Wednesday, 14 June 2017

CXXIX. Tor Megiddo

I've been in contact with the INQ28 community from this blog's beginning. Much of my audience comes from that sphere. Even though I chose to create my own setting for the minis I convert and paint, we were brought together by a shared approach to the hobby. I've never before ventured into making my own INQ28 minis, but now time for that has come.

Tor Megiddo is a collaborational project that gathers a dozen INQ28 enthusiasts, each building their own gang of techno barbarians who will fight across desert landscapes. It will end with a gaming meet-up in Finland later this year. The hosts are Alexander W and Helge (Wilhelminiatures) , and the rest of the crew includes: Erik "Nordic", Tommy "Red Skullz" (Bigbossredskullz), Saul (Warbosskurgan), Jake "Bruticus" (Ex Profundis), Mikkel "Mike", Kristian (Secrets of the Void), Rebecca, Johan "Jeff Vader" (The Convertorum), Alexander L "Hrossvalur", and yours truly.

So here's my take on the techno-barbarian concept. To see what the others are up to check the Tor Megiddo thread on Ammobunker and their respective blogs.
My warband. A warrior's initiation includes having a limb replaced with [sometimes arguably] superior prosthetics.

A WIP photo. These guys were put together with parts from many different GW kits. Many thanks to Helge for sending me a box of 40K bits.
Balvan the Warlord. Largest man in the warband. His body is a combination of Blightking and Stormcast Liberator.
The back banners are paper. Made them removable to avoid damage in transport.
Hobotnik and Folf, berserker types. These guys are purely melee fighters, relying on their chainswords to brutally disembowel their enemies. Their masks feed them toxic vapours that enhance their ferocity.
These are based on plastic Gors, with Chaos Cultist lower legs replacing their hoofs. I sculpted the fur hats with green stuff.
Theg and Smet, the shooty types. These were the simplest conversions of the bunch. Cultist bodies, Skitarii arms and Space Wolf heads. Theg, the bearded one, was the first model I built for the warband.

This was a fun little foray into 40K modelling. Now that the warband is finished I can return to working on my Monstrous Births campaign. Stay tuned.

21 comments:

  1. I absolutely love the fur hats. They're a supprisingly effective combination between the Flintstone's order of the water buffalo and post-apocalyptic nightmare fuel.

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  2. These are so cool. I love the very subtle changes to the mini you've made - bionic legs and such. Lovely brushwork too - really unified but in an appropriately rag-tag way. Tor Megiddo is going to be epic!

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    1. Thank you! With this lineup of participants I bet it will be.

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  3. Love the buffalo men! I may have to steal that idea! <3

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  4. Wow, great work! Those back banners are great, and the warband feels very cohesive. Balvan is huge!

    Very excited that you are taking part in this project, and I hope to see a bunch of pictures from the eventual games!

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    1. Thanks! I expect the event will be well documented. :) I'm not yet sure wheather I'll be able to make it; in case I don't, my warband will have to go to battle without me. :/

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    2. Finland is not that far! (says the guy who has trouble traveling across town for a game)

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  5. Great conversion and painting!

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  6. They all look very Mad Max: Fury Road-like in conception and execution AND I meant that in the highest possible praise. Fantastic work Ana!

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  7. Great work. Its wonderful to see you cross into the realm of Sci-fi so easily.

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  8. I hadn't realized the theme of prosthetics, a nice touch. It will be amazing seeing the warband, and hopefully you, in October.

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  9. Mega - great use of the Gor. It's odd that in all of GW's catalogue the Gor and Ungor are still the best bare chests

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    1. Thanks! Yes, they are much better than, say, Marauders. Though I think the Silver Tower Kairic Acolytes aren't too shabby either.

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