Wow, I had a great day with my hobby buddy Graham - he's Irish, and one of the most relaxt guys I've ever hobby'd with - this is our fourth Friday hobbying together in about five months, and we both agreed we should do it more often. Fun times.
And productive times! Even though I got distracted from my distraction project (the Chaos Lord) while I'm working on the Chaos Knight, I completed all goals I had set myself for today:
- Finish the basic sculpt for the chaos lord
- Do the first round of chaosification-sculpting on all non-chaos armour plates of the Knight
- Just begin on the basic construction of a conversion of the standard DI Bloat Drone into one with a fleshmower
Alright, first the Chaos Lord. WOW has my sculpting improved after BCK's video tutorial on how to smooth GreenStuff, where he uses canola oil as a lubricant. I used Olive Oil and found that it works just as well. And MAN did it improve my sculpting game! So a BIG, HUGE thank you to BCK for making that tutorial. I now understand his addiction to sculpting. There's a certain zen-like quality to using greenstuff in this fashion. Anyway. here's what I did so far:
His basic belly. I plan on scultping skin pulled over and stapled to the lower rim of his breastplate. And maybe add some chain to hold all his guts in. I might even cut away all plstic guts and do my own, now that I found this new trick.
Here's his back. I used the Plague Spewer backpack - which I only now found out is super easy to make into a cool regular backpack: just clip the hose from the bottom. Easy.
Here's his back sans backpack. For my doing, this is SUPER neat sculpting. I know there could be a lot improvement, but for a first time, this is great - and Nurgle doesn't really require super straight and smooth surfaces.
And per the above request by DuskRaider a comparison picture next to a regular Death Guard Marine. He's bigger, but not by much. Such is the cool thing of the power creep! Truescale is now far easier to incorporate into your army than previously.
Anyway, I also did a lot of scultping arrows and chaos thorns on all non-crrupted armour plates of the Knight build. These will recieve another layer and some of these I will redo.
And lastly: the start of a fleshmower conversion with a standard DI Bloat Drone as a base. I've long had the idea of using the Talos tentacle-y bits and scultping them on the drone and have a counts-as fleshmower. But then when I got the actual customizable Bloat Dron kit I realized the mower is held aloft by a pair of arms, similar to the ones on the Talos bits. So I started figuring out a way to use those. I just needed to create something to attach the mower to the arms.... and then it hit me! I had a couple half-used Storm Eagle sprues left over from the Fire Raptor and Storm Eagle projects I did earlier this year. And the landing gear proved to be just the bit I needed!!!!
Whoop whoop! I'm on a roll!
Have a great weekend!
@ BCK: Hmm, I really like that head, and it's perfect for this pose - he's besieging Grandfather Nurgle for his gifts! So unfortunately no can do on the head-swap request!
@ sfPanzer: Well, maybe he is? I'll name him Nostramo - he's the main antagonist in Mozart's first opera, Die Zauberflöte - and he's very much into the dark arts. Silly enlightenment era Europeans.
@ Viridia: Exactly! That's what I was aiming for. I'll consider the loyalist victim idea. I have the Wounded Space Marines somewhere...
@ DuskRaider: Roughing the frame up will be achieved with scratching and gouging it with hobby knives and scultping tools. You can get the reposable Knight legs for $8 - that's gotta be worth it. Shoot me a PM.
@ Dragonlover: Eh, I don't really agree with you there. Forté has showed during ETLIV that any colour can represent any god - he did this orange&pink Nurgle Lord, remember?
@ KrautScientist: Would you believe Peer actually peed in my Lightbox the other day!? Goddamn cat. you have already convinced me to do the interior cockpit, don;t worry. I have been keeping a resin Reaver Knight princep's throne (which I have had spare for years) as well as a Land Raider's engine block aside for just this purpose. Thanks for the colour scheme ideas! Also: WOW on that Knight of Morbäck. I hadn't seen it before and duuuuude there's so much going on there. I gotta incorporate that stuff in the Knight.
@ DuskRaider & KrautScientist: BITCHFIGHT!
@ Biohazard: I know where you can get them for $8. Shoot me a PM.
Edited by Augustus b'Raass, 14 September 2018 - 05:28 PM.