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Commissar Molotov
17-12-2008, 13:47
This blog'll be host to my many ideas and concepts. I have quite a few 40k projects I'm working on:

My primary DIY Space Marine Chapter, the Castigators. Work is pretty slow on these guys at the moment, but it ought to ramp up in 2009.

A small force of Relictors I'm working on.

A friend's Black Legion army (I just do the converting for it...)

And an Ork army.

This'll be quite a multi-purpose venture, as I tend to bounce from project to project and idea to idea - there might well be other stuff in this blog as I work on it.

To begin with, some of my more recent stuff:

My Albino Warboss, Grimskar:

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Orkalbino/Warboss1.jpg
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Orkalbino/Warboss2.jpg

Converted Abaddon:
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Black%20Legion/Abaddon-Front.jpg

Commissar Molotov
17-12-2008, 13:48
A Castigators Assault Sergeant wielding an Eviscerator:

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Castigator%20Army/Eviscerator1.jpg
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Castigator%20Army/Eviscerator2.jpg
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Castigator%20Army/Eviscerator3.jpg

Khorne Berserker:
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Black%20Legion/Beserker4.jpg

Relictors Sergeant:
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/BlackCompany/Relictors-0002.jpg

natsirtm
17-12-2008, 14:06
I think I said it on B&C, but i love the chainsword pose of that relictors sgt. Good work man!

vampires are cool!
17-12-2008, 14:08
I love that Assault vet. Where's the Evisarator from?

Commissar Molotov
17-12-2008, 14:16
I think I said it on B&C, but i love the chainsword pose of that relictors sgt. Good work man!

Thanks! I hope to get some work done on my Relictors - Midian's excellent tutorial (here (http://www.bolterandchainsword.com/index.php?showtopic=154580) if anyone's interested) has given me a lot of inspiration and so I'm going to be re-working mine.


I love that Assault vet. Where's the Evisarator from?

The Eviscerator is from a Necromunda Redemptionist Zealot:

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Castigator%20Army/Eviscerator-001.jpg

Which reminds me - I have a bunch of Necromunda stuff to paint, primarily an Orlock gang, an Escher gang, a Cawdor gang and a bunch of Redemptionists, who I've considered painting as Tzeentchian cultists (warpfire, etc.)

Commissar Molotov
17-12-2008, 15:41
Okay, an update of sorts:

First up, my Albino Orks (or Albinorks!): I've always wondered about painting Orks in different colours. And I had the idea to make an albino warboss. I've done some research and there are albino plants - which works well with the idea that Orks are spawned through fungal spores. The Warboss is seen by the boyz as the Chosen of Mork (or possibly Gork...) and so they wear white warpaint in honour of him. So I'll have a white-skinned Warboss, and green-skinned boyz with white warpaint.

Warboss WIP (http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Orkalbino/Warboss3.jpg)
Warboss 2 (http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Orkalbino/NewBoss-2.jpg)
Warboss 3 (http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Orkalbino/NewBoss-1.jpg)


Here's a bunch of painted boys from the first iteration of this army:
1 (http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Orkalbino/OldNob-1.jpg)
2 (http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Orkalbino/OldBoyz-8.jpg)
3 (http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Orkalbino/OldBoyz-7.jpg)
4 (http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Orkalbino/OldBoyz-6.jpg)
5 (http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Orkalbino/OldBoyz-5.jpg)
6 (http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Orkalbino/OldBoyz-4.jpg)
7 (http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Orkalbino/OldBoyz-3.jpg)
8 (http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Orkalbino/OldBoyz-2.jpg)
9 (http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Orkalbino/OldBoyz-1.jpg)

All those older boyz have quite dark skin, but I was quite struck by how the 'eavy metal team painted the boyz and the nobz in the Black Reach box - ending with goblin green. So I did a test with goblin green and white to see if there would still be enough of a contrast.

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Orkalbino/Ork-boy-test-1.jpg

I think it still quite works, and eventually I want to go back and give everyone Goblin Green skin.

I also have a WIP picture of the Kommander in my Looted Leman Russ - I've gotten quite a bit further with the vehicle so I'll try to get pictures for you guys soon:

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Orkalbino/RussCommander.jpg

Commissar Molotov
17-12-2008, 15:52
Black Legion next;

This army is a joint venture between me and my friend Nick. He's a capable painter but tends to get bored and side-tracked. I've managed to get him interested in the Black Legion and I've helped him with his army, building and converting most of the models, whilst letting him paint them.

Here's a slightly better picture of the Abaddon conversion I showed earlier in the thread - it also shows it compared to a standard Abaddon model:
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Black%20Legion/Abaddon-conversion.jpg

Our first squad:
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Black%20Legion/Arkhan-Squad-1-1.jpg

Our Lord, Melchor:

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Black%20Legion/Melchor-WIP-10.jpg
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Black%20Legion/Melchor-WIP-9.jpg

Here's some other shots of the squads thus far; closeups available on request.

Squad Arkhan (http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Black%20Legion/Arkhan-Squad-02.jpg)
Squad Sorghar (http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Black%20Legion/Sorghar-Squad-01.jpg)
Squad Brakhar (http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Black%20Legion/Brakhar-Squad-01.jpg) (Khorne Berserkers)
Vindicator (http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Black%20Legion/Vindicator-01.jpg)

Commissar Molotov
17-12-2008, 16:44
Another post:

To go with my Castigators army I've started working on a counts-as Sternguard squad. They're going to be a Deathwatch Kill-Team, and so I've been using it as a welcome opportunity to include some of my favourite Chapters.

This is my Guardian of the Covenant:
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Castigator Army/DA-01.jpg

My Lamenter:
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Castigator Army/Lamenter-002.jpg
(You can see a picture of his shoulderpad here (http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Castigator Army/Lamenter-003.jpg) - the Greenstuff isn't as bad as it perhaps looks!)

A Sword Bearer:
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Castigator Army/Deathwatch-10.jpg

An Ultramarine (converted from the Sergeant Chronus figure):
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Castigator Army/Deathwatch-1.jpg

Commissar Molotov
17-12-2008, 16:48
Some Castigator Stuff here:

My Apothecary, converted from a heavily-damaged Ultramarines Tyranid Hunter Veteran:
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Castigator Army/Apothecary3.jpg

The WIP of my Captain, Anteas:
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Castigator Army/Anteas-WIP-20.jpg

Converted Ironclad:
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Castigator Army/Ironclad-WIP-003.jpg

Sternguard with Heavy Flamer:
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Castigator Army/HvyFlamer-1.jpg

Commissar Molotov
17-12-2008, 16:51
My WIP Rhino "Goliath":

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Castigator Army/Rhino1.jpg

Assault Sergeant:
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Castigator Army/Justus1.jpg

Tactical Sergeant:
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Castigator%20Army/Tanthus.jpg

Barret
17-12-2008, 19:16
Good to see all this stuff again. I'm especially looking forwards to seeing more of your Orks, since I've seen the least of them.

El-Diablo
17-12-2008, 19:47
Didn't know you ventured into these parts Mol, I thought you lived in the B+C Librarium?

Be nice to see everything in one place, especially the non-pa stuff.

By the way, Midian's only in use over on the B+C, if you see El Diablo pop up everywhere else, its more than likely me. :D

otenrider
17-12-2008, 20:04
love your work!! what did you do to beef up that rhino? looks awesome!!

Commissar Molotov
17-12-2008, 20:15
Good to see all this stuff again. I'm especially looking forwards to seeing more of your Orks, since I've seen the least of them.

The Orks are going to be the main focus of my January (er... Janu-WAAAGH-ry) 2009. I'm hoping to paint (as much as possible of) 1500 points. After that, a friend of mine (who plays Deffskullz) has talked to me about wanting a Squiggoth from a Mumak - so I'll be investigating that possibility. I'm also interested in making a Stompa at some stage (unless the oft-rumoured plastic one actually DOES come out.)


Didn't know you ventured into these parts Mol, I thought you lived in the B+C Librarium?

Be nice to see everything in one place, especially the non-pa stuff.

By the way, Midian's only in use over on the B+C, if you see El Diablo pop up everywhere else, its more than likely me.

The Liber does tend to be my favoured stomping ground but Warseer's useful in letting me collate all my stuff together. Much easier when I'm sending you links to my progress!

It doesn't mean the end of my B+C logs, though.



love your work!! what did you do to beef up that rhino? looks awesome!!

It's most of the pieces from a Vindicator kit. Not finished yet, though - the Goliath-variant Rhino needs a bit more work to it... I'll hopefully get some more pictures of it up soon.


