Thursday, 25 February 2016

WIP: Space Wolves Wulfen

I've never made any Space Wolves before. The reason is that I never really liked them, the GW versions at least. There are some cool ideas and artwork of the Space Wolves, especially from the Horus Heresy, but the models really don't do them justice. They are supposed to be based on vikings, which could have been really cool, if GW did it right. Instead they made baby blue armoured Space Marines with ridiculous hair-styles and fangs. And then there are the new Wulfen, who are basically space werewolves, which I find quite tacky. 

The idea behind the Wulfen is however quite interesting. They are a company of the original legion traveling through the Warp and raiding daemon-worlds for 10.000 years, until they suddenly broke through the warp and came back. In my opinion the werewolf part should just be their reputation and how they are described in horrific tales by the survivors who have encountered the Wulfen. But in truth they are not much different from other creatures exposed to the warp for too long, like chaos mutants or possessed. The only real differences are the fact that the Wulfen are good guys(ish) and vikings. 

When the Wulfen came out, I started converting a small warband of my own version of them. I based them on FW Gal Vorback, but gave them new weapon-arms and human heads. I'm quite pleased with the green-stuff beards. I still have some work left, but like where this is going. 


15 comments:

  1. Love it particularity the middle one the prosthetic. It leg really scream hard boiled veteran.

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  2. You really hit the nail on the head; the wulfen are pretty tacky. The concept of them returning from the warp is cool though. I love your take on them. Just hard as nail Marines. And you did not resort to just giving them huge weapons to compensate for something.

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    1. Cheers! I'm glad we share the same views on them.

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  3. These are way, way better than the latest, quite ridiculous, incarnation of the wulfven. GW seems dead set on incorporating outlandish fantasy elements into the space wolf army. It turns an initially great chapter with a bit of flavour (like they were in the 2nd edition codex) into something that would fit right in fighting along He-Man and the Masters of the Universe. We only lack a special character called "Wolfor"...

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  4. These are so good, the broken mismatched armour and the grizzled heads really tell a story. I can't wait to see these painted.

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    1. Thanks, I'm looking forward to paint them!

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  5. I like them a lot, gives me an idea or two for making Wolf Brothers. :)

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    1. Something like this would make some pretty good Wolf Brothers!

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  6. The use of the Gal Vorbak figures really makes these special - just twisted and broken enough to believe that they've been in the warp for millennia, but not so much that they've become freakish mutants themselves. Really cool work.

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    1. Thanks you! I really like to base models on the Gal Vorback models. They have a lot of conversion possibilities.

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