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Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut






BTILC reference has made my afternoon.

I like the "horns" for fire guy/gal. Certainly looks like you have a hit on your hands, Pneumo.

For the 2nd air elemental, maybe something up and back to counter the down and forward of the current one?
   
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Renegade Kan Killin Orks






Northern Ireland

Maybe a more female looking figure leaning or reaching into the wind?

   
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Destructive Daemon Prince





Albany, NY

 Pneumo wrote:
Any ideas or preferences for a second pose?
Oooooo I'd be happy with one looking the other direction, possibly with outstretched arm or something?

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Made in de
Furious Raptor





Germany

I’ll see what I can cone up with for the second sculpt, definitely some good ideas
I had a bit of work to do the last couple of days and did some other hobby stuff of mine as well. So all I got done was the mold and first cast of our nice air elemental friend.

Cast turned out pretty good, although for some unknown reason the top did not want to cure right. So it’s kind of flat on top, but no big issue, the good thing is that the mold is making nice copies




And yes, that second picture was edited by a professional
It’s hard to show the cast in all white

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Nasty Nob





USA

The air elemental cast looks good

   
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Druid Warder





Your thread is a source of envy and inspiration, Pneumo!

Painting progress tracker:
2017: 50 of 50 planned; 2018: 80 of 60 planned; 2019: 75 of 75 planned

Pledge 2020:
6 to sculpt, 75 to paint (2/57 done) 
   
Made in de
Furious Raptor





Germany

Thanks guys
@Wirecat: I'd be happy to help with any questions or whatever else you might need, so that this might become more a source of inspiration and less one of envy


So it's been a few days since my last update. I moved places from my parents back to my little appartment so I didn't get that much done. Now that I am settled in and have cleaned the place up, I can get back to the important things
While I couldn't bring all my hobby stuff (no paints and nothing for my other hobbies) I did manage to pack all my sculpting supplies, a few minis to work on my kill team and the full elemental gang.

This is the current status of them, fire still needs to get finished, mainly the arms and upper body. The large stone elemental needs to get baked again as I did a bit more work on his feet (so he has an even stance) and the new addition is a second air elemental.

Here are all of them in their current state:


And our newcomer:



Plus I also found this guy in one of my drawers while cleaning up, so I'll probably finish him and think about what else I want to add to his base.

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Nasty Nob





USA

Oh wow, I remember that guy!

   
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Destructive Daemon Prince





Albany, NY

New taller, other-way-looking air boi is shaping up nicely

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INSTAGRAM: @boss_salvage 
   
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Furious Raptor





Germany

@Syro: I'm pretty sure by now I have no things laying around that you won't remember

@Boss Salvage: He's actually not that much taller, but a fair bit wider. But if you thought he looked good then, have a look at him now





And a comparison of both air bois

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Albany, NY

He's getting swol on all that thunder!

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Buttons Should Be Brass, Not Gold!






Norn Iron

Nicely done, Pneumo! There's a real sense of a swirling twister stretching up to thunderclouds. there.

The dead/sleeping creature looks great. Seems like a kind of thing Kroot trackers would ride.

   
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Furious Raptor





Germany

He sure has been working out a lot

@Vermis: Thanks! Glad you like them both I believe the initial idea of the sleeping/dead (probably dead ) creature came from a magic the gathering card. I might have to look around and dig that art back out.


Not much happened in terms of progress. I smoothed out the second air boi and he is ready for casting now. The real big news is that I got my hands on a new casting resin. So I'll test that tomorrow and see how it works, wish me luck

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Longtime Dakkanaut






Air2 is looking good. The twist is where it's at. Good luck with the new resin.
   
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Furious Raptor





Germany

Thanks! I think I prefer this one over the first version

The new resin is an absolute blast! It's easy to mix, super liquid so easy to pour and it hardenes in roughly 30minutes. Although at that point it is still quite soft, but safe to handle.

