|The Happenin’ Habber stands tall next to a Cadian Shock Trooper.|
Converting models is one of our favorite aspects of this hobby; it offers an unprecedented ability to explore Games Workshop’s settings, unfettered by rules or the imagination of the original sculptor. Within the last few years, Games Workshop has made converting models much easier, due to their rapid release schedule and releasing virtually all of their models in plastic. This has also made it possible to make many convincing conversions by splicing together various kits with minimal need for modeling putty. Over the years, however, we have started spend more and more time sculpting things and using green stuff to make minor changes to models to get them exactly to our liking. While this is fun, it is also incredibly time consuming (our infiltration expert took weeks to create, for example), reducing the amount of models we create. With this in mind, we wanted to start a regular feature on the blog (hopefully once a month or every other month), that we push ourselves to convert a model within a few sittings, without extensive green stuff work. We hope it will allow us to attempt new things, gets some use out of models that have sat unused on our shelves, and ultimately convert more models!