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A while back, as a challenge to hone his modeling skills, my younger brother decided to do a wraithlord a month, converted using only bits in the box and a couple spare bits of wire and GS (or in one case a couple IG minis)

The plan was to theme them after aspect warriors but he didn;t get too far into the bigass project, but I managed to convince him to let me take some pics of the ones he had done.

Like me, he's too lazy to paint. unlike me, he's actually not bad at it


This first one is pretty simple, sniper-themed, as I recall. Sword hilt used as a rifle stock, nothing terribly special about it though. He was mianly getting a feel for the model




The next one was more whimsical.AsI recall the dread was based on Dire Avengers (needs a mohawk though), the heavy shuriken catapult was modified to look more like an avenger catapult, magazine moved, etc. The fun in this one is mainly in the posing and the base. That's an old classic IG heavy weapon guy (back when they fired lascannons and crap from the shoulder), and yeah, he;s looking at his watch.

I call this one 'Punt!'





This is my favorite one of all though. He really got into the groove on this one, and I lent him a hand with some of the armament ideas. Flamers for mandiblasters, twin shuriken catapults merged together to make a bigass shurkien pistol (with the clip off the cannon) GS glyphs, hand twisted wire dreads...I loves it so much






The spines on back were shortened (unfortunately he used super glue instead of plastic cement so one broke off and was lost) and flipped upside down to create a lower profile, make him more stealthy

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Your brother is a talented guy, no mistake about that. I would love to see more of his work, though I have to question the idea of doing one for each aspect, what on earth would you do with that many dreads!
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My favorite! I love the 'Fantasy' pose the he has created here. It gives a great feel to the model.
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Your brother is a talented guy, no mistake about that. I would love to see more of his work, though I have to question the idea of doing one for each aspect, what on earth would you do with that many dreads!
LOL, sadly, that's one reason why he stopped. He knew he wouldn't be able to field them all, except in an apoc game, and he'd just found a book about brewing beer at home and decided it might be a worthier investment...I still wanna see his swooping hawk he had in mind.

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My favorite! I love the 'Fantasy' pose the he has created here. It gives a great feel to the model.
Yeah...That's my favorite shot. I'm really proud of him for that model. Everything about it just drips sex.

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Squeek, surely he'd have to make up an awesome apocalypse formation?

Loving all of these, preferences being the scorp one and the one which damned fist quoted.
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Squeek, surely he'd have to make up an awesome apocalypse formation?

Loving all of these, preferences being the scorp one and the one which damned fist quoted.
Same model, mate ;-)

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They're all _really_ nice conversions. I prefer the one with the Guardsmen in it tho

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Very cool! I love the new wraithlord model, I have two of the old ones but I think my third is going to be one of the new ones. I'm going to pose him in a similar way as the first guy you posted except I don't plan on him aiming with it - more walking with the brightlance sort of lowered.

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"The Punt" = classic
My favroite one there. All are good builds.

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Tell your bro he should make em and sell em! I liek em and would love to see a swooping hawk Lord as well. Could come up with a bad ass data sheet for these!
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