Thursday, July 14, 2011

Imperial fists Master Of The Forge on bike WIP

Hello once again!

Thought I would take some time off my commissions (although I'm also working on a Flesh Tearers Captain, more on that on future posts) and give my Imperial Fists army some much needed attention.

I have tried using Master Of the Forge with a Conversion Beamer riding a bike and I must say that his long range (or should I say extreme range) killing capacity is lovely! I have therefore decided to make a model to field in my games, but many problems have risen for that, mainly finding the correct weapon for the conversion.

After a quick research, I have found that the original conversion beamer during the good old Horus Heresy days looked more like a Plasma Cannon (the first gun on the picture below). Then it evolved into something really unique in shape, making it rather difficult to convert...

After quite a long research and digging in my bits box I was ... well stuck. There was no way I could just kitbash something like this without looking way too overdone and I wasn't really ready to sculpt or make something from scratch. 

But then, when I was browsing my beloved blogosphere... revelation!! 

Chapterhouse studios was a company no stranger to me, I have purchased their lovely pre heresy jump packs for a future project (keep an eye for this as well) and now this release was just perfect for what I was looking for. 

The kit arrived quite fast having in mind that we had an ocean dividing us. Lots of flash to clean and preparation work to be done but nothing a sharp knife can't handle.

I ended up doing some conversion work to the kit as well, because I would prefer the beamer mounted on the bike itself, not on the backpack. 

For the techmarine I used the old metal body from the Blood Angels command boxed set and some legs from the Dark Angels upgrade sprue. Some photo etched imperial fists symbols would give that much needed character to the model.

Finished the model with a Micro Art base. I haven't glued the gun for obvious reasons. Ready to be primed! I would really like to hear what you think on this one. Watch this space for more updates!

Last but not least, some much needed musical inspiration! 


  1. Gearheads of the World unite! Love Clutch.

    That's a really cool conversion.

  2. Thank you Loq. Glad u like Clutch, I've seen them live last month and they were great! Painting the fella right now, so soon there is going to be an update!