I've finally started my Ironclad dread, based on a fun challenge put on by some blogging buddies and Twitter friends. They're calling it Dreadtober. I'm calling it a good excuse to finally build a model I've had in box for ages, and try to get it done fast so I can get back to my Loricatus Land Raider.
I knew I wanted to pose it in a full-on running position, one arm down and the other drawn back, ready for a roundhouse smash. Call it the "Hammer of Wrath" pose, if you will. I kept putting it off because it looked like so much dang work to do it right. But, thankfully, the legs weren't nearly as hard as I expected.
I'll post more progress soon, but I wanted to kick this thread off to get some feedback.
I started with a set of Space Wolf Venerable Dreadnought legs I picked up off eBay, because one leg is actually posed! I think this is the first dread that doesn't have the stock static pose, right? Anyway, it saved me a lot of work on one leg. But, that knife is there for a reason...
Here's what I'm going for, basically. One leg forward, the other behind, the body tilting forward.
I had to cut and rebuild both the hip and the knee joints to get what I was after. It was a bit of a pain, but not nearly as bad as I thought it'd be. Here are some more shots of different angles.
And then I also started reposing one of the shoulders. I'd been toying with different ways to do this, but I arrived at this right now. I'll be adding another ring of plasticard to the joint, which will cover some of this (including the gaping hole...).
So, it's a start anyway. My GS work looks like hell, but that's partially the hand lotion I use to keep the tools from sticking and part haste. A lot of this will be covered by armor, and I plan to go in and file down a little bit more because I was in a bit of a hurry when I was working on it. I was more concerned with getting things to fit right, and not thinking about saving time in the long term. Oh wells. Should make for a pretty intense pose by the time I'm done with him.
Thoughts? Suggestions that don't involve redoing the legs? Hit me.
EDIT: I forgot to mentinon, I still need to reconnect the hoses. I'll get that soon.
Edited by JeffTibbetts, 23 October 2015 - 04:37 PM.