I haven’t been able to find these in a Forgeworld catalogue, but they are variously referenced as Imperial Heavy Bolter Turret Emplacements. I managed to get one base, but it came with no turret. I cast a second one and then rebased it as these have a very thick base.
They are supposed to take a Leman Russ turret but I opted for these ones from Kromlech.
They are in first Forgeworld Imperial Armour Book, where they are literally called a Turret Emplacement. Back then it was considered a Troop choice with an armour value of 12/12/11 and could be used in any scenario that allowed fortifications. It could be equipped with the following:
Twin linked heavy bolters
Twin linked autocannons
These models are now so old (and discontinued) that there aren’t any current rules for them.
Wanted to end the year with some more Night Lords so here is the final claw additions of the year.
I was getting really unhappy about photographing on white because I could not get the colours to work the way I wanted them to. So I watched the McCordall video on shooting black on black, made a new backdrop for the Lightbox and had a go.
I may try and get some black velvet felt for the fabric instead, but these already look better like this. Hard to believe that the only difference between these five and the last five is that the red in the Khorne half of the company shoulder pad is a shade darker.
All the other changes came from the backdrop fabric, the Lightbox on a lower light setting and a reduction in the camera exposure settings.
Looking forwards to more photos that try and capture the grim dark nature of these guys in 2021.
These five are a load more Bolter equipped models. I was pleased with the pose of the kneeling Plasma gunner too and this one with the sniper scope.
Another of the resin cast models, still not worked out what they are.