I never liked Darius miniature... It was a bit too "chubby" for my taste, and I also think it lacked some details. I falled in love with the Khadoran mechanic officier as soon as it came out, and always thought "why isn't Darius like him?". Anyway, in MK2 I didn't liked Darius at all, so I never bothered buying and painting him. This is no longer the case in MK3. Actually, Darius is my main caster in these first months of the new edition, and until now I'm still unbeaten with him.
So, I took my courage and tried something I never did before...
This is my first real conversion. Sloan took just some reposing, but here I had to resculpt a lot of things and to get the "Body" longer to fit the cannon and the crane. I have also tried with a different head (you can see it in the pic with the work in progress before), but I didn't liked it, so I went for the mechanic original head with sculpted hairs.
It's not my best paintjob ever, but I like how it come out:
I never liked the Ironclad sculpt. The old metal version has weird proportions, while new plastic version lacks in a lot of details (like the Cygnus on the top) and is generically plain and not very expressive. The only version of the Ironclad I liked a lot was Old Rowdy, so I decided to buy a second Ol'Rowdy and "downgrade" it to a normal Ironclad.
I also liked a lot Bunker as done by another Cygnar hobbyst that was published on a recent NQ, so I stealed the idea of an Ironclad used by the Trenchers, with a Gravedigger icon on the shoulder and that carries trencher's equipment around.