Impatient for the Otyugh to arrive in the mail (I mean, I only bought it today), I went ahead and converted up a model that I had an idea for that will probably actually work out pretty well in the new book.
Skaven can now take mounts. Chieftains and others can ride on litters, on giant rats, and on rat ogres. I had a chat with Joey on Tuesday about how one would go about modeling that last one; clanrat crotches and rat ogre shoulders don’t mix very well. To me, the solution was immediate and obvious: a BabyBjörn.
Lots of little things went into this guy. The weapon is from a Night Runner arm, stuck onto the end of a clanrat spear. The head and feet are from a Packmaster; I needed feet that would hang down and the head just looks cooler than the clanrat heads. It’s also a little out of proportion, which just fits in better with the whole baby carrier thing. The torso and legs are clanrat legs. Carrier is an Ogre Bull’s punch dagger hollowed out. The torso and legs on both the rider and ridee are pinned and worked a little bit to get them more upright and not hunched-over.
I have a special shield I’m going to glue on, I think, after everything that’s already there’s had a chance to dry/cure.