So here are a couple of conversions I built a few months ago
but never got round to painting – well, now they’re done!
You might remember that I kitbashed an IW-themed DaemonPrince
a while ago – not to use in any of my lists, but in case I got lucky on
the Chaos Boon table. I then realised that I hadn’t got any Chaos Spawn if I
managed to roll at the other end of the table…
Rather than forking out £20-something for a couple of GW Spawns
which would probably not see the light of day (and not look very IW-like),
instead I decided to kit-bash my own out of spares.
As you know, I’m not going for “chaosy” IWs and also wanted
to reflect that with any Daemons associated with the army. I immediately
thought of the Technovirus (which according to some fluff originated from
Nurgle) and The Thing (got to love the effects of the mutations).
The first Spawn is an old CSM from my bits box that I
hacksawed in half. I then patched up the sawn edges with greenstuff and added
some fleshy texture and connected the two halves with guitar wire (bottom E I
believe…) for mechanical guts/tendrils.
I wanted both Spawn to appear as if they had recently ‘changed’
so painted all the armour as I would any other IW trooper. Tamiya X-27 (with a
touch of brown) was used for the blood (we might see more of that later in an
idea I have for another unit….).
The second spawn was relatively simple to bash together –
although it took quite a bit of greenstuff to get the limbs to meet in that position…
The head is a 3rd
party bit from Puppetswar.eu
I didn’t think these guys would ever get used, but the first
time I took them out a lowly CSM Champion ascended/descended to spawnhood after
hacking apart one of LordH’s Termi Sergeants in a challenge…and then went on to
finish the Termi squad and trash a Razorback…so maybe the dark fates are
watching minis after all…?