Better to die than live a coward - Gurkha saying
Further to my last post, here are the initial mock-ups of my counts-as Gurkha conversions, using the assembled kit of parts (dark elf daggers, cadian bodies, Catachan vox backpacks, some alien suns arms, and maxmini Anzac heads). I think they’re looking pretty sweet!
Getting the Kukri knife to look right as a big concern of mine, but the curved darkling daggers has that right look I feel, as seen hanging on the backpacks . I know the shape isn’t right at all, but the curved, otherworldly and menacing form is the intention here.
Obviously I had concerns on how to achieve an ‘unsheathed’ Kukri-blade, but I hit upon the idea of using a chopped part of a Dark Elf Cold One rider helmet (as seen held by the model to left of photograph. I have a ton of Cold One rider parts from an old Xeno-rough rider project I have yet to finish... One day!) as the infamous knife, which obviously doesn’t resemble the Dark Elf daggers shape-wise, they are in fact a little bigger, but who cares! I am pleased with the result!
Can’t wait to assemble them all and paint them up!
To be continued.
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