The Parasite has an interesting set of rules that I wanted to try out. Basically for every model he kills, he has a chance of that model spawning Ripper bases. Recently played a game and 10 of the little fellas popped onto the table!
I kept reading about this guy, but was having a bit of a time figuring out a conversion. Inspired by a post at Fromthewarp, here is my go at this interesting HQ choice.
Step 1 – Used a Warrior model for the base creature. Also laid out several bits to try for fitting, etc.
Step 2 – Took off arms and legs. Cut some bits to make head and back spikes. Also attached a couple of nasty looking mandibles.
Step 3 – Next I attached warrior scything talons for the “legs” and arms. You may have noticed the head spikes were no longer spiky at this point. Just trying a different look. Didn’t keep it.
Step 4 - I used Gargoyle wings for this guy. At first I thought they might be a bit small, but they turned out ok. Finally, the biggest issue as getting a curved tail to put the spiky bit on. I ended up slow heating the plastic over a lit candle and slowly bending it with a small pliers. Didn’t turn out too bad.
Step 5 – Here he is after going through the painting process. Table ready!
Note: You may have noticed I am not a big Green Stuff user. I prefer to smooth and “fill” with my Dremel. It that fails, I will resort to modeling putty.