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I am fielding a Dark Angels force really soon and I have decided to put a Librarian in termie armor with a squad of Deathwing terminators. However, the terminator librarian has gotten absolutely NO love from GW in recent years and I am going to have to convert something myself. Oh darn. :shifty:
I have decided on using a Grey Knight for him, with the GK sword arm as well, as it is quite attractive as is. I'll just use a Terminator arm w/ a storm bolter for the other (left arm). All of this is pretty settled unless I come upon another idea later. He'll probably be the force commander sometimes, when I don't field my interrogator-chaplain w/ an assault squad.
Where I am running into difficulty is the paint scheme. I hate the all blue look that most librarians have, at least for the termie. I could use a nice blue that wouldn't get on my nerves, but I would still like something... more. Maybe some blue, true to librarians, but another color for other parts of the armor? Just painting a shoulderpad blue or something doesn't seem to be right... So what do you think?
-Librarian in termie armor
-Needs to be a real eye-catcher due to him being my main hq at times
-Any other ideas to add to him would be fine. I want him to look like a real a**kicker!
-As per the above, I don't want to paint him in all blue, but I DO want to give him some blue as homage to his librarian-ness. Blue could be done, maybe if its dark enough. :shifty:
I appreciate your advice, guys! I'll repay you with some photos when he's done! :w00t:
Last edited by Captain America; August 24th, 2006 at 00:30. Reason: to help narrow things down a bit!
Oops! If this is true, then any mods that see this thread are welcome to move it. I figured that since it's mostly about conversion, I should put it here!Originally Posted by danjones87Um... See, the point was that I don't want to overdo the blue thing. I never liked that about Librarians much. How about bone white, signifying his place in the Deathwing, and with a blue shoulderpad.... Hmmmm. :hmm:Originally Posted by danjones87
most librarians show a bit of blue just to mark their rank just like chaplains who use black as rank marking.
maybe you can paint him bone colour(deathwing duuuuh.)with one shoulderpad blue(the one with the book and the other green to mark him as an DA.
my 2 cent
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Working from a GK termie base (which works pretty well) you'll need to resculpt the shoulders, either remove the GK imagery there or dremel em off and install more appropriate shoulders. I would go further and GS over all of the litanies covering the aegis suit. The left shoulder should be a Crux Terminatus, with ramhorns and lightningbolt added to the skull, like GK's terminator libby has. A robe really wouldn't fit the bulk of the terminator, but a Black Templars style tabard would. The GK Nemesis Force Sword works fine for your force weapon choice, and the arm-mounted stormbolter leaves your librarian's hand free to gesture menacingly.
Consider removing the GK helmet head (gorgeous as the GK termie helmets are..) and replacing it with a librarian head. The one with the respirator would look pretty good on a GK body.
As for paint scheme, If you're going for deathwing, that would be bone overall, blue tabard, and a blue surround for the Crux on the left shoulder. If he's wearing a helmet, paint that blue too, but there's no need to go overboard. The blue tabard and force sword (make sure it's a different color from your army's power weapons!) will make him stand out.
i would use the Special Character From the GK army (his name has slipped my mind)
The model comes with the Sword and also there would be no need for Removing a head as the head is already visible and also looks like he is harnessing his powers with the small hood like structure that rises a small part above his head..
also for the "terminator" shooting arm!? do you mean a GK termy or a SM Termy. if you mean a SM tery do you think they would be to scale? because the GK Shoulers are quite large in comparison.
instead of trying to rid the Icongraphy on the shoulders i would rather Green stuff over lightly to cover the small literature and leave the Inquisitor Mark because although it has little to do with the Librarians it still has an impossing look. however this is my own preference.
Colours.. well i would go for a Deathwing Colour Scheme with a Blue Shoulder Pad and then a Green Shoulder pad on the other side.. this will not look imposing like normal Librarian Blues but it will still tie him in with the army and the fact that he is a librarian.
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