Here's some minimal progress on the head crest. Unfortunately I had no time for more today. There will be some piece of trim running down the middle of the crest from the symbol.
Those stripes are 2mm high. Thanks to Augustus I now know how where to get 1mm glass beads to add some rivets. Next thing will be something on the chest. Either a scarab or somethinf else. There are some nice pieces to copy from Magnus armor.
The crest before trimming:
And with tzeentch symbol:
So much more work to do!
The bunny ears are looking great, you've been missed brother! FW heads would probably be the best option, but also very expensive... However Scarab Occult heads, which are more easy to get, should also work fine, though maybe they're a bit too small? Either way, I can't wait to see this project develop!
Thank you Traitor! I think the SO heads could look a bit lost in the plastic contemptor chest.The helmet I cut out was enormous.
The prodigal son has returned! That's a daring project, and I'll make sure to follow it every step of the way.
Thank you Isengrin. Glad you're still interested.
Not sure this helps, but from my recent work on my second plastic Contemptor, I can tell you that the heads from the old Forgeworld Chaos Dreadnoughts are pretty much perfect in size, so if you can get your hands on one of those, that would be a great solution.
Failing that, regular Marine heads (including Terminator heads) work as well, although they are a bit on the small side. I could also see warriors of chaos heads as an interesting option -- maybe something from the Varanguard models...?!
Anyway, this should be interesting!
Unfortunately I think I'll never ever get one of those awesome FW TS Dreads. But you're right, that head would be perfect. If I only could get a mold of that helmet... At the moment I'm considering one of the 30K helmets, maybe even plastic Ahrimans helmet.
I'd agree with Krautscientist, if you can source the old FW Thousand Sons dreadnought head that would be perfect. Failing that, I have a huge soft spot for the old metal Chaos dreadnought head, and think it would look great on a contemptor. Of course, it'd take some serious dremelling to separate that from the body! Still, something to think about.
Cheers! I like the metal dread head too. With some instantmold that would be no problem at all. But unfortunately I have no access to one of those old metal dreads.