Rebuilding the predators was quite time consuming as the models were in a very sorry state, the following pictures may give you some idea:
I guess most would view these wrecks as waste of time, but for me they are challenge, and I had the metal parts anyway :-)
Sometimes I had to replace damaged sections with plasticard but finally they started to come together. I magnetized the turrets, used a large amount of GS/milliput mix to fill the holes and blemishes and finally, after a lot of sanding started the detailing part.
And this is the fun part of course, details make the model alive, they make the difference between the average and the interesting.
I added extra rivets, and decided to use mark III parts and some imperial guard accessories as the original kit is quite low on details. I also made some tow cables and other appliances. Luckily I also found some old metal tank crew members in one of my bit boxes, that somehow survived the purges.
I'm quite happy with the outcome, and I hope that with proper paintjob the twins will find a nice spot in somebody's Ultramarines army - and help to finance some new projects besides.
So here we are now:
Update: after the pictures were taken I added some purity seals too - how could I have forgotten?
Update 2: News just in: My librarian Yorias has won me the first prize at the converting competition he was built for! I feel some terminators will soon join my forces...