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I am attempting to get back into my Word Bearers army, and I have a cool conversion in mind. Essentially, I want to take one of the Chaos Lord in terminator armor helms, cut off the horns on the side, and make a sort of spiky crown looking thing, akin to the Lich King's helm from Warcraft 3 or Sauron's helm from LoTR. While I've got a good start on it, I'm worried that the spiky bits I have on there will invariably end up getting knocked off.
My first thought was to finish the conversion, then make a resin cast of it. This way, the spiky parts would be part of the helm itself and less likely to break off. After reading up on GW's legalese though, I found this:CastingDo not cast any materials that are based upon Games Workshop material. Games Workshop has to maintain a strict policy on this to fight counterfeiters. We would also remind you that reproduction for personal use is NOT an automatic exclusion in respect of copyright protection in many territories worldwide.
Does anyone have any good suggestions for ensuring that the spiky parts don't fall off? Thanks in advance!
All i have to say is this:If they were really going to get or bothered with anyone making casts in their house for personal use they would have to lock in prison nearly 70% of their customers.After all you are not going to sell it.
Praise be to the Emperor!!
I know, I just am accustomed to doing the "right thing." It's a curse really.
I'm hoping that someone might offer some insight into some more legal methods.
I was in mexico city, where (amongst dozens of 'copied films' stands/shops) some guy was selling home casted ushabti. (it could also have been a GW employee making their product on location, but it were pretty flawed casts). I didnt buy the 10 pesos Ushabti because i noticed it wasnt the real deal.
My point is... if you cast the resin after conversion is done, with a paintjob, who would even care to notice?
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True, perhaps I am just too much of a goodie two shoes.
Unless your able to micro pin the spikes or make grooves for them to sit in I would just cast it. Even if you just make and cast the head part so it's complete and you can attach that to the original body.
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