Soo time for another update:
I finished the 3 Rhinos yesterday - And I must admit, I really like them. They fit in perfectly with the theme I have going and the amount of detail on them is great but not too much. They ended up something like this:
The gunner, the doors and the top hatch can be taken off, so they can be converted to Predators if I'm going to need it in the future. For now I will just use them as Rhino's though, but it's good to be prepared for army expansions in the future. I hope they live up to your expectations guys. Bump
As for the next project - It's a bit ambitious, as I will be going away from the 1st of April - 13th of April on tour in Russia with my band. So I will only have half the time to complete it for the challenge. I will most likely pull a RL card, but as far as I can understand I already completed this years challenge, so I can relax and focus on getting the bits home and the project underway.
And I'm going to need it, as I will be making 20 standard Chaos Space Marines. But you know me, it's not going to be standard - The goal is to make the following:
- 20 Chaos Space Marine
- They need to have magnetized arms so I can switch weapons on them, as I want them to be able to be Chosen as well.
- I also want them to be a bit more barbaric than the normal version, due to them being Crimson Slaughter. They just don't seem violent enough, the standard troopers, so I had to find something else.
And then I went to Puppetswar.eu and found my solution. Here's what I'm planning:
Standard Chaos Space Marine heads.
Standard Chaos Space Marine shoulders.
Body & Legs:
Barbarian Armor from Puppetswar
Armour arms from Puppetwar
Various weapons from Puppetswar (bolters, bolt pistols, close combat weapons and power weapons, and even lightning claws are available.
The reason I wanted to go this route, was the fact that I can magnetise the hands in this case and only switch that, meaning I would need a lot less components if I want them all to be as flexible as I can. The only thing I cannot get are powerfists, where I would need to use the GW ones.
This also means that, when I'm going to make Khorne Berserkers, that I can use the legs from a standard kits, along with the FW World Eater kits to make those. Essentially I would get components for 2 different squads out of a 10 man squad package from GW: Heads and shoulders for standard Marines and legs and arms for Berserkers.
What are your thoughts guys? Is this complete overkill or just awesome?