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Bounding Dark Angels Assault Marine

Okay well I will try and make this an easy tutorial. ( model subject to change as it is a WIP) Any coments welcome including ideas or a head.

2x Genestraler bodys

rending claws and scything talons

pin vise super glue

green stuff (not shown in pic)

Warrior Head (not shown in pic)

cutters modeling knife
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what I used

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1st thing I did was remove the legs from the bodys

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removed the stand part from the legs (not needed but I did)

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Then flaten the bottom of one of the torso.

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Then drill a pin hole in the spine part of the legs and torso.

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Then pin together.

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use green stuff to make the missing ribs. (sry for no pic of how I made it only starting to use green stuff)

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here is the head just glued on If you like it great I did not, so I just make a pin hole at the top of the spine and then at the bottom of te head, and used green stuff to make the neck.

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Then attach the rending claws and talons.

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Here is the Brood lord with a Warrior head till I find a different one

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this is part of teh hive (minus the High elf models =P)

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2008/05/30 12:02:55

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I first thought you would use the two bodies to make a very bulky genstealer. The upright pose looks very odd to me but this can be caused bx the angle of the picture. The significant mark of the broodlord in 2nd Edition was that he was fat. The new got this strange "Roar! Shot me!" pose which is why I converted mine to look more like a bigger Genstealer. A great source of inspiration are actually Roberto Cirillos concept sketches. There are really nice modells out there using them as template.

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Prescient Cryptek of Eternity

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Instead of a warrior head you might try a Lictor head, that way you get the Feeder Tendrils which are sounding like they're going to be oh so nice in a couple months when 5th hits.

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Bounding Dark Angels Assault Marine

Well I added a gaunt head last night and I like how it looks Could use some advise on making the torso look a little more buffed.

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Tunneling Trygon

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Nice little tutorial.

Use extended carapace plates from warrior or stealers to bulk a bit.

Main critique, the neck needs to be trimmed. it is just too long when posed upright like that.

Also, I had considered using a plastic stealer as the base for a brood lord but decided the legs were too weedy and short. Main reason why I went with a head swap and repose of the metal broodlord. I don't know of an easy fix short of rescuplting the legs or getting broodlord legs.

Finally, I'd cut and repose the rending claw hands and/or arms a bit, they look awkward.


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Bounding Dark Angels Assault Marine

yea I was thing about doing that ganna fiddle with it tonight =)

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I think if you put the talons in an 'out' pose and the claws in the lower arm socket in a 'down and in' position you'd have a better overall model.

I've done it both ways on warriors, and liked having them with the talons looking like swords coming down than the pose you used.

It's not scary looking, and it really doesn't convey CC nastiness.

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