I stayed up far too late last night finishing off my new photo implement, but it's finished(ish) now and is working well. I thought my last post was about making the box, but looking back I see that it wasn't, so looks like I need to start earlier in the process than I anticipated and that I'll have less pictures than I thought. Alas.
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
After a dreary past few days I had an opportunity to prime my latest creation. I used a technique I saw on the interwebs somewhere: taping the mini to a stick. I wrapped some masking tape around the end of a paint stirrer and then stuck the marine to the tape. The result was simple and effective.
|Gravity is no match for ingenuity.|
Monday, October 4, 2010
Got in some hobby time last night. I built a space marine for the first time in years which was a nice return to something familiar. I used a bunch of pieces from the new Death Company box together with a generic marine chest. I knew the new parts had plenty of detail from looking at the sprues, but I was further surprised when assembling the marine. In particular, the chainsword arm that I used came off the sprue in a pose that I had created a couple times myself by cutting and repositioning. I'm eager to use the power fist as well because it looks like it also has a dynamic pose, but I'm holding on to it for a bit while I regain my painting feet as it's destined to be part of a sergeant. GW must have switched plastic formulas over the last 5+ years because the new pieces are a much darker grey than the parts I already had. I'll take a pic or two when I get the base done. I'm considering my options as I want to do something a bit more detailed than just glue and sand. I had cut up some bits of sprue last night to use as rubble, but they didn't work out quite like I wanted, so when I dropped them on the carpet I didn't bother digging for them between the nap. I'm still considering the bits of sprue approach as well as making a green stuff rock or two, using some orc bits, digging for some barrels/tank traps, or using some tyranid bits. I know EV has some Death Guard, and Chaos would fit thematically, but I don't really want to put more marine parts on a marine base. Maybe something generic to start with so I have time to ponder.