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Medrengard

Hello Everybody!
Before we begin, here is a little bit about myself, my name is Ashley and i've been into W40k for nearly the last ten years of my life, I've always been addicted to the thrill and satisfaction of converting my own models as well as the feedback. I first dived into the hobby with Assault on Black Reach and have been hooked ever since, after Orks and Imperial Guard, i've now moved onto Chaos in it's entirety, Almost every model i own is heavily converted (aside from metal and finecast) and i figured now was the time to make my blog and show the world! For future reference, my chaos lord shall be named Ostragoth Maternus, and my first list i'm working on is, suprise surprise, Daemon Engine based!

Making a blog is something that has often been requested of me and i'd like to give a BIG thank you to some fellow hobbyists that inspired me along the way -

Insane Psycopath's Iron Warrior's Blog - http://www.bolterandchainsword.com/topic/242456-iron-warriors-5th-grand-company-army-log/page-1

- I first saw his army in White Dwarf (The one that released the most recent lizardmen codex) and i was blown away, i loved the paint scheme, i adored his conversions, and best of all, his army got me into the Iron Warriors, i previously used to play Death Guard (My DG will be inducted into my IW as a plague themed list). I had to find as much pictures of his army as i could, as i was even more happy i found his blog. Without seeing this army, my love of chaos probably wouldn't hve been sparked the way it has!

Biohazard's World Eater's Blog - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/399556.page

-Another hobbyist who's conversions helped kickstart my adventure into the depths of the warp, his dreadnoughts and berzerkers heavily inspired mine as well as the reason my first list was daemon engine based: Due to seeing his Gorehound (An AMAZING scratchbuilt warhound) as well as an awesome bipedal defiler conversion with a name that escapes me :p

KrautScientist's World Eaters: Khorne's Eternal Hunt - http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/432972.page

-Similar to BioHazard, his World Eaters have inspired a lot of my conversions. His Wargrinder is a really cool conversion as well and his chosen are excellent! Another thing i really like about his blog are his dreadnoughts and infantry, his chaos marines and renegade guardsmen also provided me with a lot of inspiration.

Now onto the show!








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This is a WIP shot of one of my Alphabrute (Name was borrowed from Biohazard ;) ) currently equipped with reaper autocannon counts as

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And here is my Alphabrute

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Another Helbrute, this was my first one built (Inspired by Biohazard

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The other side of my first brute, here you can see how i

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And here is my first brute with the scourge/Power fist setup

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Same deal, but from the back, i really like this one

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This is a VERY WIP shot of my Hell talon, sorry for the pretty bad shot quality too

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Here is a renegade sentinel i converted mostly for fun. It

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Here is a Dark Apostle i converted for a kitbash competition at my local GW which was sadly cancelled, regardless, i think i

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Back shot of Dark Apostle

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Medrengard

So after a lot of debating and thoughts about how to convert obliterators, i've finally settled on a decision that i'm happy with, I'm going to convert the Skaven Stormfiends. Prviously i had thought of using regular terminators and converting them or picking up space marine centurions.
Then the Stormfiends were released!
As you can see, i've added a lot of armour plates to the model, such as elimintating the rat "silhouette" by adding armour to the feet/shins as well as giving him greaves and pauldrons pillaged from my bitz box. The head is from an ogre from warhammer fantasy and fits quite well. I've put together a gas mask styled helmet i quite like as i was mucking about deciding on a head. As with most of my chaos work, it's very WIP. I still need to settle on an adequate head (the one shown i like but still), add something of some description on his back as there is a large flat space begging for conversion work and probably some more guns on his arms. The other two obliterators are under construction.

As well as the obliterators, i've also picked up a knight amongst plenty of other third party conversion parts and terrain. Here i have built the legs and posed it as if it's crushing the remains of an imperial chapel (The basing is ruins of osgiliath). I've still to do the body and arms, but i love what i've done so far, and just had to present it
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Here are the stormfiends

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Test posing Obliterator 1

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Knight Legs WIP


   
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I'm really digging your obliterators. I have been looking around for an alternate model myself-can't stand the GW obliterator sculpt. I love the head you found. Fits perfectly.

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Germany

Great to see you start your own blog -- and cheers for the shout out! That is very nice of you to say!

