Gashants or Octosaurs? Of course as a fan of Space: 1889 there isn't really a choice to be made. My problem, rather, is how to amass a herd of gashants in 15mm.
|Gashants from Highlander Studios|
Given that I already have the Black Hat octosaurs, I really should look at ways to convert them without it becoming too much of a chore.
First impressions in term of work needed to convert them are that ...
- The posture of the octosaur is much more horizontal than that of a gashant
- The larger pair of rear legs on the model are very vertical. Gashant legs are much more digitgrade in shape, and bunched under the torso nearer the centre of gravity
- Octosaurs have four appendages too many - but the small forelegs look good for a gashant conversion
- The octosaur's head is wrong - it needs to be more bird-like
- The neck and tail should have frills
- The tail might be a little heavy, and not long enough
- Gashants have really enormous thighs and rear ends. And I mean HUGE. (Weightwatchers should branch out and sell plans for the reduction of gashants' thighs and bums!)
Anyway, that's quite a long work list, although the first two are probably the most serious issues. Change the angle of the torso, and the rider's sitting position changes too, leading to MORE conversion. I suppose that might tie in with the green stuff that will be used to increase the bulk of the haunches. And if I have to rebuild the legs, how stable will the casting be once complete?
I'll work on this over the next few weeks and see if converting is really feasible with the limited time and skills that I have.