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I'm getting my chaos army ready for Apocalypse and I've decided that I need the Forgeworld bloodthirster. That's right, I need it. Problem is, Forgworld needs ~$260 from me in order to send me one :party2:
So I've decided I'm going to try and model my own. I couldn't stand to represent this guy's awsome stats with just a normal bloodthirster model, as the FW version is 9.5 inches tall.
Any ideas on what to base the model off of? I was thinking using the original model and tons of greenstuff, but I'm sure there has to be an easier way. How tall does the GW bloodthirster stand, btw?
You really don't want to base it on a normal BloodThirster...that'd be like basing a normal Thirster on a hobbit. None of the proportions would survive.
I think you'd be best of building it from scratch. Make a skeleton from semi-thick brass-wire (1,6 mm in " ?) and then add muscles using aluminium-foil or some cheap material that stays in shape. Pappier maché (sp?) perhaps? Or even high density foam (pink foam) and a foam-cutter, but not a BloodThirster.
Once you've got a skeleton you like, just add the skin and the following details usng GreenStuff.
(You noticed I used the word "just"... oh, sweet irony)
It's a behemoth you are set on creating so read a lot of stuff before you start. Tutorials and such.
Thanks for the advice! This is actually going to be a WIP, so stay tuned for updates on the project. I'll try and update once a week. I don't expect this to be anything close to what the quality of the FW model, but I think this is still going to turn out pretty awsome.
I found out that the FW model is ~3x the dimensions of the GW model, so I'd be pretty close with a model that is 2 GW bloodthirsters tall and 3 wide. This gives me a pretty good idea of where to start.
I reckon start with a lord of the rings balrog, then build it up from there. Its a big model, and being plastic, can easily be cut to made bigger.
And Its got wings that you can heat up and fold, etc...
just get plenty of green stuff...
But I call to God, and the LORD saves me.
Maybe you should use an action figure? The forgeworld model is pretty big, so a 6" action figure with some fur and armor would look good. Also, those toys have some Muscular definition, which perfectly suits a Bloodthirster. You can also use toy Dragon wings and cratch sculpt an axe and whip.
Alright, I've decided to try this the hard way first before spending money on an existing model or ruin an action figure:rofl
By looking at pictures of the FW model, I've assembled a rough wire frame for the model. It stands about 6 inches tall, but the wings should add a couple more inches. Sorry for the blurry picture, I've had way too much coffee. You can't really see it, but the wire to support the head and neck is supposed to point downward.
I'm going to try using aluminum foil and work on a body shape tomorrow. Any suggestions?
If worse comes to worse do one of the two things or atlest look into them.
First look at the D&D mini's they have some huge models out right now and can serve as a base model to work off of.
I suggest looking into reaper miniatures and see if there is a good basing monster in there.
this is IF you can't make the model using a wire frameing. Altough I say best of luck with it and give it your best shot man.
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Daemon Hunters: 2500 points [has yet to recieve]
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So this project has been put on hold indefinently...curse you, plastic baneblade kit!