Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Build-Your-Own Chaos Daemons

Monstrous creatures need to huge, terrifying and, well, monstrous. With that particular design brief in my mind I set out to create something so horrendous it could only have come from the Warp. This my friends, is the beginning of my vision for what a Keeper of Secrets, the Greater Daemon of Slaanesh, may indeed look like.

Once the model is made I will show you how it compares in size to the current Keeper of Secrets (available from all good Games Workshop stores). To give you an idea though, the current model reaches up to as high as this guys waist.

The first picture here shows the model in the early stages before I went a bit crazy adding on several claws.

Once all the arms have been added on (two more pairs on the main body, one arm holding a sword and three arms with open hands) all that is left is fixing a head to the monster.

The head in question is one left over from the Keeper of Secrets box. I am a little unsure as to whether it is a little bit too small, given the size of the body, or whether it will actually look ok. I am tempted to just put it all together and see what the end result is before making any decision.

I am also starting to question whether this demi-god of the Chaos worlds really needs 6 pairs of arms. Or maybe he/she/it does?

As the other update for this post is the Herald of Slaanesh I have also built. In giving it a tail, it is supposed to represent it having a steed to ride in to battle so that it can join with my Seeker squad when necessary.

Pictures are below, thanks for looking and hope to see you dropping by again!

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

WIP Chaos Lord... A Little Bit More

Just a quick update today on the Chaos Lord in terminator armour that I started a few weeks back.

I have added in a greenstuff cloak and mounted him on his base.

The front spike on his right hand side is also incredibly fragile, so unless someone has a suggestion on how I can strengthen it, I may have to snap it off and make it look like battle damage.

Outside of that, not a lot else to say more about this chap, so enjoy the remaining photos and thanks for looking!

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Winner of a Lictor 2013... Again!

We've waited a month and now it is time to reveal who is (hopefully) going to be receiving this painted model of a Tyranid Lictor.

First of all I would like to explain how the draw was made. To start with I assigned everyone a number (1-16) so, theoretically, for all you maths geeks out there everyone has a 1 in 16 chance of winning. Then I went to this online random number generator and set the limits as 1 and 16. Simple step next - click on the enter button to generate the number.... 9.

So, who is number 9? Number 9 is the name Markus Webber, so congratulations Markus, the Lictor is all yours. If you can drop me an email I can then arrange for sending him over to you, where ever you may be!

I really wish I had 16 Lictors to send as I appreciate all of you commenting and joining. With that in mind, I will try to hold similar competitions in a few months time with the chance to win a different individual model. So until then, please keep visiting the blog!

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Custom Built Maulerfiend Complete

You have all seen and heard about the flying hell chicken of Chaos. Now I give you all the tentacled murderous crab-turtle of Chaos - my own version of the Maulerfiend made from the bits from a few kits that I had lying around.

Looking forward to giving him a run out with my Chaos army now, I have only ever used the Forgefiend and never his Mauler brother.

Here are the rest of the pictures for you all to have a look over, thanks for looking!


Thursday, 4 July 2013

Custom Building a Maulerfiend Part 2

Today I want to show you all the little bit more progress I have made on creating a Maulerfiend from the leftover bits I have from the Forgefiend box and a Defiler body I recently acquired.

Form the last post on this Daemon engine, found here, I have now added the exhaust vents on the back of the engine, using some of the Daemon Prince vents. I have also added on the tentacles (or tendrils?) on to the sides of this construction.

The top armour plate you can see in one of the pictures isn't actually fixed in place yet, I need to add some green stuff around the neck/shoulders/arms before that gets glued down!

It is also good to report that through this part of the model building process I have no safety warnings or near accidents to flash out to you guys, although it does feel a little odd doing this while wearing safety spectacles!

So, enough of the talk of my evening safety wear and on with the last picture with the tentacles in place -

Just a bit of green stuff to go now. Very much looking forward to getting stuck into this last bit of model creation. I am really chuffed with how it's turning out at the moment.

Thanks for looking and hopefully you'll drop back again to see the completed Maulerfiend over the weekend!

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Lictor Competition

This is a final reminder now for the chance to have this Lictor find its way to your home and make residence in your model collection.

All you have to do is drop a comment on any of the posts relating to the Lictor and then, within the next week or so, keep an eye out for the post in which I will announce the winner and what to do from there.

Good luck to all those who have entered so far, hopefully this time there will be a new home for this bug to go to!

Monday, 1 July 2013

Custom Building a Maulerfiend WIP

I began working on a custom made Maulerfiend last night, using the main body of a Defiler along with the remnants of the Maulerfied/Forgefiend kit that was left over when I built the Forge-type a few months ago.

After cleaning all the various parts I took out my Dremel and cut off the front to arm holders on the body and then opened out the hole to fit the two Maulerfiend arms in. With this done it was then on to gluing all the legs and arms in to place, as can be seen in the picture below.

The next step of this build is to fit the neck, which will be looked at in the next post in a few days time.

A couple of other things I have learnt through the process so far - the Dremel multi-tool is an awesome bit of kit which saves a lot of time trying to cut through bits of the model. The second is more of a warning to all those using any tool to trim little bits off their models - wear glasses of some sort because if one of those little bits flies off in to your eye it could cause some pain/damage. It has never happened to me before but, if my wife hadn't been around to fish it out for me, it would've been quite painful trying to blink that out of my eye.

Enjoy yourselves folks and I'll be back with one or two more updates during the week!

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