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Hey Folks! Just wanted to show off some things I did 10+ years ago when I was playing 40K. I played Iron Warriors Chaos Space Marines, as I liked their backstory, Their Colors, and their ability to use some captured equipment, as well as the models for them. I also liked the fact that their back story said 'they would cut off mutated limbs and replace them with mechanical ones,' As I am not a big fan of tentacles and such all over the place. Hardly Chaos, I know... One of the unit types that came in the Army box I was able to get REALLY cheap, was a squad of Obliterators. For those that don't play 40k, These guys can morph their bodies to produce whatever weapon (From a list) that suits their need that turn. Makes for a pretty versatile unit! The problem is I hate the way the figures look with all of the 'flowing' flesh and armor on the figures. (you can see them on the GW website under Chaos Space Marines, (2nd page when I just looked)) So, being in a Proto Frogwarts 40K mood, I decided to make them Mechanical as opposed to organic. This fits in with the Iron Warriors back story as well.... Here they are, My Mechanical Obliterators I had a LOT of carving to do with a Dremel tool to do on the torsos, which were about the only original parts, aside from the shoulder pads... The arms are made from Dreadnought legs, with Dreadnought hand pieces. Weapons were bought as bitz, or were in hand. Missile racks on the shoulders are from Space Marine Terminators, Heads are Chaos Terminator heads. The wires are guitar strings. (Ps, if someone needs guitar strings, I got a shopping bag full from a Luthier in NYC. PM me and I'll see what I can do) Took quite a bit of time to assemble and paint these guys, and I am still very pleased with them. Got lots of oohs and aahs from other 40k gamers when I played... This was when GW was a little more gamer friendly, so I emailed them some pics of the figs, and forgot all about it, until one night after getting home from work at 2am (I worked 4-12 then), I was looking through the White Dwarf magazine that came in the mail that day. (Issue 312) Something caught my eye as I was flipping quickly through, so I went back and checked. It was 3 am or so, and my shout woke up the whole house! Because there, on page 62, is one of my figures.... Let me tell you, It really made my day! Any and all comments welcome! 8) George
It's been a while since I posted anything I'm working on, quite frankly I've not been working on anything the last couple of months, I ran outta steam on a couple of projects I was doing about 3/4 of the way through on them and will finish them (eventually). Anyhow, I'm working on 3 tabletop plus figures for 3 of my D&D group friends who are playing in my current campaign entitled "Broken Gods." All the characters were gods 5,000 years ago. Then the event happened, the peoples of the world stopped believing in them. They were cast down to the earth and have just now awoken... The PC's are all Demigods with extraordinary powers, but they have no memories of their former selves yet, they gain those as they progress and level up. The three PC's I'm currently working on are the party warlock, party eldritch knight and party bard. I have included inspiration pics of their characters they provided to me. Bale the Eldritch Knight, god of thunder and battle - the figure is from the Minx kickstarter, I modified him by cutting off and filing off spikes that were protruding from his back and bare arm, I noticed he has 4 fingers, but this is so close of a figure to the pic that I ran with it. Next is the party Warlock, Cairan (pronounced keer-awn). He's the god of death and war tactics, think Valkyrie. The figure is reaper 03505 (Karahl Farstep). He has an affinity with ravens so I took an eagle or hawk from one of the reaper bones familiar packs, mounted it on his shoulder and am painting it up as a raven. Finally we have Cadence, the goddess of Sunlight and Music - she's the party bard. I took DSM-7437 (Female Rogue Dual Wield by Jeff Grace) and modified it, cutting off the dagger in her offhand, used a reaper accessories lute I had and attached to her side/hip under her arm. If you've followed my WIPs before you know my method of priming is to prime everything in black first and then go back over it dry-brushing with white primer to pick out details and highlights. If you have questions, please ask and I'll continue to work on these for the next week or so. I don't want to put more than like 5-6 hours total in each figure, just enough to have a nice tabletop plus paint-job and to make them represent their characters in the game. Thanks for following along and please enjoy the ride!
So my entry into the Sir Forscale Painting Competition started By my Housemaster, the Great Kaiju, Reaperbryan, is finished.... (well I need to spray the banner with Dullcote,...) I decided to use Reaper's colors of Red, Green, and Black, but the Black metal of his plate kind of disappeared under the high lights... It is a hair shy of 3" to the tip of his Pike, and it is 1" to the bottom of his pike hand... As the metal pike made him a bit front heavy, I expanded the front of his base with a 50% mix of Green Stuff and Apoxie Sculpt... Hope you all like him! George WiP here
So Since Bryan decided to hold a contest, I decided to join in! I decided when I heard about this, and the stipulations of the contest, I knew that I was going to steal an Idea that I have seen here on the forums.... Someone had taken an older pikeman figure, and painted bands 1/4" apart on the pikeshaft, to use him For Scale! I saw this before I knew who / what Sir Forscale was / is, so the thought stuck with me. So I removed his sword, and added a pike from a Ral Partha Wood Elf Pikeman from back when.... Reaper Brush on Primer on the Pike, as it is metal, then everything was airbrushed with thinned Grey Liner... His Chainmail is Decayed Metal, going up to Brass, and he will be painted in Reaper's colors of Red, Green, and Black. The pike will be marked in some way to indicate specific measurements, and I plan to try a Banner to fly from it as well... I am a little worried about how to make sure he stands up, as the pike is a tad bit unbalancing... First cut pics.... Thanks for looking! George