Ron here with another lictor pose conversion.
This is my second lictor with a converted pose, you can see my first here. I wanted a lictor leaping through the air, flesh hooks firing, claws stretched out wide, pouncing on his prey. I couldn't find any artwork that I liked depicting a pose like this so I made a (very basic) sketch. My process for sketches is to set the actual model pieces down near my artwork for reference and try to sketch them in a rough 1 to 1 scale in the new pose I'm going for. The sketch helps me to get a pose that looks believable on the finished model.
Then I hacked up the legs at the joints, pinned and re positioned them to the sketched pose.
I drilled a hole under the ribcage with a pin vice and inserted a 1/16th" brass rod to hold the model in place. I also drilled a hole on the base and glued the rod to the base.
Next up I cut, pinned, re-positioned, and gap filled the upper arms.
Next I created the mouth tendrils using the tentacle maker toolbox from green stuff industries. This is an amazing tool, and I can't speak highly enough about it. I wrapped them around a brass pin, which I used to anchor them to the head where I cut off the existing tentacles (drilling out a pin hole for the brass pin to go in).
I used rending claws from the ravener kit, and flesh hooks from the warrior kit to finish up the conversion.
I then added some sand and cork rubble, and green stuffed some creep on the base.
Finally I painted him up, here is the finished product:
For my next conversion I'll be taking a small break from lictors to work on a minor Mawloc conversion with a closed mouth.