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22-01-2010, 16:05

++ Power Armoured Culln, Wolf lord Madclaw, and Titan pieces at page 1++

++ Long hair furry cape sculpting tutorial at page 2++

++ Farseer bone bike, warmachine retribution mech and Maxminiīs bionic bits at page3++

++ Corax, primarch of the Ravenguard at page 4++

++ Dantenator page 5++

++ Rogal Dorn, primarch of the Imperial Fist page 5++

++ Lion ElīJonson primarch of the Dark Angels at page 7++

++ Ferrus Manus primarch of the Iron Hands, more Maxmini bits, AdMech symbols, Super Dungeon Explore and Blidwater Barnabas at page 8++

Hello everybody!

Long time without posting at the forums.
My life was a little bit upside down in the last year (arrghhh bloody 2009 :mad: !), but luckily, I was able to do some works.

Iīm gonna use this Plog to show you what Iīm working on (WIP & PIP, sketches, etc.), some finished pieces, and another crazyness.
Mostly 40K commisions, but will be some other models of WHF in the future (and some personal projects too :) ).

So letīs beginnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn !

Hereīs some power armour version of Commander Culln that I made the last year.

The client requested that the model can switch between a on foot version to a Jump-pack option (for gaming purposes).
I work with magnets to make this option possible.
I choose to represent this character with a antique armour with big fist (to represent the old craftwork of the earlies designs of the AM).

Enough talk for now so move into the real stuff... PICS.





More to come...

22-01-2010, 16:08
And the pics of the Jump-pack version:






C&C are welcome as usual...

Coming soon, Wolf-lord Madclaw.


22-01-2010, 18:55
Wow, incredible sculping! Will you be painting him or will the client? Can't wait to see more. Subscribed

22-01-2010, 19:09
I really like it, especially the extra-archaic appearance of the armour and jump pack.

I'll try and check back from time to time.

22-01-2010, 19:24
Whats that yellowish putty your using? Cant be fimo surely..

23-01-2010, 17:16
Hi there!
Thanks for the comments.

Will you be painting him or will the client? Can't wait to see more.

This model will be painted by the client.
I wil try to update the painted version once I get some pics of that.

Whats that yellowish putty your using? Cant be fimo surely..

In fact is some epoxy putty called Parsec (some local label), wich is pretty close to Milliput brown as far I know.

Hereīs a couple of images of other details of this project that I forget to show earlier.

The sketches of the general view, some icons (one for the Medusa campaign, and another for the Anphelion campaign), and the Jump-Pack.


And some shot of the model in pieces.


Thanks again.

See you soon!

23-01-2010, 17:21
Look very good, am looking forward to seeing more of your work.


25-01-2010, 01:16
Ey man!!! These is an old project! Donīt lie us, I know yours secrets!!! Remember it whahahahahaha

25-01-2010, 08:40
Ey man!!! These is an old project! Donīt lie us, I know yours secrets!!! Remember it whahahahahaha

Quiet, you! All that matters is he's back!

As someone else who didn't get to do crap in 2009, I tip my mask to the Freak with a Forge. :chrome: Good luck and keep em coming!

25-01-2010, 13:23
Hahaha, thanks Gonfrask!

Yeap, you already see this model the last year, but here at Warseer forums those pics are fresh news ;) .

Thanks for your words IncrediSteve, I will try to do the best.

Well, hereīs another project that I made the last year.

At this case my client requested to make a new version of his commander.
He send me a pic of the previous model that he made, and taking that model as starting point I began with the sketch.

The original model made by Madclaw:

My sketch for the new version:

And the model ended looking like this:



More to come...

25-01-2010, 13:24



A WIP pic to show better the face:


I change a little bit the pose to make him look more in a "roaring" attitude, also i make him bald ( IMHO suits better on a 400 old space viking character).

And finally a pic of the model in pieces (for better painting purposes I make the model in pieces).


Thatīs all for now.
Coming next ... some titanīs pieces, and a big project.


25-01-2010, 16:47
You've got some real skill... Truly amazing sculpting.

25-01-2010, 20:03
This... is... amazing! Those two models are so beautiful, it is not even funny. The details are amazing.

Do you have a website?
EDIT: You're popular in the Netherlands! Hihi.

25-01-2010, 23:37
Do you have a website?.

He SHOULD have one.

Both minis are impresive, he already knows my opinion about them. To me, the most impresive thing is how Freak thinks about the bits to go individualy.

26-01-2010, 06:56
You realy pack a lot of character in your models. The sculpting is very good. Can't wait to see the next model you come up with.

27-01-2010, 00:29
Thanks buddies!

Daniel36: I donīt have a web-site... but I will try to change that in the curse of this year (so many people itīs asking about that).

The people of Netherlands really like the Argentinos... if you donīt believe me: Look at the royalty!!! :p

Thanks again.

Hereīs a couple of pics of another work that I finish recently, some warhound pieces.
The client give some tips about the fluff of his titan, so i can design the iconography.
Also he wanted to modify the head-cockpit of the titan to resemble a celtic Predatorīs mask.

Hereīs the result of a several months of work.


And some details of the pieces...




Well, thatīs all for now.

Coming next... PRIMARCHS (Yeah, some big power armoured demi-gods :evilgrin: !!!).


27-01-2010, 01:02
PRIMARCHS (Yeah, some big power armoured demi-gods :evilgrin: !!!).

