Check out how I spent last weekend, well besides the normal eating and drinking too much, I ended up messing around with all the new Necron bits, and made models for all the units not released yet!
Check out this Cryptek with Temorstave conversion I came up with.
I was inspired by the codex Necrons Artwork, and the finecast model itself, but chose not to go with a cape on this guy because of the cost.
Since I was going to build the model around the stave itself, I needed to select a good set of arms to represent the motion of firing the weapon. This guy has to look bad ass after all, and not blend into a squad of static Warriors or Immortals.
So I chose to use this set of arms first. Then grabbed the set of legs that went along with it, and put them and torsos together. Make sure you remember the neck bit as you assemble the two halves of the torso, it will not go in afterwards (ask me how i know… sigh).
Also another trip up for us know it alls, read the instructions- seriously. These new kits are designed to go together a certain way- anything else will meet with certain failure. These legs will only go with one set of staves…. (again ask me how i know… double sigh).
For the head I used the cylopean one from the Command Barge Pilots- I think its the same as the Deathmark heads. Originally I used the Triarch head (with the gem in the forehead), but I think the Deathmark head fits the art better.
Next I cut up the jump pack bit as so, and attached it to the shoulders to give this guy a bulkier look.
Just flip them over and glue em down on the shoulders.
Deep down i think I was inspired by something else here but cant put my finger on it…
To make the stave, I just cut the pilot harness off at it’s lower shaft, and then had to shave out the insides a little so it would fit flush to the flat part of the Lychguard shaft.
I kept the remaining shaft from the harness to use later on the tremor stave as a focusing crystal. Then I attached the two flat parts together and and capped it with the focusing crystal bit
Next I added the barrel of the Deathmark gun to the end of the stave to make a power supply for the assembly..
I also made an alternate one with particle caster bits as well. With the stave you can kinda do whatever. This is where the “optional” bits come in- which is good because there are 5 different staves you can equip to the Cryptek! Then just attach the arms, and you’re done!
I would recommend using plastic glue for this model as it would be way easier to get the parts to set than conventional super glue.
Check out the Three Sixty below, and let me know if you have any questions about the model!
What do you think, did I pull off the look and feel of a Cryptek? -MBG
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