Thursday, 15 September 2011

The "Bad" gang taking shape.

Lately due to a very special transition period between jobs, I've had only one area to exercise my creative whims, research inspiration, play with ideas and execute as accurately as possible. The hobby.

I've only had an hour or so every other day to put into it, but with so much of it happening in my head that when I sit down, it's just executing what I've come up with and I've been surprisingly productive. After a frantic session I then reflect the results for a few days while being buried with paperwork, phone calls and emails.

Today I present to you two "non-player" Characters for a future =I=munda scenario, a Rogue Trader and his Cherub. They will be painted in the Legion and Rhisienne environment and relating palette. Those who frequent dakka have seen them earlier in the summer.

In addition there's the first sighting of the Alter Daemon, which is essentially the ghoul-king from the undead Dragon kit with two minor but important conversions: 1. repositioning the feet for the new base and 2. a tail which shows badly from this angle but really adds to the "evil" feel of the model. I mentioned earlier why Alex Hedström as I see it is the most able sculptor in terms of utilizing new technology, and here he has achieved an unparalleled level of muscle detail and sublime surface texture. Paiting this model will be a joy and should really fit my watercolorly painterly style better than some other model perhaps.

And the mirror master (essentially my third "pimp my wizard" as per the dakka contest seen here: DAKKA. This is the model I am most excited to finish converting as it is a very new and different typology, and I simply want to show what I have in mind. It includes using real, but tiny mirrors. It may be also the first ever model I have to paint in parts, as the capes and hair will be blocking a lot of the inner body and the mirrors themselves should remain paint/primer free, with just few thin ink and varnish glazes. I am currently testing these.

I hope to have as many models primed as possible, before packing everything for quite sometime for the move.


12 comments:

  1. Alex Hedström is using 3d printing technology to make that creepy creature? Pretty good actually! Normally I'm not that big a fan of 3d printed "organics" (be it infantry, daemons, etc) since they all tend to look as if somebody put them under a too hot lamp, but this guy just looks...scary...detailed...sharp!

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  2. ive not seen alex sculpting traditionally for years - these scandinavians are everywhere ....

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  3. Like a Viking invasion! ;)

    I love the Brian Nelson Necromancer, such a great miniature. His cape is almost feathered it's so ragged. Have you given him a wig, Migs? I like the idea of a 'mirror master', too.

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  4. brian is from the isle of man a place which is choca bloc full of viking d.n.a - the plot thickens ....

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  5. They all have three legs and no tails, too.

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  6. You guys really have made this a special special blog from the start :)

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  7. just a reminder here that if you are searching for raw warhammer plastic brian kits then theres the wraith, the banshee, and corpse cart - i did a conversion of the cart driver as a inquis type but mi hard drive blew up taking the photo with it - i did send one to steve b tho so ill see if hes still got it on his machine and ill post it here - the zombie cart pullers ive started to convert them into equivalent 40k figures with the wooden spars changed into bits of mech iron - must finish them after GD ......

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  8. Loving the boost in productivity despite the busy nature of your current situation!

    The ghoul king really is a cracking model. To chime in with some of the comments, Brian Nelson's new plastic figures are indeed cracking. The Nurgle Lord in particular is probably my "mini of the year", couldn't believe it was only 4 pieces (excluding the base).

    The group certainly looks to be coming together - interested to see the outcome of the mirror master, the concept sounds really unique.

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  9. I've recently converted the corpse cart Necromancer into an Astropath (who's obviously having a really bad time); I'll post something up when I finish painting him. You can see that similar almost-broken body shape in the new Necromancer.

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  10. retrieved a bit of stuff from a friend - migs may post them up for me - i havnt a clue how to go about it ......

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