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Hey Folks! Just wanted to show off some things I did 10+ years ago when I was playing 40K. I played Iron Warriors Chaos Space Marines, as I liked their backstory, Their Colors, and their ability to use some captured equipment, as well as the models for them. I also liked the fact that their back story said 'they would cut off mutated limbs and replace them with mechanical ones,' As I am not a big fan of tentacles and such all over the place. Hardly Chaos, I know... One of the unit types that came in the Army box I was able to get REALLY cheap, was a squad of Obliterators. For those that don't play 40k, These guys can morph their bodies to produce whatever weapon (From a list) that suits their need that turn. Makes for a pretty versatile unit! The problem is I hate the way the figures look with all of the 'flowing' flesh and armor on the figures. (you can see them on the GW website under Chaos Space Marines, (2nd page when I just looked)) So, being in a Proto Frogwarts 40K mood, I decided to make them Mechanical as opposed to organic. This fits in with the Iron Warriors back story as well.... Here they are, My Mechanical Obliterators I had a LOT of carving to do with a Dremel tool to do on the torsos, which were about the only original parts, aside from the shoulder pads... The arms are made from Dreadnought legs, with Dreadnought hand pieces. Weapons were bought as bitz, or were in hand. Missile racks on the shoulders are from Space Marine Terminators, Heads are Chaos Terminator heads. The wires are guitar strings. (Ps, if someone needs guitar strings, I got a shopping bag full from a Luthier in NYC. PM me and I'll see what I can do) Took quite a bit of time to assemble and paint these guys, and I am still very pleased with them. Got lots of oohs and aahs from other 40k gamers when I played... This was when GW was a little more gamer friendly, so I emailed them some pics of the figs, and forgot all about it, until one night after getting home from work at 2am (I worked 4-12 then), I was looking through the White Dwarf magazine that came in the mail that day. (Issue 312) Something caught my eye as I was flipping quickly through, so I went back and checked. It was 3 am or so, and my shout woke up the whole house! Because there, on page 62, is one of my figures.... Let me tell you, It really made my day! Any and all comments welcome! 8) George
This rhino tank conversion (Games Workshop 40K vehicle) was an exercise in making it look like it had fought the 10,000 year crusade to unseat the corpse-emperor without any trips to the maintenance depot. Painted it up for Nurgle's Death Guard (pestilence and decay) but refrained from mutating it much. I'm pretty pleased with the nastiness, though if I had an airbrush I probably could have done muuuuuch better.