Blighted Nyss Warlord and Fyanna, Torment of Everblight

I’ve finished a couple of Legion models recently. The Blighted Nyss Warlord was painted as part of my latest collaboration video.

Nyss Warlord

Fyanna, Torment of Everblight will be the subject of my next “How I Paint” video,  to be posted next week.

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Video: Painting Collaboration – Blighted Nyss Warlord

I made another collaboration video to celebrate the milestone of 1000 YouTube subscribers. I’m actually a little late but it’s that busy time of year! I’d like to thank Randy Culp from Wisconsin for collaborating with me.

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Kryssa, Conviction of Everblight

I’ve just finished painting Legion’s newest battlebox caster: Kryssa, Conviction of Everblight.

Kryssa

She had some fiddly mould lines and I filled in the back of the cloak with putty because I didn’t like the gap.

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Croak Raiders Conversion: Feral Nyss

It’s taken me almost a year but I’ve finally finished my Feral Nyss unit conversion. I was inspired by the updated Privateer Press conversion policy to convert a unit out of a completely different unit. In this case, I tried to make models that capture the spirit of Croak Raiders, but make them Nyss so that they fit better into my Everblight army.

Converted Nyss

I started with Circle Tharn Bloodtrackers and swapped their heads for Dark Eldar Wych heads. Then I sculpted tiny gourds and flames for their weapons. I hope that the orange wrist/anklewraps and green warpaint helps to tie them to the Croaks even more.

Converted Nyss

Converted Nyss

Converted Nyss

Converted Nyss

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Croak Raiders Conversion: Feral Nyss

Original upload date: September 27 2015

In the past I have always used the majority of the original model in my conversions, and all PP parts or putty in the hopes of disambiguation. However, when the new conversion rules came into effect I was inspired to try something outside of my comfort zone. I decided to turn a Minions unit into Nyss, and the Croak Raiders seemed like a good fit. I’m planning to paint these girls up with green caustic war paint (to account for their Vitriol rule and as a visual reminder that they are Croaks). I will probably get these knocked back from tournaments, it will be up to the TO, but I honestly don’t play competitively very often anyway.

Without further ado, here are my Feral Nyss Raiders:

Raider Conversion Feral Nyss

I like the idea that the unit is primitive (cannibalistic warrior women!) to reflect their Minions-background, so the Circle Tharn Bloodtrackers were a good starting point. Their bodies are the same size as Nyss, and they have cool bone shards that help with the feral look. I needed to remove their shields, as they are not proper Croak weaponry, and remove their heads as that is easily the most identifiable part of the Tharn model. Removing all of that hair was the hardest part of these conversions, especially since I don’t own a dremel tool so it was all done by hand.

Raider Conversion Feral Nyss

The Raider on the left, the leader, shows all of the basic changes that I did to the unit. After removing the shield I had to resculpt the attachment point. I removed the heads and bulky hair and replaced them with Dark Eldar Wych heads. These are elfy and help with the bone-shard feral look I was after. I also added a sculpted Oil Gourd to her belt so that all weaponry was shown on the figure. Raider number 2 has these basic changes as well as fire sculpted onto her thrown weapon. It was very difficult to saw the head off and leave the attached weapon intact. Raider 3 has a sculpted flaming brand added and Raider 4 has flames on her weapon as well.

Raider Conversion Feral Nyss

Raider 5 is the same sculpt as 2. I re-angled her throwing arm, drilled the weapon haft out of her hand and replaced it with an Oil Gourd, and also raised the angle on her other arm. Raider 6 is the same sculpt as 3. I changed the angle on her weapon arm and replaced her closed fist with an open hand I had in my bitz box. I put another Oil Gourd into this hand. Raider 7 is the same sculpt as 4. I did little alterations to this body variant as I already liked the movement of her throwing action. I just added flames to her weapon.

Raider Conversion Feral Nyss

For Raider 8 (sculpt 2), I cut the original weapon away and swapped it with Raider 9’s arm (sculpt 3). I then added a flaming brand, closing the fingers around it. I hope it looks like she is setting her weapon alight. Raider 9 (sculpt 3) has Raider 8’s original weapon. I gave this one a hood because some of the Croaks have leather hoods. Raider 10 (sculpt 4) also has a hood and a flaming weapon. Those tiny gourds were especially difficult to sculpt!

Sculpted Gourd

I’ve never converted a whole unit before and I doubt I will again any time soon! I know a lot of people will complain that they are not recognisable, but as I’ve said, once I paint them with Croak coloured war-paint I hope it will be a little more obvious.

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Throne of Everblight Conversion: The Horror

Original upload date: July 26 2015

It’s done! Despite the setbacks and losing my enthusiasm for this conversion, I finally finished my converted Throne of Everblight:

Throne of Everblight Conversion

I originally nicknamed it “The Monster” but hubby has talked me into renaming it “The Horror” as a nod to Lovecraft’s “The Dunwich Horror” (since the beastie bears a resemblance to Yog-Sothoth). One of the reasons that the conversion has taken so long is that I designed it as a series of micro-assemblies to make painting easier. This means that I constantly needed to make sure that the parts were aligned.

Throne of Everblight Conversion

I received a lot of love for this conversion on the forums and on the Legion of Everblight facebook page. It was even mentioned on the Blight Makes Right podcast. It really inspires to me continue attempting these sorts of ambitious projects, so thank you!

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Blighted Bather Objective

Original upload date: April 8 2015 – May 10 2015

I wanted to use the Blighted Bather as an objective marker. I decided to make her elevated on some sort of platform so that she wouldn’t be confused for a model in my army. That’s when I remembered that I still had some of the Throne’s body leftover and with a little cutting and greenstuff filigree on top I created this:

Blighted Bather Objective

Here’s the finished objective marker. In hindsight, I regret making her so tall and I also think I went overboard on the blood. Ah well…

Blighted Bather Objective

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Nephilim Protector Conversion

Original upload date: March 16 2015

I did a small conversion on my Nephilim Protector. I was never a fan of the original halberd as I thought the blade was just too large.

Nephilim Protector

So, I shaved a little off with my scalpel blade and repositioned the weapon’s head. Now I’m much happier with the result:

Nephilim Protector Conversion

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