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Offline mcjomar

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Roses are red, Violets are...
« on: March 19, 2017, 11:27:41 AM »
Well, given the name, one would presume they are violet, rather than blue, unless we define violet as being a specific shade of blue?
Regardless, I'm sure you can guess where this is going.
I figured I'd get a start on my metal marines, and have hacked up as many as possible so I don't hack off my sister in law from all the noise of hacking things up.
So I'm starting here.
I've not pinned those boots to the base yet, he's just balanced right now while the left hip pin dries in place. I'll pin the bootheels in later.
This time I took the additional suggestion of carving off the kneepads as well as everything else, and that seems to have done the trick in regards improving the posture.




I'm going to old-school with the chest plate and replace the skull with the 2nd edition gem instead, even though in this case it will be hidden by his gun.
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Re: Roses are red, Violets are...
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2017, 09:01:24 AM »





Not bad so far, although because the legs are standing up more, it makes it a little more difficult to get the soft flexijoint looking good.
It ends up either looking too bulgy, too thin, not thick enough, or too busy. I settled for "slightly too bulgy" as a reasonably acceptable look for the knee joins because everything else looked worse.

I'm reasonably happy with the hips and the foot though, and I've made a small start on the left arm.
I'm debating whether or not i'll try to shave down the left arm to look like the right, or leave it as is as maybe the armour is a little mix'n'match.
I'm pretty sure I'll replace the skull on the chest with the gem like I suggested though.
I think I prefer that look.

Next step, once the left arm looks reasonable for now, I'll position and pin the right arm and use GS to rebuild the bits where I cut things off, like cables and wrist computers.
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Re: Roses are red, Violets are...
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2017, 11:38:05 PM »
Off to a good start mate. The joints look ok to me. I'd perhaps give the links a bit more definition but that's just me. The base is cool, where did you get that from?

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Re: Roses are red, Violets are...
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2017, 06:48:49 AM »
I just searched for 60mm bases on ebay and found a bunch. This is one of the best ones.
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Re: Roses are red, Violets are...
« Reply #4 on: March 25, 2017, 07:26:48 PM »


so I need to GS fill the left hand and sculpt the fingers/thumb.
I also need to consider working some GS round the join between the two parts of the gun.
I'm going to have to get a file onto the right gauntlet so that I can get it correctly shaped and looking tidier.
Not quite sure what to do with that left gauntlet still.
I might attack it with a file, I'm not sure.
Oh and I need to GS the right elbow joint.

Otherwise, he's sort of close.
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Re: Roses are red, Violets are...
« Reply #5 on: March 25, 2017, 11:41:06 PM »
I love seeing conversions of this figure.  I so want to do some someday once I get a chance to get back into the hobby.

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Re: Roses are red, Violets are...
« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2017, 07:14:12 AM »







This was done a while ago, but I only just got around to taking photos.
I just need to sort out the left arm, and turn the chest skull into a 2nd ed chest gem, and he'll be about done I think, once I've filed the head a little.
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Re: Roses are red, Violets are...
« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2017, 07:40:39 AM »
Oh wow, that pose is AWESOME. Great conversion man. Is that the Dreadnought Plasma Cannon?

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Re: Roses are red, Violets are...
« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2017, 08:48:35 AM »
Specifically it's the Venerable Dreadnought plasmacannon, yes.
Mated it with the Artemis Bolter on the back end.
Due to the position and necessity of resculpting the Artemis left hand with fingers and thumb, I had to alter the position of the plasma canister as well. It looks reasonable though, so I'm good with it for now.
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