Introducing Dez, and his first article for Faeit 212;
I had a few minutes waiting for paint to dry, and I got a bit carried away. I needed to convert a blaster, so I thought I would take pictures of the process and share with the class. This is the first attempt, and I think it came out pretty good for being done so fast and easy.


The items you will need are an Exacto Knife, Glue, a Shredder and a Blast Pistol.

Cut the ammo bit off. This was a clean, easy cut to make.


Next, carefully cut the end of the Shredder. The bit that goes under the barrel is very fragile, it took me a second attempt to not completely snap it. Even then, I had to glue it back together because I put a small amount of pressure on it. 


Next, cut the barrel off the Blast Pistol.


Glue the barrel onto the Shredder, and you're done! Wasn't that easy? You've probably got a ton of these laying around too.


Have Fun, and let me know if you have any questions or suggestions!

25 Comments:

  1. I remember seeing this Tutorial over a year ago. I swear it was the same pictures too. I remember cause I used it to make some blaster true born :P

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    1. Stealing a tutorial and the photos? I thought this was Faeit, NOT BoLS.

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    2. Doing a Google image search you'll see it was on Dakka in Jan by the same guy here (same photos and text). So it's Ok but lazy.

      http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/425884.page

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    3. I figure not everyone had seen it. I'm working on more simple modeling tricks aka things that I wish I had known when I started as well as some "It Came From eBay".

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    4. http://www.miniwargaming.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=58&t=70639

      Well yes it has been around for a while, but as long as it is posted by the same guy I guess we are good?

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  2. Dig it.

    Bellumvinco

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  3. Yeah I think everyone that ran Trueborn did the same. Including myself.

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  4. Is it just me or is that first picture actually the finished thing and a bit out of sequence?

    Anyway, only thing I'd add is that you're better pinning the barrel on because it won't stay very well otherwise.

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  5. What is so wrong with shredders that everyone hates them? I like using dark lances on raiders and ravagers instead.

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  6. What's wrong about shredders? Range, for one. A scattering small blast marker, for two. No AP, for three. Those guns are fun, but there are more useful options, that's all.

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    1. The range is a little bad, but it is within rapid fire range. I am just starting dark eldar so I don't know, but would you say a blaster is a better choice on anti infantry Warrior Squads?

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    2. You typically do not take blasters on warrior squads, and you typically don't want warriors that close to the action because the are scoring troops.

      Blasters are almost always used x4 on squads of 5 Trueborn (called blasterborn) so that you can turn venoms into very good combo units. Blasterborn shoot 4 antivehicle shots from on board or if they get off, and then the venom fires 20 antiinfantry shots and possibly grants cover to the guys on foot.

      Its a very common combo

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    3. Venom 20 anti infantry shots? I thought most was 12 if you take 2 splinter cannons. Where are these extra 8 shots coming from?

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    4. @Anonymous1,

      Actually, a lot of people take blasters on Kabalite squads..
      A really common build was MSU with three 4x Trueborn with all blasters (Also you don't need to take a squad of five Trueborn, you can just take four; there's no point if you're running a pure blaster squad), and six 5x Kabalites with one blaster.

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  7. Dez? that was the name of my first girlfriend =P

    haha good conversion but heres the real debate, are blasters still better than shredders in this edition

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  8. personaly i'd have made the cuts above the hand and round the rifle butt. get to keep more of the original blaster that way

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  9. I love conversion articles, really do. But seriously, one cut and glue? This doesn't need pictures, or a post. Such a low level conversion, it's almost simply common sense.

    I mean, if you told me this as part of a huge article on how you converted a custom Archon I'd be like "cool." As it stands this is a terrible article.

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    1. None the less, looking forward to your next article, Dez.

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    2. It's called quick conversions for a reason ;) I'm in the middle of some more extensive items I'll share too, but I'm mainly looking to help introduce people to this aspect of the hobby.

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    3. Indeed. Not all of us have been painting and converting for years

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  10. A suggestion I have and the one that I personally use is, if you have them, use the blaster barrel from the Reavers. The size is closer (if not the same) as the actual regular blaster, while the blast pistol barrel is smaller. I find it looks better.

    If you want another blaster from the warrior (or scourges) box, you can always just cut the barrel off a dark lance and it looks like an oversized blaster. I run a whole squad of Trueborn with dark lance converted blasters, and another with the shredder converted blasters. Adds a little variety which is nice.

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  12. Dez, you are the same dezzo on sg40k right?

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  13. Awesome and nice blog! I really appreciate this blog for giving excellent info. Keep on posting.-paper shredder-

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