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 Zywus wrote:
 philmorgan75 wrote:

Hi Zywus. I bought some blue stuff from eBay but couldn’t get it to work properly. Even leaving it in boiling water for ages, it never went soft enough to get good, clean, hard edged moulds. I’m glad I didn’t buy much BUT I think that was the problem- I only had a small amount sent to me in a small clear bag. Perhaps if I bought a greater quantity, it would come in a tub and have better moulding qualities. Who knows? The blue stuff mould’s were definitely stiff in comparison to silicon putty. After having no success, I gave up on blue stuff and now only use silicon putty.

The stuff I got came in bars


I've had decent success with it and never had a problem with getting it soft in hot water. But it is rather stiff when cooled down again, so more advanced, casts are difficult to get free once cured.

I've been put of by using silicon molds since it seemed a chore to use the liquid kind, but that putty version looks like it would be easy to use.


I know what you mean. I haven't looked at liquid silicon as a) it's expensive and b) I don't have the experience/courage to give it a go!!

Update time:



For model 31, I went for a gun swinger - 2 laspistols with shoulder holsters!!

I used pieces from moulds I've used previously. The only exception is having to create the empty holster on his right harness strap. I've since moulded that so I now also have a left hand empty holster for future models.



I wonder how much Squats could bench press? Look at the guns on him!!



I added a sword across his back for an extra "edge" in close combat - pardon the pun!

Till next time, Phil.




   
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These get more awesome the more you make.

What is your favourite one so far?

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 Daedalus81 wrote:

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Not Online!!! wrote:
These get more awesome the more you make.

What is your favourite one so far?


That's a hard one Not Online!!! I like each one as I'm making it, but if I had to choose, probably this one:



I think this is the one that look's like the Grim Dark future and closest to the original Rogue Trader Squats. I hope I do justice to this one when I get around to painting it

Update time:

I wanted to create a Melta loving Squat with this one:



I added some ski goggles and rebreather to his head to hide his hideously disfigured face. I gave him a Scion Melta gun alongside a melta bomb on his back.



I thought it would be cool to have him carrying a large Space Marine mine on his back as well.



And finally, another Chaos Traitor Renegade I've made ....



Just need to strip the truly awful primer and start again with this one.

Till next time, Phil.

   
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The detail on the melta charge on the melta squat's back is amazing. When you finish these you'll have the best squat faction every made.
   
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 MeatShield wrote:
The detail on the melta charge on the melta squat's back is amazing. When you finish these you'll have the best squat faction every made.


Thanks MeatShield. I'm really happy with how the mould turned out. There was a bit of clean up involved (removing the Space Marine hand for example) but I thought it would look cool with a Squat carrying it. I've just started painting my first Squat to test out the palette. I'll post some pictures soon

Update time:



I wanted to go back and create another prone model so created this Squat. I went with a naked bottom half and added some knee pads and straps - you can just see his peachy bum!!!



You can see the Cadian left arm I converted by removing the shoulder pad and added a gauntlet and bicep pouch.



I needed to add some milliput to the base to blend the model into/onto the base. I have some Vallejo Dark Mud to add to the base, but have never used it before so I have a bit of trepidation. We'll have to see how it turns out. As they say, every day is a learning day



I am expecting the Dark Mud to be covering his nether region and soles of his feet.



Just to finish today's post, here's a shot of the same Blackstone Fortress Traitor Guardsman pose that I have converted. The model in the middle is the stock pose. I added a lasgun from another Blackstone Fortress Traitor Guardsman on the one on the left. I added a grenade launcher to the one on the right and swopped the spare fuel cannister with a spare grenade magazine. I'm happy with how the glowing eyes have turned out - I added fluorescent green paint and I think it looks better in the flesh. I just need to do the base to finish this one.

Till next time, Phil.


   
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I went for a "Miner" vibe for my 34th Chaos Squat to go with the space dwarf theme and wanted to base it on one of the classic metal squats I've seen. I used the usual moulds for torso and kneeling legs and sculpted some sun glasses onto the top of his field cap.



I went for a Scion Power Fist in his raised right arm. I added a DKoK backpack and then some cabling made from Greenstuffworld's tentacle maker.



A power axe was taken from a Space Marine kit. You can see the plasticard strap on his head to hold the sun glasses on.