Now, if these don't get comments, I don't know what will!

Gribbles!

An unholy blend of a squig, green-stuff, and genestealer arms. I'm considering making a few more and using them as lesser daemons - mindless denizens of the warp pulled onto the material plane to kill things...

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Black%20Legion/Gribble-a.jpg
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Black%20Legion/Gribble-e.jpg
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Black%20Legion/Gribble-f.jpg
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Black%20Legion/Gribble-d.jpg

Commissar Molotov
17-12-2008, 20:17
Oh, another addition to the Black Legion, Kharnak the Hated:

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Black%20Legion/Karnak-1.jpg

As you can tell, in this picture he's missing his head (Nick's got it) so I mocked up a brilliantly sculpted replacement so as not to spoil your viewing experience:

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Black%20Legion/Karnak-2.jpg
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Black%20Legion/Karnak-3.jpg

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Black%20Legion/Karnak-4.jpg

Asmodeus' Swordhand
17-12-2008, 21:32
Looking good mol. I didn't know you had so many projects going on right now. I love that assault sergeant with the sword.

Toyship
18-12-2008, 03:56
Its awesome to see your none Power Armored stuff, although thats great too :). I really like your warboss, the albin skin is a nice difference, cant wait to see more.

Commissar Molotov
18-12-2008, 12:35
Looking good mol. I didn't know you had so many projects going on right now. I love that assault sergeant with the sword.

Yeah, I tend to bounce from idea to idea as the whim takes me. That's why Warseer's useful, because I can collate it all together without having to direct my friends to a dozen different sites to read it all. (Though I haven't received much in the way of feedback, which is a bit disheartening.)

The arms of that sergeant have been removed and I'm likely going to be putting them on a Vanguard Veteran model.


Its awesome to see your none Power Armored stuff, although thats great too. I really like your warboss, the albin skin is a nice difference, cant wait to see more.

Yeah, he should stand out in a crowd nicely. I'm hoping the army looks good as a whole, and that you can tell the white on the boys is warpaint, rather than some sort of skin complaint!

Here's a WIP Techmarine:
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Castigator%20Army/Bassus1.jpg

I've been inspired by this picture from the DOWII trailers:

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Techmarine.jpg

So that'll give you an idea of where I'm going with him.

With regards to my Relictors, here's the WIP of my Relictors Captain, Jeriko Thane:

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/BlackCompany/Thane-001.jpg

It's based off this artwork by my friend Tiberius:

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/BlackCompany/Thane-cropped.jpg

At the moment I'm not too happy with him, and I might end up taking him apart and re-working him.

natsirtm
18-12-2008, 12:47
At the moment I'm not too happy with him, and I might end up taking him apart and re-working him.

I would say you might wanna re-position his pistol arm - it doesn't flow with the rest of the model. However I think the torso/legs are bang on.

Commissar Molotov
18-12-2008, 14:51
I would say you might wanna re-position his pistol arm - it doesn't flow with the rest of the model. However I think the torso/legs are bang on.

I wasn't sure about the legs, and was considering having him with his right (our left) leg raised up, to give him more of a commanding pose. I didn't mind the arm because it was consistent with the artwork, and because the other arm (with the daemonaxe) will be lowered.

In the meantime, on with my Albinorks.

Here's my 1500 point army list:

Warboss (95): Power Klaw, Twin-Linked Shoota, 'Eavy Armour

20 Boyz (170): Nob w/Power Klaw and Bosspole, 2x Big Shoota
20 Boyz (170): Nob w/Power Klaw and Bosspole, 2x Big Shoota
20 Boyz (180): Nob w/Power Klaw and Bosspole, 2x Rokkit Launcher
20 Boyz (180): Nob w/Power Klaw and Bosspole, 2x Rokkit Launcher
10 Nobz (280): 2 Power Klawz, 1 Big Choppa, 2 Kombi Skorchas, Waaagh Banner

10 Kommandoz (155): Nob w/Power Klaw and Bosspole, Burna

3 Killa Kans (150): Grotzookas, Grot Riggers.
Looted Wagon (120): Boomgun, Big Shoota, 'Ard Case.

Should come to 1500 exactly.

When breaking it down to work out what I need to assemble and paint, it comes out to this:

HQ
Warboss

TROOPS
4 Nobz w/Power Klawz and Bosspoles
4 Boyz w/Big Shootas
4 Boyz w/Rokkit Launchas
34 Boyz w/Sluggas and Choppas
34 Boyz w/Shootas
2 Nobs w/Power Klawz
Nob w/Big Choppa
2 Nobs w/Kombi Skorchas
Nob w/Waaagh Banner
4 Nobs w/Slugga and Choppa

ELITE
Kommando Nob w/Power Klaw and Bosspole
Kommando w/Burna
8 Kommandos w/Slugga and Choppa

HEAVY SUPPORT
3 Killa-Kans w/Grotzookas and Grot Riggers
Looted Wagon w/Boomgun and Big Shoota



Now, I have a good deal of this assembled, it simply needs stripping and repainting. I say 'simply', when I'm staring down 100+ Orks! Still, I hope to have the bulk of the army done over the Christmas holidays and then through Janu-WAAAGH-ry.

I'll keep you updated!

Asmodeus' Swordhand
18-12-2008, 17:33
I'm not an expert on orks, but I think thath thanes legs are really off. huron/emperors champion posed legs would be best I think, If not the EC legs themselves. Otherwise he is spot on. Have you thought much in the way of heads?

Commissar Molotov
19-12-2008, 03:16
I'm not an expert on orks, but I think thath thanes legs are really off. huron/emperors champion posed legs would be best I think, If not the EC legs themselves. Otherwise he is spot on. Have you thought much in the way of heads?

What is it that you don't like about the legs? You say they're "really off", but you don't say why - and that doesn't help me. Walking legs don't really suit him, I don't think, because I want him to be surveying the scene before committing himself to the fray.

With regards to heads, I'm probably going to use the head from the current Games Day model, because it seems closest to Tiberius's artwork.

:)

Commissar Molotov
20-12-2008, 06:47
I've begun work on my Orks - I've got far more slugga + choppa boyz than I expected, and I'm suffering a huge deficit of slugga boyz! The Kommandos are almost all converted now though.

I've been fiddling around with a model I plan to use to represent Fabian, the Captain of the Ultramarines Third Company. I'm given to understand that at Macragge he used a power sword and a plasma pistol. My version has a power sword and a storm shield; I was going to include some justification that he'd been awarded it for being the 'Shield of Macragge' or somesuch. I don't quite yet know.

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Fabian-1.jpg

Master of the Arsenal body and sword hand. The head is from the Forgeworld Commander Culn figure - the shield is Lysander's - the UM symbol on the shield comes from the drop pod kit, with a skull from a crux terminatus from the new Land Raider upgrade sprue. The backpack comes from Sicarius.

Kasrkin 666
20-12-2008, 07:14
Omg, I am LOVING your SM conversions!:cool:

-Sunny

Commissar Molotov
20-12-2008, 07:51
Cheers! Hopefully I'll be able to get a few more done soon - I can never really stay very far away from the Astartes. But it's going to be a very green Christmas for me! :) At the moment I'm working on Kommando conversions, and my window is covered in a veritable green tide as I sort my boyz into mobs!

Pics incoming soon.

Barret
20-12-2008, 13:35
Figured out what to do with the UM Captain, I see. It's a smashing model. :)

For Thane, what about the upright legs from the Devs box? I do kind of agree that the legs you've got seem a bit off.

tagsta
20-12-2008, 15:27
I'm given to understand that at Macragge he used a power sword and a plasma pistol.
where can i find the source of that?
model looks amazing =)

El-Diablo
20-12-2008, 20:46
:eek:
Bloody hell Mol, every time you do a new Marine Capt I want to nick it for the Sword Bearers! This chap is no exception, great use of parts.

Ganymene
20-12-2008, 21:54
I love the idea behind your Orks. Great concept, very original.

All the poses on your Space Marines are awesome. I particularly like the assault sergeant.

Keep up the good work!

Commissar Molotov
20-12-2008, 22:51
Figured out what to do with the UM Captain, I see. It's a smashing model.

For Thane, what about the upright legs from the Devs box? I do kind of agree that the legs you've got seem a bit off.

Thanks for the compliment. And yes, your input helped make it the model it is - your offhand suggestion about the stormshield inspired me.

