20090116

Friday Quick Tip: Storm Shield Librarian

Anyone who has read the new Warhammer 40k Space Marine Codex knows how good Storm Shields have become. Now that they grant an invulnerable save that basically lets you survive two-thirds of the time no matter what hits you, you will want one where ever you can get it. And that includes on your Terminator Librarians. But how do you get a Storm Shield when one doesn't come with the Librarian model? And how about one that looks like something a Librarian would carry?

The answer can be found in the disgustingly large Librarian back banner. By trimming the top eagle off, removing a section of the rear banner pole and adding a plastic fist, you can get a nice looking Librarian Storm Shield without having to spring for the Storm Shield bit.

As you can see, the bit in question is very close to the size of a Storm Shield from the Assault Terminators box set.


Just grab a spare fist bit, trim part of the knuckles to fit the shield at an angle and cut away part of the banner pole to fit the fist.


Voila! Instant Librarian Storm Shield.



What are some of your quick bitz conversions?

7 comments:

  1. Interesting. I wonder if you could use a combatshield with the giant ravenwing book mounted on it. "May knowledge protect me"

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  2. That's the best part about bits projects, use whatever you have on hand.

    If I had the other Terminator Librarian model, I'd definitely be inclined to use a larger shield because of his pose.

    The word of the Emperor protects indeed!

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  3. Very cool idea RG. I'm always a big fan of using random bits to make wargear like this.

    Might have to steal this one.

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  4. Now I wish I had someone I could use this conversion on...

    Great idea.

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  5. very cool. storm shields are so HOT right now

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  6. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v298/Jux2p0ze/Blood%20Drinkers/Tyro2.jpg

    http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v298/Jux2p0ze/Blood%20Drinkers/Tyro1.jpg

    I went with the bigger character shield and green stuffed the plastic arm up to size.

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  7. @Jux2p0se: That looks great! The pose is perfect for a shield!

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