Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Rat Ogres to Grotesques: "Feed my Frakenstein(s)"
I am converting Skaven Rat Ogres (WFB) to Dark Eldar Grotesques (W40k). I don't much care for the official GW models because they seem boring. I want something more how do I say...Grotesque? I was telling my brother from another mother that I've seen Rat Ogres as an awesome base for the conversion. Thus, the great Converto-Unit Swap of 2012 was born!
I'm making the Grotesques, while he is making me a unit of Team Fortress 2 Orks. I am getting the better deal in that trade IMO.
The Tools of the Trade
++ Clippers bought from Micheal's (Craft Store) Gardening section for $1
++ Razor Blade for MOLD LINES or cutting my fingers
++ Loctite Super-Glue (I've tried Zap-a-Gap and Gorilla Glue, neither impressive)
++ The Masks from the Talos kit (bought from Horde o' Bits on eBay)
++ Liquifier Gun and Gauntlet from Talos kit (see above)
++ Oatmeal Stout beer (I prefer hard cider)
++ Rocky Horror Picture Show's "Sweet Transvestite on loop (<3 Tim Curry, so Dark Eldar)
Step 1: Cut Those Tails. MAZEL TOV!
Step 2: Get Chopping and Gluing
Here is where I am at so far, I am pretty satisfied. I might slap some little bits here are there, but stick a fork in them, they are 90% in my eyes.
I will get better (non-cellphone) pictures of the little Frankenstein in another post.