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PostSubject: Help! Sslyth conversions    Help! Sslyth conversions  I_icon_minitimeMon Oct 06 2014, 07:35

So ... How do I convert Sslyth?

Been surfing the Web without any success so I turn to you brother in arms.
Suggestions?
Pictures?

Pretty please with suger on top.
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PostSubject: Re: Help! Sslyth conversions    Help! Sslyth conversions  I_icon_minitimeMon Oct 06 2014, 08:16

Rubber snakes from the toy store that you chop up and convert Use green stuff for armor use wych arms for the arms VIOLA Sslyth that wont break.

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PostSubject: Re: Help! Sslyth conversions    Help! Sslyth conversions  I_icon_minitimeMon Oct 06 2014, 09:41

@Its_Rumble wrote:
Rubber snakes from the toy store that you chop up and convert Use green stuff for armor use wych arms for the arms VIOLA Sslyth that wont break.

Ooh! Cool idea.
Looks like me and my son are going to the toy store today then :p
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PostSubject: Re: Help! Sslyth conversions    Help! Sslyth conversions  I_icon_minitimeMon Oct 06 2014, 13:11

Well, you can also change the arms from this model
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PostSubject: Re: Help! Sslyth conversions    Help! Sslyth conversions  I_icon_minitimeMon Oct 06 2014, 20:58

I don't have any photo's but i'm going to use thin gauged wire + plus green stuff for the snale body. Seperate pieces of green stuff for the ribbed underbelly and then use a kabalite chest and arms.

What's going to be interesting is the head. Concidering GS or going the easy rout with lizardmen. Could possibly use croot as well

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PostSubject: Re: Help! Sslyth conversions    Help! Sslyth conversions  I_icon_minitimeWed Oct 08 2014, 06:31

Picked up some 18-gauge wire, I also got a couple sheets window screen mesh from my local home repair storw. Once I have a day off i'll see what I can figure out,and post,some pics

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PostSubject: Re: Help! Sslyth conversions    Help! Sslyth conversions  I_icon_minitimeWed Oct 08 2014, 22:56

Here's the one I plan to use. Even has some armor and only need to modify the bow/pack and add some weapons.

https://www.reapermini.com/Miniatures/snakeman/latest/77153
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PostSubject: Re: Help! Sslyth conversions    Help! Sslyth conversions  I_icon_minitimeThu Oct 09 2014, 06:20

Lemme know what happens with those snakes.

I wonder how good those reaper minis look.

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PostSubject: Re: Help! Sslyth conversions    Help! Sslyth conversions  I_icon_minitimeThu Oct 09 2014, 12:23

2 of us will be converting and I suck at it so the other should turn out well. I'll post his pics in time.
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PostSubject: Re: Help! Sslyth conversions    Help! Sslyth conversions  I_icon_minitimeFri Oct 10 2014, 17:45

It doesn't really answer the initial question of "where do I get some cheap snake bodies?", but here's my plan:

Ever since seeing how close the Grotesque profile is to the Sslyth profile, I've been planning to represent Sslyth with Grot-looking things. As I'm focusing on a full-coven force with a Haemonculus-themed Archon leading it, I wanted to coven up his Court.

In terms of models, I'm be planning to use warmachine/hordes warspears, as used by Eye of Error, to convert the cleaner (read: less gribbly) Grotesques that will form part of the court.

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PostSubject: Re: Help! Sslyth conversions    Help! Sslyth conversions  I_icon_minitimeTue Nov 11 2014, 18:10

I extensively browsed GW website yesterday night, questing for a worthy model / kitbash to use as Sslyth. As I want to get 5 or 6 of them in my new Court, paying 20 CAD each is out of the question (I don't feel like a 200$+ court, to be honest...)

I finally rested on the idea of converting Necron Lychguards with Saurus heads and diverse arms. We'll eventually see the result!

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PostSubject: Re: Help! Sslyth conversions    Help! Sslyth conversions  I_icon_minitimeTue Nov 11 2014, 20:35

Converted lychguard could look good. I'm definitely looking forward to seeing those.

