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Has anybody modeled a Decapitator? I'm trying to figure out a plan to contruct this awesome character but need a little inspiration. I've checked google images but only came up with one picture that linked to a 'how-to'. I wasn't really impressed. Does anybody have any pictures to share or ideas?
I always thought an incubus crossed with a mandrake should look about right. How you'd go about it I'm not sure, but would also be interested to hear what people have to say.
Yes I took a warrior and added a pair of arms and some spikes but I really didn't like him that much.
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That's kind of what I was thinking too... Maybe it'd look cool to smooth over the ribbed sections on the elbows, legs, feet, and torso with some green stuff to it can be painted to look like skin... then put a couple single spike chaos trophy racks sticking out of the back instead of those things the Incubi have. Then clip off the tormenter helm and sand it down to a normal-shaped head..? As for where to put the additional limbs though... it doesn't really seem like there would be much room on an Incubus.
Possibly. To be honest, I was thinking more the other way round, giving him a punisher arm for the decapitator ans a headswap. possibly with the warrior helm with ridges down the front? I cant remember quite how it looks in the book, and my memorys a tad fuzzy cause its late, so please forgive me if that doesn't make a great deal of sense. It would be cool to see him done nicely though. I think the main problem with him is GW have put us in a sticky spot with the fluff saying he has four arms. This seems to be the bane of most conversions.
One conversion which I have seen of the decap is a 4 armed mandrake, where they pinned extra arms onto a mandrake model.
I think one of the best things to do is look through the different elf ranges and eldar ranges to find a model that might be suitable to build up from. For me... I was thinking something like the death jester might be a good model to start with or the harlie troup master for the dynamic pose then from there you graft on some extra arms change the head with something more appropriate etc...
That is just one idea that I have off the top of my head, I have never really got around to modelling the decap which I would like to do one day.
I find that the dark eldar models seen to be too small when it comes to modelling good characters I guess because I like my character to really stand out and look the part so most of my characters come from the eldar range with some conversions...
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i used all plastic DE bits and a tooth pick to make my decappy, i took a the arms, torso, and legs from the warrior box, the head is from a reaver jet bike rider and the tooth pick i use along with the smaller set of raider blades to make a double handed battle ax, and the odd spikey bit thrown in here and there. IMO he looks awesome, and i'm very proud of this on the spot conversion.
"War is crulity. It is of no use trying to reform it. The cruler it is, the faster its over." William Sherman
Your Decapitator sounds cool, Raven! Got pictures?
If you're going to use and Incubus body for the Decapitator, I'd suggest ebaying Drazhar.. it's a pretty nice model to start with, the pose is good and he's actually quite a bit taller than most of the other models in the range, which makes him suitable for and IC like 'Cappy.
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Well I found a conversion on the French GW homepage.
please klick me for more info ;-)
This is what he would look like
I used the tutorial to create my own and this is what he looks like so far:
I find the result very pleasing, and now he is waiting on a paint-job.
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