Time for an update! For those interested in how I created this model, please keep reading, if not then please check out the images above!
I recently completed my Master Belial conversion after having the plan sit on the sidelines for atleast 6 months. This was one of my most enjoyable models to convert and paint, and it involved quite an amount of work!
I decided to use the Terminator Librarian model as Belial’s base, and after some careful planning I set about getting to work on him. I have decided to follow a Games Workshop-esque feel to my conversions by rating their difficulty for me as an average modeller and painter so that most of us can compare! Here is a list of the parts I used:
– Terminator Librarian model
– Dark Angels Storm Shield from the DA Veterans box
– Ravenwing hooded biker head from the Ravenwing box
– A hanging relic from the DA Veterans box
– Deathwing shoulder pad from DA veterans box
– Terminator Thunder Hammer, Feathered Ceremonial Plate and Iron Halo icon all from the Terminator box
Total build time – 1 hour 30 minutes
Total paint time – 4 hours
Difficulty – 3 stars – Filing is a difficult thing to do properly so be sure to use a mask and goggles especially with metal models as the bits go everywhere.
Now I began by attaching a rounded file to my hobby drill and removing any Librarian icons on the model. I then performed one of the most complicated procedures I have ever attempted; I removed the entire librarians head from the body and filed deep enough to fit the new head before smoothing out the entire model. The easiest way I found to do this was to drill a sharp hole in the centre of the librarian’s head and file outwards with a larger filing head until the result is accomplished. I also filed and cut back the top of the psychic hood to make it more Terminator like as this is Belial and not a Librarian! The rest was pretty straight forward, paint scheme was the same as my usual pallette and I sprayed him with matte varnish.
Any comments, questions or feedback is much appreciated and thank you for stopping by!