Sunday, May 22, 2011

Reaper Andras Conversion

The latest addition in my Space Marine force is a conversion of the Reaper Overlord Captain Andras.

This is the figure in its original form.



As you can see there are lots of spikes - on the helmet, the left shoulder pad, and also the tabard. There are even studs on the edges of the shoulder pads that echo those of the Mk VI armour.

The helmet itself is reminiscent of the Mk III Crusade armour. I toyed with the idea of leaving the spike on the helmet (an option with the Mk III armour), but eventually decided to remove it for consistency in appearance with the rest of the army. I figure the back-story to this figure is that he is wearing bits of old armour, which would make him a veteran type of character.

The next thing to do was to 40K-ise the figure, which I did by adding the Space Marine backpack, a tabard on the right shoulder pad, as well as a holstered bolt-pistol. I added a skull to the chest emblem, which happened to be a Terminator-cross - I suppose this means the figure has "Terminator honours" in 40K-speak.

Here is the figure dry-fitted.





And here it is completed.







The sword didn't quite match the 40K look, so I had to buy a Nemesis Force Sword bit off ebay as replacement. Unfortunately the Andras figure appears to be left-handed, which meant I had to cut the bit into 3 parts and then re-glue them with the left hand over the right hand. The base is once again on a piece of stone.


With the completion of this figure I have four "command" figures: a Captain, a Champion, a Standard-bearer, and this new figure. I reckon I can add an Apothecary figure and make a complete Command Squad by making this figure a Veteran Sergeant with Power Weapon (Relic Blade). I have already bought an Apothecary figure, and in the meanwhile I have three Terminator figures to complete. Once all four figures are done, my small force will consist of 1 Command Squad, 3 Combat Squad, 1 Terminator Squad, and a Dreadnought. I wonder if I should add some sort of an armoured vehicle to the force...

2 comments:

Tryler said...

Wow, this is awesome! I didn't even know about that miniature range, but now that I do I may convert a few into my own Space Marines.

captain arjun said...

I'm glad you like it.

Another possible conversion candidate is this one:

http://www.reapermini.com/Miniatures/Overlords/latest/14267