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Offline radu lykan

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[INQ54mm)
« on: November 14, 2016, 09:34:42 PM »
recently picked up a genestealer and decided that having painted it i would start putting my inquisitor stuff on here

finished my Genestealer! cant get a decent pic of it however. had problems taking pics of my bfg nid ships which are in the same scheme. any tips on photographing models that are mostly black and glossed?
the scheme is basically that of a xenomorph from aliens with added green/yellow details
here are pics with my usual crusade of fire back drop




wasnt happy with these as the metallic blue doesnt really show properly so out came the light box. that didnt seem to help as can be seen in the spoiler tags, any advice is welcome

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also am a bit stuck on what to do for the base? i have some bases that look like xenomorph infestation, i can do spaceship decking or something else?

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Re: [INQ54mm)
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2016, 06:17:24 AM »
For the base - if you could find some plastic ship decking them plastic glue would 'melt' it too give the acid blood effect. Then on another part you crank out the green stuff and make a few organic looking shapes that look like nest walls. Uhu glue makes  sticky looking stuff, bostick also works.

Have a look for some images from H. R. Giger's work and you'll find something in keeping.

A jungle floor base could also come up nice if you can find some aquarium plants cheapish.

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Re: [INQ54mm)
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2016, 02:25:29 PM »
Am still awaiting inspirations strike regarding the genestealer base, one day it will happen

With the possibility of a very real need for a space marine character at some point early next year I have started on my long planned, never started 54mm marine.
While I begin the slow process of reposing the Artemis model I am after some feed back on his gun. I am going with a storm bolter, I know it's a powerful weapon but if I am bringing a marine then the power level of the game has already been dialled up to 11, something powerful enough to warrant the inclusion of a marine in a game probably isn't too fussed on the difference between a bolter and a storm bolter anyway.




This doesn't look too bad imo but I am going to have to remove the pintle mounting which might take some tidying up afterwards, to save time and (possibly?) add wow factor I am considering adding additional ammo drums.




This adds to the bulky brutality of the weapon which is something I like and am reminded of molotovs truescale marine with stormbolter combined with grenade launchers, Segesvar http://s3.zetaboards.com/The_Ammobunker/topic/7659464/9/

So what was originally just me playing with spare bits and trying to cover up some potentially uneven surface is beginning to grow on me, does the idea have merit or should I stick with the first version?

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Re: [INQ54mm)
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2016, 03:54:19 PM »
That looks suitably shooty and brutal!
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Re: [INQ54mm)
« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2016, 11:13:59 PM »
Looking good Radu.

I'd consider having the drum mags lower down so you can have somewhere for the spent shell casings to come out - I forget the real word for that part but you know what I mean.

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Re: [INQ54mm)
« Reply #5 on: January 10, 2017, 11:12:39 AM »
After seeing kaptidavy's version of a stormbolter on the conclave and somebody's suggestion my own effort was more of a combi bolter I decided to keep the combi bolter for a potential chaos marine and shamelessly steal kaptidavy's idea.




With the combi bolter for comparison



Just need to work out some sort of targeter to add some detail to the top now

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Re: [INQ54mm)
« Reply #6 on: January 10, 2017, 11:47:37 AM »
Great kitbashing!
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Re: [INQ54mm)
« Reply #7 on: January 10, 2017, 12:52:33 PM »
Looks suitably stormbolter-ish now, I like it!

Maybe you could use the little targeter that comes with the predator kit, the one on top of the sponson guns? It would be a little bit bulky, but maybe that's not that bad for a Space Marine...

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Re: [INQ54mm)
« Reply #8 on: January 10, 2017, 10:44:16 PM »
All the Dakka!!!! You going to have this chap done for March mate??

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Re: [INQ54mm)
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2017, 07:55:58 PM »
It's looking tight due to finding a water leak under my house this week :(
Have managed to finish the second genestealer though :)
need to work on my photography skillz, the blue chitin has been washed out to look like black with blue stripes on it :( maybe next time I will get a decent pic



Went for the classic space hulk scheme on this one, bit of reposing was done to add variety
Next up, hopefully the marine :) 

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Re: [INQ54mm)
« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2017, 08:22:18 PM »
Very nice!
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Re: [INQ54mm)
« Reply #11 on: February 27, 2017, 09:08:55 PM »
Classical but very nice work !

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Re: [INQ54mm)
« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2017, 11:25:39 PM »
Cheers :)
The marine got a re worked head



Wanted something other than a helmet or the bog standard Artemis head

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Re: [INQ54mm)
« Reply #13 on: May 03, 2017, 04:44:48 PM »




Originally I had him named Paulinus but at a conclave meet up at warhammer world this was read as poorlyness and even worse, poorlyanus :o
Any ideas on a new name?

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Re: [INQ54mm)
« Reply #14 on: May 03, 2017, 04:51:37 PM »
Beautiful work!
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