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Liche Priest Hierophant






It needs talons on its feet.

I'm thinking you should go full-insect here. Maybe take a little inspiration from katydids and spiney crickets for the legs, you could possibly layer GS on the carapace, then carve it into more chitinous components... Maybe look at using Tyranid armour pieces as well as Chaosy stuff.

For the face, I do think it looks MUCH better without the jaw- the teeth are a little too 'slavering' for the rest of the head- however, if you could find a more solid jaw, without the teeth or horns- something like a Dunkleosteus jaw, that might work better there.

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Fixture of Dakka





6 foot underwater

Pilot looks great in there......again.

I much preferred the jawless head in the first shots, but seeing the (almost) whole thing the jaw has grown on me.

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Khorne Chosen Marine Riding a Juggernaut





Germany

Hey guys, it's been a while, but it's finally time for another update: Due to the awesome generosity of fellow hobbyist ElDuderino, I have finally managed to get my hand on another set of Bloodthirster vambraces -- a part I urgently needed to finish converting my second renegade Armiger Warglaive. So I've been on a bit of a roll today, knocking together the basic assembly for the model. Take a look:





As I have stated earlier on this thread, my objective with the model was to give the model a bit of personality (and, by the same token, have the Armiger refllect the personality of its pilot) while also featuring recurring elements matching the first Armiger (such as the gun arm, the shin armour and a part of the decoration), in order to show how both Armigers are still retainers to the same renegade noble.

After much hemming and hawing, I have also managed to come up with a pose that I like: It's really just a subtle tweak of the standard Armiger leg pose, but I have widened the machine's stance a bit, making it look slightly more aggressive while also creating a pose that could be interpreted as the Armiger bracing for firing its harpoon.

And while I was at it, I also started fine-tuning the machine's pilot, "The Huntress":





Still quite a bit of work to be done (especially when it comes to detailing), but I think I've achieved a bit of a breakthrough with the model, nailing down the general look I want for it. Thanks must go to ElDuderino for blowing some life back into this project with his bitz drop!

As always, let me know what you think!


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Phanobi






Canada,Prince Edward Island

Those armigers look like pretty mean pieces of work, I love the harpoons!

   
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Liche Priest Hierophant






I think you should have the Armiger's head mimicking the pilot's head- just all around mimic the armiger to the pilot, I think.

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Sydney

Really liking the Armiger with the pilot!
I second Anvildude's suggestion about mimicking the Armiger and the pilot's heads - if you plan to add some sort of neural-command cables running from the pilot's head?

   
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Liche Priest Hierophant






Even aside from matching the pilot, I think it adds a lot more dynamicism to the model- making it look like it's focused on the target of its harpoon while prepping to fire.

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Germany

Cheers for the feedback, everyone!

I forgot to mention this earlier, but both the head and arms are still 100% movable, so I still get to do all kinds of tweaks, like the one suggested by Anvildude, before I commit to a final pose. And even then, the arms will be left mostly unglued, so they can still be taken off, and the pose can be tweaked as needed.

Anyway, here's an update for you:












So there are definitely enough shared elements between the two models to tie them together from a visual standpoint. But at the same time, I also wanted each model to have its own personality and, by the same token, have the Armigers reflect the personality of their respective pilots:

With the Hound, I imagine its pilot as a former member of a loyalist Knight household who was forced into rebellion when the Forgeworld protected by his house seceded from the Imperium. He eventually found his way into Baron Harrowthorne’s lance, as part of the World Eaters’ 4th assault company, but when all is said and done, he still subscribes to the traditions and trappings of knightly houses, which also shows on his Armiger (the fairly standard armament, the banner listing the pilot’s accomplishments,…).

This second Armiger’s pilot (codenamed “The Huntress” for now), on the other hand comes from a more techno-barbarian-styled background, as a member of a slightly more feral warclan. Now her homeworld may be a Dark Mechanicum Forgeworld or a former Knight world, but it has been in the clutches of the ruinous powers for far longer, and this shows in her warlike disposition as well as the somewhat more feral look of her machine. For this reason, I chose a slightly more brutal looking armour plate (from the vintage Bloodthirster) for the space between the legs in place of the – more traditional – banner. I also added a huge spike to the right pauldron (for a slightly more gladiatorial look). At the same time, I think the more open, threatening pose also does a nice job of hinting at a less restrained, more openly aggressive personality for the pilot.