As for your first models, it looks like you are off to an amazing start! The wrecking ball arm on the Alpha Brute, Dark Apostle Conversion and WIP Heldrake particularly stand out to me -- excellent job!

Your Obliterators are also coming along nicely! A very smooth blending of the Stormvermin kit with some chaos bitz!

Looking forward to your next update!

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Medrengard

Thanks for the feedback guys! It means a lot!
Next update should be tomorrow night, and will likely include my berzerkers and some more daemon engines as well as some other secret goodies!

   
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Medrengard

Unfortunately my update was a little bit later than originally intended, no matter!
First off we have my forgefiend i converted last october and have yet to touch up before spraying and painting, i really like the fiend model but i also wanted to break up the quadruped appearance and so made it bipedal instead, I love the new look more than default model! It's a really simple conversion to do as well and some pretty neato poses are available! The main reason i love this model is that i built the head from scratch, it was originally an ork blitzabommer gunner's canopy and i added sentinel armour plating and some smoke launchers to represent eyes. I then used some baneblade plating to build a...jaw(?) i guess you could call it, and then added lasher tendril tips as teeth. I'm extremely pleased with the results to be honest

I've also dived into worship of the blood god as i've started constructing some berzerker squads, this pair of chaps are the only two that i could say are "done" (aside from painting) and i'm really liking the results. The original intention was to give them chainaxes from anvil industry, but i felt that marauder axes would reinforce their barbarity as well as enhance the unique look i'm going for....As if the plethora of pillaged parts didn't already help In the two games I've used my half built berzerkers, they've destroyed so much opposition and i can't wait to finish them
I also took another shot of my Obliterator. Since he last showed his face on this thread, he has been given a barrel on his back, as well as a head that has been glued on as opposed to the previous blutack. I intend to add some piping from the barrel into his back, as it could possibly contain promethium or oil (I recall reading in the CSM codex that obliterators bleed oil or something like that) to assist in the power of this might beast! Other than that, i'll likely invest in some small guns (probably melta or flamers) to add to the side of his arms. I don't want to add large weapons to the model such as a lascannon as i love gatling guns dominating the appearance of the model...I love gatling guns.

I also picked up a squad of spess woolf fenrisian wolves to use as chaos spawn, I really liked the idea of my Iron warriors deploying packs of war torn doggies to push the line in conjunction with units such as berzerkers or raptors instead of really unfortunate chaos marines (by that i mean chaos spawn )

And last but not least, some very WIP berzerkers bearing icons of wrath and a havoc with missile launcher. The havoc is pretty much done except for a paintjob.
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Is that rhino side being used as a terrain piece? I love that!

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The Beach

Nice Obliterators. Good use of that Skaven kit to make them too.

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Medrengard

Thanks for the feedback! It's encouraged me to continue working on my obliterators and here is what i have to show -
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Obliterator 2 WIP

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Obliterator 2 WIP again

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Obliterator Champion WIP

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Group shot of obliterators so far, still very WIP

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Cultists! Wooo!

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Madison, WI

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Medrengard

While there isn't an obliterator champion in the rules, i still wanted to convert a nit "Sergeant" of sorts, to make good use of the cool pose. Currently the champ is posed as if he's trampling a marine sergeant (and obviously still very WIP) but i'm considering swapping it out from some rocks or ruin from the 40k terrain kits. We'll see what i can do shall we?

A rather large shipment of neoreich parts from maxmini also arrived as i intend to convert Wolfenstein:The new order themed renegades and cultists. More on those later though.

Next update will be large and you'll likely see-

Brass Scorpion
Obliterators update
possible helbrute update
Renegade guardsmen
Plague Marines
A new (and clearer) berzerker shot

Let's see how many of those i can squeeze into the next update


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Madison, WI

I like how your Oblits are very beefy looking & not so wormy-squirmy. That always bothered me about the GW Oblits.

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Medrengard

Cheers!
A large muscular and beefed up look was what i was originally going for, clad in massive plated armour

Over the course of making them i often felt they resembled chaos ogryns better due to not having writhing flesh plastered all over their body. No matter, i think they look great personally and even prefer this look over the super fleshy GW ones

   
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Madison, WI

I agree. I imagine their ability to change weaponry is more akin to the way a transformer works... metallic elements spinning and switching around until the correct new configuration has been attained.

