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This is one of my favorite jezzail teams because I mounted them sideways to the base to enhance the skirmishing aspect of these units. I also really like the large shield, which is wider but not as tall as others, and has a nice curvature. It was hard deciding how to decorate the front of the shield, though, and I can't guarantee that it's finished.

Typical of the conversions on the Skryre jezzails, the gunner gets the warp-enhanced optics, sights, etc. while the lowly slave shield bearer does not. The warplock jezzail has a warpstone condensor to irradiate the ammunition as it is loaded into the gun for maximum effect. I'm not sure this one is complete, as it still lacks any sort of bayonet or shield spikes. I may also add rivets around the edge of the shield and carve it up a little to represent disrepair.

The guitar wire adds character (I hope) without being "bitzy" - sometimes having too many little pieces sticking out from what is otherwise a cohesive one-piece sculpt stretches the suspension of disbelief necessary for these guys.

Parts list:

  • Skaven jezzail gunner 2, GW Part Code: 9947020606402, $6.50
  • Skaven jezzail loader 2, GW Part Code: 9947020606404, $4.25
  • Micro Art Studios Mystic Bases, 25x25mm, SKU: BB07S02A, €4.88 for 5 bases
  • Imperial Chimera Frame E Sprue, GW Part Code: 99399999050, $5.00 (tank)
  • Chaos Vehicle Smoke Launchers x2 Bits, bwbits SKU: B43-1133, $1.49 (extra gun barrels)
  • The large shield is made from a section of a Play-Doh container and plastic
  • Skaven night runners sprue, GW Part Code: 99381106001, $10.00 (small triangle shield)
  • Skaven shield sprue, GW Part Code: 99360299006, $1.50
  • Guitar wire, plastic rods, strips and sheets
  • Green stuff (modeling putty), GW Part Code: 99219999005, $8.00
  • Sculpting tools