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Made in au
[MOD]
Cutting stuff up and bunging it back together in new and interesting ways.






Under the couch

Bulked out the wing vanes:


And shaved them down to shape:



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Empchild wrote:It's been a while so I can't remember. Are you building her for your own personal use or ebay, or client?


She was originally just a bit of sculpting practice. I'd like to get her cast up if possible, once she's done.


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Added the bulk of the 'hands':


And the first membrane in place:

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Ultramarine Land Raider Pilot on Cruise Control







I cant see any pics...

Anywhere...
   
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Monster-Slaying Daemonhunter







I do.

Looks awesome, as always.

   
Made in au
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Cutting stuff up and bunging it back together in new and interesting ways.






Under the couch

jamunition wrote:I cant see any pics...

Anywhere...


Website was down for a while last night.


Finished the membranes on the first wing, and moved onto the second:

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Mayhem Comics in Des Moines, Iowa

While the wings are smaller than what I'd do, the membranes are coming out really nice and smooth. How do you get that kind of effect on something so large and thin and strung out between two anchor points like that? And then still have some wrinkled details along the edges?

 
   
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Under the couch

I was going to do up a quick video tutorial on the membranes, as it's a little hard to explain in writing... but turns out my camera only does video in 15 second snippets, which wasn't going to work...

So it will have to wait until I can either figure out how to describe it in a normal tute, or get a video camera...


Meanwhile, Membranes all in place:


A couple of them need a slight trim, and then the 'hands' need thumbs.

Also need to replace the magnets in the shoulder sockets, as the wings have turned out a little heavy for the ones I have in there now...

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Inside your mind, corrupting the pathways

I love the look of those wings. So much better than the standard ones.

I have to say that the first time I saw the reposed tyrant (have to say that I loved both the flying and reposed versions), I thought "Crouching tiger, hidden Tyrant"

Great work on everything I have seen here.

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Under the couch

Biomorphs!

The biomorphs were intended to go along the same lines as those on my previous Tyrant, although a few minor tweaks were necessary due to this one being made entirely from Tyrant parts, whereas the first one used a Carnifes top half, which gave a little more play room.

SO, I trimmed down some adrenal glands, and inserted steel pins into the underside of them. I then drilled 2mm holes in either side of the Tyrant's neck, inserted small rare-earth magnets, and then puttied back over the hole. That way, the Tyrant has a normal looking neck when not using the Adrenal Glands, and they can simply be slipped into place when needed.




The implant attack was made a similar way, by carving a hollow spike out of a piece of off-cut sprue, sticking a pin in the back end of it, and implanting a magnet under the end of the Tyrant's tail:




The Toxin sacs were a little more difficult, as there really wasn't any flat surface big enough for them without sticking them on his carapace. So, I drilled a hole in the end of each sac, and inserted a piece of steel wire. I then drilled a hole up into the chest of the Tyrant, neatly disguised in the shape of the exoskeleton:



The wire slides into the hole, and the close proximity of the magnets in his arm sockets holds the sac in place quite nicely. Once he's painted, the holes (when the sacs aren't in use) should be practically invisible.




Along the way, I also removed the original magnets in the wing sockets and replaced them with much stronger ones. Didn't bother with pictures of that, though...

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Under the couch

Started adding plates to the backs of the wing vanes, and started on his 'thumbs':



And finished off the feet:

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For my brain to take in . Make smaller updates or my brain will evuntaly(see ? I cant even spell straight!) explode . Would you like my death on your coincince ?

Nah , im kidding love it

   
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Shadeglass Maze

The wings are great, but Wow! I really like those feet . They look dangerous!
   
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insaniak wrote:Tracking the actual time taken on each job is a problem with commission work that I've been trying to find an easy solution for, since I tend to underestimate just how long a lot of jobs are going to take. Trying to keep a log has been an epic fail, since I forget to update it.


Insaniak: Consider getting a cheap stop watch on your workbench. Then you can just start and stop it during each work period.
   
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Or a chess-timer.

That way you can track the time of two projects at the same time. Several chess-timers with little name-tags/numbers would work fine.

It must be possible to get cheap chess-timers somewhere.

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Under the couch

Made a base for my Dwarven Pirate...

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Chasing Russ through the Eye

Hi there I wanted to say you are an AMAZING converter, and I really like the flyrant, especially the little markers to represent the differing armies you could play against.

How dod dis go back on?

I was also wondering about how much a team of four Thunderwolf Cavalry, dynamically posed, would cost??

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Great stuff man, my only comment would be, is it possible you could add something to the head to make it unique? Everything else is undergoing considerable change, but the head is just the plain old tyrant head, possibly add mandibles? a larger brow ridge? just some ideas...

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Really impressive work! Glad to know the mods around here are serious about the craft and what not.

Keep it up its making me want to get off my lazy rear and start workin'

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Under the couch

Did some work on the Dwarf Pirate while we were away... Nearly finished. Just a few final details to go.



And a few more painting projects in their beginning stages...




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Tacobolter MK lll wrote:I was also wondering about how much a team of four Thunderwolf Cavalry, dynamically posed, would cost??


To be honest, you would probably need to sell a kidney. But I'm actually getting out of the commission business for now...


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gameandwatch wrote:Great stuff man, my only comment would be, is it possible you could add something to the head to make it unique? Everything else is undergoing considerable change, but the head is just the plain old tyrant head, possibly add mandibles? a larger brow ridge? just some ideas...


The head, torso and legs are all standard Tyrant. For that matter, so are the arms... just reposed a little. Really, the only significant alteration aside from posing is the feet and the addition of wings.


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Speaking of wings...

I finished sculpting the thumbs, let them set, went to shave down the claws to a nice claw-ey shape... and one of them had a giant air-bubble in the middle of it.

Luckily, I was cleaning up the shed today, and actually found the Scytal thumbs that I had intended to use in the first place but lost a while back...




So that should be about it for this guy. I'll get some finished and assembled pics tonight when the GS on the thumbs has finished setting... assuming he fits on my lightbox :shock:

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Love the wings. You did a great clean job on the membranes. The wing frames look pretty chitinous. Well done.

Zain~

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Texas, USA

The wings look awesome. I like the Dwarven Pirate too!

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Under the couch

Turns out the Tyrant is a right sod to photograph... Too big for my light-box, and odd angles. And metal minis are awkward at the best of times. So I'll try to get some better pics tomorrow morning, but for now, here 'tis:

















Biomorphs


(The black spot on his neck, under the Adrenal Gland, is actually puttied to match his neck, but showed up black due to not enough light. Again, better pics tomorrow...)

Some more pics, with the other weapons options, here

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That is awesome Insaniak. Pure awesome. I love the bird of prey stance.

Zain~

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Very nice work, as always, Insaniak.
One bonus to having all those inserts is that the extras could sub for objective markers.

BTW, that Ork insert is CLASSIC!

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awesome stuff , too awesome .

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That tyrant is breath-taking. Great work!
   
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Texas, USA

Absolutely amazing! You'd better do it justice with the paint job, or..or...or....*goes off to plot what he will do*

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Awesome work! I love the ork!

   
 
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