Tuesday, February 4, 2014
Maulerfiend Conversion Finished and Painted: The Mammoth Walks Among Us!!
TJ here with another conversion for my army - this one has been caled the Mammoth for some time (though it really has no mammoth like qualities, but I digress ... This is one of the last conversions I will be able to paint before I leave for 8+ months ... actually, it may be the last! Let's take a walk around the model and look to the future possibilities for the army of the Apocalypse!
As always, if you are viewing the full site (65% of our traffic actually sees DFG through their phone), then you can always use the tags on this post to see more - you can check out all of the posts labelled Army of the Apocalypse! There you can find every project over the last year that has gone into this army and all of the WIPS along the way!
Enough silliness, this model was a hell of a lot of fun to make and to paint. I wanted it to take the field with some of my other speed choices, like my Khorne Hound conversions, so I went with the purple fur!
To also tie it into my Daemon Princes and the Necrons that also ally to my force most of the time, I went with the intense blue power cables and hoses.
The flesh is something I wanted to be pouring out from the seems and growing like a moss on the top. I want to convey that as the daemon engine rages, the beast within fights to overwhelm the machine and to become true born into the realms of men.
Having made this guy ... I already know I would want one more Maulerfiend and I have no idea what to use as the base for it ... hopefully by the end of the year, there will be something suitable to mix into my machine parts!
Another thing that has become a theme that I have started to appreciate in this army is the bestial nature of it all - I have a flying gorilla daemon prince, a charging Minotaur, 20+ dog monsters, tentacle beasts ect. I like how he takes on elements in design and in color ... which, hilariously enough, is 50% intent and 50% just going with the flow when putting parts together to make something I think is cool!
The sharp green/ yellow on the tongue (sorry the camera can't handle it) is similar to the swords I painted for the Plaguebearers - I thought that I could call it the magma cutters when I want to run a plain fiend (basically the corrosive tongue cuts through flesh and armor) OR, since it is a tentacle, it can easily be a lash whip too!
The horns are something that brought me to this model for my Ogres army when I first bought the kit ... luckily, the Frost tusk (I think thats its name) was more competitive, because I would not of had this cool head.
I am glad I got this bad boy painted before I could leave because I have enjoyed creating it and I like to finish off projects as soon as I can.
All in all, I want to thank the folks who come out here and on Facebook and the DFG email or see me at tournaments and give me encouragement on this army. It keeps me going and it pushes me to stretch the bits box out and see where I can take the concepts and ideas in my head using what is available. I always appreciate feedback - constructive or just kudos and it has meant a lot over the last year. Now let's see if I can finish a certain Chaos Sorcerer before I take off!