Tuesday, January 15, 2013

From the margins of the mighty tomes...


From the moment you open the 40K 6th Edition rulebook, you'll spot all sorts of cool (and small) servitors flitting around in the margins, and the same can be said for many other 40K books too. When I started looking through my collection for inspiration, I knew I'd have to add a host of these tiny aberrations. So, I present to you my recent servitor constructs, built from Night Goblin bodies with some greenstuff and a variety of Empire, Necron, Imperial Guard, and Dark Eldar bitz.


 
 




And here are two shots of one of my favorite spreads (at the moment) from the 6th Ed. book. True Blanchian/Mechanicus madness. Don't worry, it's been highly inspirational ; )

Crazy Adepts up next.

Cheers
Dave

28 comments:

  1. Great stuff Dave. Really nice to see some fun, characterful models like these every now and again. The joys of a healthy bits box!

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  2. Wow! Some brilliant stuff there Dave!

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  3. Love the flying servitors man, looking like they jumped straight out of Blanches artwork! Looking forward to seeing them painted up.

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  4. I'm a little jealous you thought of this before I did...

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  5. They look so awesome! Beautiful conversion work, like Deadspace1 said, it's like a John Blanche painting come to life, which is what you were obviously aiming for.

    Keep up the amazing modelling work, always an inspiration to see your stuff

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  6. Very cool!
    (I'm also pleased to see no cherub heads. Hate those cherubs.)

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  7. I've dabbled with making night goblin/servitors, these make me feel lazy and uncreative!

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  8. Great work, the flying servitors are my favourite. Very characterful!

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  9. I love the flying servitors as well. The comment above about Blanche's drawings coming to life is dead on. Well done Dave!

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  10. Woundefull work !
    The imperium is nothing without the many servitor , and in my mind there is very emblematic of w40k

    Very inspirating stuff, maybe i make somthing like this !

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  11. Sheesh Dave, these guys look effin' amazing. Nice work there hombre.

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  12. I love the incidental figures shown in much of the 40k art and your figures capture the feel of them so wonderfully.

    The flying/cherub-like figures are my stand out favourites.

    I've started work on some similar pieces using night goblins and flagellants, there is an Imperial priest/zealot at the bottom of my post HERE.

    I also have a handful set aside that I started converting into servitors and also some "Watchers in the Dark" for my Dark Angels, but they've taken a bit of a back burner right now.

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  13. Very cool. Its nice to see John Blanche getting some page space again, and your conversions (I do love the Night Goblin models) are spot on.

    Are you going to use them to "Counts As" anything or are you maybe going to use them as wound counters for your multi-wound characters?

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    1. I really haven't thought about what I'll use them for. They're really just adding flavor right now.

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  14. I love these guys! Such cool little servitors.

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  15. hi dave,

    i love the flying ones the most.
    it´s kind of funny to see this guys, because
    i did the same thing just a few weeks ago.
    and like you my inspirations were the drawings in the rulebooks.
    i added an overseer and a primaris psyker, so can field them as a psyker troop in my imperial army.

    if you want pic´s, send me a mail to
    harald (at) pocitolocito (dot) com

    harald

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    1. Thanks for the off harald, look for the email soon.

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  16. Dave, your work never fails to impress and inspire.

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  17. Thanks for the kind words everyone, I hope you enjoy the rest of the models I have to show you : )

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  18. Night Goblin bodies, a part I would've never considered but will now have to hunt for! Brilliant!

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  19. Hi Dave - what set is the left arm holding four scrolls from, please? Sorry if that's an inane question - but it would be really useful for a small celestial diorama I'm planning. Thank you.

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    1. Hi Richard, not an insane question ; )

      The arm is from the Empire Celestial Hurricanum kit. I used the some of the kit for my Procession of Morr army last year, but have quite a few spare bitz left over, that was one of them.

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  20. These are just the coolest little models.

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  21. Amazing little things! Great realization of the drawings. May I ask where the small wings are from?

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