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monkey child
25-06-2007, 17:11
I`ve been wanting to start a log for ages but was without a camera, however through an incredably complicated and convoluted plan I have managed to convince the missus that we need one, all it took was to give her a baby mwha ha ha
Any hoo I am broke most of the time and tend to collect for display rather than play so I tend not to make squads but rather little groups of individuals or characters. all are converted and Ive recently started sculpting ( which I actually prefer to painting so with out further adoo.


first up SGT. Stone I saw this fellow in the INQ rule book and loved him,how can you not love a guy who wants to fight nids in hth.Ive tried to make him look like the pic in the rulebook, hes basically some cadian heavy weapons legs with a scratchbuilt torso and arms and a monified catachan head
front

http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/DSCF0030.jpg
side
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/DSCF0056.jpg

rear
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/DSCF0057.jpg

Next up still very much wok in progress cpl clemmy

http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/DSCF0045.jpg

this ones a scratch build, eventually I`m going to have a handfull of these to represent stones squad mates.

scrubout
25-06-2007, 17:14
Very awesome monkey. The gs work is superb and I'm really impressed with Sgt. Stone's paint job...he looks pretty mental.

-scrubout

calcipher
25-06-2007, 17:25
Very nice Sgt Stone. Forgive my ignorance but hes a character from Inquisitor right?

monkey child
25-06-2007, 17:31
cheers
Heres some more of CPl clemmy to in other angles
front
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/DSCF0059.jpg
rear
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/DSCF0060.jpg

next up is my drop sgt, Karvan he`s kicking bottoms and scowling at people, he actually started life as an empire milita and I will at some point get my **** into gear and finish the rest of his squad who are half finished ( or indeed half started)
front
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/DSCF0061.jpg
rear
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/DSCF0063.jpg
monkeyedit: calcipher, Yeah hes basically mentioned in the character section of the book to me he just sums up the guard way of thinking" hey why don`t we stick wierd glands in troopers and see what happens?"
" wont it kill them"
" well not all of them"
" cool thats a net gain"

Melchiah
25-06-2007, 17:35
Oh snap hes got skills. I thought he was just another pretty face.:p

poom
25-06-2007, 17:40
great work!

monkey child
25-06-2007, 17:40
Oh snap hes got skills. I thought he was just another pretty face.:p

And I`ve got some zombies coming for you;)

monkey child
25-06-2007, 17:44
Heres my boys
doc bub and porta
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/DSCF0053.jpg

filthy herman cletus and Bert
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/DSCF0055.jpg

larry hank and billy bob

http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/DSCF0052.jpg

Thats may zacks for now, but there is a zombie on a pogo stick in the works and he`s furious:evilgrin:

scrubout
25-06-2007, 17:45
Please tell me how you did Keravan's gun. That is one of the cooler one's I've seen people convert in a while.

Hmm, nice zed by the way.

-scrubout

monkey child
25-06-2007, 17:54
Please tell me how you did Keravan's gun. That is one of the cooler one's I've seen people convert in a while.

-scrubout

If I remember Its just a catachan lasgun ( they have the longer barrel shorter stock) and cut of the barrel flush with the stock, you get the muzzel and glue that where the barrel comes out. The box mag is just a bit of sprue sliced to the right thickness, then shave the bottom edges so its
/ \
\ /
like that. Then just build up the stock along the bottom with green stuff and make the front underslug light/gizmo with layers of pva. the tracker geegog on the side is just a wedge of gs.
did that make any sense, as Ive just confused myself

scrubout
25-06-2007, 18:00
Makes perfect sense, thank you.

-scrubout

monkey child
25-06-2007, 18:08
Next up we`ve got everyones favourite crime fighting inquisitor Eisenhorn, I did this a while ago and I`m not to pleased with the trousers and boots, so at some point they`ll be getting redone.
front
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/DSCF0068.jpg
rear
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/DSCF0069.jpg

This is my tribute to one of my favourite white dwarf covers
Generic cadian charging and shouting! just some cadian legs and a scratch built body and arms and custom lasgun, with a cadian sgt head on top. for those of you with beady little eyse and good memories. Yes! his com set is on the wrong ear which actually made more trouble than you would expect because his cable is supposed go from his ear to the com set, to his pack and having it on the wrong side through it all out of kielter. but we got there in the end.
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/DSCF0048.jpg
And finally ( for tonight) black hawk down stylee shouting sgt type fellow, he`s got some friends Ill be posting up at some point
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/DSCF0049.jpg

dr.oetk3r
25-06-2007, 20:37
I love that cadian!!!!!!

jasevx
26-06-2007, 08:57
Two points, one your GS work is awesome, two get decent pictures! these need to be seen at there best.

bram kuijpers
26-06-2007, 10:45
nice gs skils for a monkey

monkey child
26-06-2007, 11:02
Thanks for the kind works everyone.

I will try and get these pictures a bit clearer, but I`m still on a bit of a learning curve as I only got it yesterday and technology really seems to have some kind of vendetta against me.

first we have a long las armed guards men, who will eventually get painted in kind of beige and tan fatigues, pretty much a scrtch apart from the head and rifle
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/DSCF0077.jpg

next we have the rather unamused looking brother faust, Astartes of the Imperial fists, currently seconded to deathwatch.

http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/DSCF0064-1.jpg

next a team shot of my delta stylee boys, those crazy coca cola swilling maverick renegades fighting for truth justice and the Imperial way. I did the painting on these just as I was getting back into the hobby so its a bit rough and ready.
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/DSCF0088.jpg

and some of their team mates who are still waiting for my some what damaged brain to remember they exist and finish them.
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/DSCF0084.jpg

Dark Apostle197
26-06-2007, 11:12
I want more! Show us more! LOL that is some nice stuff you got there.

jasevx
26-06-2007, 11:14
Got to say those vets are amazing!

bram kuijpers
26-06-2007, 11:16
Got to say those vets are amazing!



i agree they totaly kick ass

monkey child
26-06-2007, 11:29
Thanks every one, aw shucks now I`m blushing

next up we have that crazy blue fellow from Nu earth, Id been playing far too much of the rogue trooper game and just did it for some thing to do.

http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/DSCF0081.jpg

next fausts partner in xenos extermination big angry space wolf.

http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/DSCF0083.jpg

next A support weapon for my boys, I don`t like the idea of guard having bolters so made up a tripod mounted multilaser, which still needs a load of tidying up
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/DSCF0085.jpg

and because everyone sould have at least one stereotypical hulking ***** with a big gun, heres Derrick
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/DSCF0071.jpg

bobert the great clen one
26-06-2007, 11:50
we are not worthy monkey child we are not worthy!

Ross
26-06-2007, 14:35
Good gravy Monkey Child, these are fantastic!! I really can't pick one over the other, these are just cool!!!

Remember as Spiderwar-Manseer said:

"With great photo's comes greater responses!!"


Yeah, think about it :D

Catferret
26-06-2007, 14:36
Multilaser counts as Heavy Bolter? Tis an idea we Edinburgers had too. Although TBH most players around here just get to use them as Multilasers.

Either way, nice work. Your GSing is really cool. Just wish the photos were a little clearer so I could give better feedback. ;)

Dominus Ex Machina
26-06-2007, 14:41
Wowowow, most impressive! I really like the "delta boys". Awesome work, keep it up, I'm looking forward to seeing more!

skidrow
26-06-2007, 14:57
Love your work, truly amazing sculpting. Now with your pics, just check the book that probably came with your camera and make sure you are using the Macro function. You'll need this for close ups. Some of the pics came out not too bad so you may already have it on but just make sure. Also a thing that I found out with my camera is that if you are not using a flash then you really need to use a tripod or something to hold the camera completely still. Also I have to give my camera a sort of half press on the shoot button before I take a pic so that the auto focus does it's thing. If I don't they come out quite blurry like yours.
Hope this helps you a bit, it's just some things I would have loved to have been told when I first started taking pics of these things too.
Keep up the good work, looking forward to more.. :D

monkey child
26-06-2007, 15:08
Quick up date on cpl clemmy, Iv`e finally got my **** in to gear and started painting him. Iv`e also added some goggly things as the original head sculpt I made had a bit of an overhang on the eyes, and it made the face look a bit daft.
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/DSCF0094.jpg

next we have one of karvans boys still being painted at the moment.
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/DSCF0041.jpg

and a couple of still in the sculping phase

http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/DSCF0087.jpg
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/DSCF0086-1.jpg
monkey edit: skidrow yeah Ive got it in the macro setting, I think your right that I may need a tripod, it does the autofucus fine one time then terribly the next, Ive just got to convince the missus that I wont be able to take baby photos without a tripod lol.

monkey child
27-06-2007, 10:25
Right I think Im finally getting the hang of my camera, so Ive got a couple of retakes of some previous shots and a couple of new faces,
First new face Klaus the hardbitten morheim chap, basically a stock milita with gsed breastplate, thigh plates, chain mail surcoat and a helmet. Ive gone for quite a grimy blood stained look on him as I can`t get away with these guys fighting with swords without blood all over them.

http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/DSCF0107.jpg

next we have a reshoot of Stone, just because he`s my favouiteand I wasn`t happy with the previous shots

http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/DSCF0108.jpg

next we have Rhames, the Idea for this is basically Idea for a planet thats main hive complexes have become infested with zombies, the planets survivors have built little for towns to survive and this guy will eventually be part of an arbite/enforcer/zombie culling team.

http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/DSCF0106.jpg

and lastly a retake of my cadian hopefully this one is much clearer and you can actually se his flak armour

http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/DSCF0100.jpg

jasevx
27-06-2007, 10:51
much better with the photos!

monkey child
02-07-2007, 11:14
I havent been getting much painting/sculpting in this weekend due to work so its only a small up date on cpl clemmy and a new fellow by the name of pvt. pebble

first up clemmy
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/DSCF0119.jpg

http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/DSCF0117.jpg

I decided I didn`t like the head I had so I ended up using a hasslefree one instaed with the top taken off to added the metal plating and then added a metal eypatch, also there was some roughness where the old head was removed so I added some dog tags to clean it up a bit.

