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Converting Primaris Marines (12 posts)

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  • Avatar Image bop363516p said 1 week, 3 days ago:

    Hey guys,

    Thought I’d start a thread on how people are converting up their new 8th Edition Primaris Marines.

    I got to sit down with my set this morning and had a go at building the Primaris Captain. I have a standing army of Space Wolves and wanted to try and incorpoarte them as best I could without just going for a stock build with an SW colour scheme.

    After a few hours and some digging through the bitz box and old sprues I came up with this.

    Any thoughts?

    Anyone else got some conversions on the go?

  • Avatar Image synthetik259p said 1 week, 3 days ago:

    Maybe dremmel the eagle off the front ?

    Looks good.

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  • Avatar Image bop363516p said 1 week, 3 days ago:

    @synthetik – I did consider taking off the skull and replacing it with a tiny wolf skull icon. However I am not currently blessed with the power of a dremmel and think if I attack it with a scalpel I’ll either wreck what I have or do myself a mischief lol.

  • Avatar Image roguellama37p said 1 week, 3 days ago:

    Looking good so far! I was thinking of Space Wolfing up my Primaris to supplement my existing my existing army, but I have a bit of Fenris fatigue. I’ll be building and painting mine as Crimson Fists- not sure how converted they’ll be, but I’m sure I’ll at least be doing a head-swap or two.

    I agree about replacing the skull on the torso- just be really careful with the scalpel!

  • Avatar Image bop363516p said 1 week, 3 days ago:

    @Synthetik @roguellama I have taken your advice and done some work on the chest. Used files instead of blades for more control and have swapped the human skull out for a wolf symbol. Gotta say, it looks so much better. Thanks for the advice guys!

  • Avatar Image kantor72294p said 1 week, 3 days ago:

    Now that is some good work :D . Between @agis and yourself @bop3635 , i have plenty of inspiration for the Primaris i have now and any future purchases.

  • Avatar Image milmaa122p said 1 week, 3 days ago:

    @bop3635 this is really good! Great source of inspiration for me :) Ive yet to tackle the lord!

  • Avatar Image roguellama37p said 1 week, 3 days ago:

    @bop3635 Good man! The result was worth the risk :)

  • Avatar Image bop363516p said 5 days, 20 hours ago:

    Started on the painting. Is still very much a work in progress but I wanted him to look like he was having the powers of the warp running through him from his rune priest casting a buff. Any thoughts?

    Also I converted up one of the lieutenants also and did some greenstuff work too.

  • Avatar Image angelicdespot852p said 3 days, 17 hours ago:

    The lieutenant’s cloak looks ace. How did you make it? Do you have some kind of ‘fur-maker’ that you roll over a sheet of green stuff to give you a cloak, or did you hand-sculpt it all?

  • Avatar Image bop363516p said 2 days, 21 hours ago:

    It was a ‘fur maker’ lol. I’m not skilled or patient enough to have done it by hand. I found someone selling a fur texture mould on ebay. They listed it as being primarily for sugarcraft but those moulds are really resilient – they have to stand up to molten sugar etc. Bought it and it works brilliantly for greenstuff. Only cost me a fiver.

    Try searching for Fimo texture mould. Had an image of blue circular moulds/pads

  • Avatar Image angelicdespot852p said 16 hours, 16 minutes ago:

    That’s cool – thanks!