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Title: "We're gonna need a bigger thunderhawk..." converting primaris carcharadons
Post by: osjclatchford on August 28, 2017, 11:14:16 AM
"going into that droppod? droppod goes into the warzone? sharks in the warzone... space sharks..."
major Quint of the 111st Royston Rifles imperial guard

(https://vignette3.wikia.nocookie.net/warhammer40k/images/4/45/Carcharodons_Heresy_Armour.jpg/revision/latest/scale-to-width-down/250?cb=20120806221027)

to open let me explain via three points:

so, first. yes this is not specialist game stuff but to be honest this is the only active forum I am a contributing member of and felt I'd like to share this with you guys. hope this is ok. If not i'll stop immeadiately ;)

second. the space marine is dead. long live the space marine.
yes primaris is here and is totally worth the wait if you ask me!

third. space sharks...
yes carcharadon astra themselves reborn in primaris marines.

ok, I've been funting around with 40k since around 96! I began with the little rtb01 marines and then went onto second edition marines eventally settling on guard forces from thereon in.
I never went back to marines as I felt the scale issue (presented by so many 40k stories) was all too apparent when you've got a guard who is sometimes taller than the marine he's fighting with...

I practically bounced up and down with joy when the primaris marines were released this year as I can finally field a unit of allied marines that dont look ludicrously out of scale with my guard.

so why space sharks?

to be honest I'm a sucker for moncromatic colourschemes. I practically see the world in black and white and this is evident in the dark and brooding colourschemes I've used on almost every force I've painted (aside from bfg and my doomguy themed cadians that is). it is the 'dark Imperium' after all...
also they hark back to those heady teen days of the rogue trader marines and i'm an even bigger sucker for nostalgia!

so with this in mind I set about converting a squad of intercessors from the dark imperium set (ebay)
these models are great and to be honest are part of the reason I'm back on 40k again. these models (much like the genestealer cultists set) are designed to go together a specific way in a set pose but in doing so capture all the character and design beauty that I miss from the days of white metal minitures. that's not to say that I'm against multipart kits that can be posed any way. the tactical marines and cadians have tons of character but there are too army examples of models where the plastic replacements are just abhorrent. just look at the transition between the metal 90's scouts to the plastic set. argh! horrid! all the character was lost for me. these set pose jobbies (like the spacehulk and even to a lesser extent the assault on black reach models) retain that artistry I love and most fondly remember from my 40k past.
still I digress.

space sharks... my limited knowledge of them is +/- thus: crazy-assed porcelian white skinned nutters with a penchant for chain weapons that have been lurking around in the background of 40k since bitch slapping the mantis warriors in the badab war. they prefer stealth untill they reach their objective/target where upon the set upon the enemy with barely contained ferocity all in complete silence. leaving a trail of blood and carnage in their wake and disappearing just as fast. in fact their savagery would possibly give a world eater a run for his money and they're on our side! they mostly wear corvus and heresy marks of armour and have a lot of termies too.

great! all I needed was to convert these primaris to look a bit more oldskool:
(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/82fa/713n4j9hg12ckl86g.jpg)
as you can see this intercessor sgt has mk6 lid and pads and a phobos pattern bolter.
the colorscheme is mecanicus grey with skavenblight dinge parts (knees, bellyplates, ankle and elbow etc..) and black pads/eagle. I took some cues from aiden daley's storm hawk primaris (wd aug 2017) and used the same highlight colours all over to better blend the mini. also did similar chips/weathering along every highlighted edge. with the pockets and kit I went for olive green as its similar in tone to the grey but adds a real tactical look to it. the savage looking combat knives handily come from the kroot sprue. these kroot bits are a fantastic addition to spacesharks as they have the tribal look and large hooks (originally used for housing kroot lunch gibs) which add to the whole shark/fishy feel. scout chest rig kit further shows off the scale and adds to the aformentioned tactical look.
you can see I have altered the chapter symbol to represent a swimming shark viewed from above. (time and ease of painting were the reason for this and in truth I much prefer the simplistic look) I have included the red stripe on the lid as on the classic scheme but I'm thinking of using that as a denotation of rank/veterancy.

this is but the first and will be followed by the other four. one will have mk5 style armour (using more of the studs and a converted centurion head) and there will be another mk6. I'll be swapping out this guy's backpack for a mk6 one from the assault marine set (I'll do the same on the other mk6 and the mk5 too) to better complete the truescale effect I'm going for. will probably try to get hold of the holstered chainswords from the mk3 hh models to add too. but they can be added any time in the future...

