Wednesday, May 10, 2017

WIP - Kroot Mercenary

I've seen some pretty imaginative conversions using the humble Kroot. Their role of mercenaries in the 40k universe make them an ideal candidate for such work.

In my case I needed an Acolyte for my Ordos Xenos army. I happened to have a large bag of Kroot lying around that I picked up for a dollar at the local gaming store's annual Gamer's Garage Sale. I added several bits from my guard and a spare bolter. The carapace armor on his torso, and his knee pads were sculpted using pro-create. I also used pro-create to sculpt his had wrapped around the front of the bolter. I used micro beads for the snaps on his shoulder straps and polystyrene rod for the bolter shells on his lapel.

I thought that blending the bolter with the Kroot rifle would be a little more in keeping with the theme. Once everything had been assembled as shown above I thought it needed a few more tweaks. I removed the stock scope, added a couple of Picatinny rails and a scope from polystyrene. The sling is greenstuff.

After the rifle was complete I new I had to fix that head of his. I trimmed off his quills, drilled holes into the top and replaced the quills with ones made of polystyrene rod sharpened to a point.

Pictures of the finished model coming soon!

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