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Converting is probably my favourite thing about 40k (aside from whupping some arse), although I'm in a bit of a dry spell inspiration-wise at the moment so I'm looking for other people's experiences so I can draw on them to get me going again. Or possibly just so's I can nick yor ideas, whatever . This thread is exactly what it says on the tin, a repository for any stories about conversions you've done, wished you hadn't or ever wanted to do but couldn't figure out how.
My best one to date (in terms of actually looking like it was supposed to) was my Grey Knights Grandmaster. Based on Brother Captain Stern, I green stuffed a bedouin hood onto him, threw a bit of green stuff runic detail onto his sword and heraldry shield, and painted him all up. Not spectacular, but he looks different enough so that I can use him as a GM without being moaned at. I've also made an Inquisitor Lord out of a Dark Angels Veteran; he's got a Grimoire of True Names made from green stuff and the edge of a Rizla packet , a Storm Shield made from a piece of plastic sprue and a spare GKT heraldry shield, complete with gashes and ripped-off daemonclaw made from some form of bird talon I found in the back garden, and a daemonhammer constructed lovingly from another piece of the sprue and a carpet nail ^^. The worst one I ever did was an attempted Inquisitor in power armour; I copped a Space marine Scout's head off, chopped up a Dark Angels Veteran, glued it together to form a monstrously ugly creature which had nowhere for me to put the arms, and then ripped it to bits. Mercifully enough I managed to get the two original models back together pretty seamlessly so they didn't go to waste, but I won't be doing that again ^^.
My best conversion? Callidus Assassin. About half of the model had to be resculpted.
Worst? I think it will be something from my Battletech collection.
Maybe the first version of Apocalypse (which was a ridiculously retarded design anyway). It used multiple scraps, bitz and cut-off armor plates from other mechs over the top of something that was - I think - a Griffin. Looked like a self-propelled junkpile.
Stupidest? Scrapmarines. In other words, Marines made from scrap parts and green stuff. The parts are a combo of 2nd and 3rd edition bits (2nd ed -> those horrible "statue marines" you still get in the paint set nowadays), usually cut down and mutilated so that they are barely recognizable for what they were, fixed up with a lot of wire and green stuff. Made a few of these back in the days, usually they don't even look that bad - but take AGES to do.
This looks like fun. Converting is my favourite part of the hobby too.
My best conversion is probably my Nurgle Lord. A lotta greenstuff and a cool weapon.
I don't really know how to define "Worst". do you mean least converted? or just looks totally crap?
And my most insanse conversion is one of these two.
Biovore with Killer Turtles!!
Or the Crazy Termagant of DOOM! with added dreadnought.
The level of conversion don't really matter; my "best" conversion used about a fingernail's worth of green stuff but looks pretty ace IMHO. Worst would be like, buying two really cool models to make them into one super-smashing-great model, having a glorious vision in your head of how this was going to be like, teh bestest conversion EVAIRE, and then ending up with a monstrous life-form of a thing that gave you nightmares. "Stupid" I'd define as one you did purely for the fun of it ^^.
PS: What are those turtles and where did you get them from, they've given me an idea. Also I demand pictures of these "scrap-marines" .
Last edited by Heathen; March 8th, 2006 at 16:56.
The Turtles are a Tyranid Monsterous Creature adrenal gland, and the head is a Toxin sac.
I had some spare stuff.
I did that one time... Two Raiders and a Raveger ti become my DE war machine. Actually I loved the model but never finished painting it. Decent in game play also, though it cost about 700 points.
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O.k., the good, the bad, and the ugly (I love that movire )
The good- my Tyrant boss, It is an ogre Tyrant with a warboss head, and a fex head as a trophy, I modeled three runts on his base (inky blinky and pinky) then had them carry a kannon with some green stuff, the blasta
The bad- an ogryn with two broken shootas attached, a nob
The ugly- An ogre butcher with a possessed talon and a bag of tools (the conversion is cool, but the model looks ugly, I mean Rocky Dennis:x ugly)
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I have a few, one VERY bad one was a assembled a chaos space marien, then set it on fire, xD Chaos Spawn
I like my scout sargent, he is a beastman head cause hes like a werewolf, a doulble ended chainsword and a khone bezerker plasma pistol!
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Ahh converting, my true passion in this hobby.
The good: I'd be most likely to say my Alpha Legion Lord or my converted Cypher, but the one who has garnered the most attention is my head cultist who's basically just an Empire militiaman with the long coat, one hand up waving forward, a cadian laspistol on the cadian grenade arm, another holstered laspistol, and the upper half of a marine backpack with the dark eldar row of spikes for the helmet in the place of the vents as wings and a wolf pelt on the bottom.
The worst: I once made a possessed, I had no marine legs left so I used the trunks of the plastic trees from the boxed set, and wings from the same pieces.
The stupidest: Around the time the Defiler came out I made the world's smallest defiler. At the size of about the height of a marine and a quarter I think it still takes the prize. I used the marine crew legs and a marine torso, some Y shaped plastic tree branches as the lower legs, two shoulder pads glued together as the main cannon, and put a flamer and autocannon barrel where each arm should be. It currently does duty as a servitor.
The proudest: I just finished a Genestealer Patriarch made from a tyranid warrior. The main reason I'm so proud about this is that it was made out of parts my buddy gave me, meaning not much. An old warrior body and head with the armor filed down, a shortened tail, two scything talons made from spine fists and DE knives, and a chaos rending claw. The only problem is that his rending claw hands have different numbers of fingers: 4 on the warrior hand and 5 on the chaos one.
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