I lavished a lot of time and effort on this and to be honest this is the best painting I've ever done to date. so have a shamelessly over-edited  glamour shot:
(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/dc04/k9ngw41ms6b28dk6g.jpg)

I've not been this excited and enthused by 40k since 3rd edition! its an odd feeling and has clearly empowered me to do better... hope you enjoy and if ok, and if you want to see more, I'll share more soon!

thanks...

*EDIT*
just took this shot so thought I would put this on here too. shows the intercessor in a bit more context. standing in a ruined monastery with one of my guard from the 111st Royston rifles.
(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/c9fe/jhpjf0u18vuusc46g.jpg)
also here is a wip of the mk5 guy I mentioned above.
(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/8862/s983bvx89neu4286g.jpg)
chainbayonets! YAY!
Title: Re: "We're gonna need a bigger thunderhawk..." converting primaris carcharadons
Post by: Stormwind on August 28, 2017, 05:19:08 PM
Great scott!
Title: Re: "We're gonna need a bigger thunderhawk..." converting primaris carcharadons
Post by: osjclatchford on October 18, 2017, 09:49:15 PM
(click to show/hide)

better images are better... and bigger...
Title: Re: "We're gonna need a bigger thunderhawk..." converting primaris carcharadons
Post by: jchaos79 on October 18, 2017, 11:15:25 PM
wow that loooks awesome! I really like the corvus model helmet.
Title: Re: "We're gonna need a bigger thunderhawk..." converting primaris carcharadons
Post by: Malika on October 20, 2017, 12:45:43 PM
Now do some Space Shark ships as well!
Title: Re: "We're gonna need a bigger thunderhawk..." converting primaris carcharadons
Post by: osjclatchford on October 20, 2017, 05:36:15 PM
I can't believe I did not even think of that...
Damn you Malika... Now I've got to buy a load of strike cruisers and stuff... Lol...  Got so many things to finish first:

The other five primaris. Plus five reaver conversions (think RT styled corvus Reaver's with converted bolters)

Another 5 guardsmen for my roystons rifles.

Scratch built ig bombard

3 sword class conversions and 3 Voss destroyers for my Armageddon fleet...

Custom commissar Cain an Jürgen job

Some more guardsmen. Inspired by SG1, (still in my shopping cart on anvil industry)

And then! I can allow myself to buy new stuff...

Title: Re: "We're gonna need a bigger thunderhawk..." converting primaris carcharadons
Post by: Chios on October 23, 2017, 01:23:24 PM
I'm sooo looking forward to Commisar Cain and Jürgen!  :D
Title: Re: "We're gonna need a bigger thunderhawk..." converting primaris carcharadons
Post by: osjclatchford on October 23, 2017, 02:21:31 PM
Thanks... Yeah got to figure out a good snow camo for vahallan greatcoat on jurgen...
Title: Re: "We're gonna need a bigger thunderhawk..." converting primaris carcharadons
Post by: Chios on October 23, 2017, 11:59:04 PM
I imagine it would take a council of farseers to spot the camo pattern underneath Jürgens collection of assorted grease smears, melta-burn marks and foodstains... And the dried sweat, of course.
Title: Re: "We're gonna need a bigger thunderhawk..." converting primaris carcharadons
Post by: osjclatchford on October 25, 2017, 09:19:53 PM
lols thats a fair point actually
 I might go for a simple grey greatcoat and added filth/stains instaead... will show progress shots ...
Title: Re: "We're gonna need a bigger thunderhawk..." converting primaris carcharadons
Post by: dicnar on November 26, 2017, 06:02:09 PM
Stunning work. I was also thinking of making some Carcharodons.
Title: Re: "We're gonna need a bigger thunderhawk..." converting primaris carcharadons
Post by: osjclatchford on April 03, 2018, 06:08:30 PM
So... Bit of a bump but I just wanted to self promote that I made it into this month's white dwarf letters section with the sergeant intersessor! Yay! Childhood dream fulfilled!
Title: Re: "We're gonna need a bigger thunderhawk..." converting primaris carcharadons
Post by: Malika on April 03, 2018, 07:32:27 PM
Congratulations!!!