As for "a bit off"... how? It's just a torso on legs at the moment... if someone can give me an in-depth response I can try and work on it!


where can i find the source of that?
model looks amazing =)

Hey, tagsta. (Good to see you here!) The 'IA: Dreadnoughts' article. It talks about Fabian and Severus sharing the first confirmed kill of a Hive Tyrant. Fabian uses a plasma pistol, and... I don't have a source for the sword.


:eek:
Bloody hell Mol, every time you do a new Marine Capt I want to nick it for the Sword Bearers! This chap is no exception, great use of parts.

Cheers.


I love the idea behind your Orks. Great concept, very original.

All the poses on your Space Marines are awesome. I particularly like the assault sergeant.

Keep up the good work!

Thanks, I'm glad you like the idea for the Orks. Of course, I posted a thread on The-WAAAGH and I had dozens of people saying "I've thought about it..." - there was actually one other good Albino Ork army, but there's only so many original concepts in the world, I guess!

I'll hopefully have some minor progress with the eviscerator Sergeant soon. At the moment I've been organising my Ork models into mobs.

I'm also glad that I'm beginning to get comments from people who aren't my friends, cajoled and forced to respond to my ramblings! :)

Commissar Molotov
22-12-2008, 09:10
Here's a few quick snaps I've taken just to show that I'm making some progress.

I've begun organising models into mobs:

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Orkalbino/Albinorks-0001.jpg

I also found that I was desperately short of shoota boys. As a result, I've knocked these up.

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Orkalbino/Albinorks-0002.jpg

What's special about them? Well, they're the Black Reach boys with their arms cut off and replaced with shoota arms from the boyz kit. They need a tiny bit of Greenstuff and then they should be good! (And utterly indistinguishable, too.)

Commissar Molotov
22-12-2008, 09:11
Also, here's some snaps of my Looted Leman Russ.

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Orkalbino/Albinorks-0003.jpg


http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Orkalbino/Albinorks-0004.jpg


http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Orkalbino/Albinorks-0005.jpg



Hopefully I'll have some Kommando Konvershuns to show you soon!

El-Diablo
22-12-2008, 19:16
The black reach shootas are very well done - looks like you could even get away with no gs on some of them. May have to remember that one.

Russ looks good, but it needs something, I just can't put my finger on it. Possibly some plasticard shapes 'bolted on' to the sides? Take a look at Kroozas work on the Waaagh, that should give you some more ideas.

Commissar Molotov
25-12-2008, 11:40
Well, it's a White Christmas after all!


Here's another gratuitous picture of Grimskar, to start things off:

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Orkalbino/Albinorks-0006.jpg

Here's an old Warboss model that I'm going to be using as a nob:

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Orkalbino/Albinorks-0007.jpg
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Orkalbino/Albinorks-0008.jpg

Commissar Molotov
25-12-2008, 11:41
Here we have one of my Kommando Conversions:

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Orkalbino/Albinorks-0009.jpg

Here it is next to the original model:

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Orkalbino/Albinorks-0010.jpg

I've done what I could to make the two models look different, and in the whole unit they look different enough to pass muster. I've not taken pictures of the unconverted Kommandos, but I've got a couple more Kommando conversions in progress - I'll get pictures of those once I get further with them.

Commissar Molotov
25-12-2008, 11:44
Now, here's the progress on my first Shoota Mob. These are all based off the Black Reach models, with conversions - keep that in mind!

Here's the nob:

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Orkalbino/Albinorks-0011.jpg

Next, this guy. The pointing arm is from the Battlewagon kit, generously donated by my local GW.

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Orkalbino/Albinorks-0012.jpg

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Orkalbino/Albinorks-0013.jpg

Two more guys - I'm making the effort to replicate heads as rarely as possible. Though there's four helmeted Orks thus far, they're all different:

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Orkalbino/Albinorks-0014.jpg

Commissar Molotov
25-12-2008, 11:46
This guy makes me think of Gremlins, actually, because of his massive ears:

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Orkalbino/Albinorks-0015.jpg

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Orkalbino/Albinorks-0016.jpg

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Orkalbino/Albinorks-0017.jpg

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Orkalbino/Albinorks-0018.jpg

Commissar Molotov
25-12-2008, 11:47
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Orkalbino/Albinorks-0019.jpg

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Orkalbino/Albinorks-0020.jpg

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Orkalbino/Albinorks-0021.jpg

Zodiac
25-12-2008, 12:22
Nice work! I really like your conversions, and your greenstuffing is also nice! The sleeves on the mohawk guy are well done, but which head did you use ( the metal one ) for the ork above the guy with the gas mask?

G.Hawke
25-12-2008, 12:54
some great work here! well done. whats that head on the ultramarine off?

hawke

Commissar Molotov
25-12-2008, 12:59
Thanks for the comments.



Nice work! I really like your conversions, and your greenstuffing is also nice! The sleeves on the mohawk guy are well done, but which head did you use ( the metal one ) for the ork above the guy with the gas mask?

As to the head, I'm not entirely sure. I can venture the guess that it's for a metal heavy weapon blister from the third or fourth editions - beyond that, I'm not 100% sure. If a hardcore Ork afficionado passes by, perhaps they can enlighten us both!

It's odd when that happens - that pieces you don't recognise just accumulate in your bitzbox; The head just amuses me because of his comically large ears compared to the other Orks in his mob.


some great work here! well done. whats that head on the ultramarine off?

hawke

The Captain? That's the Commander Culn head. Here's the Forgeworld Link: Linky-dink (http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/culln.htm). I like piecing together bits from various different kits for unique and esoteric conversions. :)

Barret
25-12-2008, 22:37
Orks are looking great! I particularly like the mohawk guy.

Toyship
25-12-2008, 23:46
Looking good! Your conversion skills are great, and I think that these will look good all together. It looks as though you should have a pretty sizable force when finished. Lets see some more paint!

wascloud
25-12-2008, 23:49
loving this thread, really goes to show how far kit bashing can get you when you combine it with subtle conversions, great work so far, especially the ultramarines 3rd company captain, he's the highlight for me so far
keep up the good work!
wascloud
p.s. merry christmas!

El-Diablo
26-12-2008, 21:07
Nice job Mol, the mob looks great. The difference in each figure can only go further during the painting, but how are you going to keep them looking like there from the same mob?

Commissar Molotov
27-12-2008, 11:13
Orks are looking great! I particularly like the mohawk guy.

Cheers. My mohawk-making skills have improved a bit and it's more than likely that mohawks will spread through my army. They're far cooler than topknots, after all!


Looking good! Your conversion skills are great, and I think that these will look good all together. It looks as though you should have a pretty sizable force when finished. Lets see some more paint!

Paint will come! My friends somehow don't think I'll have the willpower or stamina to paint them... they're perhaps right, but I'm hoping to buck their expectations.


loving this thread, really goes to show how far kit bashing can get you when you combine it with subtle conversions, great work so far, especially the ultramarines 3rd company captain, he's the highlight for me so far
keep up the good work!
wascloud
p.s. merry christmas!

You too! thanks for the comments. I'm definitely more of a converter than I am a painter.


Nice job Mol, the mob looks great. The difference in each figure can only go further during the painting, but how are you going to keep them looking like there from the same mob?

I'm honestly not sure about the mobs... that's something I've been concerned about.

Now, anyway; A little bit of progress - I visited my Ork-playing friend yesterday and I managed to loot some bits.

As a result, here's a little bit of progress to my Shoota Mob; first up comes the Nob with his new backpack.

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Orkalbino/Albinorks-0022.jpg
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Orkalbino/Albinorks-0023.jpg

Then two boys with Big Shootas:
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Orkalbino/Albinorks-0034.jpg
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Orkalbino/Albinorks-0036.jpg

Commissar Molotov
27-12-2008, 11:15
Next, progress on the Kommandos. I've got a squad of ten but only nine seem to've turned up for the photos... sneaky gits. (Actually, I took all ten outside, took the pictures as quickly as I could because of the blistering cold, and seemed to've missed one of them!)

Some are unconverted (but hopefully not too boring for you) and some are converted. I've got a couple of duplicate models and I'm doing what I can to differentiate them.

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Orkalbino/Albinorks-0024.jpg
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Orkalbino/Albinorks-0025.jpg
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Orkalbino/Albinorks-0026.jpg
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Orkalbino/Albinorks-0027.jpg

Commissar Molotov
27-12-2008, 11:17
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Orkalbino/Albinorks-0028.jpg
(This is a MK.I mohawk, will likely get replaced with a better-sculpted version.)
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Orkalbino/Albinorks-0029.jpg
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Orkalbino/Albinorks-0030.jpg
Disappointingly difficult to tell, but this burna has had his boots sawn off and replaced with ones from Kommando models to help him tie in.
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Orkalbino/Albinorks-0031.jpg

Commissar Molotov
27-12-2008, 11:18
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Orkalbino/Albinorks-0032.jpg
(This shows some of my efforts to differentiate the models.)
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Orkalbino/Albinorks-0033.jpg

El-Diablo
27-12-2008, 19:02
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Orkalbino/Albinorks-0033.jpg

Looking great Mol, this fella in particular. The movement you've got there is fantastic.

