Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Choosing the right model for Belial, Help Me Choose!
Old School here and as I build my Death Wing to completion, I look upon Belial and what model to convert to represent him on the table. There are several great ones to choose from, so let's take a look:
Alright, so above is Stern and below is Draigo. Both are available in Finecast, so scraping symbols, adding greenstuff molds (like my other DW models so far) and changing his weapon layout will all be pretty easy. I really like Stern's pose and the sweep of his cape, He has realistic motion and give the right hammer and shield set, would end up fairly Dynamic.
Draigo, on the other hand has that funny stance, but I don't know how much room for posing there is with his model. He does have a great shaped shield for me to play with and all I would have to switch out for the hammer will be his sword hand. His funny stance is really the only thing that bothers me, though there is something that bothers me about both models: Grey Knights look VERY different from real terminators. The hood area kind of throws off the whole model. With that being said, I am going to mess around with some plastic GK terminators tonight to see what I like and what I don't. Depending on how that goes, these guys may or may not be an option after this evening.
Next up is Finecast Calgar. Easily the most ridiculously priced of the group, I could recoup the money by selling the honor guard on Ebay. In finecast, calgar is an easy fix for removing symbols. I would have to add new arms, so DW shoulder pads ext. I would also switch out the head (I would in any of these models truthfully). I think Calgar is really nice, despite being trained from a young age to hate him.
Next up is the classic Belial: Lysander. Still not in Finecast, Belial will take some work to get up to speed, but he has a perfect base for my shield and his hammer was practically made for me to sculpt a Lion's head over. The only thing that really holds me back from working with him is the metal (I HATE METAL MOUNTED ON CORK BASES) and the fact that every other Belail on the Web is made from him. Other than that, he is pretty much top dog.
Last, but certainly not least is Luft Huron. I know, some of you were looking for Culn, but I don't like him for Belial. What I do like is the pimp shoulder pad! The other side is a winged crux terminatus. His armor really bears no actual Astral claws symbols, so he is easy to clean up and if I give him the Raven Guard Forge World Special Character's head, switched out his arms (I have to cut under the pads for that), I think I could be in business. The major problem here is that I don't want to wait for it to come in. Especially since I have owned this model once and sold it. Talk about frustration.
Anyway, those are the options I have laid before my self. What do you guys think? If you could make Ultimate Belail, who would you base him on?