So, the Wolf King’s base has been decorated. Now it’s time for the body. Again, I starting with an “Assault on Black Reach” Terminator, although I scraped off all the Space Marine insignia… including the aquila on the chest. Oops.
Now I have to pose this body so that the Wolf King can triumphantly grind his boots into his Black Legion foe. To do that, I cut straight through at the hip joint.
I spent a lot of time with the leg, posing it and making sure it would look right. The most important part is to make the lower leg straight – the leg should be completely vertical from the knee down to the foot. To make it work, I cut out a diagonal piece from behind the knee, then pushed the lower leg back on that cut and glued it in place.
The next issue was the head – I wanted him to look pretty unique, so the regular Space Wolves heads were right out (they’re cool, but I can easily pick them out of a lineup). I remembered I wasn’t going to use my Marneus Calgar head (in fact, I’m using a Space Wolves head in his body to make my Space Marine Chapter Master), so I pulled that out and glued it in place (with the plan that I’d Green Stuff a beard and more hair).
I also added the molded power fist to the base, which came out very nicely.
In part 3, the Wolf King gets arms! Stay tuned!