I was talking about bikes last week. White floating bikes. well, I'll be talking about bikes today too but... with a twist.
A friend of mine gave me away the Doomrider mini. Do you recall that one? The Slaaneshi biker:
|Put that on a bike|
Well, don't wanna hurt my pal's feelings, but in my opinion this happens to be one of the ugliest minis of all times. Never got the point of this one, to be honest. A kind of tribute to Ghost Rider, I guess, but in a power armour. I needed to do something about it. There are some cool conversions over the net, but what I really wanted was not to overdo the mini, but just the opposite, getting it back to the origins. If this was going to be Ghost Rider meets WH40K, well, let that happen...
|Aaagh! My helmet! My maaaask!|
First thing to do was removing that awful head. I didn't have a spare full-skull (only jawless skulls), but thanks to the magic of Oyumaru you can see I managed something. Of course the copy is quite rough, but I don't care, that will help when I begin to add flames.
|I mean these flames|
Of course the sword would have to go away too. I replaced it with an Ork chain from the bikerz set:
|This guy is on fire!|
So this was it! When approaching the paintjob itself, I also tried to stick to the Ghost Rider concept, i.e., using only black and metal, with a few concessions to other colours as the model required them (the brass on the bike and the glowing blue for the souls of the damned).
|The casting for Mad Max is over here?|
I think I should have removed more spikes and should have sculpted flames for the wheels. But for the moment it serves its purpose...
|Born to be wiii-iiiiild!|
|Take that, Nicolas Cage!|
Another standalone mini. I don't have a clue of what use I'm going to give this fellow, I guess I'll have to come up with some kind of scenario for him...