Sunday, April 3, 2011
Hobby: Broodlord Kitbash
Posted by hyv3mynd
This is a project I actually did about 6 months ago. I'm not a fan of the metal broodlord model, but I do like the unit. I just don't feel like his look meshed well with normal genestealers. His head isn't bulbous enough and those little t-rex gimp talons don't look like they could scythe anything.
I wanted something that looked like a normal genestealer that evolved a couple steps past the rest of the brood. I also like my conversions to represent the difference in stats and wargear. Broodlords are faster (initiative), stronger, have more attacks, and better armor so I wanted to represent all of those things in the new model. I also like to keep costs to a minimum when possible, so I wanted to do all these things with extra bits from the kits I've already purchased.
You may also notice at the bottom there is a metal washer glued to the bottom of the base. I actually glue metal washers on the bases of every single model in my army. This accomplishes a few things. I originally did it because hormagaunts and gargoyles tip over so easy being light plastic. The washer gives the base enough weight that they never tip or fall, and I can even balance them on hills and terrain better. I then got the idea to magnetize my display board so now all the models stay in place, even if I shake or tip the display board. Finally, I glued a magnet to a stick and that's what I hold my models with while I'm painting them to keep my fingers off.
Hope you like it and maybe inspires some new ideas in y'all.
at 12:57 PM