Love the way that he turned out! The rogue trader bolt pistol adds a lot of character to the model and I love the fluff that you have come up with.
That honor guard is really starting to shape up and I can't wait to see the whole thing painted! As always excellent work Xeno. +rep
Thanks a lot, Midge, always nice to read your input and comments. Now that the squad is starting to shape up I think I'm more keen on painting up the rest (but I am easily distracted so we'll see).
Really nice model and some really well written fluff to go with it.
Thank you, I'm glad you enjoy the fluff. I think I'm starting to like it more and more as I type it out. I might have to go back to the stuff I've already written later on though - I might write myself into corners otherwise :D
Originally Posted by GrimzagGorwazza
The techmarine is looking awesome Xeno. I'm a big fan of the Rt pistol though by now you guys are probabley well aware that i love anything that successfully combines old and new models. I'll rep you if it lets me.
Oh, we do know! FW has really given us Space Marine players a lot to play with now that they released all those kits of old armours and weapons. I've got more of them on the way now so there will be more old-school weapons as I progress with the army, so there will be something for you to see later on ;)
Why update now?
Sadly, for some of you, this update contains pictures of unpainted WIP converted miniatures. I'm reading, translating and analyzing a pretty boring disputation for school (121 A4 papers about leadership and feedback) which means my imagination is running free with things I want to do as I'm doing the things "I have to do".
So what have I been thinking about?
I've read the rumours about IA10 and there where discussions about the origin of the Space Sharks. Apparently there where a hint about them possibly being descendants of the Raven Guard Weregelds. If you haven't heard about them before the short version is: They where altered space marines brought into existence by genetic experiments preformed by Corax himself. However they proved to be unstable and far to mutated and story has it that Corax destroyed them himself personally (or did he?).
Anyway, as I where thinking about the weregeld and the Raven Guard geneseed I also thought about the 13th company of the Space Wolves and there "werewolves". Instantly I thought, if the Space Wolves became werewolves then the Raven Guard weregeld could have become werebirds - Wouldn't it be cool to have mutated birdmen?
It certainly felt like something that could fit in my army in some way.
So now I had a vision of what I wanted to create but a hard time finding out a use for such a conversion (suitable rules, you know?). As I looked through the codex I noticed the Sanguinor and his Blessing, and that's when I realized I had one solution. The other one could be Red Thirst representation. After that I was happy for the time being and set out to make something that would resemble my artistic vision.
Here are some pictures of the first WIP:
At the moment I'm thinking that I would probably explain the difference in appearance (compared to the other marines) by a psychic manifestation rather than mutation (which fit the entire background of the Sanguinor). Perhaps some kind of psychic instability amongst the Twin-feathered or something like that.
The miniature is magnetized so I can replace the right arm with other options (bolt pistol) as well as shift between a jump pack and a normal backpack should the need arise.
Well, that's about it for now, I won't bore you with all my ideas (just yet).
Feel free to C&C!
Till next time