Resurrected from the its long dark slumber in the box of not-right-now-projects my Forgefiend Conversion has returned. Some of you might remember this massive undertaking from about a year ago. I threw myself head first into this project but in the end it got the best of me. After several weeks of work I couldn’t bring myself to work on it anymore. It was just too overwhelming.
I’m calling it a conversion because I use some existing bits but it is more of a scratch build. Anyway, as I’ve been working on my Thousand Sons the Forgefiend’s clawed its way back into my consciousness. I want to add it to my Sons.
Check out the old posts here.
The first I realised when I looked at the old WIP-posts was that I had some progression that I never documented. So let’s start by getting that out of the way.
Tail – A year ago I talked about adding a tail to balance the Forgefiend. It is front heavy. I obviously made a tail out of pipes, wire and rods. It looks pretty good. I don’t know what to do with Fleshborer Hive bit resting on top of the tail. Should I try to smooth it or make it a bit bigger adding trims or just leave it as it is? Help me Obi-Wan, your my only hope.
I need to do something with the hip as well. Maybe sculpt armour plates on each side of the spikes.
Head and neck – I connected the head to the torso by sculpting a cool transition. Loads of wires and cables showing. Ok, I’m a bit biased but it’s awesome. I’m impressed with how good it looks. There is nothing more to do here. The head still needs a bit of detailing.
With the old stuff out of the way let’s check out what I did last night.
You’ve seen the Hades Autocannons. I needed to cut the up a bit before I could secure them to the body as I wanted to make sit a bit tighter to the body. I think I dropped about 5mm.
I felt that the upper body was a bit too long making the Daemon Engine feel a bit imbalanced. So I decided to just cut off a few pieces and hope for the best. The gambit payed off and the Forgefiend is now more upright and more compact. Less hulking, more intimidating.
I also added some armour.
I quite pleased that picked up this project again. And the work I did last night really lifted the model in my book. A couple of more hours to close the building phase is needed. Then the painting begins …
Is it worth continuing this project?All comments are most welcome.