Let your plans be dark and impenetrable as night, and when you move, fall like a thunderbolt!
-Sun Tzu, Old Earth War-Philosopher
Yesterday morning I had a wild idea and got to work last night. If I make an X with the greenstuff cabling I could have a mk5 torso. And what if I could cut the cabling in half and put it on filed down thigh plating. I'd have a mk5 marine, right? Well, I ended up with the guy above and I am pretty happy with him.
I also put this guy together.
Super stoked the first Mk6 cabling work I did super well got super covered up by a bolter. Super but that just means I have to make more.
Fortunately this means my heralds kill team is getting closer to finished.
You're a skilled painter. The models are well-posed.
Thanks and thanks Bjorn! My painting still has a way to go but I am happy they look good enough for the table. I also totally jacked this paint scheme from Kizzdougs/
That's a lovely colour you've got on these fellas, the modification of the torso and knee plates has worked well to create the distinctive look of MKVI rather than just MKX. How will you be tackling the Terminator armoured models, modifying the regular kits or converted Gravis, perhaps?
Thanks Pearson! I am loving the color and I keep going over Kizzdougs' log going over how he did it. As for the terminator I am using Apologists true scale tutorial. This is as far as I've gotten:
Nothing is glued. Just either pinned or resting in place. He also still needs a few things I want to detail on him like the waist/hip armor on his sides, some bonding studs, and a personal teleporter. I am also debating if I will keep that powerfist or try to swap out with some other weapon. Lastly I am trying to figure out how to rest his helm into that opening/gorget. So its either something like the one pictured up there or the one I used below for a scale shot.
The earlier pic has an older terminator whelm while the second picture has a helmet used for the DA terminators. The older helmet has a longer snout than the DA one and looks appropriately more bulky. I have been thinking about trimming away a bit more of the gorget for the older helmet but something about the shorter DA helm looks pretty good tucked in behind it. I have time to think about it since I still have plenty of work to do but input is always appreciated.
That's all I've got for today. Thanks for stopping by!