One of them, not big...huge!!! :D

27-01-2010, 08:11
Very cool sculpting there.. especially the Titan stuff.. loving the new headpiece for it..

Any chance you are willing to show how you do the fur/hair bits on the characters as well? That looks great as well !

27-01-2010, 19:00
Inspiring work. You've definitely got some mad skills!

I'll be keeping an eye on your work... if only to gauge the competition :D

27-01-2010, 23:52
Thanks buddies!

Daniel36: I donīt have a web-site... but I will try to change that in the curse of this year (so many people itīs asking about that).

The people of Netherlands really like the Argentinos... if you donīt believe me: Look at the royalty!!! :p

Hahaha, you are so right. I hadn't even thought about that. I was just referring to the fact that there were 2 posts by Dutch folk here. But yes, Willem Alexander likes the Argentinos as well! :D

Nice titan!

28-01-2010, 17:30
Thanks for the replies guys!

Any chance you are willing to show how you do the fur/hair bits on the characters as well? That looks great as well !

I have made a tutorial for that kind of furry cloack. Give me a few days to translate it.

Inspiring work. You've definitely got some mad skills!

I'll be keeping an eye on your work... if only to gauge the competition :D

Hahaha, thanks dude. You have some crazy GS skills too!

Hahaha, you are so right. I hadn't even thought about that. I was just referring to the fact that there were 2 posts by Dutch folk here. But yes, Willem Alexander likes the Argentinos as well! :D

Nice titan!

Thanks Daniel36!

I got it at the first time , but I canīt resist to make the joke.

Thanks again... see you soon.


29-01-2010, 08:07
Awsome.. can't wait to see it :D

29-01-2010, 16:32

I make some time to do a few steps of the furry capeīs tutorial.

Tools and materials

Green Stuff
A "pointy sharp" sculpting tool
A piece of plastic bag
Sand paper
A plastic tube
Plastic welding( optional)

First of all I want to say: this kind of cape is based on the Joaquin Palacios method, with minor modifications. All the credit to him and his magic hands.

This cape is made to represent a very furry cloath of long hair. More similar to the kind of fur that will have a polar bear, some kind of americanīs wolf ; or even a Yeti.

Itīs a process very time consuming, but the final result depends on leave the piece dry between the steps.

You have to mix a small ball of GS (about 20 mm of diameter).
Add Vaseline to the ball until gets soft and the ball donīt stick into your fingers.
Put the ball between two pieces of plastic bag and roll over with the plastic tube (you can use a pen instead the pink tube that I have, but I donīt guarantee success :p) until you get a very thin flat piece.

Let it dry about 20 minutes.


Give the desired shape with a cutter, and place the cape over the miniture.
At this moment you have to model the folds and wrinkles (not to much is needed, remember, the idea is to simulate a LEATHER cape).
Let it dry completely.


Sometimes you need to put some pieces of plastic under the cape, to keep the desire shape until the GS dries.

Once that the putty dries completely, make some cut on the internal face of the cape. It will suggest the different patches of leather,then use sandpaper at the same surface (it will give a more realistic texture).


I make the stitches with the plastic welding, but it can be done with GS without problem (only takes more time).



29-01-2010, 19:40

Once that the stitches are completely dry, we can work on the reverse of the cape.

Make a few sausages of GS. Cut those in tinny pieces, roll them in one of the edges to make some spikes of putty.

Apply some drops of superglue on the down edge of the cape.
Start to add the spikes as is show on the pic.



Once that you cover all the down edge of the cape you must start to "comb your hair" with the help of the sculpting tool.

Lock by lock.


Make sure to comb the little locks in both sides!


Let it dry completely ( 2 hours minimum).

Repeat step 5# (but try to cover only 1/3 of the previous locks).


Repeat step 5# (but try to cover only 1/3 of the previous locks).

And so until you cover all the cape with hair.


I hope to be useful, and see a lot of furry models at the forums.


de Selby
29-01-2010, 20:00
That looks incredibly time-consuming but the end result is incredible. Glad to have you back.

29-01-2010, 21:48
Excellent fur technique. I'll be using this for an upcoming Thunderwolf conversion.

30-01-2010, 06:14
Amazing fur technique. Just decided what is happening with my Dwarf banners :)
Not to mention all those furry bits I plan on giving my Space Puppies ;)

30-01-2010, 08:08
Wow.. just wow.. thanks a lot for the tutorial there.. really shows what can be done with a bit of thought and skill.. will be using this for a future project as well so going to be bookmarking this page for future use :D

Cheers once again :D

30-01-2010, 09:51
That was a great tutorial, informative and enjoyable to read. Thanks for sharing.

31-01-2010, 16:56
Thanks to all !

Iīm glad to be here again :D .

I will try to update the thread in a few days.

Now, if you excuse me, Iīm gonna enjoy my birthday with my family.

Take care, and show me pics of your furry works.


31-01-2010, 17:11
That was an awesome tutorial, and some very impressive Green Stuff skills on display. Nice work man!

Lord Azoth
01-02-2010, 11:31
thanks for the tutorial...
Iīve made myself something similar (following also J. Palacios guidelines) but my "base" was a cloak made of GS and another putty (similar to milliput) this mix once it dries itīs more rigid than the pure GS one. IMO itīs easier the late work with GS over this base because it has a less plastic texture

Lost Egg
01-02-2010, 16:20
Awesome tutorial Freak Forge, just one question...

