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converted classic metal kit

I had considered converting some metal Fire Prisms using the Forge World Type II Falcon kit as far back as 2008, but when the new plastic kit was released I shelved the idea. Although I was pleased with the conversion work I achieved on my two plastic Fire Prism/Night Spinner turrets, I've always had a soft spot for the classic metal Fire Prism design. In 2016 I decided to revisit the original idea and assemble a metal Fire Prism turret to add to my collection, using the turret from the Forge World Type II Falcon conversion kit to give it a more modern look.

date: 2016-present (work-in-progress)
components: 1x 1x standard Falcon turret, classic metal Fire Prism components, 1x plastic Fire Prism prism cannon energiser, 1x Forge World Eldar Hornet pilot, 1x Forge World Type II Falcon turret top, plastic rod/tubing (various diameters), neodymium magnets (various sizes), Green Stuff, White Milliput

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Forge World Open Day 2008 Eldar Fire Prism
1. Before the release of the plastic Fire Prism/Night Spinner kit, I'd been contemplating whether or not it was possible to use the metal Fire Prism components with Forge World's excellent Type II Falcon conversion kit. A trip to Forge World's Open Day in 2008 confirmed that this was possible. Forge World featured several of these conversions in this display board, which I photographed during my visit.
Converted classic metal Fire Prism turret components
2. Most of the components for the converted turret.
Converted classic metal Fire Prism turret
4. Due to the weight of the metal Prism Cannon, I drilled a hole to attach it more securely to the turret.
Converted classic metal Fire Prism turret
5. A shaped piece of plasticard was added to the Prism Cannon to fill in the blank area. This would normally be glued to the plastic turret mount for the Falcon's Pulse Laser, but I wanted to create my own detail in this area instead.
Converted classic metal Fire Prism turret
8. White Milliput was used to fill in a subtle undulation in the cowling.
Converted classic metal Fire Prism turret
9. The most dated part of the metal Fire Prism's design is probably the energiser; I replaced this with the plastic equivalent from the modern Fire Prism kit.
Converted classic metal Fire Prism turret
10. The completed conversion. The Prism Cannon, energiser and gunner will all be painted separately before being glued in place.
Converted classic metal Fire Prism turret
12. Front view of the turret.
Converted classic metal Fire Prism turret
13. The completed turret is now undercoated and ready to be painted.


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