Monday, November 9, 2009

in sickness and in blood, i do build, DEFILER!


i have spent the last few weeks fighting getting sick and losing. as much as i wanted to paint i could not focus. damn watery eyes and sore neck. however, i did get possessed by the urge to convert a defiler. i have never been satisfied with the original model. i loved all the bits but was left feeling, ehh, about the final result. the giant ape armed claws seemed goofy, esspecially for dread CC weapons. the head was akward and sitting on top of an obese hull, perfect for nurgle or orks mind you, not for anything else. so i put the project into the back of my mad brain to let it grow. after several years of ignoring it, it exploded out over the weekend. a few things inspired this conversion. first and foremost it was the genius of roy, he built a defiler with the head coming out of the front of the torso and mounted the cannon on the arm. BRILLIANT! second, i saw a few 4 legged conversions online and i realized that i could convert the front legs to be CC weapons. last, the lovely chaos models that forgeworld has released over the last few years. i had to order some bits to complete this model so now, i wait. for shoulder pads. thanks to rabidchild for donating the defiler kit. anyway, i know that my blog is like playboy, you all just visit for the pictures, so, here they are...





21 comments:

  1. Damn - that looks good. It almost looks like a mini-titan.

    What shoulder pads are you waiting for?

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  2. thanks!!! they will be made from more of the defiler's front claw armor.

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  3. Now that's everything a defiler should be, wow. Oh, and I totally read your blog for the articles..

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  4. This is an amazing defiler! Its better than the original one!

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  5. Wow! I love how that looks, much better than the original. It seems more compact and mechanical - and futuristic I think. I really like that look. Nice work dude!

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  6. Wow, great work on that! I agree that the original model is a bit goofy, but you have turned it around very nicely, I'll be keeping this in mind when I build a second one.

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  7. a huge improvement on the defiler! (angry crabs are not really my thing....)

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  8. Awsome- totally- really good stuff. Congratulations

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  9. Damn, that is one chunky, punch-you-in-the-mush-and-slap-your-mama defiler!

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  10. Man that is hella sweet!!

    I might need to try and reproduce it when i get around to a chaos army!! Nice Job.

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  11. I'm just gonna chime in with what everyone else is saying: way better than the original! I love how it looks!

    Well done, sir!

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  12. It is simply better. Abaddon must be mildly annoyed that you've changed his design.

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  13. What everyone else said.

    Seriously though, it looks baddass. Khorne would be proud.

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  14. Excellent job! Much, much nicer than the regular Defiler.

    Could we get a picture of the back? I'm curious what you did with the two extra leg contact points.

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  15. awesome man! :D I like the style!

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  16. sweet, it kind of reminds me of those mechanical monsters in tim burton's recent cartoon movie, 7. nice work.

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  17. Any chance you took WIP pics? I know you'll end up with tons of people copying it, but I think it's awesome. I don't play 40K anymore because the actual rules bore me to tears compared to the likes of Malifaux, Infinity, Pulp City, et al. I do still enjoy a few GW models, though. That looks like a vehicle that would be a ton of fun to build and paint, especially with weathering.

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  18. Did you ever by chance paint it up?

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