|(Image is from Agis Neugebauer from www.agisn.de as read in the image)|
While I love Stern's model, I would like to personally have a bit of a more unique HQ so converting or using a different model would be nice. I've come up with a list of some options, some of which would require very little conversion work and other would require a complete re-build of the model. Please note that any images I link in this post I have no rights to nor did I paint.
So, let's start off with my personal favorite. When I first started playing 40k, I bumped into this article on the Games Workshop site.
I really liked the chestpiece featured on that Belial conversion, and I began trying to think of ways I could use the Calgar myself. I, like many others have as I soon found out, made in my mind a plan to convert Marneus Calgar into a Grey Knight Grandmaster.
|(Image again from agisn.de)|
I've been searching on and off eBay for a cheap Marneus Calgar without his Honor Guard but I can rarely find them going for less than $25 after shipping, which is a bit much for me. But I'm sure many of you are a bit more brave and will be able to get this conversion going much easier.
Next up is a model I've seen from Scibor, known as the Templar SciFi Knight.
While there are a couple things that I don't like about this model for a Grey Knight, such as the collar with the skeleton on it, it does have a very nice Crusader vibe to it that I think would work well. I'm not sure if it would be easy enough to remove the head, but I assume it would be. No offense to Scibor, I just like helmets. You may be able to add some different arms on it, too, but I'm not sure how many pieces this guy comes in. Anyone know?
Before I go onto my last conversion I want to mention some bits I found when browsing for ideas.
Some Google-fu revealed a guy using these legs.
Okidus from okidus.blogspot.com/ uses these in a post he did not too long ago, found here. They legs do look a bit taller than normal, but personally I like that..
Anyway, it's about time to finish up this post with a very odd conversion base...
Now, I've never played Warmachines nor have I ever seen this model in person, but I think a conversion may be possible. Yes, it would be very difficult, but I think it would be very cool. It doesn't have much of a 40k feel, but I know some of you really talented guys out there could make something beautiful.
So that pretty much wraps up this post. I hope this post helps anyone out there looking to make a very cool HQ for their Grey Knights.
And remember, only two months now until the new codex! Perhaps we'll see a new model then, so you may want to wait a bit before you go out and purchase some new models and green stuff.
Hopefully I'll get back with some nice Grey Knight information, but the rumor mills seemed to die just as the announcement went out.