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Wow those termies are amazing conversions!
Really amazing!

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Those Terminators! Awesome!


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I'm not dead! Massive apologies for the delay in posting here, and sorry I never replied to the last wave of comments! Thank you so much for all of the comments, they really mean a lot! Having been a quiet lurker on these forums for so many years, it's really hard not to slip back into old habits - maybe it's a social anxiety thing? I find it very difficult posting on here, even just simple comments on other people's work, so it's much easier to quietly browse without getting involved, but let's not get into that now... 

 

I've still been slowly plodding along with my Wordbearers, so time for an update;

 

The start of a CSM squad, I showed WIP photos of a couple of these guys earlier in the thread

 

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I need to finish off the bases and do a few touch ups across the models, so I'll get better photos soon. I like to start squads with the champion/seargant and a few rank and file goons, then add some more interesting guys to the squad later once I have a better idea of the feel of the squad, so nothing too exciting here; mainly kitbashes between varios sm/csm kits. Will probably add a standard bearer to the squad soon, and some guys with trophies if I can find suitable parts.

 

I've also made a start on the second posessed;

 

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and a size comparison with the first:

 

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This guy started out when I realised a Genestealler Cult Abberant torso roughly matches in scale with primaris legs, then I just started messing around with other parts and greenstuff. He has a hand from a poxwalker, an arm from the old Chaos mutation sprue, and backpack parts from the DV Chosen and the MKIII kit. I like the idea that his helmet and backpack are being absorbed into his body as it twists and swells, so I've continued the spine from the torso onto both parts and started to sculpt twisted muscle/flesh growing over the parts. Not sure what else needs doing with this guy, I'm making it up as I go so any suggestions are welcome! Will definitely be adding some parchment/impurity seals to tie in with his brother.


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The new Chaos Marine squad looks awesome :tu:

And that new possessed is :cuss-ing creepy. Like. That is unnecessarily creepy. So... Good job :lol:

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The painted marines look great and the new possessed is awesome.
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Nice to see some paint on these chaps, once again the eyes are really well done.



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Thanks guys!

 

Gederas, creepy is definitely good! Im trying to avoid the goofy look of the official GW models so it sounds like I'm on the right track! 

 

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Pearson, glad you like! I may have said earlier in this thread that I always give a little extra attention to the focal point of a model, which is usually the eyes or head in general. Helps to distract from other areas where I may have cut a few corners!

 

Just a really quick update for tonight, no progress on the existing models but I may have started posessed number 3...

 

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It's not much more than a rough sketch at this point, but I like where it's heading. The head will definitely need a ton of work, and I want to find an open hand for the left (our right) claw. 

 

Any thoughts or suggestions appreciated as always! 


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Oh man, loving those possessed! Can't wait to see you work your greenstuff magic on them!


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Lovin' it! What do you want to do for the head? As for an open hand for his left hand how about some of those termie fists from the Betrayal at Calth or Burning of Prospero boxes? Plenty of terminator power fists in there and one for power armor marines. I'm guessing you just cut part of the fist away from each, swap, and sculpt in gaps.


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The new squad is looking great, if a bit more bread & butter than some of the other guys so far. That helmet spliced together from an Mk. III helmet and a Bloodreaver head is one sweet conversion, though -- almost looks like some kind of ceremonial mask.

 

Looking forward to seeing the next Gal'Vorbak take shape. The first guy looks really promising, although I'd say he maybe seems a bit too much like a victim to the mutations that wrack his mortal form -- maybe replacing his right arm with something a bit more impressive (and bulky) would make him look even cooler. I also really *hate* the head on the most recent guy, but since you're talking about it needing a lot more work, I am really looking forward to seeing what you have planned for it.

 

As always, keep up the amazing work! :)



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Vairocanum, not sure about magic but I'll certainly try to do something!

 

hushrong, the powerfist from burning of prospero was perfect, thanks for the suggestion! The arm pose works nicely too, so the easiest solution was to saw off the back of the clawed hand, file the mk3 fist flat and join the parts together. My original plan was exactly as you suggested, but splicing in just the hand would be a fiddly job!

