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I'm making a Blood Angels army and wanted to include several Sanguinary Priests and Sanguinary Novitiates. I didn't want to use the metal Apothecary model since I thought he would look odd standing there like a lump among all the jump-packing assault troops charging into battle. The metal Sanguinary Priest is good, but a bit expensive if you want three or four of them, same with buying the plastic Apothecary bits from the Command Squad box, they're insanely expensive. So I thought I'd play some poorhammer and make my own.

For this conversion you need just a few pretty common bits:

1. A Terminator arm (this one is from the Assault on Black Reach box, I was just going to put some extra Assault Termy arms on those guys anyway).

2. Bolter

3. Chainsword

4. The 3-missile bundle from the Tactical Squad sprue. This makes the syringe which I think is the best part.


Start chopping them up. The red lines show a rough approximation of where to cut.



Be careful with the terminator arm, it's best to cut away the hose part first so you don't break it while cutting the other areas as it's a bit fragile. Also try not to butcher the top of the hand.

You'll end up with these parts:



It will probably take some filing to make sure everything lines up nice and square when you glue is so it doesn't look wonky. Just keep dry-fitting and testing to see how it looks.

Glue it all up:



The Terminator hand was modeled to look like it was holding something and after cutting will have a big flat area on top. I covered it up by giving him a pistol to hold. A chainsword would work too, or a chalice like Corbulo, or even Green Stuff to make it look right if you have that skill.

Finish gluing the rest of the arm to the shoulder before you put on the hose part.



As a final touch I used a vehicle crewman's head since it has fancy optics like the Apothecary model. This one is from a Land Raider, but the one from Rhino variant boxes works fine too.






I may need to add some pouches and stuff on his belt to carry his medical supplies, but I think he looks good enough to be obvious what kind of model he represents.
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I can't believe nobod replied to this, this is a wonderful conversion m'man, i'll remember this when i go to build new Priests of my own :D
 

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Very nice simple conversion! Thank you for sharing. This will be beneficial to many. + rep.
 

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no prob :D i was just surprised because it's a very simple and very crafty mod, usually this stuff makes front page!
 

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Aye mate, looks cool too, the order the pictures loaded up for me I thought it was just a normal mini put together. It's a top job that fella :)

Have some repititis! :)
 

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Fucking awesome conversion mate
 

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WOW I am certainly pleased I did not spend money on bits when you have this easy conversion available.

vielen dank aus Amerika
 

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Great conversion. I am using this tutorial to make my own. I have one question though anyone know where I can get my hands on chalice bits? +rep from me.
 

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Great conversion! I need to do that for my preists, still have to make one more, and I definitely wasn't going to spent the 15$ or so on one from Battlewagon
 

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simple, yet very functional. My wife's sanguinary priest terminator currently just has a "green stuff" chalice I sculpted. I think this would work a lot better, and would seem even more appropriate since a lot of the bits come from the termi arm anyway.
 

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And you dont actually need a chalice. It says in the fluff that because there are more priests than cups all nertheciums (spelling?) have shards of a blood chalice in them. You could leave out the chalice completely, though i do agree it makes for a fun challenge.
 
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