It is accomplished! The remaining Stormfiends and parts for the melee gauntlet conversions are finished. With all the models finally painted, the six 'Fiends can be fielded as a unit of five, geared for tunneling and melee; a unit of four, armed with rattling cannons; or two units of three, one with ranged weapons and the other with melee weapons.
The new models are equipped with warp-laced armor and the gauntlets are magnetized so I can swap out the doom-flayer gauntlets and replace them with shock gauntlets. My initial impression was that the doom-flayers are the better option, but I'll have to try them out in an actual game. (Assuming I ever get to play Warhammer again.)
You may recognize these models as the rattling cannon pose. I had converted them with extra armor bits to represent the warpstone-laced armor and custom doom-flayer gauntlets.
The parts are magnetized so I can swap back and forth between the two options.
It's been a long road to get these guys finished. To see the entire saga of converting the Stormfiends, either click the 'Stormfiends' label in the sidebar, or you can jump to a specific post using the links below.