|The promise of an age of peace and prosperity is drowned in blood.|
With the Mordheim 2019 event rapidly approaching, I thought it apt to devise a Sister of Sigmar conversion suitable for our Conversion Corner segment. Fortunately, Games Workshop had just released the Genestealer Cultist Locus model, which seemed ideal to create a robed Sister of Sigmar. With a little thought, I decided to try to convert the model into one of the hero choices for the warband, the blind Augur. Fortunately, the model came together quite quickly!
|The genestealer cult Locus model was an excellent foundation for creating an Augur for the Sisters of Sigmar warband.|
As I suggested earlier, the basis for this conversion was the Genestealer Cultist Locus model. While I did not need to cut up the original model too much, I did need to remove a clawed tentacle/tail and remove the banner and mutated spine. I used green stuff to sculpt the robe on her back, covering the mutation I removed. I also trimmed off the shoulder pads and some of the mining suit visible on the torso. Again, green stuff was used to sculpt more of the tattered robe to cover these details. The edge of the model’s original robe had some embroidered detail, which I expanded and made look like the fiery tails of Sigmar’s comet.
|The Augur’s falcon is blessing from the mighty Sigmar. Its feathers burn with righteous fury!|
I wanted the Augur to look old and worn down after 20 years in the damned city of Mordheim. To do this, I resculpted much of the model’s face to have leathery wrinkled skin. I also carefully carved away some of the bulk on her hand, making it look more skeletal. I liked the idea that she would be carrying a large mace/staff that was a symbol of her office, and was able to use some of the model’s original weapon. I removed most of the haft of the weapon and replaced it with a piece of fine brass tubing, giving the weapon an austere, spartan appearance, fitting of the Sisterhood.
|I resculpted the face of the Genestealer Cults Locus into that of an elderly women. She has weathered the past 20 years in the damnable Mordheim.|
Having recently looked back through the Mordheim rulebook for inspiration, I noticed that in one of the illustrations, a group of Sisters of Sigmar were accompanied by a majestic bird carrying a hammer. I thought it would be neat if the Augur had a similar winged companion. Looking through my bits box, I discovered I had the bird from the AoS Nomad Prince, and used it as the basis for the conversion. I used various pieces from the Karl Franz kit to create the bird’s tail feathers (to look more like a comet) and the small hammer the bird is carrying. The haft of the bird’s hammer was created with a small piece of brass tubing.
I am quite happy with how quickly this model came together, both in terms of concept and execution. Games Workshop’s rapid release schedule, spanning a diverse series of games, really provides a vast opportunity for converters. Every month sees the release of new kits just waiting for people to cannibalize. Who knows, maybe another upcoming release will serve as the basis for another Sister?! Time will tell, but keep checking this space for more updates on the growing warband!