This time on Best of BoLS we take on the converted and unpainted….
Doc; Bonjourno! Welcome back to another Best of BoLS lounge piece. Been a long time since our last article, as one of us got married, the other got a new job. But we’re back now!
This time we’re going to look at lots of grey models. With some green bits. And that funny creamy/grey that resin is. And Milliputt brown! Yes this time we’re looking at the other side of the hobby and showcasing lots of unpainted models, looking at some creative conversions
Doc; I love the Hellbrute. I think i bought a starter box and started a chaos army just so i could use one. Brass Scorpion’s conversion is simple, with a nice new head from a Juggernaught allows it to be used as a Khornate Dreadnought.
Shades; I know a lot of people won’t necessarily see the point in this, with ‘Nids not being able to use the Gun Emplacement, but Dwez gets due support and respect from me just for creating such a thing! I’m certain that if he put it down on the table in front of me, I wouldn’t be able to stop myself from letting him use it! ‘Rule of Cool’ and all that.
Doc; We’ll wait and see if they can use the guns. As he discusses on his thread, it might not be as clear cut as that. but we’re not here to talk about rules, we’re here to talk about the models! I really like the approach and think that anyone who makes scenery to match their army and not just use out of place Imperial positions (something I’m guilty of for the time being) deserves serious props. Hes done a great job making them look suitably organic and natural as well.
Doc; Having watched this force grow from a mere idea to a full blown army, and a table top force to be reckoned with it really is clear that every detail has been thought out and planned. its always nice to see an army that is built to purpose, particularly if that purpose is fluff rather than tabletop prowess. He alos allows me to maintina my 1 Contemptor per article average i’ve managed so far. Something about that model just brings out peoples creative sides!
With Istavan 3 covered in the first FW Heresy Book, and Istavan 5 (Part 1) in the 2nd I guess we will see the Siege of Prospero, I expect we will see the Thousand Sons in either the book 3 or 4. As one of the most interesting pre-heresy forces in my opinion I’m looking forward to seeing these to armies grown and the official FW book. Interested in seeing what FW make of Magnus (and Russ). Anyway…enough Segwaying. I like this army design, taking the Egyptian theme of the legion and applying it broadly to everything in the force. All the squads are very clear in their purpose and work very well as a force together.
Thats all we’ve got time for this week folks, keep posting your photos and we’ll see who makes it to the next post!
Looking forward to getting some nice chaos and starter box models in here soon! So in the mean time, keep posting those photos and maybe you’ll see your work on the front page very soon