So I should be working on my tale of hobbyists, but motivation is killing me, as is my wife and her dissertation.
So I started on a few bits
First up is Hvarl, Jarl of the 4th great company
I have based him off of Polux. He is quite a bit larger than a normal marine and same height as the Praetor in cataphractii armour.
I used a BoP tartaros as Hvarl is in Tartaros armour.
Early days, but this is the jist of it so far.
20170801_184418 by Danny Taylor, on Flickr
20170801_184431 by Danny Taylor, on Flickr
20170801_184436 by Danny Taylor, on Flickr
20170801_184446 by Danny Taylor, on Flickr
Laurels and fist will go to make way for some norse runes or knots, and the script on the legs will be filled with liquid green stuff
I also considered using the fist for mounting the Heavy bolter and this is sort of where i got to.
20170802_124856 by Danny Taylor, on Flickr
I had some blight launcherd from soe Grave Wardens? but I feel like it is missing something. I like that the launcher has 2 mini drums and see that working well, but should I switch them out for one big HB drum? Alternatively I can see if I have any SW assault cannons kicking about and try to jury rig and ammo pack and belt feed, however the launcher comes with a mini drum attached so very careful cutting would be required (looking at my thumb should show you how good at delicate I am )
I am also considering shortening the barrel as it looks overlong on the arm very impractical, almost wish it was just a combi bolter like Logans. I cannot push it further back as it will interfere with the pads, so shortening the barrel might be the best option. Drilling the holes dos not really help disguise what it started life as does it?
Next is a moritat
Decided to change things up and got my hands on a vexillary, so decided he would make a nice moritat. Hated the pose as he felt like he was leaning backwards so clipped the rock underfoot to give him a more dynamic position. After chatting with the guys, the concensus was to go with the upgrade wolf helm. I am going with the twin plasma loadout but may magnetise the wrists so I can run twin volkite instead.
Also thinned and cut down the neck armour as it was way too restrictive to fit a helmet in.
20170801_230017 by Danny Taylor, on Flickr
20170801_230027 by Danny Taylor, on Flickr
Main issues with this guy will likely be head positioning and arms. Do I want him looking straight ahead both arms forwards blazing away, or do I want him looking to the side, 1 arm aiming and 1 in a more neutral position? Thoughts on this would be appreciated
3rd conversion for the day is the VIGILATOR
I really like the moritat models spec ops vibe, so decided to make him a vigilator. again load-out and posing is where I am struggling.
Do I go for an agressive (ish) pose with CC weapon and pistol, with boltgum strapped across his back or do I hve him carrying a specially modified bolter with other gear stowed?
This is where I am at for now.
20170802_113906 by Danny Taylor, on Flickr
20170802_113920 by Danny Taylor, on Flickr
20170802_114005 by Danny Taylor, on Flickr
Something less archeoech like plasma or volkite
20170801_230154 by Danny Taylor, on Flickr
or a wulfen claw?
Or a bit more stealthy and arrying something like this which I knocked up a year or so ago, which would bring him kind of in-line with the recon marines....
20170801_230139 by Danny Taylor, on Flickr
Thoughts on this would be very much appreciated
Thanks for looking.