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k0nahrik’s WIP log - random conversions and kitbashes

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Dude, that is fantastic, very striking colour scheme :tu:

Cheers! I’m really happy with how it came out, I think hive fleet kraken’s scheme is one of the most visceral in terms of the gory imagery it evokes

Now for an update to the thread :
With the release of shadowspear I’ve been brought a whole trove of new parts to play around with. For years i’ve had a soft spot for the Black Legion, So shadowspear was an ideal place to start. Earlier on I purchased the Crimsol Slaughter with the intention of using Kranon for a conversion (shown above, a WIP iron warriors lord) but til now had little idea what i’d do with the rest of the chosen.

Until now. Noticing that the aesthetic of the chosen meshes very well with the updated look of the chaos space marines in shadowspear (no doubt intentional on the part of the miniatures designer) I decided to experiment -

This is the result of tonight’s dabbling:
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I’m not a massive fan of the Master of Possession as a single model however many of his parts individually are very attractive. Here i’ve used the horned helm in place of ravager draznicht’s bare head - a fiddly conversion but one that I think was very worth it. It’s not seamless and still requires some more work (namely expanding the collar to fit more around the helmet and potentially removing the ‘teeth’ on the gorget) but for the purposes of showcasing the conversion I am very happy with how this looks.

This is one of the first in a line of many black legion models inbound - chances are i’ll make an entire thread dedicated to them when the time comes. Until now, however, this will suffice.

Let me know what you think, thanks for looking!
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Today I’ve got two projects to show off.

Firstly, allow me to introduce a homebrew idea I’ve been playing with for a few years along with a friend - the Crimson Lions.
A noble and proud chapter much like their namesake who made their fortress monastery on a totally uninhabited and barren planet relatively close to the eye of terror. Disaster strikes when an escaped experiment of Fabius Bile known simply as ‘the Vessel’ attacks and lays waste to the entire chapter.
The Vessel being an semi-successful attempt to create a body powerful enough to act as an avatar for a minor deity of chaos known as Gilgamesh(a homebrew creation of my friend) to inhabit and wreak havoc on the galaxy. Created using the remaining DNA from the body of Horus and the other primarchs sometime after the events of Talon of Horus, as well as countless dark rituals performed by Gilgamesh’s followers and a host of unspeakable other horrors - the vessel is an incredibly powerful being, however, unable to withstand the full might of possession by a chaos god (no matter how minor) the vessel is driven beyond the point of insanity and his once grand body is ruined, almost destroyed by the process.
Fabius, however, seeing his creation’s potential, revives the being and repairs what he can with surgery and bionics. The vessel, now severely weakened in ability but still a formidable being, tears his way through Fabius’ fortress and escapes to outer space on mechanical wings. Adrift in the void, this being is cast out along the tides of the warp into the greater galaxy and is responsible for the destruction of an entire chapter of space marines, taking them by complete surprise during their recovery process from an ardous and lengthy campaign, subdueing and annihilating them with combined physical might and psychic ability.
There is one lone survivor of the attack, eviscerated and cast from a clifftop and thought dead by the perpetrator, a lowly sergeant who has had the responsibility of the whole chapter’s future thrust upon him. Subsisting on the flesh of his fallen brothers for many months, using his remebrancer gland to learn the fractured knowledge of the whole chapter, and creating a rudimentary distress beacon from the wreckage of his home. Eventually picked up by a passing imperial ship, he is taken to the inquisition for questioning and granted leave to hunt down the Vessel and access to the resources he needs to do it.

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This here is one of the primary weapons of the Erasmus Leonardite, newly christened chapter master of the Crimson Lions. A lightning claw with an in-built melta, piece of archeotech rescued from the ruins of the fortress monastery’s reliquary after the attack, along with a paragon blade and a suit of relic ‘heavy power armour’ - a concept of my own, a unique suit of armour that falls somewhere between ordinary power armour and terminator armour, dating from the ancient days of the Horus Heresy. Have some ideas for representing this using the torsos from the new plastic jetbike custodes and their semi-cowled looks. The claw is still WIP and requires a tiny bit of sculpting and gap filling.

Alongside Leonardite there are two Lions that still yet roar - Sandor Galactus, the only other truly living lion, and Tyrion the Gold, a contemptor dreadnought. Both survived purely by merit of being sworn to the deathwatch at the time, and are recruited back into the chapter in Erasmus’ quest for vengeance.

That is the story so far - many of mine and my friend’s homebrews interact with one another and effectively form their own self contained story WITHIN the confines of Warhammer 40,000. Often outside interaction with other canon characters is limited to them as plot devices (such as Fabius’ role in the creation of the Vessel) and nothing more. This allows us a certain degree of much needed freedom where we can bend certain rules. Let me know if you’d like to hear more on our ‘universe’ as this thread would be the perfect place to get the ideas down on paper (or a screen as it were) and receive feedback.

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Now that’s out of the way, what feels like a much smaller update, despite model wise being much more work - for a while I’ve had a Blood Angels legion champion built to a state of near completion - tonight I drew closer to that goal with the addition of a tear drop gemstone to the torso plate and the start of an ornate and custom Iron Halo which is still a WIP.
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The jump pack still requires some work - I’ll post full body pictures of the model when it’s done ready for paint.

Don’t forget to leave me a comment and let me know what you think - I’d really love to hear feedback on some of my miniatures, even down to simply what you like about them. It encourages me to work more!

Cheers for looking everyone!
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Impressive work. I'm surprised the jump pack's decorative skull faces rearwards instead of forwards, where it may intimidate a foe. Does the skull incorporate an auspex or other sensor to warn the Blood Angels Legion Champion of enemies approaching from the rear, maybe a miniature Infernum halo launcher to ward off infrared guided missiles that would otherwise home in on the jump pack?

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Reasons to use the Steel Crusaders ('Codex: Space Marines' supplement): Because you think giving Sternguard Veterans a heavy bolter wtih special issue HEAVY BOLTER ammunition is ALMOST as much fun as shoehorning an Earthshaker cannon into a Land Raider.

 

Reasons to use the Iron-hearted Angels ('Codex: Blood Angels' supplement): Because you think the Librarian Dreadnought needs Furious Charge AND It Will Not Die to beat down a Chaos-worshiping punk and his Defiler, while a Stormraven needs a Vanquisher cannon to beat down this punk's Heldrake.


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Impressive work. I'm surprised the jump pack's decorative skull faces rearwards instead of forwards, where it may intimidate a foe. Does the skull incorporate an auspex or other sensor to warn the Blood Angels Legion Champion of enemies approaching from the rear, maybe a miniature Infernum halo launcher to ward off infrared guided missiles that would otherwise home in on the jump pack?

Cheers! The skull was originally intended to face forward but the angle it sat at was a little awkward and overall it looked busy. Facing backwards it looked a little less awkward and it sat better. It also worked as a replacement for a much smaller skull badge on the astorath jump pack. Then i used the small crux to fill a flat space at the front. I don’t plan for it to represent any sensor - I personally just imagined it as ornate Blood Angels ornamentation, as befitting a Champion, to show off to enemy champions that it is he who should be fought for glory.

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Tonight I’ve come with an update to the previously posted Iron Wariors Warsmith. In that post I mentioned I’d be removing a lot of the more overtly chaos iconography in favour of more conservative and minimal markings to show his alignment with the dark gods - here’s how it’s ended up:
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As you can see i’ve totally overhauled the torso and replaced it with the chaos champion torso from the now-old CSM kit. The chainmail tabard and smooth, unembellished torso plate with the minimal, half covered chaos star belt buckle were perfect for the minimal aesthetic I was looking to achieve, and with a little greenstuff I was able to blend the components together pretty seamlessly. I’m happy with how it came out, and pleased with all the large smooth surfaces it leaves. The two hip plates, as well as one shoulder, will likely be the only recipients of hazard stripes on the model. I’m also happy with the multi-layered chainmail as a result of kranon already having chainmail molded onto his base model.

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Here’s a quick profile from the side to show how I sculpted the fur cloak over the left shoulder pad - a process more difficult than I expected, but am now happy with the results. All that remains is for the model to be painted (given my track record however this seems unlikely any time soon, haha). I’m very pleased with how the mini has turned out - especially how at a glance, the mini could even pass for a heresy era model, and only upon further inspection does it become notable that the model is certainly chaos aligned through his belt and cape decorations.

As always, let me know what you think! Cheers for looking.
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The Warsmith looks most promising. Will you further modify the thunder hammer, maybe make it a Daemon weapon?

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Reasons to use the Steel Crusaders ('Codex: Space Marines' supplement): Because you think giving Sternguard Veterans a heavy bolter wtih special issue HEAVY BOLTER ammunition is ALMOST as much fun as shoehorning an Earthshaker cannon into a Land Raider.

 

Reasons to use the Iron-hearted Angels ('Codex: Blood Angels' supplement): Because you think the Librarian Dreadnought needs Furious Charge AND It Will Not Die to beat down a Chaos-worshiping punk and his Defiler, while a Stormraven needs a Vanquisher cannon to beat down this punk's Heldrake.


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The Warsmith looks most promising. Will you further modify the thunder hammer, maybe make it a Daemon weapon?


Nope! I’m ready to call the warsmith done. Chaos is a tool to be used, not a god to be worshipped (at least, in the eyes of many Iron Warriors) so I’m avoiding anything too tainted at all - I like the idea that this particular lord places faith in that made by man above all else - hence he wields a trusty thunder hammer that has remained unmodified even after thousands of years by his side across various crusades.
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Chaos is a tool to be used, not a god to be worshipped (at least, in the eyes of many Iron Warriors) so I’m avoiding anything too tainted at all

Well said.

I like the idea that this particular lord places faith in that made by man above all else - hence he wields a trusty thunder hammer that has remained unmodified even after thousands of years by his side across various crusades.

This is EXTREMELY unlikely. I understand why the Warsmith refuses to use Daemon weapons, which tend to attack their own wielders. But as an Iron Warrior, he should constantly tinker with his own weapons in attempts to increase their efficiency and effectiveness, if not doing as the Iron Hands do, and trying to build a lascannon sturdy enough to serve as a thunder hammer shaft.

Naturally, all these modifications will be free of psyker shenanigans, by the Warsmith's own decree. Any sorcerer who attempts to "improve" the Warsmith's personal weapons by "asking the Chaos Gods to bless the instruments of their will," will be drowned in a smelter- alongside the "blessed" weapons- to be recycled and made useful again.

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Reasons to use the Steel Crusaders ('Codex: Space Marines' supplement): Because you think giving Sternguard Veterans a heavy bolter wtih special issue HEAVY BOLTER ammunition is ALMOST as much fun as shoehorning an Earthshaker cannon into a Land Raider.

 

Reasons to use the Iron-hearted Angels ('Codex: Blood Angels' supplement): Because you think the Librarian Dreadnought needs Furious Charge AND It Will Not Die to beat down a Chaos-worshiping punk and his Defiler, while a Stormraven needs a Vanquisher cannon to beat down this punk's Heldrake.


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Chaos is a tool to be used, not a god to be worshipped (at least, in the eyes of many Iron Warriors) so I’m avoiding anything too tainted at all

Well said.

I like the idea that this particular lord places faith in that made by man above all else - hence he wields a trusty thunder hammer that has remained unmodified even after thousands of years by his side across various crusades.

This is EXTREMELY unlikely. I understand why the Warsmith refuses to use Daemon weapons, which tend to attack their own wielders. But as an Iron Warrior, he should constantly tinker with his own weapons in attempts to increase their efficiency and effectiveness, if not doing as the Iron Hands do, and trying to build a lascannon sturdy enough to serve as a thunder hammer shaft.

Naturally, all these modifications will be free of psyker shenanigans, by the Warsmith's own decree. Any sorcerer who attempts to "improve" the Warsmith's personal weapons by "asking the Chaos Gods to bless the instruments of their will," will be drowned in a smelter- alongside the "blessed" weapons- to be recycled and made useful again.

While I am a fan of the idea of Iron warriors being tinkerers - I imagine this guy’s own bionic arm is the subject of many such alterations - I personally like the idea that as massive pragmatists they almost certainly subscribe to the idea of ‘not broke, don’t fix it’ and as such this thunder hammer in particular has not changed at all over the course of the millennia - however it has been maintained perfectly, indistinguishable from the day it first came out of the manufactorum.

And of course, why waste a perfectly functional astartes or a good weapon by burning them in a smelter? We’re talking about iron warriors here. Any such zealots who grow too close to their gods suffer one simple fate - they’re locked inside a helbrute sarcophagus ;)
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And of course, why waste a perfectly functional astartes or a good weapon by burning them in a smelter? We’re talking about iron warriors here. Any such zealots who grow too close to their gods suffer one simple fate - they’re locked inside a helbrute sarcophagus


Good idea, but the "sorcerers" I'm referring to are NOT Astartes, but slaves (human or otherwise) reaching beyond their station in life (under the Iron Warriors' rule). The Warsmith's Own (Iron Warriors he trusts enough to delegate responsibility- POWER- to) should know him well enough to NOT piss him off by giving him "blessings" that undermine his authority- you can't lead effectively if your subordinates keep wondering, 'Was that the Boss speaking, or the Daemon bound within his frame? Whose orders do we follow, anyways?'

Wolf Scout- Catachan barking toad eggs+ Thousand Sons Marine= Fun! (Wolves of Catachan)
Sisters of Battle+ Fenrisian Beer- Inhibitions- Sanity= Trouble! (Order of the Blazing Heart Rocket Punch Pimp Magnet She-Wolf)

 

Reasons to use the Steel Crusaders ('Codex: Space Marines' supplement): Because you think giving Sternguard Veterans a heavy bolter wtih special issue HEAVY BOLTER ammunition is ALMOST as much fun as shoehorning an Earthshaker cannon into a Land Raider.

 

Reasons to use the Iron-hearted Angels ('Codex: Blood Angels' supplement): Because you think the Librarian Dreadnought needs Furious Charge AND It Will Not Die to beat down a Chaos-worshiping punk and his Defiler, while a Stormraven needs a Vanquisher cannon to beat down this punk's Heldrake.


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And of course, why waste a perfectly functional astartes or a good weapon by burning them in a smelter? We’re talking about iron warriors here. Any such zealots who grow too close to their gods suffer one simple fate - they’re locked inside a helbrute sarcophagus

Good idea, but the "sorcerers" I'm referring to are NOT Astartes, but slaves (human or otherwise) reaching beyond their station in life (under the Iron Warriors' rule). The Warsmith's Own (Iron Warriors he trusts enough to delegate responsibility- POWER- to) should know him well enough to NOT piss him off by giving him "blessings" that undermine his authority- you can't lead effectively if your subordinates keep wondering, 'Was that the Boss speaking, or the Daemon bound within his frame? Whose orders do we follow, anyways?'

The way I see it, whatever the mortals aboard the ship do is up to them. So long as they follow orders to the letter then they may worship whichever gods they please, as long as it doesn’t impede their efficiency of labour. Chaos, the warp, blessings and sorcery - they are all to be utilised, and a true iron warrior knows this and even encourages it. When a man becomes a slave to the dark gods, that is where the line is drawn. At least in this warband. I certainly plan to use very overtly chaos units in this fellow’s army - helbrutes, chosen, obliterators, etc. This character simply doesn’t waste any time I’m drawn out sermons or praying. Rituals and consecrations to boost protection or give an edge in combat are performed in as efficient a manner as they can be, daemons are summoned for the fight, and when the battle is over, the daemons are banished, the armour is cleaned of it’s grisly glyphs and wards and the men continue onwards. Of course, you’re welcome to have it your way in your own iron warriors army, this is just the way mine functions ;)
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Today I’ve got some CSM for you all:

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As you can see I finished the chosen squad leader from earlier in the thread, and I’ve started work on a second chosen using one of the ‘twins’ from Dark Vengeance as a base - I still need to do a lot of greenstuff work The rest of the squad will probably be the remaining DV stock chosen with no changes. I imagine this is going to be the last post here before I make a dedicated thread for my black legion, once I have some more content for it.

Let me know what you think! Cheers for reading.
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