Inspired by a music video from one of my favorite bands, I recently embarked on one of my most ambitious conversion projects to date.
Skulls and spikes? How is he not a daemon of Khorne?
Skull and bulky armor is a go!
The base model had a lot of extra details that would need to be eliminated. The lightning bolts, meteors, and spikes were all out. I would need to replace the hammer with a sword, and figure out what to do with the right hand. I considered adding a flail, as mentioned in the song, but soon realized that I should replace the banner with the one shown above.
After removing most of the significant details, I needed to start adding things back to the model. The head needed some horns and hair, there should be large shoulder spikes, and some smaller spikes on the forearms.
As I began construction I thought to myself, "What model would result in the cartoon version shown in the video?" I didn't want an exact match, but I wanted to make something that looked at home on my gaming table. On the other hand, I wanted the sword to be comically large and over the top.
I haven't figured out exactly what I want him to represent on the tabletop, but sometimes art is worth it for art's sake.