Hey folks. Life is very busy at the moment, as a new arrival to the family arrived on Monday. Sleep is now a distant fond memory, but I have been able to do some hobby in between changing nappies and feeding. If you are interested in seeing on the moment updates please follow me on twitter at @NafNaff81.
I finished this Bjorn conversion a little while ago but have been so backlogged with stuff to post (lucky me right? :) ) I completely forgot about it. I am not a fan of the blocky dreadnought style so based my conversion on a contemptor chassis (as they are sooo awesome).
Bjorn is a heroic figure in space wolves lore and so deserved a little something special to make him stand out from my other contemptor conversions. I started with the skull head from the space wolf dreadnought plastic kit. It did not fit properly so I had to create a greenstiff stool for it to sit upon and I then used my tentacle maker to hide this with pipes and cables.
I drew on runes all over the chassis with a sharpie, and then started painting over each one with liquid greenstuff to get a raised effect. This was quite a painstaking process, and actually dragged out over a month or two as I would do a few runes and then have to stop as it drove me crazy. Each rune has at least 5 layers of the GS painted on it to make it really pop out.
Two of Bjorns decorative plaques were press moulded with silicone putty and then cut down and bent to fit onto the side Leg plates. I then used greenstuff to blend them back into the leg and sanded it all down to try and create a smooth blend. I was not overly successful with this, but it looks good enough to get away with once painted. I had to resculpt a chunk of the wolf pelt on the shoulder as it would not fit and I ended up snapping it
He is armed with his signature power claw, and the right arm has a frost cannon (using a conversion beamer). Both arms have been magnetised at the joints so I can swap out the weapons for other loadouts if needed.
The base needed something special so I cut up a model boat I found on a model website and attached a chain to the anchor for a proper centre piece. The model was then posed as if to lean on it, surveying the battlefield.
I am very happy with the overall conversion, as there was a stage where it did not look very good, but once all the parts had been assembled and posed it all came together nicely. What do you guys think?