Pvt pebble is very much WIP and only the basics are there so far, he will eventual be armed with a short sword and buckler. With the short sword arm up ready to thrust and the shield arm low.

http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/DSCF0118.jpg

and because Ive only used three pics I`ll add another delta boy, I`m thinking of making this one a bit snipery

http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/DSCF0112.jpg

jasevx
02-07-2007, 11:41
you have a very steady hand, this is coming along leaps and bounds!

Ross
02-07-2007, 12:49
Ho-ley-crap, Now that's some characters there. Once the page finaly loaded ;) my mouth was on the floor. Magnificent GS mods with a top paint job!!

I love Klaus, Stone's brilliant and Clemmy's coming along superbly!!

calcipher
02-07-2007, 12:56
mmmm...I "think" these might be as awesome as sgt stone....but...I cant see them mate! take a better photo dammmit!!!

thewizardofoz
02-07-2007, 19:08
awesome stuff, monkeychild. you're really good at this.

ya know, you should make a model of your avatar. that would be neat.

monkey child
04-07-2007, 22:29
Thanks for the kind words everyone, Its being slow going at the moment as the missus is pregnant and Ive just found out we`re having a little girl :D, so weve been on the go going round telling every one.
Any hoo heres pvt, clemmy, he was going to have a gladius and buckler but I think he looks a bit to butch for such a piddly weapon so Ive given him a bloody great club instead.
front on
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/DSCF0120.jpg

and heres cpl clemmy who`s still being worked on and will get sorted properly once everything calmed down on the home front.

http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/DSCF0122.jpg

monkey child
09-07-2007, 16:10
Righty oh Ive been a bit busy at the moment so things are coming somewhat slowly, but a little progress is being made.

first up cpl clemmy is pretty much done I just need to base him.
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/DSCF0126.jpg

next we have pvt Pebble, hes an angry angry man and hes stolen someones washing line post.

http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/DSCF0123.jpg

and lastly Ive got bored of gland warriors ( for the moment ) so Ive started some skittari, I`m going to make a mold of the head and torso and make a few of these.

obviously very WIP

http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/DSCF0125.jpg

calcipher
09-07-2007, 16:17
I can see clearly now!! and I was right, they are awesome!

monkey child
10-07-2007, 12:12
Ive been working on my Skittari fellow and hes just about done all hes needing now is another arm and possibly some kind of back pack.
front
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/DSCF0127.jpg

rear
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/DSCF0128.jpg

and lastly just a little shot of my work space, the most dissorganised and cramped bit of desk in the world. Not only that the missus keeps knocking things over when she uses the computer:mad:
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/DSCF0091.jpg

Dark Apostle197
10-07-2007, 12:14
I am utterly jealous, that is all I can say lol.

jasevx
10-07-2007, 12:16
another member of Dads Army to be!

nice progress with the skitarri

monkey child
11-07-2007, 11:41
Pretty much finished the skittari, Now I just need to get into a painting mood again as Im getting a bit of a back log.
But without further ado I give you Barry the skittari

http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/DSCF0129.jpg

http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/DSCF0132.jpg

http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/DSCF0131.jpg

http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/DSCF0130.jpg

asmodai_dark86
11-07-2007, 11:49
Now THATS what a skitari should look like (maybe square off some of the edges butim picky).

Well done fella :)

monkey child
11-07-2007, 11:55
Now THATS what a skitari should look like (maybe square off some of the edges butim picky).

Well done fella :)

cheers, looking at it I think your right, I`ll try and sharpen some of theose edges up a bit.

monkey child
17-07-2007, 16:10
Ive again been fairly busy at the moment so just a little update on the skittari chap.
front
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/DSCF0134.jpg

rear
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/DSCF0135.jpg

monkey child
19-07-2007, 13:27
Ive finally finished my skittari, and now I`m fancying making either a gunfighter or an anti terrorist ( watching too much ultimate force) or a well equipped spec ops stylee alpha legion infiltrator ( possibly with some astartes enhancements).
Any hoo heres barry the skittari,
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/DSCF0141.jpg

http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/DSCF0139.jpg

http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/DSCF0140.jpg

http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/DSCF0138.jpg

Ive just noticed how rough the shading on his tabard looks so Im cleaning that up now.

monkey child
24-07-2007, 11:29
Ive been again a bi busy this week so just one new chap, he started off as a gun fighter and was going to have two pistols crossed but I was out of real scale guns and GW ones looked silly so Ive used a modified las pistol and knife in a kind of Snake cqc pose, hes going to be painted up in greys ala sneaking suit. Hes still in need of a little cleaning up but you can see where hes going.

http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/DSCF0145.jpg

http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/DSCF0147.jpg

http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/DSCF0148.jpg

I was planning on doing some alpha legion marines and cultists but when I went to buy them I ended up getting kroot :confused: so Kroot mercs it is.

jasevx
24-07-2007, 11:33
you ever thought about casting these?

monkey child
24-07-2007, 11:40
I looked in to it before, but it seemed a little expensive. And anything that makes mess or takes up room gets the missus riled up. So other than making the odd GS mould for heads or what not Ive not really given it a real go, If any one has any idea where theres some guides, I`d be much obliged:)

Ross
24-07-2007, 14:20
Ive just noticed how rough the shading on his tabard looks so Im cleaning that up now.

Gotta love the exploded pics ;)

Top work again MC, while the whole thing (barry) looks great that lasgun's just brilliant!!


Top work on the GS spec ops dude, is that whole model made from GS?!?!?

monkey child
24-07-2007, 15:31
Gotta love the exploded pics ;)

Top work again MC, while the whole thing (barry) looks great that lasgun's just brilliant!!


Top work on the GS spec ops dude, is that whole model made from GS?!?!?
Yeah its all GS apart from the head, Im to lazy to do them myself and the ones I try to do either look like ogres or orks :cries:

Ross
24-07-2007, 15:35
That my dear sir is amazing!! Should get you to do some wastelanders for me and send 'em over when you're done ;)

Melchiah
24-07-2007, 16:26
Thats some fine work on the crotch there monkey.

monkey child
24-07-2007, 17:33
Thats some fine work on the crotch there monkey.

Why thank you for noticing, I got this cream out of a magazine you rub it on twice a day and it supposed... Oh you mean the mini, thanks;)

Ross if you ever want anything knocking up for your wasteland log just give me a shout, its all good practice:)

jasevx
25-07-2007, 09:16
I looked in to it before, but it seemed a little expensive. And anything that makes mess or takes up room gets the missus riled up. So other than making the odd GS mould for heads or what not Ive not really given it a real go, If any one has any idea where theres some guides, I`d be much obliged:)

Speak to Doc Thunder, he's already successfully done it with his female cadians

Ross
25-07-2007, 10:25
Why thank you for noticing, I got this cream out of a magazine you rub it on twice a day and it supposed... Oh you mean the mini, thanks

Now that's humour :D ;)



Ross if you ever want anything knocking up for your wasteland log just give me a shout, its all good practice

I'll have to come up with something I thinks near impossible and set you to work!! :)

monkey child
26-07-2007, 10:22
Just a quick up date on my, infiltrating, sneaky special forces chap, still a work in progress and Im not sure about he colour of the strapping ect, I may stick with leather or might go for black. Ive also neatened up some of the rough area`s added a trigger finger/guard and given him a playful fringe and head band combo.

http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/DSCF0149.jpg
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/DSCF0150.jpg
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/DSCF0151.jpg

Catferret
26-07-2007, 13:43
I'd probably go for darker straps. The light brown doesn't seem quite right to my eye. Scorched Brown with Dark Flesh highlights maybe?

bobert the great clen one
26-07-2007, 14:13
quick question what do you use to undercoat yur models ?

cheers

rob

monkey child
26-07-2007, 16:31
quick question what do you use to undercoat yur models ?

cheers

rob
I tend to use foundry paints for my base coat them, for this guy I used charcoal black for the body ( dark grey) and white for the head. Although I generally work from a black undercoat but I running low on black paint.

Quick up date on my sneaky chap, I would have gone for a darker brown as Catferret suggested but all I have other than graveyard is bestial brown and it looked a bit odd, and as most of the shadowing is black and dark grey I decided against black, All theres left to do now is his head and weapons.
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/DSCF0152.jpg

And as I got my new box of Kroot the other day I`m still just playing around with the options at the moment but heres some initial work on Colin the Kroot.
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/DSCF0153.jpg

Ross
26-07-2007, 16:54
Infiltrator's coming along superbly MC :)

I love the chanmail on the kroot, damn I love chanmail!! :)

monkey child
26-07-2007, 17:00
Infiltrator's coming along superbly MC :)

I love the chanmail on the kroot, damn I love chanmail!! :)

I`m actually making myself a chain mail coif at the moment, you can`t beat it, its like man knitting :D

Ross
26-07-2007, 17:02
For live action RPG or just decoration?

