My scheduled games got cancelled this weekend. Sometimes life happens. Khorne is angry, but I will get a game with the new codex in soon. To appease you all I took some pictures of one of my favorite models, my Nurgle corrupted vendetta.
I spent a LONG time brainstorming this model before it was fully assembled. Seriously, I think it sat on my coffee table for three months before I completed the cockpit. I knew that it HAD to look crazy. I love the concept of daemonic/cyborg monstrosities, but I was unsure how to pull it off. Eventually I took one of the spare plague drone heads and a LOT of greenstuff to form the 'pilot'. The traditional cockpit frame was bent back as if the daemon burst from where the crew once was.
I used spare lascannons to outfit the vendetta and magnetized them. As of now I have not put together any other assortments of weapons, but the option is always there.
The mouth was an incredibly important feature. I knew that a traditional jaw would be relatively difficult to construct. Fortunately I have a nice pile of Tyranid bits laying around from one of my friends. As I am staring at this picture I am wishing that my vendetta could vector strike.
The spine was a later addition in the construction process. I had completed the cockpit, but really the model looked like a plane with a daemon pilot rather than actually being a daemonic plane. My wife might have been the one to suggest it, but someone said, "What if it had a spine?" I constructed the spine in parts out of greenstuff. First I built the center ridge with a series of pyramids, and then textured the pyramids with a clay shaping tool. After the center ridge was solidified I built up the ribs on either side, and textured them with the same process.
I am planning on busting this guy out for the league, but probably not until the points, and more importantly time limit, are increased. This will happen in a couple of weeks when we end the regular season and start with the bracketed tournament.
Whats on my painting table?
In the theme of conversions I am working on my corrupted hellhound. This is going to be complete with a large vat of toxic goo (aka nurgling swimming pool).