Monday, October 31, 2011

Unpainted Finished Scratch Built Space Marine Predator

Well, here it is, the finished Space Marine Predator I've been working on for the last couple weeks.

I may create covers for the rear portions of the side las cannons.  The two las cannons and the top turret are removable for easy storage and transport.

For the rivets I used stick pins cut at the appropriate length and glued into position.  I also added a vent at the rear under the turret and a stick pin antennae.

Now I only hope I can find the time to paint it!

Friday, October 28, 2011

Things are progressing nicely

Right now the Predators are progressing nicely, with the las cannon side turrets attached and the top autocannon turret.

The tank treads were cast using a mold I made ages ago out of resin and curved while still soft.  Additionally, the top hatches were part of the same mold, which made casting them together easier.

The top turret was made using two 40 mm bases making up the bottom portions and 2 pieces of foam board cut at various angles and the styrofoam areas covered with plasticard.  The barrel was put together using a copper tube, 2 sided tape, and pen casing.  Pen casings are becoming my favorite tubing material, since it is easy to cut, shape, and adjust.

Well, that's what's been keeping me busy this week.  I'm hoping to finish the details on the Predators tonight by adding rivets and perhaps smoothing the edges down.  If I can create the side exhaust pieces and recast them quickly, then the pieces will be done and I will move to resize the Rhino to better fit the actual size of the model.

Till next time!

Friday, October 21, 2011

From Daemons to Space Marines

Welcome back one and all to my little corner of the blogosphere.  I've yet again gone back to the hobby army of Space Marines I had previously set aside to rebuild a Tzeentch Chaos Daemon army.  Enough of this talky stuff, time for some pics!

I've jumped back into painting the Terminators, using this lightning claw laden beast as the template for future Terminators.  Again, there is room for additional details to be added later should I feel the desire, but for the most part this is how it will look.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Vacation time is over

As the Tzeentch Daemon army comes close to 2,000 points, I look back at the other project army I began a few months ago: The Pride of the Emperor (counts-as Blood Angels dual Land Raider army).  For now, though, the Tzeentch army is almost complete.

As you can imagine, remaking a 2,000 point army can be a little time consuming.  The Horror heads were shaped using the drum Pink Horror model and sculpting flames from Sculpey, then casting 29 models from resin to form the troop core.  Roughly half the Flamer of Tzeentch models were also resin cast, forming 18 models to make up the Elite options.

Finally, I created chariots using plasticard, chains, and some bases I have sitting around.  All of model bases were sculpted and cast using resin as well.  The Soul Grinders are... well... Soul Grinders.  Really nothing special about that!

Overall the army is pretty much complete.  There are a few touch-ups which could be done here and there, but for the most part the army is ready to display and maybe even play.  I now have my fluffy mono-god Tzeentch Daemon army.  It's taken me a couple months to complete, but I am ecstatic with the results.

That brings me to my previous project put on hold, though.  I put this army to the side due to frustration in painting the vehicles, and I'm not sure I've solved the problems I was having.  I'm hoping a few tutorials on tank painting might help me to discover where I'm going wrong and what I can do to get them to match the troops.

Hopefully next week I'll be able to start the Las Cannon- Plasma gun scratch build tutorial.  Till then, take care and thanks for following along on my journey!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Blue Scribes and Tzeentch Chariot paint progress

Hello everyone.  The other week I started repainting the Blue Scribes model I threw together last year.  This is where they are so far.

The images aren't as clear as I would like, but I was losing light fast (busy day!).  Up next is the scratch built Tzeentch Chariot I put together.

I used plasticard to make the disc, the blades, and the wood harness.  The wood I scratched up with a metal piece to create the look of wood.  The tentacles coming out of the sides of the chariot are made from milliput rolled over night and left to harden.

That's it for today's post.  I'm hoping to have some time to work on a second chariot (and maybe paint some more).

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Home built Tzeentch chariot in progress...

Although the Horror heads are making good progress, I thought I'd add the Tzeentch chariots I just started working on.

As you can see, most of it still needs painting and some chains would be a great addition, but for 2 hours work tonight I think it has come a long ways.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Making it all come together

Evening all!  Today I'm going to cover the hobby progress I've made with the army I've been rebuilding and share some images with all of you.

This is where the floaty head Horror of Tzeentch are right now.  It's obviously in the early stages, but the plan is to transition from the blue body to red/yellow flames on the head.  There will also be a lightening in areas of the face and detail work done for the eyes and the teeth.  Twenty eight of these may take me a couple of days to complete, though.

This is the Flamer of Tzeentch attached to the detailed base from the other day.  I've applied all seventeen Flamers to their bases, but have a detail to add to various bases.

This is the beginning of the chariot base.  Of course, I haven't built the chariot yet, but that will come with time I'm sure.

This base will be for the Blue Scribes.  The disc they ride is way too big for a regular infantry base, so I opted for a terminator sized base.

Finally, finished the sword for the second Soul Grinder.  Still may do a bit more detail on the skull bit, but for now this is a finished product.

Overall, a lot of progress has been made over the last four days.