So when you place the two Armigers next to one another, there’s a lot to tie them together, but also a slight difference in look, which is exactly the effect I was going for:



And while we are already speaking of the pilots, I also made some tweaks to my model for “The Huntress”, of course:





While the basic kitbash already worked fairly well last time around, I now had to clean it up and make sure the model actually fit into the interior even when the carapace was placed on top and locked in place. I also tried to make her pose look similar to that of the first pilot, mostly in order to hint at the underlying way in which an Armiger is piloted.

I also added some bitz and bobs that few people will ever notice once the model is glued in place: There’s a small chaos icon dangling from the model’s belt, and also a skull shoulder pad that nobody is ever going to see
I also added a jagged tooth worn as a necklace to hint at the Huntress’ more tribal/techno-barbarian background. And once again, getting it all to fit together really took some doing:



So with most of the heavy lifting out of the way, the rest of the conversion will be mostly about two areas: There’s some gap-filling and a bit of extra detailing to be done in the cockpit area. The biggest part still left will be the detailing of the carapace and armour plates, including the placement of trophies and spikes, grafting some teeth to the armour trim here and there, and adding some battle damage to match the look of the Bloodthirster vambraces.

As always, let me know what you think!

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Well, I'll be damned, this Armiger looks even better than the previous one imho, and that harpoon of yours is simply magnificent. It also managed to be even more menacing now that the the head and harpoon arm are aligned. Can't wait to see some colour on it!
   
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cold darkness of the far north

The tusks really give it the character of a massive, predatory creature, along with the way it seems to be mid-head swing as if it was scouring the plains for its next prey...


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Khorne Rhino Driver with Destroyer






They're beautiful models, the use of parts on the legs is inspired.

   
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Khorne Chosen Marine Riding a Juggernaut





Germany

Cheers for the kind words, guys!

@ acrowsperch: Your comment actually makes me especially happy, because that was the very look I was going for! Cheers for that!

So here's a small update: I've finished the detail work on the model now, so behold the finished Armiger conversion:















It's not a huge change, when compared with the previous update, but I did finish the decoration of the top carapace, plus I also grafted lots of little teeth onto the shoulder pads and leg armour plates for that special renegade look

And I also straightened out the cockpit, of course:











So the model is pretty much ready for painting now. As always, let me know what you think!




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Violent Space Marine Dedicated to Khorne






I've just clicked through this entire thread - wow, what amazing conversions.

I particularly love all your iterations of Angron, especially the Daemon Primach version, and that Bloodthirster. Just stunning.
Is the Bloodthirster a stock model? I may have missed the post where you described where it came from.

Anyway, I'm just returning to the hobby after many years out and am planning to assemble a small Khorne warband in a similar vein to yours. So you have given me an immense amount of inspiration regards the conversions I had planned. So much so, that I've put a conversion of a terminator Chaos Lord and his squad on hold until I've got hold of some extra bits to do them justice.
   
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Germany

Cheers, RobS: That is very nice of you to say! And yes, that Bloodthirster is basically the stock model -- in fact, instead of adding something to the model, I actually took something away by cutting that flaming chaos star off the tip of the whip

So here's a small update for you all: With the Bolter & Chainsword back up and running again after a longer downtime, it is time for me to think about what I want to pledge for this year's Call of Chaos events, and I believe this will be my pledge for this year:



Including the second Armiger is a bit of a no-brainer, obviously, as I really want to have the happy family finished before the year is out In addition, I want to get some paint on two Nurglite characters that have been sitting on my desk for ages:

First up, a Nurglite Lord on bike that was built over a year ago (originally for another B&C event, IIRC):



Still pretty happy with this guy -- you certainly wouldn't think he started out as a Ravenwing biker from Dark Vengeance, would you?

And there's this conversion of Maxime Pastourel's Lord of Contagion model from the Dark Imperium boxed set:





This guy should be fun to paint, with all the gribbly areas of distressed skin and gooey intestines

As always, let me know what you think!

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Violent Space Marine Dedicated to Khorne






All looking cool.

I particularly like the biker - did you just drill some little shallow holes in Imperial armour to 'nurgle-ise' it?
Good idea if so.

Question - have you ever tried to model rivets onto bits you've converted or model with green stuff?
I can imagine it'd would be good to add a bit of definition to something cut or modelled, but would actually be quite tricky to make look good.

I got a delivery of bits today -including a Khorne warhorn from a Bloodletter set, which I am going to use for my Dark Apostle, shamelessly ripping your idea off.

Also, did you know the origin of the term 'berserk' as in a berserker warrior came from either the norse words for 'bare-shirted' or possibly 'bear-shirted', either way meaning to fight without armour.
So my Berserker champions (and Dark Apostle) are going to be bare-chested for that reason (and also because cool).
   
 
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