This force is coming along great, but when do we get to see some paint?

Commissar Molotov
30-12-2008, 18:04
...when do we get to see some paint?


Now!

Or, rather, tomorrow.

I'll put this snap up now, but the light's gone here and I'll have to take better pictures tomorrow. For now, content yourself with the knowledge that I'm making far more progress than anyone ever expected! I can paint!

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Orkalbino/Albinorks-0037.jpg

More to come.

El-Diablo
30-12-2008, 20:11
Awesome. There is now officially more paint on those orks than i've seen on any of your Castigators!

Thats more of a start than i've made on my orks thats for sure....

Barret
30-12-2008, 23:13
What he said. ;)


Also, how are you painting the flesh on your Orks? Are you using the Foundations and Washes that appear intended for this task?

Commissar Molotov
30-12-2008, 23:18
At the moment, my method is Orkhide Shade -> Knarloc Green -> Goblin Green -> Thraka Green. It's coming out pretty good.

Pictures as soon as the sun comes up! :)

Whoever thought I'd be painting models?! Madness.

Toyship
31-12-2008, 03:08
Im so excited! To think Molotov paints!
(Like I should talk, I have the attention span of a 5 year old.)

Seriously though, looking great, cant wait to see some more!

Tommygun
31-12-2008, 03:33
I like the face painting. Will the whole squad have it or just the Nobz?

projectkmo
31-12-2008, 03:35
I really like what you've done with the duplicate models. Your choice of arms, weapons etc and your placement brings them to life really well. I also really like how you chopped the stikk bombz off and made it into a sheath for a gun... nice mod! I may steal that idea =)

Commissar Molotov
31-12-2008, 10:59
Im so excited! To think Molotov paints!
(Like I should talk, I have the attention span of a 5 year old.)

Seriously though, looking great, cant wait to see some more!

It's pretty crazy.


I like the face painting. Will the whole squad have it or just the Nobz?

Thanks! I plan to have these guys basically as white deffskullz - so the facepaint and warpaint will be rather prevalent.


I really like what you've done with the duplicate models. Your choice of arms, weapons etc and your placement brings them to life really well. I also really like how you chopped the stikk bombz off and made it into a sheath for a gun... nice mod! I may steal that idea =)

Thanks! More on the Kommandos later.


Here's some progress.

First off, a converted trukk, and details on my looted Russ:

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Orkalbino/Albinorks-0038.jpg
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Orkalbino/Albinorks-0039.jpg

Commissar Molotov
31-12-2008, 11:00
Now, progress on the squad. I'm in a hurry, so I'll put the pictures up now and come back with commentary later. You're only here for the pictures after all, so no great loss!

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Orkalbino/Albinorks-0040.jpg

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Orkalbino/Albinorks-0041.jpg


http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Orkalbino/Albinorks-0042.jpg


http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Orkalbino/Albinorks-0043.jpg

Commissar Molotov
31-12-2008, 11:01
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Orkalbino/Albinorks-0044.jpg

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Orkalbino/Albinorks-0045.jpg


http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Orkalbino/Albinorks-0046.jpg


http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Orkalbino/Albinorks-0047.jpg

Commissar Molotov
31-12-2008, 11:04
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Orkalbino/Albinorks-0048.jpg


http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Orkalbino/Albinorks-0049.jpg

Barret
31-12-2008, 12:52
The big shoota boy who is yelling needs a cigar. I don't know why, he just does. ;)

Toyship
31-12-2008, 13:39
Looking great. I dont think it's been asked already, and if it has, im sorry, but what are their armor plates and clothing going to be painted?

Commissar Molotov
31-12-2008, 17:02
The big shoota boy who is yelling needs a cigar. I don't know why, he just does. ;)

I'll see what I can do!


Looking great. I dont think it's been asked already, and if it has, im sorry, but what are their armor plates and clothing going to be painted?

I'm hoping to go for quite dark colours for my Orks' clothing. Black will be in the majority - because I can paint them quite quickly but also because it alllows a good contrast with the white.

El-Diablo
31-12-2008, 19:12
Looks great so far Mol, just remember to keep it up!

It's too easy to lose momentum on a project, but if you can keep it then you'll do fine. By the looks of the progress it looks like you did good taking a break from power armour.

Commissar Molotov
01-01-2009, 08:39
Looks great so far Mol, just remember to keep it up!

It's too easy to lose momentum on a project, but if you can keep it then you'll do fine. By the looks of the progress it looks like you did good taking a break from power armour.

Especially as I'm not a particularly dedicated or skilled painter, keeping momentum is rather important! Though in truth I find Orks a lot easier to paint than Space Marines. It is a bit disheartening when I paint ten Orks and I realise there's another ninety waiting in the wings! Still, I'm determined to get these done (after all, something has to stand up to the Sword Bearers!)

What I could really do with is reference pictures of Deffskullz, as I've been nicking many of their warpaint designs for my Marines. Especially given that I'm trying not to replicate designs. If anyone sees some Deffskullz that they like, please feel free to post the links for my inspiration. :)

I've been giving some thought to differentiating the mobs and I had considered that I might do a mob of helmeted Orks and a mob of non-helmeted Orks of each type - though that might be a bit obvious. Otherwise it could be something to do with the location of the warpaint.

When I get further I'll try to get some mob pictures for you guys.

I've also been considering altering my list, given that the 1500 point lists the guys in my circle have been throwing around include a Land Raider/Battlewagon/etc. I'd been considering Tankbustas though I wasn't sure... perhaps I could do something cool with those.

More to come! (And happy 009.M3!)

Elazar The Glorified
01-01-2009, 09:44
You have some lovely WIPs and conversions here but my favourite has to be the mock-up for the Dreadnought's head! Lol. Keep up the good work.

Commissar Molotov
02-01-2009, 12:58
Hah, thanks! I liked it myself. We do have the original head somewhere...

Anyway, I'm working on a slugga/choppa mob. I'm still working off the Black Reach models because that's what I have to hand, but doing what I can to make some of the models a little different.

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Orkalbino/Albinorks-0050.jpg


http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Orkalbino/Albinorks-0051.jpg


http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Orkalbino/Albinorks-0052.jpg


http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Orkalbino/Albinorks-0053.jpg

El-Diablo
02-01-2009, 13:21
Nice to see some thought going into assembly of these Mol. The black reach Orks are pretty good on there own (for snap fits anyway) but adding the regular boyz parts just adds to them. Awesome job :D

The nob is looking sufficiently brutal as well. Nice choice of parts there.

I'll be honest, I should really stop looking at this thread, your making me want to pull my Ork stuff out of storage!

By the way, there should be a tank shaped update to the Sword Bearers later today......

Commissar Molotov
02-01-2009, 13:49
I like the Black Reach boys (though a lot of the slugga arms annoy me because they contribute to the static posing) it's just that I don't want them all to look exactly the same - that's why I'm trying to mix them up a bit.

Janu-WAAAGH-ry starts tomorrow... unfortunately without my student loan I won't be getting anything but a box of Nobs will eventually be mine. I don't want Stormboyz but the kit has a lot of nice bits I'd use for my boyz... all in all it's looking very interesting indeed! I'll try to keep you guys up to date with my progress.

Looking forward to news on that Land Raider, too!

Commissar Molotov
07-01-2009, 15:19
After chatting with Midian a few days ago, I pulled this guy back out of his box and did a bit more with him.

Here's the legs assembled:

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Showcase Marine/Heavysupport-0001.jpg

His torso:

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Showcase Marine/Heavysupport-0002.jpg

And to show the sort of reinforcement I'm using:

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Showcase Marine/Heavysupport-0003.jpg

What I'd like to do is to use some 40k bits in this model - the scale difference would be quite cool. I'll have to think about that. Also, I'd like to put a tactical symbol on one shoulder and the Castigators' Chapter symbol on the other. I'm unsure as to whether thin plasticard or GS would be better.

I'm told that the model will stand approximately six inches high when it's completed, but here's an example so you know what to expect:

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Showcase%20Marine/BigMarine1.jpg

Toyship
07-01-2009, 16:53
Wow! Thats all I can say really. That will look amazing in Castigators colors.I think that due to his size thin plasticard would work, and should be bendable to the contour of the shoulder pad. I am unsure though, as I've never used plasticard. Looks great!

