Tag Archives: Miniature

Here are the candidates

I’ve got an entire army impatiently awaiting some layers of paint. Here is a selection.

Now that the new Model Gallery is up and running, I thought I’d take the opportunity to show you some of the models that will one day get there.

Notice in particular the Necron Lord: The “lightning sparks” in his hand were made by attaching some of those tiny metal pieces that you have to remove from most metal models. They are most likely to be painted white, hopefully it will look good! 

The body of the Necron Wraith was bent carefully to achieve the curled snake-look it has now. Be extremely cautious when doing similar modifications, those metal models are annoyingly frail.

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Creative modelling

Converting your models, or “creative modelling”, as I like to call it, doesn’t need to be all that complicated.

 

Here is a couple of examples of how creative thinking and a little careful modification can help personalise your army.

The Templar on the first two images is being handed a new missile for his launcher by the robotic arm attached to his backpack. Normally the arm is in a retracted position, so I had to, very carefully, cut it in half at the middle joint, making sure to follow the curve of the joint. Gluing it back together was easy, and a spare missile was placed into the hand of the marine. The arm I used is the type that usually supports a bolter, or a similar weapon. The thing that pleases me the most is that the robotic arm doesn’t actually look like it’s been modified in any way. It just looks natural.

The strap holding the bolter on the back of the bike, seen in the next two images, is actually just a tiny plastic lace. A strip was cut from a small, medium thick, plastic bag, and simply glued onto the bike in two positions. The bolter is not actually loose, by the way, it was also glued to the bike.

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The progress of painting

I thought I’d show you some pictures of the progress I’ll be aiming at in future posts.

Of course, there will be a lot more details from the assembly and painting process itself in future posts, but it’s always nice to compare “before and after”. The finished models will all be available to admire (ego alert!) in a designated category here on this site. I will also soon be publishing more pictures of previously finished masterpieces…

Comments in both English and Norwegian are appreciated!