(ha ha, man knitting :D )

monkey child
26-07-2007, 17:05
I`m not sure yet, If I get a full hauberk and coif done I`m either going to look into reenactments, or become a slightly unhinged chav hunting vigilante.

Ross
26-07-2007, 17:10
Oh Oh Oh Oh, "become a slightly unhinged chav hunting vigilante," be that one :D

Catferret
27-07-2007, 01:07
I`m actually making myself a chain mail coif at the moment, you can`t beat it, its like man knitting :D

That's how I describe it. I've got a pile of steel rings waiting to be put together to finish my full chain coat.

monkey child
27-07-2007, 09:09
That's how I describe it. I've got a pile of steel rings waiting to be put together to finish my full chain coat.

Out of interest what weaving ( is it classed as weaving?) method do you use, I started with the 4 into one method, but found it that time consuming doing it in strips, especially when they twist, so in the end I just made a skeleton of the coif and just build onto it.

Catferret
27-07-2007, 12:43
I cheat and use the method often mistakenly called ringmail. It uses 2 sizes of ring, 6mm and 12mm. The 12mm rings are linked together using the 6mm. It's pretty fast in comparison and still looks pretty good. It also weighs a fair bit less than conventional chain. Haven't tried making a coif, it looks too fiddly for me.

monkey child
06-08-2007, 16:05
Ive just being pottering about recently, but Ive got a good few colonial marine-esqe troopers coming from em4. Ive just about finished my first one, Ive gone for a fairly simple colour scheme just to speed up painting.
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/DSCF0137-1.jpg

Next Ive just being going through some of my old bits and have started mucking about with an old vaan sarr leader
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/DSCF0138-1.jpg

And heres a wolf looking chappy Im doing aswell.
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/DSCF0139-1.jpg

Ross
08-08-2007, 00:10
Those colonial mini's remind me of the Starship Troopers (from the movie's of the same name), they look great with the added detail :)

Nice grab on the 'ancient' (or just really old) wolf head SM. Haven't seen one of those in years!!

monkey child
08-08-2007, 10:08
Those colonial mini's remind me of the Starship Troopers (from the movie's of the same name), they look great with the added detail :)
Their nice the EM4 minis Ive got an order in for a load more of them, their like 1.25 each and their great fun to paint.



Nice grab on the 'ancient' (or just really old) wolf head SM. Haven't seen one of those in years!!



I`d completely forgotten I had the wolf guy down in the depths of my bitz box, Ive got a load of old lead death company fellows as well that need some attention aswell not to mention some space crusade stuff thats looking a bit tempting too.

Melchiah
08-08-2007, 18:37
So what do you have in mind for the space wolf fellow?

monkey child
09-08-2007, 12:20
So what do you have in mind for the space wolf fellow?

I think I`m just going for a normal space wolves paint job, but I always find marines hard to paint as i`m used to painting cammo and cloth with guard chaps. Other than that I might give him a fancy back pack (wolf fur ect) and maybe wolf up his sword a bit.

Satan Dingo 420 thanks :) they will be painted eventually, but now Ive gor a load of colonial looking marines competing for my attentions.

In the mean time I found this eversor at the bottom of my bits box scowling at bottom of my bits box ( as much as some without a head can scowl) this was actually a pre-order form when the assassin minis first came out, and at some point in its life I had the great idea of cutting off his head and neuro gauntlet so Ive had to bodge together a new one.
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/DSCF0999.jpg
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/998.jpg

monkey child
13-08-2007, 19:29
Just a quick couple of pics of the colonial marines/guardsmen scallywags Im working on, not much modification on these just a change of magazine so it looks a bit more pulse rifley and the addition of las gun muzzles.
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/607.jpg
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/606.jpg
One iVe got these done Im going to get some similar ones from copplestone castings so I don't duplicate the poses so much.

Ross
13-08-2007, 23:25
The re-make of the assasin looks scarier than the original :D

Troopers are looking good too, I really like their guns (with the barrel changed), keep them coming :)

monkey child
24-08-2007, 21:28
I would be posting up my colonial marine fellows but alas I decided at the last minute that I didn`t like their guns or their colour so they're now sans weapons sitting in some brake fluid waiting to get redone with some proper guns ( hasslefree pulse rifles ftw).
I the mean time Ive just got a apc from the wargames workshop but upon comparing its front to the aliens apc I realized their sod all like it, so I professed a load of gym member ship cards from work and changed the front.

http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/apc1.jpg
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/apc2.jpg

also coming up due to too much "Gun" playing will be some kind of cowboy/injun chappy, I did some V. rough sketches today just to get the idea right in my head.
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/cowboylookingfella.jpg

I`m also planning on doing a mini of Harlon Nayl, but I want to get a pose in my head before I even think about starting him.

Catferret
24-08-2007, 22:34
I'm really looking forward to seeing what you do with Harlon Nayl.

That "injun" concept looks cool too.

glenning
25-08-2007, 11:25
Awesome conversions! You've got some great GS skills! :)

Death Korp
25-08-2007, 23:19
These minis are awsome mate. Also, can i help you in your Chav extermination program (if you do it that is :evilgrin:)?;)

DK

monkey child
28-08-2007, 03:56
Thank you gents :) Death korp, everyone is welcome on the great British Chav hunt.
I had a wee potter about last night and have ( possibly) started on Nayl`s head He still needs a little neatening up as I made him in the lags when I was playing Anarchy online last night. Ive also got a provisional pose in ind but Ive left my doodle in the car. Its basically pistol held at arms reach at about belly button level, body hunched forward whilst walking forward.
any hoo
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/harlonhead2.jpg
My colonial marine fellows are just about stripped today so I should be starting work on them today ( again) aswell.

monkey child
29-08-2007, 11:29
I was actually fairly busy yesterday ( at least miniature wise) and have mad some decent progress on harllons body and some of his legs. I need to find a suitable stand in for his hercueter (sp) naval pistol, I was fancying the assault group but I don't know if they're selling individual weapons for 3 or packs for 3 and they don`t answer emails.
Any way heres Mr Nayl so far.
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/Harlonfront.jpg
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/harlonrear.jpg
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/Harlonright.jpg
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/harlonleft.jpg

Ross
30-08-2007, 08:57
Hot damn Monkey Child, can I vistit you for a few years and you can teach me all your secrets?

monkey child
30-08-2007, 15:54
Again Ive had lots of free time today so Ive all but finished Harlon, all I need now is a gun ( im think of an unholy marrige of a desert eagle and a socom) and some hands. any hoo heres where Im up to.
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/harlonfront-1.jpg
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/harlonleft-1.jpg
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/harlonrear-1.jpg

Once nayls done I should be moving on to that injun/cowboy scallywag. Then I`m thinking of (but don`t hold me to it) doing Kara Swole, but lets face it what hot blooded man hasn`t thought of doing kara swole. Bit of blue for the dads

Catferret
31-08-2007, 00:07
I'm half way through Ravenor Returns at the moment. Hadn't read it despite loving the Eisenhorn books.

Looking forward to seeing Nayl finished. And Kara! :D

Ross
31-08-2007, 00:09
You know I googled that chicks name but came up with diddley :( Anyway, as long as it's scantly clad, you've got my full support ;)

Nayls's been done superbly those details are brilliant!!

monkey child
31-08-2007, 08:10
Cheers lads, Ross she`s unfortunately not a real person but she appears in the Ravenor books in various states of undress, including fighting dressed only in gold bodypaint. Shes also an acrobat and rather top heavy;)

Ross
31-08-2007, 08:46
Model her! Model her! Model her! Model her! Model her! Model her! Model her! Model her! Model her! Model her! Model her! Model her! Model her! Model her! Model her! Model her! Model her! Model her! Model her! Model her! Model her! Model her! Model her! Model her! Model her! Model her! Model her!

I'd like it if you tried your hand at modeling her please :)

monkey child
31-08-2007, 08:59
I`m a bit nervous about modelling a female, the anatomy looks so different ( I should bloody hope so) I just supose I`ll have to model it on lots of pictures of busty young ladies in body paint. Isn`t sculpting a biotch? That just leaves 2 problems, the missus catching me (bad boy, dirty boy, In your bed) and how the hell am I going to sculpt 1 handed:evilgrin::angel:

Ross
31-08-2007, 09:01
ROFL, good calls :evilgrin:

BDJV
31-08-2007, 09:26
Very inspiring project log! Keep up the great work!

monkey child
05-09-2007, 12:30
Ive been pottering around the last few days and gotten a little bit done harlon is pretty much done and now ready for painting, but I want to get my colonial marine looking scallywags fitted together first. I had them already to go but decided I didn`t like the guns. So Ive fitted them with pulse rifles from Hasslefree ( how I love thee) Ive got the first 5 done but for the rest Ive had to order some more. Unfortunately the minis from EM4 are slightly smaller than the copplestones ones so form now on I`ll be sticking withe the copplestone ones, which I think are more detailed anyway.

