Power Falx for Scythes of the Emperor
A Guide to parts for creating this signature weapon.
This guide came about from the Scythes of the Emperor Power Falx that was seen on my LJ Goulding Scythes competition entry.
The following shows key components I personally would choose (and have used), however the blade in my competition version I have not identified (rushed build and well, a deep bitz collection). So much like yourself, I am seeking suitable blades for repeated builds.
Firstly, let's look at what consitutes a Falx weapon.
For this example we refer to the Dacian Falx. You can also read my indepth version on Falces (falx. plural) on my website The-Scythes.com.
A Dacian Falx, double edged, two handed sword:
Single edged Falx, similar to historically modified Scythe-halberds:
With these historical designs in mind, lets go bits shopping:
(Zombie Scythe, Dark Elf Chariot Halberd, Wood Elves Tree Revenants, Skaven Clanrat Spears, Dark Eldar Power Sword, Dark Elf Corsair Swords)
Having browsed for Scythe blades, swords with fine curved double edges, it's time to find the power weapon handles. These were chosen for a lack of wires and cables, making for a cleaner modification:
(Dark Angel Veteran Power Weapons; 2 pairs, 4 versions and Deathwatch Power Weapons; 2 versions)
Combining these you can start to create weapons suitable to the Scythes of the Emperor Chapter. Falx combat blades and Falx power weapons. At this stage you will need to cut the join edge of the blade, trimmed to suit length and attachment to the handles:
As you can see this is fairly straight forward. However, taking the detail to a new level is challenging. To create a Power Node requires (in this approach) a thin slice of a 1mm styrene rod (Node dot) and fine wire (I used brass wire 0.5mm):
On review, I can see my own work is slightly off centre! Despite many minutes of careful gluing using fine dots of superglue.
Ultimately I hope this helps my fellow Sothan Brothers equipping their marines with Power Falces and stylised combat blades. The weapon style (in fiction) is an honour weapon bestowed on particularly gifted fighters.
**If anyone knows the blade I used in my own Falx, please state below, thank you!**
Thank you for reading and look forward to more Falces about the forum!