So, this is chaos-y, but not chaos dwarf-y, so it seemed like a better idea to stick it here. Here’s my conversion of a Chaos War Mammoth with a Warshrine on its back. I initially had no intentions of fielding a war mammoth until I read Tamurkhan and saw that you could give it a warshrine-- thus giving it a 5+ ward save (4+ if you give it the mark of Tzeentch), 8 leadership, 4 more wounds, blessing units on the battlefield, etc. I used a large schleich war elephant, made a scratch-built howdah from twigs in my backyard, used various chaos shields, a banner from here, left over bits from the Skaven HP Abomination and Plague Claw kits, and some barbed wire, rocks, sticks, etc. Lemme know what you think so far!
banner (daemon reaching through banner into reality)
I saw that mammoth in a store last week weeks ago, and thought the exact same thing!!!
I think it’s a great idea, although in the store I was trying to see if the ‘skullcap’ and ‘ankle covers’ could be removed. Can they be? The reason I ask is that having a howdah made of rough timber kind of clashes with the ankle/skullcap/tusk metalwork.
However, a great idea - I’m looking forward to seeing what you do with it!
The base is 160 x 200. I just cut a movement tray to fit the elephant. The skullcap wouldn’t be too hard to remove, but the chain around the head and the ankle bracers would not be easy to get rid of without some serious cutting and re-sculpting.
I may still try to paint this up by the end of the month for brush slave…
yeah… I’ll probably skip the fur. Too labor intensive for something that probably won’t make much difference. I already have it primed-- hoping to start work on it tonight.
That is indeed a Christmas tree. The kids wanted it up as soon as Halloween was over. I’ve held them off from decorating so far, but I get the feeling we’ll be breaking out the ornaments on Thursday or Friday…
Hey! The final result is much better than what I would have thought! It really looks bad**s
Minor comment can go to the base, I don’t exactly know how to say it in english however: fill the base to the top. Because currently the elephant looks like is sinking in a rectangle rather than walking on a battlefield