And what a post it is - the brilliant conversions and minis on display is a feast for ones eyes! Head over there and have a look if you don't believe me:
My initial idea of three different Xenos was unfortunately scrapped. I had lots of plans and ideas but just couldn't get them to work like intended and soon I became stressed about the whole deal. To add injury to insult I manged to break the Hunter (the only mini I was even remotely pleased with) while working on it.
I decided to call it quits, take a step back and do something else for a while.
But in this dark hour the Prince of Chaos came to the rescue! Earlier this year I made the Diva, a follower of She who Thirsts, for a contest on the ammobunker. The big stormfiend conversion - with the talos helmet on - had a sort of slaaneshii look to him...
I also had a lot of fun with my other chaos themed retinues ( Nurglii and Mhorrigotii) but had never done much with Slaanesh, except for a slaanmarine quite a while back.
So the decision was made, a Slaaneshii gang it was!
With the change of theme I got my mojo back and soon these three miscreants stood on my desk:
I really like the Slanneshi Marine-thing. The chest plate and collar are clever forms to lift it above normal power armor.ReplyDelete
Cheers mate. The chest is from a necron honourguard. Works really well with marine armour!Delete
That Slanneshi Marine thing is pretty great... where is the head from? The other two are good too, and the group together is very thematic.ReplyDelete
I am sure you will show more pictures when they get painted, but any chance of more "bare" shots now? I can not paint to your level, but I do love to get conversion ideas...
I'll post some more pics of the slaanmarine!Delete
The head is one the few good bitz from the problematic forsaken kit.
These are some fantastic models! The Marine is my favorite. He is such an eclectic looking model, that looks completely unique. Their are so many wonderful little elements from the withered bionic hand, to the characterful needle pistol, and the surgically modified face. He looks like so much more then a simple kitbash, uniform and whole, with your own vision of the perversion of an Emperor's Children marine. These guy are certainly one of the strongest entries in the Invitational!ReplyDelete
Thank you very much Eric!Delete
I'm also really happy with the marine. Only wish I had some phoenix guard legs and make a truly proper truescale Emperors Children...
Saw these on Iron Sleet and did a triple take between your blog and theirs trying to figure out if the big brute was the same model you had been working on. The marine is stunning to say the least, the left arm and pistol in particular, hands down my favorite of your true scales to date. As far as the mask goes I commented on it earlier stating it was too blatantly Dark Eldar but that said I think all Dark Eldar bits hint of Slaanesh so it definetly works. Well doneReplyDelete
Yeah - the Dark Eldar and Slaanesh share a lot of design cues. Furthermore I just like the look of the talos helmet on the stormfiend so I wanted to do the model that way instead of using the hooded xenos head. Model first - background later seems to be the way to go for me...
Awesome Mate ! this Marine is fu**ing ACE!ReplyDelete
Cheers Manu! Glad you approve!Delete
So sad to hear about the hunter. I hope you don't give up on him regardless of the breakage.ReplyDelete
These fellows look amazing. So much going on for the eye. They're a treat to look at and I can't wait for your paint job to enhance that even more o.
Well, the hunter is salvageble but the spear arm broke in two so that has to be replaced... I´ll get back to it eventually.Delete
Glad you like the stand-ins!
The Marine is a work of art indeed! No need to feel bad about the lack of Phoenix Guard legs, either: I think that emblem on the right leg just works beautifully (is that a BA Terminator pair of legs, I wonder?)ReplyDelete
Everyone just seems to be talking about the two big guys, but the third model is also really awesome! I think he (?) will really rock, once painted. The forehead might need some additional sanding down, though.
Excellent work, as always!
Nope - they're Dark Angel legs. I removed the sword decor and added the gem in its place.
I'd just like to try phoenix/tartaros legs. I'm under the illusion they're a bit bigger than normal marine legs?
As you say the cultist is a tad rough around the edges - he's still a bit of a work in progress...
You're right about the Tartaros legs: They are slightly bigger, plus they come with an armour plate at the top that works pretty well as a truescale Marine's belly (I used them for my Janus Auriga model).Delete
But again, the combination of studs and the converted emblem on those legs you used is excellent! A great match for the character! Can you please give him glossy black eyes? I've always liked the depictions of mutated followers of Slaanesh with very pale skin and those strange, birdlike black eyes ;)
I swear, every time I pop my head in to see your latest piece you show me new possibilities that can be created between kits that I had never even considered.ReplyDelete
As a big fan of Slaanesh, I´m most def impress. I really like how you managed to redefine the genre. Stellar work. The use of High Elf parts is brilliant. I especially like the use of the axe-plastron. I think what I really like is that you managed to stay true to your esthetic and great a new approach on Slaanesh.ReplyDelete