And finally today, a trio of Chaos Renegades. The one on the left is a Blackstone Fortress Chaos Cultist with his autogun swopped for a lasgun and his head with a mould from a Blackstone Fortress Traitor Guardsman. The middle one has a FW Chaos Renegade torso with a Cadian right arm and Catachan left arm. The one on the right again has a FW Chaos Renegade torso with Cadian arms and a Dark Vengeance Chaos Cultists legs.

I've finished painting my first Squat. I'm waiting for a brighter day to take some photo's so I will show him as soon as I can.

Till next time, Phil.

   
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I'm really pleased to have finished painting my first Chaos Squat. I based the colours on the original Squat painting adorning WD111 - Red flak jacket, gauntlets and elbow/knee guards and green tunic. Each Squat in WD111 seems to have a different helmet paint job, but I have opted to go with the same colour of red. You can see his peachy bum in the shot as well. Since the photo, I have gone back and sponged some more Vallejo Dark Mud onto the back of his legs, elbows and gauntlets to mimic mud splatter.



I sponged some rust on the exposed metal parts (look at the water bottle for example) as well.







I'm really happy with how it turned out and now know how to paint all the other Squats. The weather is poor at the moment so I can't spray any undercoat but when the weather improves, I want to get them all undercoated and start paining asap!!



Being a patriotic Welsh man, I also managed to finish my tribute to the 24th Foot (a Welsh regiment famously portrayed in the films Zulu and Zulu Dawn).
Although not everything is historically accurate, I enjoyed painting this one. I chose white harness and equipment and also added epaulettes and a red stripe down his blue trousers. Since this photo was taken, I have sponged more Vallejo Dark Mud over his knees and the back of his trousers and also sponged congealed blood along his bayonet.







I've just finished another Squat and another Chaos Guard based on the British Light Infantry from the Napoleonic War but I'm waiting for the base to be dry before taking some pictures.

Till next time, Phil.

   
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Wow, a converted Chaos Praetorian! And so well painted. Can't wait to see more.

Though I did have to wash my eyes out after seeing the bare bottom squat!

 
   
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 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
Wow, a converted Chaos Praetorian! And so well painted. Can't wait to see more.

Though I did have to wash my eyes out after seeing the bare bottom squat!


Thanks Kid Kyoto. I'm enjoying my painting at the moment - plenty more to follow

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Just finished my second Chaos Squat. Like all good snipers, he is also armed with a chainsword!! I sponged mud onto his knees and back of the legs and congealed blood along his chainsword.







You can make out the congealed blood better on this shot.



I also finished my take on a British Light Infantryman from the Napoleonic War. I used Anvil Industries head and torso and converted Cadian legs and arms. I wanted to make him look a bit dishevelled so I only put his left epaulette on, the right I made out of plasticard. Congealed blood was sponged onto the bayonet as well.



Mud was sponged onto his legs, knees and elbows for a bit more realism.



I added a moulded backpack from a Catachan medic.



I have some more Squats on my painting table. More will follow soon.

Till next time, Phil.

   
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Amazingly done.
Chaos praetorians are awesome aswell.

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 Daedalus81 wrote:

In the 41st millennium there is only overpriced hamberders.

 
   
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Macragge

You've got a very cool variety going on here. I really like the napoleonic/zulu war era gaurdsmen you made.

   
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PAINT!!!
Well you done it, you are now the proud owner of the best squats ever made! I'm excited to keep checking for in for updates.
   
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Not Online!!! wrote:Amazingly done.
Chaos praetorians are awesome aswell.


Thanks Not Online!!!

brushcommando wrote:You've got a very cool variety going on here. I really like the napoleonic/zulu war era gaurdsmen you made.


Thanks brushcommando. I had fun making them as well. I've just placed an order with Victoria Miniatures for some kilted legs - Gordon Highlanders anyone?

MeatShield wrote: PAINT!!!
Well you done it, you are now the proud owner of the best squats ever made! I'm excited to keep checking for in for updates.


Thanks MeatShield. You're too kind

Update time:



I managed to finish 3 more Squats yesterday. The first one is armed with 2 swords. I sponged rust and congealed blood onto both swords and also sponged some blood onto his beard - cast off from sword slashes.



