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rikard
17-09-2006, 11:37
first off heres the current 28mm Gotrek made by GW
Gotrek (http://uk.games-workshop.com/storefront/newimage.asp?Size=A&Img=215531)
heres the picture I have been working with
http://www.blacklibrary.com/images/books_medium/trollslayer.jpg

And here (though as yet without his weapons or hands) is my version of Gotrek, I apologise in advance but some of the details like the chain from his nose to his ear are so small I can't zoom in close enough without bluring the image.
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v600/richiboy/AUT_0297.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v600/richiboy/AUT_0296.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v600/richiboy/AUT_0295.jpg

I can't stand the current GW slayers as they all look fat and not at all as though they could take on demons and monsters one on one on top of this I really think that the Gotrek artwork above really sums up well my idea if the old worlds best (or least successful :P ) Slayer.

enjoy

Eideu
17-09-2006, 12:08
I think its a very nice sculpt,my only quarm how ever is his arms may be too low slung to hold a weapon off the ground.

G.Hawke
17-09-2006, 13:17
very nice, but yeah, the arms maybe be a bit low unless you angle the axe upwards

Hawke

Sigismundjimbob
17-09-2006, 15:58
Very nice! will b watchin this post for more

HPD_Andy
17-09-2006, 18:14
Very impresive, good reprisentation.

moredakkadakka
17-09-2006, 21:05
werent you in gw bristol on saturday ? anyway awsome work:confused:

rikard
17-09-2006, 21:45
werent you in gw bristol on saturday ? anyway awsome work:confused:

I was yes, though very breifly, are you Ben?

Quin 242
18-09-2006, 01:15
VERY cool sculpt. I have the sculpt from GW prior to that and it's a good one but yours is just plain nifty :)
Menacing looking

Captain_Wolverine
18-09-2006, 01:35
could u make me one :) please

also you doing a felix?

violenceha
18-09-2006, 07:50
excellent, much better than the latest GW Gotrek offering, also based on my favourite pic. I also like the hunched over pose, gives him that sense of malice.

rikard
18-09-2006, 10:16
Thanks everyone I have begun working on the hands (they just fit in) I shold have some more pictures up over the next few days. I hadn't planned on making Felix but I might do at some point in the future. At the moment I have also got to finish sculpting Nakai.

spikyjames
18-09-2006, 10:33
this is very very nice
what sort of time scale are you looking at for finishing this?

james

rikard
18-09-2006, 15:01
Not long hopefully no more than a week the head took me the longest and require seven different stages of sculpting as layers underneath it need to completely harden. I am however not looking forward to scupting the axe as weapons I find the hardest to sculpt.

pompeyladbfp
18-09-2006, 17:35
why not use the axe from one of the 3 versions available..

moredakkadakka
18-09-2006, 18:14
no im not i just saw it thier

spikyjames
18-09-2006, 19:12
I am however not looking forward to scupting the axe as weapons I find the hardest to sculpt.

why not use plasticard as a base for it?

james

rikard
18-09-2006, 20:32
I have got some its 0.5 mm but I think that may be just a bit too thin (will probably get some thicker stuff tomorrow) I have brown stuff too so will probably use that more.

Update: Hands now finished pictures to come soon.

rikard
21-09-2006, 12:53
Here's another update, unfortunately due to sports massage exams I will not be able to do any more work for another 8 days:(

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v600/richiboy/AUT_0298-1.jpg

speedygogo
28-09-2006, 20:32
I like the model. Good job.

TrollTyg
28-09-2006, 21:06
very nice work in deed, cant wait to see it finnished and painted.
But i cant really agree with your thinking of a real slayer, they do drink alot of beer and that gives you a belly :D
The artwok i think is the most propper one is a old one from 4th or 5th edition with some slayers (from 3-4 with the greatest in the center) looking all ready to kill.
But hey thats just my opinion you do have right to to your own and it has spawned this nice sculpt that i cant really complain on :)

Benji
19-10-2006, 04:24
Very cool! you have done what GW clearly cant and thats make a Slayers beard and mohawk look awesome. Nice sculpt

precinctomega
19-10-2006, 06:47
I'm painting the GD UK Daemonslayer at the moment. My wife summed up the fatal flaw:

"Aw! He's so cute! Why don't you paint more like him?"

Yes, dear, and that'll be why I'm only painting this d*mn thing to sell on eBay...

I love this Slayer, though. I'd play Dwarfs if they all looked this kick-ass.

R.

Astromarine
19-10-2006, 08:40
gratz on your sculpting skill, man, it looks very nice. However, I'd like to see a side picture, because in this last pic you posted the legs and torso seem *completely* out of proportion.

Tulkas
19-10-2006, 16:57
I think you'll find that's how GW portays all of their Dwarfs. Real stunty legs (hence the nickname). But props to your sculpting skills though, because as was said before, this is one of the first slayer miniatures I've seen (make that the first) that actually look impressive and that have a BEARD instead of a "chunk o' hair".

Zodiac
19-10-2006, 21:20
Far better than anything I can make! I love it.. Very evil looking!
gotta love the eye patch! keep up the good work!