Monday, September 10, 2012

Tentacle Maker from Scratch, Back from Vacation

Hello everyone, welcome back to SB40k.  Life has been awful busy lately with school starting up again, so updates are going to happen a little sparser than they did in the past, perhaps every 2 weeks.  The price we pay for having a live outside of our hobby!

On to better things!  A few weeks ago I discovered I really wanted a Tentacle Maker from Greenstuff Industries.  Unfortunately, I don't really have the money for one, so I had to make due with trying to make my own, of a fashion.  This is what I did.

First, I looked around the home for the jagged edge I would need to form the tentacle bits.  After a bit I noticed the perfect shape in some of my left over paint bottles.

To create the maker, I glued the ridged edges end to end until I had a decent length to work with.  I elevated the second half and created a section to raise from the first half.  After all is said and done, the two sections look like this:

It doesn't look like much, but after some work I was able to create the beginning to my future Screamers.

When it is done, it will have a tentacle mouth, much like a lamprey.

And that's it!  I know it doesn't look like much yet, but once it is finished and duplicated the model will have a more interesting and believable (hehe, daemons believable) design to it than the weird manta-ray eyeball things GW puts out.

So, hopefully the next time I post I'll have images of a fully painted Lamprey (aka Screamer) of Tzeentch! :)


  1. Replies
    1. Wow, thanks a lot! I really have to get one of your Tentacle Makers. While the mock-up I made works ok, it's unwieldy and doesn't have the diversity yours does.

      I'd still recommend buying your production model over scratch making one like I did.

    2. Thanks, Krisken! I appreciate that. It looks like it gets the job done pretty well. Do you know the width of the ridges? Looks like it would be about the size of my VEX-040 (0.040"). I might have to mock one of yours up and see how it performs!

    3. After measuring the distance between the ridges, it appears to be about 1 mm width, so yes it is the equivalent of .04". If you do try to make a mock-up, let me know how it works out!

    4. I got one of their tentacle makers, and I never knew how much I wanted one until I started using it.

    5. Thanks for sharing your experience Spellduckwrong. It's definitely on my 'to buy' list of products. With Chaos coming out, that list gets awful hard to fill, though!