No problem, buddy: Here's the original post, nicely quoted, because I know how much you enjoy that
The Magi of Korhold:
Korhold is the Velsen Sector's resident enclave of the Adeptus Mechanicus. The name serves as a designation for both the cluster of stars forming the Tech-Priests' domain and the actual forgeworld turning at the centre of it, Korhold Ultima.
Following an attack by the fallen Magos Amnon Helix that ultimately resulted in the death of Korhold's Magos Intendant, Magos Domina Calista Syntax, fifty years ago, the Tech-Priests of Korhold have become even more suspicious and paranoid than the rest of their secretive order. As a result, the Magi of Korhold refuse to ever let their domain be ruled by one Magos alone, lest the same kind cataclysm befall them again. Korhold is thus governed by a council of senior Tech-Priests, yet the inherent factionalism of the Adeptus Mechanicus leads to frequent power struggles and politiicking within the priesthood.
As another line of defense against future attacks from within or without, the Machine Lords of Korhold have made it their business to know things, even beyond the usual remit of their order, which has turned them into a deep and sector-wide source of intelligence. The data-vaults of Korhold are rumored to house both unimaginable repositories of ancient knowledge as well as vast amounts of information that, if only revealed or suppressed at the right time, might be forged into raw political power…
This warband was my way to explore my long lasting obsession with the brilliantly creepy Adeptus Mechanicus without having to commit to an entire AdMech army. That being said, there'll be many more members to this particular warband at some point -- in fact, many of them have already been built, yet remain unpainted for now. The finished characters fo far are:
Front row, from left to right:
- Magos Zoltan Phract, a rising star in the hierarchy of Korhold, in spite of his relative youth. Phract's coldly logical, some would say callous, actions during a worker's uprising on Silon Minoris, have earned him the notice of his peers.
- Genetor Karras Grendel, an eccentric member of the Organicist creed, fascinated with the possibilities and limits of the organic.
- A Datascryer, Korhold's own sect of information gatherers, the Datascyers's task is to delve deep into the datastreams, to cross-reference and spot hidden patterns or singularities. And to coax hidden meaning from the memory banks of ancient artefacts.
- Chimeric Servitor: Chimeric Servitors are the often eclectic, sometimes grotesque, creations of Genetor Grendel. Some of these creations are quickly abandoned, their aesthetic qualities incapable of holding the Genetor’s attention for long, while others may serve their master for years or even decades, repaired and reshaped time and time again to their creator’s needs. Karras Grendel is a true artist, and even among his colleagues, there are few who can understand his mercurial moods.
As for the specific model you are after, that would be the Chimeric Servitor, right? Here are some more pictures, both of the conversion, and of the finished model:
It's actually a fairly simple conversion, based on an - already pretty gross - Rat Ogre from the old WFB Blood Island starter box, with arms from the Kastelan Robots, a head from the BA Librarian Dread, and feet made from Heldrake claws.
Here's the finished model:
Where most of the Tech-Priests of Korhold favour fashioning their automata according to well-established and streamlined design templates, Genetor Grendel’s servants are invariably more artistic – and also far more grotesque – creations . For the Genetor is fascinated with the fusion of the organic and the mechanical, and so most of his so-called “Chimeric Servitors” are a seemingly haphazard exploration of those two materials, influenced by nothing more than the Genetor’s own aesthetic sensibilities.
Most of them are lumbering brutes, their heavily muscled bodies crudely augmented with tools and weapons crafted from Mechanicum ingenuity. Beneath the multitude of implants and bionics, the provenience of the organic bodies used in these experiments is impossible to ascertain: Were they vat-grown for this purpose, or did they once belong to abhuman thralls or even to unfortunate humans? With the organic tissue grotesquely swollen and often covered in patches of bristly hair due to extensive genesplicing and hormone therapy, the organic parts of the Chimeric Servitors have grown so far removed from their origins that nobody can really tell where the Genetor procures his most valued specimens.
Some of these creations are quickly abandoned, their aesthetic qualities incapable of holding the Genetor’s attention for long, while others may serve their master for years or even decades, repaired and reshaped time and time again to their creator’s needs. Karras Grendel is a true artist, and even among his colleagues, there are few who can understand his mercurial moods.
Hope this helps! :)
Edited by KrautScientist, 13 January 2019 - 01:44 PM.