Here are some closeups:
Here are some closeups:
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Here's the test model for my Furies. Yeah they suck, but they fit with the theme. I'll probably just use them in higher point games or in Apocalypse.
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Armor Concept Designs for the Daemon Princesses:
Okay, I spent some time trying to figure out what sort of armor would look best. While I don't want them to be completely covered up, I do want to plausibly represent the "Iron Hide" upgrade. These are heavily influenced by "Liber Chaotic" by the way.
Let me know what you all think!
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Keeper of Secrets:
Here's my Forge World KOS and the inspiration behind this army; and oh how I love her....
She will be getting considerable attention and modifications. She's all pinned, gap filled, sanded and ready to go so...
Anyway, I have planned the following conversions so far:
1. I'll be replacing all of the spikes on the leggings and glove with GS rivets/studs, just like the leggings of the Diaz damonettes and the steeds. I hate spiky bits! Chaos should be much more than that.
2. The breast plate will be aged gold and platnium, with the spikes on the breastplate replaced with miniture plastic gems.
3. Sculpting a branded Slaanesh symbol on the left inner thigh.
4. Sanding off the eyes on the accessory breasts and replacing them with actual nipples. I get the joke but the concept is just silly. These may or may not be pierced.
5. The resin chains including the necklace will all be replaced with modeling chain and metal foil. The Slaanesh symbol will probably be photo-etched. I got a small machine from micro mark, but haven't had time to play with it yet. I got it for my military and ship modeling, but will be following FW lead on this and future minature projects.
6. The up raise hand will be replace with a custom hand grasping a barbed whip.
7. Her sword blade had a large bubble flaw in her casting, so that will be replace with a heavier styrene and brass rod staff bearing Slaaneshes symbol from "Slave to Darkness".
8. Finally, a pierced tounge.
Yet more Daemons!
This guy will serve as a second Keeper or "Count as Skarbrand".
Comments and critiques as usual are greatly appreciated. Let me know what you think!
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-Maybe a long bird like tail to go with the wings.
a serpent tail I think might look too much like a devil.
-Horns, I would go with something a little different.
-naughty bits...well anything about the waist is safe.
Save the Earth: It's the only planet with chocolate.
My Project Logs:
Tommygun's Backwater Forgeworld: http://warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=126270
Tommygun's Xenotechnology: http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=244950
Tommygun does what with paper?: http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=226343
Tommygun Ironworks http://www.warseer.com/forums/showthread.php?t=304880
New Paper web site: http://www.modelpaperworld.com/en/
amazing sculpting work so far, i really look forward to seeing those princes done
“Be bloody, bold, and resolute; laugh to scorn the power of man.”
Holy Cow. The sculpts are looking amazing. Consider myself subscribed!
Amazing sculpts and really nice conversions. I like your gluttons idea. Once I was considering making a whole slaanesh themed daemonic force,
but I wanted to make BDSM ogres with demonettes riders as a blood crushers. I’m itching to see more
Really nice slaaneshi army, i find many slaanesh armies are created by socially inadept folks who simply are excited by a nice pair of nips, but yours is a really well thought, artistic set of creations. I like the ogre conversioons in particular, as the link between slaanesh's excess and gluttony always seemed a rather obvious one to me. plus kudos on the sculpting. keep up the good stuff mate.
I'd hoped to get up some new pics of the FW KOS, but ya know work... Anyhow I'll get them up this afternoon for sure. I also have some new sketches of possible heads for the Daemon Princesses, and poses and designs for the Gorgons (count as Flamers).
Also thanks for taking the time to look and comment on the army, every critique and comment helps. I read them and appreciate all posts made.
Izzy Logan: I have to agree, every time I see a Soulgrinder with "junk" attached I just have to shake my head. You take all that time painting and converting and you choose to do that!!?
Morthai: I have to steal that ogre riding daemonette idea. Maybe do something like the "Master Blaster" for Mad Max.
Alex_H: Thanks, I'm going to keep the updates coming.
MAD MAN-A-TRON: I have the base body already in it's mold box ready for the rubber. I'll post some head sketches for feedback today most likely.