I make the stitches with the plastic welding, but it can be done with GS without problem (only takes more time).

...what do you mean by plastic welding?


01-02-2010, 17:55
Thanks buddies!

Lord Azoth: (sorry spanish)
ĄBuenas macho! Si, usar la mezcla seria otra opcion. Es que cuando trabaje este modelo no tenia tanta experiencia con esa mezcla de masillas.

Hairy Norseman:
Itīs a product used in plumbery works.
A two componentīs plastic cream, that usually is used to seal pipes.
I didnīt know any label of this kind of product in UK, sorry.

Stay tunned for updates!

01-02-2010, 19:10
Fantastic sculpting and converting, some brilliant stuff here. I'm certainly going to try that method of sculpting fur after seeing your results, so thanks very much for the tutorial.

03-02-2010, 14:55
Now, if you excuse me, Iīm gonna enjoy my birthday with my family.

Translate: Please, congratulate me, I need it


Happy birthday!!!! Delayed of course, but Happy Birthday!!!!

P.S: Donīt worry people, I know Freak from years now, and this is usual between us

04-02-2010, 00:29
Great sculping here! I'm certainly looking forward to seeing your take on the primarchs!

08-04-2010, 17:17
Hi everybody!

Long time has pass since the last update. The reason was that I want to update with the final pics of one of the 3 primarchs that Iīve been doing , but unfortenetly those models are taking ages to be done ( Maybe Iīm a little bit obsesive with the details, maybe :D ).

Anyway, I donīt want to buried this thread, so hereīs an update of another commission: an Eldar farseer riding a bike.

The main idea that came to my mind was a vehicle able to travel through the web, a bike made of wraithbone.
The farseer gonna be based in a very old design made by Jes Goodwin (beatiful design by the way).

A couple of WIP pics:



As always C&C are most welcome.

Until soon.

08-04-2010, 19:31
Looks promising so far! I really like the way you captured the 'organic' wraithbone look.

08-04-2010, 23:34
You are extremely talented sir - I can't wait to see what else you come up with! :)

Caiphas Cain
09-04-2010, 00:48
Man this log is amazing. Bookmarked aswell for the cloak tutorial.

Didn't I hear something about a primarch? ;) :shifty:

Rabid Monkey
09-04-2010, 04:24
This is all very inspiring.

03-05-2010, 17:43
is it possible to get any more info on how you made the classic style flight pack? it is superior to the GW packs I remember from that era and I would love to try and make something approaching it

07-05-2010, 18:25
Hello eveybody!

Firstly, thanks for the comments. Iīm pushing myself to finish the primarchs models before the end of the month ( at least, finish one of the 3 Primarchs that I have been doing).

In the meantime I have some pics of other commission work that I made, the Farseer , and my first Warmachine model: a Retributionīs Arcanist...
Something quick and easy compared to the Primarchs !!

WIP Arcanist:



Finished model (the pics are quite bad, all the highlights are gone, the natural light are very poor at argentinianīs autumn ).



And the WIP Farseer:


@ blkbuster... crappy guide of the Jump-pack on the next post...

07-05-2010, 18:45
@ blkbuster: Well the jump-pack was made starting from a regular plastic marine backpack. I made two cilinders with brown putty and attach them to the sides (previously, I cut the exaust from the marinesīs backpack).

Then I biggerize the upper part (also using BS). The previos steps can easily made with plastic rod, but Iīm more a "putty worker" XD !!!

I start adding wires, and pipes amde from GS, BS.


I search some little air intakes like a crazy for a month (I search planes model kits, and toys), but I realise that the scale was not right so I have to sculpt my own engines.
I made a GS mold to avoid sculpt the piece twice.


I drill the end of the cilynders to make the exaust and add some flaps made of BS.


Then the final touchs, a couple of armour plates made of BS for the sides, the main armour at the middle of the engine (also the perfect way to hide the end of the wires). and the protection of the air intakes made of GS.




The last part was to include the fine details (rivets, the Aquilla, and some purity seals).

I hope that you find this useful, I have no more pics of the WIP Jump-pack, and I suck making step-by-step guides ... sorry.

Until soon!


PS:excuse my spell, but I made this very quick.

07-05-2010, 18:48
Everything looks awesome, cant wait to see the farseer finished.

02-06-2010, 06:06
Hello to all.

I just want to show the finished Farseer-Bone bike.

I really enjoy to do this particular model. Something different and quite refreshing after all those space marines models.
It let me work with organic shapes, and and more soft lines.






02-06-2010, 06:09
And some details of the model...

Air intakes:


DE corpse:


And the Farseerīs spear:


Thanks for watch.
Until soon.


Lord Azoth
02-06-2010, 09:12
WHOAAA!..love the eldar bike...looks really cool

How did you make the base for the warmachine elf?

02-06-2010, 14:52
I already told you, but: Nice work Freak!!!

02-06-2010, 15:01
That Farseer is Frakking awesome!

02-06-2010, 15:19
Im not big on the eldar models, but you have really brought that bike to life, wish gws had that same concept, with a wraithbone like structure to it.

your other work is really good too, liking those scratch built space marines and the conversion work on the titan pieces.

03-06-2010, 12:15
That's the most awesome Farseer on Jetbike i've ever seen. I really love the natural/organic look of the Jetbike. I'd love to see it painted.

07-06-2010, 19:54
Hello everybody!

Thanks for the replies, it keep me motivated to try new things and keep working harder.

