Tuesday, 6 February 2018

40k Skaven - Squaduary The Build Part 2, Rat Dominus

I'm on a roll with this new project; and to prove it here's a rather grizzly beastie fresh from the forge.


He is a bit of a mash-up of parts. Kind of what I envisage for a Warlock Engineer given 40,000 years or so to really get his madness down. I've used the Tech Priest Dominus as a base, which has to be the best decision I ever made as it is such a nice model. From there, I've added a plethora of plastic detritus to bring about some wonderful changes. A lot of the conversions are actually quite subtle, but if you're familiar with the kit you can probably tell that there are a lot of small changes all over the place.


His axe is actually one from the Nurgle kit (a Plague Reaper or something?) I had it left over from my obliterator that I built a few months back. I'm particularly happy with the Horned Rat servo skull, as it is quite thematic. His head is from Ikit Claw, and that's probably exactly what I'll call him!


He is also sporting a few Tau and Necron Parts for good measure. I want to keep them as "What You See is What You Get" as possible, so he still has all of the same guns.

Every rat needs a tail ... a mechanical one...



Now I just have to paint him...

If you missed yesterday's troops, check out the rest of the 40k Skaven here: 


I also finished the Alpha for the squad, so they're pretty much ready for paint once all the green stuff dries. Don't forget to follow the blog, or check back later to see how I get on.

20 comments:

  1. Very cool concept. Looking forward to seeing how it comes together with your awesome painting skills.

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    1. Thanks. Now they're all built, I need to get moving on the painting. I'm hoping to have a test miniature for the scheme done by the end of the week. From there, I can start to hammer out the squad; although I think it will take a while as I have quite a complex scheme in mind.

      I'll work on the Dominus after that. At the rate I'm going, I don't foresee any problems finishing it all in Squaduary as long as I keep my enthusiasm up!

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  2. As a concept this is excellent and your execution of said concept is exceptional.

    You have made me wonder how you could get away with mounting a skaven lightning cannon onto a Onager Dunecrawler. Heck when Forgeworld releases fires of cyraxis you could even use basic skaven as aduseclaris...

    Keep up the good work.

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    1. Thanks a lot for the positive comments. I really want to get an Onager and start working on some bigger stuff, but I'm trying to keep myself under control!

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  3. Ok so if I ever win a fortune I'm gonna pay you to make me an army like this! Genius!

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    1. Just make me an offer I can't refuse!

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  4. Awesome stuff! Really been enjoying seeing them come together, great builds, man!

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    1. Thanks. The build is done for now, so you can enjoy seeing the paint come together too!

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    1. Thanks. I'm really happy with how they've turned out. It'd be awesome to get a whole army of them together. If I could manage it, I'd have to enter Armies on Parade or something.

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  6. You took a great model and somehow made it better. Excellent job bro!

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    1. I don't know about better, I mean the standard one is so good. I made it more Skaveny for sure though!

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  7. Ikit made it into the grim dark future!

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    1. Deathmaster Snikch coming soon hopefully!

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  8. There's so much detail to paint here! Looking forward to your work on this piece.

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    1. Yeah, I'm looking forward to it. I pledged the 10 troops as my main thing for Squaduary, but I think I should be able to get them all done this month.

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  9. The continuation of this theme is very pleasing. Will we get a full army?

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    1. In short, YES!

      I already have some Stormfiends to turn into Kastelan Robots and enough parts to make another 10 infantry. I also bought an Onager yesterday. I've got big plans!

      I have to finish Squaduary first though. Which should be good as it'll get me through some of the basic painting.

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  10. What a great idea! I think he looks great, nice use of Skaven parts.

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    1. Thanks. More 40k Skaven incoming soon. Plus, I've been painting them. The first miniature should be on the blog tomorrow if all goes to plan.

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