Sunday, February 10, 2013
Red Corsair - Studded | WIP III
Phew, just finished with the Corsair's armour trims and studds. I decided to keep the trims very simple and less ornamental - like if I had the skills to make them that ornamental at this point. I'll leave it to the painting state to really bring those flat areas alive. Got to say, gluing those tiny studds (cut off from dish brush hair) wasn't really the best bit of this project...
And here's a close-up from the trophy skulls pierced by the shoulder pads spikes (Sorry Molotov, majority spoke and I decided to keep the skulls). Like JB suggested, I will paint something catchy on the other shoulder's shield to balance the upper body. Also, the massive fur mantle that I've planned to "frame" the Astartes will make the trophy skulls pad look lot smaller.
And finally a peek to behind. This area will probably be mostly covered by a massive fur mantle that'll trail behind the Corsair.
If everything goes well, the Corsair is well on its way to be finished before the end of the month. I was thinking of expanding this project a bit, giving the Renegade Astartes a small companion, a helmet carrier on a seperate base, to make the massive character look even bigger.
He is one fantastic looking model. The trim around the armour looks great, I do not envy you putting on the rivets, ha ha. The spikes are a nice touch; what did you use for them? Seeing the model in a more completed state now, I think you did a good job bulking up the entire model. I have seen people's attempts in the past that use terminator legs, but do not really modify the rest of the armour along with it. You have achieved a very natural look, that blends the terminator legs in so smoothly it is easy to miss it. Impressive.ReplyDelete
The spikes are taken from here and there, what I was able to get in hand from my bits box. Some are cut from Chaos Nurgle Lords long spikes and others are from backs of crypt ghouls.Delete
Brilliant work, izeColt! A perfect blend of CSM aesthetic, some Blanchian influence and your own, distinct style. Really looking forward to the fur cloak and to seeing this guy painted!ReplyDelete
On a related note: Rivets made from dish brush hair -- brilliant! I will definitely have to try that!
Yeah, I first thought of using toothbrush hair but it was way too thin.Delete
Use hobbyknife's sharp point to stick and pick up the little pieces, dip gently in super glue and set in place with the help of your fingernail (those little pesky bits tend to get stuck on the point of the knife, you know).
Oh, and finally, seal them by putting a very small amount of super glue on them...Delete
I've been watching this one take shape with great interest due to me working on corsairs too. All I can say is its utterly fantastic, you have just the right amount of gothicness with out going too overkill.ReplyDelete
I also agree with Godwyn you have done a great job of blending the termie legs in :)
really looking forward to seeing this guy finished
The pose looks nice and relaxed but intimidating - like something out of the 40k rule book.
I love the skull shoulder pad too, fits perfectly and will look great with the fur mantle.
Many, many thanks guys!ReplyDelete
I am just speachless..ReplyDelete
Dude, that is immense! You've really captured that weightiness and bulk. So good man. I will also steal your dishbrush rivet idea, yessir.ReplyDelete
He looks so good , the fur coat will really pull it all together, interested in seeing your fur technique, I seen a fair few over this last year, will you be experimenting with scissors etc.. or do you have something in mind .ReplyDelete
I have pretty simple way to make the fur texture. It is rough and quite impractical if you consider using different shades when painting, put works quite well. I don't use scissors, but thanks for the hint, Neil!Delete
one last thing that i would do is add a fur loin cloth - but i always do ....ReplyDelete
So I shall try and see how that will look like. Thanks John!Delete
Yeah, might be something to consider as there us a bit of a gap there.Delete