Friday, March 27, 2015

3D Sketching with the Broadside Kit

Something has recently draw back into 40k and I am prepping a unit of Broadsides to add to my force...as well as a host of other things.

I broke out the broadside kit and realized I just cannot settle for the standard pose. The chest is just too wide...so here I am cutting and sawing to make a new build.

I can't decide if I want him holding a Paulson rifle in one hand...or I want to modify the railrifle so that it is more compact, and resembles something that could fire 4 twin-linked S7 Ap4 shots. I really cannot stand the missile packs for fists concept...

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Monday, March 23, 2015

The Lannister Twins

It may seem odd to some, but the Lannisters are actually my favorite house in GOT. There is something about the villians that really get my rocks off. Of course we all love Tyrion, but I really liked Jaime, and Kevan Lannister as well. Then there is the cold, calculating Tywin...Tyrion really gets all his bad-assness from him. Cersei? What's not to like? Love her.

What it really comes down to is good reading. Anyone else got a favorite house? If you say the Starks, you've been watching HBO too much and need to get the books in your hot little hands.

Anyway, here are the Lannister twins that I have been working on. Imperial Knight Titans with big-ass melta-guns. No idea what those things are called but they certainly look dangerous. This project is being done as a commission...and I am two days behind schedule! The bases need to get done and that happens tonights. Then I get some pro-shots of the twins and ship them out.





Sunday, March 22, 2015

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Heads or Tails

Ok no tails, but here I am...It's time to choose a head. 

We have the classic, off-the-sprue head here.


It's nothing special but it makes the model looks a lot more like the original models. Might kind of fool the viewer into thinking its not actually a conversion. 



Next we have a Tael pattern head. This is even more classic than the sprue version. It works a lot better in some ways...mainly because the hand and "face" are in proportion. 


Another possibility is a Paulson Games Crisis suit head. 
It's original and looks really nice. This is where I am leaning now...but it is a little, just slightly large looking. 


Which head would you use? 

Monday, March 9, 2015

Crisis Suit Blanchitsu

A little commission work, a little Tau work.

I've been working on this unit on and off for a few years now. Main conversion work was done on the legs and arms. Just making them more dynamic and bulky. The arms are made from a combination of forge world battlesuits, grey knight terminator arms, and standard XV8 suit arms.

The backpack jets have been raised slightly, as have the shoulders. This adjusts the proportions slightly to make them more realistic.

The weapon arms are from Paulson games and represent plasma rifles. I'm trying to figure out how to get fusion blasters on these guys. The left arms are out of the question, as I want them to stay as they are. That leaves jetpack mounted fusion blasters...or adding them to the plasma rifles in some way.

The team lead has missiles on his jetpack mount, but that's just temporary. He/she also has forgeworld legs instead of custom-built ones.