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Morphing Obliterator





Australia

youwashock wrote:Wow. You are slapping that GS into line. Looks quite good.
thanks mate - hot tip - super thin tentacles are easy to make and even easier to make look good (imho)

gobert wrote:Looking good, I think painting some of the bits as cabling will keep it clear of being nurgley
Cheers I've slapped some paint on it to see where it goes, will be aiming for a 'fleshmetal' sort of approach - although how this will be achieved is anyone's guess lol.

I'll be hitting the gallery shortly, but if there any good examples of fleshmetal that people are aware of please drop me a link in the thread!

Don Qui Hotep wrote:This is a really fun conversion. That model is full of character. Nice tips on the bread tags - I'll start saving mine for future uses!
Thanks mate - it took a longish time to do I guess (cutting and filing the little pieces)... if you were doing a bunch, maybe using a different method might be better. Still now I've dropped some paint on it i really think it worked well.

DJJazzyJeff wrote:Someone posted somewhere on here a tip that helped me with GS. Carve a tool out of wood. It absorbs water so it stays wet longer, and doesn't stick to the GS as much.

Really excellent work, though. The tiny tentacles are sweet. Love all the cables.
Thanks mate. The thicker cables are (obviously) mostly guitar strings and thick gardening wire , the thinner ones are stripped out from broken headphones and busted phone cables. I knew there was a reason i didnt throw that crap out

wooden tool? I'll look into that, thanks for the tip. I've been using some metal and some silcone tipped tools that are quite good (all lubed up with spit cos I'm an old school brush licker) but I'm looking to do more GS in the future, so plenty of opportunity to try new things.

Been slow progress because of work, but I managed to slap some paint down recently. Let me know what you think:

All your base (is belong to us)


Painting yellow over black sucks


Careful observers will note the cable on the bionic leg (inner seam) has split. I'll either need to replace it, or paint some dribbling oil running down his leg and pooling on the base.

Cheers
   
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That axe is epic. I like the idea of ruptured tubes leaking hydraulic fluid.
   
Made in au
Morphing Obliterator





Australia

 youwashock wrote:
That axe is epic. I like the idea of ruptured tubes leaking hydraulic fluid.


Cheers mate - I'm happy with the way the axe is built - but not so sure about current green power scheme. It's very prominent and I think it might overpower the rest of the model.
   
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Rampaging Khorne Dreadnought






Nice greenstuffing and good work on the axe. Making your own custom weapons is never easy. Might even have to steal the double head thing for a thunderhammer.
   
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Morphing Obliterator





Australia

 Roknar wrote:
Nice greenstuffing and good work on the axe. Making your own custom weapons is never easy. Might even have to steal the double head thing for a thunderhammer.


Thanks mate - a hammer... damn, now I'm wondering if I should have left it without the blade lol

I did repaint the axe and I'm much happier with it now. Might still tinker with it (smooth some of the transitions, add a tiny bit of OSL etc) - but basically I'm good with the colour scheme now.







I knocked back the lightning to a minimal amount, and took the very green blade back to a black colour. From a tabletop distance it looks far less 'jarring' and draws the eye a little less. Started the hazard striping too.

I was also throwing out some rubbish and had a basing/metal plating idea with some plastic packing straps that I had kept (for some reason I cant really remember). It's rough af (its just meant to be a trial) but I reckon I can get some half-way decent metal diamond plate looking bases.






Proof of concept, but let me know what you reckon.
   
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That's an impressive conversion piece, it's looking great, I do not envy the hazard striping work

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Looking great, and the diamond plate looks pretty clever!

I'd heard that using something an orange brown, something like Vallejo Sculferous or Parasite brown as an an underlayer can help make yellow on black less of a pain train?
   
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Blood Angel Terminator with Lightning Claws






Smithy is looking good. I must admit I was dubious about the flesh cables but I think I was wrong. Already they look good, kinda freaky, which is what you want with Chaos! I think you made the right choice to darken the blade, much better now. The packaging bases work well, I need to look for similar stuff to convert some duplicate cast bases that I have.

Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and mini-Marines, Indomitus soon... hopefully! 
   
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Morphing Obliterator





Australia

Vaktathi wrote:That's an impressive conversion piece, it's looking great, I do not envy the hazard striping work

Thanks Vakathi - appreciate the kind words The hardest hazard stripes were on the tiny and difficult to access cable in his 'back skirt' that I could absolutely have just left black or any other colour but I decided to be fancy... lol


Vejut wrote:Looking great, and the diamond plate looks pretty clever!

I'd heard that using something an orange brown, something like Vallejo Sculferous or Parasite brown as an an underlayer can help make yellow on black less of a pain train?


And thanks to you too Vejut

I've got my hazard striping down to a system now - i use thinned averland sunset as the base in one or two (or three or four or five...) coats. I then hit it with whatever bright yellow I have on hand (I've a bottle of of Army Painter Daemonic Yellow I picked up during the 2-3 months my local GW store was shut for Covid). Again - this needs loads of coats but I like the result (see below).




