I just cut the mace head off, pinned it, and now I can still switch back to the mace
Monday, October 28, 2013
With my bits order of halberds for my Cinerators conversion, I picked up a few Guardian bits as well to make my Crusader jack a Guardian also. Pretty easy conversion and I'm not worried about all the decorative filigree and what not. I think the lance and banners scream Guardian just fine without all the rest. I did get the arcnode bit as well but I may or may not use it. The idea though was to pin the lance and banners so that I can still switch it back to use as a Crusader. I think it looks fine and there's no mistaking it for a different jack.
Sunday, October 27, 2013
Had two matchups against Khador yesterday and played against Butcher 3 for the first time. Both games I used Severius 1. Nearly assassinated Butch with Severius fully loaded on 9 focus (wrack) with death sentence cast on Butcher (rerolls to hit). Had some sub par attack rolls and not any great damage rolls and left him with 5 boxes. REALLY wanted to say I killed Butcher with the old man. Alas, it was not to be.
Second game was versus a high armor Karchev list running three heavies and a min unit of shocktroopers and a min unit of demo corp. Close, grindy game but in the end between some zealot bombs, a couple Immolations, and a charging Blessing of Vengeance (my last jack left of three), Karchev fell.
Thursday, October 24, 2013
Sigh, I've been waiting, and waiting and......... waiting on Privateer Press to release a unit attachment or solo or something that made Cinerators worth using over Bastions. After a year and a half of waiting and nothing, I finally bit the bullet and just decided to convert them to Bastions. I really was hoping to use them as is since I love the models. Oh well, here goes. Lot's of people have done this conversion and done it a few different ways. This seemed the best way and I first saw the idea in this thread by Plarzoid. For this conversion the halberd from a Devout warjack was used. I just bits ordered them for $1.50 each. The work was relatively simple but still took a couple hours to get to this point. The halberds are just sitting in place and are not glued yet so they may be a bit wonky. I'll be using green stuff for adding some ribbons and filling in gaps where I reposed some arms, priming and painting, and then I'll glue everything together.
Here's the Devout halberd as it came
I then lined it up roughly with where the Cinerator's hands would grab it and cut it.
Used pins for putting everything together. This is a Cinerator hand with a pin through it.
Here's the first one done. Like I said it's a little wonky cause it's not glued
Here's all five. I'm planning on keeping the shields and gluing them on their backs like Plarzoid did but I think I'll keep just one up front.