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Germany

Hey everyone,

after a longer hobby hiatus, I got back into 40k in late 2010, when my cousin Andy gave me a box of Chaos Space Marines for Christmas. After toying around with the idea of building a Word Bearers army, I was ultimately drawn back to my World Eaters.

I'll be showcasing my work on my World Eaters army in this thread. The fluff behind my army is that they're the remnants of the 4th assault company, led by former Captain Lorimar. In contrast to much of the rest of the legion, they have managed to stay together as a fairly coherent fighting force, dubbing themselves "Khorne's Eternal Hunt". Instead of spilling blood indiscriminately, they are always looking for the most powerful opponents. It is only by taking down worthy prey that they in turn may prove themselves worthy in the eyes of Khorne - at least, that's what they think.

While my army's a fairly standard World Eaters force on the tabletop, this slight readjustment in their background gives me the opportunity to portray them as slightly more interesting in the fluff. The whole "crazed madmen" thing really doesn't sit too well with me - I think the World Eaters were much cooler when they were also portrayed as honourable, if somewhat arrogant, warriors. One of the coolest bits of fluff ever (in the 2nd edition Codex Ultramarines, IIRC) had an Ultramarines officer (might have been Calgar himself) earn a salute from a World Eaters champion for his prowess in battle. What an awesome idea ;-)

Anyway, about the first thing I did when getting back into 40k was to paint up a bunch of conversions I had done almost a decade ago, in order to settle on a new colour recipe for my army.
This was the result:





















I built them using Ork Boy arms and bits from the old mutation sprue, originally intending them to serve as Possessed, back when there were no official models. Compared to the more recent, over the top plastic kit, these guys admittedly don't look nearly Possessed enough So I end up using them as normal Berserkers as often as not. I'm also not a fantastic painter, as you can well see. Anway, these were my first step on the way back into 40k. There's more to follow

Thanks for looking!

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Germany

A short while after getting back into 40 and painting my first minis in about a decade (see above), I managed to buy an old Chaos Space Marine army box off ebay for a pretty low price. The only caveat was that these were the "older" CSM plastic models, released before the slight redesign 2007. But since I intended to kitbash and convert everything anyway, this was not a problem.

A defiler kit was part of the set as well, and while I knew I could use one in my army for heavy fire support (and also for psychological reasons), I wasn't that thrilled with the model. It seemed slightly...unwholesome to me.

Fortunately, I stumbled upon Amaximus' fantastic defiler conversion on http://kxmxb.blogspot.com/2011/01/defiler-almost-done.html and used this as a template for my own conversion, with a couple of differences (some of them deliberate, some simply due to my limited skills). Here's what I ended up with:







Since this was my most involved vehicle conversion up to that point, I was a bit scared of cutting apart such an expensive kit, but it pretty much worked out as planned.







Me being a rather average painter, this thing really wasn't hat much fun to paint I forced myself to get it finished, though, because I really wanted to use it in a number of campaign games, and there was no way I'd be able to play with it without having it completely assembled (which, in turn, required that I paint all the different sub-assemblies).

All in all, I'm fairly pleased with the model, although it has been performing pretty unevenly up to now...
Anyway, what do you think?





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Germany

Hmm, it seems that nobody has anything to say I guess I'll just keep talking to myself then...

I have wanted to convert a Chaos Dreadnought for a very long time. However, while there are no less than four different Dread kits for loyal marines, Chaos players are still stuck using the metal model from the early 90s. And while the design is obviously a matter of taste (I think it really hasn’t aged all that well…), what really kills the model for me (apart fom the hefty price tag) is the fact that it’s metal and thus fairly difficult to convert. There’s the awesome Forgeworld models, sure. But I’m not going there. That way, madness lies…

I am pretty sure that a new plastic kit will be released once the next Chaos Space Marine Codex hits, but I've never been a very patient person, so why wait til then?

The good news is that the loyal kits are all plastic and allow for easy conversion. So while looking at the Furioso kit, I felt that this was the way to go. Thus began the saga of Marax the Fallen.

