Kitbashes from opposite ends of 40k, pt. 2

You might feel inclined to call my scheduling slightly scattershot – and you’d be right – but I already have an update to my last post, further eloborating on each of the respective conversion projects, and I simply want to share the results with you, so let’s take a look: πŸ˜‰

 

1. Custodes

Certainly the smallest of the updates, but even after showing you this Custodian in archaic power armour…

Squad Asklepian 31
…I just couldn’t stop myself from tweaking the kitbash even further. The photo above made me realise that the model’s waist seemed rather waspish, for one, so I tried bulking it out a little:

Squad Asklepian (34)
I used some leftover Terminator armour plates for this task, and I have to say I rather like the added bulk! And while I was added, I could not resist replacing the left shoulder pad with a studded one from the Sternguard kit, mirroring the studded leg armour on that side — in fact, I should probably have done this from the get go!

Squad Asklepian (35)
Just some small changes, admittedly, but they help me homing in on what I want the finished model to look like!

2. More Fallen Angels

I should have known before that converting my own version of Cypher wouldn’t be the actual end of this particular project. As a matter of fact, it only took a small remark from fellow hobbyist ghosty over on Dakka to provide me with the urge to kitbash some additional Fallen Angels — stupid hobby ADD!

Fortunately enough, I still did have quite a few DA bitz as well as some leftover Dark Angels from the Dark Vengeance boxed set lying around, so indulging my fancy was really easy enough πŸ˜‰

So I built two test models for a small squad (or Kill Team) of Fallen Angels. Take a look:

Fallen Angels (1)
This first model was built from the DA Sergeant that came with Dark Vengeance. I simply replaced his weapons and head and added some additional bitz and bobs.

The second model was mainly a kitbash from different Space Marine bitz with a chaos bit or two thrown into the mix:

Fallen Angels (3)
Fallen Angels (2)
One thing that was important to me was that these guys’ allegiance was supposed to be somewhat ambiguous. Yes, they are more ragged and more sinister than your average Dark Angel, but even if they are followers of chaos at this point, it’s out of necessity rather than conviction. That’s why I restrained myself when it came to adding chaotic and spiky bitz. They’ll also fit together nicely with my Cypher conversion, I believe.

I also started working on a Fallen in Terminator armour to accompany these guys. Once again, instead of going for straight out chaotic spikyness, I tried to achieve the brooding, sinister look you see in some of GW’s own artwork for Fallen Angels, with only some slightly heretical touches here and there…

Fallen Angels Terminator WIP (2)
Fallen Angels Terminator WIP (1)
Fallen Angels Terminator WIP (3)
Granted, the huge daemon sword is a bit of a giveaway, but again, I like the idea that this is a weapon that the Fallen picked up by necessity rather than inclination. I also have to admit that the helmet remains a bit of an experiment at this point — feel free to let me know what you think!

Here are all of my Fallen together:

Fallen Angels (5)

 

3.Β  World Eaters Daemon Prince

Some more work went into my World Eaters Daemon Prince, in order to tidy up the conversion a bit.

World Eaters Daemon Prince (6)
The main addition is a tangle of Butcher’s Nails implants on the model’s back:

World Eaters Daemon Prince (7)
I am pretty happy with how that turned out!

my original plan for the huge collar the Daemon Prince wore in the previous post was to place it around the model’s neck and have it rest atop the crest of cables — but that didn’t end up looking quite as cool as I had hoped. So I tried a slightly different approach, halving the collar and using it almost like a heretical version of the Space Marines’ Iron Halo:

World Eaters Daemon Prince (13)
World Eaters Daemon Prince (14)
One last thing I did was to try adding the wings from the Daemon Prince kit. I wasn’t even sure whether I wanted to add any wings to this guy, to be honest, but I at least wanted to find out how the model would look with them:

World Eaters Daemon Prince (16)

World Eaters Daemon Prince (17)
And to be perfectly honest with you, I really rather like the bulk and presence they add to the model — what do you think?

 

So yeah, those are the three kitbashing projects that have kept me occupied this weekend. I would love to hear any feedback you might have! Oh, and a warning in advance: The next update might be slightly late for work related reasons, so use this one to tide you over until then, alright? πŸ˜‰

In any case, thanks for looking and stay tuned for more!

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13 Responses to “Kitbashes from opposite ends of 40k, pt. 2”

  1. Oooh! Pretties! I like your train of thought regarding the necessity of demonic artifacts/worhsip, it’s an interesting take.

    The DP looks better without the wings IMO, but you should have it as you like. I’ve resented that whole kit since release, so I might be slightly biased πŸ˜›
    I’m also not a fan of the huuuuge shoulder spike, but the same kit-resentment applies here πŸ˜›

    • Actually, that shoulder spike is one of the things I actually DO like about that kit πŸ˜‰ The wings are probably staying — he looks like a badass Khornate daemon with them, which was basically the whole point.

  2. tokem1987 Says:

    Daemon Prince looks great with or without the wings but i preffer to use them which is great advantage in battle. That “corrupted halo” doesnt fits well. Maybe try to place it over shoulder pauldron of his left arm? It will add more spiky look i think but the decision is yours of course πŸ˜‰

  3. Great stuff, yet again πŸ˜‰

    The custodes lack paint. Simple as that.

    The fallen also need some paint just to see if it all ties together. Will you go classic pre-Heresy scheme?

    The dp is really turning into something! The wings actually fit better than I originally thought but I’ve always seen the World Eaters as footsloggers hence I think the dp should do the same πŸ™‚

    • Cheers, man! It sometimes takes a while for me to get back into painting — just bear with me here, okay? πŸ˜‰ The Fallen will probably be painted in classic pre-heresy DA colours, yes. I am currently looking into it. As for the Daemon Prince: If anything, I have too many footsloggers in my army already, so having a model with wings would make for a nice change for once πŸ˜‰

  4. Those Fallen looks great, very brooding. I’m not a fan of the DP, but htat ha more to do with my dislike for the base model rather than your conversion, the Butcher’s nails do look great.

  5. […] time ago, I showed you a couple of Fallen Angels I had kitbashed to accompany my Cypher conversion. The last of these was a champion in Terminator […]

  6. Mike Lacey Says:

    Daemon Prince *with* wings would be my 2 pennorth – very nicely done by the way, not often you see conversions before they’ve been painted up and a multitude of sins hidden.

    • Thanks a lot, Mike! Be sure to take a look at some of the newer posts, because that DP has come a ways in the meantime — and you were right: I did settle on the winged version after all πŸ˜‰

  7. inqmikaelovich Says:

    What are the legs on the last Fallen in Power Armour from?

  8. Inquisitor Mikhailovich Says:

    I’m glad I stumbled back upon this post! Your Fallen are brilliant, and I’ve recently been trying to put together a Black Shield Terminator for my Deathwatch who may or may not be a Fallen (he is), so I’m glad I found this! Unfortunately I’d already finished the conversion, but I think mine is convincing enough.

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