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
, 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
Make a V-cut below the aquila with a hobby knife
Cut a little area and file/sand it a little
File the belt, first with the hobby knife then filers/sandpaper
File the Aquila first with the hobby knife then filers/sandpaper
STEP 2: Modeling MkIV Torso
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
When you do the first and feel confident you can batch modelling...
STEP 3: More details (optional)
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...
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.