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Nothing. I have converted plenty of warmachine models
The cost. I am unable to buy parts and full models are too expensive
They are metal. Its far too hard to work with for conversions.
I dont think conversions are appropriate for warmachine.
Lack of parts means less conversion opportunities.
I've been building up quite a sizeable force of cryx (yeh, i know.. OP), and have recently been considering conversions. There does, however, seem to be a distinct lack of any war machine conversions.
I was planning to recreate the goreshade on the new fancy prints using the old goreshade's sword and Egoreshade, but dont know how many bits EGoreshade comes as. I wouldnt mind knowing if someone has the model.
Has anyone got any warmachine conversions?
Also, if you have been tempted for conversions but haven't gone through with it, what are your reasons?
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The only conversions I would probably do are reposing some models; some of the older models are a little static in pose and some of the newer (plastic) models, such as the Retribution Myrmidons, will be easier to handle when converting into better poses. Beyond that, I just find that PP has created a model line that is both characterful and well sculpted, which is something GW struggles with on occasion. I have had no reason other than poses to convert a model from PP.
PP sells bits on their website but a quick look around didn't show me anything about the parts for eGoreshade. Looking at the model, I'd guess that it's two arms, a backpack, the base, and then the body (maybe two parts for the body). That's all a guess though.
I haven't much been tempted for conversions, except with the 'jacks - sometimes they can look a little static. The infantry are generally pretty well done and since I don't find myself painting 20+ of the same infantry model I don't have much of a desire to convert.
I find no needs to really do any conversions, as the models come with standard equipment always. Which is what i love. I hate this WYSIWYG attitude GW players have going for them. Why give the stupid model so many options if you are going to be that lame about it.
I dont like having to buy tons of models only having to find out that i need to model them a certain way, and they come with 30 different options....
Loving this warmachine, and i havent even played a game yet.
I suppose if you want a different posing model then that would be cool. But as far an equipment seems to be pretty standard per unit/model.
Last edited by Cenedar; January 11th, 2010 at 15:38.
I have to agree, the models from PP are far more interesting in themselves. better poses, well modelled. The what you see rubbish is very annoying when playing 40k as it means you wither need to spend millions to get every different combination, or you never vary your army! Ive not yet played warmachine, but I have started gathering some cryx and khador figures...
It's mostly the metal parts. Warmachine isn't favorable to conversions in general but I wouldn't mind doing some more dramatic poses for the warjacks or some extra variation in a large infantry squad.
I did put a 40k Kroot head on Stryker's body. The quill-like hair fits him disturbingly well.
"My tanks have names, my men have numbers." -Col. Edmund Grahvess, 23rd Kronecker Prison Guard
I guess my major hinderance to me doing any Warmachine conversions is that I haven't actually had any models to work on!
Aside from that... the thing that has attracted me to Warmachine, and to Cryx in particular, is because I like the look of their models. Because I like them, I've never really thought that much about converting them.
Oh, there are a few things that have crossed my mind regarding minor conversions; changing the angle of someone's arm or repositioning of some horns or something, but nothing all that major, because I'm pretty happy with the models as they are.
wow, intrepid... thats pretty random. lol. What was the reason for that?
I've been planning a prototype jack army for Nemo, since he is the chief tinkery guy for his army which will require me to go a touch crazy on conversions.
I have to agree with most people that there is an overall higher quality of models in the privateer press choices, but looking at my cryx army, its starting to look a little identical when you look at it en-mass. My revanant army is one such example. I need an alternate quartermaster for my second squad, and i am tempted to try and convert up a pirate based pistol wraith.
Anyone got any extreme poses?
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Nice models, not a Warmachine player myself yet, but those look good. Not sure which one (or if both) is the conversion.
I'm trying to get started with a Retribution army, and honestly, I hate the stupid skirts they wear. My complaint with Warmachine is that some of the models look a bit comical- for example, the 'Jacks tend to have spindly ankles supporting huge upper bodies. The Ret Jacks have good looking ankles (I feel like a muslim now) that seem like they could support the model, but their infantry wear the oblong leg covers which would serve no purpose in combat except to snag you on everything around, and focus the eye downwards.
I'd be interested in knowning how those skirts are attached, as they're my only complaint with that particular line. I really love the cloaks and the steampunk-y styling on some of the models, and the revolvers they have stashed away in their swords, they're awesome models!