Guest Hobby Tutorial by Rich, from Green Stuff Industries

Check out this very cool tutorial on converting a guardsmen to have a Chaos style plasmagun! Brought to us by Rich from GSI.


by Rich K.

I needed 3 traitor Imperial Guardsman with plasma guns and I wasn’t going to buy 3 command squads to get them.  I had the guardsman and exactly 4 Chaos Space Marine plasma pistols so I set to work bashing them together.  I don’t remember seeing anyone else do this conversion (though it’s very likely that some one has) but I thought it came out well and you guys would like to see how to do it.

First, cut the hand, grip, and trigger combo off of the plasma pistol like you see above.  You may also need to shave the butt end of the pistol a bit.  File/cut down the surfaces and make them as smooth as possible.


Next, cut the Lasgun in the following order based on the picture above:  Red, Blue, Yellow.  If you are careful, it is possible leave the fingers intact.  You’ll also probably have to shave off a small portion of the remaining Imperial emblem.


Once you glue them together you’ll end up with something like this!  This works great for using up any extra plasma pistols you have laying around.  Happy bashing!


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4 Responses to “Guest Hobby Tutorial by Rich, from Green Stuff Industries”

  1. thunderingjove July 29, 2013 8:16 am

    Good stuff! Keeps these coming.

    • Reecius
      Reecius July 29, 2013 9:13 am

      I agree, Rich’s work is great!

  2. Tarrant July 29, 2013 10:45 am

    Great idea! Good use of those spare Plasma Pistols.


  3. G-Man July 29, 2013 9:53 pm

    Agree – modeling tips are great! How about some cool options on basing??