Have you ever had a situation, when you didn't have a base on hand, and you couldn't remember the dimension, or you were making a multi base slot and couldn't work out which base you could fit on the base ? Well most of you, in this hobby, may have hit this on the most rarest of occasions. Like I did recently. After a few minutes of searching for what base was what size, I decided to make a little visio mock-up to work out what bases would fit inside existing larger bases, so I could make a cinematic base for three models that would make up my Logan Grimnar conversion. Here is what I came up with, so I wouldn't have to go hunting again, in to the future. So you may be asking, "what do I need this for? " As you know I am working on Grimnar and "Stormrider", where I want to model the mounted Grimnar with his two Thunderwolf buddies. The kicker is I want to be able to separate out any/either model from the base, if and when they die. B
Yes, I am back, it's been a while. And this time around, I got a chance to do a bit of a do-over on my Master of Mankind, the Emperor. You'll remember where I had left of on this model (See below). Whilst it was a fun conversion, I just didn't feel it captured the essence of the Emperor. So when the new Roboute Guilliman (aka Row-boat Girly-man) was released I knew I just had to make the conversion. The basis of the Guilliman is truly a pretty model. Lots of detail. So what could I alter to make him look like the Emperor? Well, I focused on the areas of the highest detail, which could be re-constructed: Halo Shoulder Pad Power Claw Baltea (hanging leather waist straps) So starting with the Power Claw, I used a jewelers saw to cut the hand from the arm. This will enable me to re-position the hand into a position were it appears that the Emperor is conjuring. I then re-cast some claws from the ForgeWorld Resin Kor Phaeron miniature and attache
Burning of Prospero has dropped, so I got stuck into putting together a Vigilator squad armed with greatswords. I did make one little tweak to my squad though, as I wasn't quick enamored with the helmets/heads supplied with the miniatures. My thought would be that the Vigilators would all be nondescript Sisters with full face helmets, with the squad leader having a more ornate helmet. I will go through my recipe for their armor if they turn out. Let's just say this group is still on trial.
So let's start off with the statically posed B@C Plastic Contemptor model. Before you assemble the front and back halves, y ou will need to cut the center pelvis area from the legs, leaving the rounded hip bearings and upper legs attached to the lower legs. Trim this as close to the upper leg bearings. This should be fairly easy if you do this before you glue the front and back together. Above is the two sections that you'll want to aim to cut. The front and rear sections of the pelvis. Make the first two cuts as close to the o uter portion of the hip joints, Aim to make this as flush to those as possible. The third cut is across the top of the pelvis. Again try to make the cut as close to the bottom of the lower torso as you can. This is more to salvage to lower torso section as this will be where you will mount a magnet, later. This will give you a front section and a rear section for the pelvis area and the legs. Now, next you&