Now get back to work and show us more stuff!  :P ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: "We're gonna need a bigger thunderhawk..." converting primaris carcharadons
Post by: osjclatchford on March 10, 2019, 04:13:28 PM
ok been an age but Its about time that I shared a pic of what i've got done on these of late:
(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/2dd2/4ujx2eegap407aq6g.jpg)
yep shite photography but I could care less. I'd sooner be painting/converting than taking pics...

conversion work to emulate classic stuff is quite extensive. any queries on parts/methods and stuff and I'm more than happy to answer...
Title: Re: "We're gonna need a bigger thunderhawk..." converting primaris carcharadons
Post by: Stormwind on March 26, 2019, 06:04:19 PM
Lovely chunky looking fellahs!
Title: Re: "We're gonna need a bigger thunderhawk..." converting primaris carcharadons
Post by: Lord Borak on March 27, 2019, 09:19:19 AM
Dammit, I was wondering what chapter to do my Primaris in......... These look too good mate. Love the homage to the old MK5 Armour.
Title: Re: "We're gonna need a bigger thunderhawk..." converting primaris carcharadons
Post by: osjclatchford on March 30, 2019, 03:12:40 PM
thanks for the support guys!

heres some wip of whats coming soon(well soon ish...;))
(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/637e/u7l35i75vf8hxco6g.jpg)
top row right to left: mk3 guy with converted bolter (tigrus to rt-era lookalike), mk4 guy with tigrus bolter and more subtle studs, mk7 (second ed) guy with phobos bolter and holstered chainsword (totally inspired from that classic artwork by kev walker), mk7 guy with chainsword and holstered 3rd ed bolter (pose clearly stolen from gk's castellan crowe, but general pose idea came from spacemarine video game so expect a splattering of gorno on this dude).
bottom row left to right: mk7 (second ed inspired again) guy with second ed bolter (feat. 3rd ed magazine assembly), mk5 guy, with 3rd ed bolter with box mag from cawl boltfifle. also includes converted holstered chainaxe on belt (more on that later), mk6 guy tataros legs, mk6 torso and lid, sos umbra bolter, the rest is primaris. (this guy is based on the Bourne ultimatum dvd cover), mk7 guy, with knife and 'slung' bolter (using kroot strap, and 3rd ed bolter, made a week before the fancy new infiltrators did the exact same thing LOL)
(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/2ecb/red389f38c5mso76g.jpg)
hard as nails sgt with in mk3 with chainaxe and classic rt era bolter! chest plate is from tataros termies
(pose inspired by drax from gotg, as originally with two chainaxes, but swapped one out for the bolter converted from the sm commander combi-bolter, inspired from 30k era illustrations from 'the first heretic' book i recently read for the first time...)

fyi, the mk7 heads are actually mk8 heads from the deathwatch sprue as the slimline faceplates fit in with the high gorget of the intercessor plate with very little, if any, interference

reivers:
(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/aafc/b08rikv00bx7k676g.jpg)
went in a different direction with these. even more rt era looking! the heads are all ravenwing biker mk6 with the da stuff shaved off (for the coms aerial tactical look!), the single pad is swapped out for the classic studded pad. (this I feel keeps the more slimline look of the phobos armour when compared to the studded pads on my full armour conversions) the bolters are from shapeways and I love them! rt looking but modern detail aesthetics. may swap out the mk4 backpacks for something more rt era looking soon.
couldn't resist some cool poses like the twin pistol john woo guy and the double handed pistol guy, from the new infiltrators set (funny thing, I converted this pose and the new set came out two days later. so I logically replaced my naff attempt with this proper version of it!)
(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/9467/a458a3s63529q066g.jpg)
reivers, master sgt hall.
as you can see I've done a bit of painting on him already, mainly to see what the bolter painted up like and to see if the helmet-less head works, which I think it does for the sector's strongest marine... ;)

more with actual photography soon(?)

Title: Re: "We're gonna need a bigger thunderhawk..." converting primaris carcharadons
Post by: Lord Borak on March 30, 2019, 04:19:57 PM
Looking good. Suitably brutal!! Love the pose on the guy firing the bolter one handed. Upside down Terminator plate as a chest plate really works and works very well indeed.

That Mohawk needs to be green I think.  ;)

Title: Re: "We're gonna need a bigger thunderhawk..." converting primaris carcharadons
Post by: osjclatchford on April 01, 2019, 04:14:37 PM
Cheers lord B!

