I mentioned a little while back that I’d been away on a trip. During the long flight back I had an idea for a conversion. I got back home and spent a good part of the rest of the day sitting in a pile of sprues looking for bits. However, it’s taken me until now (well, Saturday) to find and convert everything.
I wanted to build a Swiftclaw harpoonist, standing on his bike, and, as the harpoon is a marine weapon, I decided to give him watery rather than furry trophies.
The biker himself is built from parts from the Space Wolves Pack, Space Wolves upgrade and Space Marine Bike kits. I reposed him by carefully cutting along the joints using both a scalpel and a razor saw, drilling a hole through the pieces and threading steel wire through them to make them poseable. I then repaired the joints using greenstuff. The harpoon arm is actually a biker’s arm, as it was easier to deal with than anything with more detail. The harpoon itself is made from the pole of an icon from the Seekers of Slaanesh kit, topped with a speartip made from plasticard and green stuff. The serpent hide cloak is just made from green stuff. I decided to make a more dynamic head for this model, so I found one from the Space Wolves Pack box which had the right expression and removed the hair. Then, once I had positioned the head, I sculpted hair on.
I used green stuff on the bike too, in order to sculpt the sea serpent trophy on the front of the bike. I then magnetised the model so that it would be easier to transport.
So, the next job is to paint it. I have to defend my thesis, have a project meeting, find a flipping jacket and keep various relatives under control, all before Christmas (there’s also all the shopping stuff to do). However, I would like to get him done before I go home.