Thursday, June 27, 2013
Eventually I want to make an animation where it starts zoomed in on a human, and slowly zooms out all the way to an imperial battlecruiser! I'm also planning to do some for xenos races as well.
The way I have been determining the scale was by following the diagram in the back of the Imperial Armour books. I'll have to use some other methods of finding the size of the things that aren't in there (xenos stuff) but that shouldn't be too hard if I use the models as a guide, or any other references that I can find. Since the models aren't to scale, I only use them as a starting point.
So what do you think? The Land Raider and Rhino actually look like they would be able to transport the amount of troops that the rules say, boltguns are huge, and a powerfist is the size of a human torso! This really helps me to get an idea of just how big things are in 40k. Make sure to view the photo full size, and let me know what you think, or anything specific you'd like to see sized up against everything. Thanks for reading!
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Monday, June 10, 2013
Although the space wolves in the rulebook were the first to catch my attention, I wasn't fully in love with everything about it. I saw the picture of the space wolves contemptor and really liked the color scheme.
It wasn't long before I found the awesome blog Poingo's Projects which has some amazing space wolves:
|Every model is different, and he has written a backstory for each of them too!|
|HUGE chainsword! Awesome.|
So what exactly am I planning for my army? Well as I said before, the armour is going to be dark grey with dark red here and there.
Night Runner. I'm also thinking of adding some chainmail as well because that would look really cool and fit well with the viking theme.
And to further the image of brutal warriors, there will be blood on all their weapons using Tamiya clear red as in this tutorial by Lonewolf.
For the bases, I am definitely wanting to add some snow, and the method that I am liking the best is the one that Poingo uses in his tutorial using baking soda. But you need something to put the snow onto, and for that I am using pine bark as rocks which I learned from 3T Studios who have some incredible tutorials (don't be put off by the first picture, it's an example of what not to do). I will also be using some sculpey like I did with my Cultist Champion so I can add some runestones.
So now, onto my stuff! I got myself some spears and axes from the chaos marauder horsemen kit which I am using to give them some close combat weapons other than chainswords.You can see one of the axes that this guy is carrying.
So that is the current direction of my space wolf army. Now that school is just about out I'll hopefully have some models converted and ready to paint soon. Thanks for reading!