Note all parts pics are from bitzbox.co.uk and are used WITH their approval.
When I fisrt presented my Alpha Legion Lord 2 month ago on The Bolter and the Chainsword, Azadul and Sangarunya suggested me a challenge, a 40k version of Kaleb Daark the Ultimate Mala champion.
For those of you that don't know who he is here are some linkshttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malal
and this site host the first part of the comic.http://dreadaxe.pagesperso-orange.fr/Scans.../KalebDaark.htm
Now, I had several idea at the beginning, the laziest of 'em was to simply do a copy of the AL lord and just change the head and the axe ( shame on me :down: )
But I really like this character and I wanted to give him justice. I searched my bits boxes and I found an Inquisitor Artemis head. I tought It could have been of some use with minor alterations (eye, ear, maybe chin....). That's when the idea came
make him a demon prince!!!!
Then I looked for the second trademark item of Kaleb> Dreadaxe, his daemon weapon....
I liked the look of this axe so I wanted to say as close as possible from the original,...then I remembered of the WhFB Giant ' s orc weapon
that I already use on my Renegade Baneblade. and that Cadaver used for his Awesome Defiler ( the idea of the chaos spawn eyes came from him )I thought that that would be a good dreadaxe.
At first I didn' t have any idea for the third trademark item the skullshaped shied.
When I got the Daemon prince figure I realised that I'll have to change the pose, Kaleb Daark's no ape...
First thing the base
The legs had to be sawed
the front torso had the be dremeled for the Artemis head to go in.
Then it's time to find the right leg pose
and general pose
now let's see Dreadaxe
This is only the first draft, the sculpting basecoat, to get a general idea of the look and the work left to do
It's a little bit awkward, the head is a little oversized But I'm confident that will diminish with the final sculpt....
the general pose is set so now let's consolidate