Project Wirewolf

Today I was pondering all things Chaos and, in particular, how best to represent my Chaos Space Marine Lord’s Combat Familiar on the tabletop.

Luckily I’m also re-reading Dan Abnett’s Gaunt’s Ghosts novels and have recently finished Traitor General which I think is (thus far) the best book in the series.

In this novel, the reader is introduced to the horrific Wirewolves, daemonic creatures that are activated when the population of the occupied planet of Gereon get too rowdy (or when daring Colonel-Commissars decide to take matters into their own hands).

These creatures are best described as inactive life sized human shaped metal forms which hang on gibbets. When they activate, bright warp energy fills their form, the drop to the ground and, well, you really don’t want to be anywhere near them.

Unless of course you’re a female surgeon with a heart-shaped face, but I digress.

Anyway, the long and the short of it is that I quite fancy making a few of these for my Chaos Marine army and, as a trial, I’m going to make the first to represent my lord’s Combat Familiar.

The plan is to make a wire frame before filling it out with Green Stuff which will represent the warp energy. Next I’ll overlay this with more metal wire to form the creature’s corporeal body.

Below is a very rudimentary sketch of what I hope the frame will look like.

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Here’s hoping I haven’t bitten off more than I can chew…

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