DJ Tank commander has taken a backseat... mostly because the 'speakers' broke and I haven't bothered to fix it.
HOWEVER, I am taking part in Gitsplittas 'Mantis Maker Challenge!'
, so I figured I'd include my wip
pics here too.
The task is to create something Mantis Warrior related, and to push your painting and modeling limits.
Being I don't have any loyalist chapters actively under my belt and I wanted to use the model, later, I decided to go with a Fallen Mantis Warrior that had attained Daemonhood.
I'm taking inspiration from images of actual Praying Mantis'
Mainly using these 2 images for reference.
I then gathered the pieces for the required 'bitz shot' to enter the contest:
Not all of this will be used, and this pile will shrink and grow through the project - the 'project tray' in my organiser wrack.
I proceeded to create a framwork and blutac the crap out of it to get a solid idea of the shape of the model in a 'proof of concept'
Then wire together the frame and glue it together. Blutaced the head in and blades (now cut down) and put it onto its 'base' to get an idea of the whole thing coming together.
And that will do for now!
The real challenge will be to sculpt the thing out...