Sunday, August 28, 2011

Finally a painted model

After spending most of my hobby time putting the final touches on my entry for Red Corps special character competition I had some free time this weekend to put some paint on my first test model and continue painting the interior of the Land Raider Crusader.  The test model took me a little longer than I wanted, but I was deciding which colors to use as I was painting him. I'm hoping the next 25 will not take as much.

The base now only needs a couple of weeds or dying grass sprouting from the edges of the rock and I think I can call him complete.  One of the things I don't like about him is the Red Scorpions chapter symbol.  I just can't get the detail to look quite right.  Has anybody else had a similar problem?  What did you do to ensure your painting gave justice to the great detail on the FW shoulder pads?

Having said that, I had no problem getting the details on the left shoulder "Crux Terminatus".  I really liked how this turned out.  Well now that I have finished my test model, hopefully I'll be able to start cranking them out a little bit faster.  As always please let me know what you think,your critiques are highly welcomed.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Brother Aslan takes shape.

I can't believe it's been twelve days since my last update.  Real life has a way to get in the way of my plastic addiction.  Unfortunately there hasn't been much progress in the terminator modeling/painting side.   On the other hand I have finished modeling three terrain pieces for my cities of death table:  a bombed out factory, a leaking oil reserve tank, and a small ork bastion.  I'll probably post pictures later in the week. 

I have made some headway on Brother Aslan's background/fluff. As I said last update he's going to be my entry into Jack's FanDex special character competition (over at Red's Corps Red Scorpions Blog), and I want to come up with a suitable back-story to be included in the codex.  I have saved it as a pdf please take a look at it and let me know what you think.  Cleansing of Kaspion IX.  As always critiques are always welcome.


Wednesday, August 3, 2011

More Terminators on their way

It has been over a week since my last update but real life has again got in the way of my plastic addiction.  I did manage to put together another Terminator Squad. 

This time it's my first Assault squad.  Unfortunately I suffer from OCD when it comes to  putting models together. I can't stand seeing a great paint job ruined by mold lines on the model.  I spend way too much time cleaning every last bit of flash and mold lines, even in areas that people will never get to see. So it takes forever to get a squad ready for paint.

I have also started on my Terminator apothecary conversion for the command squad.  I really liked the new Grey Knights terminator apothecary arm but it just didn't feel right.  My apothecary will be armed with lightning claws so if I had used the termie apothecary arm it wouldn't have had the right feel, plus it wouldn't be WYSIWYG. 

I started the conversion with a power armor apothecary plastic arm.  I cut off all the power armor parts and shaved the inside of the Narthecium/Reductor until it almost fit on the outside of the left lightning claw.  I then had to shave off a little bit from the lightning claw to make it a perfect fit.  Even though it still needs some green stuff work on the inside arm, to completely connect the power cable from the shoulder pad to the Narthecium/Reductor, I really like the final result.

Finally, most of my time has been spent either painting the inside of the command squad's Land Raider Crusader or working on Brother Aslan.

Brother Aslan is the Red Scorpions' Vexillarius Primus (Chapter Standard Bearer) and will also be my entry into Jack's FanDex special character competition (over at Red's Corps Red Scorpions Blog).  Let me know what you think.  As always critiques are always welcome.