Any way heres the colonials marines so far
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/teamshot.jpg
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/wipteam.jpg

As for my planned Kara Swole, she will be done eventually and I`m looking at lots of pictures of the female form, not to help with sculpting or anything, its just good fun isn`t it:evilgrin:

jasevx
05-09-2007, 13:27
Nice to see more EM4 models on here, keep it coming!

monkey child
06-09-2007, 16:22
Jase your mini fu is strong, the dirty looking ones are em4 the rest are copplestones, I chuffed how well they fit.
Heres the Colonials so far the black in the recesses will either gotten rid of or soften, as its just there due to me changing my mind on the carapace colour, I was originally going to go for black naval security stylee, but I just looked wrong so now its either going to be olive drab or I may use the cammo out of the Film, which IRC is kind of US woodland.
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/teamhalfdone.jpg

jasevx
06-09-2007, 16:35
See where you are coming from, black is near impossible on human size models, you've chosen the right choice. What colours the uniform gona be?

monkey child
06-09-2007, 17:34
See where you are coming from, black is near impossible on human size models, you've chosen the right choice. What colours the uniform gona be?

I dont have a clue at present:D originaly as it was going to be a black chest plate I was going to go for grey fatigues, but now Im dealing with green armour I might try to add some storm green vietnammy tiger stripes. I say try because invariably whenever I try to do camoflage The mini ends up in the Dot 3, the brush out the window and I`m usually found some time later rocking gently in a corner like a small Romanion orphan:cries:

monkey child
10-09-2007, 21:01
Ive been totally neglecting my marines over the weekend basically due to the new ash wastes rules for necromunda. I downloaded it for something to read at work and now Ive got a whole bounty hunter gang planned :D My first bounty hunter is the leader (insert cool edgy bounty hunter style name here)
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/bountyhunter.jpg


my plan is to have each member to be very individual with lots of mismatching make shift armour and kit, other than that Im just going to ruthlessly steal all of Ross`s cool Ideas and act like I was planning on doing them that way anyway:evilgrin:

Catferret
10-09-2007, 21:03
Holy crap! That guy looks amazing! Excellent job there Monkey. I'm stealing ideas from it! :D

Inquisitor D'selinas
10-09-2007, 22:51
Sweet Fething God :eek: That Bounty Hunter is fantastic as is Harlon Nayl.

You've really nayled (geddit!? oh mercy :D)the sculpting, brilliant stuff

Dominus Ex Machina
10-09-2007, 23:08
Oh awesomeness, great, just great. You are a very good sculptor!

I don't understand how you can cram so much detail on there and still make it look so very very good.

I envy your skills

Catferret
10-09-2007, 23:31
Any chance of a shot of the back of the model please Monkey?

monkey child
10-09-2007, 23:37
Thank you gents, your kind words have given me cause for an impromptu pants dance, and hopefully some motivation to get the next chap done. The Next one will either be the grenade launcher toting specialist , the sniper specialist, 1 of 3 bolter armed bounty hunters, the slightly foppish guild representative or the meat shield merc driver.

Inquisitor D'selinas, and they say us northern folk have a unsophisticated sense of humor. :D

monkey child
10-09-2007, 23:39
Any chance of a shot of the back of the model please Monkey?

Yeah give me a minute, I`ll just up load one.

monkey child
10-09-2007, 23:53
This ones from directly behind, I think I`m going to have to do some thing to the back of his boots because they most definatly so where they originally came from, which in turn shows how lazy I was in that I just used a zombie torso and legs rather than make a wire frame. He`ll also probably get some pooches and possibly some cuffs or manacles on the small of his back.
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/bountyhunterrear.jpg
this ones from his left rear
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/bountyhunterleft.jpg

Catferret
11-09-2007, 00:03
Cheers Monkey. Very cool. Was curious to see what you'd done on the rest of the model. The shotgun has a subtle use of lasgun barrel that makes a lot of difference. The shells on the strap are a nice touch too.

It's giving me a lot of ideas for a Nomad Scout or something.

Ross
11-09-2007, 00:37
Try and show me up you checky monkey!! :D

He's looking GREAT!! I actually sat down last week amd went to make up some Wastelanders and blerk, modelers block. I think you've just inspired me!!

Cheers :D

Khrangar
11-09-2007, 00:38
That bounty hunter is awesome, I want one. Also, as it turns out, I'll be starting Necromunda soon and think I've found the gang I want to do.

Khrangar

When Black Roses Bloom
11-09-2007, 00:53
I know that I'm gonna regret this, but where did you find the M41A Pulse Rifle? :chrome:

Awesome dude, awesome.

monkey child
11-09-2007, 10:43
Thanks everyone, glad I`ve helped inspire a couple of ideas, I should hopefully be getting started on my next one today ( probably the grenade launcher chap).

When Black Roses Bloom. the pulse rifles are from hasslefree heres the linky http://www.hasslefreeminiatures.co.uk/pack.php?pack=781 their loverly people aswell, they send you sweets and little hand written thank you notes with your order

When Black Roses Bloom
11-09-2007, 11:37
Ooooo, a lot of sweet thingies! Thanx a lot mate! I think I'll get some neat stuff from them! Now, what's next on the list monkey child?

monkey child
11-09-2007, 11:55
Ive just started on my sniper guy, I`m going training now but I should be able to post up his progress once Ive finished ( 1 hourish) so far he`s looking a bit nordlandish, I`ll get his preliminary sketch up aswell as his sculpt pic.

Ross
11-09-2007, 12:03
Love the hassle free range (bar wench, daemonettes, fairies, boobs....), some absolutley AMAZING paint jobs in their gallery too!!

What sort of training, if it's not too obtrusive :)

monkey child
11-09-2007, 12:56
Not obtrusive at all mate, basically strength training now with a fair bit of bag work, I used to go more for the bodybuilding type training but my digestion struggled with the meals (5-6 a day) , my greed struggled with the menu (grilled chicken,tuna, rice, steamed veg), and I despise cardio training :evilgrin: now I just like flinging the weight about without worrying too much if my abs are visable.
Anyhoo heres my sniper fellow so far, Im waiting for his torso to dry before I sculpt on the top flaps/fasteners on his pooches.

http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/sniperspeciallist.jpg
and heres my little doodle of what I`m aiming for
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/sketchsniperspecialist.jpg
for his rifle Im aiming for something along the lines of the fallout sniper rifle ( which looked cool but used to crash the game whenever I gave it to cassidy)

Catferret
11-09-2007, 13:24
It crashed because Cassidy was destined to use Pancor Jackhammers and Gauss Rifles! :p

Sniper is looking good so far. Will check back later for progress. There had better have been some mister! :D

Ross
11-09-2007, 14:40
That's funny, he's using one in my current game and it's the only one I've found (Vault 15, just off NCR).

The zombie torso fits the catachan legs much better when it's bulked out, looking great Muscle Monkey, nice to see the sketch too, that way we can pay out on you if you don't make it exact!! ;)


(haha, you said 'flaps')

monkey child
11-09-2007, 16:45
Ive actually got a fair bit done today, which will make up for tomorrow as I going to be doing a defib course all day:(
Heres what Ive done so far, I ve also got the rifle half done out of a kroot rifle with plenty of gs.
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/sniperspecialistfront.jpg
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/sniperspeciallistrear.jpg

Ross as you can see Ive been working on the flaps, I find when dealing with flaps start of with a well lubricated digit and gently rub until youve got them where you need them, once their in place you can dig in with your tool.

Ross
12-09-2007, 00:18
Hey's looking fantastic, kinda reminds me of the assasin from the Hellboy movie. So are you sculpting the arms or using cadian/catachan arms?




Ross as you can see Ive been working on the flaps, I find when dealing with flaps start of with a well lubricated digit and gently rub until youve got them where you need them, once their in place you can dig in with your tool.

HAHAHA Priceless :D

monkey child
13-09-2007, 11:22
I ended up sculpting up some arms as I wanted his rifle to have a rifle stock rather than a pistol grip, so it would have taken as much work to get a catachan/cadian ect set of arms to fit as it would to bang out dome new ones. Hes essentially done now but I am planning on sticking some king of magazine just forward of his trigger I tried a las one but it made it look more like a assault rifle than a sniper rifle so I took it off.
any hoo here he is
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/sniperfrontcomplete.jpg
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/sniperprofile.jpg
what ive decided to is depending on the hunters status in the gang they will either get a more sleek compact respirator if they the leader or specialist and some thing more bulky if their a mere pleb. The design for the no frills ressi i had an idea for last night, will get doodled down while Im at work to night. This kind of flies in the face of my original for a completely different gas mask for each person, but I realized if I did this i would end up having to do designs I didn`t like just so the were different.

Ross
13-09-2007, 11:31
Sweet as MC, I envy you :)

This is going to be one hell of a gang!!

jasevx
13-09-2007, 11:36
just awesome, thats coming from a sniper freak

MF3000
13-09-2007, 12:23
I must say that you are god amongst men.

You're an inspiration for me to keep practicing with greenstuff.

sj

scrubout
13-09-2007, 12:28
u got teh skilllz!!!111!1 ;)

Awesome, truly, awesome.

-scrubout

Dark Apostle
13-09-2007, 12:44
This is simply amazing! I wish I had your skill with the green stuff.

