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I'm looking to start a conversion of a broodlord and his retinue, and I was wondering if anyone has done something similar to my idea.
I want to take and place the broodlord into some terminator armor. Almost like he had infected a space marine and then mutated the marine and burst out of the armor. His retinue would be similar, but instead of being encased in terminator armor, they would be in regular power armor. i'm most likely going to leave the power packs off the power armor to show that they aren't getting anything more than an extended carapace from it. they are already extremely tough.
i've got one genestealer assembled using blue tack just to test it out and it looks like it will work. i also have some of the required fluff sorted out in my head and will post it when i get around to painting. i'll load up a picture of my trial 'stealer to give you an idea of what i am going to do and will update this to show my progress.
i'm open to any ideas or suggestions during this process and would love to see other peoples models if they have done anything similar.
Hey, here is a similar idea to yours that Elric of the void has been working on. http://www.librarium-online.com/foru...broodlord.html
He is doing up a Broodlord that has taken over an Emporer's champion. His thread may help you and give you a few pointers about how to convert your Brood-Terminator-Lord.
I saw his conversion. Its partly what inspired my idea, but he is going a different direction than what I am thinking. With mine, I want people to be forced to take a second look at it to really figure out what it is.
I will definitely be following Elric to see his final product, but i think mine will be taking a different route.
Ill be updating it again soon. University has picked up.
I'll be watching this please post sketches and or images when you have them,
Also, thank you, glad to know I inspired someone to convert
well, i started assembling them. and by them, i mean the retinue. i just got the last of the parts from thewarstore. Currently, I only have a picture of my mock up 'stealer. This should give you an idea as to what the final product will look like. Excuse the extreme amounts of blue tack holding it together. I'll be re-hosting these on photobucket later and I'll try to include my broodlord and some wip images. let me know what you think. i'll post the fluff later when it gets closer to painting.
Update time. No pictures right now though because its not that exciting. just small tiny gs work.
I made all the sockets for the lower set of arms and the socket for the head out of gs. It wasn't worth taking a picture of, so I don't have any today.
I did have some questions for you guys.
Thanks for any help I can get.
- Am I going to have a problem if I try to superglue the arms to the gs? This leads into my next could of questions.
- I want to assemble everything after its painted because of the color scheme I've been working on. The armor is going to be all black with some silver and I don't want to accidentally get the paint for the bug part on the armor. If I am gluing this together after painting what do I need to do to prep it? Do I need to keep the paint off the places where I am going to glue? By this I mean, strip/scrape the primer off these locations?
- In relation to assembling after painting, Is there anyway to prevent getting that white mist from the superglue? I'd rather not have it marring my paint scheme if I can help it.
Some brands of superglue mist more than others. You will need to check them out by testing them. I have found that super not only works with paint on the areas being glued, I have found that it sometimes works better with a small amount of primer or paint there. You can try plastic glue if you want. You would need to paint all the parts and then scrape off the glue to get plastic glue to work, that is if your Broodlord is being made only from plastic parts.
I've reworked how its all going together. I'll only have to super glue 3 spots on each model. And they are all pretty small spots. I'll experiment with what super glue i can find. Here are some progress pics.
This one is just a lineup showing all 10 genestealers in their present condition with the broodlord in the center.
This is the best closeup that I have for my broodlord. Hopefully for Christmas I'll be getting a photo setup.
This last one is a size comparison for my broodlord and one of the genestealers. Its all approximate right now because of the blue tack. After this, I'll be tearing them apart to start cleaning and assembling. Hopefully this week I can get them primed and then get a start on painting.
Again, C&C are welcome for this. Thanks for anything I can get.
So I finally have a picture of a fully painted genestealer. The armor is done up in the Deathwatch scheme. The stealer bits are a base coat of enchanted blue, a 1:1 of enchanted and ice blue, then ice blue.
I'm not entirely happy with the black wash i used after I glued it all together. Anyone have a better suggestion for washing the genestealer bits?
Also attacked a picture showing a mostly complete regular genestealer and an unfinished gaunt.
Thanks for the help and support.
love the colors, a detail breakdown of that point job would we very appreciated