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CSM Raptor Conversion.
« on: December 28, 2014, 01:12:34 PM »
Before the official GW raptor set came out I modified a group of CSM troops into raptors using the wings and parts from the Tyrannid Gargoyle set.

It was a hard mod to pull off (lots of cutting) but it actually came out pretty nice. Some mods to get them on the bases in jumping poses and they were finished!

Just some pics of a few of them. The wings are all from the Tyrannid set, except for the Champion, his wings are from the Possessed CSM set.

First pic is just a group shot.

Second is of the champion. I later removed his old power sword and gave him the really awesome one from the proper Raptor set. I used my first true raptor set to make Warp Talons so all the extra cool parts for regular raptors were later added to my existing modded ones.

Third is a kinda Wolverine looking dude. He's treated as having just CCW and Bolt pistol, but for appearance hes got these nasty looking claws on his wrists. Gotta make use of all those Tyrannid spiky claws and such somehow.

Last is of a guy with a Melta gun.

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Re: CSM Raptor Conversion.
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2014, 01:16:28 PM »
Just a few more pics.

First one is the last guy of the group, just holding a cool Raptor Chainsword (seriously, the pistols, special weps, CCW and power weapons in the CSM Raptor set are badass as !@#$) and pistol.

The last two just show how I attached the wings to them. Using the same idea behind the Possessed CSM wing design, I just clipped off the engine bits and tubes to attach the wings to the backpack. Took some real detailed cutting, and more then once had to angle the wings a certain way, but overall it turned out pretty well.

I'm really proud of how they turned out. Only disadvantage of them is they are really wide, and their wings get caught on all kinds of stuff. Other models, terrain, foam carrying cases. First World Chaos problems.......