After making my Extreme Ruin, every time I looked at Beast 09 it made me sad. He was just so tiny. I have an unassembled Destroyer just laying around and I have been toying around with the idea of making him Beast 09. Problems with this idea. I would have to sculpt ice on the axe myself since Spud said no. Spud is the guy who made my Agonizer Jr for my Cygnar. I figured that he could pound to out the axe effortlessly. But Spud said NO. It didn’t interest him and was far to easy. He wanted to push me to do it. But I barely paint….sculpting is beyond my skills and comfort zone. The Destroyer would also require a left arm. Which thankfully can be ordered from the PP online store. For only $15 and $15 for shipping I could be the proud owner of an Extreme left arm. Its tempting but no. I have all the left over bits from Ruin just laying there as well. And Ruin is substantially bigger then Beast 09. So thats what I went with.
Had a tough time in the above pic trying to get beasts arms off. Well the arms came off no problem but not the shoulder joints. So I had to use Ruins shoulder joints. I cut off the top half of the arms and had my first try at pinning. No way it was going to hold with just glue. So with a little help from the pinning master Fabio i was on my way.
Both arms are done! Man pinning is a pain in the ass. So glad I never did my Iron Fangs. Thanks again IAN!
After his arms were on he painted up pretty quickly. I had to base him white since I ran out of my Skeleton Bone. I prefer to base my models in their primary colour since it saves a shit ton of time. But this time I had to do it the hard way.
So now he will probably become a wreck on my next colossal. Bye bye original beast. You were far too small!
Man even in this picture you can tell how much more mass he is. He just looks so much angrier! Highlights done and ready for basing!
You can see he is a bit beefier!
In the end I am happy with my choice to use Ruin’s body rather then the Extreme Destroyer. I saw a local players Extreme Beast 09 and it looked great. But this one is mine! And I haven’t seen one like it. Can’t wait to get the finished project on the table to start smashing!