One of our kind readers recently wrote in to BoLS asking to see my model collection. As you might imagine, I have a lot of models to show and featuring them all at once would likely cause a rent in warp space. However, we are going to feature some of them spaced out over time. It seemed appropriate that the first such topic should feature my Brass Scorpions. I have three at the moment and am planning a fourth, a sort of “King Scorpion” to be built using a Soul Grinder and a Defiler.
My first Brass Scorpion, shown at left in the photo, was built the weekend of Chicago Games Day 2007. Someone posted a photo of the Apocalypse data sheet on the Internet the evening after the event. By the next morning, I had talked myself into using the two Defilers I had in the basement to build one. I was instantly hooked on Apocalypse weeks before the book was even released! I stayed up all night the next night building that first Brass Scorpion. The second one was built shortly after that. The third came about when a friend offered me two more Defilers he didn’t want at a discount. I just couldn’t say no to the chance to build another daemon engine of doom. I still have more as yet unused ideas for creating unique twists for further Brass Scorpion models.
If you click on the picture above you’ll see a larger version of the photo displaying all three of my Brass Scorpions. One thing I like to do is make each one an individual character, with its own unique face, scorpion cannon, and a few other tweaks in the details as well. The creative possibilities of doing conversions like this are what I love about the Warhammer hobby and I’m really looking forward to building more crazy machines for my Chaos Marines and other armies. In fact, if there are models from a particular army you’d like to see featured first, please make your request in the comments below. Besides my massive Chaos Space Marines army I have other large armies, like Imperial Guard, Eldar, Dark Angels with Deathwing and Ravenwing, Fantasy Battle Chaos Warriors and more. All my armies feature at least some converting. Chaos is my first love because of the conversion opportunities. I’ve done cult terminator conversions, Dreadnought conversions, possessed looking tanks and more. I never grow tired of making new monstrous beings and machines for my Chaos Marines. I hope this article inspires some of you to build your own massive machines for Apocalypse. Have fun and may all your armies grow to beyond 3,000 points!