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Posted 07 May 2017 - 06:17 AM
And then I stumbled on From the Warp's Ron's Psychic Hood conversion tutorial. Wasting no time, I set to work, and this is the result:
While that shoulder pad into psychic hood idea is inventive, it still looks like a shoulder pad to me no matter how many different takes on it I see.
I believe it's from a Grey Knights kit. They're the only models that come with heads that have a leather cowl like the one helmet wearers from the Middle Ages used as far as I know.
Grey Knight termies, in fact.
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Posted 07 May 2017 - 02:12 PM
Another Librarian finished! Hurray!
And a picture with his two buddies.
Hope you like!
@ Knight of the Raven: Cheers, buddy. It's been some time since I posted him Thanks also for directing me to the source kit of that head - it looks pretty cool and I might want another one.
@ Eldrick Shadowblade: I think either New Khârn or the Old Bloodthirster is next. Which one do you want first? VOTING STARTS NOW
@ Brother Chaplain Cage: And how do you find its look now that it is all painted?
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Posted 07 May 2017 - 05:56 PM
Now that's serious conclave! In the Eight Edition, may I get a Culexus Assassin to defect to my Night Lords Company?
Posted 07 May 2017 - 07:09 PM
Lol just found your blog. That's an insane collection, and this blog will take a week to trawl through and appreciate properly. Great effort mate. Pretty inspirational accomplishment there
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Posted 07 May 2017 - 08:00 PM
@ Psykic_scribe: haha, don't think you can, but if that's what it'll take you to win against psyker-heavy lists, who am I to stop you!?
@ wiqid: Uh, yeah, I know. I posted that picture two or three pages back! What's the reason for you to post it again? lol Thanks for the kind words, though. I hope you find inspiration in this blog. If you want pics of only completed pictures, I have two HoH threads. Linkys in my siggy.
Posted 08 May 2017 - 05:45 AM
The hood looks better but I'm all in favor of using the rear torso piece of power armor GKs for any libbies I might do from now on.
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Posted 08 May 2017 - 08:48 AM
@ Mechanist: Don't forget the Stilton I put in there. Your experience is recognizable. I've been on the giving and receiving end so many ties in the last year. Neither way makes for a particularly fun game, don't you think? Hopefully 8th edition will put an end to power creep.
It can be fun in a cringe worthy amusement sort of way when it's unexpected but the problem is that there are units you just know are going to do that and it limits your list options against them and from that the creativity. And that is always a bad thing, I have fairly solid hopes for 8th. I've played 3 games of AOS and all where enjoyable though without points at the time it made for a bit of unbalance but to be honest it was no worse than 40k with points.
I like most of what Ive seen and that it's kept a certain amount of 40k ness instead of a full on AOS clone, even it bit's I'm less sure of isn't any form of dealbreaker and I can't wait to see more.
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Posted 13 May 2017 - 10:42 AM
Thanks, everyone. I haven't updated here due to my work on a friend's commission for an Ork Bommer. I have, however, finished a fourth librarian, the one that has the Blood Ravens Deathwatch librarian as a base. I made a custom Force halberd for him, and did some freehand on his right shoulder pad and his banner. This is actually the first time I did freehand since I painted a Night Lords rhino three years ago!
Here's the result:
And here he is with his other buddies, forming a Librarius Conclave:
And now I'll be starting on the second to last of the series, the librarian with a power axe:
Hope you like! Feedback most welcome.
@ Eldrick Shadowblade: DO IIIIIIITT!
@ hushrong: Thanks! That's high praise!
@ Brother Chaplain Kage: Yeah that's a solid bit indeed. Unfrotunately it's sold out pretty much everywhere, and so I had to make do with what I have. The chaos shoulder pad's features aid in masking its origin, if you ask me.
@ Mechanist: Tanks for yor thoughts on 8th edition. I completely agree with them, and I too have good hopes for 8th. What with all the rules being 'leaked' by GW, I'm thoroughly looking forward to it!
@ The Traitor: Thanks buddy! I'm glad the hood worked out so well!
Edited by Augustus b'Raass, 17 May 2017 - 03:23 PM.
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Posted 13 May 2017 - 01:03 PM
I really love how your Librarius Conclave is coming along, buddy! The models are full of individual charm and character, which I think was a great thing about those old metal Librarians, and you are definitely capturing that look with your collection of psykers there.
