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Allright guys heres the sketch...
i have 1500pts of SM, im going to add around 500-100 of GREY KNIGHTS, not inquisitor or IST, just GK, however...
Insted of useing a Brother Captain or Grand Master, im going to use a chaplin, they do exisit within the GK, ref ben counters Grey Knights novel.
so in game terms im going to use a Grand Master, he will be equipped with a Nemmisis Force Aquila (basicly a Crozius arcanum on the model, but "counts as" the normal GK weapon)
now, in the book he has a single black arm to denote he is a chaplin, he also has a black cowel over his head and no helmet on.
Im tinking of useing a standard GK termie as a base, with a bit of snip and pin ill add a Crozius in place of the Nemmisis force halbard, then i intend to file the head away and replace it with that of a Dark angel Veteran (the one with the hood obviously)
points i need help on-
1) how best to file the head away, what tools do you reckin i should go for, remember i need to get it flat enough to fit the hooded head in.
2) anyone know of a better head?
3) any one got any more MINOR things i could add to him??
I dont want to go any furhter than this for the conversion, im not amazeing but im confident enough to go for it.
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1. Power drill.
Use a dremel tool with a grinder bit to remove the head. I used mine to remove the ugly head from High Marshall Helbrecht, so I guess a GK wouldn't be that hard. Just wear safety glasses and watch your hands (oh and use a vise to hold the model, don't be an idiot and hold the model).
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1. The guys above have brought up a very good point - a rotary power tool (for example a dremel) would be ideal for use in this scenario. The attachable grinding heads come in a variety of shapes and sizes and will be ideal for th kind of work you intend to undertake. Take a pair of clippers and snip off as much of the head as you can with them, and then get to work with the dremel. Don't use too high an RPM setting as this increases the chance of the tool jumping off the model into waiting fingers.
If you don't want to shell out on such an expensive piece of kit (well worth it mind!) you could just use a pin vice and drill away the head. Again, cut away some of the head with a pair of clippers (to give you a flat surface on which to start drilling), score a small hole in the position you wish to start drilling, then drill away most of the head (start at the top of the head and drill towards the neck). The dremel approach would be easier, but his way should work as well.
2. I think the head you have chosen is very good - just be sure to check the size of he head works with the GK terminators before you commit to the conversion.
3. Something to resemble a rosarius would be good - maybe not covered by the rules, but just for show. Also, thing like incense braziers and a book/scroll or two would add a bit of character to the model - and they can all be found on the DA veterans sprue. Purity seals also always look good IMO.
Good luck with the model mate, please post some pictures when you're finished.