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I have seen a nice conversion of a wargor into a centigor.
He used the wargor and a horse body of the game 'Heresy'
I have no access to 'heresy' models so i'm looking for alternatives that will be able to support the metal model in a convincing way.
Just platic horses, i doubt they will work. the proportion look off. A lot of metal models 'steeds' of other chars have the legs and saddle of themodel fixed upon them, so it would require a lot of work.
One model range that might work would be the celtic centaurs of 'Confrontation'. altho i haven't seen them yet in reallife to compare it.
Has someone seen those models yet and knows how they compare to the wargor in proportions? I believe ideally the height of the legs to a bit past the breast of the horse part should be the same as the lenght from the head to the bellybutton of the toso to match the proportions. it has to have sturdy look, so the glade rider steeds are a bit flimsy i think. they do work for normal gors tho as i will explain later.
so question 1: does the horse body of the celtic centaur match the proportions of the wargor, in height end sturdyness ( looking for a well muscled version)
I do like th models of the centigors, but they come at a steep price; 10 euro's for 1.
I can make beastmen centaurs for about 5.5 euro or so, lets say 6, if i buy glade rider steeds and a box of beastmen herd.
I haven't done it yet, but i was wondering if it would make convincing centigors (or in lesser extent marauder horsemen covered in an other thread by someone else).
I have seen some models made with this materials, but i have not seen centigors yet, so i was wondering of someone could help me.
i believe centigors are bulkier.
so question 2: any ideas how that unit would look like compared to real centigors and the rest of the army?
can noone help me?
i want an opinions about the alternative centigors and if possible some info about the wargortaur as i don't know the confrontation models.
I remember seeing a heavily converted Wood Elf army on a fantasy/40k forum somewhere, it was a mix between beastmen and wood elves, to create an wild/faun effect, anyways, for wildriders it used elven steeds with beastmen torsos on, to create a kind of Centaur, sort of like your suggesting.
It looked amazing, but I'm not sure if they'd be big enough.
As for the Wargor, why not use a Centigor horse body? Or perhaps Archeons horse.. although it might be a tad large.
a centigor is made out of 2 halves, split in a vertical way, so the torso needs to be cut away and the left arm too, i would like to find a piece that requires less work to let it fit.
same with archaons horse, the legs of Archaon are part of the horse's bulk of metal, so would need to clip/file away that mass ( broke a clipper allready on the metal).
And as far as i saw from a blister, the plastic glade rider steed seems to be a bit to skinny to have the right proportions, i would like to find a model that is a bit more muscular. However, maybe a chaos knight horse might be an option.
If it's money you're looking to save, I really wouldn't suggest using Confrontation minis. The old Centaurs do only run about 8 euro a piece these days, but they're all metal, and have very stylized armor covering the divide between human torso, and horse body. To make it look properly WH, all that would have to be shaved off ...
which brings me to my second point. The style of Confrontation minis just doesn't match up with GW stuff, though the size is pretty close. A lot of alterations would have to be made for it all to look proper, and even then they wouldn't be tourney legal (since the majority of the figure wouldn't be a GW product). Plus, that's all metal; it'd take forever, and there would probably have to be a good number of patch-ups with the green stuff.
The newer Conf. centaurs, which are a bit cleaner in appearance also cost just as much as Centigors.
So, my suggestion ... buy some Centigors :yes:
Or look elsewhere, at least. There are plenty of cheaper lines of minis out there.
I think the Glade Rider steeds would work well for the Centigors. What I've noticed they are aprox the same size. There would be some greenstuffin to be done for the hoves and fur, but I don't see it as too difficult.
I've also seen some nice conversions for Dragon Ogres made out of the new Plastic Cold Ones and marauders which also would be much cheaper
For the Wargor you could check out Morathi's Dark Pegasus *Linky* There would be some green stuffing there too, but the stance is perfect for your purpose.
if you could find those cold one conversions link again, i would be thankfull.
so the glade rider steed convertion seem to be a conincing model for a centigor?
I used the torso of a Gor and the main body of the horse of the riders of Rohan (LOTR) You neeed to green stuff a rag or somthing to cover the Join but it looks good i will post a picture of a non greenstuffed one later.
The only main Difference from my Metal Centigors is theres no fur around the hooves but that can be sorted out with greenstuff if your up to it.
(Spears can be made from sharpening the end of a banner pole)
@ gavid the barbarian;
the confrontation model would only be used in one model, namely the wargor centaur model, cause the model itself is bulkier i think then normal gors and such. i need a model that's a bit more muscular, but only one, not more.
In the book it says that centigors are quadrapeds, most commonly horses and bulls. I went a different route, I used a maurader torso and arms, a beast head and a wolf body. I needed green stuff to match the torso and wolf together and then added extra hair (mane) from the head down the back. I've taken them to a couple of tourneys and had good compliments.