 

KrautScientist, as usual I'm blown away by your ability to identify parts! splicing the two helmets together took longer than I'd care to admit, so I'm glad the work is appreciated! 

You raise an interesting point about the Gal Vorbak / Posessed, who's really in control? I like to think it's a constant struggle between daemon and host, alternating between lucidity and insanity... so you may say he's a victim to his mutations, I just think you've caught him at a bad moment! You could be right about the arm though, any suggestions for a suitable replacement? 

And regarding the head of the latest guy... I'm at a loss. I know it has potential, and it definitely suits the pose of the model, but there's a very good reason it's sat in my bits box for the last 10 years! 

 

 

 

I feel I've hit a bit of a road block with the posessed, so updates are pretty minor. The topless fellow has the beginnings of a loincloth now, and his friend has had a little more done. Definitely struggling with his head, as mentioned above, but I just don't know what else I'd use - nothing in my bits box works... I'm not against ordering parts online if anyone has a good idea?

 

 

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As the posessed haven't progressed much, my attention has wondered elsewhere... some of you may remember I used a Helbrute leg plate for one of my terminators, which poses the interesting question of how do I build the model without that one crucial part?

 

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Well, it turns out the fist arms from that kit make pretty impressive legs with a little tweaking. Everything's held together with blu-tac at the moment, so there'll be a ton of sculpting work to be done! He's a little bow legged at the moment, so I'll most likely chop the legs up again before I'm happy. Arms will be tricky, the kit is super limiting and restrictive of posing - give me a good old fashioned ball and socket joint any day!

 


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That's an awesome pose for the Helbrute! I can imagine it screaming at the enemy with a couple of vicious power fists. I'm eager to see how it comes along, because I might have to pinch the idea next time I build one :D


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Holy! You used the helbrute hands and arms for the legs? That looks brilliant! That thing have to be pretty tall, maybe contemptor in height? The extra Khorgorath bit and the skull are a nice touch!


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Cool repose! My main complaint about the helbrute is the sticky legs, you've solved that quite handily (heh)

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Thanks for the comments guys! 

 

gezabutla, a pair of power fists could be pretty tricky now I've used the arms! I do still have the hands, so I could make it work... Watch this space!

 

hushrong, contemptor height is about right, give or take. The khorgorath bits fit pretty nicely, I just wish I could find uses for more of that giant hunk of plastic! 

 

ElDuderino, I completely agree the helbrute legs are just a bit off - the arms are so massive that the stock model seems completely out of proportion! 

 

I've not done any more work on the model yet, but I thought a size comparison may be of interest. I dug out my contemptor from when B@C first came out, it was pretty heavily converted but I think it's more or  less stock height.

 

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Once I got a head in the new guy they should stand about eye to eye, but the helbrute has a little extra height from its higher back and smoke stacks.


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Yeah, I liked my khorgorath. They do have great bits to use but aside from daemons or spawn it's tough to sneak one into 40k. I had been thinking about using one as a mutilator for Heralds of Ruin since I would only need one but I do not know if he'd be too big.

 

Seeing the new brute from this angle that beast never skipped leg day. It's not too crazy though. I just love that he is that huge. He is really giving me a cyberdemon from DOOM feel.


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For the head on the possessed on the right, I think the solution is simple: green stuff sculpted around the head to give a wider and more gradual fleshy transition into the armor plate. From the head at the level of his eyes to the shoulder joint. I think this would effectively balance out the “big fat head” look and also merge the two kits stylistically a bit more. From there, once (if?) shoulder pads are added, that should balance out the added bulk to his center.

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That's a very inventive remodel of the Helbrute kit, I might have to steal it someday, it makes the machine much more imposing.



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The possessed are looking great but man that hellbrute is looking massive! Great to see that converted contemptor as well, impressive work as usual!


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Not sure whether or not I've already commented on that mutated Contemptor, so just in case: That thing is absolutely fantastic! Excellent work on the WIP Helbrute as well -- that is a really clever use for those Khorgorath bitz. This thread really keeps going from strentgh to strength! :)






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