I knew right from the start that I wanted to try a few things with my first dread conversion: First of all, I wanted to avoid the “angry refridgerator” look of the standard loyal dread. I would try to achieve this, I would use a head from the new Khorne juggernauts: I’d been planning on doing that ever since both the Dread and the Juggernaut were only available in metal. The dread would be close combat first and foremost, so I wanted to use the Furioso’s CC arms, perhaps spruced up with chainswords for claws or something of the kind. And lastly, I would use a careful selection of (chaos) bits to make the dread look the part and tie it in with the rest of my force.

With these guidelines in mind, I made a first mockup of the model:



The addition of the juggernaut head proved to be instant win! A bit from the defiler kit was used to mask the original sarcophagus. And since you can never have enough skulls and chains, I added a bit from the chaos vehicle sprue. I wanted to go for a fairly static pose, with the dread taking a moment in the midst of battle to scream out its rage. I also added chainsword blades instead of the standard lightning claws.





Unfortunately, there were some problems with the initial design: The chainblades, while seeming such a good idea, proved to be far too long and ended up looking pretty goofy, especially when pointing downwards. The skullchain seemed a bit too clunky for my taste. And the pose, while looking pretty cool from the front, was kind of weird when seen from the back, with the dread’s torso at an awkward angle. I would obviously have to make some changes, but I was definitely getting there.

So, that was my first step in converting a Chaos Dread. I*ll post my next steps soon. Thanks for looking!

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Lawrence Ks

Its looking great. As for not being a good painter, The models look good. They are even better knowing that this is a table top army and not just an army in a case some where. The dread is really coming along, I can't wait to see where it goes from here. The only issue i have with Chaos dreads, Is the fact that chaos should be getting a new plastic model... And i don't know what it will look like. But other than that, I love the conversions, and the paint job. So keep it up. Can't wait to see more.

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Bristol, England

do those chainblade arms also come equipped with multi-metla or flamers and that kinda thing? might be a bit hard to model them on with a lot of chopping

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Germany

Thanks for the kind words, guys, and welcome to the party ;-)

@ PapaPiggy: You're absolutely right! It's a shame that there's been no new Chaos Dread for all those years, although I'm quite sure that will change before the year is out.

@ Speaking of the chainblades: I really abandoned that idea as soon as I realised how long they were. It looks kind of goofy when they are almost touching the ground, so I didn't even have to figure out how to combine the long blades with another weapon. Eventually I went back to "regular" claws, but you'll see that in my next post.

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Baltimore

Man oh man, I hope you stick with that head, it looks awesome. I certainly wish I had the bitz around to make something like that.

(I still have one un-used Dread Chassis... hmm...)

I do think the torso could be angled more foreward... which means your neck is going to have to be chopped and adjusted a bit. But I can see by what you have so far that you probably have the motivation and skill to make it work.

I'd like to see what comes of it!

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I've always likes the looks of Jugger heads stuck to dreadnoughts. The Defiler is really good. You're really talented with modelling. Can't wait to see more.

   
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Fife, Scotland

While not a bad start I would cut out the central Sarcophagus a bit more so the Jugger head fits back a little better, If you want some pretty cool ideas for Plastic Dread conversions its worth checking out these
HyenaJoes Thread
http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/296459.page
GuitaRasmus Thread
http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/395043.page
Or even my own WE thread (shameless plug I know) All of us have used the Plastic kits and come up with much better alternatives to the Metal Chaos dread.

   
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Germany

Thanks for the feedback, guys!

I did improve the pose, since I noticed that the one shown in my first WIP pictures looks a little off. So just wait 'til the next update - I hope you'll be pleasantly surprised

@ Biohazard: I discovered the Guitarasmus thread only when my own Dread was already finished, but I agree that his model is simply fantastic! Love your thread as well! The loyal Dread kits certainly are a great base for Chaos conversions!

Anyway, thanks for looking!

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Amiens -France-

Thanks Biohazard for linking me

KrautScientist, you work is very nice, and I think you're on a good way to make something awesome with this dread!
If i can make a suggestion, take a look at Tipios' dread blog:
http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/321822.page
He found interesting way to make chainfists and to add skull chains to a dread.

Cheers.

