Friday, February 4, 2011

The creative juices are kinda flowing...


I had an idea, and was just cut & pasting various pics together to see if i could come up with a workable idea.

Going with my Dragon Knight (Wraithguard) concept, I was thinking of using a Carnosaur as an Wraithlord. If I put it on an Avatar base, take the weapon platform and bent the topside portion of the platform (i.e.: the part that the gun mounts to) around Carnosaur's back (with something like a saddle strap underneath to hold it in place) and a bright lance or whatever mounted on that. Then add a rider, something like my standard Dragon Knight conversion, except maybe with the Exarch helmet. Give him a Shuriken catapult in one arm, and the DE whip arm (pictured) in the other (I figure the Carnosaur can breathe fire for the flamer).

..and ta-dah! An Exodite Wraithlord!

Does that sound like it could be workable?

Photos property of Games Workshop, LLC., used, sliced & diced without their permission.


Warhammer39999 said...

I think a carnosaur would make a great Avatar for an Exodite force--but adding a gun and a rider doesn't seem strictly necessary. Since the Avatar doesn't have a shooting weapon (aside from the "wailing doom," which is a sword, mind you), using just a carnosaur seems like it would work just fine.

Well, at least that's what I picked up my carnosaur for. :)

Da Masta Cheef said...

lol! Wrong word, I need to edit that, I meant Wraithlord.

Of course just making it an Avatar would be a lot easier. I suppose that if I can't get the conversion to work, that would be a good fallback idea, thanks!

Max said...

I would make it look kinda like this, if only for the nostalgia factor:,r:3,s:0

Of course a bit more sleek, but having the guns on the sides would let you easily get two weapons platforms on there, and you can remove one to account for its teeth being a sword or whatnot.

Da Masta Cheef said...

My initial sketch was to use one of the support platforms with the gunner's seat on one side of the body, and the gun on the other. So yes on that wavelength.

Not sure how to build that exactly though. It'll take a while to figure out (unless I just take Warhammer 39.9's advice of using the Carnosaur as is for an avatar).