   
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That's an huge work ! Keep it up

   
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Crazed Spirit of the Defiler





Medrengard

Gitsplitta, that transformer idea is really cool! I'm thinking of making some slight adjustments to my oblits to represent that
And thanks Lucius! Your thread is coming along quite good as well!

Here's my large update, to show everything that hasn't made it into the thread yet (well...most of the stuff , but that's for later! ) Unfortunately i'm dodging between the idea of making 2 defilers OR a brass scorpion from the tried and true "build a scorp from 2 defiler kits ermahgerd" approach, so hopefully i'll come to my senses and have something to present later next week.

First up we have 3 chaps i'm intending to turn into warpsmiths, i have names sorted for them as well. But you'll discover them once they've have actually been finished. I'm having major issues settling on heads as well as a shortage of mechatendril-esque parts. Sounds like i'll have to dig up my other bitz boxes so not all hope is lost! Regardless, i felt i should present them and their (almost nil) progress thus far.

Second being my berzerkers in a much clearer picture! As much as i adore chain axes, i already have a very large amount of marauder axes (Which i'm counting as chain axes funnily enough) leftover from my cultist and plague marine conversions so i felt that they could be right at home on some berzerkers, The results look really cool to me and i'm happy so there will be more to expect in the future!

Here are some of my plague marines i've been running in games as of late. Still WIP obviously. I really love my plague champion with his big scythe

Another small update on my alphabrute. Just gave him a drill leftover from the stormfiends, mostly because i felt it was right at home on an iron warriors brute

Now, here is one of my first big iron warrior conversions, and probably one of my proudest (shy of my obliterators) - An Autocannon forgefiend, i was extremely satisfied with the results of this one as i built the head from scratch as well as having to pose the bugger, which wasn't really all that hard but still. I posted a pic of this fellow a little while back but i only took 1. So i felt he should make a glorious comeback.

After my Autocannon forgefiend, we have my ectoplasma forgefiend! Built in a similar way to the previous fiend, but also constructed much quicker as the head isn't too different from the base model aside from the horns and painstakingly attached skull (mostly because i had to get the right angle when cutting the head to plop the skull on). Also without even realising... I've created a rather cowish looking forgefiend. Much to my amusement after it had finished gluing

In the morning i'll post the progress on my renegade guardsmen! As it's getting late and even the most devout of chaos need sleep





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Next update will hopefully be brought to you by my new camera, so no more bad pic quality! Yay!
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Berzerkers

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Plague Marines

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Autocannon Forgefiend

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Teh cow fiend of doom ermahgerd!

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Closeup of head :D

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Madison, WI

Very cool conversions... going to be Ace when painted up.

   
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New York City

I really like your forge fiend conversions!

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These are some great conversions man, can't wait to see them painted up

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Awesome conversions you've got here, those Obliterators are absolutely fantastic

I'm also slightlty terrified by the giant cow-headed forgefiend, not as much by the entire 'Chaotic demon engine of pure evil' thing, but more by the mindset of the insane Warpsmith whose idea it was to put A GIANT COW HEAD ON A MURDER MACHINE THE SIZE OF A HOUSE. I'm trying to imagine the look on the Hereteks faces once they realized what he'd done.

And it is absolutely hilarious


On an unrelated note, where did you get that wrecking ball for your dread?



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Germany

Hey mate,

wow, you seem to be on a roll here! Love the additions to the converted Stormfiends: They were cool before, but now they are truly original and no longer look like Skaven models with tacked on chaos bitz!

The fiends are looking cool too, although I have to admit I am not yet 100% sold on the heads -- especially the first one. I will reserve judgement until I've seen them painted, though.

Regarding the Warpsmiths, I'd advise you to think outside the box for the Mechadendrites: Why not use Necron arms and legs to construct suitable servo-limbs? I've done the same for my own Warpsmith, and it worked really well! Personally speaking, I think that barechested charioteer had better be used as a berzerker champ, btw: He seems a rather awkward choice for a Warpsmith...

In any case, keep up the amazing work!

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Crazed Spirit of the Defiler





Medrengard

Thank you all for the feedback!

