Thursday, October 7, 2010

Machinations of an Unfettered Mind - Ironclad Dreadnought Conversion

So yeah, I was bored of Slaanesh for the evening and decided to take an Assault on Black Reach Dreadnought I'd saved from the bargain-bin and try to salvage it into something cooler. So with several bits bins, some plasticard and some Green Stuff, I've come up with this little guy. I recently finished up James Swallow's Nemesis book, and throughout it the author gives the characters gizmos and doodads that are compact and rather clever, much unlike the ornately baroque and unsubtle grim-dark devices we're used to. I used that take on 40k technology when I was building my new mechanical buddy. He's not festooned with purity seals, he has no filigree that would take artificers years to repair if a child's errant rubber ball ricocheted into him, his Hunter-Killer missiles aren't launching from the butts of golden cherubs.


Seismic Hammer Close-up

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Sex, Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll - Iron Builder III Army Project

With the newest Iron Builder kicking off at the KrystalKeep, I've decided to do a Slaanesh-themed daemon army. Here's a couple of teaser shots for all you post-starved followers:

Very much incomplete Daemonette Unit No. 1

Fiends of Slaanesh, SGS Style!

The two on the flanks actually have bigger lamprey-esque maws now,
made from Green Stuff.

Most of the rest of the army

Here are a few answers to questions people will undoubtedly be asking, I've tried to arrange the order to simulate a conversation:

1: Yes, Iron Builder is still a 40k event.
2: Yes, I know they're on square bases.
3: Because it doesn't matter for 40k if models are on square or round bases.
4: It's so I can use them for WH Fantasy also.
5: The cobblestone is made from 1/4" gridded plasticard, tutorial to follow soon.
6: Because the pewter GW Fiends of Slaanesh look terrible.
7: Chaos Spawn and Ravener tails and a ton of Green Stuff.
8: No, I'm not doing a tutorial for them.
9: Because it's self-explanatory.
10: Just get the kits and mix up the parts! Shit! Get off my case, spaz!

For those of you that are unfamiliar with what Iron Builder is, EDUCATE THYSELF!