Monday, August 11, 2014

Menoth Avatar Conversion with Scourge of Heresy Sword

I've been working on improving the Avatar of Menoth to make it look a little more threatening, as it should. I want to get this thing on the table, though, so I'm trying not to get too bogged down in a major conversion project. Here are my selected efforts:

1. To get the old boy out of squatty potty stance, I sawed off the legs just below the knees, and lengthened and repositioned them with thick pins. After this I sculpted new calves with green stuff and gave everything a good sanding to blend it all together.




2. To give the Avatar a scarier looking sword that's more suggestive of his Reach ability I bought a Scourge of Heresy sword from the PP web site. I snipped the old sword off the hand and replaced it with the new weapon using some green stuff for touch up. Looks good, I think!

Original "butter knife" sword (LEFT) compared to Scourge of Heresy sword (RIGHT)




3. To make the model a bit more animated I clipped the sword arm above the elbow and re-pinned it at a slightly rotated angle. I also angled the sword hand forward a bit.

4. I assembled the model in a running position, with sword held high, and right foot held behind. The whole model is attached to the base by a large pin in the left foot. I hope that's good enough! It seems pretty solid...