Saturday, 14 August 2010

Inquisitorial Henchmen Conversions

Some simple conversions:

The mystic -
A simple conversion from a bright wizard.
Remove the staff and substitute a spare chainsword and glue a spare IG pistol in holster at his side.
The acolyte #1 -
I have never been a fan of the games workshop acolyte figure with the plasma pistol and a backpack full of grimoires. Acolytes have only 15 points for wargear the plasma pistol costs 15 points by itself. In the game the principal job of the acolyte is to take a hit for the inquisitor. There is no point then in giving an acolyte an expensive plasma pistol when he could be dead in the first turn. So here is the conversion. Chop off his plasma pistol hand and give it to an IG officer. Give hime a spare hand. Chop off his head and attach a catachian cool sunglasses head. Finally chop off the shrine at the top of the stick and give him a spikey weapon head. One cool acolyte at 8 points read to take the bullet for the Inquisitor.
The acolyte #2 -
This is an elf figure that came free with one of the White Dwarfs. Add one storm shield. Originally the base of a IG tank mounted hunter killer missile and one 18 point acolyte that might take several bullets for his inqisitor and survive
The close combat warrior -
This model started out as one of the Black Templars Chaplain Grimaldus' retinue of servitors. One of the flame throwing arm mounted balls has had spikey bits glued on to make it into a power club. The other arm attachment was removed, a blob of green stuff attached and bits of the plastic cadian circular vox arial attached to make a power fist.

Friday, 6 August 2010

Movement Trays Need to be Used

Movement trays do need to be filled. The Bretonnians caught my eye while browsing the latest Warhammer rule book. So here they are :

Two boxes of them have been combined to give a mega squad of 28. Each box has 16 minis but 3 in each box are suitable only as part of a command squad. No shields yet except for the standard bearer. His is held in place by blu tack. Shields make painting difficult so won't feature until I have the squad finished.
 Out front are the 2 dog mascots. Next step is green stuff to fill some gaps, then sand and PVA glue for bases. After that its onto base coat spray and then painting in worn browns and grays. That's the plan anyway.

Here is one of the spares :-

Next time back to the steel legion or the Sisters new rhino. These are the main projects. I find that a bit of variety helps develop each project to fruition. Does anyone else find this?

Sunday, 1 August 2010

Movement Trays

Slightly off topic I decided to build a squad of Brettonian men at arms. In the process I came across the GW modular movement tray. A cunning bit of stuff allowing the collector to build any size of movement tray. Just cut the floor size you want and then cut and glue the edges as desired. The only limiting step is the provision of only 16 corner pieces which limits each pack to 8 movement trays.

Here is is with the 7 x 4 tray for my Brettonians just built.