Switch Theme:

Heresy art-inspired Mark II helm variant  [RSS] Share on facebook Share on Twitter Submit to Reddit
Author Message

Forum adverts like this one are shown to any user who is not logged in. Join us by filling out a tiny 3 field form and you will get your own, free, dakka user account which gives a good range of benefits to you:
  • No adverts like this in the forums anymore.
  • Times and dates in your local timezone.
  • Full tracking of what you have read so you can skip to your first unread post, easily see what has changed since you last logged in, and easily see what is new at a glance.
  • Email notifications for threads you want to watch closely.
  • Being a part of the oldest wargaming community on the net.
If you are already a member then feel free to login now.

Made in gb
Enginseer with a Wrench

Magos Apologist’s Mark II (Macragge variant) helm tutorial
Apologies for the slightly dark photographs. Hopefully they should be clear enough.

You will need:
Sculpting tool – I use a GW metal sculpting tool
Sculpting putty – I use ProCreate, but this works nicely with Greenstuff, too.
One or more Space Marine heads – Virtually any kind with a grille will work.
Vaseline or equivalent

You may find useful:
Clay shapers – I use a size 1 chisel and size 1 point, available from Heresy miniatures.
Paperclip and pin vice
Tiny screwdriver with a flat head.

1: Sit comfortably, give praise to the Machine God thrice, and mix your modelling putty. I use equal parts of each colour.

2: Pick up your modelling knife and carefully trim away the cables from the side of the helmet. Work right back to the ‘earpieces’ of the helmet, and ensure the front of the earpieces is flat (i.e. you’ve created a box shape).

3. Put your clippers on either side of the grille and trim it off.

At this point, you may wish to drill a hole in the neck with a pin vice and secure the helmet temporarily to a paperclip. You can then hold the paperclip and avoid touching the putty as you work. I’ve smooshed a good couple of these accidentally while I’ve been working!


4. Anoint your sculpting tool with a touch of sacred machine oil (Vaseline will do in a pinch). Put a small piece of modelling putty in the centre of the face as shown, and use your modelling tool to scrape the top part into a rough line the same width as the ridge on top. Join the modelling putty with the ridge.

5. Carefully flatten the ridge, then rub the putty into a ridge on the faceplate. Use short, gentle strokes of the tool to ensure you get a smooth surface.

6. Trim away a small piece of putty on the lower left and right of the faceplate, turning the putty blob into a rough cross (+) shape as shown. I gently press the spatula end of the sculpting tool into the recess to ensure a perfect curve every time.

7. Smooth the putty away from the central ridge once more, using hardly any pressure. This stage should gradually pull the new facemask into a perfect shape, so take your time and work gently until you are happy with the shape. Finally, use the pointed end of the tool (or one of those tiny screwdrivers) to make two small hollows for eyes on either side of the face ridge.

8. Leave the putty to cure for at least three hours (preferably overnight), and secure to your miniature.

9. Paint it. Because this is such a small area, it makes a good space to try a simple but effective non-metallic metal technique. The ridge makes it very easy. Simply paint one half of the faceplate and the ridge yellow, and the other half of the faceplate dark brown. Add brown to the yellow and shade the yellow side; and add yellow to the brown and highlight the brown side.

+Death of a Rubricist+
My miniature painting blog.
Made in gb
Monstrous Master Moulder

I dunno...

I forsee this becoming VERY widely used! Kudos!

Bewhiskered Gasmasks: For the Post-Apocalyptic Gentleman

And to this day, on darkest nyte
It can be seen, they tell
A Prynce of Rattes, in finery
Upon a horned bell.
Made in us
Huge Hierodule

North Bay, CA

Nicely done.

Made in pe
Never Forget Isstvan!

The Netherlands

Hmm, add some teeth to it and you got a very easy home made chaplain/chaos helmet. *is getting ideas*

The Wars of Tusculum Nova - A Vanguard Miniatures fanblog 
Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut

I love this helmet! Thank you very much for this little tutorial! : D

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2009/04/17 19:40:32

Made in us
Longtime Dakkanaut

Las Vegas

Very cool! I always loved the older Space Marine helmets!

This message was edited 1 time. Last update was at 2009/04/17 21:29:21

Made in us
Most Glorious Grey Seer

Everett, WA

Photobucket exceeded bandwidth. You really should host these here on Dakka for threads like this.

Reading's for morons who can't understand pictures.

Made in pe
Never Forget Isstvan!

The Netherlands

Is it just me or is photobucket sucking a lot these days?

The Wars of Tusculum Nova - A Vanguard Miniatures fanblog 
Made in us
Apprehensive Inquisitorial Apprentice

The darkest spot between galaxies, leading my armada.

That. Is. Epic. Lolcatz

Irony, thy name is bitch- My greatest quote during Nazi Zombies. 
Made in us
Wolf Guard Bodyguard in Terminator Armor


nice job

Deff Gearz 2,000+pts. (50% painted), Retribution 57pt.(70% painted), FOW British Armoured Squadron 1660pts. (15% painted)

Made in gb
Scuttling Genestealer

Wow. I was looking at my Horus Heresy: collected visions and thinking how cool it would be to make those helmets! Kudos!

I know. I'm evil.
I saw weird stuff in that place last night. Weird, strange, sick, twisted, eerie, godless, evil stuff. And I want in.

Forum Index » Painting & Modeling Tutorials
Go to: