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Friday, 5 April 2013

RATlings for the Blood God

No posts for ages simply because I lost my hobby mojo; I've been fighting Canadian Immigration and the inept actions of my employer for the last 4 months, which has kept me up at night but not in the right frame of mind to do much model work. For the last month I've been forced to sit at home while my visa is sorted out, and will have to stay home for a while longer, so I've been zooming through modelling projects; a 1500 point Necron force, tonnes of terrain and some bits for my Blood Pact. This blog article will be about the latter.

First up is my Primaris Psyker in the guise of a Gore Mage. This is just the WHFB Necromancer without the collar, and with his staff repurposed as a Khornate icon. I used Greenstuff to cover his neck a little more, fill in his snaggle-toothed grin and make a new upper for his staff.

On to the Ratling standins, which are, yes, rats. I wanted something more than just snipers, so I made a sort of clandestine ops squad, which I figured were alien mercenaries. Obviously this is something away from canon, but it seems ok to my way of thinking. The first three are just the Skaven jezzails, with shortened gun barrels:

The second three are obviously made from the shield bearers that come with the jezzail guys, but I've modified each into something more spec ops. The first one has a silenced pistol, made from a Zinge Industries gun with a piece of plastic rod added for the silencer. The second is carrying once of those glass carriers like they use in the movies to remove the piece of window that they then shoot through to assassinate someone. I've even cut a circle of clear plastic to be the glass, you can see it sitting on his base, and I'll add that once he's been painted. The last guy was a bit of a puzzle, but I thought some kind of camera on a stick for seeing over obstacles might be useful..we'll see!

1 comment:

Rabidchild said...

Great idea for the gore mage, I may have to steal that. Love the ratlings, but you might say I'm biased since I have my own. Not cannon, but very much in the feel of the arch-enemy during the Sabbat Worlds conflict.