Commissar Molotov
07-01-2009, 16:56
Cheers for the comment! I think the head is fantastically sculpted, it's got such an arrogant sneer on it that fits perfectly for the Castigators.

Anyway, so I can't be accused of slacking, another WIP:

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Orkalbino/Albinorks-0054.jpg

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Orkalbino/Albinorks-0055.jpg


http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Orkalbino/Albinorks-0056.jpg


http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Orkalbino/Albinorks-0057.jpg

Hadriel Caine
07-01-2009, 18:13
love it, i was first impressed by the SM conversions - which are spot on by the way, and am now stunned by the variations on the metal orks. You've done splendidly to tie all those metal parts together convincingly (and in a way that is hardly noticable).

I think the exhaust on the Looted Russ is bloody brilliant too. VERY orky.

good work

Adam

Triszin The Wrath God
07-01-2009, 18:16
im really not that impressed by that giant model, there's hardly any detail....

El-Diablo
07-01-2009, 19:15
im really not that impressed by that giant model, there's hardly any detail....

Not particuarly constructive was it?

Is that actual paint I see on the looted russ? Looking good so far, pity it's going to get holes blown in it. :D

The marine is coming along great, though it might be an idea to seperate the legs for painting - should be a little easier to work with. That reminds me - i'll have a play around with some ideas for it later tonight.

Commissar Molotov
07-01-2009, 20:09
love it, i was first impressed by the SM conversions - which are spot on by the way, and am now stunned by the variations on the metal orks. You've done splendidly to tie all those metal parts together convincingly (and in a way that is hardly noticable).

I think the exhaust on the Looted Russ is bloody brilliant too. VERY orky.

good work

Adam

Thanks for the comment. I will be returning to the Space Marines eventually, but I've been challenged by El_Diablo to a 1500pt game at Games Day UK 2009 - so I have less than nine months to get my (very troop heavy) army ready and get a decent amount of test games down.


im really not that impressed by that giant model, there's hardly any detail....

Well, you're entitled to that opinion. To me, it's a fantastic sculpt, and the props have to go to Forgeworld for really making a piece of art. I'm thrilled by the face, which is really statuesque - his arrogant sneer is fantastic for depicting one of my Chapter - everything works for him, and I love him.

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Showcase%20Marine/BigMarine2.jpg
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Showcase%20Marine/BigMarine4.jpg


Not particuarly constructive was it?

Is that actual paint I see on the looted russ? Looking good so far, pity it's going to get holes blown in it. :D

The marine is coming along great, though it might be an idea to seperate the legs for painting - should be a little easier to work with. That reminds me - i'll have a play around with some ideas for it later tonight.

If you mean seperate them from the base - they're just pinned so that's no problem. The legs themselves are once piece, though; I took a picture of the constituent parts which you can see here (http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Showcase%20Marine/BigMarine3.jpg).

And yes, actual paint on the Russ! I'm hoping to do it in chipped black, like an archetypal Goff vehicle, and then the white will contrast fantastically. Fingers crossed, anyway...

Triszin The Wrath God
07-01-2009, 20:21
i agree that its a great sculpt but at least to me it just feels kinda empty, except for the head, that is a fantastic head. hope you have a fun time painting it, heck once i see some paint on it it might change me mind.

Commissar Molotov
07-01-2009, 20:30
Well, there's some painted pictures here (http://www.forgeworld.co.uk/scmarine.htm) that might help you a little. I think the greatest advantage afforded by this model is that it's such a large canvas for freehand and the like.

Triszin The Wrath God
07-01-2009, 20:34
cool, i'd use him as a daemon prince :D

Asmodeus' Swordhand
09-01-2009, 19:05
Hey mol, sorry I didn't reply to your question way earlier. What I meant is that thane's legs look like the legs on a tactical squad marine. I can see what you going for, but he needs something to show his leadership better, like a striding pose. I borrowed this image (http://www.thewarstore.com/media/ss_size2/B48-903.jpg) from the warstore but I imagine something like its legs would be perfect. Or this (http://www.thewarstore.com/media/ss_size2/B48-334.jpg).
Have you seen this yet by the way?
http://bolterandchainsword.com/ork.php?helm=E3E8E8&hlmd=FFFFFF&hlmr=FFFFFF&eyes=FF0000&face=E1FFE0&teeth=D9A00F&nk=B2F589&shirt=D5E880&chplt=E3E8E8&rspad=E3E8E8&lspad=E3E8E8&lfoot=AD7126&lftp=E3E8E8&rfoot=A16A2F&rftp=E3E8E8&larm=8DDE5B&lw=A16A2F&lhand=8DDE5B&rarm=8DDE5B&rw=AD7126&rhand=8DDE5B&trous=C76926&strap=AD7126&belts=A16A2F&beltd=FFFFFF&legst=AD7126&armst=A16A2F&
This is the new ork painter the BnC just put out. I thought it might come in handy for you.
Cheers

Commissar Molotov
28-01-2009, 15:13
Well, a quick update (but a very overdue one.)

Nick has been causing havoc with his Obliterators but the current model sucks a lot. So he sawed it apart to get it standing straight, and I green-stuffed it back together.

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Black Legion/Obliterator-0001.jpg

And, for you Team Fortress fans, a Heavy and a Scout. All together now: "Don't touch Sandvich!"

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Black Legion/Obliterator-0002.jpg

El-Diablo
28-01-2009, 19:18
I'll never know why GW didn't do that in the first place, they look so much better standing instead of that crazy crab walk thing they've got going on.

Green work looks pretty good too.

Commissar Molotov
28-01-2009, 19:28
Honestly, I think the Obliterator models suck. They're terrible to put together, and I think they're badly sculpted too. I'd have liked to try some sort of counts-as, whether a Dark Mechanicus bio-construct or a heavy weapon team with two Chaos Marines and a Rapier. Just something that looks better than Mister "Rolls around in Play-doh."

CMDante
28-01-2009, 20:05
More importantly, how is the FW marine coming along?! Dammit man, you need to get more pics of that beast.

The obliterator does look a million times better when standing up right but I agree, terrible sculpts.

Cheers,

Dante

Commissar Molotov
28-01-2009, 21:23
More importantly, how is the FW marine coming along?! Dammit man, you need to get more pics of that beast.

The obliterator does look a million times better when standing up right but I agree, terrible sculpts.

Cheers,

Dante

Hah, is there anything in particular you want shots of? For the most part I'm done with the assembly stage - the backpack's horrible for mouldlines along the top and I am considering giving him a backpack banner. What I want to do is to have a tactical symbol and a Chapter badge - I've considered that thin plasticard might be my best bet for this, but I just haven't been able to invest in any yet.

Commissar Molotov
28-01-2009, 23:10
Okay, here's some updates I promised people, and a few other things I've been working on:

Malthus Dire, Blood Paladin of Khorne (WIP):
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Black Legion/Malthus-Dire-0001.jpg

Jeriko Thane, Relictors Captain (WIP):
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/BlackCompany/Jeriko-0002.jpg
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/BlackCompany/Jeriko-0003.jpg
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/BlackCompany/Jeriko-0004.jpg
This picture includes a Catachan arm simply to showcase the pose I envisage. In actuality I'd probably use a banner arm from the Command Squad.

Commissar Molotov
28-01-2009, 23:11
And I've got a bit further with my Castigator Eviscerator:

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Castigator Army/Eviscerator.jpg
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Castigator Army/Eviscerator-01.jpg

Commissar Molotov
28-01-2009, 23:23
Oh, and lastly this: I've been playing the DOW II beta and I wanted to make a Techmarine similar to the one in the game:

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Castigator Army/DOW-Tech.jpg

Here is how he stands thus far:

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Castigator Army/Techmarine-0001.jpg
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Castigator Army/Techmarine-0002.jpg

Barret
28-01-2009, 23:35
They're all looking good! The Eviscerator guy is nice and savage, and Thane is a great adaptation of the drawing.


And I always approve of Techmarines. :D

CMDante
29-01-2009, 19:55
Very cool and very characterful conversions mate, that eviscerator bit is such an awesome piece. Is that Chronus' head on him?

The techmarine is pretty cool but maybe a little plain looking in terms of his armour? Will he get the metal tabbard thing too?

Cheers,

Dante

Commissar Molotov
30-01-2009, 02:25
Yeah, the single ugliest Space Marine helmet of all time (or at least in recent years), but I really like it for this model because it helps lend it the air of uncivilised, unmitigating brutality.

