Hi all! I'm a looong time lurker. To keep things short, I'm back into the hobby after a 10-year hiatus. I was collecting Warhammer Orcs, but I was always looking at WH 40k with interest. So much so, that when I started my Translation career, after much talk and praying to the True Pantheon (and sending three chapters to the editor in charge) I got hired to translate both Blood Reaver and Void Stalker in Spanish. I also sent Aaron D-B the Talos drawing you see in my avatar (and which got featured on his blog). So yeah, I am a fan, heh. The bad thing was that I hated how badly the standard minis looked in comparison to the artwork in Codexes and stuff. Until this year. So, after waiting weeks and weeks trying to see if I could resist the temptation of returning to the hobby, I ended up getting the Chaos half of Shadowspear.
Anyway, onto the minis. Actually, most of the pictures that I will share the next few days are a bit outdated (been working on this for months already, so there are lots of WIPS).
EDIT: Yesterday was quite late when I posted these (and had to re-attach links thrice due to my n00bieness...) and I didn't mention why is it that minis are primed partially. Well, that is because of me slacking for months and waiting until the very last day of Berlin summer to prime these. But then I wasn't entirely happy with some conversions and decided to keep working on them. I know this is sloppy .
Here is my Master of Executions conversion:
It is based on one of Shadowspear's Oblits. It was too cool a faceplate to not use! Cutting it and making it fit with the back of an old kit helmet was a pain in the butt-armor. I had to use quite a lot of greenstuff, but took the occasion to add some cool cabling as well.
I added some cool features, like a rare take on the Legion symbol (made with a piece of a back pack and an Undead shield) and some customized faulds (those are part of an undead horse armor!). I also went for an expert swordman take for this model. A bit of a tribute to Xarl.
However, I wanted to go a one step ahead (no pun intended) and added a pair of clawed feet from the new Havocs kit. I love them! You will see that they will feature heavily in my conversions.
So, let's move into another mini. Some sort of Honor Guard for my Chaos Lord:
Just some detail of the GS work on the leg. Mark V isn't enough represented in the new kit!
Here you can see a WIP of the halberd and the converted axe arm from the Master of Executions. I added a custom Legion symbol. I quite like how the Venomcrawler's tongue looks in this skull. The vambrace is also converted. Loooots of Chaos iconography filling was done in my minis.
Halberd finished! I am happy with the bone part of the haft. Let's pretend that it's what remains of the previous owner of his helmet (which I customized extensively - I have actually added some Mark V spikes on the forehead, but no pics yet).
Here you can see the breastplate with more detail. I went for a modified Mark IV look. The umprimed plastic comes from the Blood Warriors box. Instead of using the whole piece, I cut the relevant details separately. The helmet fangs come from one of the weapons of the Shadowspear Oblits.
And finally (for tonight) an early, outdated version of his backpack. I felt that Oxidious Malex' was a bit lackluster and tiny (specially for such a big model - he's Primaris-sized!), so I added some more bulk.
Ave Dominus Nox!
Edited by Umbra Lynx, 02 December 2019 - 09:48 AM.