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I am just now replacing my old 3rd ed. Carnifexes with the 4th ed. ones. I have never bought Old One Eye but want to now. The problem is...I don't want a 3rd ed. fex in with my 4th ed. So what I was thinking about doing was buying a 4th ed. fex, using the regen. head, the spore cyst carapace, scything talons and crushing claws and making a converted Old One Eye out of the 4th ed. stuff. What I wanna know is if this would be generally accepted. Is this a proper conversion? I wouldn't see why it wouldn't considering what some SM armys do.
I'm not really sure. Casual players who are just playing for fun or aren't real competative would probably accept it but some people might not though if you are only using bits from the 4th edition one with no actual conversion since that could easily be a legal normal carnifex.
Some ideas to make sure that there is no doubt that your model is what you say it isand to make it more unique are:
1. Use the actual ooe claws
2. Make the carnifex all around scared. Put battle wounds and cuts on him that go beyond just the head and a back that might possibly look like a wound.
3. Make the carni look unique from all the others. Maybe put him in a different pose and paint scheme. Make the model look like a semi throw-back to the old carnifexes, since he is an old carnifex, with some mandables or something.
Originally Posted by The Paint Monkey
It's certainly a valid option, but you'll need to convert it so it looks slightly different from a normal carnifex.
The point about using the actual OOE claws is good as they are huge and bigger than the plastic cc you get with the current fex.
I did the same with this monster.
You should have absolutley no problem converting a normal Carnie into OOE, like you said the regen head is practically the same, the old claws are bigger but metal amd a pain to keep fixed wothout substantial pining (I hate metal) so I would go with the plastic ones. If you pay the points and declare him as OOE you will have no problems using him even in a tourny.Originally Posted by Dreachon
I love OOE, I once had him fighting a grey knight termie squad and regenerated 5 times, the GK player was ripping his hair out, he died on the 6th turn but he had kept the GK squad in CC all game brilliant.
Yeah...I didn't think most players would have a problem. I mean considering what some Chaos players can get away with converting...that I've personally seen anyways. But my main concern was having players have a cow over it because it was "confusing" or whatever...even after I say what he is. Anymore personal opinions on the matter would be appreciated.