Sunday, March 21, 2010

Terminator Assault - Green Stuff

Well, I've gotten some progress done, so here's my update.

The models have been converted and detailed, and are now ready for paint.

I've done a bit of greenstuff work to detail the chapter badges on the shoulder pads.

I've also based them taller so that they appear bigger. They actually now stand taller than a contemporary plastic terminator, and as a result, the eye is fooled to think they are about the same size, because they look slightly bigger than they are. So mixing them with plastic terminators will be less of an issue.

Bulking out the shoulder pads with bits also helps contribute to the size illusion.

Now I just have to wait for the green stuff to dry and then get painting.

And yes, I'm painting right over top of the red paint. There is no reason to strip these models as the layers of paint already on them isn't affecting the detail. And considering the base coat on the blue marines was done with ultramarine blue spray, there will be good bite for building up, and the red was primed with Blood Angels red spray, and the foundation blue base coat I use will coat the red exactly the same as the blue.

Anyway, enjoy until next time!

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Terminator Assault

On my table right now is a six man squad of Assault Terminators for Games Workshop's 40K.

The squad is equipped with 2 thunder hammers and storm shields, and 4 pairs of lightning claws.

As you can see from this picture, the squad is made up of older metal terminators. To make them fit in with current scale terminators, I'm basing them on top of 40mm bases.

This extra height to the base makes the old metal models stand physically slightly higher than the current plastic terminators, and it fosters the illusion that they are larger than they are. As a result, they don't look too different, and blend in better with the newer larger plastic terminators.

I'm also adding a variety of bitz to the terminators to give them a little more detail, and help disguise that they are slightly smaller.

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