It is time...
I started this project before leaving for China, and I feel my abilities have been honed sufficiently to finish it without difficulty or issue...
...Roboute Guilliman, Lord of Ultramar and the 500 Worlds... Gene-sire of the XIIIth Legion, the Ultramarines... The Avenging Son...
I wanted to show him during the thick of the fighting during Angron and Lorgar's Shadow Crusade that rampaged through the Ultima Segmentum to fuel the Ruinstorm. Quite a departure from the stock FW pose, but so much more appropriate in a swirling melee!
I will be using Garro's base, complete with slain Gal Vorbak warrior, which should hopefully come to China soon! Hehe.
I actually picked this guy up on ebay, complete with scenic base for dirt cheap, as he was based, and people were clearly jittery about his origins. More fool them, I got a bargain, especially considering that when I sold the base, I neeeearly got a legit Guilliman for nothing! Pays to be bold!
Anywho, I present to you my WiP repose of Papa G;
Courage and Honour!
Hell yes for more Death Guard! Very fluid motion, bionic leg is very cool, didn't notice it at all from the front view. The detail on that base looks brilliant, having the pipe flow through the base was kind of surprising and very creative. Looking forward to seeing the rest of the breacher squad!
Thanks Brother! I'm very pleased with how he turned out Check out '1000 ways to build a thing' on Facebook, run by my friend D.A.Pizzey. I am in awe of his skills, particularly with bases, so I tried my best to replicate that element with this model!
Breacher squad in the pipeline!
That base, wow, nice idea.
Thanks Brother. As mentioned above, purloined from my friend D.A.Pizzey over on '1000 ways to build a thing'...!
Ditto that. Great idea for how to get the pipes into the base itself.
Thanks Brother! Hope to replicate the idea throughout the force. Inspired idea from D.A.Pizzey!
He's awesome, you're really great at capturing each legion's spirit and always make really characterfull models! The only thing I would suggest is filling the pipes on the sides of the base with greenstuff so that you have a plain border, painted in black it could look pretty cool.
Thanks Brother! I'm really glad you think so! That's not a bad idea with the base. I've been filling in the gaps, but was going to leave the main pipe clear, but will see what people think!
That base is awesome. The breacher is awesomer.
How did you do the base of the hood? Is it pretty much molded around the joint armor of the neck? I want to make one hood character and want to avoid giving him a babushka.
*thinking of Babooshka by Kate Bush*...
Ahem! Glad you like Brother! The area for a head is monstrously large with this model, so there was actually a fairly large gap to tuck the GS under. On a normal miniature, I would probably cut some plastic from the neck seal so a small channel ran around to tuck the hood into, but it'll probably be a while before I do one again!
Besides, as far as 'Flight of the Eisenstein' is concerned, many of the Death Guard from Barbarus sound Russian, so a babushka wouldn't be too out of place!