I... I have the itch. I was sitting there cleaning out sprues and assembling the various extra limbs and wings and heads, etc, that these big monsters and monstrous vehicles have been jumbling around, then setting an unbuilt Cockatrice I got on heavy discount and an old kitbash I wasn't ever happy with beside them... and let me tell you, that way danger lies.
But first, on my recent Maulerfiend kitbashes, some tweaks. Filled a neck gap with a Defiler armor plate. A bit clunky, but better than a massive wad of green stuff or a centimeter-wide neck gap.
Also wasn't really happy with its slick shell, since I put the armor piece on its sibling:
So I bent and warped and shaved the spare new-thirster breastplate to make a makeshift new-armor-plate curved to similar dimensions.
But now onto the real treat: the orgy of creative bitz-bashing. Like, look, there are clearly
a monstrous creature and/or daemon engine of some sort or three in this jumble.
I could clearly stick the Sphinx wings and a head on the Cockatrice and make a twin for Macey
, and/or make a second Burning Chariot, but honestly... Chaos seldom draws from the same well twice, I figure. Onward to new horizons!
So. Where to begin. Hmm. The only real "limbs" that seem to fit with the arm sockets on the NecroTorso are the magma cutters from the maulerfiend (which aren't included in the instruction booklet in any way--they just... assume, I guess, that you want to build the Maulerfiend with the more-expensive lasher tendril upgrade), which seems like with some hacking they might fit magnets for the spare Forgefiend weapons I never ended up using.
The question about the HACs is whether to include them in that magnetization or buy some Kataphron Destroyers and magnetize them as Rapier weapons platforms. I suppose I could magnetize them too, and have the best of both.
Let's see, now. I already have a face-in-necro mini on my other Mauler/Forge Necro guy, so maybe...
But what should the torso go on? Let's break the old crappy kitbash to its salvageable and good chunks-
And--no. Nope. Awful, ungainly aesthetic. Unless I hack off 2/3 of an inch off the bottom of the Necro body, in which case I'm left with a bipedal Forgefiend.
So. Hmm, I kinda want to make a sort of quadripedal, mechanical centaur--necrosphinx-like, I suppose. I figure I have the front arms of the Maulerfiend I never used, rear legs of the old Helbrute, just... no connective tissue for the lower torso, the, erm, horse ribcage of the centaur.
Eh, the aesthetics of the Skull Cannon were always kinda wonky anyways.
I can work a fix to the sawn-off front soon, I figure.
...I think we have real potential here, folks. A lot of work and a lot of ugly seams, still need a real ribcage-to-pelvis connector, but I think we have a workable concept.
So on to the spare finecast old-thirster torso and wings. Let's see if it's compatible with the new thirster bits! Ok, he looks more roided than the Rock, but I think it'll work with some hacking:
Maybe... oh yes, that's going to pair nicely.
So. Hmm. There's the basis for my 2 conversions. Although... headswap?
Clearly that secondary Maulerfiend head is going to be an important chunk of wherever it does
Thoughts, folks? Suggestions for combinations I may have missed out on? A use for the OHGOD i JUST HAD ANOTHER IDEA-
I think we have a chariot in the offing, folks. And after I chop the top half off of the Cockatrice, there will be some Tzeentchi bitz to customize-
*chokes off train of thought before it can escape too far*