along. We wanted to ensure each one of these were unique, with different servo arms and other modifications, we also built these on Terminator legs to bulk them out and balance the harnesses a bit.
We’re really pleased with how the Thunderfire Cannons came out, these are expensive kits so we saved quite a bit of money (not time though!) by scratch building them, and on a quick glance these should easily pass as the official kit.
These are a fearsome unit on the battlefield, especially since in the most recent Space Marine codex you get an additional bonus to ballistic skill for having a squad of 3. These long range barrage weapons are great at reaching out and removing infantry units, even without line of sight – an excellent anti-horde weapon.
So that’s another update on our heavily converted marines, if you’ve not already seen our other units, check out our other Iron Guard articles for many more adeptus mechanicus themed space marine conversions. We’ve got loads more on the way, so keep your eyes peeled for things like Techmarine Dreadnoughts and tracked Attack Bikes in future. Let us know what you think of these scratch built Thunderfire Cannons and their Techmarine Gunners in the comments below!