Catferret
13-09-2007, 14:16
Looks very cool Monkey. I be most impressed. :D

Really want to do a Bounty Hunter gang now...

Khrangar
14-09-2007, 19:29
That's amazing. If only I could sculpt like that I'd so do a Bounty Hunter gang.

Khrangar

P.S. Can I steal the minis? Please?

monkey child
14-09-2007, 21:00
Thanks for all the kind words gents, Ive started sketching out how I'm going to do the grenade launcher fellow, The only problem is I`m working all weekend so I wont be able to get much done sculpting wise. So far though I'm planning on modelling the Grenade launcher like an M79 with the barrel "broken" for loading with one hand holding it and the other dropping in a round. torso is going to have a similar resi to the sniper but with american grenadier style pouches everywhere. The only thing Im struggling with at the moment is what stance to put him in ie. running, standing crouching ect. so if any of you chaps have any ideas fire away.

Catferret
14-09-2007, 21:02
Crouching could look cool. Hunkered down behind some rubble as he loads the next grenade.

monkey child
14-09-2007, 21:10
Perfect! I was thinking of crouched, but in a fairly aggressive pose, but your right a fairly defensive, back to the enemy pose works in my head ( if that makes sense) cheers mate. I should get some sketches done tomorrow to post now Im off to eat my pies.

P.S that was one super fast ninja post.

Catferret
15-09-2007, 01:20
P.S that was one super fast ninja post.

I could be a ninja... :p

Nah, I had just hit refresh on my User CP when you posted. Always take a look at new stuff in your log.

sarabando
15-09-2007, 01:51
there is a God and monkey child art his name!!!!!

monkey child
16-09-2007, 23:14
Quick update on my grenade specialist, hes only on his first layer or detailing so he fairly rough at the moment but it shows more or less what Im going for, the head isn`t going to be the final one but it shows the position the final one will be in. The pose was fairly awkward to do and I ended up having to measure all the limbs and joints of a cadian, then glue and GS them together into the desired shape.

I also spent a fair bit of time working on the grenade launcher, originally I was going to use the front of a cadian one and change the stock but because of the heroic scale ( of the gun) it would mean he would look really awkward in a reloading position, so I drilled out a bit of plastic and built the stock up using lots of "Nam" pictures for reference. Once the first layer of green is set Im going to add the shotgun style breach catch on the handle with the thumb pushing it across
God I do go on.. Heres the piccies
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/grenadespecialist2.jpg
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/grenadespecialist1.jpg

Catferret
16-09-2007, 23:23
That's very cool Monkey. Like Van Saar only better.

Ross
17-09-2007, 00:36
Great pose!! Sweet as MC.


MC the master sculpter, he's like a GW only rolled into one mortal!!

jasevx
17-09-2007, 08:54
surprised gw hasn't been knocking on his door yet

Lord Commander Eidolon
17-09-2007, 09:41
awesome land raider even better exterminator

Lord Commander Eidolon
17-09-2007, 09:44
**** posted in the wrong thread >.<

MF3000
17-09-2007, 10:11
EMBARASSING LOL

Yes I wonder if he works for GW without us knowing... like in secret...

But omg that last mini, I could die for. GW lacks so many decent mini that have dramatic poses (I mean recently they've been releasing some nice stuff but... seriouszzzzllly) these are osome!

sj

Ross
17-09-2007, 10:14
I reckon we all pitch in, set up a modeling company and pay MC as the master sculpter!!


Actually, when I say master, I start to wonder, I haven't seen any sculpted nude chicks from him yet :eyebrows:

monkey child
17-09-2007, 10:43
Thank you gentlemen. All credit for the pose has to go to that irrepressible feline ferret post ninja, I was really really stumped as to how to make him have a dynamic pose whilst loading but his suggestion straight away told me what it would look like.
Jase Oh GW have come round, unfortunately its just for the same reason all the other shop owners come round, stop defecating in the corner, stop staring through the glass at the customers, in future wear some trousers and no I don`t want to see it. And were supposed to live in a free country:mad:;)

MF3000 secret sculptor alas no, the only secret I have is my penchant for dressing in 18th century womens clothes and chasing buses.

Ross you will get your women, all though the missus has just shouted at me about it " what do you mean naked women, what does he do with them?" lol

Ross
17-09-2007, 10:47
Haha, women, if you couldn't sculpt them you, wait, what is it you do with women again?

Catferret
17-09-2007, 17:05
All credit for the pose has to go to that irrepressible feline ferret post ninja, I was really really stumped as to how to make him have a dynamic pose whilst loading but his suggestion straight away told me what it would look like.

Woo! I'm useful! :D
http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q224/catferret/helpercat.jpg

monkey child
17-09-2007, 22:03
I don`t know why but cat pictures always make me soil myself laughing, it seems so wrong but it feels so right.

another quick update on my grenade launcher chappy his body is pretty much done barring the odd extra gegog and hoozymewot to add on for detail. Its mainly just a head and his grenade loading hand that needs bodging together now.

http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/grenadespecialistfront1.jpg
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/grenadespecialistprofile1.jpg
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/grenadespecialistrear.jpg

Ross
17-09-2007, 22:20
As Kermit said, it's not easy being green :eyebrows:

Coming along smashingly Monkeyman.

Catferret
17-09-2007, 22:22
Looks great Monkey.

If you like funny cats, try this (www.icanhascheezburger.com). I check it everyday. It always cheers me up.

Stahlgeist
17-09-2007, 22:38
Monkeychild, the shear volume of work amazes me, never mind the quality & character.

Have you tried using ProCreate putty? You can get a sharper edge with it than GS IMHO, and it's pretty much the same price. I think GS is better for the organic stuff though.

Ross
17-09-2007, 22:54
Hey that's funny, I just got a batch of that!

Yes I'm not MC, and yes I hardly know what to do with it....... :D

monkey child
18-09-2007, 12:01
Thanks for the heads up on the pro create stuff, I think I`ll have to put in an order of that next time I`m resupplying.

hanks for the Cat site CF Because of you I got no sleep last night because I just had to see if the next page was as good as the last. The missus even came in to tell me off for keeping her awake with my child like giggling.

Any hoo Ive got the head done, all thats left to di is add the fingers of the loading hand and a handle on his sawn of shotgun holster

http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/grenadierfin.jpg

Oh look a pube :p

Red Scorpion
18-09-2007, 12:22
Just took a look back through the whole log, some awesome stuff there, can't wait to see more painted! Rhames is awesome, I take it hes named after Ving? I love Stone and Nayl, looking forward to seeing more from the Eisenhorn/Ravenor books, just ordered the latest Ravenor at my library, I'm on reading Hereticus to get into the converting mood and I'm looking forward to Kara Swole too!

How about Bex Begundi? I seem to get a different mental picture of him every time I read Hereticus, I would love to see him in model form.

The Bounty Hunter sniper is brilliant, so close to your sketch, pose is brilliant and the rifle looks awesome!

The delta boys and colonials are brilliant too, watched BHD last night and Aliens is currently on...they're good guard making watching material!

monkey child
18-09-2007, 13:23
cheers mate, I will eventually Get a begundi knocked together but I just know its going to be one of the most awkward poses ever. I mean whenever he`s described he either diving or rolling about about its going to be tricky representing that on a slottabase.
As for getting more painted I will eventually, probably Im just very lazy when it comes to painting and really have be in the mood, whereas sculpting is just something I can potter about with while I watch alan partridge :D

monkey child
18-09-2007, 23:54
I don`t know why but I just had a sudden flurry of activity when I got home from work at 9, Ive finished up the hand on my grenade lad and just started whipping up a strangely starwarsy looking bounty hunter. he will eventually have a modified bolter and will be one of 3, as he is lower down in the heirachy of the team he gets a larger respirator than the other chaps.
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/bountyhunter1.jpg
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/bountyhunter1rear.jpg

and heres the piccy of the grenade fellow with his hand
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/grenadespecialistfinished.jpg

Ross
19-09-2007, 04:55
Damn you MC, you keep raising the bar!! (I mean benchmark :evilgrin: )

It'd be hard to steer clear of doing good ol' Bobba wouldn't it!? :D

cyrus
19-09-2007, 06:49
This log rocks...

monkey child
19-09-2007, 11:27
thanks chaps, I think I might have to knock a bobba looking chap maybe one of my bolter armed hunters.
Quick update on my bolter armed fellow decided to give him a shamag just to make him a bit different.
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/bountyhunter1nearlydone.jpg
obviously he`s missing an arm at the moment but the GS is still drying at the moment.

Ross
19-09-2007, 12:02
I can't believe I missed this gem:



Oh look a pube :p

And your missus wonders what I do with naked female models ;) :D

You've really done well with he look and feel of that last model. I look at that and my first thoughts are of the Ash Wastes rules!

Though greens not my colour ;)

monkey child
19-09-2007, 13:25
Cheers mate

Though greens not my colour ;)
They will get painted, eventually, probably, maybe:evilgrin: No, I`m just going to get them all sculpted up before I tackle the painting Ive only got 2 more bolter guys and the guilder (who Ive already got a sketch done of).

