Thursday, March 10, 2011

Space Marines with character

Some of you may remember a few weeks back when I mentioned I was offering up conversion and painting of a Space Marine character for each of the armies being auctioned of by Deepstrike Radio for the Queensland Flood Relief Appeal (see post here).

Well, after the two auctions finished, Chris contacted me and let me know the winners wanted a Librarian and a Chaplain respectively.


This guy's a Librarian for the Blood Ravens Chapter. Inspired a bit by Thomas Schadle's excellent model that won a Slayer Sword in LA back in 2005, I also took the opportunity to try out the Instant Mold material that I picked up last month. When I put up painted pictures you'll be able to see the nice horned skull and scroll molded from another Librarian's shoulder pad.


And this guy will be a Raptors Chaplain. Since the release of the plastic Chaos Knights a few years ago, I've wanted to use the cool skull shoulder plates on a Chaplain model. This was the perfect opportunity. This model is really just a kitbash, but it involves parts from 9 or 10 different kits. Sometimes it's good to have an extensive 'bitz box'.

The bases for these two models are from Dragon Forge Design's Lost Empires range.


Finally, here's an update of where my Greatsword unit is at. Just the Champion and Standard Bearer to add to the big base, then eight more models to finish off the unit. I hope you like where it's heading.

I'm off to Cold Wars tomorrow for work so I don't think I'll get much hobbying in over the weekend. Hopefully I'll be able to scrounge up enough for a post or two next week.

Cheers
Dave

7 comments:

  1. hey dave, how do they take casualties? Are those empire soldiers magnetized?
    M

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  2. How did you find the Instant Mold material? Saw it in my FLGS the other week and am curious to get a first hand impression of it's effectiveness. All lookin' spanky by the way. Really enjoying the look of the regiment basing. How are you getting around transport or is that not really an issue?

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  3. Very nice builds. I particularly like the chaplain, I'm a sucker for a good chaplain model. :)

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  4. Dave, very nicely done on the greatsword unit. You bringing them to Adepticon? What is your recipe for the statue colors? I dig it!

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  5. Hi guys, thanks for the comments.

    @Mike - the figs are pinned to the base. Once I get down to the final 15, I just use dice or counters to denote wounds taken.
    @PirateVike - I'll probably have to do a review of the instant mold sometime soon. As for transport, hopefully I'll be able to show something off soon, fingers crossed.
    @oni - Who isn't? ; )
    @BC- I was planning to, but now I don't think I'll have the banner ready in time. The Statue was a basecoat of Hammered Copper (VGC), wash of Devlan Mud, drybrush of HC/Shining Gold mix, drybrush of HC/SG/Mithril Silver mix, thin wash of Devlan Mud, then thin wash of Scaly Green, then patchy wash of Scaly Green and Skull White Mix.

    Cheers
    Dave

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  6. Dave you'll need to talk more about this instant mold stuff.

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  7. Cool stuff. Ive been having fun making some space marines to change things up a little. I made a librarian, and did the tube-shoulder thing as well. It really ties the model together. The base is a great touch!

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