@Azoth: Gracias tio!
The process was quite similar to the following tutorial made by the Brushthrallsīteam :


The main difference is just glue some cogs to the inner piece of plasticard, instead the water effects process.
I have a lot of plastic cogs (the cheap clocks from Chinese shops ussualy have a plenty of them).
The remaining surface of the plastic base was ornated with BS (the Retribution rune, and the rusted texture as the WIP pic shows).

Any doubt send me a PM (y te lo digo en Castellano que es mas comodo para ambos :D ).

In other terms Iīm still working on the primarchs. Iīm very close to finish 2 of them (hopefully this month)
In the meantime, hereīs a couple of pics of another commission that Iīve been doing...

... A Commander Dante in termie armour for a Space Hulk deluxe game.



Thanks again!

07-06-2010, 22:09
Hmm that dead Dark Eldar is interesting...how would you do a living Dark Eldar warrior?

11-06-2010, 06:17
that jetbike is like a piece of gaudi's architecture come to life, amazing man!

11-06-2010, 15:13
That Termi is going to be great

14-06-2010, 01:04
I really like that dead DE

14-06-2010, 21:18
Thanks for the replies guys!

I was tempted to do some DE models.
Maybe I work in a couple of pieces for my own, it depends of the free time I can get in the future.

In other way, Iīm very proud to announce that Maxmini (http://www.maxmini.eu/) is gonna include a set of bionic bits that I made, to his existing accesories range.

Hereīs a couple of pics of the greens, and first test cast.





And legs



The bits gonna be able at the store in a day or two. So if you are a Bionic lover , stay tunned to Maxminiīs for incoming news.

Thanks again

14-06-2010, 21:34
Those bionics look great, very nicely sculpted. My only issue is with the almost "sitting position" the legs are in. I think they would have been better a little straighter, or maybe multipart so they could be assembled in the most suitable pose for the model they get used on.

Well done on getting your stuff commercially cast. Hope we see plenty more from you for sale in the future.

14-06-2010, 22:03
That awesome news!
Im sure you've got all sorts of ideas for us to buy:D

14-06-2010, 22:51
You are very very talented when it comes to sculpting, I really like all of the models, especially the first one.

16-06-2010, 10:32
Great work, what scale are the bionics? SM or IG? because i'm about to start an admech army and would love to save some time buy buying some.



Lord Azoth
16-06-2010, 13:40
Congratz man! Hope we can see more things from your hands!

16-06-2010, 14:42
Oh damn it... Just when I thought I was free of 40k.
Damn you and your Bionics Freakforge! Now... How about some more heads and arms? :P

16-06-2010, 21:30
@FreakForge: it was a pleasure to work with you :) . Look forward to working with you in the future - we have more stuff planned, some of which should fit your sculpting style nicely :) . Just need to sort out new workshop and I'll contact you :) .

BTW - just not to cause confusion. The bionic bits won't be realeased within 2 days like Taz mentioned. I wasn't clear when I had a chat with him - I meant that I'll post previews in a day or two (which I did :) ). This set will be on sale next week.

28-06-2010, 18:12
Hi there!

Thanks to all for the replies. Iīm really happy with the end results, and like Przemas (a great guy to work with) said, thereīs some more stuff planned in the future.

@Sheep: Thanks man! the bionics work very well with the power armoured models. So you can get some for your AdMech forces ;) .

@Catferret: Thanks! I take note of your advice about the multipart, but itīs very complicated to get something that work well in such scale (the pieces will need a lot of sculpting to be assembled ).
Anyway the legs seems very flexed without the rest of the body. I will try to post a pic with the legs in a model.

In other terms hereīs an update at Dantenator, and some pics of a wolf priestīs bike.

The bike will have a lot of ornates on it. I will try to give a more nordic style to this, because I feel that the original concept of Norse space marines are quite vanished for the actual models (except for some tinny details like the runes).




Until soon!


03-07-2010, 16:49
Hi everybody!

Sorry for the double post, but I was cleaning my PC and I found some WIP pic of the bionics that may be helpful.





06-07-2010, 09:20
Damn... I was hoping they'd be scaled for Terminators... Ah well, they'll make nice attachments to my skitarii :)

16-07-2010, 18:15
Hi Warseer!

Here I am again to show some progress in the Dantenator model.




The model still need a lot of sanding on the robes, some adjusments on the belt buckle-stomach thing, but the pose and general idea itīs almost done.

C&C are welcome as always.


17-07-2010, 09:08
The Dantenator is great! But I'm not really sold on the abs-buckle. The buckle is too low for it to cover his abs, so it doesn't really make sense to me. But it's some great sculpting, and that's what counts in the end ;).

19-07-2010, 22:26
What else is there to say but WOW? Do have to agree with Radium though, the abs-buckle.... Not too great.

22-07-2010, 02:24
Thanks for the comments guys.
I will work on the abs-buckle. Definetly need to be redone.

Well, after a long time of work the first Primarch over my desk flew away...

And in this particular case the sentence have double meaning because the Primarch is the non offical pictured Corax, primarch of the glorious XIX legion, the Raven Guard.

This commission was particulary difficult to me because I have to design the model with only a few and very vague descriptions of the Primarch. The project began like a year ago, and by that time thereīs no other information that some poor lines of background.

The audiobook "Ravenīs flight " came at the 3/4 of the project, and not help to much about the design terms, only defined that Corax have a jetpack that allows him to fly, and not only jump.

