Hi folks. I am a super n00b to Warmachine/Hordes, and even more amateur with my painting and especially my modelling and sculpting skills. I managed to pick up a used Molik Karn for a good price, which I was fairly excited about. One thing I didn't like, however, is the head on the model. The toothy half mask just looks goofy, and the hair and ponytail thing are more aging hippie than vicious killing machine. I love the masks on the Cyclopes, particularly the Brute, so I decided to take the plunge and see what I could do.
I ordered a Cyclops Brute head, and spent an hour or so with a dremel removing the original head. I can't tell you how nerve wracking this was! I was so afraid I'd accidentally screw up the armor or something like that. After some trimming on the Brute head, I mixed up some green stuff and did my first real attempt at sculpting. I was looking for a wrinkled cloth type texture, similar to the details on the neck area of the other Cyclopes. Here is what I ended up with after the first day.
I'm fairly pleased so far, but there are a few things I know I need to work on. First of all, the actual helmet is too small. I will be building up the natural shape of the head in green stuff until it reaches a better proportion. Secondly, I want to add some distinguishing features to the mask. I'm thinking something like horns protruding from the sides of the head, angled down slightly. I suppose I will sculpt these as well, unless I can find something else suitable.
I'd appreciate any thoughts, advice, criticism, or whatever! I'm not exactly sure it was a good idea, but I'm committed at this point, right?