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PostSubject: Re: Help! Sslyth conversions    Help! Sslyth conversions  I_icon_minitimeWed Nov 12 2014, 19:58

I made my own Sslyths by old botz and by using instant mould on dark elf cold one tails. Just to get the snake like scales.
Here is a quick photo of a WiP model. It may not be the best conversion you've seen, but it was meant to be a quick and cheap solution. In my eyes, it looks like something done my a 10 year old, though I'm much older yet not very skilled when it comes to conversions Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Help! Sslyth conversions    Help! Sslyth conversions  I_icon_minitimeThu Nov 13 2014, 04:07

I've actually been scouring the internet for ideas and models to use as the base for a conversion.  Picked up two snake demons from reaper miniature's bones line from my local store.  They were only $3 a piece so why not.  I lopped off the arms and glued on a splinter pistol, shardcarbine, and 2 CCWs.  Not sure if I'm going to sculpt some armor out of green stuff to make it a bit less naked and worthy of a 5+ save.  Considering just cutting off the whole torso from the second one and gluing on an extra kabalite torso.  The snake tail looks pretty good on its own and is probably worth the $3 in my opinion.  Gonna look for more similarly sized models to use as a base so my sslyth aren't mono-posed.
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PostSubject: Re: Help! Sslyth conversions    Help! Sslyth conversions  I_icon_minitimeThu Nov 13 2014, 10:15

How about Warhammer Fantasy Tomb Kings Sepulchral Stalkers

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PostSubject: Re: Help! Sslyth conversions    Help! Sslyth conversions  I_icon_minitimeThu Nov 13 2014, 11:51

@Marrath - aren't they basically the same price as Sslyth anyway?

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PostSubject: Re: Help! Sslyth conversions    Help! Sslyth conversions  I_icon_minitimeThu Nov 13 2014, 15:04

@Marrath wrote:
How about Warhammer Fantasy Tomb Kings Sepulchral Stalkers

Aren't they way too big?
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PostSubject: Re: Help! Sslyth conversions    Help! Sslyth conversions  I_icon_minitimeThu Nov 13 2014, 22:14

Haven't tried them out, was just brainstorming and thought they might be a stylish alternative.

EDIT: They are actually more expensive than Sslyth (SEK410/3 Vs. SEK120), but the opening poster didn't say anything about saving money Razz

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PostSubject: Re: Help! Sslyth conversions    Help! Sslyth conversions  I_icon_minitimeWed Dec 31 2014, 16:38

@Patzerwv wrote:
Here's the one I plan to use.  Even has some armor and only need to modify the bow/pack and add some weapons.

https://www.reapermini.com/Miniatures/snakeman/latest/77153

Anyone ordered these? Would be very interested to see the actual model size

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PostSubject: Re: Help! Sslyth conversions    Help! Sslyth conversions  I_icon_minitimeThu Jan 01 2015, 22:15

@Aroban wrote:
@Patzerwv wrote:
https://www.reapermini.com/Miniatures/snakeman/latest/77153

Anyone ordered these? Would be very interested to see the actual model size

You can't see it on this one, but Reaper's other snakeman models are pictured with Warhammer bases.
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PostSubject: Re: Help! Sslyth conversions    Help! Sslyth conversions  I_icon_minitimeSun Jan 04 2015, 12:06

http://studiomcvey.highwire.com/product/naga

this could help for somthing although the snakebody makes me want to use them as medusae Razz
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PostSubject: Re: Help! Sslyth conversions    Help! Sslyth conversions  I_icon_minitimeSat Mar 28 2015, 03:41

I built mine using lizardmen temple guard bodies with the beaked helmet scourge heads.  I just cut the one leg off that comes attached and the bottom section of the tail.  Then I  attached arms to the 4 limb slots and extend the tail with a combination of bits and green stuff.  They came out pretty well and the entire batch of 10 only cost me about $20.  I am however excluding the kroot and lizardman arms I had in my bits box, as well as the shard carbines.  You could definitely just use wych/scourge arms, maybe adding a scaly texture with green stuff, but I do like every arm only having 4 fingers.

There was a lot of work involved, so it may not be for everyone. Most of which is gap filling around the arms and balancing the model how you want it on the 40mm base.  Now that I have a process though I may do another batch and run a sslyth themed army just for fun.

In my opinion they look more fitting (somehow both more nimble, and hulking at the same time) than the official model, and can be posed in just about any way depending on the tail you support them with.  The plate armor does look a bit primitive though in such a high tech army.

I'm contemplating sculpting some more feathers down from the head before I paint them and going all out with bright plumage.  My cabal (of the broken fang) already has a feathered serpent theme - These fit in very well.
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PostSubject: Re: Help! Sslyth conversions    Help! Sslyth conversions  I_icon_minitimeSat Mar 28 2015, 11:45

My approach was simpler.

1) Buy Wraithguard.
2) Make them look worn and broken.
3) Spice them up with DE Blades/Spikes/Trophies/...
4) Attach Splinter weapons on their shoulders.
5)Call them Castigators -> counts as Ssylth
Done.
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