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Re: Narric's Miniature Modelling & Painting Blog
« Reply #30 on: January 28, 2014, 11:04:43 PM »
I like the Butcher. The model gives off a strong aura and you can tell he has power. I'm not so keen on the Strategist, mainly because of the size ratio between his head and right shoulder pad, it just doesn't look right. Having a magnetic model is pretty cool though.

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Re: Narric's Miniature Modelling & Painting Blog
« Reply #31 on: January 28, 2014, 11:19:35 PM »
TBH I was never really sold on the Shoulder pad. I mostly did the GS work to try and hide the Plasticard used to fix the shoulder pad in place.

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Re: Narric's Miniature Modelling & Painting Blog
« Reply #32 on: January 29, 2014, 08:47:29 PM »
I have a fourth model I wanted to show, but you gotta know where to look for him ;)

The Nobel
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Named such becuase I felt "The Sword Master" would have been too obvious.
Including a simple conversion option which it a magnetized head, becuase why the fef not? The current head choice is a similar design to The Strategist, but that is mostly due to too few Head options in my Bitz Box.
The model base is the Captain model from Dark Vengeance for Warhammer 40k. I've taken a great deal of time to remove as much Dark Angel iconography as possible, as scavanged armour can only account for some much heraldy and only works if the heraldry is mish-mashed.
Not much more I can say. He is a very simple project, and is my backup for the Warlords contest. Gonna be getting him basecoated hopefully this weekend :)

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Re: Narric's Miniature Modelling & Painting Blog
« Reply #33 on: February 08, 2014, 12:37:10 PM »
Could really do with some critique of this model I'm designing.

Centaur Walker
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To give a reminder, it loosely based on this mashup image I made a while ago:
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Along with some pieces I've made physically with plasticard:
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Re: Narric's Miniature Modelling & Painting Blog
« Reply #34 on: February 08, 2014, 12:52:32 PM »
It looks pretty good so far, although there doesn't appear to be an obvious door. How do you get in?

Also, if it's on treads then I don't think you can call it a walker.

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Re: Narric's Miniature Modelling & Painting Blog
« Reply #35 on: February 08, 2014, 01:04:01 PM »
Those are awkwardly two things I'm wanting to change. For access, I was thinking of a top-hatch, that risen area between the HBs. To make it a walker, I was planning on designing some Bi-ped legs. I am toying with the idea of doing a quad of legs, hence the name "Centaur."

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Re: Narric's Miniature Modelling & Painting Blog
« Reply #36 on: February 10, 2014, 11:13:53 PM »
Been working on a rhino variant that I started by chance whenjust trying to make a random Sci-fi vehicle :P

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Currents parts list:
- 2x interior side panels
- 2x exterior side panels
- Floor panel
- Roof panel
- Rear door

Parts I need to create:
- tracks
- Roof door/access hatch
- Copula
- Copula Weapons
- weapons in general
- possibly Predator or Vinidcator parts?

Need to pull the side doors back a little, as they seem too far forward.
« Last Edit: February 10, 2014, 11:19:19 PM by Narric »

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Re: Narric's Miniature Modelling & Painting Blog
« Reply #37 on: February 19, 2014, 07:42:59 PM »
Back into the Fireframes I go!!!

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I've gonna try and design a set of Armour. This is my first draft of the Torso piece.

I'm currently just calling it "Legion" armour, becuase I'm ncreative with naming :P

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Re: Narric's Miniature Modelling & Painting Blog
« Reply #38 on: April 23, 2014, 06:52:22 PM »
Need an opinion on this Plasticard Vibrowing:



Will be bulking it out with GS later, but mostly wanting to know whether or not it looks like the "Vibrowings/Jump Packs" of the Eldar Swooping Hawks.

