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First Founding: Word Bearers
« on: March 12, 2014, 07:52:21 PM »
welcome back!

so, i've been laid up with an immense head cold last two days; ironically time i'd booked off to write the Lachesis Gaming Day!

having received another pair of Artemis through the post, i've began my next entry into The First Founding Project (although ironically i've not posted the paintjob of the Iron Warrior or his background!)

so, here's one of hte 2nd hand artemis i received:


for my Word Bearer, i planned on a more upright pose, hand gesturing forward, preacher style.
queue 48 hours of damn-near-dying later and we're left with this...

the familiar has had the start of his tattered robes added; he'll be magnetised to the base so he can run off (and can be removed incase of "hey that's not a GW mini!" comments)

here's a view of him tacked together with the base armature of his scythe; his other arm will be gesturing wildly


and finally a closeup of sorts:


the vents on the backpack are off the Final Fantasy bike used in the guardsman project while the rest is greenstuff!
his helmet, different from the rest of the project, is a half-helm, leaving his jaw exposed (so he can preach and shout) but the horns still need alot of work and the shoulderpad icon is a head off a defiler with some greenstuff work; i need to get some silicone to cast 'em afore they're glued into place.

i'm undecided if i'll make the scythe into a tech-style metal panels and smooth or make it of bone; long limbs held together.

so, thanks for looking, have a (terrible) bonus image of the project as it stands!

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Re: First Founding: Word Bearers
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2014, 12:34:17 AM »
This guy is frellin' awesome.  Loving the half-helm and sculpted chaos trim. Definitely encouraging me to do a chaos marine too.

Liking the familiar, that's from hasslefree aint it? unless i'm mixing it up with something else, looks like the little dude from one of those two-packs.

The back pole is cool as well, where's that from?

Also, big fan of the scythe. very different. :D suitably chaosy mini so far!
« Last Edit: March 13, 2014, 08:18:02 PM by Shaman »

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Re: First Founding: Word Bearers
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2014, 04:26:07 PM »
looking very good gav
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Re: First Founding: Word Bearers
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2014, 08:49:50 PM »
some more work has happened (when i should have been writing the Southwest Conclave!); still detailing the power fist and scythe, plus need to afford moulding compound fr the helmet / pad.
been trying to sculpt robes onto the Hasslefree Familiar (you are right Shaman; it's Deth) but maybe easier to simply sculpt a robed figure!

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Re: First Founding: Word Bearers
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2014, 02:14:47 PM »
Exceptional work.  8)
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Re: First Founding: Word Bearers
« Reply #5 on: March 26, 2014, 02:18:15 PM »
thanks :) wish i had some moulding compound so i can glue the pad / helmet in place!

while this isn't an exciting update due to having to do studs, have a pic of the rest of the queue...
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Re: First Founding: Word Bearers
« Reply #6 on: April 05, 2014, 12:58:14 AM »
what a lot of Artemii... Artemus's... marines.
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Re: First Founding: Word Bearers
« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2014, 10:34:29 PM »
Only just gotten back on the conclave after a Very difficult move, so this is a bit delayed, but, That's awesome!

Huge, huge fan.

Selling off most of the leftover inquisitor stuff i had, but i'm now officially holding onto one artemis's worth of bitz to do a night lord, rather inspiring!

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Re: First Founding: Word Bearers
« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2015, 09:48:35 AM »
THreadomancy!
i do have some substantial progress to report; i've gotten some silicone and was able to cast the helmet / pad
the horns on the helmet didn't work and needed resculpting but the pad came out fine



i may give hte metals an ink and a rehighlight as they're a bit too shiny, plus need to write his background / profile but he's pretty much done!
i've dropped the familiar off, i loved the concept of a minion carrying a book about but really detracted from the imposing stance

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Re: First Founding: Word Bearers
« Reply #9 on: May 26, 2015, 10:26:29 AM »
Absolutely stonking Gav. It is easy to imagine him whipping up a crowd of heretics into a frenzy to spread the word of the dark gods. Great pose, great sculpting and great vision to imagine him in the first place.

A wash and a highlight wouldn't go amiss, but it would be the finishing touch on a class model.

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Re: First Founding: Word Bearers
« Reply #10 on: May 26, 2015, 05:47:21 PM »
of course; anything from The Archives is fair game; i got little coherent to say about anything so help yourself :)

next i gotta think up background for 'im but i gotta go through all of the marines so far as i think i've missed a few!
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Re: First Founding: Word Bearers
« Reply #11 on: May 26, 2015, 07:18:22 PM »
This guy truly does the Word Bearers justice. I do agree with the idea of inking the metal down a bit, and my personal suggestion would be perhaps adding armour markings/scriptures?
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Re: First Founding: Word Bearers
« Reply #12 on: May 26, 2015, 11:11:19 PM »
That's absolutely Epic...... and just a little bit scary. I have to say though, the sculpting on the chest and leg is incredibly well done. My hat is indeed off to you Sir.

On a side note, I don't suppose you have a spare left hand for artemis do you? Mines gone walkies. I could probably sculpt one in all fairness but.... eh.

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Re: First Founding: Word Bearers
« Reply #13 on: May 31, 2015, 01:12:24 PM »
Looks awesome gav! Great sculpting and execution. For me Word Bearers always evoke the script written all over their Armour, you considering adding this too?  Plenty of blank space, and I think it would look really cool

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Re: First Founding: Word Bearers
« Reply #14 on: June 01, 2015, 10:10:12 AM »

Does his power claw only have three fingers and a thumb, or am I just catching a funny camera angle?