Regarding the Hazard Stripes - these need a touch up or two, but otherwise I'm very content with these stripes. Getting some of these parts both neat enough and evenly spaced enough was tough given the angles I'd left myself with, but the shoulderpad, the leg and the backpack are all basically done. the pistol needs some tightening up to really get those stripes to pop. These are all free-hand stripes - I've got more confidence in my ability after a few months practicing.

HOT TIP for hazard stripe neatness - I always 'get down my smooth yellow base and then map out where the stripes are going using a thinned down *white* paint. White paint allows you to easily cover over mistakes. Going straight in black or other dark colour sets you up for lots of difficult re-work.

Deciding to paint the left leg (which was angled towards the back and behind the axe) required me to remove the model from the base. This was a bitch because (as I think i mentioned already) I used plastic cement on the bread-tag cobblestones and it bonded like it was part of the model itself. So - despite the difficulties I guess I'm happy to confirm bread-tags are a great basing option


gobert wrote:Smithy is looking good. I must admit I was dubious about the flesh cables but I think I was wrong. Already they look good, kinda freaky, which is what you want with Chaos! I think you made the right choice to darken the blade, much better now. The packaging bases work well, I need to look for similar stuff to convert some duplicate cast bases that I have.


Thanks Gobert. I attempted to add a metallic sheen to the tentacles, but it either wasnt visible at all, or (when it was visible) it just looked bad - so I went back to a mostly flesh colour and tried to give them a slightly reddish pink tint. Let me know what you think now!




I'm pretty close to the end of this guy now - finish the metallic highlights, neaten some transitions, freehand the shoulderpad (this will take some time). It's been a fun process

Drop a comment if you feel like it, I'd love to hear what you think or what you're up to yourself.

Cheers
   
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Australia

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Blood Angel Terminator with Lightning Claws






The pinkish tone works on the cables, adds to the soreness vibe! I like the OSL around his red eye too

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Fantastic details. The keypad on his chest, the fleshy bits, that awesome bionic eye. All great.
   
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Australia

Thanks guys

...and it’s done! It’s been lots of fun to build & paint this warpsmith, I hope you’ve enjoyed watching the process.

Here are the final shots:









These photos highlight some points of interest:

This one shows the axe & osl, freehand shoulderpad, and the fleshy tentacles.




This one shows the bionics (including the oil leak that can be difficult to see from the other shots).



Ahhhh. Feels good to finish.

Back to the thousand sons squad I guess!
Cheers
KT
   
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Blood Angel Terminator with Lightning Claws






Great job darkkt! The OSL is really nicely done both on his eye and from his axe. It was brave applying it over his freehand shoulder pad, but you pulled it off!

Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and mini-Marines, Indomitus soon... hopefully! 
   
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This is one , awesome, warpsmith .

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Not usually a big fan of OSL but it works well here and that freehand turned out really nice. Well done.
   
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Australia

gobert wrote:Great job darkkt! The OSL is really nicely done both on his eye and from his axe. It was brave applying it over his freehand shoulder pad, but you pulled it off!


Not Online!!! wrote:This is one , awesome, warpsmith .


Roknar wrote:Not usually a big fan of OSL but it works well here and that freehand turned out really nice. Well done.


Gobert - cheers the green OSL on the backpack, the side of his head, and the shoulderpads are the *gentlest* of touches with the tesseract glow tech paint. was holding my breath doing it too lol.

And thanks to everyone - I appreciate the kind words. Really happy with how it turned out - I'm thinking I might need to revisit some of my older abandoned conversions.

I'll post some update pics of the thousand sons tonight.



   
Made in au
Morphing Obliterator





Australia

Things have been busy, so my updates might be a little disjointed at the moment...

Anyway - quick shots of the thousand sons. Hoping these will be done sometimes next week - There are only 5 of them after all.

Close up


Closer...


now the full squad!



I also mentioned my 'abandoned conversions'? First in line might be the (too many) Daemon princes.

this nurgle DP:


I have two slaaneshi planned:


Gunna slap some wingalings on this guy, make him Iron Warrior prob



Not sure whether to just fix this guy or do some more serious conversions.
'

Gotta be honest - no idea about this guy just yet:


Cheers
KT








   
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Blood Angel Terminator with Lightning Claws






Those symbols on the sons are great! Good luck getting some of the Princes progresses too, you do have quite a few!

Goberts Gubbins - P&M Blog, started with Oldhammer, often Blackstone Fortress and mini-Marines, Indomitus soon... hopefully! 
   
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Oooh, the Devout sisters. Always a good base for modeling. Warpsmith turned out great, skintacles and all. Lots of awesome detail. Ksons looking good, too.
   
 
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