|Daemons beware! When I get my arms, things will turn ugly for you!|
Amidst my hobby efforts this week, I came across a conversion I had started close to two years ago. A friend of mine started a conversion project to build a Grey Knight army using ork models as substitutes. The effort was partly to pay homage to mighty Tuska the ‘Daemon-Killa’, an ork warlord who ventured into the Warp to hunt daemons (detailed in the 4th edition ork codex). To aid in the project I decided to try and convert a Grey Knight with a psycannon. Unfortunately I never quite finished the project. Now having a few more conversions under my belt, it seems like there is no better time to revisit the model and finish the conversion (and maybe make a few more!). First I thought people might be interested in seeing some pictures of the ork.
|The first of hopefully many Grey Knightz is well on his way!|
The model was based around the plastic Black Orcs, their bulky armour a crude mimic to the fine silver plate of the Astarte Grey Knights. With this basic aspect decided upon, I started considering how to represent the Grey Knights’ arsenal of weapons in a more bestial light. Representing the psycannon proved to be pretty challenging. While I was deliberating over what I wanted to use as a foundation for the weapon, I realized I did not even know how the ork was going to hold the psycannon. The Black Orcs are not really positioned in a way to hold a two-handed firearm. This was when my thoughts drifted back towards my first memories of the psycannon. In Games Workshop’s Inquisitor (combat focused role-playing game), Inquisitor Covenant had an awesome shoulder mounted Psycannon. I decided that mounting the Psycannons to the ork’s shoulder/backpack was the solution I was looking for.
|Inquisitor Covenant acted as a key inspiration for the conversion.|
|The psycannon was largely created from a Space Marine Hunter-Killer missile launcher. |
Thus far I am pretty pleased with how the model is turning out. I have made an effort to modify the model’s legs such that he does not look so much like a Black Orc with guns. Further, I am working on converting his left hand such that it is empty, using a Chaos Marine powerfist as the foundation.
|The start of the Grey Knight's left hand, fashioned from a Chaos powerfist and plasticard. |
Although I still have a lot to do before the model is finished, I thought I would post some pictures and hopefully get some feedback. Any suggestions of things you would like to see on this model or future Grey Knightz? What do you think I should do about the model’s right hand? Is there a particular type of weapon you think he should be holding?
Hah! Nice - I'm really looking forward to seeing more of this! Good stuff, mate!ReplyDelete
Thanks for the comment! I am glad to be working on orks again; a nice change of pace from the other Imperial and Dark Eldar stuff I have been working on.Delete
This ork is to represent a Grey Knight Purifier, so in game terms he would not be carrying too many more weapons. They do have grenades, so I am considering having him throwing a stick bomb.