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Easy MkIV Maximus Assault Marines Torso Tutorial


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alejandrinus

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Here's my tutorial on how to convert a assault space marine torso to a mk IV, I already posted it in my WIP BA blog but i think this is a better place to share it.
The pictures may seems a little rough, this is due of doing various thing at the same time :D , but if you take your time the end product would be smooth and look great once painted.
Well less talk....

STEP 1: Reshaping the Torso

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Make a V-cut below the aquila with a hobby knife
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Cut a little area and file/sand it a little

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File the belt, first with the hobby knife then filers/sandpaper
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File the Aquila first with the hobby knife then filers/sandpaper

STEP 2: Modeling MkIV Torso

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Ready?

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First fill with GS below the aguila, smooth the area keeping wet the your modeling tool,
Its easier if you have at hand a rubber shaper.
Then fill the chest aquila maintaining the level of GS under the belt
*you can skip this last step keeping the aquila for variety

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When you do the first and feel confident you can batch modelling...

STEP 3: More details (optional)

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With a little of GS and a mechanical pencil you can do rivets
First put a bit of GS, push the point of the mechanical pencil
then carefully quit the excess of GS
Be very patience with this...

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From left to right:
- Normal mkIV Assault Marine Chest
- Normal mkIV Assault Marine Chest with Aquila
- Black Templar mkIV style(extended with plasticard before GS work)
- Blood Angel mkIV style(GS pressmould)

I hope you find this useful, i'll try my best to write it and to be understable. Maybe next time when I refine the technique, i'll make another tutorial for MkIV legs. Thanks for reading.

alejandrinus

“Three Legions of Marines stand to defend you, sire. All of us will unflinchingly place ourselves between you and the war’s desolation.
We are the greatest humans ever born – we are the flame of Humanity where the rest of the galaxy is just the spark.
In centuries of warfare, against the vileness of the alien, the lies of the heretic, the foulness of the mutant,
I have never known fear – but your silence terrifies me.”
- Primarch Sanguinius during the Battle for Terra.


My WIP Blood Angels Army
TUTORIAL: Easy MkIV Maximus Assault Marines Torsos
 


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Brother Nihm

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That's just cool beans!

Thank you for sharing. :)
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Romulas

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Excellent.

made a torso for a chaplain for my Red Scorpions. (yup just nipped the bunnyears off a 'zerker skull)

Thanks
-Rom

as for wins/losses/ties ---> I've tied more than I've won and still had fun every time I've lost.

Daemons (gotta love dual game minis)
Red Scorpions
A lot of (old school) 'nids

pictures in the Bucket

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alejandrinus

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Im glad you like it :D , and Romulas feel free to post a picture here just to see how its your chaplain

Thanks for reading.

“Three Legions of Marines stand to defend you, sire. All of us will unflinchingly place ourselves between you and the war’s desolation.
We are the greatest humans ever born – we are the flame of Humanity where the rest of the galaxy is just the spark.
In centuries of warfare, against the vileness of the alien, the lies of the heretic, the foulness of the mutant,
I have never known fear – but your silence terrifies me.”
- Primarch Sanguinius during the Battle for Terra.


My WIP Blood Angels Army
TUTORIAL: Easy MkIV Maximus Assault Marines Torsos
 


ETL_03_Custos_Fidei_Vow_01.jpg


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Romulas

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I've magnetized the backpacks but here he is.

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i used grey stuff, didn't have green stuff
enjoy
-Rom

as for wins/losses/ties ---> I've tied more than I've won and still had fun every time I've lost.

Daemons (gotta love dual game minis)
Red Scorpions
A lot of (old school) 'nids

pictures in the Bucket