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This is my first WIP, and I am still pretty amateur at modeling and painting, but here we have an attempt at a lord of chaos! I plan to give him a tentacle for a head (kudos if you get the reference), Daemonic mutations in the form of talons sprouting from his back, and I am using the WHFB Nurgle Champion as a base model, as I really like the way he is posed.
Anyways, here is a picture of the components I will be using:
Thus far, I have succeeded in giving him his head:
So far, so good. Sorry about the fuzzy photos... I should have more up later tonight or sometime tomorrow!
Well, I'm not sure what the reference is, but it reminds me of the "Earthworm Jim" video game from back in the day.
Gawd, I'm old!
Haha, no, although Earthworm Jim is undeniably awesome, the tentacle-head has nothing to do with that.
Anyways, more pictures! I have now given him the claw mutations on his back, facing backwards as if at rest (I considered putting them in a more active or attacking pose, but that would look odd with the stance of the model.)
Also, I figured out how to get real images, not thumbnails.
Here they are!
I just cannot get a grip on the head. I can make out from the pics what it really looks like, it would be great to get a pic from the side or something, since I think it looks far better than the pics makes me belive.
I like the addition of the Spawn Claws (they are lovely bits) but when I try to invision how he uses them in hand to hand combat, things are getting a bit...traitorous. I think they would look far more threatening if they were actually able to attack a foe standing in front of him
I'm not sure if you have a pinvice, but it seems to me as if you've used only greenstuff, and possibly glue, to attach the claws. I would really recommend you to use a vice to pin them in place, that'd let you use the gs only to sculpt where the claws are bursting out through the armour instead of using it as a build up to gain structural strength.
I'd love to see more pics as your work progresses
Actually, I don't have a pin vise, but that sounds like it might work better (and be more like what I wanted anyways). I'll have to look into picking one up.
When I placed the claws backward facing like that, it was in a large part thanks to Infested KErrigan's wings in Starcraft, which looked deadly, but didn't face forward. I hope to fudge it a little simply by claiming he has turned them backwards while he stands at rest, thereby matching the post of the model itself. However, I also had trouble withthe joint on one of the talons, which is bent at a right angle, making it very hard for the arm to protrude from his back and have the talon facing forward.
I do, in fact, have a side picture to give you a better view of the tentacle:
I will be putting the sword on next, and moving him to a large base (the square slottabase holds him well for taking photos, but I hate trying to work on based models) soon after that.
That wouldnt work very well - it would get in the way of the sword, which is not shown in those pictures. I'll take a picture of him holding the sword so you can get a better idea of how it all fits together.
I am quite old fashioned when it comes to Nurgle... I am using the mounted Lord of Nurgle from the Fantasy range to make one of my Lords... Though I like what have you done although the talons look backward Is this intentional or a mistake that cannot be altered?
Thanks to all the people showing faith in me
I sometimes feel that everyone will leave me and they will be on their own...
After some reflection, I decided that I agree with everyone who has commented that the talons were poorly positioned. Therefore, I have repositioned them. Also, I finished the sword and put it in place (temporarily, I will be painting it separately so I can get underneath it).
The sword (next to the original sword blade):
The Lord with repositioned talons, holding sword:
Overall, I think the repositioned claws are a great improvement, and having the sword attached (finally) helps bring the whole thing together.