Monday, February 29, 2016
The Coven of Verminlord Skrax - WIP Talos (Taloi?)
Skaven Stormfiends kit. The stormfiends are about the right size as a Talos on floating base from my research, so this should work out. What's better is the stormfiend box comes with 3. So you take that and a bunch of Dark Eldar bits (like the twin-linked Haywire Basters jutting from their backs) and some creative greenstuffing to finish belts, straps, and cover blank areas. The large cables I am proud of. I took data cable twisted wire, and cut up plasticard tubes into several tiny little sections, and glued them spaced out on the wire. This type of conversion, making talos from stormfiends, isn't new. But generally people replace the rat heads with Talos heads. I am glad I get to keep the rat heads on these kits, because they are beautiful.
Extreme Carnivean project. Some subtle conversions I like is repositioning the jaw so the mouth opens a little wider, create a leaping pose, larger raptor-like talons on the feet, and the not-so-subtle greenstuffing on the back to create the enhanced spine. I really had to channel my inner H.R. Giger when sculpting that, and I'm so excited to get it painted.