After various failed concept designs, and a lot of discuss with my client, I came to the conclution that Corax have a lot of potencial to be a native american background based character ....


Yeap, think about it:

* Corax live in a tribe that call him Corax ( the scientific name of the raven).
* Theres an american tribe called Apsáalooke most know as "Crow people".
* Corax and his tribe are slaves in a huge industrial complex ( that reminds me what happen with the original american people under the European colonization).
*The warfare tactics are one of the most common war tactics used by the native american.
*The crow is ussually presented as "totem" in the RG fluff.
*The hulk RG monters that Corax made (after the heresy) remind me the legend of the Wendigo (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wendigo).
*And finally the well know Coraxīs final phrase is a quote from the poem "the Raven" By Edgar Allan Poe... an American writer.

Maybe sounds too strange something like this, mainly because most of the 40K background is based on European and Asian myths and cultures (with a few exceptions), but believe me, I think a lot about this and have a lot of discuss with my client.

Iīm really proud in how the model turns out, and to the date Corax is the best model that I made.

The model measures about 50mm high.

So, after this long introduction I leave you pics of Corax, Primarch of the Raven Guard... VICTORVS AVT MORTIS!






C&C are welcome as always.

Thanks for reading.


PS: The banner-Totem seems misaligned in a couple of pics, thatīs because it wasnīt glue.

22-07-2010, 07:05
Erm. . . wow!

22-07-2010, 07:16

There's nothing I can really add after that... That's some awesome sculpting! I never really thought of Raven Guard as native American (that seems to be the Dark Angel thing), but the model is just perfect. There is just so much detail there, this model is both a painters nightmare and a painters dream.
Very, very impressive work!

Lord Azoth
22-07-2010, 08:19
amazing, the pose and the mini showing so much movement...really nice work mate!

22-07-2010, 12:13
Holy crap! I'm a bit speechless at the moment...

22-07-2010, 22:54
Thanks for the comments guys!

I forgot to include the pic of the model in pieces.


I managed to take a couple some close-up pics. They are at this gallery:



23-07-2010, 00:29
FF , corax is a masterpiece!!!!! WOW..... i think that Rogal Dorn could beat him in a fight though ;)

truely a work of art my friend!

31-07-2010, 13:09
More More MORE MOOOOOOORE!!!!! i want to see more!!! what are the other primarchs you're working on?

31-07-2010, 14:38
Oh... My... That thing is perfection incarnate!

the damned artificer
02-08-2010, 13:45
This Plog is so awesome, please do a lot more stuff :D

04-08-2010, 13:42
Hi !

Thanks a lot guys!
I really work hard (for a very long time) on this model, and Iīm happy to see that it worth it.

@ cpt.skara : Maybe he will :D

I managed to finished the Dantenator.

General view :







04-08-2010, 13:43

And a few details:




04-08-2010, 14:16
That is impressive! I like this one better than Corax, but that's probably just because I like blood angels :P. The details are amazing and I really like the very 'Roman' feel to the model.
Is this also a commission piece or for personal use/reproduction/something else?

04-08-2010, 15:51
man that is one nice sculpt how long did it take you

04-08-2010, 20:06
Very daunting Dante.
quick question, was there a reason why you gave him a sword over an axe?

05-08-2010, 00:08
Under what rock have you been hiding?ŋ!!! Amzaing model, congratulations

06-08-2010, 06:39
Another amazing sculpt. It realy has a great sense of movement, something Terminators are often lacking.

06-08-2010, 18:48
Hmm, great model! Personally I'm not so much into the robes though, doesn't seem to be that fitting for somebody in Terminator armour which has to tolerate so much violence, heat, fire, destruction, madness. The robes would be incinerated in moments inside a hulk.

07-08-2010, 22:08
Hail Mars!

Thanks to all for the comments.

The model was a commission for a guy that is making a deluxe SH set.

@bluewolf74727: thanks!
I started 5 months ago, but I work at multiple projects at the same time. So i can make a precise timeline about this job.

@Melchiah:The client requires that.

@ Gonfrask: Leave me alone with my ROCK :evilgrin: !!

@spekkiebig: Thanks! I was very worried about that.
I want to give him the pose as he was roaring: CHARGE!

@malika: thanks dude!
Iīm also think that the robes will be burn... and thatīs so damn cool image !!!

I will need a favour, if you have time take a look at the Corax model and vote:






Thanks in advance!

See you soon, with more PRIMARCHS TM!!! (in stereophonic weīre available. 3 of 4 Chaos powers recommends to use a primarch every 40 millenia).

25-08-2010, 05:56
he certainly is a big ****, Dantenator turned out awesome.

25-08-2010, 06:28
FF how about a Rogal Dorn? :)

25-08-2010, 19:30
Awesome stuff here!

@Freakforge: What'd you use to sculpt the wraithbone? Also, would you mind doing a quick tutorial on how you did it?


26-08-2010, 07:03
Some mind boggling sculpting going on in here, can't wait to see more primarchs as the dynamics of Corax looked fantastic, Dantes shaping up to be damn sweet too.

The cape tutorial was also that good that I wanted a copy saved, so I combined the tutorial into a .jpg, I've attached it to this post in case anyone else wants a copy, hope you don't mind, PM me if you'd rather not have it here.

03-09-2010, 21:35
Hi guys!
Long time without news. I was without PC for a while so the updates come with a delay.

