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Gorgon

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Gatling gun AC for the Thunder?
« on: 21 January 2021, 14:30:34 »
I was thinking about getting a Thunder. I always liked the Mech, but I never warmed to the humongus AC barrel. Many years ago I saw a mod with a gatling style AC fitted into the large barrel. Has anyone done a mod like that and has any recommendations on a gattling gun that fits well? IWM offers several arms for Omni mechs that could work, but I'm unsure about the dimensions.  Any help would be appreciated!

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Re: Gatling gun AC for the Thunder?
« Reply #1 on: 21 January 2021, 16:37:19 »
The right arm from a Burrock?

Gorgon

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Re: Gatling gun AC for the Thunder?
« Reply #2 on: 21 January 2021, 16:47:28 »
Oooh, that's a good idea! It certainly would lend it a frightful presence on the table

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Re: Gatling gun AC for the Thunder?
« Reply #3 on: 21 January 2021, 18:06:04 »
You can also see if the new omni Ultra autocannon barrel fits in the Thunder's barrel as well.

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Re: Gatling gun AC for the Thunder?
« Reply #4 on: 21 January 2021, 18:27:27 »
You can also see if the new omni Ultra autocannon barrel fits in the Thunder's barrel as well.

They do at that:
https://www.ironwindmetals.com/index.php/categories/cat-battletech/cat-bt-nr/product/battletech-op-100
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Re: Gatling gun AC for the Thunder?
« Reply #5 on: 22 January 2021, 16:50:19 »
Putting something inside the gaping hole makes it look a lot better, IMHO - even a plain cylinder improves things.



I just stuck a plastic bead in the hole, and looks better to me.
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Re: Gatling gun AC for the Thunder?
« Reply #6 on: 22 January 2021, 17:14:35 »
Oh, nice! Thanks for all the tips.
Worktroll, the Thunder looks really good! And the Koschei is nice, too. A real improvement.

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Re: Gatling gun AC for the Thunder?
« Reply #7 on: 22 January 2021, 17:50:38 »
The Thunder, with the Conquistador look always screamed Marik to me, and not Liao.  Wonder what it would look like with a Lao Hu gun now...