Just been over on bits box and shapeways this morning!
More ravenwing beakie heads and holstered boltpistols from craig, chainaxes and RT era Mk6 style backpacks from SW. All with the intention of pimping out my infiltrators from shadowspear to match the above reivers... Tbh I'm not sure what they are game wise, reivers or infiltrators or whatever. At present they're essentially RT inspired Phobos armoured badasses and that's as far as I've got at present. My philosophy; the model comes first. My mo with this army is that each guy has to be a hero in his own right. It's an army of potential characters. So if not a badass, I don't even wantcha!  ;D
Title: Re: "We're gonna need a bigger thunderhawk..." converting primaris carcharadons
Post by: osjclatchford on July 21, 2019, 05:50:01 PM
UPDATE!
I actually got round to paining sgt. Hall this weekend, here is a crappy/blurry montage shot:
(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/1bb8/xr3e8zneyc0yn7jzg.jpg)

As you can see I've changed the backpack out for a shapeways print thats more of a rt-era looking dealie. its nice and slimline and (like the bolter) adds an aura of oldskoolness that I wanted. the whole squad of five is kitted out with these and some changes have been made to the poses/loadout. (twin pistol is gone and the single handed pose is gone) I've done a nice grenade throwing pose and an 'advancing' one in their stead. the mk3 guy's got a better chainaxe now too (another print)... more on those soon...
Title: Re: "We're gonna need a bigger thunderhawk..." converting primaris carcharadons
Post by: Stormwind on July 22, 2019, 06:49:33 PM
Dang these look suitably chunky!
Title: Re: "We're gonna need a bigger thunderhawk..." converting primaris carcharadons
Post by: osjclatchford on July 25, 2019, 11:37:40 AM
so, heres some wip shots of of some of the things I mentioned above:

(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/cd65/568urn8pmlfemdw6g.jpg)
the new chainaxe on the mk3 guy
(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/d452/z2scs8jcbcrhut36g.jpg)
grenade slinging beakie
(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/2ce1/mh1adue7nyonbmz6g.jpg)
rework of the two handed pistol pose to actually use the original body. (quite tricky to get the slung bolter right but totally worth it)
(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/3fb4/ywk3wbbymy7tq406g.jpg)
this guy uses the same body as the one above, reworked to look like he's advancing under fire or something...

the next two are a couple of ideas to do mk7 inspired reivers.
(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/84a6/75x26pttvwbjcza6g.jpg)
this ones doing a leaping punch because lets face it, marines are pretty violent, space sharks even more so...
(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/7440/re6jk4la8r80wf96g.jpg)
this one's performin an execution with his bolt pistol.

originally I was considering doing these two with jump packs. hence the death from above kinda poses, still unsure at present. if successfull would do a whole squad of five, perhaps with a flamer in there too and definitely a couple with chain weapons! what do you guys think though?
Title: Re: "We're gonna need a bigger thunderhawk..." converting primaris carcharadons
Post by: Stormwind on July 25, 2019, 01:46:08 PM
I'd love to see one with an old fashioned flamer!
Title: Re: "We're gonna need a bigger thunderhawk..." converting primaris carcharadons
Post by: osjclatchford on July 25, 2019, 02:31:17 PM
That's exactly what's comin'  ;D
Title: Re: "We're gonna need a bigger thunderhawk..." converting primaris carcharadons
Post by: osjclatchford on August 04, 2019, 05:32:43 PM
well no flamer yet but here's more wip!

I decided to add some hq into the mix and was thinking about something along the lines of a smash-captain but primaris.
I figured that a thunderhammer was not the typical weapon of a space-shark so I pondered awhile and played with some bits:
(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/ac19/4asd42w2dwhwkb5zg.jpg)
the 'slash'-captain was born.
ok, I went a bit ape on the studs even on the jumppack as I wanted a real mk5 oldskool look.
also the body is a mix of reiver torso with intercessor legs/arms. its a good mix imho actually...

the head is one I had previously on a regular marine but I've swapped his head out for one of kromlech's "bedlam fraternity"  lids instead.
(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/a8a6/xbfghbetn2ii7iizg.jpg)
although intended for chaos noise marines the pack features some interesting archaic looking variations on beakie and heresy type lids. a bit of trimming and gs to reduce the chaotic nature somewhat and the lids look great to suggest older marks of imperial marine armour.  this one especially looks very sharky with its toothy 'grin'  made of grills. more soon..? I dunno... I may even get a paintbrush to some of these one day LOL

thinking of using the new palatine enforcers as scouts but still unsure about this...
Title: Re: "We're gonna need a bigger thunderhawk..." converting primaris carcharadons
Post by: Lord Borak on August 05, 2019, 09:31:22 AM
Must not get distracted by Primaris Marines. Must not get distracted by Primaris Marines. Must not get distracted by Primaris Marines. Must not get distracted by Primaris Marines. Must not get distracted by Primaris Marines. Must not get distracted by Primaris Marines. Must not get distracted by Primaris Marines.