That being said, I don't get the choice of a pointy hand on the latest WIP model. Like, at all. It seems incredibly distracting and, erm... pointless, if you'll excuse the pun, but I suppose you must have had a reason for choosing it. Care to enlighten me?
Edited by KrautScientist, 13 May 2017 - 01:04 PM.
Posted 13 May 2017 - 02:16 PM
The are the most striking and brutal bookworms I have seen in a long time!
As for the pointy finger, did he do a finger gun pose at a heretic, shot lightning from his finger tips, and now it is cooling off as smoke rises from the tip? Silly idea but I would do it if I had warp powers.
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Posted 13 May 2017 - 08:25 PM
Thanks for the feedback, guys. The pointy finger arose from an apparent lack of left-handed clenched fists in my bits box. I thought I could pass as a magical gesture of some sort, but your comments convinced me it wasn't working. So I rummaged around in other bits stashes - and lo and behold I found what I initially thought I didn't have anymore.
So here's the improved version with a clenched fist, and something to decorate is backpack. Take a look:
Much better, don't you think? Let me know!
Thanks again for the feedback, uveron and KrautScientist.
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Posted 13 May 2017 - 11:57 PM
They keep sending me off to eBay to track one down for myself! But I've quit metal miniatures, they are too difficult to manage. Really happy to see them from you though
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Posted 14 May 2017 - 04:28 PM
My name is Augustus and I am an addict. Seriously, I have no idea what is happening to me. But I cannot stop building librarians. Eight edition is around the corner, so I pretty much have stopped painting units that I actually intent to use - as the meta will definitely shift and I want to equip units competitively. But about 18 months ago, I suddenly had an urge to collect librarians. So I set out to collect all power armoured librarians that have been released. With my recent purchase of the last metal force stave wielding libby, I have largely succeeded in this endeavor, albeit through the help of several recasters.
So after finishing the build of the metal one, above, yesterday I started to bring all the different miniatures I had together.
And started chopping them up. I used the parts of these three libbies, with the added caveat that I have an original plastic and a recast version of the current plastic librarian, and only had the arms of the red scorpions Servin Loth libby.
So after several hours of work, including some work today, here's four new librarians, in various states of WIP:
This one uses the (recast) body, head and right shoulder pad of the current plastic libby, the left and right arms of the Dark Vengeance librarian, with a MkIII right shoulder pad and a recast MkIII jump pack.
This one uses the plastic body of the current libby, as well as the recast backpack of that same miniature, the right arm and shoulder of the OOP stave libby, with the (recast) stave top of the current plastic librarian, the left (casting) arm of Sevrin Loth, a MkVII left shoulder pad, and a Grey Knights head.
For this one, I used the recast body of the OOP stave librarian, the plastic stave of the current plastic librarian, and some MkIII shoulder pads.
And finally, this is the DV librarian body with the Dark Angel iconography sanded away, the (recast) stave arms and lower part of the stave of the current plastic librarian miniature, the halberd head of a Grey Knight, and some MkIII shoulder parts.
What do you think? I'm very excited by these, so I'd love to hear your thoughts.
@ Brother Jim: Thanks, mate. Ebay as tons of the metal libbies. You shouldn't really have a problem getting one for yourself. Metal miniatures are not a problem if you use only the core parts and add modern plastics and pin the arms.
@ Viarocanum: I'll start work on him asap!
Edited by Augustus b'Raass, 14 May 2017 - 04:30 PM.
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Posted 15 May 2017 - 04:49 PM
They all look awesome though and once you've worked your magic with the paint they'll definitely be a brilliant looking unit. Are they all going to be for your Fists?
Posted 15 May 2017 - 07:20 PM
Thanks for the comments, guys
@ Pearson73: Thanks! I'm going for variety.
@ Vairocanum: Really? It's my least fave. I'm thinking of giving him a very grimdark background. If you want to name him, you're welcome to it!
@ Sagentus: I am, aren't I? It's developing to be a bit of an obsession, to be honest. But I just love librarians suddenly. Khorne must want my head right now.
@ Biohazard: Indeed! Luckily the 4000 points of KDK I painted last year cut me some slack with Khorne I'm afraid they will be all for my fists - as I don't have a non-Chaotic space marine army...
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Posted 15 May 2017 - 07:35 PM
So, about the Dark Angel dude's chest: if you had to teach someone about how to carve it up to not be so Dark Angel-y, what would you say?
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