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Black Dragons Chapter Army WIP: centurions and a contemptor

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Wow! Good stuff all around, but the centurions especially! Could you walk us through on how you did them? I've seen a lot of cool conversions for those awful models, but yours stick with the original design the closest.

 

Wow thanks, exactly what I was going for.

Unfortunately I do not have any extra centurions left got a real DIY tutorial.

 

Good thing is I largely based what I did on an existing tutorial by someone way better than me: http://masterofthefo...urion-tutorial/

Differences I did were:

- cut even more off the shoulder nubs for even more shoulder plate placement freedom.

- add a tiny spacer where the torso meets the legs. (i just used a blob of green stuff.)

- When making the plasticard shin-things, I found his too tall, the lowest part of the top of the knee of the shin should line up flush with the higher part of the original.

- I re-added the support frame to the legs (centurions need these to be centurions) and added a spacer with styrene tubes to extend to the new leg length.

- if i was doing these again I would thicken up the waist and perhaps add a spacer between the chest and the belt buckle.

- even though I really dislike the original extra legplates on centurions, I am not sure I chose the best option, I like what I did over the original and the tutorial I just linked, but I cant help but feel I could have done better.

 

Another way would be to do the opposite, instead of extending the legs, shorten everything else.

This may sound like a worse idea, but I did this too, and I really like the result: http://www.bolterand...s/#entry4163766

- I cut the shoulder-nubs off, just like before.

- I cut off the weapon-holder things on sides of the torso, narrowing the chest.

- I attached the arms higher and more forward than normal.

- I bent the extra leg armour plates at the join between them (Actually I cracked it, making it even better) and they somehow look good, this surprised me.

 

the result is a marine that looks like he's in super armour, not just a marine in a suit. I just did it because I felt like fooling around with the extra body. But I think I prefer the result, at least for assault centurions (but you probably don't want those)


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This helps immensely, thanks brother! I might actually buy those awful things now ;)

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This helps immensely, thanks brother! I might actually buy those awful things now msn-wink.gif

 

I bought them BECAUSE they were ugly. lol

I wanted to improve them so badly.


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Wow! Good stuff all around, but the centurions especially! Could you walk us through on how you did them? I've seen a lot of cool conversions for those awful models, but yours stick with the original design the closest.

 

- if i was doing these again I would thicken up the waist and perhaps add a spacer between the chest and the belt buckle.

 

Okay you inspired me to snap them part and thicken up the tiny wasp waist they had, also heres a pic of the sergeant and the back of the legs/arms, I udes green stuff to fill in the back of the feet, and styrene tubes fill in the gaps.

 

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I'd say the thicker belt really improves the look.


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Those centurions.... So tanking right now

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