The first thing I do when I consider the conversion of a figure, which try to preserve as much of the piece, because what I want is a change of position, is to make the minimum cuts, and with the help of Blue Tack seek position. With the Blue Tack can change the position, all we want to find the position that best fits our idea. Once you find the position, photograph it, to have reference when gluing each piece definitely.
Then he cleaned each piece the Blue Tack, will remove mold lines. Start to glue the pieces, from bottom to top, leaving the position to go over, then obviously the first thing is the legs.
I glue the parts of the legs and reconstructed joints with putty (a mix 1 to 1 of Magic Sculp and Green). I add the waist and torso. Short elbow joints, I seek the position of holding the gun and fixed posture, with putty on the elbows.
One thing that was clear was that the gun had to be very large. We wanted the look like a Gatling gun (or perhaps more like a Vulcan). Another condition was that it was made with pieces of Games Workshop (and if possible with parts included in the kit DreadKnight Nemesis), because with this, we would get to keep the aesthetics of the space marines and avoid any problems in a Golden Demon (the too familiar contests, organized by the company Games Workshop).
A Gatling has 3 main parts. The main structure from where he holds the soldier, the rotating cannons and the charger with the string of bullets that feeds the gun. I made the main structure connecting two of the weapons, which carries the Nemesis DreadKnight on their wrists. I made the canyons cutting plasticard tubes.