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Made in gb
Beast of Nurgle





Manchester

These conversions are incredible, especially how you're mixing and matching parts from so many sources and still ending up with a cohesive looking group. It's distinctly 40K and unique at the same time, which is impressive.

I have to ask - how much extra is this costing compared to going "vanilla" with the models? I'm guessing you're having to make a lot of eBay orders from bits sellers and I'm curious. (Whatever the cost is, the result is worth it!)

 KrautScientist wrote:

However, I just have to point out that I think those Bretonnian Knight helmets on the pilots are much inferior to the somewhat weatherbeaten everymen heads you had on there first: Not only does the idea of that huge helmet emerging from an open cockpit like that pretty ridiculous (even for the 40k setting), but I also think the previous look suited the actual function of the Armigers a lot better: They are not Knights, but men-at-arms and retainers to the actual Knights in their bigger mounts. Which is why I think those Empire heads were a much better fit.


I think I'd have to agree with this.

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Made in de
Torch-Wielding Lunatic






Thank you guys!!
Sorry for not reading and answering a while. At the moment I prefer using my Instagram account (le_bourgeoisee) to share my work just because it's more convenient. But I appreciate your interest and feedback very much!

@KrautScientist: I can understand your point. But still I prefer the Bretonnian helmets. I liked the empire heads I used before. I think they looked convincing. But they just seemed to be too tame for what I have in mind. I want to go a little bit over the top with this army and create something special. Of course the Bretonnian helmets are absolutely exaggerated. But I like that weird look. And I even went a step further:



Meanwhile the cherub moved a bit backwards. But I think I like the overall appearance of the knight now. It just looked too vanilla. Of course this might not be a style the majority of people likes. But my approach developes more and more to experimenting and building unusual minis, sometimes it may look odd but sometimes I may build something really cool.

@GMSchofield: Thank you! And yes, I buy a lot from ebay and bit sellers. I think bits costs me the same amount the models itself cost. And for some models I buy 2 boxes to create 1 unit. So it's probably at least 2 times more expensive than vanilla models. But converting and creating is the part of the hobby I enjoy the most. On the other hand I often spend days just for building one model. Trying different bits, removing them again, finding bits I like that change the whole concept of the model, searching on the internet for specific parts. So for me it's worth it. Even considering I'm always broke

Here are some updates of my recent work.

I finished painting the Taurox. But I will probably add some more weathering to the grille.


And I started to build a Ministorum priest who will accompany the crusaders. The shrine on the ground is still a placeholder. I'm thinking about some kind of mascot sitting there. Maybe a relic walking on mechanicus style spider legs. ANd the staff needs some more details. Waitng for some bits I recently ordered


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Made in de
Khorne Chosen Marine Riding a Juggernaut





Germany

Oh, don't get me wrong: Going OTT is not really a problem in and of itself -- in fact, I really love all the extra additions to the Armigers. I just think the helmets are a bit of a letdown, both because they seem silly and because they are really not that great from a sculpting perspective. If you are indeed dead-set on using knightly helmets like that, maybe the old Empire Knights kit might be worth a look, as both the Reiksguard and Panther Knight helmets are similar, yet with more interesting faceplates, if you ask me.

Excellent work on the Ministorum Priest -- love the head splice!

My World Eaters thread here on Dakka

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Made in de
Torch-Wielding Lunatic






But it's a unicorn! I guess it's just a matter of my taste then. I definitely prefer the straight heaume helmets of the Bretonnians and I totally love the silly things they wear on their heads. I guess one has to take these helmets with some humour. I like the contradiction with the grimdark. But you are right with the sculpting quality. I just found a newer cast of the unicorn helmet with a fleur-de-lis on the faceplate. Much better quality. Gonna change that. But thank you for your constructive feedback! I really appreciate it!

edit: done!


edit 2: Damn I just realised you are the genius behind the Eternalhunt blog O_O I always admired your Dark Wolves in the time I made my Space Wolves and your Traitor Guard was an inspiration when I started these guys as wasteland scavengers last year, before they turned to wasteland knights. Maybe something like your Traitor Ogryns will show up in my army too. So thank you for your inspiring work!

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Made in de
Khorne Chosen Marine Riding a Juggernaut





Germany

Haha, cheers for the kind words! And glad to be of help!

You know, you probably don't even want to change anything about those pilots of yours any more, but something that occured to me while looking at my AdMech bitz lately: How about grafting those unicorns on top of Skitarii Vanguard helmets? Their design is better (and more futuristic) than those old Bretonnian helmets, but they still have a slightly medieval look that might look really cool when combined with the heraldic animals. Just sayin'...

My World Eaters thread here on Dakka

My INQ28 thread here on Dakka

My Legio Custodes thread here on Dakka

My Greenskin thread here on Dakka

Check out my blog: http://www.eternalhunt.wordpress.com 
   
Made in us
Hardened Veteran Guardsman






This entire thread is a work a beauty and an inspiration to us all.

Also, I am SUCH a fan of your Taurox conversion
   
 
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