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 Post subject: Word Bearer Gal Vorbak Contemtpor Conversion
PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2016 4:21 pm 
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A friend commissioned me to turn his plastic contemptor dreadnought into the Word Bearer Gal Vorbak version. The model was already assembled, this I could not replicate the bloated and cracked torso of the forgeworld one, so I had to make due with what I had and work around it. I was too afraid to chop the model up. I had the freedom to design it as I saw fit, so I replicated some elements of the forgeworld one, like the tubes and the bloated/cracked metal panels.

I may of gotten carried away with the wire and guts exploding out of the front!

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I wanted the head to face in the direction of the claw, so I completely sculpted over it. The whole face is now a warped daemonic visage.

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I also gave it one heck of a demonic claw bursting out of its arm.

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I did the usual chaos maw thing with the gun. Have plenty of Tyranid heads to scavenge the teeth from.

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I really love that book exploding out of the shoulder of the forgeworld version, but I had no book bits. I had some gray knight odds and ends for trophies, and found one tiny book on some tiny shield thingy. Then the idea hit me of having a big daemonic maw around the book, symbolizing the Word Bearers change to chaos, as their old chapter symbol was replaced by a daemonic head.

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A close up

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And the back, showing flesh and sinew bursting out and wrapping around the machine.

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 Post subject: Re: Word Bearer Gal Vorbak Contemtpor Conversion
PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2016 3:42 am 
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Great work done here. But reminds more on nurgle. But with some paint it will finally look like some word bearer stuff....
Make sure to post pics of the painted model (b~_^)b

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 Post subject: Re: Word Bearer Gal Vorbak Contemtpor Conversion
PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2016 2:57 pm 
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Its gone home now. He couldn't stop looking at it when he finally got his hands on it lol. He was very happy. I'll try to get a photo when hes done painting it.

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 Post subject: Re: Word Bearer Gal Vorbak Contemtpor Conversion
PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2016 6:20 pm 
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KrewL RaiN wrote:
... He couldn't stop looking at it when he finally got his hands on it lol. He was very happy.

Excellent, it is a lovely model after all. (And he has an external spine! All the other dreadnoughts will be jealous.)

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 Post subject: Re: Word Bearer Gal Vorbak Contemtpor Conversion
PostPosted: Sat Apr 02, 2016 9:25 pm 
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Wow looking good! I realy like the way you did the guts. Very nurglesk, but definitely can work as a pain immune Khornate Warrior with the right paint job.

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 Post subject: Re: Word Bearer Gal Vorbak Contemtpor Conversion
PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2016 4:10 pm 
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Wow, some really great sculpting there! I'd actually been thinking of doing similar with my plastic contemptor, so it's good to see how well it can work! As others have said, this is maybe erring a little too close to nurgle for wordbearers, but it's a tricky balance to get right and that really is some terrific sculpting! If possible it would be great to see a painted photo once your friend is done with it :)


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 Post subject: Re: Word Bearer Gal Vorbak Contemtpor Conversion
PostPosted: Fri Apr 08, 2016 12:44 pm 
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That is some excellent work! Your work with is something of heretical beauty.


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