Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Ratlings, BloodPact style

I picked up some of the new skaven clanrats for a xenos mercenary unit.  I was planning on using them as Penal troops, thinking the random table + outflank would represent their feral alien nature.  Unfortunately, the new clanrats come up to the stomach of a guardsman.  Not quite right, as it meant the kroot rifle I was using was more than twice their height.  As much as I hate the pun, they're perfect for Ratling snipers, BloodPact style.  On to the pictures!


 
 
 
 


16 comments:

  1. These are really nice. I may steal the idea and use them for Jezzails in my fantasy Skaven army.

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  2. i am glad that my bad pun inspired such awesome conversions. aces, my friend, aces.

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  3. wow, those are really effective! This kind of thing makes you want to turn traitor...

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  4. they certainly look the part! what would be really nice would be to have them on broken sewer style bases! with toix waste spilling out of cracked pipes etc...

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  5. Very cool idea and the builds came out really nicely. I really like how they turned out, and I look forward to seeing them painted!

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  6. Great job on them, it is a great pun but even better looking snipers! I might just end up taking your idea if I ever consider adding snipers, and with the ways yours looks I may end up adding them just for the looks

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  7. Brilliant! I'm assuming those are just kroot arms you're using instead of the Skaven arms, correct? I've been thinking of making a Hrud "counts-as" Dark Eldar army with something like this as the DE Warriors. Terrific to see that the idea actually works and looks pretty damn good, too!

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  8. Glad they're so popular, thanks everyone! It's gratifying to have inspiration turn out so well and then be so well received. It's an easy conversion, kroot arms on a skaven body. Clip off the left arms and drill out a flat space on both sides (the right arm is a socket that I drilled flat). The only tricky part is getting the arms to meet at a convincing angle.

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  9. Sweet Chocloate-Coated Christ those look nice! Can I just say that the Guard army you're building looks sooooo much better than the one I'm building?

    So would this mean that the Blood Pact has hired some Hrud Mercenaries?

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  10. That's exactly what it means! And not those silly history-rewrite Hrud from Black Library's Xenos book.

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  11. Blopdpact ratlings! Genius!

    The Pact expands.
    John

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  12. So Reuben, are we gonna see the Blood Pact at Kublacon? We're actually running a 40K event there.

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  13. I'm a new visitor, but damn did you give me something cool to muse over. Very cool idea - great kit-bash.

    Keep it up - Brent

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  14. Outstanding, simply outstanding. Consider yourself flattered because you've inspired another rat player to copy you sir! Now I just need to look for a slave rat model and a shield that can serve as a the giant pavise.

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  15. Anonymous8/01/2010

    I love it! I'm making some jezzails, but only if the island of blood clanrats don't have their armes attached. I already have 200 clanrats, so I'm not going to buy another box :p

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