Stop it damn you!!

Great stuff mate (as usual). Sometimes I wish you'd do something rubbish. Just to prove that you're fallible like the rest of us :P
Title: Re: "We're gonna need a bigger thunderhawk..." converting primaris carcharadons
Post by: osjclatchford on August 05, 2019, 04:07:20 PM
Great stuff mate (as usual)
thanks geez! appreciated.

... Sometimes I wish you'd do something rubbish. Just to prove that you're fallible like the rest of us :P

oh they exist believe me. however, you think I'd photograph and show you?   ;)


oh and just fyi Ive again swapped the mkv head back onto that marine with the boxmag bolter again and put that new grillie-beakie on the slash captain. much better now... so indecisive with these that I'm glad I'm taking my time before painting them as much as I am. it means I can keep swapping, dismantling and re building as I change my mind the more I look at them... for instance, that flying-punch-jump guy is gone now too  as is the executioner one. I figure Ive got enough to paint and I dont want odd models knocking about. so far in total I have 15 intercessors (3 combat squads of 5?) a five man reiver team and now this slash captain / lt. command figure.
so no room for stragglers I say!
I've still due to paint: last five of my royston rifles guard infantry, 5 custom made rough riders for the same regiment, a custom made bombard, cain and jurgen set, and nevermind all my pending bfg stuff (too numerous to mention) plus I gotta go to work and sleep and eat and stuff so, as you know as well as I, time is a cowson for modellers. especially ocd ones like me that will only paint his marines one at a time so as not to split focus. (yeah, sad, but I really do. something I decided to do with these as my guard done in squads of ten or even five started to get a bit slap dash in batches)
tight regimented numbers get the job done easier and allow me to put more effort in to each model.
but that's just me.

also being an impulsive guy (not really but my sister gave me a £25 voucher for birthday) I just preordered some palatine enforcers to convert into some nice sexie primaris scouts. so off to bitzbox again, boltpistols, shotguns, nades, scout heads... the list never ends... :D

Title: Re: "We're gonna need a bigger thunderhawk..." converting primaris carcharadons
Post by: osjclatchford on August 11, 2019, 08:44:03 AM
(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/2c31/vb7ls3ubhwb71k46g.jpg)
palanite (tine? whatever; poor mans arbites, lol) enforcers do make nice bases for scouts!

simple job. swap out the weaps, heads and equipment and you got something!

I shaved the shoulders smooth 1, because it changes the profile/appearance somewhat and 2, the join front and back on the kit makes the ridges on the shoulders look atrocious imho.
the shotgun guy is awaiting his bit of guitar wire as on the pistol dude.

these are very wip but any suggestions are welcome.

some might  say, why bother, just buy scouts but come on man, look at those poses. much more tacticool and the transition between the metal scouts to plastic was a major downgrade as far as I was concerned. these new enforcers have all the attention to detail and character the original metal scouts had and as such make ideal conversion fodder! plus that chest panel is just crying out for a chapter symbol its practically intended for it no?
Title: Re: "We're gonna need a bigger thunderhawk..." converting primaris carcharadons
Post by: Ragsta on August 11, 2019, 09:44:35 AM

I think it’s a nice build so far, the use of guitar wire adds some nice extra detail. The one thing I dislike is the choice in head if I’m honest - but this actually highlights what you’ve said about the poor plastics for scouts (and in a way IG too actually - poor naked head choices!). Perhaps a skinhead or Mohawk, something younger looking to reflect their initiate status?

I can see how the enforcers could also be based as Navy Armsman from your post thanks to this post! I like the extra bitz on the back  :)
Title: Re: "We're gonna need a bigger thunderhawk..." converting primaris carcharadons
Post by: osjclatchford on August 11, 2019, 11:15:17 AM
thanks Ragsta. to be honest the kit, single-pistols, shotguns and heads are the only bit I like in the scout sprue!
and tbh the heads area actually my favourite gw heads! I use them all the time on guard too! LOLS

funny how tastes differ so.

I was debating funting around with the shoulders yesterday but not sure. dont wanna ruin em.

oh, and I'm only doing five so there'll be another five up for grabs for trade or sale or whatever from this kit when I'm done so if anyone's interested pm me!
Title: Re: "We're gonna need a bigger thunderhawk..." converting primaris carcharadons
Post by: Ragsta on August 11, 2019, 02:15:22 PM
I actually LIKE the plastic scout head on your Guardsman hahaha, I’m so fickle :D Do you share pics of your Roystons anywhere, I’ve only ever seen that scale shot you did with a Space Shark.