Not sure about the tech-tabard - possibly... I think I have some plasticard laying around so I'll possibly give it a go.

Thanks for the reply! :)

Commissar Molotov
02-02-2009, 11:05
Some further progress for my Albinorks; I got the Nobs set and made six nobs. One of these is made from a Black Reach nob; can you tell which?

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Orkalbino/Nobs-0001.jpg

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Orkalbino/Nobs-0002.jpg

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Orkalbino/Nobs-0003.jpg

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Orkalbino/Nobs-0004.jpg

Commissar Molotov
02-02-2009, 11:07
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Orkalbino/Nobs-0005.jpg

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Orkalbino/Nobs-0006.jpg

Dakkapantz
02-02-2009, 11:19
Its the 5th one. Yay im a winner! They look good, cant wait to see some paint on them.

Cheerz
Dakkapantz

Commissar Molotov
04-02-2009, 13:50
Hah, well it kept you occupied for all of a minute! :)

In a different tack, here's my newest Necromunda gang. I'm painting them also they can be used as Henchmen in my supersystem games. When I first got into Necromunda I always liked the Orlocks and my gang used Orlock rules (though Catachan miniatures). Along the way I've played a nasty, nasty Escher gang called the Bloodflowers, and got a bunch of Cawdor and Redemptionist models too. But Nick managed to get five of the old Orlocks off eBay and so I'm painting them because I love them so.

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Necromunda/Orlocks-0001.jpg

I have a few of the old metal Catachans, too, and they'll be going in the gang too. I'm thinking that due to their short life expectency I'm going to call the gang something along the lines of 'The Redshirts' or something and they're all going to be named after security officers that died in episodes of Star Trek. ;)

Raellos
04-02-2009, 14:40
This stuff is great! While your Paragons plog is absolutely brilliant, this blog is much more helpful to what I'm working on. The lesser daemons are a very cool idea, the Black Legionnaires are lovely (especially Abaddon) all your marine conversions are wonderfully inspirational, and the Obliterator conversions are a tippy-top idea that I will definitely be copying.

Commissar Molotov
08-02-2009, 06:57
Raellos: Sorry for missing your omment (and thanks for the compliment!)

Here's a bit of progress on Malthus Dire, Blood-Prophet of Khorne:

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Black Legion/Malthus-Dire-0002.jpg
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Black Legion/Malthus-Dire-0003.jpg

And a bit of progress on my Orlock gang:

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Necromunda/Orlocks-0002.jpg

sheep
08-02-2009, 07:37
Abit of progress, they almost look done :) The blood priest looks fantastic mate, as does the techmarine.

Cheers

Sheep

ancient_conflict
08-02-2009, 22:19
lots of random stuff the mini projects seem to be interesting keep up the good work

Commissar Molotov
18-02-2009, 11:47
Here's a few things I've been working on in an attempt to reduce my lead mountain.

Some Space Wolves. I found some random bits and decided to make use of them:

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Corner/SWolf-0001.jpg

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Corner/SWolf-0002.jpg

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Corner/SWolf-0003.jpg

Commissar Molotov
18-02-2009, 11:48
Space Wolf Lord/WGBL WIP:

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Corner/SWolf-0004.jpg

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Corner/SWolf-0005.jpg

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Corner/SWolf-0006.jpg


Random Imperial Fist/Crimson Fist Captain I have no use for:

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Corner/FistCpt-0001.jpg
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Corner/FistCpt-0002.jpg

Commissar Molotov
18-02-2009, 11:49
Veteran with double-handed axe:

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Corner/Axeman-001.jpg
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Corner/Axeman-002.jpg
Ultramarines Captain Fabian WIP; I could do with some advice on how to paint Ultramarines' armour:
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Corner/Fabian-0001.jpg

Commissar Molotov
23-02-2009, 17:50
back to the Space Wolves. I'm basically using up bits, and I found a couple of useful pieces to add to the Wolves. At the moment I have the WL/WGBL and five Grey Hunters at various levels of completion. Here's the latest stuff I've added:

My friend Nick told me he thought the Lord could do with something between his legs (ahem!) and so I've added a wolf tail talisman:

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Corner/SWolf-0007.jpg

This guy now has an arm:

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Corner/SWolf-0008.jpg

This is a new WIP Grey Hunter. The head is taken from the Khorne Berserkers sprue, with a GS moustache (which I will expand upon further when it dries to give him a beard, also.)

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Corner/SWolf-0009.jpg

Commissar Molotov
23-02-2009, 17:52
A picture showing what I've done on the half-bionic head. I quite like his beard.

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Corner/SWolf-0010.jpg

Another new WIP GH. Waiting for a decent outstretched right arm, I'll probably use the standard bearer's arm from the Command Squad boxed set.

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Corner/SWolf-0011.jpg
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Corner/SWolf-0012.jpg

OutOfContext
23-02-2009, 17:56
Some of the best Marine conversion I've seen for a while Molotov. The SW lord has quickly risen to be one of my favourite simple conversions. Very nice :D
I'll be interested to see where this goes.

Commissar Molotov
23-02-2009, 20:04
Cheers, mate! I wouldn't say they're anything special. I've never been a hardcore SW fan but I'm just trying to use up bits from my bitz-box. After I got given a bunch of Chaos Warrior bits it seemed like an ideal conversion!



In other news, I've been considering starting an Imperial Guard force. My problem is, of course, that I've picked a force that would require painstaking conversions on every model. What's new?

I was excited when I saw this picture in the GW Open Day coverage:

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Ripperjacks/IG-cmd-05.jpg

I've always wanted to replicate these guys. (The picture's taken from the second edition Codex: Imperialis but I believe it's been reprinted a number of times elsewhere.

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Ripperjacks/Z_NecroIG.jpg

So I'm really looking for thoughts and ideas on replicating them. I'm not necessarily going to be 100% faithful, because I'm thinking of using the Forgeworld respirator heads. Aside from that, I figured Cadian arms with the cuffs GS'd on, the new legs from the command sprue and the torso from the tank sprue. There's an officer torso on the command sprue that looks to have a gorget/breastplate a little like these.

They're going to be the 19th Necromundan, a regiment I've often used in fiction and the like, called 'The Ripperjacks'. Any thoughts would be totally welcomed.

OutOfContext
23-02-2009, 20:09
Cheers, mate! I wouldn't say they're anything special. I've never been a hardcore SW fan but I'm just trying to use up bits from my bitz-box. After I got given a bunch of Chaos Warrior bits it seemed like an ideal conversion!


A man after my own heart :D

I like the idea of the 19th Necromundan. Although how you're going to get all those torsos/legs, I'm not too sure. Bitz suppliers will be rolling in the legs, but I'm sure they'll be pretty extortionate when they first come out. But that is a small price to pay for a sick looking army.

Commissar Molotov
27-02-2009, 15:29
Yeah, I foresee it being a long process to getting this army to where I want it to be.

My thoughts are that the regiment would be comprised of Hive Gangers and the like scooped out of the Underhive and pressed into service. Not exactly a penal regiment, but certainly not a prim and proper force like, say, the Jantine Bluebloods. But these are fighters who are exceptionally proficient, for whom killing is a way of life, and something that they've been doing since they were very young indeed.

I figure that Enforcers of Lord Helmawr would go on periodic purges of the underhive, scooping up whoever they can and arresting them. Gangers from different houses would be forcibly intermixed to prevent rivalries and the like, and the regiments do have a high compliment of Commissars.

I figure that the cunning, ferocity and sheer readiness to kill displayed by the average Hive Ganger could be put to use within the Imperial Guard. Giving an Underhiver a reliable weapon that doesn't jam every few shots, regular hot meals and plenty of targets to kill (with little consequences) means that most of them would settle in fairly well, I reckon.

I figure that as Necromunda is one of the Imperium's foremost industrial planets, the Ripperjacks would be well-armed and well-equipped. The picture I posted above has always inspired me, and I want to base them around that 'look'. I mean I can certainly imagine that Hivers would be exceptional looters, and might scrounge up weapons and wargear to suppliment their typical uniforms and battlegear, but I don't want them to start looking too unruly or rag-tag. I like the idea that the Commissars and training Sergeants can beat them into shape and form them into a disciplined fighting machine. I can imagine trinkets and holy icons and the like, items that gangers believe will ensure their continued survival, but... I don't want them to end up looking like Savlar Chem-Dogs.

