So... I just can't keep things simple. In the box set you get 3 each of 5 variants of chaos cultist. I didn't want to have so many duplicates so I decided to mix things up a bit with some simple head and weapon swaps to make them look a little bit more individual and rag-tag. I also gave them all industrial style bases to match the board game.
Nothing complicated, cut, glue, fill, sculpt... Aha! that reminds me. I decided to try something out I'd read about online some time ago. I used a mix of epoxy putties for the filling and sculpting. The mix was a 50/50 mix of Apoxie Sculpt and good old Green stuff. from what I've seen online the mix can be carved and drilled a bit more easily than pure Green Stuff, but still retains a bit of it's flexibility, reducing the hardness of Apoxie Sculpt.
The Apoxie Sculpt feels soft and waxy (much like Fimo if you've ever used that), mixing it with Green Stuff is really easy. The texture ends up somewhere between, but the interesting things to note are that when mixed this way the Apoxie Sculpt gets rid of the "memory" of the Green Stuff so it generally stays where you push it without any of the spring back you can get with GS, it smooths very easily and the cure time is reduced quite noticeably too.
Here are some shots of the 5 variants of cultists. each image has the original unconverted figure in the center and my minor conversions on either side:
I enjoyed trying out the putty mix, it was quite a different experience from Green Stuff alone. I think I'll be doing it that way from now on. The cultists just need a touch of clean up and such and will be ready to paint.
See you all soon.