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Title: Soul Grinder conversion

tinfoil - August 21, 2009 02:17 PM (GMT)
I'm afraid I've fallen out of the habit of posting here. But when a recent project had me checking back on this board -- notably, to tap back into inspiration and instruction from a great tutorial posted by ebolatheripe -- it seemed only fitting to return to this community and post results here.

The working concept was a daemon engine -- an ancient, malevolent entity possessing an imperial chassis (maybe a once mighty baneblade? -- though I'm using the GW soul grinder as a base platform) and feasting on the souls of the tech adepts, drivers, and soldiers that once drove the thing.

Or something.

Taking ebolatheripe's evil and insidious ideas, along with a few notions of my own, I went to work on a Soul Grinder platform.

First I affixed several curled pieces of coat hanger wire to the chassis, creating a couple of spines.

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Or rather, I wanted them to define several soul-spirals, like curls of smoke rising out of the altar.

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(For playability reasons, I took care to make sure the overall dimensions of the model will closely resemble those of the GW soul grinder. These soul-spirals are just about as tall as the daemon head and torso that top the GW model.)

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Months later, after many layers of much greenstuffery, I've (more or less) finished with:

From the front:
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From the right side:
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From behind, right side:
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From behind, left side:
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From the right side:
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That shot has a particularly good look at the ebolath's Maw ideas. (Clicking on the picture will take you to a gallery version with Image Zoom, for more detail.)

From behind (I do plan to do just a bit more ‘daemonizing’ on this side.)
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I still have just a bit more tinkering to do (on the back, and around the ball joints at the tops of the legs).

Just another day or two, then, before I prime the beast and start painting (shudder).

Thanks for looking.

Slaanesh - August 22, 2009 10:10 AM (GMT)
simply ingenius i can't wait to see it painted

Sadistic Master - August 25, 2009 10:29 PM (GMT)
Whoa! That's some crazy stuff!! That's how deamonic and possessed should look like. Seriously, do you have nightmares or psychos?

soulcaresser - August 26, 2009 07:50 PM (GMT)
Excellent made! Great stuff and greenstuffed!

Baphomet - August 27, 2009 08:00 PM (GMT)
WHOA! :o You rock. :pray: :rock: :evil:

Melnibonean - September 6, 2009 04:00 AM (GMT)
Nice... Very Nice!

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