Scum! – Part 2

Just a quick one today, another example of the down-at-heal hive scum I’m working on to serve as bullet-catchers for my gangers. This chap certainly looks fairly doleful, although I can’t imagine that working as hive scum is a lot of laughs. Still, if you need someone to engage in questionable and often violent activities in the dark of the Underhive, no questions asked, and you’re on a budget, he might just be the very man.

Hive Scum Convert Or Die (1)Hive Scum Convert Or Die (2)

He was a fairly simple and straightforward model to build (I needed the rest after tackling a Van Saar!), essentially just a spare poxwalker with a bloodreaver’s head and one of the ever useful kharadron backpacks. However as usual if you have any suggestions for tweaks or improvements do let me know.

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28 responses to “Scum! – Part 2

  • Azazel

    Simple but effective. He clearly needs the work to afford some skin care products.

  • Thomas

    Surprisingly effective conversion. Simple and seamless. Great work.

    So there’s scum, now where’s villainy?

    • Wudugast

      Yeah, he was one of those funny conversions where I sat down with the base model, thought “right, let’s see how this head looks… oh, he’s done!”

      As for the villainy (and indeed the hive) watch this space… πŸ˜‰

  • Wyrhta d'Voiyd

    Well done. πŸ™‚ He deserves the title of hive scum. Given the condition of the rest of his skin, maybe you could add some pustules to his face.

    • Wudugast

      Cheers πŸ™‚ I did wonder about his face but I’m hoping that a suitably grubby skin tone all over will do the business. I don’t want him to end up looking too Nurgly, just unhygienic!

  • ejhenries

    Gotta luv the scum man, they’ll luv you back, get all up in grill with a shove to the kidney and a hand on yer credits πŸ˜‰

  • Alexis West

    Azazel pretty much covered it. One of those conversions where more would just detract from it. Certainly not a very pleasant guy, but he’ll get the job done. As long as it doesn’t require, like, politeness or hygiene or something πŸ˜‰

  • heresyofus

    The head swap really makes the model. Good work mate. I like your scum πŸ™‚

  • Pete S/ SP

    Nice work- a simple but very effective conversion.

    Cheers,

    Pete.

  • mikeland82

    Scumtastic… Kharadon backpack works well!

  • Faust

    “Van Saar”! ARggggghhh, don’t say those words! Haha!

    Nice looking one. Though my mind was on the hanger-ons, and I really want him to be holding a shovel. About the perfect shoveling pose too.

    • Wudugast

      You suffering with the Van Saars mate? I’m girding my loins to make some more.

      Not sure what you had in mind for the hanger-on with the shovel but part of my brain started to envision a doc styled as an undertaker. “This is definitely a critical injury”. “Are you sure doc, I’m pretty sure it’s just a scratch. I feel fine really…” “Quiet! Which of us is the doc here – you or me?!” Not sure if it’ll go anywhere but I’m still hashing out my ideas for the doc so I may slip some undertaker elements in somewhere now you’ve put the idea in my head.

      • Faust

        “Girding the loins” never translates to what I think it is. The “Van Saar” has been a slow one. A little agonizing at times. Hoping I’l have something passable for show and tell next week.

        Haha, I have no clue with the hanger-on idea, as I haven’t read the rules! But ever since you made a few and mentioned it, I’ve been looking around at NPC sorts of minis that I could use. Probably by the time I get to the point of using those rules, I’ll have made up my own rules for hanger-ons. πŸ˜‰

      • Alexis West

        He definitely would look good with a shovel there. I might have to convert one of those like that myself.

        Kind of getting echoes of the plague cart scene from Monty Python and the Holy Grail with your doc there. And it is a classic Mad Scientist approach to obtaining test subjects.

      • Wudugast

        “That must be Lord Helmawr. He’s the only one not covered in shit!”

  • Alex

    Awesome – perfect as-is mate πŸ™‚

  • imperialrebelork

    I love this scum bastard! The angle and choice of the head is nice. I used the same head for one of Mum skyraider pirates. Always a challenge trying to find the right head I reckon. I try not to double up but it’s not always easy. I look forward to seeing him painted brother

    • Wudugast

      You used the same head for your Skypirate’s mum? She must have been quite the woman! πŸ˜€ And here I thought I wouldn’t see a finer typo today than Alex’s cat having a breakdown πŸ˜‰
      Silliness aside, glad you like him mate. Avoiding duplicate heads is a challenge but it’s like a mini hobby in itself for me. I’m up to 65 ork boyz without a duplicate head so far!

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