I also sponged some mud onto his feet, legs and other parts of his body as well.





The knife had both rust and blood sponged onto it as well.



I went with a right handed lasgun for this model. Mud was sponged onto his knee pads, elbows and gauntlets to give a realistic impression of him crawling in the mud.









And finally, a left handed lasgun.







Again, blood and rust was sponged onto his knife along with mud over various parts of the model.



Here's a group shot of the first 5 Chaos Squats I've finished.

Till next time, Phil.

   
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Update time:

I managed to finish my first naked Chaos Squat:

Spoiler:








Plenty more to follow.

Till next time, Phil.


   
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Macragge

Ah. I see he seems to have "gone commando" in both the literal and figurative senses...
Nice paintjob and conversion work -- although I question the practicality of his fashion choices in an actual battlefield scenario.

   
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Paintjob nicely done.

Albeit isn't that more torwards slaanesh

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 Daedalus81 wrote:

In the 41st millennium there is only overpriced hamberders.

 
   
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brushcommando wrote:Ah. I see he seems to have "gone commando" in both the literal and figurative senses...
Nice paintjob and conversion work -- although I question the practicality of his fashion choices in an actual battlefield scenario.


Thanks brushcommando. I wish I thought of saying "going commando"!! Who needs protection when you worship Chaos?

Not Online!!! wrote:Paintjob nicely done.

Albeit isn't that more torwards slaanesh


Thanks NotOnline!!! I can see where you're going with the Slaanesh comment but I always have a leaning for Khorne and "Blood for the Blood God"

Update time:

Spoiler:


I finished another Squat "Commando"!!

Spoiler:


Spoiler:




Till next time, Phil.



   
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Not Online!!! wrote:
Albeit isn't that more torwards slaanesh


In this case, I'd say the nudity isn't really sexual at all (i.e. Slaanesh) but more bat insane berserker nudity!

These are really awesome, and you've inspired me to try silicone putty for making small molds since I haven't got the time at the moment to really dive into using liquid silicone and liquid resin to cast things. If I can get results half as good as yours, I'll be absolutely delighted! And, like you, I have rare and long-OOP models (like Squats) that I'd like to reproduce just bits of. Loving the P&M blog!
   
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 commissarelvis wrote:
Not Online!!! wrote:
Albeit isn't that more torwards slaanesh


In this case, I'd say the nudity isn't really sexual at all (i.e. Slaanesh) but more bat insane berserker nudity!

These are really awesome, and you've inspired me to try silicone putty for making small molds since I haven't got the time at the moment to really dive into using liquid silicone and liquid resin to cast things. If I can get results half as good as yours, I'll be absolutely delighted! And, like you, I have rare and long-OOP models (like Squats) that I'd like to reproduce just bits of. Loving the P&M blog!


Thanks commissarelvis. I recommend everyone tries silicon putty as it's so easy to use.

Update time:



I love this model. He is literally drenched in blood. You do not want to meet this berzerker!!!









What do you think of this cool dude? Shades and baseball cap reversed!!!!







And finally, a keen to reach combat Chaos Squat....









Plenty more to follow.

Regards, Phil.

   
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Update time:



Here's another Chaos Squat "commando"........





Till next time, Phil.

   
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Update time:

I managed to finish another 2 Chaos Squats before I got bored and switched to painting up some Chaos Imperial Guardsmen.



I like to think this Squat would be a Close Combat monster.



I sponged on a lot of congealed blood. I'm sure in reality the blades would be clean from all the blood being thrown off when they start spinning, but why have realism in 40k!!!





I wanted to make a Grenadier/Bombardier with this one, so I added grenades in both hands and lots of grenades across his body.





The grenades across his chest came from the Space Marine Scouts Biker set.





I moved onto painting some of the many converted Famous regiments Imperial Guard Chaos renegades I've made. The first one is from the 122nd Valhallan Regiment:



I thought I would give him a combat spade sharpened (like in the Sven Hassel WW2 books I've read in the past) to make him a Close Combat animal. This has a Catachan torso and a converted Anvil Industries legs. The head and blanket were taken from a mould of a real GW Valhallan I have (but didn't have the heart or wallet to butcher it into Chaos!). Apologies for the eyes - They are my one weakness when painting figures.



Plenty more to follow.

Regards, Phil.

   
 
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