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Wednesday, June 23, 2010
WIP - Librarian Furioso Dread
Ok, so I have decided to start playing around with a Librarian Furioso Dreadnought conversion. It's still in the planning stages so things are likely to change, but I wanted to post what I have been working on. I used the Ironclad model as my basis. The new Furioso is AV13 so I think it needs a heavier looking armor than the standard Furioso model. I used the both arms from the Ironclad. I took the Chainfist arm, filed off the chain blades and drilled a 1/8" hole into the 'fist' with my dremel. My Tools page has the specifics. I decided to go with something different for the Force weapon. I was tempted to go with a larger double-deaded eagle icon, but would have to make it out of green stuff and I don't think those skills are up to that much detail...and look good. So I went with more of a halberd/naginata style (Sanguinary Guard glaive) with the double-deaded eagle on the end cap. The shaft is a used ball point pen ink reservoir. I'll add some vine-like squigglies like the libby staffs typically have with green stuff before I prime. I am using blue-tac to hold bits in place to get a feel.
For the head, I took a marine head and chopped the back half off so it would fit in the termie shoulder pad turned Psychic hood. I also had to file down the ear covers to fit. For the chest plate, I took the torso front from a termie model and cut off the top.
This is roughly how it will look. I messed up a bit when filing down the shoulder pad so if I can't salvage it, I will grab another pad and start over.
Here's how it will look in place. I still need to figure something out for the bottom. I may take the original sarcophagus cover and file down the front to make it look good or some other bit.
I really like this termie librarian model so I used it as inspiration with the force weapon and book on the right shoulder. As shown below.
I may cut off the winged topper, but will leave it for now.
Lastly, to give some strength to the weapon, I added pins (paper clips) into holes drilled with the pin vice. I know I will bump this and it is likely to fall over at some point.
Hope you enjoyed my WIP. I am tempted to run a Librarian Dread with Extra Armor in a Kill Team tournament. I'd be under points (190 total), but I think I would rather have the Stormbolter over the Heavy Flamer for the range. I am planning to take Shield of Sanguinius and Wings of Sanguinius as my powers. With each model being an individual unit, most of the other powers seemed to be overkill. Enjoy! -Pav