The forgefiend heads do feel like they are missing something, so i'll put them back on my work bench for a little bit nd see what i can add to them, even if it's just so minor adjustments. I feel the ectoplasma fiend is missing some things

And Kraut, i do agree on what you said about the barechested warpsmith, so i've amputated the torso and attached a marine tank commander's torso (you know, the one with all the cabling and stuff ) as well as a backpack and some sentinel chainsaws on the backpack. I'll post a picture of this fellow later tonight, i really like what i've done and the intention is to make him a chaos apothecary of sorts but to count as a warpsmith...or whatever, depends on the points value of the game i'm in. The leather pants that comes with the model will be painted a fleshy colour, inspired by fabius' flesh trenchcoat and to reinforce the fact that i'll call him a "Fleshsmith". Kroot accessories will be of great use too

I've also built my chaos knight....Finally
But need to add some stuff to the back armour. So far i'm loving my work on the legs.

Maybe i'm just narcissistic



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 Ezra Tyrius wrote:
Awesome conversions you've got here, those Obliterators are absolutely fantastic

I'm also slightlty terrified by the giant cow-headed forgefiend, not as much by the entire 'Chaotic demon engine of pure evil' thing, but more by the mindset of the insane Warpsmith whose idea it was to put A GIANT COW HEAD ON A MURDER MACHINE THE SIZE OF A HOUSE. I'm trying to imagine the look on the Hereteks faces once they realized what he'd done.

And it is absolutely hilarious


On an unrelated note, where did you get that wrecking ball for your dread?


The wrecking ball itself (as in the angry spikey sphere of doom ermahgerd! ) was plundered from spares in the stormfiend kit with a lasher tendril from the maulderfiend

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Melbourne .au

Great conversions in this thread, mate. Looking forward to seeing them painted up!

   
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Medrengard

Unfortunately, my updates and progress have been drowned in school assignments and otherwise homework. Regardless, i have snapped some shots of some of my recent progress!

First up, i chose to build two defilers instead of the brass scorpion, and looking back on it i think i would've preferred a scorp, but oh well. They're still fairly WIP. Next time i get a chance, i'll probably finish them off soon, but i'm still doing more assignments at the moment so that could take a little bit.

Second we have a bit more progress on one my brutes, as i'm trying to break my irritating routine of half building a conversion and then starting another! A sub theme i forgot to mention for my army is a sort of western front/trenchers appearance, so i felt it'd be at home to attach some woodden boards to my brutes and other vehicles, to represent to hastily equipped extra armour in an area of near constant warfare. Also because this feels right at home on the iron warriors!! Other than that, i picked up an imperial sector boxed set from GW and finally got off my ass and built some buildings! And for some reason I REALLY enjoyed making these buildings and can't wait to pick up some more :O
Oh and lastly here is a chaos dread i built ages ago when i first jumped into chaos and had little parts to work with. Needless to say, i think i've done quite well considering half the parts aren't even from chaos.

Next update will see my warpsmiths
And a nice little scratchbuild of mine i'm very proud with
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Defiler 1

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Closeup of head

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Defiler 2

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More progress on one of my brutes

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Dead marine on the brute's base.

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Melbourne .au

Nice looking conversions there, mate!

   
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Medrengard

Sorry for the long pause in updates, school assignments and studying had gotte nthe better of my hobby time.

Nonetheless, here is the scratchbuild i inted at showing in one of my previous updates. As my Iron warriors have a lot of trenchfighting, WWI/II inspiration i felt it was only right to make a vindicator inspired by the Stumgetshutz II F used by the Axis powers during the Second World War (i think i spelt that name wrong), also known as the Stug for short. It was mostly built with leftover rhino and russ parts i picked up here and there and originally was going to get Ork'd for my blood axes. But i could pass the opportunity of getting a vindicator for my army.
I still need to put the tracks on, add another pauldron for the marine popping out the hatch, as well as just polish the model here and there (so to speak) by adding tidbits and stuff that make it less obvious of a scratchbuild. Still need to do a lot of work around the cannon too! Despite it not being done (like most of my conversions >.> ) i was so excited and just had to share it. I'm really happy with this one honestly.

Expect another update later throughout the following weekend!
Thanks for any feedback!
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Here it is!!

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See the resemblance? :D

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ENgine looks pretty meh currently.


   
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Nice work. I'm a big fan of the StuG!

   
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AL

Oooooh! I like it! Look forward to more

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some cracking conv work there fella. Looking forward to seeing them all painted up.

   
 
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