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New here, and entirely new to the hobby, so please forgive any newb errors and put me right :-)
I was looking to create an honour guard marine unit with some relic blades, and was wondering about the viability of using chaos knight halberd/spear arms as power glaive style blades?
I'm sure when I'm a bit better at it all I could remove the weapon and add it to an existing marine arm, but for now I'm looking for a complete arm to fill the role - would the choas knight weapon arms be the right size/fit to attach to a marine torso (thinking of using the DA vets robed bodies)
Any help appreciated in advance
I definitely hear what you're saying - it was a concern of mine too. I'm trying to decide whether it will look different-good (I want the unit, and the army, to have an archaic, old-meets-new feel, which might work with some WFB plate armour?) or just different-bad (too out of place and distracting).
I should try to remove the weapons and fit them as you say I suppose - I've never done anything like that before, is it hard?
Cheers for the response btw :-)
No probs - always happy to helo - removing weapons isn't too difficult - I am presuming you already have Chaos Knight kits you don't want put together as lancers?
In which case - to creat large bladed swords:
Take a chainsword hand and using a sharp hobby knife or modelling saw, trim the blade just above teh guard. If you use a knife rather than clippers, there is a good chance you will be able reuse the chain-blade elsewhere.
File the area flat to allow the blade to sit flush, and then snip the blade from teh pole-arm - depending on which blade it is, you can either cut above where the blade joins the pole or else to get a bit of a taper, cut just below, so there appears to be a bit of structure to the sword. You can then attach this to your chainsword arm using poly cement - all in all a pretty simple conversion, but should look quite nice...
Don't have the Knight kits yet, but gonna pick up a couple soon I think, to give me 10 pole-weapons, plus some cool axes and bits - the helmets look cool as well if I can get the horns off cleanly (love some of those pre-heresy conversions people have done in that way)
Still probably never use the unit in a fight, it'll cost more points than the Death Star, and they all get shot to bits as soon as they appear, but I just want some stone cold looking models to hang out with the chapter master :-)
Style over substance every time!
Cheers again for the tips
You could always try and get hold of the space marine champion sword arm.
Its a nice big blade and pointed in a challaging way at the enemy.
I bought 9 a few months ago then realised that i would most likley never do space maries so they are just sitting in my bitz box.
Last edited by Chubby_Jedi; November 11th, 2009 at 13:37.
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I wanted something with a longer handle, spear-style really (something with a handle protruding underneath the fist too) - something along the nemesis/GK force weapons, in plastic? I just have a really vivid image of mysterious robed marines wielding long glaive-style blades - a bit like the Northern shaolin kung fu weapon forms.
EDIT: The champ sword arm is awesome though, might just get some anyway! Plastic kit bash vanguards would look awesome with that pose (just as they land, pointing at the thing they're going to pick on next, you gotta love that marine arrogance :-))
Last edited by Hugues de Payens; November 11th, 2009 at 12:28. Reason: For missing a good point
And additional stuff to make your Vanguards stand out - the Jump packs could have some little wings (like teh wings from High Elf helmets - e.g. Tyrion or the Plastic Noble) or something similar, these would make them stand out even more
what about cutting the chaos warriors hand off just above the wrist, cutting a marine hand off just above the wrist and doing a straight swap hand for hand. I know a marines hand looks different from a chaos knight one, but with just a hand it would probably not notice. Also its much easier dong a hand swap than trying to scrape a hand off of a pole and graft a new one onto it.
wow, how many times did I use the word hand!
Yeah - thats possible, though the Chaos Knight hands have the forearms AND wrists protected by plate, so cutting off at the wrist is going to be a little difficult.