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Skaven WIP: WHFB 54mm
« on: March 05, 2012, 07:20:31 AM »
Making a change from modelling "grim dark" models (plus also I had parts left over from these guys...) I've decided to create some 54mm Skaven :)

Here is the first Skaven - Skrit:


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Hopefully I have made this the right scale, I used this picture for reference.

I have plans for a Grey Seer and an Assassin in the future, which I will post WIP pictures here when I have any :)
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Re: Skaven WIP
« Reply #1 on: March 05, 2012, 07:43:35 AM »
It looks very good, a real 54mm skaven. How tall is he? The only thing is that it maybe is a bit too bulky for a normal clanrat. But perhaps he has had some 'enhancements'...
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Re: Skaven WIP
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2012, 12:04:11 AM »
Another update, this time with pictures of skaven gutter runner Snikt.


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I'm really happy with the amount of detail that I've managed to include without the model looking crowded.

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How tall is he? The only thing is that it maybe is a bit too bulky for a normal clanrat. But perhaps he has had some 'enhancements'...

Here is a comparison photograph with the two skaven models next to an average sized human. Snikt is a more accurate size using the reference picture, Skrit is very hunched over and is in a more crouched position.

Next up is the grey seer, WIP pictures to follow :)

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Re: Skaven WIP
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2012, 07:42:12 AM »
The gutter runner is very good. He looks lean and mean like he should and the sculpting work is great. I really like the little things he carries with him.
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Re: Skaven WIP
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2012, 01:09:29 PM »
two very characterful conversions, just the right size for 54mm Witch Hunter
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Re: Skaven WIP
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2012, 10:49:17 PM »
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He looks lean and mean like he should and the sculpting work is great. I really like the little things he carries with him.

I'm glad the gutter runner came out looking more in line with the artwork I have found for Skaven. I wanted the gutter runner model to be carrying/wearing the "tools of the trade" - throwing stars, vials of poison, etc. Adds a lot more detail than I was able to achieve with the first model, Skrit.

I've almost finished the Grey Seer, just awaiting for some more heads to arrive from ebay. :)


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Same size as gutter runner Snikt, he fits in well scale-wise.

I'm now looking to sculpt some more skaven, if anyone has any other ideas please feel free to post below - they may even get used in the future.  ;D

Comments and criticism welcome as usual.

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Re: Skaven WIP
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2012, 01:25:42 PM »
The grey seer looks good so far,if you are really crazy you could try sculpting a rat ogre, but what I think is still missing is a lowly slave.
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Re: Skaven WIP
« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2012, 06:28:44 PM »
Bad news: The heads arrived from eBay, but are far too large to fit the scale of the models :(

To work around this, I have decided to give press moulding a go - which worked quite well.

So here is the finished Grey Seer


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I'm also partway through working on a plague censer bearer


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There's still a lot more details to add to this, no forgetting the end of the flail - which is being worked on before attachment to the chain. I'll post more pictures when complete.

I'm also working on the "lowly slave" idea suggested by Dolnikan, but no pictures yet.

Comments and criticism welcome as always :)

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Re: Skaven WIP
« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2012, 05:58:12 PM »
They both look very good, although the pictures are bit bit blurry. The grey seer looks like a grey seer should look, imposing and commanding.
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Re: Skaven WIP
« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2012, 06:13:04 PM »
some very nice sculpting work, the two ones ones are looking great
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Re: Skaven WIP
« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2012, 08:33:39 AM »
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They both look very good, although the pictures are bit bit blurry.

Sadly due to the lighting at the time, these were the best I could do :(
I'm currently in the process of painting the 4 characters, once complete I will take photographs with better conditions :)

On a related note, does anyone have any recommendations for painting techniques for skaven skin/fur, or any links to anywhere that might prove useful?

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Re: Skaven WIP
« Reply #11 on: April 05, 2012, 07:39:15 PM »
I came across this thread on Warseer the other day.  That chap got his Skaven looking pretty fine.

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Re: Skaven WIP
« Reply #12 on: October 09, 2012, 11:04:51 PM »
Ok, it's been quite a while since I've had any time to get online and update this topic with my progress.
So here are some photos of the completed and WIP painting on the shaven:


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and a close-up of the weapon

I'm thinking of adding some iconography to the tabards, any suggestions would be welcome :)



Had trouble getting a good photo of this one, can take more on request.


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Both of these are still WIP, I will post more photos when they are finished.

In other news I have also created this guy:


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Built to scale again, however he's not as "round" as 28mm dwarfs are shown as. Maybe this is a mistake, but I feel that slayers are a bit more athletic than regular dwarfs.

Two more sculpts that I've been working on:





The second sculpt is pretty much done and should be ready for painting soon.

Hopefully I won't leave it so long next time before the next update, please feel free to leave comments below.

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Re: Skaven WIP
« Reply #13 on: October 13, 2012, 04:33:30 PM »
The paintjobs look good. Your sculpting work on the two humans is really great though, I take it those are 50 or 60mm bases you've got them on though? doesn't look like 40mm ones.
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Re: Skaven WIP
« Reply #14 on: October 14, 2012, 06:35:50 PM »
All these models are based on 40mm bases. The human sculpts are slightly smaller than the standard "heroic" 54mm inquisitor models, plus the leg poses take up less of the area of the bases. I think this makes the bases look more empty.