@cpt.skara: Rogal itīs fine, healthy, and send you regards :evilgrin:.

@Ancientsociety: Thanks dude!
About the eldar jet, I work with a epoxy putty called Parsec (itīs a local brand). Hard rock when it dries, easy sandable, etc.
If you read the thread I talk about that several times.

I will try to do a photo-tutorial, but I canīt promise anything. Itīs a quite exausting process at this moment.
But basically speaking you need to make a basic bone structure (I made mine with a thin sheet of plasticard, and wire), then cover it with BS, let it dry, sand, repeat the process a few times until you get the organic shape of your taste.

@Gekiganger: Thanks!
No problem at all with the .JPG, in fact is very handy ... Thanks bro!


Iīm very close to finish the next Primarch.
As you may presume it will be Rogal Dorn, and goes to cpt.skara home (or goes to Palace of Terra, Im not sure).

The model only needs a few minor details so I presume that we will have some update on weekend.

Until that I have a pic of Dante in pieces to share:


And remember:

"The Emperor have the Golden Throne, but the Admech makes the spare parts"


06-09-2010, 04:09
:D sorry Freakforge, i know i am acting impatient like a little boy waiting for his birthday presents :D

ill be quiet now :angel:

06-09-2010, 05:31
that Dantenator is gorgeous, i definately look forward to Rogal Dorn

sometime in the near future(hopefully) i may be asking you to do a living saint/grey knight grandmaster for me if you're up for it

07-09-2010, 03:29
After a long time of work another primarch itīs done...

I take as starting reference the work on this character made by J.Blanche at the Horus Heresy artwork, and Mr. Eastwood in the "duel" scene at Gran Torino.
A quick discussion with cpt.skara and this sketch make a solid base to me to began with the model:


The model that I want to make shows a tower man shaped, a colossus that have the face aged by the war. The mix of human with machine in order to create the perfect paladin of the Imperium.
So no pretty boy face to me.

The model stands 55mm to the top of the head, made 98% from zero with GS, BS, a mix of both putties, plasticard and a few GW bits.

Without further ado, here is my vision of Rogald Dorn, primarch of the VII Legion, the Imperial Fist:

To your glory and the glory of Him on Terra!!!







07-09-2010, 03:34

A few detail pics:








07-09-2010, 11:48
That's pretty ******* amazing!

The last pic presents a bit of a strange angle - makes him look a little too gaunt - too much space around the collar - looks fine from in all the other shots.

Was that the effect you were aiming for?

Is the cherub attached to the candle flames?

07-09-2010, 18:57
wicked, he is simply put; WICKED. Great facial scuplt.

08-09-2010, 01:26
Wow that's fantastic! Just brilliant all over. I particularly like the shoulderpad with candles on top being lit by a cherubim. Really great.
The one thing I'm not sold on is the face. But I think that's just personal preference more than anything. I prefer my faces a little less... liney. But you said you were going for aged by war and I think it fits. :)

08-09-2010, 10:11
Wow great sculpt.. loving all the little details you have put into it to make him come alive..

Only comments I would also make are again the head looks a bit small, but so do the feet.. the pointed shoes seem to be out of place with the rest of the sculpt.. but other than that great job..

Don't suppose you could put it up next to a regular SM to show the difference that a primarch is compared to a lowly marine?

08-09-2010, 10:14
Holy crap! So, what Primarch do you have planned next?

mr gelmir
08-09-2010, 10:57
like he just stepped out of the artwork, I've never seen a model like this (except some of your previous work then) the amount of detail is just breathtaking

09-09-2010, 18:05
Thanks a lot guys!

As I say I want to give him a war veteran look, thatīs why he looks gaunt, edentulous, or to aged. when the model get painted I believe that the effect will be complete.
I visualice the primarchs as fantastic characters and change proportions in order to make some details more relevant than others (like the huge fist or the small feet or head).

I donīt fell the "helenic proportions" accurate to the model.

My vision of the primarchs is far away from human, because they are not humans... they are something else.

I will take a comparision pic later... the guy is huge, the powerfist itīs dread size :D .

Thanks again!


PS: The Lion is coming

09-09-2010, 23:17
Holy hell, what an astounding thread. Instantly bookmarked. Can't wait to see more.

11-09-2010, 19:59
By the power of grayskull :eek:

11-09-2010, 21:11
Wow. How did I miss this log before. That model made my jaw drop. Not to sure about the head but it could be the angle.

18-09-2010, 18:37
Hello everyone!

Thanks again for your replies.

I just want to share with you the paintjob that Thomas Schadle(eight time GD winner) made on the Coraxīs model :eek: !

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs215.ash2/47772_427145654842_187587854842_5107606_841304_n.j pg

I really love what he have done with this model, he makes Corax look sinister and dark, and at the same time itīs bright and full of life.

Hereīs a gallery of pics of the finished model at Tomīs jobs Facebook account:


I keep working with several models, and reworking with some old and titanicus project ( Yeap, that ONE on my sig).Also Iīm making a rough step-by-step guide of how I work on the Primarch models.
So, I promise to make a big update in a few days.

In the meantime I have some PIP pics of some Tallarn Stormlord that I have adding weathering , and battle damage.
My first time working weathering with oils.





See you soon!

19-09-2010, 02:30
Looks like you're getting on well with the oil paints! How do you find them compared to acrylics?

The paint job on Corax is nice too. It provides a nice balance between the flat and detailed areas you've made.