I figure that the Necromundan-pattern lasgun would be the mainstay of the regiment, enduring after far more exotic weaponry has failed. Ideally, I'd use heavy stubbers in some form but I doubt the codex will let me. (Unless I count them as a special weapon of some kind.) I see these guys as being at their most useful in cityfights and tunnel-fights, really, though the Necromundan Spiders were noted for ordinary Guard-type battles so I think they could be relatively versatile.

The regiment would be mixed-gender (due to House Escher). I figure the officer corps would be drawn from the Noble Houses of Hive Primus. This is a picture by Blanche from the Necromunda rulebook:

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Ripperjacks/Blanche.jpg

Though I'm not sure about the crazy searchlight, he does seem to bear a number of similarities to the top picture - the longcoat, the breastplate - I do think there's some mileage in this look being a basis for officers, as it keeps them seperate and distinct from the Krieg, who for this project are a little too WW1-styled.

Which reminds me - one of the things I like about the picture at the top is that the trooper bears "PAX" on his breastplate - "Peace". I like that sort of grim humour in these guys. :)


-----------

Another thought I had was that when using Ogryn rules, I could use Scalies, a member of the "Scavvy" gangs. I figure that the assault 3 ripper guns could be represented by the Harpoon gun spearing through multiple enemies, a rule that they have in Necromunda. I figure that they would stand apart from the bulk of the regiment, a little like Ogryn.

These are some of the various Scaly models, though I'm likely going to be GSing Ogryns:

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Ripperjacks/Necromunda_Scavvy_Scaly_Body_1.jpg
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Ripperjacks/Necromunda_Scavvy_Scaly_Body_2.jpg
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Ripperjacks/Scaly_with_harpoon.jpg


So. I'd love some help on any of the following issues:


-> Commissars. What might Commissars look like? How would I distinguish them from the ordinary Necromundans?
-> Heavy Weapons? Any ideas for different-looking Heavy weapons?
-> Officers. How might I make these different to line troopers?
-> Regimental Banner/Symbol. I'd love some sort of symbol I could paint onto tanks or shoulderpads, or something for the Regimental/Company Standards. I figured a stylised Ripperjack, something along the lines of the Tyranids depicted on Ultramarines banners, but I'm not sure.
-> Concepts for new and improved abhuman 'Scalies' based off the existing Ogryn models, wielding vicious Harpoon guns.
-> Any ideas you have of making them distinct or different from existing GW IG ranges.


Thanks in advance!

rcal13
27-02-2009, 16:15
well commissars could be done with enforer models, this would be fitting with the fluff of the army, Are you willing to do forge world your command squads could be death corp and gs the armor over the great coat. I am looking forward to seeing this go. Hay If you want rough riders I will post pics of one on bikes that O have start based on the new scout bikes. They were orginaly for a pdfd gang in an ash waste session that has now turned to almost a full squad (7) I have put them on hold till the codex comes out.

Commissar Molotov
27-02-2009, 16:22
Thanks for the comment, Rcal. I've got a number of Enforcer models (my group is heavily into Necromunda) but I don't think that they'd work as Commissars. My reasoning for that is that the Enforcers are sanctioned by Helmawr and work effectively as the Necromundan police. They arrest the gangers and "deport" them to the Imperial Guard, but the Commissariat is a different organisation, part of the Imperial Guard. The Enforcers don't leave Necromunda. I don't want people to think the Ripperjacks are a penal regiment. I want to try to make them distinct from Cadians and from the Savlar Chem-Dogs. That's why I made the comments about wanting them to not look too "rag-tag".

I've looked at the Krieg models but they're a little too WW1 for my tastes - the wraps around their legs, their boots, the style of their lasguns, their shoulderpads, their helmets, their gasmasks would all have to be changed so I think they'd end up being far too much work to be really cost-effective.

If you post up your Rough Riders in a thread I'd be glad to see them, but I've never really been that into Rough Riders as a unit (aside from the Tallarn Mukaali) and I think, as you said, that they'd be better suited as an Ash Wastes unit rather than an underhive one.

OutOfContext
27-02-2009, 18:06
-> Commissars. What might Commissars look like? How would I distinguish them from the ordinary Necromundans?
-> Heavy Weapons? Any ideas for different-looking Heavy weapons?
-> Officers. How might I make these different to line troopers?
-> Regimental Banner/Symbol. I'd love some sort of symbol I could paint onto tanks or shoulderpads, or something for the Regimental/Company Standards. I figured a stylised Ripperjack, something along the lines of the Tyranids depicted on Ultramarines banners, but I'm not sure.
-> Concepts for new and improved abhuman 'Scalies' based off the existing Ogryn models, wielding vicious Harpoon guns.
-> Any ideas you have of making them distinct or different from existing GW IG ranges.


Why not make commissars more like enforcers? Basically a guy with a big truncheon-thing and/or electro-prod. But I don't know how that would make him exectute officers.
I personally like the idea of heavy weapons on stilts, and the gunner stands and swings the gun on the pivot. Or, one guy carries/fires the gun standing and the spotter, stands behind holding the ammo. Like the Krieg heavy flamer.
Officers = studded, long coats :D
I like the idea of stylised 'Nids :)
I think the image of lots of studs/rivets/extra armour plates on the troopers would look pretty nice.

That's probably no help, but oh well :)

Commissar Molotov
27-02-2009, 19:10
With regards to the Regimental insignia, I talked to Tiberius today on his lunchbreak and he worked up this quickly:

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Ripperjacks/ripperjack-badge.jpg

Obviously the wings would need slight work to bring them closer to a Ripperjack shape, and we both agreed that an XIX in the top red section would look quite cool, but that's the concept I'm working on thus far - what do you reckon?

Commissar Molotov
04-04-2009, 00:07
Hey once again, guys. No pictures in this update, unfortunately, though I have some interesting stuff.

-> Firstly, I've continued with the Space Wolves, and I've got something in the order of ten Grey Hunters. I'm fiddling around with them, hoping to get them ready for the new Codex (when it eventually comes out) and then I'll be somewhat ahead of the curve. Fluff-wise, I've decided to go for the Great Company of Jotun Bearclaw. WD245 features an article where it mentions that Bearclaw and his forces refused to return to Fenris, citing the temporal effects of long warp travel (though the Imperial scribe writing the report suggests that he thinks something more untoward may be the cause.)

I'm going to go for a darker grey for them, somewhat akin to the older pre-heresy style Space Wolves. I'm likely going to use El_Diablo's Relictors tutorial to get the sort of grey I want.

-> It was my birthday on Tuesday (the 31st) and I got a bunch of Legion of the Damned models from my brother. Waaay too many of the old Devastators, but I've got about twenty-six models - including a Sergeant Centurius figure, which I was quite chuffed with, so I'll eventually be getting around to that. Expect pictures on Monday of those guys.

-> I got to read through the Imperial Guard codex on Wednesday and there were some really cool bits in there. I'm quite impressed by it, and perhaps importantly there's nothing that should heavily impact my plans to make my Necromundan guardsmen - aside from the fact that I need a LOT of Command Squad legs. In order to not go insane through endless intricate conversion I'll probably make the force mechanised, not sure about that.

-> I'm getting towards the end of the final year of my degree, so once I'm done with that I'm going to embark on an assembly-line paint of my Orks in an attempt to try to put together a battle-worthy force that can face El_Diablo at Games Day 2009.

-> I'm a player of "INQ28" which is a version of the Inquisitor rules-set in 40k scale, and I've recently seen the new Primaris Psyker model:

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/m2450179_99060105260_IGPrimarisPsyk.jpg

Looking at it, I really think he'd make a great Inquisitor with just a little bit of work, so I'm going to be tackling him when the models are released...

-> Lastly from my end, I recently finished the Blood Bowl trilogy by Matt Forbeck, and I'm really keen to paint a Blood Bowl team... I might have to hold off for that Xbox360 game... :(

-> If you liked the Renegades I posted recently, Nick's put up a bunch more of his Necromunda gang in this thread (http://warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=185687).

So, that's my rambling for now, feel free to comment on any aspect of it and I'll try to get some Legion of the Damned pictures up on Monday.

Hadriel Caine
04-04-2009, 00:47
thw wolf lord looks awesome, the wolf tails really finishes it off (ahem). loving the gs work here ,very precise conversiosn that will look natural when painted!

Commissar Molotov
06-04-2009, 23:11
Well, here are a few snaps I managed to upload before I lost light today:

Here's Centurius in his glory:

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Corner/Centurius-0001.jpg

My first LOTD squad, WIP:

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Corner/LOTD-0001.jpg


I've been planning on recreating this piece of artwork, only having a Sword Bearer instead of a Blood Angel:

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/toppic1.jpg

And the poor Sword Bearer waiting to be rescued by the Legion:

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Corner/LOTD-0002.jpg

kiwichild
07-04-2009, 14:32
I say old chap,

more bloody huge marine work please:D And is he per-chance primarch true scale?;)

Really like the axe you used on your relictors captain, which chaos box is that from?

