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Offline FierceDefence

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Slaanesh cult leader WIP
« on: June 23, 2018, 12:10:36 AM »
Hey there,

This is work in progress, but here would be the leader of my Slaaneshi cult.

I believe the baroque style of the power armour of the Tyrus model lends itself well to such a project. The head is that of the Covenant model as I thought it was more appropriate. As you can see for yourselves, Iíve added some elements and modified others, especially removing all the inquisitorial iconography and replacing it with that of Slaanesh.

I need to work more on the back of the banner and finish the conversion of Tyrusís power knife by adding a round gemstone or a skull opposite the blade. The idea is that when finished, it will be roughly shaped like the Slaanesh icon. Half the model is holding up using blue tac for the purpose of taking the pictures.

After I've clean up the green stuff work, once it has cured, I might add some other stylish elements to the model. FOr example, I might add a wing and skull on the small shield piece on the arm holding the bolt pistol.   

Let me know what you think.

FierceDefence




« Last Edit: June 24, 2018, 10:46:27 AM by FierceDefence »

Offline FierceDefence

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Re: Slaanesh cult leader WIP
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2018, 07:52:08 PM »
So, I've finished the back banner and what turns out to be a fancy parrying dagger. Considering my limited modelling skills, I'm quite happy with the results. Looking forward to completing the assembly, painting and creating the character.









After some research, I found the Dark Temple bases by Micro Art Studio to be especially suited for Slaanesh cultists.



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Offline maglash1017

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Re: Slaanesh cult leader WIP
« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2018, 07:59:34 PM »
Cool new spin on these parts. I think it's brilliant how people still keep coming up with new, fresh combinations of the original few minis.

Offline FierceDefence

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Re: Slaanesh cult leader WIP
« Reply #3 on: June 26, 2018, 01:30:43 PM »
Thank you. I often think the same when I come across some nice conversions online. I also appreciate a lot the adaptation of models of other manufacturers to the 40k universe. About this particular project, it came about because I bought the Tyrus model and didn't want to just build another inquisitor. Since one needs opposition for a good story, I thought of turning him into a chaos undivided power armoured cult leader. I still have an unassembled metal CSM daemon Prince model from the days I played CSM. My original idea was to mix and adapt parts. But thinking about it, that would have been an inefficient use of making one model out of two. So instead I opted for the better alternative of using WHB bits from a metal dark elves cold one rider banner (for the parrying dagger) and from the Slaanesh Lord on Deamonic steed that I already had. Anyway, with the baroque style of armour of the Tyrus model, Slaanesh was a closer match without extensive modifications and suited better the Covenant head I anyways wanted to use. I think the head of Tyrus is better on Covenant's body because his implants make visually more sense for the operation of the MIU Psycanon.
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Offline Cortez

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Re: Slaanesh cult leader WIP
« Reply #4 on: June 27, 2018, 09:14:51 AM »
Interesting. Covenants head seems to work well with Tyrus.

I've just picked up a Tyrus from ebay, so I'm intrigued by what your version is going to look like.

Those bases look perfect for a Chaos aligned team. I may get those ones or possibly the possessed ones.

Offline realitybytes16

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Re: Slaanesh cult leader WIP
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2018, 02:05:26 PM »
God I love it when I see cool, fresh combinations of parts :) the use of that shield as a back banner is brilliant.

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Re: Slaanesh cult leader WIP
« Reply #6 on: July 02, 2018, 02:31:09 PM »
Haha, thanks. Yeah, I was quite happy with myself when I figured I could do that. At first, I thought of using the back banner of the Slaanesh Lord on Deamonic steed as the back banner for the Tyrus model, but after considering it, I found it made the model too tall and it was proportionally to the model way too thin. After that, I figured I could cut it and use it as a loin cloth. For the shield, I was at first considering using it to cover up the power fist as either some sort of weapon or buckler, because I wanted to get rid of the power knife.