The pieces gathered:
Close-ups of the 'Soul Forge' Icon:
The old Armorcast models (Armorcast was the forgeworld before GW's Forgeworld existed) from the late 80's were not the best cast models. To give them credit resin casting at this size/scale was still in its infancy. There were a fair amount of surface defects and air bubbles that I felt needed to be fixed so it was GW's Liquid Greenstuff to the rescue!!!
With the legs sanded smooth I went ahead and glued them together:
At this point with the legs drying I went ahead and worked on the other parts:
I pierced his ears and put a large ring in his nose. Chaos Warhounds are notoriously feral and I think this helps show that:
A Legio Death Stalker Icon on one of the weapon arms (at least what I am going with for the icon):
On the other weapon arm I duplicated the 'Soul Forge' icon in a smaller scale:
To further convey the Feral aspect of this particular Warhound I thought it would be nice to show some chains that were used to chain it up while it is not on the battlefield. I dug around in the bits boxes and found some chain and mounts that I think work rather well.
Here are some shots of the work on the rear of the legs:
Close-up of the chain mounts:
I also added several chains to the top carapace which I arranged to also look like a leash:
Here is a view of the rear of Canis Messorem with its chains:
This is were Canis Messorem sits at the moment. I am thinking about some Dark Mechanicus banners but I am not sure. I also am not happy with the way the top carapace was cast, it sits a little crooked on the main body so I may look into fixing that. Thanks for stopping by and taking a look! Comments are always welcome! What do you think.....banners....no banners.....??? Take care!