Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Several Works in Progress

Not much is going to get done in the next month or so with painting and modeling. This is due to my lease being up having to pack up and move. It's a bit of a downer considering my recent progress, but it can't be helped. I'll still be on and contributing here and there, but not much in the way of pretty pictures and such.

The above being true, I thought I'd dip into the old photobucket and show some of my other projects. Since the Eldar are a recent obsession, these are all other sorts of pics.

First off we have a recent (though stalled) project. I've got about 20 of these xenos riders' mounts ready to go. I just have to convert the actual riders. Of course, now those bastards at GW have redone the Cold Ones again and they look better than ever... bastards. But here follows my prototype. Enjoy!

This one is another prototype. I claim no artistic genius on this conversion as I based it off a tutorial found online. I did add and subtract a bit from it, so I guess there is some of my own thought gone into it. Pictured for scale is a WIP Crimson Fist Space Marine. He's not nearly so bright in person, I think I must have flashed them that day. The marine is also sporting a bit of customization. I ordered many Iron Hands bits from mail order when you could still do that, and this fellow ended up with a bionic leg! I do have some slight concern that the new rules with true line of sight will have this Dreadnought raising some stink because of his height, what do you think?

Below is another prototype Space Marine. Most of the conversion is pretty self evident, but feel free to ask questions if I've thrown you off. Since my Space Marine and Imperial Guard fluff is that they are the personal army of a Rogue Trader, I've taken some liberties with my Crimson Fists. They are on loan to a 'High Powered, Multitasking, Freelance, Troubleshooter' of a Rogue Trader after all! This fellow and his squad were to be Elites. I thought I might use Grey Knight allies and counts as GK these guys. It would fit the vicious weapon, the stormbolter, and the fancy armor. The weapon was inspired by the scene in the Horus Heresy novel where Angron is wading through people with his chain-glaive. The idea of a chain-glaive just really appealed to me.

Next is a picture that was inspired when I was looking through my old copy of the First Book of the Astronomicon. At least I think it was that book... it's hiding right now. Anyway, there is a whole section on Medics of the 41st millennium including apothecaries. There is a great pic of a Space Marine Apothecary administering aid to a fallen marine. I thought that any marine that could still hold a bolter would continue to fight though, so I modeled this. I plan to put them on a nicer base and run some "tubes" from the apothecary to the marines right arm... possibly filled with Gatorade.

Hope you've enjoyed this peek into my 40k future. These are just a tiny sample of the reasons the Eldar have to finish, and finish fast! The new Marine Codex is coming out this fall and it's going to have Pedro Cantor in it... Crimson Fists! Hells yea. Anyway, I welcome your comments and critiques. Thanks for stopping by!


Space Hulk Enthusiast said...

I don't see why the Dread would be a problem... so what, he's a bit taller. You can see me AND I can see you.
If you can shoot at me then I can shoot back, seems fair enough.

I think the only problem would be with someone who is deliberately looking to cause problems.

Eric said...

I *love* the chain-glaive. It looks incredibly badass.

CrusherJoe said...

I really like the apothecary scene you have going on there. There's something about it that looks so dynamic and compelling. Good, good stuff right there!

Vincent Fong said...

That rough rider looks really cool! I'm working on some IG as well and that looks real inspiring. Really look forward to other IG stuff!

Admiral Drax said...

Awesome. I love conversions, and I love these conversions. Keep up the good work, Brian.

And about the 'moving house' thing? - I feel your pain.

Damn library machine is telling me I only have five minutes left. Damnit.

Boy, have I got some catching up to do...!

Take care,

- Drax.

Unknown said...

great work on all these - love the rough rider - very cool. These are all cool - can't wait to see them painted eheh


Anonymous said...

Could you please give me a link to the dreadnought tutorial please mate, thanks

Medders said...


Where did you get the head for that space marine with the chain glaive? That is awesome!

The Inner Geek said...


I think that head was in the Chaos Marauders box. It is one of the more dynamic heads and really changes up a space marine as they are usually bald or Space Wolves.

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