By request, here are the SLA printed gun drones I made. The initial file I found in the sketch up 3D warehouse. Not sure how to do a direct link, but if you search for " a warhammer 40k battle" you'll see it. I want to be sure and give credit where it is to, so full props to them for the initial work. They weren't designed to be printed though, so I reworked them extensively. Eliminated some internal structures and reversed the faces as needed for structure. Added a hole for the flying stand, buffed up the gun supports and re-scaled the carbines and antenna to ensure they'd print, added some surface details to the underside of the dome and the iconic T'au line work to the flat planes and top of the dome. Then scaled the whole thing, I think the initial work was about 3 feet across, so life sized perhaps?
Here are the draft images from sketch up
And the prints on the mid level resolution from the Form 2 printer. My first drafts were these clear ones, my moderately painted guys for scale. ( the beefing up of the antenna was done due to this failure as well as increasing the depth of the details)
And since my camera wouldn't focus on the clear well, one with my warrior in the back for contrast.
For the CIB I took off the carbine, trimmed and rotated it, added a stock then some additional details. This is the first draft, I'm sure I'll add more details once I finish the print ( in about 3 hours, with a new drone as well)
I'll add a mounting hole for magnets once I see how it lines up, and probably change from the dual barrel of the carbine to a single bore. I really enjoy the FW iridium armor xv8 models, with the under slung weapon mounts, so I'll do a version to fit them as well.
I'm more than open to any design suggestions.