Wednesday, 22 December 2010

WIP Space Hulk Terminators and CAT (2)

Continuing on from the last WIP post, the Terminators (and CAT, not shown) have had the first pass zenithal highlights applied and the bases blacked. The reason for blacking the bases is to provide a point of contrast against the basecoat zenithal work so it can be judged if it's enough or not.
You'll notice that these appear a little desaturated - this is intentional as it allows the colour to be deepened rather than overdone by the subsequent shading and highlighting passes that are done by hand. The two sergeants and the Librarian will have a lot more work done on them at this stage than the other Terminators as the client has specified that these characters are to be done to competition standard.

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

WIP Space Hulk Terminators and CAT (1)

Clients have given feedback suggesting that the blog is a good place for Work-in-Progress information - rather than cluttering up the 'Gallery' tag which will be used for complete jobs, the 'Works in Progress' tag can be used to see what's been worked on, when.

It should be noted that Work in Progress pictures are not necessarily indicative of the final quality of the pieces, nor are they intended as a step-by-step how to - for those you should check out the 'Tutorials' tag. Not every commission may have Work in Progress updates here on the blog.

My current commission is a set of Space Hulk Terminators, and their CAT. The CAT has had its antenna extended using a piece of paperclip wire, and the Terminators themselves have been rebased onto 40mm bases with some assorted bitz on there. Use of bitz in this manner is free on commissions - I'll happily use what I have to hand if I think it will add to the model. In this case as the client has requested a jungle theme I want to give the impression that something old and forgotten is buried in the Jungle. A bit like 'Lost' then.

So, here are today's pictures:

Old-school Marauder Treeman

This is an old Marauder Treeman, released in 1993 and sculpted by Aly & Trish Morrison. I still have a memory of seeing this advertised (or perhaps used) as Durthu, but the evidence speaks agaist that. As the saying goes 'I've had a sleep since then'. Total time taken around 7 hours, including basework. As usual, click the image for a larger view.

Monday, 13 December 2010

Applying Waterslide Decals Step-by-Step Tutorial

A tutorial covering the application of waterslide decals is now available by clicking here or on the image above.

Sunday, 12 December 2010

Imperial Fists Assault Sergeant

Here's the sergeant with the custom decals I designed on - there is no freehand whatsoever on the model, which is very rare for me. Click the image above for a larger view. This model is from my own personal collection (not a commission piece). There are actually 16 decals on this single miniature - can you spot them all?

I'll be putting together a short .pdf tutorial over the next few days to cover the techniques used in applying the decals.

Friday, 10 December 2010

WCM Decal Sheets Available on Commissions

As my current commission is waiting on an order from GW, I've had a couple of days to work on something interesting (my Imperial Fists Killteam). As is usually the case I've decided to go overboard on markings and the result is this decal sheet for Imperial Fists Space Marines. Click the image above for a larger view.

Note that for the forseeable future I will not able to print white, or white-backed decals, so in some instance helper decals (similar to the blank circles in the image) are provided. These should be applied first, and then carefully painted with the appropriate colour before applying the second decal over the top. I'll be putting a tutorial together over the next few days. There is also obviously the option of using the standard GW decals with the unit markings from this sheet, or Forgeworld's excellent decals. These are home-printed decals, and as such will have some limitations that industrially screen-printed decals do not - I wouldn't recommend these if you struggle with 'ordinary' decals. I've been advised not to offer these for general sale, so I'm limiting their sale to being part of a commission job only - ie the decals are to be used on the models commissioned.

Follow up and variant sheets will be done over the next few weeks- a more varied set of unit type emblems, a Crimson Fist decal Sheet, a Blood Angel decal sheet for each of the main Battle Companies, after that, I'm open to suggestion.


Thursday, 2 December 2010

Unknown Sculpt Space Wolves

A squad of Space Wolves sculpted by someone else (not Scibor according to him), painted to tabletop level. Note for costing purposes these counted as heavy infantry. I had to make a few fixes to the sculpts prior to painting, notably tidying up the weapon hafts and fixing proportions on some of the arms (where it was possible). The Sergeant also has a guitar string cable added to his power fist.

Edit: 22-Dec-2010: Scibor posted a comment a few days ago on CoolMiniOrNot stating that these miniatures were not sculpted or converted by him. To avoid any confusion I've editted this post accordingly. Please ignore the original page title.

Click the images for a larger view.