I do not need Naval Armsman. I do need Naval Armsman. I do not n....*  :-X
Title: Re: "We're gonna need a bigger thunderhawk..." converting primaris carcharadons
Post by: Stormwind on August 11, 2019, 05:27:37 PM
I think the scout head looks good!
Title: Re: "We're gonna need a bigger thunderhawk..." converting primaris carcharadons
Post by: osjclatchford on August 11, 2019, 06:49:55 PM
@stormwind cheers man!

@ragsta that's pretty funny! Also no I've not any other Royston pics online. That's a job to do now... ;) As for the armsmen, look at it this way. They're not gonna cost much from me... I'll have had my use of the kit...
Title: Re: "We're gonna need a bigger thunderhawk..." converting primaris carcharadons
Post by: osjclatchford on August 17, 2019, 03:11:07 PM
more scouty wip stuff:

(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/695c/yla6lqq18ewmgtq6g.jpg)
heres the three latest, silenced bolt pistol, heavy bolter and silenced bolter.
note the holstered shotgun on the pistol guy. also note what an absolute cow-son the heavy bolter was to fudge onto a palanite enforcer (but worth it in the end?) I used the catachan heavy team pointing arm to fill the gap so-to-speak and it fortuitously features a shark-tooth trinket so all ended up well. the drum mag (and spare on belt) comes from a cadian 'nade launcher and mirrors the drum mag on the smaller bolter. the silencers were fashioned from imperial guard tank smoke launchers for a bit of a more high-techy look but regular tube/rod would have done I suppose... as with the other two I've added guitar wire detail and equipment and heads from the scout sprue to 'scout-it-up' as best I could. I'm happy and if nothing else this is proof it can be done.
(https://www.mediafire.com/convkey/9dcc/er3q7rqsma8e0la6g.jpg)
yes abysmal shots but its wip so these god-awful smartphone snaps is all you get for now... ;)
Title: Re: "We're gonna need a bigger thunderhawk..." converting primaris carcharadons
Post by: Lord Borak on August 18, 2019, 10:25:17 AM
Wow, those are awesome. Great Kit bashing skills man! That cabling around the necks must have been hell.

Title: Re: "We're gonna need a bigger thunderhawk..." converting primaris carcharadons
Post by: osjclatchford on August 18, 2019, 11:20:01 AM
cheers! to be honest the guitar wire was real easy.  :P all I did was shave the 'lights' flat, drill them, then bend the wire using jewelry pliers (cos they're smooth, not grippy, doesn't funt up the texture) and super glue em in. getting the length right was a bit tricky but I didn't do them all the same anyhow as I changed the position and  length depending on the character or pose of the model... oh, and I use the gw flat clipper to cut it so it doesn't go all wanky on the ends...

oh, and coming soon:
(http://www.mediafire.com/convkey/ca18/g45vzshieejwx71zg.jpg)

please note i've put better pics of the scouts in the post above now...
Title: Re: "We're gonna need a bigger thunderhawk..." converting primaris carcharadons
Post by: Stormwind on August 18, 2019, 05:54:54 PM
Man these Necromunda kits are a Godsend for conversions and kitbashing for Inquisimunda stuff.  Love the weathering there.
Title: Re: "We're gonna need a bigger thunderhawk..." converting primaris carcharadons
Post by: osjclatchford on August 18, 2019, 08:49:51 PM
thanks stormwind! yeah I love he new necro gear more for my guard and marine conversions than for necro itself! LOL kinda the same for gsc stuff...
also thanks on the weathering. in truth this upcoming rh1n0 conversion is an experiment of applying the same colourschemes highlight/weathering style i use on the infantry on a vehicle, seeing what works and what don't.  it will end up looking kinda stylized in the end i feel. almost like a graphic novella style i think. which is good for 1980's inspired marines.
and yes I know that primaris don't exactly fit in a rhino (and cant in the rules as primaris) but my marines are pretty much just truescale conversions, especially when you look at the war-gear they carry. so yeah, although a mk2 rhino chassis looks kinda small compared to a primaris sized infantry figure, a second or third edition marine looks kinda oversized next to an original '88 mk1 rhino chassis vehicle. yet we were stuck with mk1 rhinos for 14 years and three and a half editions!
Title: Re: "We're gonna need a bigger thunderhawk..." converting primaris carcharadons
Post by: marell le fou on August 18, 2019, 10:51:52 PM
I like this trap door very much. Scratches are very well made.