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Sunny SoCal

It looks fantastic, a lot like molochs flying tyrant which imo was the best flyrant evar.

The one critique I would give is to budge the left leg to be more in line with the right, lending to a striking at a target look, right now, with the feet pointing diff directions, it looks as if he is a bit off balance and wobbly, as opposed to on the attack.

It's a very subtle thing but I really think it would completely change the character of the pose to something very aggressive and dangerous.

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


No painting on this one. It's a commission build... For commissions, I just build, the buyer paints.

   
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Huge Hierodule




Maryland

Fantastic idea with the interchangable bodies! I could totally see changing it according to what army your playing against. Would be a good source of intimidation methinks.

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That was the general idea behind it, I believe ... I can't take credit for the idea (just the execution of it ), as it was one of the things the buyer specifically asked for. But it's an awesome idea, and one I may have to use again on one of my own big gribblies.

   
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A last-minute addition...

This guy was started while the last Tyranid codex was current, when the Lashwhip/Bonesword combo was pretty poor. They're a better option in the current codex, so the buyer asked if it was possible to add them on.

The problem is, they need to still allow the other appropriate weapon combos... So what I came up with was to build a left and right bonesword arm (with a bonesword made from a trimmed down and reversed scytal), so that all of the other weapon options can still combine with it, and add the lashwhip as an extra long whippy tail extension...







Still WIP, obviously...

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Tunneling Trygon





The City of Nothing

Oh, very clever with the tail idea.
   
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The WIP walkthrough (essentially all of the forum thread posts compiled into a single thread without the replies) for my Pre-Heresy Dreadnought is now up in the UTC Workshop here.


Meanwhile, for an alternate take on the Pre-Heresy Dreadnought, have a look at Dave Taylor's blog here for his 'Dreadnought Rylanor'.

   
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Snord





Australia : SA

Insaniak Just wondering I saw your from australia where do you come across plasticard, magnets and pink/blue foam board?



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Plasticard I buy from a local hobby store. Magnets from here.

Foam I don't buy. Back when I was actually using it, I used the polystyrene trays from GW's miniature boxes, and foam packaging inserts pillaged from shops or family.

   
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So, The Tyrant is finished (less dodgy pics here) and I'm back at work on the embiggened Marine squad...

Bolters coming together (Butt-stocks will be added once they're sitting in place, as they may need to be sculpted straight onto the arms) ... although I did just realise that I'm one short.




And heads with grills and hoses removed, ready for resculpting:

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Privateer





The paint dungeon, Arizona

I like the bolter mods, very reminiscent of a M91a1 minus the built in GL

Lookin forward to see what you do with the heads.
   
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Raging Ravener






Wellington New Zealand

don't suppose you've tried your hand at a tervigon yet Yak? I'd love to see your take on that one.

   
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In the Wasteland

Fantastic thread you've got. Big-Up



 
   
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Veteran Wolf Guard Squad Leader






Reading, England

These are really good, all of them, its a shame i wont see most of them painted though

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Young_Logan wrote: its a shame i wont see most of them painted though


That's a problem with this batch of minis... but won't be so much of a problem after this last Marine squad...

   
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Apparently I forgot to update this thread... but I've started on the sternguards' torsos...

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Dankhold Troggoth






Shadeglass Maze

Just saw the pics of the finished flyrant, it looks good! And so very different from the one you did for yakface. Very, very nice!

A shame these troops are your last commission! But I guess we'll get to see more of your personal projects after this, which is good

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In the Wasteland

torsos looking good. Big up



 
   
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Got a little more work done on the True-scale Sternguard...

Started with sanding down the torsos to get them nice and smooth and armour-ish.




I had to go back afterwards and do a little gap filling, where the sanding didn't flatten out a few small divots, and a couple of the collars still need some attention
Also started detailing the bionic legs:



And then started in on the arms. These are being converted from assorted Terminator arms with the hydraulics and cabling removed, to make them look a little more like regular power armour. Here's a couple of mock-ups to see how they fit together, with a regular Marine thrown in for scale:



It's a bit of a relief to find that the bolter arms work... The left hand, in case anyone's wondering, is from a 2nd-edition Chaos Marine. They had mammoth-sized hands, so work out pretty well for Terminators.

More soon...

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A little more Sternguard tinkering. The buyer wanted a Heavy Bolter that looks a little more like a conventional heavy machine gun.

I have made up this prototype, as a sort of 'proof of concept'.



The inset is after a little photoshopping to try to show how it will look finished off, as it has a few minor details still to go on.

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One member of the Sternguard squad will be a comm specialist, equipped with a vox-pack and auspex (just for show).



The Vox-pack is made from a Cadian backpack, with the bottom and sides trimmed down and the bottom and vents from a Marine backpack added on.

The auspex is a regular auspex top and base added to a Terminator Thunder Hammer hand.

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lordy!

'zek out.

 
   
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Is it bad that with all of the crazy work on this page, it was the commo backpack that kept my attention? :p It's a simple thing, but a very very cool idea and detail.

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I've completed basic assembly on the Commtech for the Sternguard squad. The pose is a little rough, as his hand is only tacked on at the moment... I'll adjust it when I'm ready to glue everything in place and sculpt on the missing detail.



I also realised that the entire squad was just a little too 'upright'... so I ripped off one guy's legs, and put him into more of a crouching pose:



Obviously he still needs some gap-filling, and a left hand.

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I did a little more work on the Sternguard's Heavy Bolter, folding up the bipod and adding a carry handle. Still a little more detail work to go.



Also got the basic assembly done on two more Marines, with bionic arms. The first will be holding a grenade once he has a hand...



And the second, similarly missing hands, just advancing and scanning the nearby shrubbery:

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Sinewy Scourge






Western Australia

I'm glad that that hand isn't fixed yet, it kind of looks like he's facepalming at the moment.

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Speedy Swiftclaw Biker




Wellington, NZ

Looking amazing - everything is hahaha. I've taken a lot of inspiration from your work

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I've been intending to update the Marines for a week now, but wound up working longer hours than usual at both of my other jobs, so only just got caught up...

I performed an arm swap on the first Heavy Bolter marine, to bring the weapon up into more of a 'bringing to bear' pose, and swapped his arms onto the second heavy marine, who is in more of an advancing pose...



Also finished basic assembly on the remaining two marines:




So now it's on to the detail work...

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Looking good to me

   
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insaniak wrote:So, The Tyrant is finished (less dodgy pics here) and I'm back at work on the embiggened Marine squad...

Bolters coming together (Butt-stocks will be added once they're sitting in place, as they may need to be sculpted straight onto the arms) ... although I did just realise that I'm one short.




And heads with grills and hoses removed, ready for resculpting:



Sorry to bring this thread back to life but
How did you get the masks to look like that? can you please tell me how? Because it could well help me in trying to save money instead of buying the Black Templar stuff.
   
 
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