So I’ve taken that idea and expanded on it a bit, changing some of the things up using some different posing and adding a number of detail bits and doing a bit of conversion to them, afterall mutations are my theme. The guy next to the musician has a shield inspired by the Wulfrik character model. The musician is from the GW Chosen line of miniatures, and I did give him a cape.
To carry through on that mutant theme, some of the models got beastmen legs and some got bloodletter legs, all left over bits from other conversions. Like the VC Bashin’ Orcs, I did not want to repeat a single head in the unit, so you see I did do some converting on the helmets also.
And yes you may notice that I am a model short to make a rank in the back, I will be adding a few more models and plan to build a unit filler model to help out with that.
A shot of the back rank. I like how GW added the skulls hanging down the back of the capes, but as you see there is not a lot of variety there. So I added some heads. I saw Redmanphill, over at Subject to Stupidity, doing a bit of press-molding in a couple posts recently. Press molding is has it places in converting and usually it is easier to do than carving up a piece of plastic. That is the method I used here for the heads that are hanging down on the capes.
The models above sport some more press mold heads. I went back to the head technique that I used for my Khorne Knights also using the halberd blades from GW's Storm Vermin and clipping the horns. I think this gives the helms a very menacing look. Below is another look at one of those heads, along with a bit of a different look on holding the halberd.
And below is a look at my left flank, you don't want to mess with those guys.
And yes, I do have a complete unit of metal chosen models sitting in primer waiting for paint work, I do like those models as they are, but with them I gave each one a different head.