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I’m currently creating a renegade Mechanicus Cult army using Necrons: Renegade Mechanicus Cult and although all of the conversions look fantastic there is one conversion I’m having trouble with… the Warrior.
The 1st Warrior was perfect it looked like a larger and more advanced version of a servo-skull, however due to Games Workshop discontinuing their individual bitz selection there was no way I could convert the other 29 ‘Dragoons’ So this conversion was scrapped.
Soon after I took sometime to think about what I could do for the 2nd Warrior conversion. The Necron warrior is such a difficult model to convert with so I eventually created my own replacement for the tomb Spyder head out of green stuff.
But the fact that the model is mostly self-made and features only 40% GW components may prove problematic at times at tournaments for example. So I’m trying to come up with other ideas to create a Mechanicus robot to represent a Necron warrior, the classic epic plastic knight titans would be excellent but they are very rare.
So does anyone have any ideas on conversions to represent warriors in my Mechanicus army?
Firstly; that is an amazing scratch build - rep to you.
Secondly; are you able to get hold of some spyder heads from elsewhere? Or failing that would you be able to make a mould of a tomb spyder's head, then use that to make your own castings? (I'm not advocating this by the way...)
Thirdly; why would using a 60% self-made model in a tournament be a problem? Is there some kind of rule with GW that converted/scratchbuilt models are not legal for tournaments? If I recall correctly, this ruling doesn't appear to apply to painting competitions - especially not Golden Demon - so why should it apply to a gaming tournament?
PS - this is the second time I've seen this "converted/scratchbuilt-models-cause-problems-at-tournaments" reasoning - is it something to do with where in the world you live? I can't recall this problem at the UK tournaments I've been to...
I don't think there is any issue with self scuplt + gw parts. I was always under the impression it needed to be 100% self sculpted+gw parts or a certain percentage of non gw+gw parts. I would suggest casting your own work and doing it that way. There are lots of kits around that would run about $50 USD to make your own molds and you could pop out as many of these lil guys as you want.
if you are just after bits there are many sites out there that do just that. Google provides many answers especially if your are not upto your own moulding process
I've casted 30 of the main body and the thrusters so that not the issue, I'm just trying to think of another conversion I could build in case my 'Dragoon' is met with problems.
I know what you mean about the Knight Titans, I was also looking into them recently for a project, but they're too expensive. Looks like you can do much better than them though
After deciding against the Knight Titans I toyed with the idea of reversing space marine legs. I would begin by completely removing the feet, and replace them with a miniature plasticard version of the three-pronged feet you see on titans.
The idea was to get the distinctive bell-bottom trousers look. I haven't gotten round to it yet; my only marines atm are impossible to work with; the single piece AOBR ones. As for the upper half of the body, not thought that far ahead yet - but the titan was always in my mind. For the heads I was thinking of snipping off all of the little Assault on Black Reach Terminator's little lights / sensors / things that they each have besides their helmet. I don't know what they are, but it's a small box with two lights inside - cvould be used as a very small head, or a component to go towards the making of one.
As for other conversions, some Space Marine backpacks perhaps? The two side stabilisers would make convincing thrusters for a small flying unit. I had a flip through the old Rogue Trader book to look at the robots in that - maybe they can give some ideas.
Good luck, I'm interested in your project.
Last edited by Proiteus; October 2nd, 2008 at 16:38.