Wednesday, 20 August 2014

WIP: Spartan, Lord and Sorcerer

With a new job, I’ve been finding it hard to get time to work on my projects. However, in between shifts and on days off I’ve done little bits here and there. Lately, I’ve broken out the glue and recommenced work on some of my long-standing projects: notably a chaos Terminator Lord and the Chaos Spartan.

The lord is based on a Khorne Lord Zhufor from Forgeworld, that I got last year as a present. I did plan to make this model as just a terminator sorcerer, but with this model’s bolter/power fist, it made a great stand-in for Abaddon the Despoiler. It could also be used as a sorcerer, should I decide I don’t need a Talon of Horus and can make do with a twin bolter. However, seeing as it is a Khorne model, not Tzeentch, much had to change before any of this.

First off, the Khorne icons were removed from the model. Abbadon’s sword was cut from one of the old metal sorcerers in power armour. I added a baroque helmet from Evil Craft, and the shoulder-pads. From Maxmini, are reminiscent of the early days of the Thousand Sons, before treachery and tragedy trapped them into exile.

I decided to keep the skeleton, because it is a great piece and adds height to this model.

Alongside this lord is the ultimate transport, the Chaos Spartan. The one thing that had been putting me off completing this was making the eight Lascannons, and making them look good. Whilst I was satisfied with the ones made for the Fellblade, I wasn’t quite happy with them. I’ve changed a few things this time.

 Along the energy coils, I’ve added support struts, to suggest they are an older or more primitive build. To help with the overall look, I’ll be adding armoured covers much like on the plastic Land Raider.

I also added this old-looking spotlight from the Malcador. Spartans cannot have searchlights, but it is a neat piece, so I had to use it.

To finish off, here is a small conversion I did, to make use of a model I hadn’t found a use for yet. I added a Maxmini clockwork axe to this Chosen with Power Fist model from the Dark Vengeance box set. With some additional work, this could make a great sorcerer or even another Warpsmtih.

1 comment:

  1. Ooooh! I've been wondering what those steampunk style axes would look like on 40k mini's! Look pretty freaking cool!