Im considering painting them one of two ways either fairly muted clothing with lots of different colour/material armour with lots of paint chipped off. or have the armour blacked up and maybe khaki coveralls underneath. To be honest I pretty stumped over the matter :confused:

Ross
19-09-2007, 15:07
Personaly, muted and faded colours work (for me anyway) with chipping.
You can sort of make each one a bit more of an individual then.

But the blackened armour and khaki brings them togehther as a team, a bit more regulated.

Not much help, but I'm good at pointing out the obvious :)

Catferret
19-09-2007, 16:26
What did you make the drum mag out of Monkey? It looks cool.

monkey child
19-09-2007, 21:26
The bolter drum is made from a couple of old ork warbike bub caps with the protrusion removed, I think they were ork ones anyway.

Ive finished first bolter guy and Ive moved onto second bolter guy, this chap has some kind of gas bottle on his chest, probably not the safest method of storing pressurized gas, but will he listen, will he heck.

http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/bolterchapfinished.jpg
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/bolterchapfinishedrear.jpg

http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/bolterhunter2.jpg

MF3000
19-09-2007, 22:26
Damn... they are looking kick ass!!!!!!!

What's your goal for the number of minis... as many as possible?

sj

Catferret
19-09-2007, 23:51
They look great MC. All very unique looking. Like a group of Bounty Hunters should be.

Captain_Wolverine
20-09-2007, 00:01
Lovely just lovely I wish I coudl say more but I can't so Lovely it is.

firestorm40k
20-09-2007, 07:43
I love these models, monkeychild, these Bounty Hunters are some of the best sci-fi models I've ever seen. If you got them cast up, I'd certainly consider buying them. Keep up the great work! :) :cool:

Ross
20-09-2007, 09:57
You're giving those Empire Militia parts a flogging!! ;)

If I could change my name I would (Monkey Childs Child).

DigitsDavid
20-09-2007, 10:44
Man! I can't believe I've not seen this thread before!

Your sculpting is fantastic and these are some really cool characters. I love the grenade launcher though my only small niggle is that his right leg looks a little short. It may well just be the camera angle in which case I'll shut up!

Simply brilliant. Solid 5 from me!!!

monkey child
20-09-2007, 11:50
MF3000 In total I going for the leader ( done), the specialists X 2 ( done) 3 bolter armed hunters ( 1 and 1/2 done) then Ive got my guild rep to do. Then for my merc driver I`m planning on making an out of shape hiver, Who previously was on of the ADmechs vacume cleaner salesmen but now fancies himself as a bounty hunter, no weapons ( as he prefers skin on skin) just lots of beads and feathers in his hair and a general air of ineptitude. Im going with the provisional name of "mutt" on this one.

Catferret,Captain_Wolverine,firestorm40k thank you kindly gents, I may actually start sending out some pics of some of my sculpts to some minis companies , worst they can say is no.

Ross, If ever Im looking to adopt a slightly odd colonial with an unusually high libido, you will certainly be my first port of call:D

DigitsDavid that leg does indeed look odd from that angle, I think its because of the arm resting on it, it makes you think the leg stops there, but it actually goes back a couple more mil.

monkey child
20-09-2007, 16:19
Just being pottering today and haven't got as much done as i would have liked, but this should give a rough idea as to where Im going with this chap. Hes going to have a new mag for his bolt gun in his hand ready to load, on his thigh mag pouches one is going to have its flap open ( stop that giggling Ross ;)). Im not completely sure as to his head position yet, on one hand he is supposed to be a well trained bounty hunter who should be able to change mags without looking, but having him looking down does tie the miniature together a bit better. I think I`ll just do a dry fit with another head to see whats what.

http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/bolterhunter2front.jpg

Ross
21-09-2007, 10:16
stop that giggling Ross

Hey, how'd you know!?!?!?

Want my opinion on the head? No? Well here it is, I think if he's looking at his reload then whoever happens to look at the model will be drawn to where he's looking. I understand what you mean by experianced merc, but perhaps to justify it he could be in down time behind a wall checking he's putting a full mag in before he gets stuck back in again?

How that 'daddy' (Just trying that term out :D )

monkey child
22-09-2007, 13:07
Im at work all this weekend so sculpting/ painting time is going to be at a minimum, but I thought I have a play about with paint and figure out my colour scheme, Im having to upload it because I cant access photobuket from work. I think Im going to go for khaki and really dark grey for the armour rather than black which will be murder to shade highlight. What I`m also planning on doing is working out some sort of symbol ( think predator symbols) to go on the tabard things.

monkey child
24-09-2007, 14:23
Quick up date on my current chap, Ive added in his reloading arm, and lots of pooches ect on his back, before I add his head Im going to make a GS mold of it so I can just stamp them out and add detail to them for my next ones, Im also in the process of making up a standard body Im going to mold up.

http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/Bolter2.jpg

http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/bolter2side.jpg

http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/bolter2rear.jpg

monkey child
01-10-2007, 09:33
Ive been mental busy this week so got very little done, however using the awesome power of rocky 4 i managed to get started on the leader`s painting. These are very WIP at present and even need some areas GSing that I though were fine as is ( wrists,back of ankles and my comm aireil has come off somewhere) but it gives an Idea of roughly what colour scheme will be like.
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/leadernowincolour.jpg

Monkey p.s the picture is a bit shakey as my photo area has been lost so its a bit free hand.

MF3000
01-10-2007, 09:52
Monkeytastic!

I love'em

sj

Ross
01-10-2007, 10:46
Sweet work coming along well. I'm getting quite eager to see these with a finished paintjob!!

drizzt73
01-10-2007, 11:00
nice conversions there monkey child! your GS skills are great. how long have you been working with GS for?

Cheers
drizzt73

monkey child
01-10-2007, 14:31
Cheers gents, drizzt73 Ive been GS for about a year-year and a half. I think I just prefer sculpting because I`m such a tight ****:D Why spend money on new minis when you can make your own, at least thats the theory.

monkey child
02-10-2007, 14:33
Pretty much finished my leader now, save for a bit of neatening work on is pack/ roll mat.
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/leaderfini.jpg

Red Scorpion
03-10-2007, 21:04
Looks great! Nice to see more painting! Spot on :)

monkey child
04-10-2007, 11:18
Cheers mate,
again Ive just been pottering about the last few days , so theres no massive updates on the team although Ive started getting them painted up. I had started with a khaki colour but it didn`t look right so Ive gone for a more pale tan colour, so far just their under suits are painted on and they need all their armour and kit painted on.
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/teampaintinginprogress.jpg


I have however been messing around with an old landspeeder and have gotten started on their transport, its in the very early stages so far an most of it is either held on with bluetack or needs gsing but it gives the general idea I`m going for.
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/thesandcatheadon.jpg
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/thesandcat.jpg

Catferret
04-10-2007, 11:31
I think your front mudguards are too close to the tyres. To avoid totally redoing it, just use the smaller sized of wheels. Use the big ones at the rear.

Otherwise it looks ace MC.

I sooo wanna play Ash Wastes now...

monkey child
04-10-2007, 13:20
I think your front mudguards are too close to the tyres. To avoid totally redoing it, just use the smaller sized of wheels. Use the big ones at the rear.

Otherwise it looks ace MC.

I sooo wanna play Ash Wastes now...

Cheers
I think Im going to have to raise the mud guards up a bit, I gave it a go with the smaller wheels but they just seemed a bit to "ickle" I think the other gangs would laugh at them :D The mud guards are held on more through luck than anything, so It shouldn`t take too long to shift them a bit.

monkey child
11-10-2007, 16:28
I havent really been in a painting mood for the last couple of days, so Its mostly just been pottering time for my buggy. Ive added some rear mud guards and lots of stowage, Ive also added water tanks on the rear with some little taps as I reckon water would be a big problem out in the ash. The back packs in the side cradles arn`t final yet as I`m going to try and knock up some ammo boxes and jerry cans to slot in.
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/buggyleft.jpg
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/buggyfront.jpg
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/buggyright.jpg
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/buggyrear.jpg

MF3000
12-10-2007, 01:11
That's so kool man. Anything interesting planned for the wheels...? Like chains or muddy mud on them...

sj

monkey child
12-10-2007, 08:58
That's so kool man. Anything interesting planned for the wheels...? Like chains or muddy mud on them...

sj

Probably not mud, but chains is an excellent Idea, does anyone know where I can get some really thin chains for my MF3000 off road tyres ( see what I did there )

Ross
12-10-2007, 09:30
Buy your missus some cheap fine chain necklace, then when she 'thanks' you, you get a little rough and break it.

Perfect :evilgrin:

You get grattitude, nookie, and fine chain at the end of the day!!

(And yes, that does work :D )

monkey child
12-10-2007, 09:40
Buy your missus some cheap fine chain necklace, then when she 'thanks' you, you get a little rough and break it.

Perfect :evilgrin:

You get grattitude, nookie, and fine chain at the end of the day!!

(And yes, that does work :D )

The only problem with that is shes Huge at the moment ( 8 months pregnant) at best she`ll snap my neck like a twig and stomp off with my bling, at worst I`m going to have a crushed pelvis and I won`t be able to wrestle the chain off her in my enfeebled state:(

monkey child
16-10-2007, 16:16
No updates on my bounty hunters at present, but some how Ive started doing guardsmen. I just re-read team yankee and its put me in the mood to do some mechanized infantry. For my troopers Ive tried to get them to look 1970-80s squaddies in Ireland, including making their las guns look like slrs. Heres the lads so far they will all be getting bereted heads complete with Falklands style mustaches.
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/1980s1.jpg


and heres a pick of one of the SLRs
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/slrrifle.jpg

Catferret
17-10-2007, 01:53
They look great Monkey. Loadsa pockets for carrying gubbins! I am impressed with the level of uniformity you have achieved across the squad.

