These are just the basic bikes, but with a Ravenwing upgrade sprue and some of the extra robed figures I was able to kit three bikes out as slightly more 'fancy' than the standard bikers.
Obviously the Plasma Talons are the hard part of the conversion. These are achieved using extra Plasma Pistols. I don't even worry about the bolter 'magazine' [or the fact those two pistols are actually slightly different sizes]. When it's painted and slightly canted over to the side it will hardly be noticeable.
I had one spare Corvus Hammer, shame I couldn't show it off a bit more in its pose. However, having sticky out bits is a recipe for it snapping off or not fitting in a figure case. I was actually going to mount back pack decorations on all three but scotched the idea for this very reason.
I also press-molded a Corvus Hammer. It is rough as hell, but I'm hoping paint will cover up some of the deficiencies. For some reason I thought as this one could be kept separate it would be easier to paint. We'll see if my theory is right
His bike, plus the Space Wolf Plasma Pistols, which look vaguely chaotic with their spikes. It's funny how that context is changed from the savage animalism of the Space Wolves, to the traitorous Fallen of the Dark Angels.
Fun conversions! They will look great with paint on 'em, no worries.ReplyDelete
The weathered bronze really helps with these kitbashes. They may not have been as easy as the Dark Vengeance bikes but they're OK in the end. I'm pretty sure that if I want to do more [and I did just get 10 plasma pistols] I'll try to do them on DV bikes again. Need more Corvus Hammers though...Delete
Just a heads up, I had a lot of trouble painting the robed figures as sub-assemblies and then actually getting them back on the bike. I think I spent about an hour shaving plastic to finally wedge it back in. Have you done a dry fit? [concern intensifies]ReplyDelete
It started off as a dryfit - it came glued on! ;) You actually may have a point though, I've no idea where that Corvus hammer will go when I try and fit him back on. I may not take him through to completion perhaps before I try and stick him back on, just make sure the bike's fiddly bit have been done. Thanks for the heads-up.Delete