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Grey Knights Dreadknight Conversion WIP Part 2

Permanent Linkby Spack on Sat Apr 16, 2011 4:26 pm

One day on and I decided I didn't like my first attempt at the Dreadnought style torso. After grabbing my FW MKIV GK Dreadnought and putting it side-by-side with the Dreadknight I realised that the "sarcophogus" was too small. So with my trusty Oyumaru thermosetting plastic I set out to replicate the FW Dreadnought torso onto the Dreadknight. After 3 failed attempts (not enough GS the first time, too much the second, knocked it while setting for the third and distorted it badly, grr!) I now have a torso I'm happy with.

The armour panels were pressed separately to make it easier to mount to the body.

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The centre piece was moulded directly onto the Dreadknight front, and then the side panels added

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Side by side with the FW MKIV, and comparison with the previous torso using the terminator head and torso.

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And finally pics all the way around - the hoses at the top of the backs of the legs have been subtly adjusted to fit with the wider stance.

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I'm really pleased with the final result, but then again tomorrow I might have second thoughts again. :?

(part 1 of this build with descriptions of the kit modifications and first attempt at a torso can be found here: blog/Spack/grey_knights_dreadknight_conversion_wip_b-22.html)

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Last edited by Spack on Sat Apr 16, 2011 5:30 pm, edited 3 times in total.

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RE: Grey Knights Dreadknight Conversion WIP Part 2

Permanent Linkby Cain Tiberius on Sat Apr 16, 2011 11:47 pm

Cool very nice conversion. I said at AoS spring meet that the Dreadknight would look cool with a Dreadnought torso.
I really like what you have done. :headbang

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Re: Grey Knights Dreadknight Conversion WIP Part 2

Permanent Linkby jonthebetrayer on Thu Apr 21, 2011 5:43 pm

That is a truly outstanding conversion. Makes me want to break out the modelling knife and green stuff myself :evil: ....
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