I have started to work on my first Space Wolf HQ choice and I have decided to go for a Wolf Priest (WP). Since the only WP models are Ulrik the Slayer and a limited edition model from Games Day, I decided to make my own.
To anyone who might not know the WP is a combo of Chaplain and Apothecary in the Space Wolf fluff. Unfortunately he is only used as a Chaplain-like character and does not have any Apothecary-type rules like feel no pain. Nonetheless I wanted to show him as an amalgam of both these disciplines, so it was going to take a bit of converting, cutting and putty work.
Below are the first few parts I decided to use in this project. As most hobbyists can tell the parts come from the SM Command box set and old and new SW sprues.
|Wolf Priest parts|
The first part I started to work on are the legs. I cut them up and rescaled them slightly since I thought they looked a bit short. I find proportions very hard to get right at this scale due to the inconsistencies in proportion with the models themselves, but SM minis have to be the worst proportion-wise, but due to the scale, one can get away with murder. As you can see I also changed the look of the legs slightly to make them more similar to the new SM Chaplain models currently on sale.
|Wolf Priest legs|
Next I started to work on the torso and head simultaneously. After a lot of fitting and measuring and blu-tac-ing everything in place and just staring at the model, I got to work putting it all together. If anyone wants to ask where I got the Sutton Ho mask from I honestly don't know. I just happen to find it with a bunch of viking minis I have. I don't even know the make. If anyone does please let me know.
|Wolf Priest front|
|Wolf Priest back|
Well that's all for this week. As I write this entry, the WP is nearing completion and I will be posting more pics next weekend when I get the time to sit down, type and take the pics of the final product.
Well I hope you all like it. If you would like to ask any questions please leave a comment and I will get back to you. Wolf's honour!
Farewell until next time,