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So, it has become time again, for yet another conversion and painting log. This time will be different though, this time I have a limited number of models and will finish
The first piece really was the one I entered in the CamelAid (thanks to all bidders and not least to minus_t who organized the whole thing).
This piece woke my appatite for the feral brothers from space.
The Space Wolves have a special place in my heart (or two actually) -they were the first minis I painted. My friend asked me to do a few models for him, and I had a blast painting the Ven Dread and Long Fangs. The second place they hold in my heart is that as the razers of Prospero. It made for some epic battles between my Thousand Sons and my friends Space Wolves back in the days.
So, it has become time to paint them again, yet again for a friend. This time however my skills have improved and I'm way more certain of my self as a sculptor, so I intend to build my friend a Space WOlf army the way I envision them, feral and barbaric with strong influence from the ancient scandinavian mythos.
The first unit is a pack of LongFangs. I went for two Missile Launchers and two heavy Bolters, I hop it's a good combo -if not I'll have to make more or swap the weapons
I also started working on a Rune Priest in Terminator Armour, maybe not the best choice of HQ but the general awesomness of the concept forced me to do it. He'll be given a cybernetic Raven and two wolves too as well as a long fur cloak.
Now, the first pics.
That's a Wolg Guard Battleleader , or at least so I imagine.
Next up is a few shots of the Long Fangs, one will be kept a secret though as I'll enter him in the "More Dakka"-comp.
As you can see they are in various stges of finishing, but please be patient with me...
Last is the early state Rune Priest. He's based on one of the old plastic Terminators, but little of the original will show once he's finished.
I'll try my best to keep this thread updated and the army to progress.
You have a real talent, and I'm very eager to see more. You have yourself some more rep and a subscriber.
Cheers Pierced53, I'm glad you like them
As for the other question, on what tools I use for greenstuff-sculpting, it's really nothing fancy.
The tool I use the most is, by far, the GW sculpt-tool, I find it very convenient and it's a good multi-purpouse tool. Next in line is my scalpel, a metalhandle with exchangable blades. If you buy a too cheap scalpel you might get one where the "blade-gripping-thingie" (a screwable contraption) is made of plastic - avoid that as they generally don't hold the blade as good as the slightly more expensive metal ones.
I ust the scalpel for fine details such as the runes and the hairs/beard/fur.
I also use it to cut clean corners and edges once the greenstuff has cured (for like 24 hours). GS tends to expand a little while curing and especially if you make thick things you'll end up with bulgy and rounded edges, that's really not funny:/
Then finally I have a needle for even tinier details and a...crochet hook (is that the right word? it's a tool for..well not sewing but making things of strings...think old lady.) . A fine one to make nice round holes and some other details, it's good for reaching into them difficult places.
Oh, and also I use a bucketload of patience
Hope to finish the fourth LongFAng tonight and get pics up of him too. Then it's just the packleader left, but I got him planned already.
Looking forward to seeing more.
All the best,
Another log? Surely you should finish the other one first? :p The insults aside, I love the look of the long fangs. Being a fan of the space wolves myself, I like what you've done with them, the rune priest looks especially good. I am looking forward to more.
Great work, yet again.
Im still angry with you for dumping your Death Guard though
I particularly love the Rune priest- hes got a great pose and I love the way the hood covers his eyes- he looks like a Skald in futuristic armour, which is as it should be.
I really hope you go overboard on the Norse/Viking imagery and influence as I think it will look awesome.
PLAN CLAN MAN!!
He who makes a beast of himself gets rid of the pain of being a man- S. Johnson
Oh, but I havn't dumped my Death Guard...it's just that they lare prosponed for a while. Or really, now that I'm working on the Wolves it takes some creative preassure of them and I can actually pick one up and add some paint just as a break from the wolves. So, I try to see it as a win-win situation.
There's also quite a few blobs of GreenStuff left over when working on them pups and those tend to be added to something completely different project. Sometimes it's a DG and sometimes to a Ogrilator I'm working on for Inquisitor Earl.
So, there's nothing being seriously dumped I assure you.
I'm glad you like thhese wolves though, I most certainly enjoy working with them, the Rune Priest did get a pair of arms yesterday and I'll flesh them out today, adding some armour and fur. Then it's time for his cloak. It'll be big and blowing in the wind, like if he is somehow magically summoning a blizzard. I also plan to make him two wolf-companions from the Chaos Hounds I've got lying around, and a cybernetic Raven that I fear I'll have to make from scratch.
The paintjob on the fourth Long Fang is almost completed and apart from a few touching up things all he needs is a proper base.
To finish it all I thought I should add a list of the models this army will include, just so I can mark them red and feel good once they are done.
1 Land Raider Crusader...
1 Drop Pod
1 Ven Dread
13 Blood Claws
10 Grey Hunters
5 Wolf Scouts
5 Long Fangs
3 Wolf Guard models (1 in Termie armor)
1 Wolf Priest (in Termie armor)
1 Iron Priest
1 Wolf Lord
1 Standard Bearer
1 Rune Priest
1 Wolf Guard with Mark of the Wulfen
There might sneak in one or a couple of more models but time will show
I'll try to get some pics up once there is something to show.
Until then, thanks for following yet another log of mine
Dude, your sculpting is top-job stuff. Doing non-nurgle stuff I think will challenge you more but it looks like you're meeting the challenge very capably.
No more NG spearmen, thanks! Now I need some pump-wagons!
Consider me subscribed taht stuff looks great.