Triggerdog
17-10-2007, 02:22
I bet that they all have a flask in one of those pockets

monkey child
18-10-2007, 14:33
Thank you chaps
Ive just got started on the upper half of my squaddies, just he five at the moment as I'm out of bare heads. These are very wip the heads need tidying up and the arms are held on with luck more than any thing.
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/squaddies2.jpg
One thing I`m still unsure of at the moment is the cap badge, I am either going for bootnecks, paras or maybe fusiliers ( just because it could look interesting) having said that Im open to suggestions.

Colonel Stagler
18-10-2007, 15:04
Paras! Paras !,maroon berets all the way

Earthbeard
18-10-2007, 15:12
Looking grand, as in brilliant as usual.

Go Fusiliers (everyone go's Para for models).

monkey child
18-10-2007, 15:42
I think what I may do is have fusiliers for my mechanized chaps, paras for my vets and stormies as RMC`s. So many possibilities.. I are too excited:eek: I think I better sit in a quiet corner and breath in a paper bag for a bit.
Also I should be making a plastic cast of the torso`s over the weekend so I can start cranking them out at a higher rate.

MF3000
18-10-2007, 22:10
Can you tell us where the heads came from? I recognise them as.... (left to right)
Empire state trooper (old one?) or is it militia?
Donno
Donno
Donno
Donno

Looks great though. I'm uber hungus for these.

sj

Catferret
18-10-2007, 22:53
Can you tell us where the heads came from? I recognise them as.... (left to right)
Empire state trooper (old one?) or is it militia?
Donno
Donno
Donno
Donno


Empire Handgunner?
Catachan
Empire Militia (large metal helmet)
Empire Militia ("prospector" hat)
Catachan

Just not sure about the first one.

monkey child
23-10-2007, 14:58
Empire Handgunner?
Catachan
Empire Militia (large metal helmet)
Empire Militia ("prospector" hat)
Catachan

Just not sure about the first one.
Their all either catachans or militia, the first one is the one with the tight fitting skull cap, then a catachan, then the milita you guessed,militia with the tricorn , and another catachan. You almost got them right so you get half a cookie :)

I have again only been pottering about for the last few days as the missus is " nesting" which means for some reason I have to help tidy the house :blink: . However I have made some progress with addition of 3 more squaddies.
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/squaddies3.jpg

and the start of their tea wagon,
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/paddywagon.jpg
all I`m basically going for is a chimera wit a slightly different front section.

synapse
23-10-2007, 17:44
i like the look on the chimera last page, very simple though i think it looks great!

oli457
23-10-2007, 18:07
the berets and the tank look great!

Anatoli
23-10-2007, 19:39
I have no idea whatsoever about whats going on in this thread, all I know is that I can't stop drooling.

Keep em coming!

Catferret
23-10-2007, 22:45
You almost got them right so you get half a cookie :)

Woo! Half a snax is better than no snax! :D

The infantry look great so far. Looking forward to seeing what happens with the tank.

Aflo
24-10-2007, 00:06
Nice. The sense of uniform you've achieved with the unit looks fantastic, especially considering you've pretty much sculpted the torsos. I mean uniform in the good way though, where there's lots of originality 'nd stuff - they look great :)

monkey child
24-10-2007, 12:46
Thank you kindly gents, Anatoli don`t worry Im not entirely sure what going on in my thread either.
Ive started work on the chimera turret a given it a bit of a raise as it always seemed a bit to snug for my liking, Ive also given it an autocannon and a stowage rack on the rear of the turret.
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/teawaggonprofile.jpg
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/teawaggonfront.jpg

and for my boys Ive finally got my chest mold made up so I can at least pump the torsos out at a faster rate, the pics arn`t great as the plastic Ive used is a bit transparent so Ive given one a quick black wash to show the details, overall Im pretty chuffed with the level Of detail they've held.
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/squaddiemoldchest.jpg
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/squaddiechest.jpg

El Presedente
24-10-2007, 14:22
How have I missed this log? Falklands themed guard, superb. Where'd the head with the mustach and eyepatch come from. Also any tips on sculpting berrets, my technique seems to deliver mixed results

monkey child
25-10-2007, 18:20
How have I missed this log? Falklands themed guard, superb. Where'd the head with the mustach and eyepatch come from. Also any tips on sculpting berrets, my technique seems to deliver mixed results

Cheers, for berets, the best way I find is to saw off thetop of the blokeys head your working on, so it slants forward ( ie. more flesh showing on the back then the front) then gently smooth the beret down over the right side to about ear height. then get an arrow tip stlye sculpting tool and flatten the area over the right eye where the cap badge would go, so the line of flat ( so to speak) starts at the edge of the flappy bit.
Heres poor attemt at summing up my slow faltering words though the magic of paint:D

El Presedente
25-10-2007, 18:23
Well, that'll come in handy if I ever want to give lego men berrets

monkey child
25-10-2007, 18:37
Well, that'll come in handy if I ever want to give lego men berrets

Cheeky bugger :D lego men are out there putting their lives on the line for truth justice and a plasticcy way of life, at the very least you could show them some respect.
Yes I admit those heads are what might be refered to as crap:eyebrows:

malika
25-10-2007, 19:34
Those are probably the coolest IG Ive seen in ages!

Colonel Stagler
26-10-2007, 11:41
How do you cast such beutiful items, can you do a tutorial monkey child, and did you scratch sculp those torsos, or did you build them up over a cadian body?

monkey child
01-11-2007, 17:21
Yeah the torso`s are scratch built, Ill try and get a tutorial knocked up at some point but Im a bit busy at the moment ( the missus is coming up to her due date) so it might be a little while.What I have done is made up a mold so I can bang out the torso`s at a faster rate and I may start selling them at some point aswell.
Right Ive started painting the little buggers now, I was originally going to do them in DPM but it cam out badly on my test mini and so Ive just gone for olive drab ( though I might try DPM again on more elite units)
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/DSCF0143.jpg
By the way the skin won`t be that colour I was trying out some vallejo bronzed flesh, which I wont be using ever again.
and heres the tea wagon so far with another little stowage rack on the back/top
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/DSCF0144.jpg

El Presedente
01-11-2007, 17:27
I just finished watching the longest day and those guardsmen really reminded me of the british commandos in it.

floyd pinkerton
01-11-2007, 17:30
wow, that's cool man;)

What resin did you use? I've just started casting my own stuff and i need some pointers what to use

monkey child
01-11-2007, 18:28
wow, that's cool man;)

What resin did you use? I've just started casting my own stuff and i need some pointers what to use

Leave that question with me because in my all incompassing mongitude Ive forgotton what you call it:evilgrin:
I got it off ebay, its not a resin its a plastic that melts at about 100 degrees so all you do is chuck some of it in boiling water and then smooch it in your mould, you can even reuse it so any buts you need to trim off it can go back in the pot.

Triggerdog
01-11-2007, 21:25
that Chimera is shweet

monkey child
06-11-2007, 15:42
Ive still not had much solid painting recently so the squaddies are far from finished but they have had fusilier lids added and some arm badges.

http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/DSCF0143-1.jpg
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/DSCF0144-1.jpg
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/DSCF0146-1.jpg

Colonel Stagler
06-11-2007, 15:48
Coming along nicely Monkey Child, Nice work
Stagler Out

Earthbeard
06-11-2007, 16:41
Looking good, glad you went with Fusiliers too :)

monkey child
11-11-2007, 19:20
Right the squaddies are pretty much done now, with the exception of the fella on the far left who I ran out of my flesh mix and the odd bit of detailing.
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/squaddiesdone1.jpg
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/squaddiesdone.jpg
All I need to do now Is get the tea wagon finished which is basically exactly the same as the last update. After that What I'm going to do is do one fun unit for every standard squad so for my elites I'm going to do RMC`s as vets complete with Bergens and stick the old optical sights on them ( predecessor of the susat).

I'm also planning on doing ogryn para cross breeds , I was going to have boots as vets and paras as stormies ( or visa versa) but a mate of mine buys his "gear" off a para and said when he met his section they all had no necks and were wider than they were tall, so Im thinking Ork bodies with uniforms added with stens as ripper guns.
However which ever I`m going to do first its going to be a while until my next update as apparently I will also be responsible for cleaning and feeding the bairn when it arrives ( any day now).

Catferret
11-11-2007, 19:29
Good luck with the new sproglet!

Colonel Stagler
11-11-2007, 22:05
Thats some fine stuff there Monkey Child, some of the best converted guard iv ever seen. Good job mate

dr.oetk3r
12-11-2007, 01:41
This log oozes with win.

floyd pinkerton
19-12-2007, 12:42
well i've just read through the entire thread, and I'm deeply impressed!

jasevx
23-12-2007, 19:38
Coming on Great Monkey man, I've used the bits you sent to great effect!

ZiggyTempest
23-12-2007, 20:42
Great work on the guard.
how far did you get with the snake model?

you know you want to do solidus as a techpriest conversion :D

Maxxev
26-01-2008, 20:15
did you use a greenstuff mould for the boiling plastic?, how did you make it two part?

