The Road to the Standish Standoff: Ratling Sniper Conversions Started

Hello all,

I’ve purchased my ticket to the Standoff so I’m officially committed now!  Though I’m still weighing some options I know I want to bring some Ratling Snipers so I’m working on those next.  The first two were pretty simple conversion from single pose models I’ve had sitting around.  They aren’t that exciting yet but I’m planning to sculpt some camo robes, pouches, and what-not to fix them up.  For the third one I reposed some wolf rider legs to get a crouching position.  I have a lot more legs, arms, and heads than I have torsos to hold together so I decided to stretch my bits by holding it all together with an armature.  I modified a lasgun to make his sniper rifle and reposed his right arm to hold it properly.  It looks odd in the picture because I’m leaving it loose until I sculpt his chest.

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Here’s the group shot.  I started reposing a second set of legs for the fourth sniper.

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There’s still a lot of work to go on these.  In addition to the cloaks and pouches I plan to add scopes to the rifles.  I want to get five of them built before I start adding the details.

  • Great start. The poses are really going to make these guys stand out; they actually look like snipers.

    • Thanks. I’ve had these conversions knocking around my head for a while now. It feels good to finally work on them!

  • JustHippie

    Just don’t put them behind an Aegis or they’ll never have Line of sight. :P

    You’re a madman for even attempting this with a family at home. While you’re doing all this custom work do you have a Diorama for the Bronze Spawn in the works?

    • They’re definitely not suited to firing from behind an Aegis! Maybe I’ll model some ammo crates for them to stand on ;)

      It’s definitely going to be a challenge to pull this off in time. I don’t think I’ll find the time for a diorama entry.

      • JustHippie

        How about these guys standing on ammo crates to see over an ADL?

        • I do need a pose for the fifth one, maybe I’ll put him on a box trying to get a better view!

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