When I decided it was about time I do my next batch of Grotesques, I wanted to get them done quick and get them painted so I could see how my test scheme would work on them. I made them part of my October Modeling vow of stuff I would get done by the end of the month to keep me motivated.
It worked pretty well:
I'm not quite fond of that last big, bulbous spinal column, but, like I said, the goal for these guys was SPEED. I'm really good at doing "just one more thing" on a model, and then it never gets done. These days I'm trying to actually finish them and get them painted.
So, on this, the second last day of October, I am happy to report that my grotesque squad is...
While I hammered through these guys, going for a MVP conversion of the much-loved Paulson Bioterror model, I put a little more work into converting the Aberration to lead the squad. He was converted from one of the beautiful new Skaven Stormfiends. I feel like I could write a whole blog post on this one model alone, so I will, and I'll just give you these pics of him almost finished so I can stop writing and get back to work on him ^_^
Awesome awesome work. The conversion one just looks super beefy epic sauce!ReplyDelete
"Super beefy epic sauce" is exactly what I was hoping for, perhaps with some HORROR thrown in for good measure. Thank you, sir!Delete
Very nice grotesques. Can't wait to see your whole army together. Great work.I especially like your scissor hand. May have to copy that idea.ReplyDelete
Copy with gusto, friend Royce! I come up with these ideas so that they can pollinate across the net, and that was an idea with which I am particularly pleased! I was playing with different Hellion glaive blades, and there are a couple of them that would work for scissorhands.Delete
And I keep my partially painted models in my workspace to keep me moving on seeing them all together and painted.
Amazing. The 'stitching' effect is superb.ReplyDelete
Thank you, Sir! This is, literally, my first attempt at it, but I think I've ironed it out...though every time I say that, I wind up screwing it up on the next pass. I've found it's easy to do with a decent amount of putty on the seam, not a thin skim.Delete
Yeah, the stitching is so sick. Once i finish some trueborn, hopefully I can pull something off on some grots that's even as 1/4 as good as yours.Delete
Benjamin, I'm planning to make a tutorial video to show how to do the stitching. It is a lot easier than it looks if you've been given the right strategies/tools.Delete
Grotesque. Yes, I think you've nailed it.ReplyDelete
BOOM, baby. That is the goal.Delete