One thing lacking from the Benevolent Brothers was any form of close-quarters fighters. I decided to rectify that with three new additions - Maddox, Snyke and Frenk.
All three are armed exclusively with melee weapons and pistols to take things up close and personal! I am still working out whether Maddox (the lady with the big chainsword) will be a champion with a chainglaive or a ganger with a chainsword. I'm settled on Snyke with his hand flamer and Frenk though.
|Catalogue images and Paint help to visualise what figures will look like.|
Maddox is spliced together from the lower half of a Necromunda Escher heavy and the upper torso of a female chaos thug, kindly donated to the cause by cheetor over at sho3box. She's very much inspired by the excellent conversion of Myrleia by Alex over at Leadballoony, based on the same chaos thug.
I swapped out the thug's sword with a chainsword from the same Rogue Trader space marine that donated the head to Max Data v2.0 (never through anything away!). I'm really pleased with the way that the weight seems to be pretty natural and she's leaning into the swing of her big nasty weapon.
I painted her up in the cult colours I've been using to date, minimising any bright colours to her sash.
Snyke was an even more involved conversion, using the upper torso from a Confrontation scavvy (the lower torso was used on a Genestealer hybrid that I still haven't got round to painting yet!). His legs came from a Confrontation bounty hunter, his axe and right arm from a WHFB Empire Fighter and his left arm from the bandit from the Rogue Trader adventurers range (kindly donated by Asslessman of Leadplague).
After assembling all the components I covered the joins with greenstuff, sculpting details like the lower portion of his padded jacket and some pouches around the waist.
I decided to give Snyke a natty pink shawl/scarf thing. I think now he's painted it all gels pretty nicely!
The final member of the trio is Frenk. He's an almost completely unmodified chaos thug complete with silly hat, knock knees and worrying spikey spine.
The only alteration I made was to add a holstered pistol (once again delving into the RTB01 bits).
Still to come are another couple of champions in anticipation of earning enough income to recruit them!