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Here will follow my guide to making more dynamic poses for the Seraphim models. I, as many others, am not a huge fan of the poses on the basic models.
You will need:
A Seraphim model
pliers, a file
ev. a flying base pin
Clean the model from any excess material. Remove the slot support (the thingie that goes in the base slot) with it's metal extensions.
Take your pliers and carefully bend any limbs into wanted position. This may need some fore hand cutting. Be careful not to harm the detail.
As you can see in the picture the metal surface is slightly damaged, but this is easily fixed with your file. The reposing isn't too clear on the pictures above, but things done are: arms slightly adjusted. Left leg (the one to the left on the picture) has been removed from the clothing, been bent from the knee and the heel. Right foot been repositioned for better compatibility with the rest of the model.
Step three: Create a dynamic base, either including the flying base pin to make her "fly" or just positioning her on some rocks etc.
You might want to paint the base and/or the model before gluing it to the base to avoid getting paint at the pin.
Step four: Add any other conversions, paint the model and attach it to the base. The extra 15min you spent on the model will be well spent.
You will soon notice that some of the models are easier to repose than others and that just basing the model on a flying base makes a huge difference. Please do not get to excited doing this and do not hurry, as you may easily ruin your models.
Hmm, it appears i feel the need to buy some witchhunter models now...
I think thats pretty cool and you've certainly made me tempted to to do this myself!
Nice one old bean!:happy:
I'll be doing some Seraphim for my 'Tale of Painters'.
Thanks for inspiring me.
Cervantes: In order to attain the impossible, one must attempt the absurd.
I did this once with some spare Drone flying bases.
It was awesome but they break easily.
"When Space Wolves call upon Russ or the Emperor in battle, it is to witness the deeds of Men and to judge The Fallen."
- Meditations upon the Fang
I used this today for a Libby on a bike, and it worked great. Thanks for the advice! I'll use it again for some jump troops soon.
I prefer small flying bases anyway but found out they dont even have them in production anymore through citadel.
I use these normal small bases for heros and use the larger ones for lords.
-HONORABLE MENTIONS IN BLITZKRIEG PAINTING COMP-
"THAT I.G. GUY WITH THAT OVERDEVELOPED TRIGGER FINGER"
Yup they break easily... A too hasty move and "Crack"... Therefore I usually try too fix the model to the base at two points. At the flying base pin and with one of the feet at the base itself for a more steady model. This will require a dynamic base, with the model standing on a cliff or something, but will guarantee a steady model.
Thanks for an interesting SBS. I've been meaning to try this myself with my own Seraphims and you've inspired me enough to actually try it
Here's a picture of my WIP seraphim superior with Eviscerator. The angle isn't the best, but it shows the two point binding technique. It looks as if the flying pin is extending outside the model itself, but it's just the wrong angle to look at it. As you may see is it based on the normal boxed seraphim superior model. The left arm was cut off and replaced by the bolt pistol from the cannoness sprue. The right arm's bolt pistol was carefully filed down and is to be replaced by an Evicerator made out of two chain swords.
i love it man! great ideas are what make this stuff! rep my friend:drinking:
Currently working on I.Repent, Part one of the Lost Astartes Story
If anyone is interested let me know and i will share some unfinished product :)
Also have a codex, and miniatures in the works