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zrunelord17 Mar 2019 12:15 p.m. PST

Hello again all,
Been some time since my last post.
Here are wip pics of some conversions I did.

I had bought a lot of these old skaven for my son , which unfortunately he didn't like as they are the same pose ( sigh that's what a ton of choice does to you, i would have gobbled them up if someone gave them to me when I was a boy !!!)

I had a lot of beastmen heads & arms spare , & since beastmen are known for their prolific nature, skaven beastmen hybrids are a possibility.

Very simple conversion. Remove the head , tail ( though this could be left on) & arms. Imho they came quite good . So what if they're short, variation is good.
I will end up with around 30 of them. A good sized unit for little investment.

Here are comparison pics






Personal logo Grelber Supporting Member of TMP17 Mar 2019 9:20 p.m. PST

Interesting idea, must keep it in mind for possible adaptation to my skinks.
I'm sure you can come up with an interesting back story for their smaller size, perhaps involving insular dwarfism. Or perhaps this is the normal size for beastmen, and the larger ones are the aberration.


zrunelord17 Mar 2019 11:50 p.m. PST

Thanks Grelber,
You came up with a better background than me.🤔

Chaos aka continouos change ( even in nature ) is the natural state of things.


emckinney18 Mar 2019 8:21 a.m. PST

Not bad at all!

Looking forward to them painted up.

zrunelord18 Mar 2019 11:27 a.m. PST

Thanks emckinney,
The extra bits are one of the Gw pros
Pity they do not texture the sprues also into usable stuff.

Will post more pics & painted pics soon

Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP21 Mar 2019 6:24 a.m. PST

Those are great.

Sorry about your son, there. I would be happy to take any random Clan Rats you have lying around. I agree that the cure for uniformity in figures is a little elbow grease on the conversion front.

Baranovich21 Mar 2019 8:40 p.m. PST

These look awesome! It's really cool to have beastmen of varying heights like that. Adds so much personality and character to the unit.

Capt Flash22 Mar 2019 4:13 p.m. PST

Awesome stuff. Beastdwarfs!!

zrunelord23 Mar 2019 1:09 a.m. PST

Thank you all,
Etotheipi,I'll be keeping them now that I found they can be converted well. Am looking at other possibilities.Chaos dwarfs or short chaos knights ? Or maybe even scifi….

Beastdwarfs is a good name, Capt Flash 👍👍👍


Xintao23 Mar 2019 6:33 a.m. PST

Pretty cool idea. Well done.


Personal logo etotheipi Sponsoring Member of TMP24 Mar 2019 6:09 a.m. PST

Or maybe even scifi….

A couple of bits of clear plastic and some Sharpie marker and they get good force/laser swords and shields.


zrunelord05 Jan 2020 9:41 a.m. PST

…. and here they are all painted up ….
Painted to gaming standard during the weekend.
More pics at link.





Baranovich14 Jan 2020 10:27 p.m. PST

Oh my gosh, those are GREAT!!

zrunelord18 Feb 2020 7:33 a.m. PST

Thanks Baranovich.

Here is their shaman…. and a group pic with finished cracked earth bases.



rob polymathsw18 Feb 2020 8:07 a.m. PST

Such a brilliant idea! They all look fantastic!

nervisfr19 Feb 2020 9:52 a.m. PST

Good idea to swap heads.
By now, the question is ; What have done with all these rat heads ?


zrunelord21 Feb 2020 12:05 a.m. PST

Thank you for the comments….

They ended up in the dreaded bottomless bits box !!!! ( or should I say one of the boxes ) :)


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