My T-Rex is slowly getting bigger! Yes, the awesome, fearsome Mech I've been converting for my Gruntz and Tomorrow's War armies is growing up. The problem I had with the arms being waaaayy too small (thus giving this predator the T-Rex look!) has gone away. Thanks in no small part to my friend Chris Foster and his extensive collection of everything Warhammer 40K, I was able to secure some Space Marine Dreadnought arms to give this Mammoth a new outlook on life.
First the old arms laying side by side with the new arms:
After a few changes to the missile arm, adding some plasticard and a washer to distance the arm from the shoulders, here is how things are looking so far:
A closer version of the missiles. I shaved the tops and backs off these guys, gluing them together, and I pinned them into the arm after cutting off the Close Combat claw. A bit of plasticard rod sloppily covered in putty completes the top:
So of COURSE I had to see how it all fits together!
The dorsal mount is off a Reaper CAV model, the Mastodon.
The arms aren't so puny any more, are they?!
The chin gun, not shown here, is from this Nightshade's dorsal gun:
I am not 100% what to do with the hollowed out scoops on the left and right side of the Mammoth's cockpit. Originally those were for mini-gatlings so anti-personnel defense, but I think I will fill them in and make them look like sensors or some such.