I love a good conversion just like anybody else, but when Isotope99 said he wanted to recreate Sanguinius vs Ka'bandha I knew I was going to have to protect my eyes from the AWESOME!
First up was the basic build of the conversion. This mighty beast uses:
Angrath the Unbound: Ka'bandha
Angron: Sanguinius main body
High Elf Phoenix: Wings
Honored Imperium: Aquila Base
Khorne Etched Brass Symbols
Lots of green stuff and misc bits.
|Assembled diorama and the source painting|
As you can see, Isotope99 has combined the wings from the High Elves Phoenix with a slimmed down Angron to make a fantastic Sanguinious. The visual effect of Sanguinious' wings being aflame is inspired converting! Raising such a large bulky model as An'grath up on a flaming pedestal to give the appearance of an airborne duel is pulled off well, as are the little details like the Blood Angels banner bearer being beheaded by a Bloodletter. Very impressive to tie this all together while staying fairly true to the source painting.
Then Isotope99 painted the sucker...
HOLY COW - I'm stunned!!!
A couple of points here. The artificial lightsourcing, and minimal palette is again a bold choice, especially for such a pricy complex diorama! The sense of white-hot heat boiling within the Bloodthirster's body is palpable. I especially like the eyes on it's enormous pauldron as well as the glowing wings of the Primarch.
I love the feel of anguish on Sanguinius's face. It apparently takes a giant mop of flowing blonde hair to transform enraged Angron into a tortured and noble primarch - well done!
You can follow the full thread here - it's worth taking a look.
start here, and keep going...
If you forgot, here was Isotop99's previous AMAZING Lord of Skulls conversion.
Lets's give the man a hand - AMAZING WORK!