greenstuff press mould. (follow the link for more detail on how to make a mould)
Place a small amount of greenstuff on the shoulder pad, use mould to press out the shape, clean up and allow to dry.
Use this technique on all sorts of bits you might use regularly in your conversions.
Tuesday, 10 December 2013
Monday, 9 December 2013
So the choice has been made.
Alpha Legion, no opportunity for additional modelling details so no go.
Company of Misery, Knights of Blood and Claws of Lorek no go because paint scheme will be lost in the details.
Thousand Sons and Nightlords will work but they are everywhere so no to them as well.
That leaves The Reborn!!
I will be working on these guys asap so look for the posts in the near future.
Friday, 6 December 2013
Thanks for the feed back to those that left comments on the previous post. I have just put together the models and must say they are absolutely amazing, outstanding detail on each model, which brings me to my next problem.
They are so detailed that there is no space really on the model to add any more detail like scales for the Alpha Legion.
It seems the best way to go would be to look purely on the paint scheme and not the modelling potential. I am not sure that doing Company of Misery or Knights of Blood would work on these models because the flames and or blood would be obscured by all the existing detail. Same for Claws of Lorek.
Schemes that could work could be Thousand Sons, Nightlords and Reborn.
If you know of some other examples I could look at please let me know as I have not seen much on the net or if you have any other ideas let me know.
Thursday, 5 December 2013
I bought the Dark Vengeance Box Set awhile ago now and have just got around to deciding what to do with it.
Please can you help me decide by giving me your opinion on which scheme to paint the Chaos side of the set in.
These are the options I like, purely from a painting and modelling aspect.
I love this picture! The modelling aspect holds untold promise and the scheme looks cool.
Claws of Lorek
Company of Misery
Knights of Blood Renegade
Another favourite as it is the antithesis of my loyalist Knights of Blood Army. Painting the blood over black with the new GW technical paint could be a winner. Also unique.
Another favourite, I have just the right idea on how to paint the armour! Modelling opportunities are endless.
Please let me have your comments on the pros and cons of my ideas.
Monday, 2 December 2013
You start with a piece of paper card cut roughly to size and shape. I used a piece from an old Business Card which seems perfect. Once you have the correct cut-out, glue it in place with super-glue, allow to dry then go back and add glue to the entire surface area of the card back and front creating a plastic-card type surface (which means making the paper harder so you can work with it).
Once that is nice and dry you can go ahead and add your greenstuff and sculpt your fur pelt. See my Fur Test post for an idea on how to sculpt fur.
Pretty easy to do so don't be scared to try it out.
Monday, 25 November 2013
I have been exploring this theme of basing with materials that look good without any painting done to them, namely the pepper and herbs. I was looking for something to base my Luna Wolves model on.
My thoughts turned to the possibilities of bark on its own, so I rummaged around a few trees in my area and came across a lovely textured bark that was reasonably flat and seemed perfect for my purposes.
The bark even has two different textures, one on the outside and one on the inside for more options.
I chose the option shown by the green arrow.
All I did was cut out a circular shape to fit my base and glue it in place. No painting!!
You cant get much simpler than that.
Wednesday, 20 November 2013
First off, I know the mark of armour etc is not technically correct but this is just a test model for loads of stuff I wanted to try out. It was inspired by the reading of the Horus Heresy from The Black Library. The first time I read about Loken and the Luna Wolves Legion I wanted to do this!!!!
I used one of my Marines from my now dwindling stock of AOBR marines.
After doing some greenstuff bits ( I will do tutorials on these afterwards )
I primed the model in white GW Primer and from past experience with painting white on my Pre Heresy World Eater Marine I knew it should be better than painting from a black base.I followed this with a base coat of white.
Next I added a brown wash in the recesses being careful not to get any on the white armour.
I then painted up the base colours of the metal and fur etc.
last I tidied up the white armour and finished the rest of the model.
The final product. I am still not sure if I want to add weathering and battle damage to the model??
Hope it gives you some inspiration.