Title: Chaos Warrior + Gor = Bestigor
Description: Conversion Guide?
discoking - February 7, 2012 05:35 PM (GMT)
Howdy fellow goats,
I'm sick of looking at my Mono-Gor & using them at Bestigor.
So I want to make a conversion so that my Bestigor look like these
So what do I need?Plastic Gor
& Plastic Chaos Warriors
w/Great Weapons(Halberds?) ?
Cut the legs off of the Gor & the Warriors,
Then stick on the Gor legs to the Warriors, & a Gor's head.
Is that it?
CrazyRossBoy - February 7, 2012 05:44 PM (GMT)
Give or take, yeah that looks about right, although im sure all he's done for the GWs is use the XHW option and just twisted to look like one long weapon shaft
hope i helped
Metalhed - February 7, 2012 05:49 PM (GMT)
Looks to me like they used the extra hand weapon sprue and twiste the arms, clipped one head off and joined the handles in the middle to make a pole arm type weapon representing the GW
discoking - February 7, 2012 10:53 PM (GMT)
I think the warriors he has didn't have a Great Weapon option.
But the latest ones do?
mrtn - February 8, 2012 06:33 AM (GMT)
The latest one have great weapons available in a metal bits pack. It's the same plastic warriors.
Personally I think this conversion would be more expensive than the plastic bestigors, but not better looking.
AmPm - February 8, 2012 08:13 AM (GMT)
I think you pretty much got it. Though I think the normal Bestigor look much nicer. These look like their legs are too close together and the fur cloak is a bit...poofy.
tkkultist - February 12, 2012 04:46 AM (GMT)
look up ppc (psychosispc) or madhouse workshop - he did some really nice ones
Maelstrom - February 12, 2012 05:59 PM (GMT)
I'm a big fan of the warrior bestigor. I started my unit of them before the new ones were released and I'm very happy keeping them. When all ranked up they look fantastic. Very meaty and impressive.
discoking - February 12, 2012 07:52 PM (GMT)
|QUOTE (Maelstrom @ Feb 12 2012, 05:59 PM)|
| I'm a big fan of the warrior bestigor. I started my unit of them before the new ones were released and I'm very happy keeping them. When all ranked up they look fantastic. Very meaty and impressive. |
Awesome :-D do you have any tips for converting them?
Anything that could make my life easier? Hehe
Maelstrom - February 12, 2012 10:41 PM (GMT)
This would be much better with pictures or diagrams but i'm not that techincal!
*note, the Gors I used were the old ones but the scale is the same as the new ones so it should work*
First of all use a jewlers saw. There is no way I could have done this without one.
Cut the Gor body off just above the belt they all have.
The warrior 'fronts' get cut above the knee. Leaving the thigh plates in place. Cut out the portion of the warrior front that is between the thigh plates right up to but not including the belt buckle portion. You will have to do quite a bit of sawing and clipping here. Make the thigh plates thin enough so you can bend them and let them sit on the legs of the gor nicely.
Glue the front and back of the warrior torsos together and let them dry.
This torso should hopefully sit on the Gor legs with a bit of bending on the thigh plates and possibly some cutting/shaving of the back of the Gor leg to make it fit.
There will be a bit of a gap behind the thigh plate and the cloak. A glob of green stuff that gets smoothed out to look like a continuation of the armour will sort that out. Sometimes it would look better if you make it look like fur as a continuation of the Gor's thigh.
The heads sit very eaisily into the neck slots if you only use the horns that go up instead of curling round.
The arms are dead easy. As you can see from your link the are simply turned sideways. Personally I think that if you do what that guy did the part with the weapon head is too long so I clip it off and shove a pin through the whole hadn adn weapon haft to line it up with the other arm. If you want you can glue that together but not attach it to the model for ease of painting.
Now my way doesn't look as pretty. The ones in the link retain the bits of the torsos between the thigh plates while with mine it gets removed. This will show the Gor's loin cloth and you will have to greenstuff over the circular metal plates to make them look more like the cloth (although personally I didn't bother on most of them). It is a lot faster though and involves much less green stuffing.
PM me or post below if you have any questions!
P.S. I used the word 'thigh' quite a lot in that post, made me feel a little strange...
skrewdriver - February 14, 2012 02:35 AM (GMT)
I have a unit of these from years back, and now I need 6 more for Adepticon this year. I am in the process of making a tutorial on how to build the for the Magnificent Bastards
blog. I should have it done before the end of the week, so if you wait you will be able to see the build process there.
All that you need are Gors, and Chaos Warriors. The older gors work easier than the newer gors.
The weapons are all built from the weapons on the chaos warriors sprues. You just have to cut them up and turn the hands sideways. You also have to build many of them that will actually rank up. Those are the ones that hold their weapons straight up and down. Here's a few pics of mine. You can see more pics of them here: The Wild Herd: Special Gallery
Maelstrom - February 14, 2012 08:06 PM (GMT)
Mine look very similar to those. Similar as in, not painted as well.
discoking - February 16, 2012 03:21 PM (GMT)
|QUOTE (mrtn @ Feb 8 2012, 06:33 AM)|
| Personally I think this conversion would be more expensive than the plastic bestigors, but not better looking. |
I just did the maths, & it looks as though it'd be cheaper for me to do this conversion,
than buying Plastic bestigors outright.
I need about 36-40...
& Bestigors come in 10's, so that's about £90 for 4 boxes.
But for this conversion, WoC come in boxes of 12's,
So that's 3 boxes for 36 models, for £54
(I have the Gor parts anyway, around 60 spare Gor).
So this works out wonderful for me!
I'll get my first box of WoC tonight & have a crack.
Prepare for photos!
Maelstrom - February 16, 2012 03:49 PM (GMT)
Oh yeah if you have the gors anyway this is the way to go. Looking forward to seeing the pics!
discoking - June 16, 2012 11:36 PM (GMT)
Hey guys, It's been a while!
I went to New Zealand in February/March & when I got back I concentrated on my Chaos Dwarfs.
But now I'm back on my beasts!
For the past 2 weeks I have been converting these dudes, 48 of them!
So thanks to Skrewdriver for the MagnificentBastard guide :)
I'm just currently waiting for Bestigor heads to arrive.
tkkultist - October 4, 2012 02:05 AM (GMT)
sorry for the threadomancy but I was wondering if these were ever finished - they were looking good!
Buniek - October 4, 2012 07:34 PM (GMT)
WOW... Those bestigors are spectacular! Great job man!
discoking - October 4, 2012 07:58 PM (GMT)
Cheers for the comments guys!
My thumbs have only just healed from all the hobby knife work, lol!
These guys are next on my to do list.
My girlfriend bought me an Iron Daemon for my Chaos Dwarfs so I HAD to paint that first!
But these guys are next. I have kinda got my Paint scheme ready.
I do need to reposition some as it is very snug in parts when ranking up.
Cheers for egging me on though, I can't wait to Start them!