I built this grenade turret a really long time ago and only recently have I had the time and energy to take pictures of this short build and post it up here. I made the turret after a spurt of inspiration from a news article I read about a Texas soldier who essentially saved his squad from destruction in Iraq by manning his Humvee-mounted grenade turret against ambushing insurgent forces and sustaining heavy fire to the turret before he was wounded himself. He lived, fortunately. I originally wanted to make some sort of Technic-fig-scaled jeep/tank vehicle to mount the turret on, just like in the news article; but due to part and time constraints, I instead put it on a tripod and left it to sit for a couple of months. In addition to the turret, you can also see some of the recent updates I've made to my ever-so-omnipotent Technic-fig. Enjoy!
One of the tripod legs was so weak, that it kept falling under the weight of the turret. The solution? Stick that weak leg in between the legs of the Technic-fig and have the turret lean against the fig. Hence the crookedness of the turret in this picture. Don't worry, the Technic-fig did not suffer any groin-disabling injuries due to this particular photo setup.
Nor did he suffer any groin-disabling injuries for this photo. As a sidenote, take note of the new shoulder-strap armor on the Technic fig along with the modified chest/back armor to compensate for this addition. I was tired of seeing my old technic fig having no shoulder protection (also giving rise to the curious effect that the former armor seemed glued onto the chest. Hmmmm...). Forgive me for the crappy photo lighting and editing.
Trench shot from behind. It makes me wonder sometimes why I even bothered putting side-shields on the turret when after about 5 degrees of rotation, the gunner is exposed. Ah, life.
When I saw the vent piece, I just had to use it as a targeting sight. Even if the gradient markings are vertical!
Technic-fig: "Why do they have to make a friggin' grenade turrets in the future when there's handheld grenade launchers too? Bah!"