Joe

 
   
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Fife, Scotland

TIPIOS! Thats the other guy I was thinking of and could not remember his name. Cheers buddy!

KrautScientist, Looking forward to your next update.

   
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Germany

Joe,

awesome, thanks for the link! You know, this is precisely why I love Chaos so much from a modeling perspective: It gives you so many cool options of taking existing kits and transform them into something that may serve the ruinous powers

I sincerely hope that the new models that will probably be released alongside a new Codex will not make Chaos players around the world (myself included) too lazy! Kitbashing models because there's no viable official one really is very enjoyable, after all!

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Boston

I love where you're going with the Khorne dread. Your composition makes the creature look kind of feral, and less clunky or robot-like than the basic dread. I'm looking forward to watching him take shape.

   
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Germany

Hey everyone,

A small update today. While we're waiting for the Dread to get in better shape, why not look at another completed model?

The officers of my army, in keeping with the force’s organisation as a hunting party, are called “Huntmasters”. Each of these individuals is a fearsome veteran of a thousand wars as well as a resourceful and merciless hunter. Once a Huntmaster has chosen his prey, he will not relent until he has either run it down or perished in the attempt.

Building character models is one of my greatest enjoyments, so this piece of fluff gives me the perfect excuse to construct many colourful characters (a lot more than I’ll ever realistically be using on the tabletop, to be honest).

One of the first conversions in this vein was Huntmaster Bardolf. He leads the normal, footslogging troops into battle and serves as a commander in small to medium games of 40k. This is him:





So, what do you think?

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Alright, here's the next step in the evolution of my Chaos Dread:

So I knew that I wanted the dread to look like it was screaming in rage. While the first version of the pose definitely achieved this, it made the connection between torso and lower body look somewhat funny. So I readjusted the model’s pose to be a bit more crouched:









I also added a couple of bits to achieve the typical chaos look: a pair of dragon heads from the chaos vehicle sprue, a small Khorne icon and two shields from some OOP Warriors of Chaos. And the spine of an old Fantasy skeleton horse. I have absolutely no idea where the skullchain dangling between the Dread’s legs originally came from, but it looked cool, so I used it too.

I also decided to use the original lightning claws instead of chainblades. Their shorter length resulted in the model looking far more balanced.

In the pictures, the model is still missing the integrated Boltgun and flamer for his arms, but apart from that, all that remained were a couple of minor tweaks. I also filed off all the remaining Blood Angels iconography, and the model was ready for priming. I'll be posting the completed model soon.

Thanks for looking, C&C always welcome!




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Fife, Scotland

Now that looks awesome! I like the little details you've added! Looking good. :-)

   
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Germany

Thanks a lot, Biohazard! Glad you like the new pose! While I still think the old version looks kinda cool from the front, this one is a good compromise so that it looks reasonably good from every angle.

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Germany

Once again, a small distraction to kill some time until the Dread is completed

After I had built my first squad of Raptors, I realised that I had one more Maxmini jump than I needed – a perfect excuse to build yet another Chaos Lord. Then, by lucky chance, I happened upon Winterdyne’s fantastic Chapter Master conversion (http://blog.winterdyne.co.uk/2011/06/sanguinary-phalanx-chapter-master-done.html). I was really blown away by the model and wanted to make an evil version for my World Eaters. That was the birth of Lord Charun, Master of the Harriers. After a bit of cutting and glueing, this was where I ended up:



It’s easy to see where Winterdyne’s model inspired my take on Charun, although I had to make some slight alterations due to the differences in parts. I wanted the Lord to have a daemon weapon, so I used the sword of a Bloodletter from the Bloodcrusher kit. The head is one of my favourites and comes from the Fantasy Warriors of Chaos. The shield is a recurring motif in my army and comes from the Chaos Marauders. Here’s some more pictures:





I wanted Charun to look decidedly different from his fellow officer Bardolf: Where the latter looks like he’s slowly but purposefully advancing, I wanted to make Charun look like he was highly mobile and lusting for battle.

Thanks for looking! Comments very welcome!

