for all the encouragement, it helps to keep my motivation from lagging behind!
Originally Posted by b00ml3gsh0t1988
A. got the beaks done on the Sternguard Veterans
B. the hand on the captain tycho replacement, i will be watching your thread with keen eyes!
Since I'm an odd person I'll start with B
and post A
when I've gotten around to fisnish of the next batch of helmets (I might even include a tutorial with many different helmets as base). It's a fairly straight forward thing I came up with in the middle of the conversion, worked out ok I think - yet my green stuff skills are still quite noobish (working up the courage however).
Dead Man's Hand Tutorial: (free with blurry pictures )
Supplies needed: Sharp Scalpel, Plasticard Rods (2 appropriate sizes, available from ebay stores among others), sculpting tools (I use clay shapers, they are amazing!), glue, green stuff (or similar putty), a base hand (my hand being based on a ghould hand I'm using one for the tutorial aswell).
Cut a few pieces of rod from each of the two different sizes using the scalpel. You'll want them thin (thinner than in this picture actually) cause otherwise it will look bulky on the hand later on.
Glue the bigger rod slices on the knuckles of the hand on each finger.
Glue the smaller rod slices on the middle joint of the fingers (apart from the thumb, it doesn't need one (it doesn't fit on the small hand).
Depending on how much of the hand you want to show you can make another mechanical joint such as this.
Add greenstuff to the back of the hand.
Use a sutible tool to make impressions in the greenstuff to make it look like mechanical parts connecting to the pieces of plasticard you just added. You only need to achieve roughly the shape you want at this stage.
Let the greenstuff harden a bit (30-45 min or so) and then push it around to make the final effect. Let the greenstuff harden.
You can then cut this hand off and pin it to any arm you like (preferebly one with alot of armor unless you want to sculpt more mechanical parts). If you want you can add some "ribbing" (or what ever the "rubber part" between the plates of the power armor is called) to the hand (like I did on my Tycho).
Hope this helps somewhat.
On the painting side I've started with Tychos armor, giving him alot more time than the average marines, hopefully it shows on this WIP, the red parts are mostly done (not the backpack, I know)
Till next time I'll make sure I have a beakie tutorial for you!
C&C always appreciated and considered when moving on with this project.