20-09-2010, 19:35
I'm glad to see Corax got the paintjob he deserved!

Farseer Emrys
21-09-2010, 14:01
Awesome, the transition from scetch to sculpt is simply awesome, I realy like the posing of the models.


Lord Azoth
22-09-2010, 08:38
Corax paintjob is amazing!...

24-09-2010, 14:29
The weathering looks great. I've never used oils. What's your prefernce, acrylics vs. oils?

29-09-2010, 16:38
Hi there!

Thanks for the replies.

Like I said before I really like Thomasī paintjob on Corax, it really brings life to the model.

About the oil paint, I found them very helpful to give weathering effects on large vehicles.
Is a technique very common on the military models.
The translucent effect is unique, nothing compared with what can be done with acrylics.

But I recommend it only to make effects, not to use oil for a whole model (the oil take ages to dry).
I knew painters that use oil with regular miniatures, but iīm too far away from that.

I follow this excellent tutorial made by Ultrawerke (the oil dot part only):


Take a read of the whole blog, is a source of techniques and weathering effects without limits.

His Kriegīs models are amazing.


In other terms i managed to finish another commission. This time a Wolf Priest on bike:





I take special attention to the movement effects , in a John Woo style :D.
Detail pics to follow...



29-09-2010, 21:30
That is so awesome...

29-09-2010, 23:29
mind boggling!

Lord Azoth
30-09-2010, 08:12
the pose is amazing!!...so dinamic...and the details are mindblowing!

30-09-2010, 18:21
Thanks a lot guys!
Hereīs an update with detail pcs. The crotch seems a little bit strange without the bike :P .




C&C are welcome as usual.


30-09-2010, 20:39
Once again a very dynamic and very detailed sculpt/conversion. I'm realy impressed by the dynamic part though, wich seems present in all you models lately. And what is it with you and bird's skeletons? I spot another one on the bike, which i don't realy asociate with Space Wolves.

02-10-2010, 05:09
I love all your stuff, this is fantastic. Can we expect any more primarchs in the future?

02-10-2010, 14:13
i want one

03-10-2010, 19:35
Dude, your work is usually breathtakingly good, both inspired and precise.
To the point, what happened to that left leg. You say the crotch looks strange, but dude, it looks like itīs dislocated :p

Awaiting painted shot with bike. Very interested in how thatīs "healing" him.


Commander Zane
06-10-2010, 10:11
I love all your stuff, this is fantastic. Can we expect any more primarchs in the future?

yes please!!!!! would love to see Ferris Manus and a few opther primarchs made, beautiful work man cant wait to see more

07-10-2010, 00:41
I have rumours that he is going to make a Vulkan :P

Space Monkey
07-10-2010, 13:57
Sanguinious would be epic.

Love your work

Justicar Alaric
08-10-2010, 15:25
Leman Russ!!! A sculpt for him would be awesome, For the Wolftime! Love the work so far! :D

Asi the Red
08-10-2010, 16:41
Add my voice to the heap of praise, these are wonderfully done.

15-10-2010, 20:20
Hi there!

Iīm having some personal problems lately, so excuse me if the updates doesn`t come very often.

@spekkiebig: Thanks a lot. yes lately Iīm trying to include more dynamism on the models.
Hehehehe, I donīt have any problems with bird skulls ( I guess), just is a reference to the Vinkingīs Raven banner (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Raven_banner), a detail that come in the discussion with my client.
The idea was to make an character with a lot of heraldry, and the Raven Banner fits nicely with all the idea of the priest.

By the way, good eye for the details!

@Anodai, Commander Zane, Space Monkey, usticar Alaric:
Thanks for the comments guys!.
The list of incoming Primarchs is the following:

First, the first... Ten will be the second, and last but not least... two less than the total of the Primarchs account

And yes, I love the silly riddles :D .

@Gonfrask: REALLY... And who will be paint him ? :evilgrin:

@Warflag:Hahahaha, thanks! I take advantage of that the model goes glued to the bike, so, i donīt have to pay to much attention to the anatomy.

And now a few pics of the works over my desk.

The Stormlord have more weathering on it and some decals.





15-10-2010, 20:37

The beggining of the Corax honour guard (same client, so the models will match the native american concept).


And some WHFB commission, Valkia the Bloody (this one will be painted by me).




By the way, I add Rogal Dornīs model to coolmini. If you are so kind , take a look and make a vote.


Thanks in advance!

FreakForge back to the lair now...

17-10-2010, 19:44
Very good work 10/10 on your sculpting.

Lord Azoth
18-10-2010, 13:42
really nice Valkia!!....Looking forward to see more updates

19-10-2010, 18:39
OMG! I had to sign up because of this! Love all of it. Not keen on the corax conversion, but that model isn't for me.

13-01-2011, 02:34
Hello everyboy!

Itīs a have been a while since the last update, the year changes, someones passed away, and other just birth.

Everything still messy around here, but I always try to make another step foward. Thanks to all my friends and clients for their support and understanding.

So, another primarch get done.

At this time Lion El Jonson, Primarch of the Dark Angels.

A model that took a lot of time to get done. I mix a lot of things to do this model. First I always found interesting the feral childhood of Lion, and feel that partticular aspect need to be around the miniature... Thatīs why he have the torn cape and tunic.

The general line sof the armor was inspired on the gothic cathedral around Europe (the generator was made trying to emulate the towers at the Sagrada Familia cathedral).