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Re: Narric's Miniature Modelling & Painting Blog
« Reply #39 on: April 23, 2014, 09:18:04 PM »
It does! Great job :D Look forward to the finished thing! Have you tried other putties than GS? Im finding beesputty very good so far. And pro-create (dont forget the hyphen!) always gave nice smooth results.
Good luck with the rest


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Re: Narric's Miniature Modelling & Painting Blog
« Reply #40 on: April 23, 2014, 09:52:03 PM »
Managed to make the opposite side. Still haven't done GS :P



Whilst the glue finished curing/settling, i started sketching and cutting the "Backbone" of the Exarch/Autarch wings.



Have you tried other putties than GS? Im finding beesputty very good so far. And pro-create (dont forget the hyphen!) always gave nice smooth results.
I have tried Milliput, which acted like clay, and hardened crazy stiff. It was just too crumbly for me and the water to prevent it from sticking to my fingers made it slippery as soap.
I did find however mixing roughly 50/50 with GS, that you have a modeling putty that is extremely maliable, but cures decently hard. Haven't found a use myself yet, as I don't normally do much putty only scratch builds...

Another mix I found was adding a little bit of modeling clay (the stuff you give to kids that is always soft) at roughly 70% GS to 30% clay, you have crazy flexible putty, that sets to a flexible finish, which I find is great for capes, robes and when I get some more I'll set how it fairs forhair and Chainmail.

Something we sell at work called Fimo, which seems to be for making Beads for Beadcraft. Mostly the Metalic ones interest me, but I might just go with a plain colour to mix with the GS same as the Modelling Clay.

[update @ 23:25]
Slow progress....


Yeah, I cut each Vibroblade out individually, then attach it to the backbone individually :P And this is Exarch wing #1 XD
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Re: Narric's Miniature Modelling & Painting Blog
« Reply #41 on: April 24, 2014, 09:47:58 AM »
Realised I need detail on the backs of the wings :P

Pictures of the wings attached to an Exo Lord model:


Now my concern leans towards how can I effectively and reliably duplicate these?
I'm not looking forward to all this cutting and slicing, and glueing. Maybe now would be a good time to buy some Blu-stuff?

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Re: Narric's Miniature Modelling & Painting Blog
« Reply #42 on: April 25, 2014, 01:55:36 PM »
Good news, everyone.

After visiting a local arts and crafts store, I found a small and relatively cheap pack of silicone putty, which would be perfect for making the molds to duplicate the Hawk Wings I am making.

The bad news however, is that I cannot purchase the putty until next friday. Curse you Wurnstrum.

In related better news, I have started adding Green to the pieces to finish off the details. No pictures to show just yet however.

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Re: Narric's Miniature Modelling & Painting Blog
« Reply #43 on: May 02, 2014, 09:53:57 PM »
Good news, everyone.

I managed to purchase the two-part moulding putty and have been experimenting with it.

I believe I have got the casting down, and here is my first succesful casting of the Swooping Hawk Wings, alongside the Originals and the blu-stuff casts.

Shall be leaving them until tomorrow before cutting the flash off.

I've also been trying on smaller pieces as well, with mixed success.

Lastly I've been trying to mix the Blu-stuff with the Green Stuff (wow, such science, many specific) which leads to a putty that takes even longer to set, and I fear does not hold its shape very well once cured.

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Re: Narric's MM&Plog - Junkers
« Reply #44 on: July 29, 2014, 09:51:03 PM »
I now have a fair number of various duplicates of various pieces.
I have made:
 - Eldar Wings
 - Gue'vesa Torsos
 - IG Chainswords with left hand
 - Artillary Shells
 - & some Gue'vesa Shoulder pad blanks.

I'm diggin up this Plog, as I'm currently waiting on an order of Models from SG, which shall be the final few models I need for a legal (if potentially under whelming) Junker force at 500pts.

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Total = 500pts

This is what each model is and can do:
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I'm mainly looking forward to converting the Exo-suits and Preator.

I need to re-take the pictures of my Junkers, so I'll be doing that tomorrow and posting them up :)
« Last Edit: July 29, 2014, 10:29:25 PM by Narric »

 

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