Thursday, June 30, 2011

More Logan Grimnar WIP, and an experiment in terrain building

Well, work on Logan Grimnar has been progressing, I am quite happy with him at this point, and am excited to get him painted so I can start getting some games in with him.
Above you can see a close up shot of the sculpting of his hair and beard. I really took my time with this, and though it's not perfect, I do think it is my best sculpting attempt yet.
Above you can see a WIP picture of Logan's base, I have since added some shell casings to the base.
Here we have 2 of my Long Fangs, 3 more Heavy Bolter guys to put together.
Here is a side shot of an experiment in terrain building that I attempted. I like the technique, it is quite simple, and I am happy with the end result.
Please note that this terrain piece is a just a "trial run" to see if I like the technique, which I do. I will take more care in the planning of the next terrain piece I build, and put more details on it as well.
Here is a shot of it with some models on it to give you an idea of scale, and of how it will look on a game table.

By the time you guys read this I will have some paint on the Old Wolf, and will have started another piece of terrain.
A tutorial on how I am building my terrain is coming soon.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Working on the "Big Guy", and a new Grey Hunter joins the ranks...

Above we have the latest completed Grey Hunter to join my growing Grey Hunter Pack. All of the other members of the pack have paint on them on some level, so I hope to make some real progress on this pack and get them finished so I can start to work on their Rhino Transport.
Above and below we have a couple of pictures of my version of Logan Grimnar himself. I have finished sculpting the hair, and am ready to begin work on the beard. I am quite happy with how he is coming along so far. I am really taking my time on the sculpting portion of this project as I really want to get him right, and I tend to rush when a project involves a lot of putty work.

You can see in the photos the large variety of bits I am using for this project. I actually have to buy another box of Space Wolf Terminators, as I don't have the legs I want to use for this model in my bits box (believe it or not).

I still haven't finalized the list for this project, but am not too concerned as long as in the end it looks cool and is fun to play. I have also been toying with a more competitive list for Space Wolves but that is quite a bit away yet, unless of course I change gears in the middle of this project (that wouldn't be the first time)

I have also recently done some experimenting with a terrain project I am working on. I haven't taken any pictures yet, but will get some up soon, hopefully with a little "how to" attached.

On a personal level, things still haven't slowed down. Working 7 days a week is starting to take its toll on me, and with Graduations, kid's concerts, recitals, anniversaries, birthdays... whew, I'm exhausted.
Soon though, my summer break starts, and I am going to kick things on the hobby front into high gear, and boy am I ready...

Friday, June 3, 2011

Finally an update...

Well I finally got some work done on my new Space Wolf project, I would have posted an update earlier, but my PC has gone down. So here I am on my Son's Apple. Above you can see the latest addition to my new army, the Grey Hunter with Wolf Standard.
Above is a full view, some of my other finished models are visible here as well.
Here we have a WIP of a Long Fang, there is still much "green stuffing" (grey stuff?) to be done, but you can start to see the look I am going for.
Here we have a Long Fang toting his Heavy Bolter, I still need to add some wolfy bits to him, but I am pretty satisfied with his hair and beard.

Here is a close up shot of the Green Stuff work I did on this model.
Well, that's about all I have new thats worth showing at the moment. I have started to base coat the rest of the first Grey Hunters Pack and hope to have the entire pack completed very soon.
Once I get these Long Fangs assembled I am going to start to convert Logan Grimnar himself so that I can start to get some games in using the "Old Wolf"