The Citadel chaos centaurs (as shown below from the 1991 catalogue) are a varied bunch, stylistically, with four of them (top row, 4 & 5, second row, 2& 3) particularly betraying their Greek mythological origins.
|Thank you, SOLegends!|
However, their interestingness and multi-partedness have made sure they are rather collectable, with several people seemingly trying to get the full set. Which is all well and good (I fully understand the urge), but it does make it more pricey than I'd like to pick up just a few. So, what's a chap to do? Make his/her own, of course!
This is how I started - a Copplestone/Grenadier barbarian on horseback:
You'll notice from later photos that this isn't the barbarian I used (this time - he's next), but I only thought to take the picture afterwards.
Next step? Cut them up!
|Someone got made an offer they couldn't refuse!|
Then the usual steps for conversion - dry fit, pin and glue, then some putty to cover the hacked off saddle bits and make it look like he'swearing a massive fur cloak. I also reposed the axe to look more like it was being carried ready for use.
|Just horsin' around. Oh, and pillaging. Lots of pillaging.|
|Is this my best side? Yay or neigh?|
Now, the only problem at this point was I wasn't happy with the join between human body (nice mail shirt) and horse body (umm, horsey body). My last attempt at sculpting mail to cover the join (on the proof-of-concept centaur a while ago) didn't satisfy me, so I had a cunning plan... cheat! Or, more precisely, use some oyumaru to help me duplicate a suitable piece to cover the join. A little rummaging turned up this somewhat diminished khornate warrior...
A little press-molding later and I had this piece to add to his front:
I still need to add a belt above the armour plates because the body shape is too thin at that point, I think, but it's another step towards being confident with putty as well as towards completing my RoC warband as it stands at the moment.
Comments and criticisms welcome - I have three more after this to do!