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First off, let me just say, I HATE the Obliterator models. They are heavy, clunky, and look like big pewter turds, even when master painted, no offense to anyone.
Anyway, last night I decided to use my old 1st Ed Rock Star Noise Marines (Mohawk & Guitar and Kiss face) on oversized bases as Oblits for a Kiss-themed army.
Anyway, this has got me thinking, since I only own 4 Oblits, who are perfectly happy and gainfully employed with the World Eaters, not to mention that they match the theme.
Anyway, since I happen to own a handful of mummies I got in a collection I bought a LONG time ago, and since I don't play fantasy, they've split Undead into 2 armies, and neither of those use mummies, it doesn't seem like it would be too much of a risk to convert them.
Anyway, I was basically thinking of adding some bits to give them height & bulk (although I'm not wanting to completely change their shape to the round Oblit shape) and glue weapons on from my bits box. Once they are roughly the right size and shape, and have some weapons, I will cut tiny strips of paper, dip it in pva glue and wrap all the add-ons until basically it's a big mummy with weapons sticking from it's bandages.
I think that would be more appropriate for the Thousand Sons, and not that I play in tournaments, but it would be a GW model to boot, and all GW bits.
What say you?
Always go for a cool conversion that will fit your army theme.
I would do a test run first on the bandage idea. You can cut up an empty sprue (I'm sure you know someone that might have some of those) and glue the pieces together to simulate the model with weapons attached. Then do the bandages, let them dry and then test paint over it to make sure you'll still get the color you want (the glue and/or paper could have an effect on the paint color depending on how many coats you do that the plastic or metal would not).
I've seen some really cool conversions of terminator sorcerers modeled as if they are preparing big spells with circles of power and runes and stuff...they looked really nice
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I have a squad of Thousand Sons Terminators (I can't claim to have painted them) that are master painted and awesomely modeled for back when Chosen Terminators became Sorcerors when given the Mark of Tzeentch. One has a Pharoah's Mask and another has a Hawk's Head and they are all awesomely modeled with weapons and books and sorcerous tools and such. The lead terminator is letting loose with a Bolt of Change, and when they are sitting in their diorama, it terminates at a pair of blasted power armor boots with bones sticking out.
It really irked me not to be able to use them as modeled, but I am more or less resigned to using them as though armed with combi-meltas and power-fists...we all know its their magic powers!
I'll admit that the current Chaos Codex is great is you are running Black Legion, Word Bearers, or another well rounded Chaos force, and is therefore not completely useless. However, I don't understand why, instead of putting out that Codex Daemons piece of crap, they couldn't put out one Codex a year specific to each Chaos Power. It wouldn't even be THAT much work, because they's only have to playtest elements of it. Much of it would be taken right out of the existing Chaos Codex.
Actually, I guess I could use THEM as Oblits...would do them justice, save me some coversion work, and save me points on Termies...
"Take their gold, burn their homes, kill their familes and enslave their souls. Show them no mercy...oh and could you post these letters while you're out?"
-Malekith, Witch King of Naggaroth.
Indeed, but then again, why let others have the same knowledge when you have memorized it or compiled it in another tome?
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