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Walking Dead Wraithlord





Dallas area, TX

Since this model will only be available in a large box set for a while and it is likely to taken in multiples in many lists, I figured I get the ball rolling on some simple conversion ideas.

The first thing that comes to mind is to have a Cryptek "surfing" on a Lych Guard shield, possibly hovering on the backs of several Scarabs.
Alternatively, you could just clump 3-4 scarabs together and have the Cryptek on the back of the tallest one.

Any other ideas?

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This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2018/03/14 14:08:38


   
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Awesome Autarch






Or just buy one on eBay when people split up the box?

 
   
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Walking Dead Wraithlord





Dallas area, TX

 Elbows wrote:
Or just buy one on eBay when people split up the box?

That's an option if you have very deep pockets, sure.

People will know that this is a sought after model that can only be purchased in the Forgebane set, thus they will not be cheap.
More importantly, many players will want more than 1.
The goal of this thread is to solve both problems.

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Inspiring Icon Bearer






The swirly crap around the Deceiver and the avatar of Innead? You could have scarabs arranged like that around a Cryptek held aloft by a Praetorian jetpack. Then as usual Cryptek stick built from a covenant rod with a Deathmark head and if you fancy such things, one of the Lychguard metal tabards. Floaty Cryptek with canoptek help made easy.

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Walking Dead Wraithlord





Dallas area, TX

Easiest Conversion: Get a Cryptek, glue it floating onto a scarab base

Cheapest: Warrior + Scarab base + extra bits you already have to "Cryptek it up", at minimum Deathmark head & back piece (spare from Immortal box) and Rod of covanent Staff of light (spare from Lych guard box).

You can easily do several like this with purely a few Warriors, scarab bases and extra bits you should already have.

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Instigating Incubi




The dark behind the eyes.

Do you need to stick that closely to the model?

I ask because literally nothing about the official model implies flight.

Here's what I'm thinking - get a regular cryptek (or whatever model you'd like to use as one), and mount 2 Lychguard shields on the back to look like wings.

IMO this will be a far better way to represent a 'flying cloak'. In addition, I think they'll also bear some resemblance to a beetle's carapace in-flight, so they won't even look out of place with the whole 'Tomb Kings in Space' theme.

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 insaniak wrote:

You're not. If you're worried about your opponent using 'fake' rules, you're having fun the wrong way. This hobby isn't about rules. It's about buying Citadel miniatures.

Please report to your nearest GW store for attitude readjustment. Take your wallet.
 
   
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Walking Dead Wraithlord





Dallas area, TX

 vipoid wrote:
Do you need to stick that closely to the model?

I ask because literally nothing about the official model implies flight.

Here's what I'm thinking - get a regular cryptek (or whatever model you'd like to use as one), and mount 2 Lychguard shields on the back to look like wings.

IMO this will be a far better way to represent a 'flying cloak'. In addition, I think they'll also bear some resemblance to a beetle's carapace in-flight, so they won't even look out of place with the whole 'Tomb Kings in Space' theme.

I agree and that's certainly a cool option I like (a lot, actually).

However, since many players will want something similar to the model and that has something "Canoptek" about it, I'd at least want some scarabs on the base.

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Crypteks are basically tech wizards. I could see them just floating over the ground by some unseen means. They don't need something that looks like it could make them fly to be able to fly.

   
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The dark behind the eyes.

 Lance845 wrote:
Crypteks are basically tech wizards. I could see them just floating over the ground by some unseen means. They don't need something that looks like it could make them fly to be able to fly.


Sure. So, given that Praetorians can fly with just a backpack thing, why do these "tech wizards" need to strap themselves to scarabs in order to do the same?

Akiasura wrote:
I hate to sound like a serial killer, but I'll be reaching for my friend occam's razor yet again.
 Andilus Greatsword wrote:

"Prepare to open fire at that towering Wraithknight!"
"ARE YOU DAFT MAN!?! YOU MIGHT HIT THE MEN WHO COME UP TO ITS ANKLES!!!"



 insaniak wrote:

You're not. If you're worried about your opponent using 'fake' rules, you're having fun the wrong way. This hobby isn't about rules. It's about buying Citadel miniatures.

Please report to your nearest GW store for attitude readjustment. Take your wallet.
 
   
Made in us
Walking Dead Wraithlord





Dallas area, TX

 Lance845 wrote:
Crypteks are basically tech wizards. I could see them just floating over the ground by some unseen means. They don't need something that looks like it could make them fly to be able to fly.

Agreed. But you have to admit it is at least a courtesy to your opponent to at least make some effort to making your model look like it can fly somehow and differentiate it from regular Crypteks.

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Discriminating Deathmark Assassin





Lychguard shields are everywhere when people start getting creative with necrons, which makes sense since they are detail rich and bulky and left over when building praetorians. But they're everywhere and easily recognized as being left over shields.

Try cutting them into new shapes or mod them further to break up their typical look

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Walking Dead Wraithlord





Dallas area, TX

torblind wrote:
Lychguard shields are everywhere when people start getting creative with necrons, which makes sense since they are detail rich and bulky and left over when building praetorians. But they're everywhere and easily recognized as being left over shields.

Try cutting them into new shapes or mod them further to break up their typical look

Good advice!

I love the ideas flowing here!

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There's a great place to grab a cloak look - the overlord off the Command Barge. He's got a big cloak, and if you tweak the back a little to give it the more solid look, and use different arms, bob's your uncle.
   
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The dark behind the eyes.

torblind wrote:
Lychguard shields are everywhere when people start getting creative with necrons, which makes sense since they are detail rich and bulky and left over when building praetorians. But they're everywhere and easily recognized as being left over shields.

Try cutting them into new shapes or mod them further to break up their typical look


I fear I'll have to leave that to people with actual talent.

Akiasura wrote:
I hate to sound like a serial killer, but I'll be reaching for my friend occam's razor yet again.
 Andilus Greatsword wrote:

"Prepare to open fire at that towering Wraithknight!"
"ARE YOU DAFT MAN!?! YOU MIGHT HIT THE MEN WHO COME UP TO ITS ANKLES!!!"



 insaniak wrote:

You're not. If you're worried about your opponent using 'fake' rules, you're having fun the wrong way. This hobby isn't about rules. It's about buying Citadel miniatures.

Please report to your nearest GW store for attitude readjustment. Take your wallet.
 
   
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 vipoid wrote:
Here's what I'm thinking - get a regular cryptek (or whatever model you'd like to use as one), and mount 2 Lychguard shields on the back to look like wings.

I just had a vision of someone modelling Vanguard Veteran (with jump pack rules) trying to "fly" by furiously flapping two storm shields glued to his arms
   
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Being as I have a third Command Barge incoming, I'd consider doing my own idea of making a bash of the Overlord and Cryptex stuff.. since I really don't need a handful of extra overlords, as I also plan on getting a Start Collecting box. Definitely one of those is going to meet a Destroyer body and get some tweaking there.
   
 
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