Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Duke Sliscus conversion

Well, I couldn't just leave the Baron alone... He and Sliscus are great together, and the fluff on the Duke was just too good to pass up. Again, no model so I had to make a conversion. I actually made this one before the Baron, and it was my first time using greenstuff ever.

Parts used:
  • Dark Elf Corsairs cloak, head, sheathed blade (that you can't really see, I blame my poor photographic skills), torso and 'S' banner pole. When I bought the Corsairs kit I thought I was being original, and I didn't even know about the 'S' banner thingie yet. Turns out there are plenty of other Duke Sliscus conversions around using the exact same ideas... Even similar poses. Oh well.
  • Blast Pistol, Power Weapon (which will count as one of his Venom Blades) and back banner from the Kabalite Warriors kit.
  • Filed down Space Marine Grenades are attached to his waist.
I also made him a trueborn bodyguard squad with the remaining corsairs cloaks, I'll post them later.

    Monday, February 21, 2011

    Baron Sathonyx conversion

    I love Jump Infantery in 40k. So it was either Hellions or Scourges, and well, Hellions can be troops, have killer (not to mention available - still waiting for the new plastic Scourges) models.

    I quickly decided that if I was to run Hellions, I might as well take the Baron. In the game, it's a pretty nice character, cheap and add lots of interesting bonuses. Only problem is, there isn't any model yet... so I made mine. My greenstuff skills are terrible, but I think the result looks pretty ok. Skyboard isn't glued yet, hence the yellow Sticky Tack.

    Sorry for the picture quality, I need better lightning.

    Conversion was pretty straightforward. I tried to stay as close as possible to the picture from the Codex as I couldn't find a better pose for him. The full conversion list:
    • The skyboard was enlarged using 2 rudders from the Raider/Ravager kit ;
    • Standard Hellion legs and body ;
    • Standard arms, but repositioned a little using green stuff. There is a should pad on both sides to help hide my lousy sculpting skills ;
    • The cloak is from the Warhammer Island of Blood starter set, with some more green stuff to attach it to the body and a couple of skulls from the Raider kit ;
    • The head and hair are from the Warhammer Dark Elf Corsairs box. I initially had a standard corsair head but the hair wasn't flowing in the right direction and it made the mini look weird. So the hair was cut, repositioned, and some more greenstuff was added. I hope it'll look better once painted :-)

    So it begins...

    People told me I should have a Warhammer 40k blog. Document my madness. Here it is! I'll rant about how fragile Dark Eldar are, how awesome the (new) minis look, and occasionally post about what I've purchased/built/converted/painted. Maybe even post a couple lists and battle reports, who knows...