Tommygun: I think I'll keep the armor more conservative, I wouldn't want the Keepers to feel under dressed.
Oh, I've setup a blog here http://sinisterminiatures.blogspot.com. While there's not much there yet I will be detailing all my casting "experiments / failures" and tutorials there. Share the love right?
Alright updates...at last...
Okay, here's a turn-a-round of the near final conversion on my FW Keeper of Secrets.
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Here's a couple of close ups. The eyes on the extra breasts were sanded off and they been re-sculpted in Aves Fixit, and topped off with Green stuff nipples. The nipples and studs were basically stamped out small blobs of GS putty using these.
What are they you ask, well they're "blunt tipped injection needles". You can use these for all kinds of detailing on miniatures, rivets, eyes, embossed designs etc. I got this excellent tip from: http://jamesvanschaik.blogspot.com/search?q=rivets. It is a great tutorial with lots of tutorials and videos! Also here is a super cheap online site where you can buy similar blunt tipped needles http://www.zeph.com/applicator_tips.htm for about $0.50 each. Do what I did get the variety pack, you get two of each of the 15 different gauge sizes, for $19.95!
Okay enough shout outs, here are some detail shots of the keeper, showing the new: studs, nipples, and pierced tongue.
Comments and critiques are welcome as always. Up next the final clean up and casting of the Daemon Princess...
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The Daemon Princess Casting Walkthrough:
I've gotten the Daemon Princess done up to the point of casting. So, I'm going to put up a walk through of the final stages ; and then I'll circle back to some sculpting tutorials and tips.
Here I'm doing some final cleanup on the model using some 3M fine sanding pads. This mini was sculpted Aves Sculpt and Procreate putty, both of which take sanding very well. I am also doing a final polishing of the surface with Acetone and a medium hard toothbrush, this gives an almost glassy smooth surface.
All this time consuming sanding is necessary because silicon casting rubber picks up everything: fingerprints, stray hairs, nicks, scratches.... Well you get the picture.
And here she is all smooth as silk...er...anyway. I have the model under a lamp to bake solid the Aves I used to fill in the holes that I used to pin the arms and wings to it. If silicon was to fill those deep holes the model would be locked into the mold. Seriously, having done the above before fill in any holes or voids, prior to molding.
Next up: Making Mold Sprues!
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If you’re going to cast you have to provide proper ventilation. When you pour resin into your mold the air inside is forced out; well most of it. Usually, air that gets trapped inside the mold where it can cause voids and miss-cast parts. So, we have to add vents to the model. These can either be setup before the rubber is poured or cut in afterward. I usually cut vent holes in afterward (a tutorial for another time). For this model I'm pre-planning the sprues using styrene rods brass rods, styrene sheet, and a hot glue-gun.
A couple of quick points, the white tab at the bottom in two pieces of 2.0 mm styrene sheet glued together. It’s important because it serves as both a large fill hole and vent. It along with the brass rods create a void space for any trapped air bubbles to go. I use styrene rod of various diameters, to create vents. Simply cut them to size, and use a light to heat them so you can bend to make complex shapes. You can use aluminum wire but honestly, styrene is both cheaper and easier to handle especially at this size. You can also use hardened hot glue to create connecting vents between smaller parts. I'll use hot glue when we get to the setting up the sprues for the wings; where there are lots of places to trap air particularly in the longer feathers.
Next up: Mold Boxes
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We'll get to mold box, but first I want to post the final sculpt for my Seeker mounts. This is as far as I intend to take it before I cast it.
I'll then detail the casts and reposition them into alternate poses.
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I'd love to see this Army, but all the pictures are gone. Can you maybe just attach them?
I hope you are saving your pics as .jpg? Can't see anything.
My scratch-built Stompa, Traitor Guards, Cthulhu daemons and Word Bearers and my my terrain log.
"It's impossible for words to describe what is necessary to those who do not know what horror means. Horror. Horror has a face... and you must make a friend of horror. Horror and moral terror are your friends. If they are not then they are enemies to be feared. They are truly enemies."
- Colonel Walter E. Kurtz
Here's a walk through of how I sprued the wings: