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The Walking Pox - A Chaos Cult Plog


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Greetings, denizens of the Underhive. You like shambling undead, tentacles and the stink of rot and decay? Good news - you have come to the right place!

 

In this Plog I will document the progress of yet another project of mine: a Chaos Cult gang for Necromunda based around the Poxwalker models. This all started with some musings here, but I blame Lord Ranulf and his Turf War II for kicking me down inspiration road! What began with a random thought has now tempted me to go all in. Let's see how deep this rabbit hole goes...


Edited by Darnok, 02 May 2019 - 01:43 PM.

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Starting easy, with ten (mostly) unconverted Poxwalkers.

 

From sprue...

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... to built models:

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The first wave of bullet magnets is ready for priming!


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I think you misspelled Cawdor gang. :P

While I’m sad you’re not joining my massive Cawdor assault*, I’m looking forward to seeing some more activity on the Necromunda thread.

Keep up the momentum.

Dallo



*See “Army of One”.

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So yeah, long story short.

Dallo <- Blame that guy.

  Obscura, on 08 Mar 2016 

 

 


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I think you misspelled Cawdor gang. tongue.png

I have a Cawdor gang in build-up mode, and I will send them into the madness that is Sludge City - just not today. One shambling step after another... sweat.gif


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The latest Apocrypha: Necromunda got me thinking again about Karloth Valois:

 

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While the model was excellent for its time, I think it did not age too well. And I have little to no idea where to start for a modern inspiration - with the fear of a new FW model making it obsolete fife minutes after I have finished mine.

 

So... ideas, anybody?


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Base model could be Genestealer Magos. Sprinkle with Night Lord helmets and the job’s a gud’un.

In all seriousness, it sounds like a nice, fluffy conversion project. I’d be interested to see where you go with it.

Dallo

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So yeah, long story short.

Dallo <- Blame that guy.

  Obscura, on 08 Mar 2016 

 

 


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Started converting some Poxwalkers. Shooting things is important!

 

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Use a Delaque figure for a starting point? Or the Chaos Sorcerer Lord?


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Base model could be Genestealer Magos. Sprinkle with Night Lord helmets and the job’s a gud’un.

In all seriousness, it sounds like a nice, fluffy conversion project. I’d be interested to see where you go with it.

Dallo

The Magus is a great start. It has one huge downside though: only being available in a 50€ set!

 

Use a Delaque figure for a starting point? Or the Chaos Sorcerer Lord?

I had not thought about these two actually, interesting. Both would need a lot more work than the Magus, but they are much more affordable.

 

Thanks guys, I have some thinking to do now! smile.png



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eBay is your friend. There are a few up at the minute around £15, which is about what you’d pay for a clampack character. If you’re in any trading groups, you can probably get one a bit cheaper.

Dallo

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So yeah, long story short.

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Nothing spectacular for now...

 

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... just some stock Poxwalkers and their buddies. The two conversions already shown got some company:

 

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Then there is my favourite build so far, a former Goliath, now poxwalking:

 

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I really enjoyed doing this one. Keen observers will note the third "Nurgle-eye" on the weapon. The head is from the Glottkin kit, everything else is a Poxwalker with Goliath bits - plus some sculpting.

 

There is more to come... soon™. sweat.gif


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Looking good. That Goliath conversation is pretty awesome. What will you run it as in game? Two-handed axe?

I’ve been working on some Nurgle cultists for when our current campaign draws to a close. I threw together a starting list with everyone getting a unique weapon, which will need a good few conversions. It’s probably not overly competitive as I’ve got a leader with a two handed hammer, but it should be good fun.

I played with some Contrast paints last week at my local GW and was able to bash out a reasonable looking Poxwalker in about fifteen minutes over lunch, so I see a few of those pots in my future. Shame they’re so expensive.

Looking forward to seeing what else you’ve been working on.

Dallo

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So yeah, long story short.

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  Obscura, on 08 Mar 2016 

 

 


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Looking good. That Goliath conversation is pretty awesome. What will you run it as in game? Two-handed axe?

Thanks. Chaos Cults have access to Chain Glaives, so that it will be - despite being a huge waste of points on him. He is not supposed to be the leader (at least WS3+, S3 and A2), but a champion (only WS4+, S3, A1). Doesn't matter, looks cool. cool.png

 

Concerning Contrast paints and Poxwalkers: aye, you can get good results with them. You need about half a dozen different paints though, so it is getting expensive fast...


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Stealer magus+mephiston head?
Empire wizards kit?

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Had a thought for a Karloth conversion. What about the cultist leader in the commissar coat with sword and shotgun as the main body? It’s even got a high collar. Arm and head swaps, some other details and who knows...
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Had a thought for a Karloth conversion. What about the cultist leader in the commissar coat with sword and shotgun as the main body? It’s even got a high collar. Arm and head swaps, some other details and who knows...

I had never thought of that model before, but this is a good suggestion. Building Karloth is no high priority for me right now, but I will keep this idea in mind - thanks for sharing!



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The first wave of the Walking Pox is painted!

 

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These ten were pledged for the Battle for Sludge City in May. I also got an eleventh model painted. Originally built as a Witch for a band of "normal" Chaos Cultists - hence the pose as if he (she? it?) wa casting some spell - it will now see duty as another regular Pox-Cultist:

 

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As you can see, the painting is nothing fancy, but they look really good from an armlength away. After some protective varnish they will also get gloss on their tentacles and gore bits.

 

Now on to the next wave!


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Something a bit different. When Brother Dallo immortalised me by including a friendly Poxwalker by my nickname in his Cawdor gang, he sort of forced my hand. I will of cours return the favour, so meet Cawdor Chmpion Brother Dallo:

 

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A Chaos Cultists was the base for the conversion (see the lower right here), with a surplus cowl and the handflamer from the Cawdor kit, plus a bag and some grenades from the Space Marines range. Pretty easy, and looks great next to regular Cawdors.

 

I also finally put the last bits of Green Stuff on my Sheenbird:

 

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The thing that did cost me the most time and nerves - building the mechanical legs and feet from plastic rod and AT Knight feet - can be almost not seen on the final build. Other than that I am pretty happy with how it turned out, even if it is basically only an Ogre Kingdoms vulture on an Imperial Sector lamppost. Some papersigns (GW forest and Green Stuff) will get zealous scribblings on it, while the Sheenbird watches over a cultists head that was previously cut off.

 

Now back to Chaos!


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What a handsome looking fellow! :P

Did you take any WIP shots of getting the hood to fit? I’d be curious how you managed it and kept the arms. Whenever I’ve reused hoods, I’ve never kept the arms as Cawdor tend to have noodle thin arms, so the reasonably thick Cultist arms are hard to fit into the hood.

That Sheen bird is really cool too.

You should be proud of those conversions.

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So yeah, long story short.

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Thanks for the kind words.

 

The conversion was not overly complicated, due to the base model coming in two parts on the sprue: body with right arm, head and left arm. Check it on the sprue, lower right:

 

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I clipped the right arm off the body and then cut it down until it fit the cowl piece. Both arms were then cut into shape to fit into the "arm holes". It took a bit of work to get it right, but nothing extraordinary. The head was again cut down to fit with the cowl, and that's basically it. The right hand was replaced for the handflamer, and some other bits were added to the belt - done.


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