Over the years, I've accumulated a surplus of Gun Drone bits. I currently have a single Sniper Drone Team, with one spotter and three Sniper Drones. I've decided to convert six of my Gun Drones into Sniper Drones, bringing the unit up to full strength.
I present to you a simple Tau Sniper Drone conversion...
Materials and tools you will need:
-wire cutter (dike)
-spare fire warrior pulse rifle
-spare gun drone antenna
It's important to note that you should be using a wire cutter with angular vice. An electrical engineer on another forum informed me this specific cutter is called a "dike".
First, take your cutter and snip the rifle bit with the flat side of the cutter facing towards the rifle's butt.
By doing this, you'll create a pointed wedge tip.
Do the same with Pulse Carbine, this time snip off the entire barrel.
Now take the bottom piece, snip off the two studs, and use the edge of the triangular file to create a groove into the where the studs used to be.
After you are done, you should have something like this.
The wedges from both the Carbine and Pulse Rifle should fit snug tight into the two filed grooves.
Now file the drone bottom piece to create a flat surface. Also, file the sides on either side of bottom piece where the fins will be placed.
Now drill a shallow hole hole into the bottom piece. Don't go all the way through. A few millimeters will suffice.
Drill a hole through the bottom of the Pule Carbine. Drill all the way through.
By now, you should be able to slip a paper clip all the way through from the Pulse Carbine to the hole you drilled in the bottom piece.
Next, file the bottom of the Pulse Rifle barrel flat.
Glue all the pieces together.
File the bottom of the antennas flat.
Glue the drone top to the drone bottom. Glue the two antennas to where you previously filed the bottom piece's sides. Make sure you support the two antennas while the super glue dries.
Clip off the top of a flight peg.
Drill a hole through the top of the flight peg just enough to fit a centimeter of a paper clip.
Clip a centimeter of the paper clip off the the bottom of the glued gun piece. Slide and glue it into the top of the flight base.
Presto! You now have a converted Sniper Drone!
Here's a few pictures of what your Sniper Drone should look like:
Now create 2 more to form a team. For a spotter, you could use a Devilfish/Hammerhead tank commander. Although I used a 25mm base in the picture, the proper base you should be using is 40mm, the size of a Terminator base.
I hope this tutorial has been both informative and helpful.