Sunday, 26 December 2021

New Drekport Corps - Part 2

New Drekport Grenadiers - WIP

Repainting my old Necromunda gang to become the New Drekport 5th Irregular Platoon started me on a dangerous road... as soon as I finished repainting them , I wanted to add more units to the New Drekport Corps.
Luckily, I had the Space Marine Scouts from Shadow War: Armageddon still on sprues and a bunch of spare bits from assembling the Irregulars, which I immediately saw as excellent material for some unique Tempestus Scions. Head swaps were a pretty obvious requirement and easy to achieve. Much more complex was turning the Space Marine Scouts' weapons into hot-shot lasguns and special weapons. As I started converting them, I realised I could easily make them into a Kill Team with all optional equipment actually represented on the models.


The Tempestor was among the easiest conversions. Legs, torso and arms are from the basic Scouts, I only replaced the Scout Knife blade with a Catachan sword. The head is from the resin Ibraham Gaunt model.

Tempestus Scion Comms

Legs and torso are again from the basic Scouts, while head and arms are from the Catachan Command Squad. While the right arm and head were always intended for the vox-operator, the left arm was intended to go with a special weapon. I've instead glued an Auspex from the Tactical Marines, linking it to a backpack with a piece of wire. The backpack was done with a trimmed down Space Marine power pack, the aerials from the Sentinel and details shaved off from the targeter of the Space Marine Hunter Killer Missile.

Tempestus Scion Gunner with Grenade Launcher

For this Gunner I used legs, torso and arms with bolter from the basic Scout, carefully cutting away the body of the bolter so that I could replace it with that of a Cadian grenade launcher. The head too is from the Cadian Shock Troopers. Finally I've added krak grenades from both Scout kits to the shoulder pads.

Temptestus Scion Gunner with Hot-shot Volley Gun

Here I've used the kneeling legs and a torso from the Scout Snipers, combined with the heavy bolter arms from the basic Scouts and a Cadian Shock Trooper head. I've clipped away the round magazine and the barrel, replacing the latter with the light suppressor from a Sentinel multilaser. Part of he battery pack from the same multilaser has become the Gunner's backpack, linked to the gun itself with the cable from a sniper rifle I knew I would not use. As a final touch, I've glued a Cadian canteen to hide the flat bit on the legs where the cloak should have been glued.

Tempestus Scion Gunner with Plasma Gun

Like the Gunner with grenade launcher, I've started from a basic Scout, swapping the head for a Cadian Shock Trooper one. Rather than trimming down a bolter, this time I started from a shotgun and spliced it with a plasma pistol.

Tempestus Scion Trooper with Medi-kit

The legs, torso, arms and rifle are from the Scout Snipers, with the silencer and part of the barrel replaced by the tip of a Cadian lasgun with bayonet. The head is again from the Catachan Command Squad. The backback is from the old Scout Bikers kit, the pouches and vials on the shoulder pads from both infantry Scout kits and the vials on the belt from the Freeguild Handgunners.

Tempestus Scion Trooper with Platoon Banner

Again, legs and torso are from the basic Scouts, while head and right arm are from the Catachan Command Squad. The left arm is from the Catachan Jungle Fighters. The hot-shot lasgun is the spare sniper rifle from the Space Marine Scouts with Sniper Rifles, again with the end of the barrel and bayonet from the Cadian Shock Troopers.

Tempestus Scion Trooper with Scion Blade

Like the Tempestor, this was a straightforward conversion: just a Cadian head on a Scout Sniper, the left hand clipped from a basic Scout arm and the top of the rifle from the Cadian kit. The targeter is from the Cadian Heavy Weapon Squad.

Tempestus Scion Troopers with Frag Grenade

Here again the only conversion work are the head and gun barrel swaps, with new bits sourced from the same kits: Catachan Command Squad and Cadian Shock Troopers. As the two bodies are nearly identical, the Catachan head with cap keeps one of the models distinct from the other. On both I've also added frag greades from the Scouts kits.

All models have been based in the same way, using resin and metal details from the old Urban Combat basing kit and a mixture of slate chips and sand.

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