Wednesday, 13 May 2015

Wolf priest on bike conversion

Hey folks. I have just finished my wolf priest on bike conversion and am pretty pleased with him. I am back from my mini break (bet you didn't know I had gone eh? ;) ). I felt I needed to take a bit of a breather from 40k for awhile as the direction it was heading with the two newest codexes made me go into a bit of a negative spin. I always think when this happens it is healthy to switch to other gaming systems for awhile, as otherwise it can really ruin the whole hobby, and I really did not want that to happen (check out dropzone commander, it is a seriously awesome game, the minis are great and the ruleset very balanced and fun to play. More on that in another post). I am now slowly easing myself back into it again, and thought I would knock out a pretty simple wolf priest conversion to ride alongside my thunderwolves as a healthy starter :)

I started with an old(ish) ravenwing biker I had sitting in my closet for a couple of years. The robed body was great for the base of the priest, and I simply embelished it with a line of wolfy fur on the edges. A grizzled head from the grey hunter kit and a chopped down nemesis staff from the GK termi kit For his crozium was enough to make the rider feel like a grizzled veteran, shouting oaths and blessings in equal measure to those around him (I did add a few scrolls hanging from his belt after, to add to the general theme).
For the bike I decided to not change too much. I like the back banner the ravenwing have, and after a little consideration decided to keep it. Once painted in the red and white colours of my warband it will fit in just fine. I added wolf pelts to the handle bars, scrolls to the front of the bike, and a plate to hide the ravenwing sign on the head lamp. The hardest part (and my favourite) was the exhaust extenders. They really add a cool element to the bike, and also make the exhausts a little more believable (?). I made them out of plasticard rods, sliced at an angle on the ends.
That's it folks, simple but effective. What are your thoughts on him? Does he fit the image of a wolf priest, or should I have gone a little further with the conversion?
NafNaf out!

15 comments:

  1. As a whole I really like it. Not completely sold on the exhausts - they remind me of orks. But otherwise awesome!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Cheers Nick :). It is my fave part of the conversion tbh but can see why you do not like it. I am a big fan of harlies and choppers so wanted to add a more meaty look to the bike from the rear

      Delete
  2. Great work NafNaf! The little details are really nice like the exhaust pipes and his staff. Welcome back from where ever you were!

    ReplyDelete
  3. OhMyGawd he is hysterically awesome.
    Friggin' Beakies, man.

    They see me rollin.'
    They hatin.'
    Patrollin,'
    Tryin' to catch me ridin' dirty.
    :D

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hey SinSynn! Thanks man :). I like the little beaky haiku you just riffed out :D

      Delete
    2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1pQaZfpJYrk

      :)
      Iz a classic...
      And I can't leave without saying...
      NAFNAF!!!!
      :D

      Delete
    3. Lol

      That dog at the end just cracked me up :D

      Delete
  4. I really like it, however do you have anything in your bits box that you could replace the bird/hawk head on the banner with a wolf head? I think that would do just the right amount to make it distinct from the ravenguard banner.

    Love the staff as the crozius.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I may do actually. I might also do a bit of free stuff work on it to change it. Figured it would look ok once painted in bronze but think you are right it needs something more wolfy

      Delete
  5. I like him a lot, though I would have made the crozius a staff weapon rather than the mace. If I wanted to keep it a mace I would have shortened the haft a bit as it seems a tad too long as it is.

    Otherwise I think this will look great in wolf colours with that splash of red on the banner.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks :)

      I did think about keeping it a staff but it looked way too similar to the nemesis staff and made him look more like a rune priest. Believe it or not but I have shortened it once already as it was too long when I glued it first. Will shorten it a little more I think :)

      Delete
  6. Great conversion NafNaf. Always like your converting work...though it always seems more restrained on these fellows. I understand why, but also like it when you just go crazy wild with concepts :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thankyou Greg. Much obliged :).

      It is true they are much more restrained, but It just means I can channel my creativity a bit more into my carnival stuff. Fear not I have another talos conversion in the works, that hopefully I will be able to post up pretty soon.

      Delete