So my buddy lars4life asked for people to provide their interpretation of a FUNderhammer, a term coined by his son that inspired the name of his blog. I know when I heard the term "Funderhammer", this was the first thing that popped into my mind:
...and here's my take on it:
I thought it came out pretty good - I need to talk lars4life into giving me an extra Tyranid, so I can model it post-impact, with "X"'s for eyes and little cuckoo birds & stars swirling around his head. (Is it obvious that I watched way too much Tom & Jerry as a kid?)
The hammer is pretty simple - it's made from a dowel rod and a wooden bit that I found a while ago at the craft store (I usually use these as barrels in terrain pieces). There was no real "converting" to speak of, except I had to chop the Terminator's hand up pretty good to make the hammer fit, and I wound up replacing a thumb & finger with ones I shaped out of bits of sprue. I chose a Black Templars scheme because I strongly suspect I'm going to do a Templars army someday - ever since painting my chaplain, I've loved the black/gray/gold color combination (and it doesn't hurt that it's dead easy to do once you suss out a few details). Overall it was a lot of fun to paint a mini purely for humor value - if models weren't so expensive, I'd do a lot more of these. I have a great idea for a Space Marine biker squad that's having mechanical problems...