Sunday, January 20, 2013

And the madness continues...


Following on from my last two WIP posts, I present the latest strangeness to be added to the army.


Obviously this image was the genesis of the model. When I took a closer look at this John Blanche painting I was excited and intrigued to see servitors or adepts that seemed to be bonded to the back of this crazy floating thing. As I pondered the reason why, it came to me that perhaps this machine was used for some kind of repair duty. There are lots of clamps and cutters and welding bits and wrenches.

I knew I had to tackle something similar. I hope you enjoy the result of my interpretation.







Cheers
Dave

42 comments:

  1. Ah, the crazy goodness... Great stuff Dave!

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  2. Looks maddeningly awesome. What did you use for the interconnecting hoses?

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    1. There are a few different hoses in there. I'll put together a post soon describing the ones I used.

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  3. I am absolutely blown away! Excellent work.

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  4. I love how truly monstrously horrific the imperium of man is in alot of the imagery and stories of warhammer 40,000. I'll never get why people think they are the 'good guys' (really there are no good guys, only survival by different means and ideologies)
    beautifully done creation, look forward to it getting painted =)

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  5. Yet another beautiful creation...

    I envy your skills and the amount of creative work you get done.

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  6. Hi Dave

    Oh i so really love your work and the crazy conversions. In all those Creatures i see the crazyness about the 40K Universe in your mind and i really like the way you "see" and interpret Johns works.
    So both Thumps up for this....cant wait to see it painted.

    greets
    Michael ak JayCan
    http://j-w-p.blogspot.co.at/

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  7. Great work! but do you eat a lot of onions before bed?

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  8. Mate, you have a bits box that makes any hobbyist insanely jealous! Where do most of these monstrosities originate kit wise?

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    1. I guess I'll have to put together a post on what I used for these guys.

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  9. Dave, you are seriously messed up in the head ;) ha ha. Great madness, very Blanchitsu - loving it but needs more rivets or something chunky to make it less alien and more Imperium maybe? Just my 2pence.

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    1. I'm thinking the paint job will help break up the profile.

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  10. I really like this one, it's going to be cool.

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  11. I envy your skill and am inspired by your talent

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  12. Wow this is an insane conversion! I love all these new Mech minis you've been making!

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  13. What is the torso used on the, ahem..., gent with the staff?

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    1. I believe they are both made from the Acolytes from the Empire Celestial Hurricanium/Luminark of Hysh kit

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  14. Seriously...how do you find the time? Also, what is the head in the third pic from?

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    1. The head on the "rider" that is.

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    2. The two heads are from different places. The one with the goggles is from the Empire Celestial Hurricanum kit, and the other is from the Grey Knights range.

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  15. Oh my goodness, should we be worried at what lurks in the dark recesses of your mind? Great job Mr Taylor - stunning work.

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    1. No need to worry Mr Awdry, I'm just copying from John Blanche ; )

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  16. What imagination you have Dave, very creative and you are a master of the green stuff.

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    1. Not my imagination Pat, I'm just copying ; )

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  17. Dave,

    Looks great. Wanted to post here as well as on your IG truck tutorial. How do you make your rivets? They look like plasticard but are so small and uniformed.

    Thanks for the inspiration.

    Cheers

    Cyrus

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    1. Hi Cyrus

      Here's a link to my look at making rivets for conversions and scratchbuilds:
      http://davetaylorminiatures.blogspot.com/2009/03/rivets-galore.html?m=0

      I hope it helps you out.

      Cheers
      Dave

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  18. Very cool work again. A noobie question: asside from the obvious colours, what is the difference between green stuff and brown stuff?

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    1. The two "stuffs" mix in a similar way, but have slightly different working times. I find the brown accepts burnishing a little better, and cures much harder than green. That basically means it's better for larger areas of flats and smooth plates. Greenstuff is better for finer details and more organic shapes. Hope that helps : )

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  19. Dave,

    Thanks for the quick response! Looking forward to assaulting the IG truck.

    Cheers,

    Cyrus

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  20. Damn, Dave - this is going to be one of the best armies ever. Really, really well done and I am going to steal some of this stuff to add to my Imperial Guard army...

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  21. I... that.... it.....

    I just don't know what to say. I salute you.

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  22. any idea what will you count it as in the army for playing?

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    1. I'm not really sure, it may never see the gaming table, but it could possibly be a Maulerfiend or a Hellbrute.

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  23. Great work! Honor to the Master JB!
    I suppose you ll play it count as Chaos Prince? Overwise tell me , I didn't find another solution in my side.

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  24. Syephane, I've never really used a Daemon Prince before, so I think I'd go for a Maulerfiend or Hellbrute.

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  25. Oh yeah, I ve not yet the last Chaos Marines but I see what u mean. However the thing seems to fly and seems to occup an heavy statut on Mars...really hard to convert to existent figure :)

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