Wednesday, 7 March 2018

40k Skaven Sicarian Infiltrators - Gutter Runners in the 41st Millennium


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.
I managed to get them looking good by taking the Stormvermin bodies and cutting them at the waist on the front half. I then merged those parts onto the Sicarian legs and arms with some greenstuff to fill in the gaps and make the robes. They do still need a bit of work to fill in some of the areas that I haven't gotten round to. In particular some of the gaps around the eye lenses and sensors that I grafted onto the Stormvermin heads need a bit of work. Handily, the backpacks gave me a number of cool bits to add to them to tech them up suitably.

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!

9 comments:

  1. These look great man. I love the Infiltrator kit and you have certainly done it justice. Can't wait to see them painted.

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    1. Thanks. I was hoping to batch them with my Monster March stuff, but I haven't had the time to finish them and I need to gethe moving on the monsters.

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  2. Great, you kept the iconic best bits being the legs, so kudos, great work, love these too!

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    1. Thanks. It was a bit of a balancing act to integrate enough of the good stuff! I'm happy with them now, but I actually half built one of them differently first of all and it was a complete failure! It was ok though, as I took it apart and changed it.

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  3. Hum. These look a bit more bulky than the standart Sicarians. That's a good thing, I always though they could use a bit more 'weight' on them.

    Does the first one have a book?

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    1. I think it's the little laptop part out of the Infiltrator kit.

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    2. Yeah, the laptop thing. The photo angle is just a bit bad...

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  4. Dude, those look fantastic! Two of my favourite GW things*, melded together wonderfully!

    *Even more so than Skaven and AdMech in general, Gutter Runners and Infiltrators are among my favourite Units from those Factions.

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    1. Cool.I've always loved the Sicarian models, so it's cool to finally have an excuse to own some!

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