Monday, 24 February 2014
This is the last of the hobby posts related to my Pre-Heresy Luna Wolf model. I wanted to push my greenstuff sculpting abilities and had a go at sculpting the shoulder pad icon from scratch.
Above is what the actual icon is.
I started by adding some greenstuff to the shoulder pad and working it into the crescent moon shape. Then let it dry completely.
Next I cut out the bottom where the wolf part of the icon overlaps the moon.
Then I added new greenstuff and carefully worked it into the wolf head shape, then added definition as I went along for the eyes and ears. I tried my best to keep the head small but that is the best I could manage.
It looks pretty rough but once painted up I think it came out pretty well. Of course I made a greenstuff press-mould of the pad so I could replicate is easily for any future models.
Never by scared of trying your hand at greenstuff, if it goes wrong just cut it off and start again.
Monday, 10 February 2014
On my Pre-Heresy Luna Wolf model I wanted to try my hand at many things, one of which was to sculpt a Wolf Tooth Necklace.
I started by rolling out my greenstuff into a very thin roll.
Then using a sharp hobby knife cut to the desired length and carefully attach to the model. In this case it was just the front of the marine as the back is obscured and wont be visible.
Now you have to let this cure before doing the Teeth. I didn't and it messed it up slightly as the necklace was flattened where I touched it by mistake.
Once it is dry properly, mix up some greenstuff and cut out some small pieces in triangle shapes, carefully attach to the places where you want the teeth to attach to the necklace, you can also make small indentations in the top of the teeth. Wait for it to cure properly. Now you can roll out some more greenstuff into a thin line and cut out very small pieces which will connect the teeth to the necklace and fit into the indentations you made in the teeth.
It is not easy and requires huge patience but worthwhile indeed. I few more and I will be getting much better results.
Don't be put off trying this out, if you don't like it you can remove easily enough without causing any damage to the model.
Tuesday, 4 February 2014
Apologies for the self promotion! If you want to pick up a nicely painted unit from the Open Fire set then check out my eBay listings. Just search for the item you want and you should find it easily enough.
I have decided that 15mm is too small for me to enjoy painting up so I am selling my Flames of War set. I loved the reasonably recent coverage of Bolt Action and 28mm is more my style however I also am looking at 20mm or 1/72 scale.
Stay tuned for more updates on which scale I decide on.
Posted by Vitor at 04:45
Tuesday, 28 January 2014
So all done, completed the wash and highlights. I am happy with the end result but can say that I don't want to see a 15mm figure for a while.
I have taken pictures of the figures arranged by the type rather than how they are represented in the rules.
Here are the Officers and NCO's
The multiple LMG sections
Hope you like the way they turned out and leave a comment if you do.
Tuesday, 21 January 2014
So trying to stick to my plan which is to finish this amazing Open Fire starter set. As you can tell from the picture above I attached the figures to the bases first then added the sand, primed them with grey then started to paint the base.
I then painted all the infantry in the base colours which I have used the closest GW colours and for the uniform I made my own custom blend.
Progress is slow with these miniatures as the scale prevents fast painting compounded by the immense detail on them. Very nice figures but the scale is starting to worry me!! don't know how much more of these guys I can paint without my eyes going squint..lol
Tuesday, 14 January 2014
So here is the finished result. I added highlights after the wash and finished off the bases with grass and herbs.
Here are some pictures of the individual sections.
The Leader with Mortar and Bazooka.
The rifle section.
I found them to be very fiddly to paint because of the 15mm scale otherwise they turned out pretty well.
Monday, 6 January 2014
I decided to paint these models already stuck onto their bases and based. I hoped it would be easier than sticking them individually onto little cocktail sticks!
I based them with plain model sand and primed them grey.
Next I painted the base colours which I used form the GW range as time is an issue and I am not spending more money on paints..lol
Just need to apply the highlights and finish the base.