21 November 2010

Sunday Update: Veteran Sergeant

Never one to be content with a couple of miniatures on the go, I was flicking through the Blood Angel codex and saw the pair of legs from the Death Company sprue that caused me so much tension six months ago. Upon closer inspection I saw that they were actually quite good, they had just been used and photographed poorly. The double handed Thunder Hammer also caught my eye and a cunning plan was born.

The above photo was taken mid-afternoon today, having just finished sculpting the right shoulder pad and adding studs to the left. As you can see I removed the thigh of the right leg and added a replacement after posing the lower part of the right leg on a rock. I scraped out the ornamental blood drops with a knife and replaced with greenstuff for effect.

I used the lower (bionic) arm from aforementioned two-handed Thunder Hammer to add to the guy's veteran status, attaching a chainsword blade.

Later in the day I added the stowed bolter (I'm a big believer in WYSIWYG and he needed something to shoot with!). I rolled out some greenstuff on foil and let it harden a little before adding it as a strap. The only thing missing is a clasp at either end of the bolter to hold it in place.

Elsewhere, paint had been added to Multimelta guy and the Chaplain is progressing slowly.


  1. That's a good looking model--particularly the detail on the shin guards. Very cool. :)

  2. Thanks. I must admit I'm really looking forward to painting this guy. However, having seen how fragile unsupported greenstuff can be I will probably add another layer of 'texture' to the strap before I undercoat.

  3. THese look good, really really good!

  4. Wow!

    I stumbled upon this almost by accident, and just wanted to say this figure is stunning. Really, really impressive! :)

  5. Great pose, great greenstuff, and great work! First time visitor to your blog and I'm really enjoying your stuff; keep it up!