My Daughter drew this guy up this past week and I thought it would be a perfect break from the normal stuff posted here. She was doing it as part of a school science project about the planets where they had to create a couple different aliens that might live on some of the other planets on our solar system.
She told me very simply...
"This guy comes from Mars and Mars is about the God of war."
Well that explains the spear. Good enough for me.
It gave me smile and I figured you all might enjoy her insight as well.
Note the blood on the spear tip. This guys is all business apparently.
Then I got the idea to convert and build this guy as an actual model. I need to say a huge thanks to my friend who gave me the model to use. The base is a round lipped one from Secret Weapon Minis and not your standard 40k base to make him look more like a display piece instead of a game piece.
He came out alright. He was definitely a blast to build and paint. It took me a few minutes to figure out how to take a regular daemon and make him look more like the art. I think I was able to capture the artist's representation in my conversion.
The horns were cut off, trimmed down and remounted upside down. His head is just the front half with the exposed back portion filled in with greenstuff. The staff is scratchbuilt from plastic rod and a spare tip. I used a regular sword arm and just cut away the sword. And the nose... it's a wire that was attached to his face and covered with greenstuff.
For a bit of actual hobby content, I've added a handful of Chaos banners to the banner page for those who might need one in their army. Check them out.
Rumor has it she drew three other aliens. If I can get my hands on the pictures, I might see what else I can build.
EDIT: Since a few people asked in the comments, here is my Daughter's critique of my work:
- Nose is excellent, spot on.
- Love the horns.
- Like that there are spikes on the fingers and toes.
- Teeth need to have blood on them.
- No mark on the shoulder.
- Very good overall.