From the brotherhood of Between the Bolter and Me a fresh update on their highly elegant and polished converting perfection. Wow!
I largely finished the first member of the Order of the Crimson Hour, the Church’s fighting force mirrored after the Adepta Sororitas. As I mentioned in the Roland post, their armor is very similar to his (he models his after their battlegear). Therefore, the body and legs are made from a Death Korp engineer and plastic fanatic legs respectively. The helmet is the top half of a Skitarii vanguard, with the bottom half from a female Dark Eldar Wych. I wanted only the top part of the head covered, to give a pseudo Judge Dredd look to them. The vanguard helmets look a lot like the Sisters of Battle helmets too, which fits since their organization is modeled after them.
Ultimately, I decided I wanted the Order’s favored weapon to be the shotgun, perfect for maximizing the pain they inflict on their enemies. Although the Elysian drop troops have some neat shotguns, they were bigger than what I wanted. To remedy this, I ended up combining parts from the Elysian and the Death Korp engineer shotguns to make the final gun.
To make the arms look like an extension of the robbed legs, I trimmed off the cuffs on the sleeves and remodeled them with greenstuff. Members of the Order remove a hand and their larynx as part of the initiation. To reflect this, I gave her a crude bionic hand, made from a claw from the Mechanicum Destroyers. As a keepsake, and reminder of this sacrifice, she carries the bones of this hand along with her. To reflect this, I added a skeletal hand to her belt. I took one of Brian Nelson’s plastic skeleton hands, and with a little trimming and green stuff made a convincing hand.
At this point I think I will try and convert two more members of the Order, likely one more with a shotgun, and the third either a special weapons trooper or a canoness. I am pretty happy with how she has come together. Let me know your thoughts and suggestions!