I've come to a couple conclusions in my absence. One, doctors think a trip to the hospital is always a good idea, never considering how much it costs. Two, I'm fairly certain that several days of fever, deprivation and or hallucinogens were involved in the origin of all major religions, not to mention things like the spork and Ronco's Mister Microphone. (For those too young for that reference, check THIS out!) It also might be responsible for me dusting off my Necrons.
Initially, I bought the first box of Warriors for parts. I was going to use some of the parts for conversions and the rest for bases for my Orks. Then the Allied charts came out and I found out that I could ally Necrons and Orks and that idea was just too cool.... and too damned funny to pass up. I've never been a big fan of the green rods and I want to go with a sickly white-green for the glowing undead feel, so I made carbines. Besides, who the f*** puts an axe on the end of a gun?!?! Its a quick and easy conversion.
On the left are the cut down parts, on the right the parts before trimming.. When I chop off the grip, I cut the thumb off and glue it on to the hand. I carve out a little "trench" in the hand area where the front "zappy" piece will go. OH... and do futuristic robots need a big sight on the top of the gun?
I go the assembly line up and running and here are the first 10.
And my favorite 5... so far.
Between the two boxes I had, I can get about 21 complete guys. The left over guys, I'm going to have to make some "Uh... the reanimation thing didn't work so well" - "Hey, where'd my head go?"- guys. That should be some fun. The other part of the plan, since I have an absolute TON of unbuilt Orks. SO..... I'm going to mix the Orks with some Necron technology. I'm still working up the back story, whether the Orks are "slaves" or the Crypteks and the Meks did some sort of deal. But Hijinks will ensue. This will give me something to have fun with along with the Chaos army.
Good stuff ahead and comics as well. Its going to be a fun spring.