Did you just squish two haveld together and cut off the excess ?

Cheers

monkey child
27-01-2008, 09:44
did you use a greenstuff mould for the boiling plastic?, how did you make it two part?

Did you just squish two haveld together and cut off the excess ?

Cheers

I used the same plastic stuff for the mold aswell, its doesn`t adhere to the already hardened stuff to it woks perfectly. I basically just made a small disc for one side of the mold, pressed in the sculpt, let it dry then press some more over the otherside, once that dries ( 60secs) just pull it apart and you can start making casts.

P.s Im going to try and post up some of my latest stuff tonight, I have been painting/ converting ect but I havent gotten round to uploading any pics due to the sproggling using up all the space on my camera:D

monkey child
28-01-2008, 19:21
I have pretty much just been pottering what with the Bairn I have started on some true scalish SMs
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/lateststuff1.jpg
Ive been getting a bit done on the paddy wagon
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/lateststuff2.jpg
playing about with an old sentinel I found in my bitz box
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/lateststuff3.jpg
and having a fiddle with an old stormie (test scheme on the left) a nice hasslefree fellow (middle) and my scratch built rogue trooper (right)
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/lateststuff.jpg

MF3000
28-01-2008, 19:46
Holy mother of pearl... that ... space marine... !!!!

sj

Catferret
28-01-2008, 21:16
Nice giant marine, Monkey. He's mahoosiv.

Seems like a few of us have been doing them recently.

monkey child
08-02-2008, 19:38
Ive managed to get some more truescale marines knocked up during the week on more to do ( he`ll be carrying a missile launcher) and I have a 5 man combat squad

first Stoppage!!!
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/truescalemarines2.jpg

run away
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/truescalemarines1.jpg

I want to be on the front of a codex
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/truescalemarines.jpg

also Ive finally got the paddy waggon finished

http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/paddywaggon.jpg

E-Dog
08-02-2008, 21:47
Well... I just spent the last few minutes going thru this thread and I'm truly amazed. Your creativity and gs work are out of this world.

ghostmaker12
08-02-2008, 22:42
wow your true scale marines look amazing and very dynamic.

monkey child
24-02-2009, 19:04
Right rather than start a new log I thought I would just pick up where I left off, I now have two kids a new job and no time on my hands but Bizarrely I'm getting more painting in... huzzah

anyhoo These are all quick shots to show where Im up to they've all come out a little bright so just bear in mind the reds are more maroon than they appear , I'll do some decent ones soon.

first the Law men
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/arbites.jpg
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/arbiteswheels.jpg

the Inquisitor and his Crew

http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/inquisitor.jpg

His Imperial guard Liason
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/coloursgt.jpg

some of the boys
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/inquisitorialboys.jpg

sentinels
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/sentinels.jpg

El Presedente
24-02-2009, 20:30
Nice use of the non GW mini's Monkeychild, can you give us a run down of what you used for the retinue?

Catferret
24-02-2009, 20:54
*dances*

Yay! Monkeychild returns! :D

I've missed your stuff. I was overjoyed to see this thread pop up in my subscriptions again.

I still love that Sergeant Stone model. It's excellent.

Is the Guard Liason converted from Hasslefree's Harby? Either way, he looks bad@$$

monkey child
24-02-2009, 21:00
Nice use of the non GW mini's Monkeychild, can you give us a run down of what you used for the retinue?

The lass on the far left is a hasslefree adventurer I'm not sure of her name though.

The other four are barring weapons and the odd part scratch built. The one on the far right is supposed to be Harlon Nayl from Ravenor/Eisenhorn, the red Guy is Skittari and the two buff fellows are gland warriors from the Inquisitor rule book.

The Inquisitor himself has space marine greaves, scout thighs and torso, Kroot shoulder pads and a hasslefree head

edit. Catferret. Cheers good to be back, Yeah hes the harby one I had him made up as the punisher for months with an M4 but got bored and stuck some body armour on him.

Scrap-miester
24-02-2009, 21:45
Nice work here. Although I do think that the Marines legs a a bit to sounded, kind of like barrels. You could probobly just file them down so they are more straight, and less chubby looking. Besides that I think your work is awesome.

-MANRIC

monkey child
24-02-2009, 22:14
Nice work here. Although I do think that the Marines legs a a bit to sounded, kind of like barrels. You could probobly just file them down so they are more straight, and less chubby looking. Besides that I think your work is awesome.

-MANRIC

I agree 100% with the marine legs I had a hell of a time trying get them straight the problem was the green stuff wouldn't file down properly so they look a bit bowling ballish , he is now unfortunatly base coated as I got that annoyed trying to add a little, then file a little I just though sod it and started painting.

rewolf31
25-02-2009, 00:26
Dear Sir,

The awesomeness of your creations is adversely affecting your local time-space continuum. For the comfort and well-being of other sentient life in your galaxy, we kindly request you halt all modeling immediately.

Yours sincerely,

The Universe

actiondan
25-02-2009, 01:58
Glad to see you back Mr Monkey, just spent the last hour going through your log and laughing my ass off and drooling in equal measure. We still need to see Kara :)

monkey child
25-02-2009, 12:57
Dear Sir,

The awesomeness of your creations is adversely affecting your local time-space continuum. For the comfort and well-being of other sentient life in your galaxy, we kindly request you halt all modeling immediately.

Yours sincerely,

The Universe
lol cheers.


Glad to see you back Mr Monkey, just spent the last hour going through your log and laughing my ass off and drooling in equal measure. We still need to see Kara :)
I need to work up to Kara, plus I'll have to work one handed lol, Bit of blue for the dads.

I have no uploaded some slightly clearer pics, they still look a little bright so everyone has to promise to squint a little bit when you look at them

First the Inquisitor
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/dagorn.jpg
next fred and two sgts
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/Fredandunderlings.jpg
some troopers there are 20 of these in total, but I are lazy.
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/inquisboyscloseup.jpg
some generic hardmen Im working on
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/generichardmen.jpg
my work area
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/chaos.jpg

monkey child
25-02-2009, 13:01
some more
The law
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/arbitescloser.jpg
colonial marines
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/closemarines1.jpg
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/closemarines.jpg
the inquisitors bed warmer
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/femmefatal.jpg

monkey child
11-03-2009, 14:53
THis week I have been mostly doing guards men, Ive decided Im going to do a platoon or two of bog standard guardsmen. Ive also decided to try and be a bit smoother with my painting as I tend to be a bit lazy and rush things, s hopefully these are a bit smoother in their highlights and shading. Im also painting the parts separately.

First 5 half done
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/laskiansumpdogs1-1.jpg

close up
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/laskiansumpdogs2-1.jpg

more to come, the ones with addition pouches on their chest rigs/ webbing will be grenade launcher troopers
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/laskiansumpdogs-1.jpg

El Presedente
11-03-2009, 17:29
Bandoleers! Wo hoo! Great Stuff.

Bahir
11-03-2009, 19:55
Love those Hassle Free Minis. Nice work on the guard too.

MF3000
12-03-2009, 09:11
What are those trench coat wearing fellas?

sj

monkey child
12-03-2009, 09:59
What are those trench coat wearing fellas?

sj

Their pig iron colony militia with west wind heads. I changed the barrels aswell to make them more lasgunny. I'm not too happy with the colour I may do them in a darker colour scheme.

monkey child
23-03-2009, 18:36
Ive been very slow this week and have only just finished my first 5 troopers, although Theres plenty in the pipeline. I also won a big lot of heavy weapons stuff on EBAY so I'll hopefully be getting started on some heavy weapons teams when I get a minute.

Ive gone for a realistically ish kind of look for my chaps with their uniforms roughly supposed to look like MARPAT with carbine lasguns with lamps attatched and they currently hail from the Laskian sump dogs 69 regt. "the Breachers"

http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/recent1.jpg
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/recent2.jpg
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/recent3.jpg
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/recent.jpg

Dictator
23-03-2009, 19:14
These guys look spectacular. I am really jealous of the GS conversions. Keep it up!

Explodingboy
23-03-2009, 20:03
Really nice looking guardsmen, how did you make the lights on the side of the gun?

monkey child
24-03-2009, 08:36
These guys look spectacular. I am really jealous of the GS conversions. Keep it up! cheers, I got a lot of my inspiration to do these from your guard, and your avatar was the main source of reference for doing the goggles


Really nice looking guardsmen, how did you make the lights on the side of the gun? Ta very much, the lights are cut down vox caster ariels with green stuff added to look like their bracketted on

Explodingboy
24-03-2009, 08:43
Ta very much, the lights are cut down vox caster ariels with green stuff added to look like their bracketted on

I see it now, simple but very effective I like it. Might have to try it out myself sometime on one of my veteran units.

monkey child
13-04-2009, 12:31
First squad done. Ive just started on the next.

only major converting on these fellows was aux nade launcer for the special weapon and repositioned hand for vox fellow.

1st squad
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/CopyofDSCF0896.jpg
new boys
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/DSCF0901.jpg
vox and grenadier
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/DSCF0902.jpg
2nd squad
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/DSCF0899.jpg
http://i199.photobucket.com/albums/aa163/monkeychild_01/DSCF0900.jpg