So here's what I got around to do:

Quick silicone pour because I made the mold upside down, so the bottom was open (kinda messed up, this fixes it)


Looks kinda funny



And then here are the new models with the brand new resin:
The stone golem is a bit rough at the feet, this is because I didn't mix enough (or barely enough) to make both minis. Other than that the cast is pretty good, there's only a few minor bubbles.


The air elemental came out pretty nice too, only issue is a massive bubble on topp of him. Should be easy to fix though, I'll see if it happens again with another cast.

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Renegade Kan Killin Orks






Northern Ireland

Air2.0 is a very nice sculpt. Really sharp twisty goodness. What kind of clay are you using?

   
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Norn Iron

Nicely done! I don't have much experience with resin casting, but from what I've seen, I'd guess that one bubble on the back is almost nothing in terms of teething troubles.

   
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Furious Raptor





Germany

@theCrowe: Really liking him too I'm using Beesputty, I bough 1kg of it back in the day and it's my go to oven bakable clay. Sticks to itself quite nicely, sticks to wire and you can bake it as often as you want. I think they have all kind of colors too by now.

@Vermis: I did a few more casts and it seems like they all pretty much have that bubble :( The good thing is that it will be quite easy to fix on the cast models.


So I've been busy again
I've finished the air 2.0, baked it and then made a silicone mold. Mold turned out pretty good and it is popping out quite nice copies. The only issue is that the tip of the hands always has a small bubble in them. Should be easy to fix with a bit of green stuff though.


Air 2.0


More pictures of the finished mini here
Spoiler:









I also made the silicone mold for the big guy and decided to cast all of them at once. It was quite messy, luckily I was prepared with gloves and baking paper beforehand so it was easy to clean up. Basically what happened was that the holes for the resin to pour in were to small, so it got everywhere...





This is what my collection looks like now, it is a lot of fun to just cast away and duplicate my sculpts



And this is what the air 2.0 cast looks like





Last but not least, I made a second cast of everything where I enlarged the pouring holes and took my time, considerably less messy. Although I did forget one rubber band which led to quite a bit of resin flash on the stone golem.




The fire elemental will take a bit more time, I'm not really happy enough with him to bake him yet. But he will get done eventually.
For all the other ones, I'd be happy to cast some up for anyone that's interested. Just send me a PM and we can work something out.




As always, let me know what you think

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Longtime Dakkanaut






Very nearly ready for mass production. Looks awesome.
   
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Norn Iron

That guy must be a pumice golem. Or air crete?

Brilliant stuff as always.

   
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Nasty Nob





USA

Air 2.0 looks great, as do the casts. I really enjoy mass producing casts from molds also.

   
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Druid Warder





If Your molds are not very deep and You are not doing pressure casting, a layer of vaseline on both parts of the mold will often be enough to prevent such spillage. But it does look... interesting if not pretty in this case!

Cheers and patience!

Painting progress tracker:
2017: 50 of 50 planned; 2018: 80 of 60 planned; 2019: 75 of 75 planned

Pledge 2020:
6 to sculpt, 75 to paint (2/57 done) 
   
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Destructive Daemon Prince





Albany, NY

Air #2 looks great! Good looking casts as well - big rock guy is bigger than I thought!

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Furious Raptor





Germany

@youwashock: definitely ready for mass production Although my materials might run out and I guess a pressure pot would make things a bit nicer. As is I could crank out a copy of each one in about 30min.

