Plunder for the Ironclad Fleet [Mar 16 2024 - A Machine for Pigs]

Work in progress photos of my Golden Hat XXXII entry

Spent many enjoyable hours converting and kitbashing each model in the unit. The idea started off as just a couple of naval repair dwarfs for my daemonsmith’s retinue. When the contest theme was announced I was inspired to try and scratch together a unit. First of all, I’ve always liked the Bioshock aesthetic so top priority was to sneak in a Big Daddy. The angler fish helmet concept spiraled into various other aquatic creature style helmets. Even though they’re not big hats the helmets were my main attempt to depart from the AoS Kharadron look, that and generally adding more steampunk cogs and pointy dark elf bits. Really had to scavenge my bits box to cobble together enough backpacks but overall I think the variation is a plus, hard to pick a favorite.

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