Friday, October 30, 2009

My first Primarch - Completed

When I was approached in August to convert and paint a Fulgrim in the style of Chris Borer's Slayer Sword-winning entry from the 2007 Chicago Golden Demons, I knew I had my work cut out for me.

I spoke with Chris to make sure it was ok with him for me to create this homage. He replied by reminding me, he had drawn inspiration from the John Blanche and Sam Cook artwork in the Horus Heresy artbooks, and gave his blessing. And so it was that the project began.

I knew I'd feel good about the model if I put my own spin on things. So, taking Chris's model as the guide, I tweaked a few elements to give it my own flavor. I also mounted him on a base from Dragon Forge's Ancient Ruins line. By adding a few spikes and roll of razorwire I was able to keep reasonably close to Chris's original vision.





I hope you like him. I know my client does, he has already commissioned a Lucius and a Standard Bearer.

I have quite a few commissions on my plate right now, that means you'll get to see some quite interesting stuff over the coming months.

Cheers
Dave

19 comments:

  1. That is just pure stunning my friend, i can't wait too see more of your commission work. As well as more Blood Pact (Check out my newly started blog to see my Renegades which after seeing your Pact motivated me to finish))

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  2. Wow Dave, that's an impressive piece of work. I really like your sculpting style too...unpainted it almost looks too simple but the details really paint up nicely. Great job.

    Regards,

    Don Haney

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  3. AMAZING stuff as always! Can't wait to see more!

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  4. great work dave look forward to seeing more like him:)

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  5. Sounds like you are starting to eek a living again out of the hobby...
    Congrats on that
    Mike
    SCW

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  6. Awesome model! Even better then the GD winner!

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  7. Thanks guys!

    @Chokoman - not as good as Chris's but thanks anyway ; )

    cheers
    Dave

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  8. Pretty cool, love it.
    Only two things disturb me: the size and the face
    Has he the right size vor a primarch?
    When I think of Fulgrim, the 'Phoenix', he looks handsome to me, but the face you used seems kind of hard..

    great model nonetheless =D
    amazing use of Chris's model =)

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  9. Thanks for the comments guys.

    @DarkChaplain - Size-wise he is good to go, Chris actually provided me with a scale shot, the top of the head of a regular Marine comes up to the bottom of his shoulder wing. As for the face, I know what you mean. I'm not a sculptor just yet, so this face (from the older, larger Marine heads) was the most size appropriate. I'm going to try my hand at faces over the next year or so.

    Once again, thanks for the comments.

    Cheers
    Dave

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  10. Sterling as always Dave, any more Primarchs soon??

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  11. @ KRUG

    I was just thinking about it this morning. I don't have any plans to do anymore, but I really shouldn't say I'll never do another one.

    Who knows, maybe if the price is right ; )

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  12. Speaking of price Dave, how does one contact you about a commission for a model? You can email me at kairos@fateweaver.net.

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  13. You've captured him so well, I want one!

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  14. Thanks guys

    My email address is tanithtaylor@gmail.com and this can also be found in my profile at the bottom of the right column.

    @ Bushido, I'll drop you a line.
    @ Eggmarine, It was Chris's original work that provided the inspiration.

    Cheers
    Dave

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  15. I like the work you did on the Halftrack. I was wondering if you could tell me what this bloodpack is and if you sell those things. If not is there a kit I could buy, I love half tracks and collect models.

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