@Vermis: Had to look up pumice, not a word you would know as a non native speaker but yes it totally looks the part, thankfully it only is the flash that looks like it. The rest is fine

@Syro: I know right? It's just so satisfying, I don't even know what I want them for

@Wirecat: I suppose the molds would be quite deep?! Idk at what point it would stop working, I'll definitely try that out though And yes, a pressure pot would help quite a bit here. The rubber band does the trick for now

@Boss Salvage: I kind of underestimated the big guy too. I feel like he looks bigger in white



I have no updates as of now, did a bit of work on the hound and been thinking about new projects again. The fire elemental is still looking at me and shaming me for not continuing, but I'm at a bit of a creative low with him
I've also been playing a bit of Destiny 2 and X-COM Chimera Squad and I would really love to create a modular model that could receive multiple loadouts. Maybe look into a completely custom Kill Team. We'll see what the future brings

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Furious Raptor





Germany

Well, it's been a few days again since the last update. You'd think that in these times you'd have more time at home/ hobby time.
I stumbled upon the following post/picture while browsing and checking out nice conversions: https://www.reddit.com/r/killteam/comments/bt9h7k/primarisscale_terminator_for_elites/ and since I have always had a soft spot for terminators, I thought "Why not?"

So I scavenged my bitz box, found a few things I thought would work well together and went to work. I am happy with the mashed up body, the cape still needs a bit of work but other than that I think it works well. Ironically the top is from the Death Guard Terminator in the box, which I love the old look of. I think once I'm done this model will be a neat combination of old and new.
I'm not entirely sold on the arms yet. Any ideas for loadouts? Maybe a shield would be nice too...






And since I was already in my bitz box, I found a few more interesting things (mainly the breast plate) where I thought they'd make a neat terminator. The base for this model was an Interceptor from the Dark Imperium Box, the bulked up legs work nicely for this. The sword is from the Dark Vengeance Lord and the "cape" and halo from some Age of Sigmar models. I still have quite a bit of sculpting to do to make the torso work, but in general, this is my favorite of the two chaps.







And some scale shots







As always, let me know what you think



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Longtime Dakkanaut






Pretty cool idea. Nice work!
   
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Furious Raptor





Germany

Thanks!

I finished the shape of the torso on my terminator conversion and made a hard decision to shave down one of my all time favorite swords. I absolutely love the sword from the dark vengeance chaos lord, but I've decided to shave off all the faces as well as the spikes it had. Now it still looks suitably chaotic but it could also be a very unqiue loyalist sword
The theme for this guy is probably going to be the direction of Alpha Legion, I don't want to make him a spiky marine with tons of chaos stuff but I also don't want him to be 100% clean and imperial. Besides the sword, I have also worked on the power fist so that it only looks like a normal power fist with spiky fingers. Although I am debating trying my hand at sculpting a custom power claw for him as I love the look of those.
The torso is now in the shape that I want it and only needs final detailling, like rivets for example. I'm not sure if I should leave the legs as is or change the shin to look more like an older power armor.
Last but not least I need to decide if I want him to have the AoS cape or no cape, I really like both looks and can't decide. The initial idea was for him to be a word bearer because I loved the halo with the candles for that and in that case the cape would work perfekt.
Oh and I also did the base Painting wise I'm thinking of a marble staircase.

So please help me with these
- cape or no cape?
- leave the legs as is or make them look like an older power armor?
- fist or claw?


And pictures, this time in greyscale. Try to spot all the greenstuff
No cape





With cape




No arms






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Nasty Nob





USA

The work you did with the sword looks really nice, Pneumo. I like your idea of a custom power claw, my personal preference is no cape, sculpt older armor on legs, and power claw. Then again, 40k is all about being over the top, so maybe have the cape too
Keep up the impressive work.

   
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Discriminating Deathmark Assassin






I love the cape actually, though I think Syro_ is right that the legs seem a little bare in comparison. Might not be a bad thing though, it keeps focus on the upper body and the epic halo, and the cape adds detail in the lower area.

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Furious Raptor





Germany

Well I did do the legs and I added a few rivets. The legs still need to be shaved down to make them smooth and give them the final shape.
Still haven’t decided on the cape, I’m leaning towards it though. Good thing I can leave that decision until the end. I do want to make the claw, but didn’t stat yet on that

Thanks for the feedback and the interest





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