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Monday, 5 March 2012

Silent Scorn - Pain and Lovin' it.

I'm surprised I got to even update this soon... Anyway, with June coming up, I made two important purchases over the weekend. First, the Talos Pain Engine.

This is an amazing kit. You have to admire the precision and engineering design that went into this creature. Everything fits PERFECTLY! And to think, only a few years ago (4 or 5) I couldn't put a Necron Wraith neatly together without a clipper, drill, paperclip, glue and green stuff. 

If you bought the kit, you'd know what I mean - but wait, hang on, if you bought the kit and built a Cronos, then you have absolutely no idea what I mean. The Cronos isn't hobby-magic, the Talos is. 

The Talos arms can be replaced with another set of arms, and the tail weapon can be exchanged (this requires a few magnets and some effort though). 

So basically, your Talos can have all the options, from ichor injector, chain flails, extra cc weapon, liquifier gun... but unfortunately I can't show you all that. Because, well, check out my second purchase: 

Yuppos. Crypt Horrors. Or in this case, Grotesques. 
Honestly, it doesn't make economic sense to purchase Fine-Cast Grotesques for a 35pts per model unit. 

On the other hand, the Crypt Horrors are just about the same size (and coincidentally, the Talos' masks fit on all the Crypt Horror faces), and with some cruel Haemonculi surgical magic ~ voila! 2 out of 3 Grotesques ready for action! I used the leftover Talos arms to create my Aberration with Flesh Gauntlet or Scissorhand, and a Grotesque with Liquifier gun. The Cronos tentacles make perfect appendages for the other Grotesque arms, and there's lots of extra liquid-pods to stick all over each Grotesque.  


  1. Talos is truly an amazing kit, I fall in love with it first time I saw it, the model just scream slllllaaaannnneeeesssshhhh from its every pore, but well, budget, budget, b.u.d.g.e.t T___,T otherwise the torso will look awesome mounting on a defiler =p

    Nice progress and cool conversion on the Grotesques =)

  2. Love the last picture, some how it looks as if you have this nightmarish creature stomping around when a paint pot comes into view and put things in perspective

  3. Nice conversion man!!

    Gotta see it up close. That's a errr...fine ...grotesques..
    Must copy idea hehe

  4. you might wanna buy another box of crypt horrors after I'm done with my current conversion ;)

  5. thx everyone for your comments!

    @limp: oddly enough, the Talos is small - dunno if it would look 'dwarfish' nice on a defiler.

    @wong: yeah, the paint bottles were strategically placed so viewers won't faint or get a heart attack :D

    @jeff and khairul: cheers mates! I look forward to posting up more progress of these sweet babies!

    @vuel: actually, i got 2 more talos to make 0.0 maybe i should max out my Grotesque unit...

  6. Looking forward to seeing it all painted up.

  7. The Talos model looks awesome.. and so is the grotesques. real nice conversion.

    Silent Sorn Coven.. is gonna be one of a kind DE army. looking forward to it.