Been a couple years since I've played 40k, or even modeled anything. I came back to the B&C and saw Maverick Prime's conversion challenge and thought to myself: now that's a capital idea- and a heck of a way to get back into the hobby. A supply runs and hours at the table later and I remember how hard conversion work is. But I digress, here are some extremely work in progress shots of my chaplain for the "Litanies and Legends" conversion challenge. Comments, critique and criticism are encouraged and appreciated. The base model is Ivanus Enkomi of the Minotaurs chapter from the Forge World model company. The head has been replaced with a metal chaplain helmet, the feet will be replaced with the armored boots from the same chopped up metal model. The minotaur/bull head on the chest has been shaved down and slightly green stuffed to resemble a human sternum (figured I might as well considering the chest armor is modeled after a rib cage). A side image of the chaplain conversion work in progress. Just a small detail to note but I green stuffed on a small squareish carpenter style nail into the purity seal. Wax can only adhere to a surface so well, especially something like armor- having it physically nailed into the surface of the armor makes a little more sense in my opinion. According to my fiancé this is the shot that made her exclaim "I am a miniature agent of destruction! rawr rawr rawr!" All photos are supplied by her, so I am extremely grateful for her skill behind the lens, and her patience with my choice of hobby. The crozius arcanum mace head for the chaplain conversion for the contest on the Bolter and Chainsword forum. The minotaur/bull head was shaved off and replaced with a green stuff mold of an out of production chaplain crozius. There was a noticeable gap in the new crozius head and so I actually made a second mold of the skeleton just to extend the studded iron bar. Still to do: fix the broken halo on the crozius, bore out the filled in eye socket and general touch up. Once I shaved the minotaur/bull head off the shoulder pad I started molding a winged skeleton chapter symbol. Sadly the end product is kind of skewed to the side, so I may redo this piece over again- probably using the terminator chaplain shoulder pad for the mold. Overall, I'm impressed with what I've been able to churn out on this model- but I have a lot of work still left in front of me. I still need to decide what I'm going to do with the blank leg greave and find a suitable backpack for the model. Thanks for looking! ++Edit++ apparently putting the url for my image in the post image doohicker is an invalid extension, so I had to post links to their hosting. Really need to upgrade my account on DA so I can change that username...). If anyone can show me how to fix the links so I can post them in the topic that'd be grand, since clicking on outside links bugs some people here
Edited by The_Chaplain, 19 February 2016 - 10:43 PM.