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Welcome, battle brothers and sisters, to the first BCK's Conversion Challenge: Characters!

 

Any of you who have seen my thread know that I am afflicted with a converting madness and I'd like to spread it to share it with the rest of you in a series of challenges. Once upon a time, converting was a massive part of the hobby that was actively encouraged by GW by offering conversion articles and showing off conversions their staff had done in White Dwarf and the various Specialist Games issues, as well as allowing you to order individual bitz to make your crazy ideas reality. It was a sad day when the bitz shop closed, let me tell you. These were also the days when large gaps existed in their catalog and many characters, units, and even vehicles had no official models and it was up to you to convert them. It was in those early days that I caught the madness and it has only grown in the time since. 

 

The purpose of this first challenge is for you to convert a replacement for a character model. Why do that? Maybe you're tired of waiting for an updated version, or you saw the updated version and don't like it. Maybe you think you can do better than their designers. Whatever the reason, if you ever wanted to make your own character model, this is the time to do it!

 

The Rules:

Rules, which I have shamelessly stolen borrowed from some of Grotsmasha's earlier challenges, are as follows:

1) The finished model is not to be painted and the conversion should be bare plastic/resin/metal though the odd painted piece stolen from a previously painted model is OK.
2) WYSIWYG applies here, so all relevant gear needs to be represented on the figure.
3) Maximum of 25% existing Character model:
---25% consists of the following combinations;
--- Head- 0% can be from any existing model
---1x Arm- 12.5%, 2x Arms- 25% either from the same or separate models
---1x Leg- 12.5%, 2x Legs- 25% either from the same or separate models
---Torso- 25%
---Things like FW's Red Scorpion upgrade pack DO NOT count toward the 25% limitation, nor do parts from generic models (multi-part plastics, etc).
---If the character never had a model, this applies to any existing character model you might want to use parts from. This is a conversion challenge after all! 

4) Green Stuff/Sculpting putty is fine, from small details up to a full sculpt if you think you can pull it off.
5) 1 calendar month build time; September 1st 2017 until October 1st 2017.
6) Multiple entries will be accepted provided you finish your first entry, but you must choose only one for judgment. 
7) You must declare participation a minimum of 24hrs prior to declaring completion.
8) Characters must use their most recent rules, whether from one of the indexes, or their respective codex if it is available. A character that has not been reprinted in the current edition is still legal as long as it did have official rules at some point in time in another edition

9) If you wish to enter a non-character model, it will not be considered a competitive entry and will not be eligible for judging or winning the prize. However, I will be doing a generic HQ challenge at a later time if you wish to wait until then. 

 

Pledging Your Entry:

Please use this format in your pledge entry:

 

I, (your name) pledge to convert (character name) for (codex/faction name) in the Character Conversion Challenge and finish on or before October 2nd 2017 to be eligible for judgment.

 

Progress:

A photo of your model's condition before beginning (parts, figures you're going to chop up, etc) is required on September 1, or when you pledge your entry after September 1. When you finish, pictures of the front, back, and both sides are required for judgment. If you wish to post other in-progress shots along the way, I'd love to see 'em. 

 

Swag:

I will choose a Conversion Event winner and a runner-up at the conclusion of the event. The winner will have first pick of these two prizes:

 

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The runner-up will receive the other. 

 

I've also made some participation badges should you wish to display it in your signature. 

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Edited by Brother Chaplain Kage, 17 September 2017 - 06:14 AM.

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I'm in for sure, but I'm undecided as to whom I'll be doing.....decisions, decisions....
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I'm in for sure, but I'm undecided as to whom I'll be doing.....decisions, decisions....


Same here. I'll think about it today and decide :)
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Lots of options now that the gates have opened for all factions. :D Personally, I would love to see a good number of xenos or non-marine Imperial entires. 


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Actually been considering throwing together a mini to represent Corpulax, not a chaos player but being as he was a Consecrator I thought it may be something fun to do.

 

If I can get some bits together I'll be up for this.



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40k only I take it? Shame, I would have liked to do a character from Necromunda. 

 

Ahh well, Ill have a looksie through my bits box's and see if I have enough gubbinz and thingymajigz to make a Space Wolf.

 

I know its a stretch, but I guess the Half Eldar Ultramarine is out of the question?? :P


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I guess I really should build an Arkos model for my AL... :)


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40k only I take it? Shame, I would have liked to do a character from Necromunda. 

 

Heck no, bring it on!


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I guess I really should build an Arkos model for my AL... smile.png

 

Now I have an idea what to build. Hope it is ok if I borrow your idea!



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Is there any leniency in terms of part % for characters from certain armies- i.e. a tau character like farsight/shadowsun or the 8?  The compatibility of parts (crisis/ stealth suit/ commader, etc) are all on different scales in that army whereas it's more universal throughout the marine range.


Edited by The_Chaplain, 28 August 2017 - 11:21 PM.

Cactus, on 04 Mar 2013 - 13:10, said:

The_Chaplain hath spoken so here endeth the debate! 


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Good point on the crisis suit; shoot me a PM with what you have in mind and we'll work something out. :D

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Oooh, it's almost time! 

 

I haven't really thought about this challenge for a couple of weeks, I guess it's time to pick a character to work on...

 

Difficult choices :P


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I have a few ideas.

 

Kage, can you shoot me a PM on what you decided for the T'au battlesuits or you want me to send you my idea. I have a commander I'm planning to kit bash and was wondering if it might be legal for this.


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If you're going to use generic suit parts, there's no restrictions; the percentages are only if you're using parts from a model of a specific character.


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Started to gather various parts for Arkos, this is a well needed boost for my hobbying when getting home after working for two months. :)


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Can we make proxy conversions? Like, say I want to convert Huron, but since I'm not going to play Red Corsairs I want to adapt the model to the army I want to field (which is another Renegade warband).

 

Sorry if this sounds messy but is late and I'm drunk (sort of).


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Can we make proxy conversions? Like, say I want to convert Huron, but since I'm not going to play Red Corsairs I want to adapt the model to the army I want to field (which is another Renegade warband).
 
Sorry if this sounds messy but is late and I'm drunk (sort of).


The challenge is about the Rules of the Character, and WYSIWYG. So as long as the model you convert has Huron's warhead, then you should be all good to call him whomever you want :tu:
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I'm interested!

 

Question: Does 'character' in this context mean a model with the 'Character' keyword, or does it mean a specific named character?


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Named Character specifically for this Challenge :tu:

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Oh! I probably should have clarified and asked first; but does that mean we're creating a named character as the end result?

 

(I may have let my enthusiasm get the better of me and thought that the end result could be anything with the Character keyword! sweat.gif )


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I'll go with Arkos the Faithless as I recently converted a Huron. I still need an Abaddon but I'm lacking some bits.

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Might join up for my SoB dialogus if my base model arrives in time


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I'm so in, was about to do a conversion for my assault company captain.

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Might join up for my SoB dialogus if my base model arrives in time


You know, I never thought of kitbashing one...nice idea Mard! :tu:


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i should have know about this before i built maloghurst ;)
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