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PostSubject: Madusae conversion idea?   Madusae conversion idea? I_icon_minitimeWed Oct 01 2014, 16:55

Anyone know of a good model for conversion to a madusae. By themselves they are not pricey but when you wan 4-6 it adds up quick.
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PostSubject: Re: Madusae conversion idea?   Madusae conversion idea? I_icon_minitimeWed Oct 01 2014, 17:18

As was pointed out on another thread, the Medusae kit comes with 2 heads. So you can buy 3 and just have to grab 3 more bodies to put with the spare heads.

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PostSubject: Re: Madusae conversion idea?   Madusae conversion idea? I_icon_minitimeWed Oct 01 2014, 17:25

ohhh clever. Thanks monkey man.
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PostSubject: Re: Madusae conversion idea?   Madusae conversion idea? I_icon_minitimeWed Oct 01 2014, 17:27

No worries. I threw up 2 pics for you.
I'm having the same dilemma, I need Medusae and Sslyth models stat!

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PostSubject: Re: Madusae conversion idea?   Madusae conversion idea? I_icon_minitimeWed Oct 01 2014, 17:29

sslyth models you can get cheap from d&d and dragonlance models, don't remember the model specifically but i saw them there and they are a pack of 5 for like $10, they have swords and where leather and plate mail Armour. ill try to find them again.
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PostSubject: Re: Madusae conversion idea?   Madusae conversion idea? I_icon_minitimeWed Oct 01 2014, 17:49

@barenone wrote:
sslyth models you can get cheap from d&d and dragonlance models, don't remember the model specifically but i saw them there and they are a pack of 5 for like $10, they have swords and where leather and plate mail Armour. ill try to find them again.

Please do, I'd be interested in 5 sslyth for 10 darra
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PostSubject: Re: Madusae conversion idea?   Madusae conversion idea? I_icon_minitimeWed Oct 01 2014, 20:49

Not sure on scaling but Reaper Models have some good models to use in place of the GW models, downside is they're $8 a model usually, but cheaper than what GW makes at about he same quality.

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PostSubject: Re: Madusae conversion idea?   Madusae conversion idea? I_icon_minitimeThu Oct 02 2014, 03:26

I was thinking to use some mindflayer models
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PostSubject: Re: Madusae conversion idea?   Madusae conversion idea? I_icon_minitimeThu Oct 02 2014, 04:14

@flakmonkey wrote:
As was pointed out on another thread, the Medusae kit comes with 2 heads. So you can buy 3 and just have to grab 3 more bodies to put with the spare heads.

That was me I think Smile Having looked at the new wrack kit, their bodies are probably quite a good option as a base for conversions. So if you're just buying the box to replace liquifier models, like I will be, you can use spare bodies (which already have their arms out to their sides, just ready for chains) with medusae heads, as they have similar looking segmented armour on their chests.
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PostSubject: Re: Madusae conversion idea?   Madusae conversion idea? I_icon_minitimeThu Oct 02 2014, 05:33

I'll be sculpting (ok, attempting to sculpt) some alternate sslyth tails, the upper body is fine I think with all the options for using shardcarbine arms from scourges etc, and an alternate angle of the torso should vary things nicely.

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PostSubject: Re: Madusae conversion idea?   Madusae conversion idea? I_icon_minitimeThu Oct 02 2014, 05:38

Would any Necron tail-like options work on the bottom of a Sslyth perhaps?

Or even tomb kings from fantasy... Not looked just thinking out-loud...

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PostSubject: Re: Madusae conversion idea?   Madusae conversion idea? I_icon_minitimeThu Oct 02 2014, 05:41

Credit where it is deserved Believer. It was a great bit of info, I'll be picking up a medusae since hearing it.
The tail of the sslyth is the hardest part I think, the torso is essentially two kabalite torsos combined. Although the head probably won't be easy.
I looked at Reaper miniatures, and they do make snake people, but they'd require some heavy modding.

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PostSubject: Re: Madusae conversion idea?   Madusae conversion idea? I_icon_minitimeThu Oct 02 2014, 05:48

Flakmonkey: just an idea, I've not tried it, but the most difficult part would be the scale pattern - try using an existing slyth tail to press the pattern into a piece of green stuff, should reproduce it fairly easily?

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PostSubject: Re: Madusae conversion idea?   Madusae conversion idea? I_icon_minitimeThu Oct 02 2014, 05:55

@The_Burning_Eye wrote:
Flakmonkey: just an idea, I've not tried it, but the most difficult part would be the scale pattern - try using an existing slyth tail to press the pattern into a piece of green stuff, should reproduce it fairly easily?

That could work, provided a less "yellow heavy" mix is used. Maybe you could get a small piece of fine wire mesh, the diamond patterned sort. Cut it into a small band and sort of stencil it. You can always neaten bits up with a sculpting tool or hobby knife. Probably best to work on the tail, then attach a torso to it afterwards to make it easier to work with. And a wire frame with something like Sculpty baked over it might form the best base, rather than trying to work with all green stuff. That way you can line up how you want it to look and fit with the torso, bake it, then sculpt the green stuff scales on top of it.
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PostSubject: Re: Madusae conversion idea?   Madusae conversion idea? I_icon_minitimeThu Oct 02 2014, 06:04

@Mr Believer wrote:
Maybe you could get a small piece of fine wire mesh, the diamond patterned sort. Cut it into a small band and sort of stencil it. You can always neaten bits up with a sculpting tool or hobby knife.

I like your thinking, once the pattern is on just use a knife to push one edge in to make it '3D'.

I'm off to look at pictures of snakes...

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PostSubject: Re: Madusae conversion idea?   Madusae conversion idea? I_icon_minitimeThu Oct 02 2014, 10:12

why not zoidberg (reaper D'khul)?
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PostSubject: Re: Madusae conversion idea?   Madusae conversion idea? I_icon_minitimeThu Oct 02 2014, 13:27

Hi... think I'm going to use the blood vassals I got and never put together as the poison chicks..
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PostSubject: Re: Madusae conversion idea?   Madusae conversion idea? I_icon_minitimeMon Mar 09 2015, 20:16

Great conversion, Flakmonkey! What are the empty-handed arms from? Raider/Ravager gunners, or are they on the standard Warriors sprue?

(Oh, and: hi, everybody! Dark Eldar n00b here; after a 12-year absence from the game, I'm assembling and painting a load of Chaos Space Marines from my last lapse, then starting a small Kabal of the Flayed Skull force.)

(and an edit: doy, didn't see that was reposted from Warseer)
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PostSubject: Re: Madusae conversion idea?   Madusae conversion idea? I_icon_minitimeTue Mar 10 2015, 03:30

Made my own conversion from a gw wraith kit for my medusae. Mainly used talos parts to convert him with

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PostSubject: Re: Madusae conversion idea?   Madusae conversion idea? I_icon_minitimeTue Mar 10 2015, 11:01

@flakmonkey wrote:
As was pointed out on another thread, the Medusae kit comes with 2 heads. So you can buy 3 and just have to grab 3 more bodies to put with the spare heads.

Did pretty much the same, but with Imperial Guardsmen bodies, to make it extra clear that the medusae is the parasite and the body's just a slave.
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PostSubject: Re: Madusae conversion idea?   Madusae conversion idea? I_icon_minitimeTue Mar 10 2015, 23:13

These are the best IMO... SOOO close with a free haemonculi to boot.

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PostSubject: Re: Madusae conversion idea?   Madusae conversion idea? I_icon_minitimeFri Mar 13 2015, 02:12

I'm using Warmachine Cryx Witch Coven of Garlghast models. You get three for less than 20 bucks.
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