Thor’s Workbench: Chaos Warpsmith Conversion (WIP #2)

If you saw my first WIP then you’ll notice in these WIP shots that I ditched the Techmarine backpack. I liked it but with the huge arm on it I had limited space to work in the tentacles. Plus, with it being metal it just wanting to flop around despite some strong magnets. I just didn’t want to deal with it so I started over on the backpack.

This backpack I modeled a bit after the Warpsmith kit, namely the heads on the exhaust ports. The mouths in those heads will each have a tentacle coming out of them, same as the Warpsmith kit. I just need to make some more tentacles for that.

So, he has some tentacles, a new backpack and more tentacles inbound soon. I also need to add cabling to the model. I created a bunch of cables but I need to make more. Maybe in the next update I’ll have some progress there.

Overall, I’m happy with the progress on this model. Even at this point he’s recognizable for what he is, which is great because I need to use him next game.

Update: The Warpsmith is all painted now, so check out the painting showcase.

  • khorneinquisitor

    So do you like the Tentacle maker?

    • Yeah. It’s working out well. Took some practice, more than I figured, but once I got the hang of it then it was smooth sailing. I’ll definitely pick these up at some point.

  • TheRhino

    Why magnetize the backpack on the Warpsmith? Storage? He doesn’t get any other otpions that would warrant it.
    Looks good overall though. Where’s the cirrently handless arm from?

    • Mostly for storage and then make life easier while working on him now and for painting him later.

      Old Iron Warriors, same with torso and head. That arm was used on the old metal lascannon.

      • TheRhino

        That’s what I figured.
        I had some of the old IW parts that I incorporated into my Master of the Forge and my jump Librarian, but never the lascannon. I recognized that head, just not the arm.

  • That’s looking great so far! As you said, he’s already easily identifiable. At the same time he’ll stand out at unique.

    • Thanks!

      This guy is a blast to work on. I added more details to him last night, dangling cables from the backpack, and will get the last tentacles on there this weekend I hope. My problem with this model is going to be knowing when to stop.

  • JD Brink

    Loving this guy!

    • Thanks.

      I finished him a while ago though ;) The finished model is here:

      • JD Brink

        Oh, THERE he is! I must have followed some weird link to this older post. REALLY love the way he turned out though! Great conversion with all the different tentacle bits and heads, the leg propped up while taking aim, and your patented two-tone color scheme. Great work, man!

        • Thank you.

          It was my favorite model to create so far. I had a ton of fun working on him from start to finish.

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