Thursday, November 7, 2013

Typhus sculpting project

A while back I started a large sized terminator sculpt with the hopes of using it as a sculpting armature for true scale terminators. I then tried to make him into a figure of Horus. Well now he's this, my Verizon of typhus. He's much taller than a terminator.




Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Broadside conversion old to new style

So I took my old style Broadside and stripped him down, tore him apart and rebuilt him. I modeled the suit emulate the new style Broadside. I think it came out ok.




Sunday, January 13, 2013

New Videos on my Youtube Channel

Here's a few links to some video showcases I just posted of some recent finished pieces.
First up is a Hordes Kromac the Ravenous:


This is my converted Coteaz made from an Emperor's Champion:


This is my Converted Dark Apostle:


And Finally my scratch made Nurgle:


Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Scratch terminator armature


Here's a scale comparison of a True Scale terminator Blank I'm working on. It may be a tad too tall for a regular Termie but might work for a special character or Primarch project.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Tall Space Marine legs


Hi all. I've started working on a set of larger scale SM legs with the goal of molding and duplicating them since I always seem to be short of legs. They are slightly taller in comparison by about 5mm. Im trying to make them look different enough from standard legs, changing the feet and knee pads.  The arm was a total fluke from a scrap piece of procreate,  turns out it came out really well. More to come soon.


I added the right foot and the left thigh plate. After it sets I will add a knee guard.

more pics of almost completed. Still need to do some touchups. I like the thicker heavy leg armor look.






here's a mock-up of what it would look like primed:






Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Converting A Dark Apostle

Its been a while since I posted anything so here are the steps I used to convert the Chosen Champion from Dark Vengeance into a Dark Apostle figure. Check out my Youtube Channel for the full video.

I started out by swapping the head of the Power Mace for the Chaos Marine Icon. It looks more on the lines  of the weapon of the Finecast model to me.I drilled holes into the pieces and pinned the weapon.



Thursday, September 6, 2012

Hellbrute assembled

Assembled but still needs to have the joints puttied. I also fashioned auto cannon double barrels for a magnet swap out. I might add more chains to him to bling him out.

Dark Vengeance chaos force assembly.

 For snap tite minis these things are talking me forever to assemble. I didn't glue the cloaks onto to the leaders to make painting easier. Hopefully I can get them primed before I fall asleep. Just have three Hell brute left to go.

 

 
 

 







Sunday, August 12, 2012

Painting Tutorial: The Cleaved



Hey everyone, here's alinkto my latest video.  A painting guide on how I paint Chaos Space Marines in the colors of The Cleaved, a nurgle warband. Enjoy







Saturday, June 30, 2012

Crusader conversion

Here's a little something I started the other night, my take on an Inquisitorial Crusader. Reading the Grey Knight Codex I really liked the Henchmen unit and wanted to make up at least two squads just from bitz and models I have in my stores. I used a Cadian chest with scout legs, space marine arms and a pig iron metal trooper head. I've got a few options for the storm shield,both with Inquisition iconography on it.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Finished Draigo Conversion Painted

Here is my Draigo Conversion completely painted up. I used Model Air Silvers for the armor both through 
an airbrush for the base coat and also for touch ups. Liquid Gold was used for the gold parts and I free-handed the banner and the details on the tabard and cloak. I tried something a little different to get the blue tint to the armor. I used an alcohol based ink glaze made with just a drop of blue FW ink. It dries fast and blends nicely so the effect is very subtle. The cloak i feel came out particularly well. The secret was brushing on Model Air reds which are so thin they make it very easy to layer. I progressed from Hull Red to Scarlet red then to orange, going back with Hull red to darken the recesses and doing a little wet blending.

One thing you don't see here is I used a small amount of white to strengthen the tip of the sword along with the lightning crackles. It makes the sword pop more. 


Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Inquisitor Coteaz conversion

Hey everyone, I'm back with another conversion project. This time it's Inquisitor Coteaz of the Inquisition. The base figure is a metal Emperor's Champion. The head, back tabard and left arm were sawed off( not fun. The head is the bald Space Marine Terminator head ( I think). The bolt pistol is an old style Bolter with a scope. I used the little beads from a water filter for the rivets on the artificer armor. The Daemon Hammer is the best part, coming from the MaxMini Mechanical Hammer set. Can't say how impressive those bitz are.


Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Macross model

This was part of the christmas stash my mom gave me. It was actually left over models my little brother left behind when he moved out(ahem).  Quite a find actually, along with a veritable fleet of star trek ships and star wars models.Thanks MOM!


Tuesday, May 22, 2012

3rd Grey Highlander HMG

Hey everyone. So here is my recent contest entry for ye another online competition on the dakka dakka website. I only worked on this for one and a half nights but I got a good amount of votes. I'd like to put more details into the chest plate and the sword, preferably with my airbrush. I think the face is one of the best i've done so far.Thanks to those who voted for my piece.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Knight of the Rose Completed

And Done. I love how the base came out. I think I finally stumbled onto a good formula.


Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Knight of the Rose

This is the piece i'm doing for a charity contest on DakkaDakka. I sculpted the ros eicons on the belt and jetpack. I also engraved a celtic like pattern into the stone of the base.



Monday, April 23, 2012

IG Vostroyan Conversion

Using a pig iron head I made this quick conversion as a test to see how hard it would be. Turns out not that hard at all. This is a basic conversion, it can be fancied up with addtional details.



Sunday, April 22, 2012

Nemesis DreadKnight Conversion Completed

Almost done painting. i just need either a decal or a freehand icon on the heraldry shields and to finish the base.




Tuesday, April 17, 2012

DreadKnight Conversion

I recently started assembling the Dreadknight i got for Christmas. I wanted to convert him to look more like a giant terminator as I really hate the whole baby carriage thing since its such a lame ripoff of the aliens power loader or even the power suits the the matrix ( I'm sorry but open cockpit power armor? whats the point if the pilot is exposed?) So here's what I've done so far.

I started off with re-positioning the legs. When will GW learn to make models properly so the damn legs/feet ( can you say crisis suit?) don't snap off from the weak little joints? I had to pin them after they started to get wobbly from handling.


I focused on the shoulder armor first, adding plasticard and then greenstuff inquisition icons from a press-mold of a storm shield I custom created.


The next thing i did was use aves fixit sculpt mixed with a little green stuff to flesh out the chest, sculpting in the aegis text "daemon" and "banish". I added a roughed out undersculpt of the head using 5 minute fast epoxy, then going over it with green stuff.




My next step is to do the lower torso armor and add aegis hip plate armor and sculpt over the feet. Then I'll address the arms. I see myself cutting and pinning the sword arm for a more dramatic pose and probably magnetizing the weapon systems.


Tonight's progress, I finished the torso, added the tabard along with big seals, and armor plates to the hips and the groin area. The chain around the waste wraps completely around. 

Monday, April 9, 2012

Grey Knights Conversions

This is a five man Grey Knight Squad I've had for the longest time boxed up. I decided I wanted to do some more interesting poses so I did some re-positioning on the legs and tried to get more of a dynamic feel to them.


I started out with the Justicar.  A minor leg repositioning and sculpted a tabbard and cloak. I also added some armor plating to the legs.


Friday, March 30, 2012

Kaldor Draigo Plastic Conversion

I wanted to do a Conversion for Kaldor Draigo from the plastic Grey Knights Terminator Box set. Here are the pre-greenstuff.




Here's the finished and based conversion. I added the goatie, tabbard and cloak and scratch made the shield...




Tuesday, March 27, 2012