Last night I started work on my first Chaos Marine Tactical squad (Grey Hunters). I really just got most of the legs glued to the bases, mold lines cleaned and a few torsos glued together but one guy I worked on a little bit more. The possessed parts I used to begin the Aspiring Champion of the squad looked really cool together and it kind of drove me to work on him further. When it came time to load him up with a power fist it turns out I only had one and it was the pointy one that comes in the CSM box... It did NOT work with the body or pose at all. I was rather annoyed thinking: "I'm going to have to order one and wait to get this guy done." then in my pile of chaos sprues I spotted a gold mine:
I bought a whole box of plastic Chaos Terminators when they first came out and never really did anything with them. Now I generally like lower cost units in my army so as to have maybe just one more model on the board so the idea of "low" cost power weapon wielding Terminators appeals to me, making the power fists extra pieces. Necessity being the mother of all invention I decided to make the Terminator power fist work for my power armored baddie.
Now I might be WAY late to hop on this conversion bandwagon but in all my blog and forum lurking I don't think I've ever seen it done and it was super easy! I took a bolt pistol arm and sawed off the gun portion from the wrist up then same with the fist, using the power armored fist for reference so I knew where to cut. I got the cuts so perfectly all I had to do was glue them together:
There you have it and it looks much cooler than a regular old power armored power fist bit too! A little cleaning up of all the heresy and it could even make for an ornate loyalist fist as well... and you know there are plenty of Chaos Terminator Power Fist bits just floating around out there for the taking with all those cheap Chaos Termie builds.
Anyway just a simple idea that I really thought turned out cool. Like I said I maybe so out of the loop people might laugh but hey I might look like a genius too! No risk no reward I guess!
Note: Found the camera charger this afternoon so no more cell phone pics!
Saxon Miniatures Acquired by Warlord Games
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