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Been working on this project for some time now, and hoping to get it done for a local competition in september.
Still a lot to do, but I'm mostly happy with what I have made so far..
I bought a bits-box with loads of Wahammer bits, and decided to try and sculpt a bigger tyranid out those bits, as a maine character for the scene. I find the sculpting as fun as the painting..and well, the Warhammer stuff seems rather expensive.
I know nothing of the Warhammer 40K world, so it also been fun reading and researching for stuff.
This will be a scene in the Wahmmaer 40K world. Three tau XV25's and one drone (not pictured) are behind enemy lines, and attack some sort of Tyranid base..
First two pictures a finished minis, A Tau XV25 (its a battle-suit with a 'tau-person' inside), and a small tyranid.
Next is the big tyranid, grey stuff is from the bits box, light-brown is Fimo sculpting clay and green is green-stuff. It is mostly done, but need a bit of grinding a maybe a few more details. The tail is going to end into next picture, where the tau is in big trouble (or is he?). The tau is painted, but the tail is just sculpted and a few strokes of priming.
The part where the tail is shot to pieces is made of small pieces of fishing line, white-glue and sculpting paste. I glued the fishing line more or less randomly in place with super-glue-gel, super glue to hold the two pieces of tail in place. Covered everything with water thinned white-glue. put on some blobs af sculpting paste and covered everything in water-thinned white glue again.
Last pictures is the base, mostly just primed. The tau's are attacking from the left side of the first picture, and the small tyranid will be lurking in the cave.
Feel free to suggest, critiq and comment on anything, thanks for looking.
I had these in an RAFM blister and as I recall their bases said RAFM (I glued them to 1.5-inch fender washers for stability). I haven't been able to identify them. They look like the sorts of giant wolves that are ridden by goblins.
I am not sure where they came from. Well, apart from RAFM, obviously.
They are pretty big. Here's a size comparison with the RAFM one on the far right:
Left to right these are: a wolf from Reaper 02830; a wolf from Reaper 77176; Reaper 03682 Willow Greenivy; a giant wolf from Thunderbolt Mountain 8560; and an RAFM mystery wolf.
I painted them as several different types of wolf, one with a snow base and two with grassy bases, for multiple uses. Their bases are 1.5".
Extensive WIP with lots of color mixing and technique notes here.
These gorgeous wolves (Thunderbolt Mountain 8560) are the nicest giant wolf sculpts I have ever seen. They are by the legendary Tom Meier.
IMPORTANT: TOM MEIER IS CLOSING HIS THUNDERBOLT MOUNTAIN STORE DEC. 25 OF THIS YEAR, SO IF YOU ARE INTERESTED, GO THERE NOW!
They are pretty big. I mounted them on 1.5" fender washers for extra stability. Tom Meier sells optional goblin riders for them.
WIP thread with extensive color notes, painting details, and comparison to other wolf figures here.
The painting funk has lasted for 4 months, and I need to get my cranium out of my anal orifice and start painting again....
Posted Thursday at 09:46 PM So....
While on the hangouts with some folks that play 40K, we have been talking about stuff, and I went to look for a figure that I knew I had, and didn't want, that @Chaoswolf thought was cool, and found the following:
Now this is the basis for my mechanical Obliterators that I painted way back in 2003? and brought to Reapercon last year
where they got a silver medal in the open category
Speaking with one of the judges afterwards (@dks) we discussed them, and the painting dragged them down, as I said old paintjob...
Well, with my painting funk in its 4th month, I was thinking that maybe, I could re do a new one from scratch, and with all the sculpting things I have learned, as well as painting techniques, I might be able to do better...
Now Reaper forbids entering the same piece twice, but this would be a reprisal of something I did years ago....
Would this be legal as a new entry?
@Heisler care to comment?
As long as the entry is an entirely new piece and not one of those three then it would be a perfectly legal entry.
really hoping this will kick out the brain weasel painting funk!
For some reason, I couldn't cross quote so....
It's gonna be ugly for a while....
the raw components:
lots and lots of surface grinding with the Dremel tool, and sore fingers.....
But hopefully, I've learne a bit about painting and sculpting since I did those guys, and this time, there will be only one....
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