So as promised, the final space-shark is done:
rather than the boring old heavy bolter (which was a bitch to try and model the arms of onto the terminator torso) I went for a very different approach.
I figured that teminators are often used in boarding actions into hulks and the like and nothing says boading action like a pump-action shotty!
this dude has killed more genestealer's muties and zombies in hulks, than you've had hot dinners. he knows what works for him and that's the astartes-shotgun.
chunkier and more durable than the scout shotgun, the astrtes shotgun is capable of loading several different variants on the standard shell. as shown by the penetrating explosive 'breacher' shells stowed about his person.
these were created from the shells on the ogrynsprue. yes a little large for shotshells but, funt it. it looks the part and I rather like the look it gives so thats good enough for me.
the head is a real experiment in what a terminator/gravis beakie would look like.
the mk5 square nose and studs give a sense of solid-ness and terminator asthetic and the added central crest is a fair tie into other marks of armour too.
the rebreathery bits (made from ogryn jerrycan lids) are an attempt to wident he general look of the beaky, without differing from the core asthetic too much yet tying in some of the flavour of the gravis armour helmet design.
I think it works.
altering the symbol on the death-watch-sprue shotgun to no longer feature inquisitorial symbology was a bitch to do in truth but you'd never know it now.
this marks the end of this project now and a fitting end I think.
I'm totally burned out on painting these marines (as shown by the gulf of time between this and my last post) and, aside from any specific new releases that catch my attention for future conversions or whatever I think we're done here...
oh, yeah, here is the obligitory squad shot as a parting gesture!
thanks for all the support on this guys. it has been a real blast.
fair well spacesharks, more guardsmen await!