Bit of a crap week this week...my little cat, Sam, was hit by a car and killed on Monday. Died instantly, no pain, didn't suffer, etc, etc. Our other cat has been looking for him and needing a lot of support so not had much hobby time.
My wife and I have been supporting each other and trying to distract ourselves (and Lyro, our other younger kitten). I haven't managed to paint anything, but did sit down and build for a few hours to distract myself.
I'd seen some great conversions of Ixion with shield (see below) or with different weapon options, and If you've watched the video/read my earlier blog post then you'll know I intended to use some small magnets to given him the shield option.I didn't have any magnets small enough, so a small 1mm brass rod has served well enough.
The project started with some VERY careful drilling and dry fitting to make sure I could preserve Ixion Hale as is.
Few pictures of the options!
What do you think guys? Good use of spare plastics?
I've also built my Aquilon pattern terminators. Need a bit of gap filling, might get to that over the bank holiday!
....and finally I have my plastic Custodes built (Brother Handro: "How long have you had these now?.....")
I went for 4 with spears, 1 with standard and sword, and 5 with sword and shield. One of them has a magnetised arm with a converted chaos power talon - I'm not sure if I like this given how nice the actual talons are...I have a Blood Angel power fist somewhere that I might convert to a claw instead...more bling and all that!
What do you guys think? check out a video for Ixion and the Terminators below:
Hoping to get some more painting done - end-of-the-month pledge rush and all that!
Thought for the day: "Yime spent with cats is never wasted"