Though I've been a member here at the B&C for more than 10 years, I don't think I've ever started a "Work in Progress" thread. That changes today. Like others, I start this partially as a log and suggestions thread, but also as a helpful motivator for getting things done. Here I'll track the expansion of my current CSM forces, as well as any new ones I start.
Currently, I field a Black Legion force, and occasionally a smaller Death Guard force. And I'm in the process of putting together a World Eaters force (I just have one unit of Berzerkers and couple champions put together so far). So, without further ado, here's what I'm working on.
First, my recently completed Aspiring Champion:
Pretty basic; with bolt pistol and power weapon. I need to add decals. I've wanted to do one without a helmet for a while, but there really hasn't been one on the basic chaos space marine sprue, and I didn't want to use a loyalist or a mutation sprue head. So pulled one off a 'Zerk sprue. I was pleased with how well it fit. Kinda reminded me of the pic of the lord in the 3.5 entry and also the lord from Dawn of War. Usually I dot eyes, but thought this guy looked better without them.
I also have a new champ I'm working on as well. Still gluing:
Not much conversion, I know, but I've tend to save that for special units.
Call me a traditionalist, but I still try to old with WYSIWYG, which was a rule back in 3rd edition. That's since been dropped officially, but, darnit, I just can't let it go. Back in 3rd, the CSM default weapon was just a basic melee weapon, and you added a bolter and/or a bolt pistol. Now it's the bolt pistol that comes standard. So I've been working on these:
18 sidearm packs. If you can't tell, some of these came sans grenades, others sans pistol. So, going back to the 'Zerk sprues again, I pulled grenades and pistols as needed to add to the packs. So far, so good. And they will be attached to these guys:
I'll be stripping off the knives and replace them with the packs. End of an era for them. Oh, and if you notice, the gold trim on these guys is pretty bright. That's because the old scheme was to use Burnished Gold, a now oop paint. See here:
Well, that's it for now. Hope to have more posted in the next couple of days. Thanks for looking.