Hi guys, I plan on doing an ongoing tutorial on how to convert Khurasans Post Apoc power armour into Space marine armour, first a couple of pics of the unchanged figure, the first one is with a Khurasans Post Apoc warrior and Felid, then a rear view of the unchanged figure.
remove the vertical pipe off the right hand side of the back pack, the fuel cell off the weapon and the end of the weapons barrel.
add a band of green stuff from one ear around the back to the other ear, for Mk IIV helmet, add a band from the back of the head to the top of the brow, for beaky helmets add a ball of putty to the mouth and shape to a beak, adding some vent slots on the side of the beak.
I plan on making a force consisting of 3 x 10 man tactical squads the commanders will be sculpted from scratch, 1 x 5 man devastator squad with sculpted commander, 1 x 10 man Assault squad in jump packs, 1 x 10 man scout squad with shot guns, 1 x 5 man Terminator squad with lightening claws, 1 x 5 man terminator squad with bolters, the termies will probably need to be sculpted from scratch unless I find something suitable to convert and a command squad consisting of 1 commander, 1 Chaplain, 1 apothecary, a standard bearer, and a Veteran Sgt, I may also have a librarian. They will be supported by 2 dreadnoughts from GW and some converted armoured vehicles.
The overall conversion will consist of converting the helmet (some will be bear headed), adding larger shoulder armour, converting the weapon to a bolter or heavy weapon, re working the back pack, and adding the usual bling (the GW bling is something I don't really like on the 28mm figures e.g. skulls, gems, eagles etc, but in recreating these in 15mm adding them is a must) I don't want these figure to end up slightly resembling space marine, I want there to be no doubt about what they are.
The next thing I need to decide is what chapter I will be doing, I started my own DYI chapter years ago in 28mm the "lamenting Angels" a Blood Angels seeded chapter, you can see them here http://gunnerswargamming.blogspot.com.au/2009/06/lamenting-angels-chaplain.html
I would like to use the Lamenting Angels but being a 15mm recreation I think I should use a well known Chapter, the most well known being either Blood Angels, Ultra Marines, or Dark Angels, I'm ruling out Dark Angels because the green could get mistaken for just a modern cammo green, I'm leaning towards Blood Angels, but think Ultra Marines would be more recognizable, what do you think.
Next up I will add ear mounds? to the helmet, and add the shoulder armour.