Thursday, March 31, 2011

Blast From the Past

Because of Roebeast's Trash Bash 2011 I've dug out these two Rogue Trader-era grav-attack vehicles to use for parts and inspiration.

This first one is THE first real scratchbuilding miniatures project of mine. I had no real idea what I was doing, but it was the coolest thing ever.

The 'base' is made of 2 plastic water bottle lids (I don't think they make that kind of bottled water anymore!). The main cannon has come loose and is made from a mechanical pencil refill tube and a removable pen or pencil clip. The wings and exhaust intakes are from a cheapo plastic model kit. The nose gun is from a Transformers knockoff toy and the techy bit on the back top is from a Zoids-type toy.

The paint scheme was very simple because i wasn't a very good painter at the time- my technique was to put paint on the brush and stay in the lines...

This second one was built soon after the first because the first one was so fun to do.

The base for this one is simply a bottlecap from a 2-liter pop. The wings and underbelly "pontoons" are from another cheapo model airplane kit. The main canon is from that same not-Transformer. The nose gun is a slightly modified GI Joe vehicle weapon. The antenna/sensor wing thingy is simply a tine from a plastic spork- it has amazingly stayed in place for an amazing number of years.

The paint scheme for this one matches the first one because they were meant to be used in tandem for either some Space Marines or Eldar (whichever army needed a vehicle for a battle).

It's a bit of a shame to tear off the bits, but they were mostly attached with white glue. I'm amazed more of them haven't fallen off (only the main guns on both) by now. I'm hoping to do something just as awesome as these were but with my current skill level. I'll post some progress pics after the contest is over. I'm still not sure what I'm going to do, but that's why you sit down with your bits and start holding stuff together....

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Reshoots Part 2- 2 Sexy Chick Minis (AND Clarkethulu!)

The RAFM 'Cult Leader Chick' with tome of forbidden knowledge. See the original pics HERE.

Better close-ups of the book pages with faked details-- AND some interesting angles for the rest of the mini too.

The "Faith and CVlarkethulu" TwinDay 2010 mini! MUCH better pics. You can see the original ones HERE.

A much better view of the awesome "Hi Kitty" backpack into the trepidatious Clarkethulu, a truly horrible otherworldly being of incalculable might... And you can see the formless tatooo Faith's left arm - my attempt to cover up the superglue spill down her arm that I didn't notice until it was too late.

Reshoots Part 1- Crocodile Games GenCon 2010 Figs

The Artifex with Anvil with a different hammer) is still my favorite To-Tanem mini. Now with the Canon camera fixed I have much better pics of him. Original pics HERE.

Then we have the wonderful (and also somewhat converted) Sebeki Conventioneer. Complete with his "Saur Wars 2012" tshirt. Original pics HERE.

Here we have an excellent overhead shot so you can see the Ka-berry slushy inside the cup. Plus you can see his "GC" badge and the 'Saur Wars' logo a little better.

This shot allows you to see the goodie bag and its contents much better. You can even see the faked details on the little blister pack and the boxes!