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Im new here and thought I would kick off with some of the modelling and painting I did just before having to come back for uni.
This is the squads sergeant. He has been converted to be wearing mk4 maximus armour and his pose represents him throwing away his empty bolter (which has no magazine and I hollowed out the place in the bolter where it goes) and drawing his chainsword to charge into close combat (as has been pointed out on B&C, throwing away his sacred bolter is very naughty but I guess he will go pick it up after all nearby the enemies of the Imperium are all dead) I also looked pretty stupid for a while I bet while I was testing these poses :rolleyes: - but I do know that all the poses are perfectly able to do and I was also taking into account the weight of things and bulk of their armour while determining that.
The central circle piece on the chest isn't really mk4 style as it isnt hexagonal and the vent has been filed off - I did paint it to look like corroded copper though, was interesting I thought) The black slash on his right knee denotes company (5th in this case - just slightly non-codex). The ejected bolter magazine is just on the edge of the dirt part (in the left hand pic), where it was ejected as he rounded the corner. The top of the magazine has had some suitably gun magazine loking bits sculpted on too.
An an arial shot which helps show the pose a bit better I think.
Comments and criticism is welcome.
:edit: moved pics of rest of the squad to conversion. More appropriate as they are unpainted
Last edited by Rich; April 20th, 2005 at 14:59.
you must convert every model you have, don't ya :p
One criticism though, i think the gold is a BIT too thick, but i guess it gives the marine a very 'bulky' look.
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Thanks. My gold paint is a bit thick, I was trying to water it down enough to keep it smooth as possible and thick enough that it will cover in about 3 coats. Although painting alot metallics I find quite hard, partly why I chose these colours for my DIY chapter. I think it came out good enough, other than to a critical eye
And yes, every mini I have I must convert Which is why it takes me so long to do anything, sitting thinking how I can convert it. Then testing the psoe to see if it possible, then making and sculpting it :rolleyes: After that I fit painting in somewhere. A reason even less of my new marines are painted, but I get round to it slowly, just need to rig up my airbrush when I get home
Last edited by Rich; April 20th, 2005 at 19:05.
I think you have created an interesting dynamic look to this figure by creating the dropping of the bolter. The powersword behind the back looks awkward though. I can see that you were trying for a transition between ranged and melee and the idea is very cool.
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The drawing arm does look awkward but then I did test the pose and it is easilly possible, even accounting for the armour. Maybe drawing any sort of weapon would look awkward
I could have straightened the arm out I guess, but just didnt
Wow, that's a great conversion! If only I could do stuff like that. The sergeant looks really badass, throwing his gun aside to chop some Xenos (Or heretics, whatever :lol: ). I'd say the paint job is great, and the base is superb as well. I like the little touch that he was outta ammo and had to throw the gun away.