When I saw her I knew that I needed to pick her up. Luckily, the game shop I hang out at got plenty of them on hand and I was able to snag one from them. She sat on my desk for a few days, and then I decided to get to work on her.
I decided that instead of painting her normally, I'd convert her into a counts-as Commissar Yarrick! She turned out really well too and has gotten a lot of compliments.
Let's take a look!
|For the conversion, I used a mechanical arm from the Adeptus Mechanicus Kataphron Destroyers kit. Originally I had chosen a different arm with a claw on it. But after putting it up to vote with some friends, they taser arm was chosen instead.|
It took a lot of clever hacking to get the arm to look good too.
At first I had thought of attaching it at the shoulder, but realized that I would lose out on the shoulder frill and it would throw the model off. To save the frill, I had to carefully cut the old arm away from the shoulder and make a divit for the mech arm to fit into.
This was also her sword arm, and I wanted to keep the sword as part of her uniform. Maybe she still carries it as a symbol of status or something. She obviously can't draw it with her right arm or with the claw.
Yarrick carries a bolt pistol as well as a storm bolter. For the bolt pistol I took Severina's original bolt pistol and attached it to the back of her power claw. The storm bolter was then put in place of her original pistol.
For the paint job, I stuck pretty close to the box art. I also went with a red power claw since that is the color of Yarrick's claw as well.
Soon she will be leading the Steel Legion in games too! My first game with the new army is going to be a 1,000 point game vs Dark Eldar on Wednesday.
I am beyond hyped!
I'll be posting pics of the game on Twitter, so keep an eye out for that.
I took her with me to Adepticon, where she stood atop my Dreadnought display board, along with some Steel Legion soldiers.
Thanks to everyone who came by to look it all over and the compliments on her!
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