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Offline Hadriel Caine

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'Narce' Romanov painted
« on: November 02, 2009, 04:07:37 PM »
Captain Narcissus Romanov is my latest RP character for Inquisitor.

I have detailed some of his background (ideas at least) in a thread before. I am now at a stage where I can begin assembling the model. He will be 54mm, which is a nice return to a favoured medium for me.
I will be using the Naval Bosun's torso (courtesy of kierkegaard) combined with some rather superb home-sculpted legs, courtesy of RTD.

I'm a little stumped in terms of what head I want to use, I have been looking at the Hornet Heads on Historex, but am open to other suggestions.

I also need to find a nice big, holstered naval pistol and a nice looking plain sword.

Advice on sculpting bionics, rings etc. would be nice, I seem to remember Gav did a tutorial but I can't seem to find it.

I want him to appear foppish but grizzled and capable as well. almost a grimdark Lord Flashheart I guess!

progress shots soon, I would really appreciate feedback on this one guys,

yours Inquisitively

Adam
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Re: 'Narce' Romanov, and his crew...
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2009, 12:47:12 PM »
People don't seem to like threads without pictures it seems... the Royal mail is currently failing at delivering the bodyguard especially quickly.

I've been looking at heads from hornet in more detail today.

I'm tempted by the one in the middle from this set.

OR

the head on the far right of this set.

thoughts?

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Re: 'Narce' Romanov, and his crew...
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2009, 01:51:00 PM »
A grim dark Lord Flashhear sounds very cool, giving him facial hair?

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Re: 'Narce' Romanov, and his crew...
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2009, 04:16:28 PM »
I'd go with the second head you mentioned (the one on the far right).  It looks appropriately foppish but couldn't help but look grizzled on the Bosun's torso (too beefy to be weak).

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Re: 'Narce' Romanov, and his crew...
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2009, 11:55:05 PM »
@ Adlan - am thinking about it. Just got hold of Yan van Yastobaal's head so I'm going to try that although I agree with Alyster Wick on the hornet head and think I will probably do that!

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Re: 'Narce' Romanov, and his crew...
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2009, 02:32:43 AM »
As far as sculpting bionics goes, you can't go far wrong with plastruct's fineline styrene rod, styrene tube and styrene sheets.

Really, for good old 'terminator' style bionics, which are mostly made of pistons, you just put a piece of rod inside a piece of tubing with an ID slightly larger than the rod's OD, and you get a nice looking piston for virtually no effort.

However, plastruct only accept orders over $20 and since they have to cross the Atlantic, they are rather slow on shipping.

Another alternative, which I often use is to use the plastic tubes from cotton buds with a piece of paperclip. By adding a tiny blob of green stuff and glue to the tip of the paperclip, and then insering it into the tube, you can create a passable piston, which look good as bionic components.

For bionic eyes, the only bit that really needs any explanation is the lens. To create a bionic lens, just take a short (1-2mm or so) piece of narrow plastic tube (For models such as the hive maiden, I used cotton bud tube) and press it into a 1mm thick sheet of stretched green stuff. As the greenstuff moves down the thin section of tube, it should make a perfectly smooth domed lens.

Sculpting a ring is a very easy thing to do (assuming that the model's hand is closed around a weapon or somesuch). Simply lay a very narrow sausage across the finger in question and use a sharp hobby knife to cut into the GS on the divide between the character's fingers. This creates the basic ring. Use a sculpting tool to fine tune she shape, and cut away any excess with a hobby knife.

As for looking like a grimdark fop... How about an Edwardian wig and powdered face with a black painted-on "beauty spot".
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Re: 'Narce' Romanov, and his crew...
« Reply #6 on: November 06, 2009, 02:25:04 AM »
They sell plastruct in most model shops I've been too and normally you can buy individual pieces.

With bionics you really need to think hard about what you want the finished result to be.

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Re: 'Narce' Romanov, and his crew...
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2009, 10:52:23 PM »
I've decided against bionics, for now.

The Royal Mail strike ended today and I received my bosun! HUZZAH.




Lots of conversion work gone into this so far:

feet from Covenant, Greaves from RTD's Arbite, Torso and upper legs from the bosun, high tech wrist from Artemis and some CoD sprues, left arm from civil war mini, right hand from Gruss, Left hand from a ghoul, pistol holster from Eisenhorn, gubbins from Cities of Death and Guard accessories.

I have ordered the second head option from Hornet (via Historex) I think I will leave the character bald as I don't have a bald character and want to experiment with painting stubble.

thoughts?

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Re: 'Narce' Romanov, and his crew...
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2009, 11:15:31 PM »
Looking good thus far.  Bald should suit him.
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Re: 'Narce' Romanov, and his crew...
« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2009, 11:10:02 AM »
wicked, adam. but would expect nothing less.
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Re: 'Narce' Romanov, and his crew...
« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2009, 12:04:10 PM »
Nice work Adam. I'm glad that it finally arrived (only a week late hmm?) If I had known your plans, I would have sent you a bootless leg section to save you the cutting job (and leave the peice available to trade with someone who wanted an intact Bodyguard leg section.) Oh well...

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Re: 'Narce' Romanov, and his crew...
« Reply #11 on: November 07, 2009, 02:37:00 PM »
Either bald or a fabulous Lord Flasheart 'do would suit him perfectly.
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« Reply #12 on: November 08, 2009, 07:25:13 PM »
cheers guys

@ Kierkegaard- lol that would imply that I plan things...

@ RobSkib- LOVE IT but I think bald... Flashheart nature to come through RP I think.

I have swapped out the pistol for something even cooler, IMO. Will try to remember to take some pictures if I can find a camera and a light bulb tonight...
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Re: 'Narce' Romanov, and his crew...
« Reply #13 on: November 08, 2009, 10:26:11 PM »
Okay, how about just the ruff then? :P He needs something really flamboyant like a mustache or frilly sleeves!
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« Reply #14 on: November 10, 2009, 11:37:03 AM »
URGH. 8 on Hornet Heads and they are waaay to small. The Historex site isn't especially helpful in terms of suggesting what is and isn't 1:32/1:35.

Just got to come up with another plan then I guess...
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