Over the weekend I picked up some Vampire Counts Vargheists from my FLGS (Dropzone Games) and set to work adding some techno bitz, most of them from the Dark Eldar Talos kit. With a few sessions of greenstuff application I ended up with these three 'Chrono Gladiators'.
These three beasts have just been primed (white) and stand ready for me to dive in with the paints. I'm pretty excited about them, so they may push aside the servitors currently getting a makeover.
Some of you may have noticed the small, circular sockets embedded in the flesh of these combat servitors, somewhat reminiscent of the sockets from The Matrix. I thought I'd boost the value of this post by showing you how I did them.
Greenstuff and a sculpting tool are required, in addition to two "new" tools, shown above. A is a thick plastic rod with one end drilled out to create a little hollow inside. B is a thin plastic rod with a diameter smaller than the hole drilled inside the thick rod.
Step 1. Place your little ball of greenstuff onto the model where you want the socket.
Step 2. Smooth out the ball of greenstuff, blending it into the surrounding flesh.
Step 3. Push the end of Tool A into the center of your greenstuff bulge.
Step 4. Push the end of Tool B into the center of the greenstuff nubbin.
Step 5. Let it all dry
Simple, really. And don't forget to use some sort of lubricant on all your tools when working with greenstuff. I use my paint water because it's convenient ; )