Commissar Molotov
14-05-2009, 12:57
My degree is finally over!

Now I can concentrate on some modelling. I've put in a mail order that should get here in the next two days. My main goals are:

- To convert the Primaris Psyker into an Inquisitor.
- To construct a Necromundan Guardsman
- To create a Deathwatch Space Marine from the Sword Bearers
- Some assorted other Inquisitor stuff.

s I mentioned earlier, I'm keen on creating something akin to this guy:

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/Ripperjacks/Z_NecroIG.jpg

With the release of the Cadian Command Squad, here's my WIP attempt:

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/inq28/Ripperjack-0001.jpg
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/inq28/Ripperjack-0002.jpg

I've also proceeded on my Primaris/Inquisitor conversion, making a rune-staff similar to Eisenhorn's:
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/inq28/Hoth-0001.jpg

Hopefully my parcel from GW will arrive soon!

Tommygun
14-05-2009, 13:11
That guardsman is a very good approximation.
Could you get a flying skull off of a space marine's chest plate?

precinctomega
14-05-2009, 13:20
Nice stuff, Mol.

R.

Commissar Molotov
14-05-2009, 13:31
@Tommygun: Cheers! I was going to use one of the Officer torsos from the Cadian Command squad (which included an armoured plate over the chest) but I settled for the tank commander torso instead; I figured it worked better. I'm not after a 100% slavish likeness.

@precinctomega: Thanks! I was going to post them on the Conclave but the rules regarding INQ28 are confused so I figured I'd leave it. Statlines and the like might make an appearance soon though.

Tourniquet
14-05-2009, 14:04
-> Commissars would look like commissars. Long black coat, peaked hat. You could of course customise them a bit to be inline with your army. But in general they look similar (Look at Yarrick and Gaunt. Both have slight variations but the same base look. Same with Krieg Commissars)
Remember commissars are trained at the same place, then attached to Imperial regiments.
-> Since they are Gangers, you could try and beef up a model and have them carrying the heavy weapons, instead of trundle carts. Like wise you could use “short tube” missiles. Instead of the long ones. I imagine as gangers they would have ways of coming across more compact heavy weapons. I would keep away from Lascannons since they would be hard for gangers to get, and I imagine when inducted they would keep t what they know.
-> Officers could be painted in a another colour. Or carry more gang trophys. It really depends what you want their back ground to be.
Squad leaders could have ganger trophy’s as ex gang thug group leaders. Detachment officers on the other hand could be nobles. So different colour (see here blue) and more ornate weapons/armour.
-> Why not do something slightly resembling a Hive City, with a dagger through it?
-> You could run the scalies as orgyns.
-> Don’t forget snipers. I think gangers would make use of Sharp Shooters rather often. These could be played as rattling snipers. Another Idea is play them as Veteran units as well. Since they are gangers they would be very experienced by the time they are inducted. This will reduce the amount of conversions you need to do, but still give you a very effective army.


I really like how your wolves are comming along. They look very wolfy :)

Commissar Molotov
14-05-2009, 21:42
Alas, it seems I'm just not going to get around to an entire IG army of these guys, even as mecahnised infantry. Luckily, thisguy was created for INQ28, and is a way for me to pay homage to a piece of art I've always enjoyed without the ordeal of replicating it sixty+ times.

Commissar Molotov
15-05-2009, 00:50
Along with Inquisitor Hoth and his retinue, at the moment I'm working on a Tzeentchian Cult, which'll be made from Necromunda Redemptionists. I like the irony in using the models, but it's also somewhat the case that Chaos Cultists and the most zealous Imperial Cultists can be very similar indeed. One need only look at the Death Cult Assassins to see that!

Here's the models I managed to find in my bitzbox:

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/inq28/Tzeentchian-0001.jpg
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/inq28/Tzeentchian-0002.jpg

I'm going to do some minor converting, probably adding some small Chaos talismans and the like. Most of the Tzeentchian flavour will come in the painting stages - I see them having purple robes with blue warpfire (instead of the traditional Redemptionist red). I'm possibly going to remove the KKK-esque headgear on the Priest and the Deacon, in which case I'll sculpt some hoods for them.

Marshal2Crusaders
15-05-2009, 02:42
What ever you do, do not paint them white. Other than that I love these models for chaos cultists, as they look like the Death Eaters from one of the old Harry Potter movies, which were the most BA cultists ever.

Commissar Molotov
15-05-2009, 18:55
Haha, don't worry, I wouldn't make that mistake. Here's another WIP of the Tzeentchians. The hoods aren't done; this is just the base GS work I've laid down for them last night. I like how the dynamic of the model(s) has changed so much by taking away their KKK hoods.

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/inq28/Tzeentchian-0005.jpg


Also today we have a Rogue Trader of some sort, using Kal Jericho and Sergeant Telion (at the moment). I'm still fiddling around with a set-up for the arms.

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/inq28/RogueTrader-0001.jpg

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/inq28/RogueTrader-0002.jpg

A better picture of Inquisitor Hoth:
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/inq28/Hoth-0002.jpg

Commissar Molotov
15-05-2009, 18:57
Hoth's current nemesis, Inquisitor Adorno:
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/inq28/Adorno-0002.jpg
(We'll be seeing some of Adorno's retinue soon, including a daemonhost...)

Also, a surprise I'm working on: A truescale Space Marine...

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/inq28/Truescale-0001.jpg

Xarius
15-05-2009, 19:44
vewy nice indeedy

precinctomega
15-05-2009, 19:57
Lovely stuff, Mol. As for the Conclave, Inq28 stuff is fine for the P&M forum, but it does need to be very explicitly miniatures purpose-built for use in games of Inquisitor rather than miniatures plucked from . As these fit the bill, you should have no trouble including them in a plog on the 'clave.

I particularly like the Telion head on Jerico's body. When I bought Telion and realized that his head came separately, I just [i]had to put it to one side for a future project, as it deserved a more imaginative use than just the body it came with. I've since seen a few examples of the head on alternate bodies, but the Jerico-Telion combo is the best I've seen yet!

I think he'd look awesome as a sniper.

R.

Commissar Molotov
15-05-2009, 20:13
Ah, thanks for the clarification! I've posted in the P+M forum. :)

Commissar Molotov
16-05-2009, 01:21
A bit of an impromptu update, hence the lame pictures, but I stopped fiddling with the truescale marine for today - for my first TS marine, I'm quite pleased:

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/inq28/Truescale-0002.jpg
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/inq28/Truescale-0003.jpg

Commissar Molotov
16-05-2009, 12:33
Anyway, a few more pictures to show you what I've been fiddling around with this morning:

First up, a mockup of the Rogue. It's not glued, which is why it's slightly wonky.

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/inq28/Rogue-0003.jpg

I've also taken the Yriel of Iyanden model, hoping to make it into a Rogue Trader. It unfortunately appears that I'm going to have to resculpt the legs. It affords me the opportunity to make him more pirate-y, though - I was figuring knee-high boots and the like.

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/inq28/Yriel-0001.jpg
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/inq28/Yriel-0002.jpg

As an Eldar he's slighter than a human, and the Cadian arms I tried didn't really suit - but I tested it with this krieg arm. Even if I don't end up using this Krieg arm, I think FW arms might end up being the best option.

Commissar Molotov
16-05-2009, 12:34
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/inq28/Truescale-0005.jpg

Quick snap of the Truescaled Deathwatch Marine in decent light.

I've also begun work on an Arbites Enforcer. Quite happy how the momentum of the entire model has changed. Here's the original sculpt:
http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/inq28/Necromunda_Enforcer_Champion_1.jpg

Here's where I'm going with it:

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/inq28/Enforcer-0001.jpg

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/inq28/Enforcer-0002.jpg

http://i189.photobucket.com/albums/z121/mnesimache/inq28/Enforcer-0003.jpg

Quite like the head, though it does remind me somewhat of Gordon Ramsay...

tcraigen
19-05-2009, 05:09
I really like the arbite I really like the head choice where is that one from? Also the rogue looks very cool I the head looks just about perfect on the kal body. Though Id want to model a 6 shooter style las gun if he were mine but thats just me.

TheDeadspace
07-06-2009, 20:51
The head is taken from Scabbs, which comes with Kal Jerico.