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I'm starting to think that I like converting more than painting, been doing a lot more of it recently. I'm liking the Adeptus Mechanicus models from 40k, and got a few of them. While I probably won't have an army per se, I did get quite a few of the ones I thought coolest. Been playing around with the idea of an Order of the Sisters of Battle converting to worship of the Omnissiah, more specifically Moirates. (Unfortunately there's not much lore on what the Moirae Schism was, despite it lasting two millennia, because it didn't really involve Space Marines. <_< )

 

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First up is a Sydonian Dragoon Knight (dragoons are mounted infantry, not cav!), with the servitor converted to a skitarii pilot. The (literal) backseater had more work than just a headswap, I had to lengthen the torso and reposition the right arm to grasp a saddle horn instead of handlebars. The pilot I essentially resculpted the entire torso and added on some of the extra arms from alternate weapon options.

 

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Next is a Tech-Priest(ess) Domin[a]. GW lists him at $36(:huh:), but with the release of a few boxed sets that include it recently, third-party prices have dropped to something much less ridiculous. I'm not too happy with this conversion honestly, I might give her longer hair or something, we'll see.  The axe is bashed together because I wanted that axe arm for another model...

 

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I didn't use the chest plate from the Sororitas Terminatrix, and the Sydonian Dragoon came with 5 great head choices, of which I used... none. So, seeing as how the Techpriest Dominus comes with four weapon choices, of which they can take only two, I figured why not kitbash a very different Dominus together.  The process for this was much like the "true-scale" or "art-scale" Terminators that several other people have made. Take Terminator bits, lengthen torso and legs, and in my case, build a Mechanicus backpack thing.

 

Some Sicarian Infiltrators are on the way, but the mailman is running late, which means they probably won't arrive until Monday. I'll probably get some Skitarii fairly soon (the same third-party price drop that's affected the Dominus has cut their price in half), and... maybe some Kataphrons? Probably not the Kataphrons, because the conversion I'd want to do to them would throw out 90% of a $50 kit.

 

Hmm, a Knight Armiger Warglaive though...

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I did see the Wargame stuff, but personally I find their sculpts to be tasteless at best. There's better ways of making a female mini other than slapping on a pair of F-cups wrapped only in bandages, IMO.

 

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Man these Sicarians are cool. Not much work here other than swapping heads, fabricating a few silencers, and using the Ruststalker left arms instead of the meh Infiltrator ones. If you're going to chop off all their limbs to make them more killy, why would you leave one random organic elbow on their gun arm? 

The Sicarian Alpha I did do some more modding on, resculpting the shoulder so that she holds her stubcarbine in both hands, and modifying the Ruststalker Alpha backpack to hold her power sword. I also added in a cog-Iron Halo, because praise the Omnissiah.

 

Hmm. The kit came with 6 torsos and 15 arms to make 5 characters. Surely I can make something out of the sixth torso...?

 

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Kit bashing together some of the leftover bits with some of the left over Sydonian Dragoon bits, and I have maybe 85% of an Eversor. Just needs some sculpting on the feet and pelvis (the legs are floating, only held to the torso by their pins right now).

 

Those legs are made by gluing the Sydonian Dragoon servitor's leg stumps to the extra Sicarian left arms. They make passable legs, they look like pants that have tight equipment straps above the knee.

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Those are some creepy sisters. Especially that first one. As for your Eviscerator? He's looking good! Very impressive kitbash! For the feet, you could always hide them in some terrain, or have him standing in a puddle/mud if sculpting the feet are an issue. Alternately, you could give him some sort of weird blade legs, or robot claw feet. For the pelvis, do you have any guitar wire? 

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Did a bit more work on Eversor, mostly just filling out pelvis with layers, I'll post pics when there's something interesting to see.

 

But in more Mechanicus related news, I got my jury duty paycheck. And it just covered a Knight Armiger, so that's what I got. Now, originally I was planning on replacing the face with a statue of a robed woman, kind of like a figurehead, but then a comparison struck me. The Armiger design is cool, but it somehow feels... familiar.

 

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So yeah, Vanguard-class Knight diorama, complete with reposing is something that will be happening. I'm probably going to shove it into it's own thread though, since it doesn't really fit into the theme of Sisters Mechanicus anymore.

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