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I have an Idea for converting Necron Warriors into Pariahs. Basically the Idea is to put a staff in his hand, maybe just a warscythe from the necron lord. I'm thinking just a weapon conversion, so any ideas?
The models are completely different... its like giving a grot a power claw and calling it a ork nob
I assume you're planning to do something else to the bodies, though? Green stuff or something to make them look a little different?
I'm not really planning anything amazing. I was hoping that the warscythe, if done right, would do the job. This is my first conversion job, and it's still just an idea. I do like the idea of them holding the staff upright though.
Well remember the Pariahs' weapons can fire, too, so you'll need for it to look like you can shoot something out of it. Look at the "real" pariahs to see what I mean. The tips of their weapons have muzzles.
I don't think it would be impossible. You could make the warscythe out of copper rod and plasticard, the choppy bit and the muzzle from the rifle would also be useful.
You would also have to fill in the stomachs. Greenstuffing some armorplates would be relatively easy, I think, depending on how ambitious you want to be.
You might also want to do something with their heads, just to change the character of the model. A simple visor would do it, I think.
If you want to change the posture of the model, be adviced that this can be an involved process. The warrior models are meant to be hunched over and if you want them to stand up straight, you have to repose the legs and add some height to the neck.
As you can tell, I've got some experience with converting necron warriors.
Ok I'll admit I havent even seen a Pariah or even a Warrior IRL for years, but I'm pretty sure the Warriors are quite hunched over, while the Pariah has a fairly straight back.
I'm not sure if this would work, but cutting the Warrior at the bottom of the spine, and just straightening it up with GS and the top half, could work.
I have always wanted to do necrons but alas have to many other unfinished armies. My thoughts on converting warriors to pariah was to put lots of vasoline on a warrior model and then GS some chest plates, etc onto them.
Next step would be to peel off the armour and make a GS push push mold of the armour plates.
Heres the cunning part, get some translucent fimo or dukit and fill up the mold, carefully take the front half of the mold off and bake it with a hot air gun.
Once it cools and is cured it will have a clear though slightly milky colour I would glue these straight back on the painted models to give them a real iRobot look to them.
I dont have any tests of the look over a model but here it is on the bases of my eldar (2nd and 4th from the left)
The edges are almost glassy where it has cooked properly the center where it is thickest is largely uncooked and so still looks white. As it was just on bases I wasnt to careful about cooking it so its a little burnt but if it was done right it would look the business. By adding little bits of coloured fimo/dukit you can also get different tints to the armoured shell.
Last edited by dustand; September 18th, 2009 at 04:36.
I'd say have a go, especially if you have a spare warrior about. I'd use the top part (barrel and emitter) of the warrior's gauss blaster, cut off the blade and replace it with a plasticard one running the length of the barrel. Add a plasticard rod/tube for the haft, stick the blade from the gauss blaster to the end, and voila - one Warscythe!
The ideas others have had about the armour sound good, but I'd make sure to do something about the very distinctive Pariah head.
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