Librarium Online Forums banner
1 - 15 of 15 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
4 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
ok, im used to collecting chaos but one day i thought "why not collect some space marines" (dont ask). it just so happened i was reading bleeding chalace so why not make a soul drinkers army! and who better to lead the army into battle but the almighty Sarpedon (if you dont know what the hell im talking about he has the body of a spider and instead of the head is half of a marine) the only problem is i dont have a clue how to model him, i have thought of shelob but im sure that im going to wreck the whole thing up :wacko: any help?
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
252 Posts
chaos_runemaster said:
he has the body of a spider and instead of the head is half of a marine) the only problem is i dont have a clue how to model him, i have thought of shelob but im sure that im going to wreck the whole thing up :wacko: any help?
I haven't taken a good look at the shelob model, but from what I've seen of it online, it seems like an awesome choice! Its huge and takes up a dreadnaught-sized base, that would DEFINATLY make for an imposing HQ to have on the field. If the Marine's body is too small, then upgrade him to Terminator armor, he should fit then.

I dont know much of anything about the Soul Drinkers, and especially about Sarpedon in particular. Did it say that the spider bady was flesh??? If not, here's an idea for a mechanical spider body, which might be cool!

Necron Tomb Lord Conversion

Just an idea...and if they they both dont work for you, I would suggest you go look towards the Reaper minitaure model ranges. I'm almost positive that I've seen a giant spider model from them, though, it wasn't nearly as impsing as shelob...

Anyways, good luck and happy corversions!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
90 Posts
Sarpedon

One he usually wears artificer armour that shelob model would be perfect you are going to want to use the space marine librarian with the force staff remove the top of the force staff and attatch a space marine sergant banner pole to the top this will represent the soulspear. use green stuff to transition him to the body . use the whole body. you are going to have to bevel into the shelob models front . paints that you will need are liche purple, worlock purple golden yellow bleached bone skull white burnished gold flesh wash 1part water elf flesh and chaos black boltgun metal :yes: good luck...
 

·
Pure Venom.
Joined
·
1,572 Posts
Well, in my conversion of commander sarpedon, i used the direct sales giant spider body. Shelob, i found, was far too large.

LoC
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
90 Posts
really

Lordofchange said:
Well, in my conversion of commander sarpedon, i used the direct sales giant spider body. Shelob, i found, was far too large.

LoC
It was that large? have a pic
 

·
Ender of Threads
Joined
·
1,312 Posts
Son Of The Forge said:
I dont know much of anything about the Soul Drinkers, and especially about Sarpedon in particular. Did it say that the spider bady was flesh??? If not, here's an idea for a mechanical spider body, which might be cool!

Necron Tomb Lord Conversion
Basic summary: Soul Drinkers = loyal. They get screwed over by the Adeptus Mechanicus (they steal a lost chapter treasure just as the SD's recover it). They assault the Mechanicus ship to try and retake it. Blahblahblah... Declared traitors, decide to go rogue, serving just the Emperor, not the Imperium. Skip a bit... Funky Mutations start happening. One guy grows a massively powerful modified hand, one guy starts regenerating and whatnot...

Sarpedon (Librarian, FYI) has his legs mutate into arachnid style legs. From the story, they're supposedly pretty short yet stocky legs - built for power, ya know? Even rearing up on his hind legs, he's only about 4 meters tall (normal marine being 3-ish, of course...), so they're not too hugely long. They're tipped with some pretty wicked Talons too, so I'm thinking Tyranid bits might be a good place to start. He lost one in a fight, so he should have one (IIRC, it was a middle leg) Bionic leg.

Do you plan on modelling him with the Soulspear (that chapter treasure from before, passed down from Rogal Dorn - think like the Raven's Talons or Gauntlets of Ultramar..), or just with the Force Staff? If you're looking for opinions, I'd vote for the Soulspear, though I'm not really sure how you'd model it... Probably a twin-bladed Lightsaber sorta thing (think Darth Maul), with black blades? :ninja:

In my opinion, he shouldn't have some big, bulbous spider body below him. As I read the novel it seems to me that he's just got the legs, not the big spider body to match. Your choice though, of course.

Oh, and one more thing: if you're gonna do Sarpedon, are there any plans in the works for the likes of Apothecary Pallas, Techmarine Solun, or Sergeants Luko and Tellos? (especially Tellos, he's a cool bundle of violence and crazyness :w00t: ^_^ )
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,529 Posts
First of all, use the search option because threads like this have popped up throughout the chaos, space marine, armies, conversion, and painting sections no fewer than a dozen times.

Next, do not use the shelob model because the legs are wrong and sarpedon does not have an abdomen while the shelob model does.

The legs are described as, as far as I've read, chitinous to a degree) and spear-like at the tips. Nid scything talons come to mind for that, and there must be at least one nid player out there willing to give/trade seven talons.

Now the body, I wanna say go with a scythed hierdule from forgeworld but at 85 pounds that idea probably stands a snowballs chance in hell. So until I can come back with something better, looks like I'm stuck agreeing that using shelob to hold the legs together. Just make sure the abdomen is removed though cause that does not belong....8)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
90 Posts
it should still be a nice pic

Make it with nid parts then it should still be sweet , earlier when i replied i was going off the cover of the origional book souldrinker it shows the soulspear as a force staff with the top resembling a old banner pole. the colors i matched from the pic
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,529 Posts
Thats not the soul-spear on the cover, thats Sarpedons anlwood force staff which he has throughout the three books. Sarpedon very rarely wields the soulspear. (which as far as rules go is best represented by a darkblade in every aspect...8))
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
438 Posts
If you are going to make a sarpedon model they look for it on google. I checked there a while back and there was an awsome image. I have seen some good conversions and some bad ones so you will have to think about it because its a hard model to make. But you should use the shelob model and take off the abdomin.
 

·
Senior Member
Joined
·
939 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
5,529 Posts
Damn Decado, that was beautiful the first time I saw it and it still is. (Wonder if I could buy that off ya.:D I'd prolly start tryin at 200 american but I am joking cause no one would sell that work of art...8))
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
24 Posts
i used the desert scorpion thing from fantasy for mine. puttyed over the face and replaced the 2 legs that got screwed up with tomb spyder legs I'm not done yet (still working on soul spear and staf) but as soon as my dad gets back from flordia I can upload a picture. (He has my camera:cry: )
 
1 - 15 of 15 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top