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Great work on the khornies!
Nevertheless it would be the real treat for me, if you posted your Inquisitor retinue here on dakka. I saw it on Mol's blog, but we could all do with one more Inq blog and more importantly closeups and details about what you did.

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Baiyuan wrote:Great work on the khornies!
Nevertheless it would be the real treat for me, if you posted your Inquisitor retinue here on dakka. I saw it on Mol's blog, but we could all do with one more Inq blog and more importantly closeups and details about what you did.

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Germany

Vielen Dank, Baiyuan

you can rest assured that more content about my INQ 28 activities is on the way. The truth will out ;-) I just have to be a bit economical with my stuff so that I don't post it all at once. Because then I will have to work much harder to find material for my posts, and then everything will turn into hard work and that would suck

Anyway, I am very proud that so many great INQ 28 modelers like my models, so I would be stupid not to show more of them, here on Dakka and on my blog. All in due time!

Danke für Dein Interesse!

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Bristol, England

love then generals so much! :L they look like loyalists would turn and run on sight of these two

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Thanks a lot! I guess that's the kind of compliment every chaos player is proud to receive!

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for bardulf, are the legs and arms from the WHF chaos warriors?


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Wiltshire, UK

Huntmaster Bardolf and Lord Charun are looking excellent, keep up the great work.

   
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Germany

@badgerman95: Hmm, let me see: The legs are straight from the Fantasy Warriors of Chaos, yes. I cut off the upper body and replaced it with a regular CSM toso. The arms are a little more complicated: They were spliced together from regular CSM upper arms, very old Warriors of Chaos plastic arms and the hands from the new Warriors of Chaos, IIRC. Although, looking back now, it's probably possible to get a virtually identical result with much less cutting involved

@GiraffeX: Thanks, man! You've got some great World Eaters stuff yourself! I love your Vindicator! Using that Ogre Kingdoms cannon was brilliant. I might have to steal that idea sooner or later...

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Alright, everyone: Here's the update on my Chaos Dread:

I have to admit that I was kind of scared by the prospect of having to paint this model: I had never painted a Dread before, and I had found the task of painting my Defiler to be very exhausting. But I wanted to use a completed Dread in a game, so I forced myself to get to work.

I’ve stated before that I am – at best – an okay painter. Still, painting is not really my favourite hobby activity. And while I like looking at completed models well enough, the way there often proves to be a chore. To make things even worse, the model forced me to work in multiple sub-assemblies (lower body, upper body and both arms), which I hate. But had I glued everything together in advance, I would never have been able to get the thing painted. So, did it work out okay?

Without further ado, I give you: Marax the Fallen.





You may have noticed that I added another bit or two, for example the bones on his right shoulder (from the Kroot kit). I thought it would make a nice trophy, in addition to supporting the position of the model’s arms.





I also added a bit from the Ogre Kingdoms to symbolise the World Eaters’ legion badge. This way, the left shoulder slightly resembles a Marine’s shoulderpad in that it shows the legion’s heraldry. That particular bit is also really great for World Eaters icons, vehicles or even Terminator storm shields!



Contrary to what I was expecting, the model was a joy to paint! The slightly larger scale compared to infantry models was a blessing and made painting really relaxing. I was able to finish Marax in a single day, without ever getting fed up with him.



Of all the conversions I have done, Marax has been drawing the most positive comments from people at the FLGS. And indeed, I am quite proud of how the model turned out! On the tabletop, you really don’t want to have that thing reach your lines

Some timer after I completed this model, I stumbled on GuitaRasmus’ fantastic Khorne and Nurgle thread here on Dakka and noticed he had done a pretty similar conversion. This goes to show that my idea might not really have been that original to begin with

Seriously though, check that thread out! It’s awesome!

http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/395043.page

While my paintjob clearly doesn’t match GuitaRasmus’ flawless execution, Marax has been a great success for me. And I can only recommend the Dread kits to everyone: They’re a joy to work with!

Anyway, thanks for looking! Let me know what you think!

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Nice execution, I already stumbled on the similar dread in the link and I think that It's a great conversion, both made really well and full of character!

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Sehr schöne modelle, Kraut

In english, I really like your stuff! The pose on the dred is really cool, and your painting is quite good as well!

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