Friday, January 22, 2010

Captain Alexie Harazahn and Arkady


This is my "counts as" Mogul Kamir on Cybersteed for my Vostroyans.

You may have seen my last Vostroyan Rough Rider post, and remember the story of brave Captain Alexi and his trusty steed Arkady.

In that story Arkady is mortally wounded in an explosion, but Captain Alexie has pulled some strings and had what was left of Arkady implanted into a mechanical horse so that he may serve his master again.


I decided to use the fantasy Engineer Mechanical Steed with an Empire Pistolier torso, coat and sword arm, and helmeted head. The model's rider has a bionic right leg, which also fits the fluff for Captain Alexie. I added a Chaos Space Marine right arm with an Imperial eagle device that I shaved from an ammo box. I used greenstuff to enlarge the gauntlets and to cover the helmet, and build up the fur hat, while leaving the skull and scales visible. I also shaved a skull off a Chaos Marine bit to add to the left gauntlet. I then added a lance, canteen, grenades, and a Space Marine bolt pistol in the holster.


After some primer and a quick paintjob, our hero is ready to lead the Vostroyan Royal Lancers into battle.



here you can see the finished arm with eagle on shoulder, wider gauntlet and the head with some of the original helmet details saved.

and the other widened gauntlet with added skull. I really like the way the coat came out.

John

10 comments:

  1. That looks fantastic, excellent model, and great work.

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  2. Bro how quick is "quick"? Seems you have the knack for great looking minis painted every week.

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  3. I built it, greenstuffed and based it in an hour or so, and let it dry overnight.

    As far as paint goes, it went pretty quick, I have built a few now and the colors and washes have been worked out, so it was just a matter of putting down the paint.

    It took 3 hours or so, it would have been faster, but we are in a storm so it is cold and damp and the washes were taking forever to dry.

    John
    Santa Cruz Warhammer

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  4. Great miniature! And really good painting!

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  5. Absolutely brilliant! Love the use of the engineer cyber-steed, the whole model came out very dynamic. What kit is the plastic coat from? I don't recognize the bit...

    Keep up the great work!

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  6. This guy looks great John! Fantastic idea brilliantly executed!

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  7. Brilliant work, mate. It's a reasonably simple conversion and the end result looks like a stock model -- which is exactly what you'd hope for with a good conversion.

    Hmm, I have all of the bits except the Engineer's horse....

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  8. Very cool conversion mate, I'm always impressed by the stuff you seem able to churn out at speed! And its made all the better by the fluff, really adds character!

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  9. Very very cool conversion - love the model... the pistolliers are brilliant source material for rough riders aren't they! Shame the Mogul Kamir rules are so 'meh?' - since when should rage apply to such a model - pointless.

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  10. Thanks everyone for all the nice comments,

    Mordian- the coat is from the fantasy range Empire Pistoliers / Outriders box set which I bought to use the horses for my other guard rough riders.

    Sovietspace- I was wondering if anyone read the fluff, it has been helpful for me to focus on details for the model when it has some personality.

    Suneokun- I have heard some players will turn and face the models so they can not "see" units they don't want to charge also good for chaos dreds. Not sure if that's really legit.

    John
    Santa Cruz Warhammer

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