To say that I'm proud of these conversions would be an understatement. They might just be my favourite thing from the army so far!
I have to admit that I really love the standard Sicarian models, so I was a bit hesitant to start carving them up to make them more Skaven-y. I ended up doing a lot of carving about to make them. I had to repurpose a lot of parts and having 3 or four arms on each one seems to be the theme that I've gone for this time.
|I've used some Storm Vermin leg plates to create the Samurai-type armour on the tops of the arms.|
|Probably the best picture of the squad. They don't always look quite true to life in the other shots where I've singled them out, but this one nails it. Apologies for the half painted one at the back. He was a bit of a salvage from an older project.|
If I can keep working well, I'm hoping to batch these up for undercoats and basecoats with the airbrush at the same time as the 2 Stormfiends I've been working on for Monster March.
|Threatening, or singing? You decide! I couldn't help but use the chord claws to create cool poses.|
|Special knife ... for stabbing. I sahved a few heads flat to get a different look from the standard Stormvermin.|
|You can see how the build is put together a bit more clearly by looking at the backs of the figures.|
Well that about sums it all up. I think I've achieved what I set out to with these. I really liked the idea that they would be a support unit; a bit like the skirmishing Night Runners. For that reason, I wanted to go with the guns. I also really like the Taser Goads as I think they look great with the Skaven aesthetic. All in all it was an easy decision to make for the armaments.
Well that about rounds it out for now. Check back later to see how I get on with the next wave of painting!