**So, I slated this to be published like 4 days ago and just now noticed that it never posted. yay blogger.....ugh. Well, better late than never. Enjoy**
I love painting and converting models. I hate the fact that after a while all models begin to look the same. This is a sad unfortunate result of set molds and premade model pieces. Basically, if all you do is assemble models as they are, you end up with a bunch of guys that ultimately look like some version of this:
|courtesy of theshirtlist.com|
That is why conversions are such a huge part of making an appealing looking army. The idea of camouflage comes to mind. Essentially, when things look the same, our eyes naturally pass over them. That is why we easily kill deer (that and high power hunting rifles) and why Where's Waldo can be a challenge for some people. To that end, I really try to make each of my models a bit different from the last. Luckily GW has gotten the idea that dynamic looking models rock and has been doing some wonderful things with its model kits lately, but older things need a few tweeks. Enter my assault terminators. I love terminators. They are totally wicked. I would hate to encounter one of these guys and be on the business end of a thunder hammer. That said, for such a dynamic unit (whirlwinds of close combat death), the models are relatively static. Thus, borrowing some inspiration from the Space Hulk terminators, I set out to remodel some of my assault terminators to make them a bit more dynamic. Here is a unit of 5 that I had done.
Some other useful hobby articles involving basing:
Tutorial: How-to Rock Bases on the Cheap
Live Long and Prosper... Making Vulkan
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