The skull of the Calibanīs beast as relic-trophy, sided by candles.

And the servitor as altar boys, carriers of the other sacred personal objects of the Lion gives a lordly sense to all group.

I have some troubles with the scale but the model turns out pretty well.

So, some pics of Lion, primarch of the first legion:

Repent! For tomorrow you die!

Initial design of the bases, servitors and Lion



13-01-2011, 02:34
The complete Lion model.








13-01-2011, 02:35





Thanks for read!
C&C are always welcome!

Stay tunned more to come.

13-01-2011, 07:09
Another great interpetation of a Primarch. Once again the detail on this one is amazing. The backpack somehow made me think of Dali. The servitors and spiraling base add much flavor to the model as well. Can't wait to see what more you've got in store for us.

13-01-2011, 16:20
Really has the air of a Primarch about him.

13-01-2011, 17:57
Once again mind blowing stuff. Love those sevitors.

13-01-2011, 21:34
I think my brain just threw up. Amazing work.

Commander Zane
14-01-2011, 09:19
holy hog in pencil factory! loveing the Lion and the servitors, they look kick ass man

keep it up mate

Disposable Hero
14-01-2011, 10:36
...looks at his ruddy blob of green stuff...at the Lion model...back at the green stuff...

He made THAT from this?

Holy moly.

Like watching Botticelli at work...

15-01-2011, 11:22
Utterly astounding...I have no other words to describe your work - wow!

Lord Dan
17-01-2011, 04:43
Do you cast these models?

22-01-2011, 17:36
Thanks so much guys for the comments guys!

@Lord Dan: Sorry fella, except for the pieces that I made for Maxmini all the work that you saw on the thread are unique models.


Hereīs a bunch of close up details pics, somes of those pics are from WIP stages.







Thanks again !

23-01-2011, 00:56
I have had that mini in my hands and is amazing! I wish i could pain it, but anothe one have take the job

23-01-2011, 10:14
I really like te ragged clothing of Lion.

24-01-2011, 21:51
how much do you charge for a commission?

24-01-2011, 23:19
exquisite, beautiful sculpt with a lot of character.


02-02-2011, 01:06
@Freakforge, you have a PM incoming

29-06-2011, 21:40
Hello to everybody!

Long time pass from my last visit here.

The things on my life isnīt good enough, but Iīm trying to past over the problems and still working on sculpting miniatures.
Sometimes itīs hard, and lately I was thinking a lot about quit at this , and get back to my old job (art-related, but 100% about advertising and publicity).

I really appreciate all your C&C about my work.

Hereīs a massive update of my lastests works.

The finished Aphotecary-Shaman, part of a unit of 5 models that will be the Coraxīs honour guard.

Cliking on the pic launches a new window with the video.

http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu172/sideprojects_2009/th_Coraxhonourguard001.jpg (http://s645.photobucket.com/albums/uu172/sideprojects_2009/?action=view&current=Coraxhonourguard001.mp4)

Some set of weapons for Maxmini

the greens


the "box art" pic
http://www.maxmini.eu/store/images/mxm_bit...apons_color.jpg (http://www.maxmini.eu/store/images/mxm_bits/steampunkweapons_color.jpg)

Some termies shoulder pads for a Salamander polinesian based army (By the way, I working on a Vulkan that match with this concept)



A few AdMech icons


More to follow...

29-06-2011, 21:53

Some conversion work on Bloody Barnabas.
Again a turnaround video.

http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu172/sideprojects_2009/th_bloodybarnabasWIP001.jpg (http://s645.photobucket.com/albums/uu172/sideprojects_2009/?action=view&current=bloodybarnabasWIP001.mp4)

And a turnaround video of some fire effect for a SDE model.
I put a marine for scale reference, some people asked about the size of the model.

http://i645.photobucket.com/albums/uu172/sideprojects_2009/th_sodapopdungeonsorcerer001.jpg (http://s645.photobucket.com/albums/uu172/sideprojects_2009/?action=view&current=sodapopdungeonsorcerer001.mp4)

more to follow...

29-06-2011, 21:53
And finally... the mighty, the beloved Iron-Pope:

Ferrus Manus

The model was planned to get ready around end of February. But, unfortunately Brother Varen (my client9 lost his job, and have to cancel the commission.
I was planned to finish it at some point (he needs a lot of work on final details (such candles, purity seals, cog seals, AdMech icons) a cape made of metal plaques (like the skirt and shoulder of thismodel), and a bunch of servo-skulls flying all around.

The model stands around 12 cm from the bottom of the base to the top of the candles.
The idea was that Ferrus made his own armour previous the emperor arrival to Medusa. then he join the cruzade and add all Imperial symbols.

Also I want to suggest that the techmarine armour style born in Ferrus mind.

Hereīs the concept sketch and a couple of pics of his current state.






If anyone is interestend on this model send me a PM.

Like always C&C are most welcome.

Regards to all

30-06-2011, 00:21
As always FreakForge, ludicrously good models, well done sir...

30-06-2011, 05:49
Absolutely Stunning Sculpting!

30-06-2011, 07:51
Insanely good work once again!

Lord Azoth
30-06-2011, 09:29
love your concepts mate!! the vulkan one rocks....

The slamander shoulderpads are BEAUTIFUL!

30-06-2011, 11:56
Nice to see you back on the job. Your work never stops amazing me and i hope Ferrus gets a good home.