Thursday, November 8

Blast from the Past: Typhus conversion; TLAC/ML Hellbrute

Hey all, just a quick post here to show you what I've been messing with lately. First up is a Typhus conversion based on the RT era Chaos Lord model. It's a bit small now, but I've always liked it.

The arms are from the plastic chaos lord kit-- the scythe is the sorcerer's staff topped with a zombie scythe blade, yet again topped with the pick weapon from the whfb chaos knights. The back banner is one from the plastic plaguebearers, as is the hand holding the severed heads. He still needs some gaps filled and obviously a paintjob, but with the new arms and the height added from the base I'm pretty happy with it.

I've also been tinkering with the hellbrute model. I like the detail and the pose, but the weapon loadout isn't all that useful to me. Plus, I like to avoid using straight out-of-the-box models when I can help it.

The autocannon was made with plastic tubing; pretty straightforward there. I removed the fist arm at the joint and added a Havoc launcher. I had to trim down the plate that goes on the back of the fist, but it fits on there well as the top of the missile launcher. I replaced the normal face with an eyeball from the chaos spawn kit to help the pose make sense.

Thanks for reading, talk to you soon.



  1. Looks like a great conversion. I like the reaper AC and ML brute myself. I do feel a bit uneasy about having hull mounted weapons facing in such different directions though. If I'm not mistaken the rules would probably prevent this guy from firing both at the same target, but on the other hand it looks cool!

  2. B,

    That Hell Brute is more demonic than ever. Well done.

    Love the typhus. Can't wait to see the whole force!

  3. Great work on the hellbrute conversion!

  4. Thanks all for the kind words.

    @Nate: I really never considered the weapon angles until you mentioned it. I was going more for a WYSIWYG model in a sensible pose using the base model. The multimelta arm is always going to be at an odd angle, so without removing it completely it is what it is. I only play in 1-2 tournaments a year so I'm not too worried about the minor rules bits. For anyone who complains I have an old metal dreadnought in a sock I can use for "discussion" purposes.