Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Skeletor

After a brief hiatus - due to a quick trip to Prague - I managed to finish up the Sinistro-pattern assassin (now nicknamed "Skeletor" for obvious reasons...)
As some have noted this guy could have easily been made into a mhorrigotii character, but in the end it felt more interesting to do a really sinister imperial gribbly...







Here's the whole gang. More to come - an explorator and a mechanicvm-affiliated mercenary are some of the minis being worked on... 



27 comments:

  1. Bloody gorgeous. Group as well! Glad you kept him as an Imperial badass.

    Looking very much forward to the explorator and mercenary :)

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    1. Cheers mate! Yeah - he fits in well with the rest of the man-machines.

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  2. That gang really looks the business. Each character is very distinctive, but they clearly fit together at the same time. Great work!

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  3. Great job Jeff! With the speed you've built and finished these are we looking at an actual army soon? ;)

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    1. Well... Maybe not an army per se, but a slightly larger warband perhaps. We'll see...

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  4. Fantastic. The blues really pop, and bring the group together.

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    1. I promise to let the blue be on my next project... ;-)

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  5. Excellent group picture. They all fit in, but they all are individuals.

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  6. I do rather like those ruddy browns, the assassin is so subtle and clever a conversion it looks like it could of been done straight out of the box!

    Do you have any thoughts on the upcoming Cult Mechanicus kits?

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    1. Thanks!

      I like the new kits. I'm especially surprised at how much I like the kastellan robots now that I've seen good pictures of them ( even though I think they would have been even cooler if GW had stuck with the baroque design aesthethic set down in the earlier kits)

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  7. Fantastic. Very varied... and unified at the same time. Superb.

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    1. Thanks Jakob! Glad you like 'em buddy!

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  8. Wowsers - brilliant stuff again mate. Both he and the group look stunning and tie together really well. Awesome job.

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  9. He looks great dude, very creepy. Love the big stormfiend conversion too.

    And I didn't see grimdark R2 before!

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    1. I call him Delta-Secundus. He really is my favourite...

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  10. Absolutely scary and gorgeous at the same time!!

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  11. Fantastic work! I'm really looking forwards to the next update.

    I'm working on a project myself, that would look nice on a similar kind of base. Would you mind sharing how you did them?

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    1. It´s a rather longwinded but fairly straightforward process.

      I glue some stones/pebbles to the base and perhaps something interesting - like a big cog or what have you.
      Then I paint the entire thing with citadel agrellan earth. After that I add some patches of blackfire earth texture paint. When dry, I give all the rocky areas a wash of typhus corrosion. After that I wash the whole thing with sepia and then drybrush the base with bone.
      I often go in and tone the base with other washes in some places after that, then drybrush again and so on - it´s a back and forth process.

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    2. Oh! Forgot the most important thing!

      When everything is done I wash Vallejo Iron Oxide Pigment over and around the rocky areas and on the lover parts of the minis legs to represent dust. I also go back and redo the drybrush highlights after that.

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  12. I know I said that he looked like a Mhorrigotii cultist earlier but that image has been entirely replaced by the paint job and the company of his friends. Okay, maybe not entirely but still.

    I can't wait to see the Explorator and the mercenary. I love the concept of a mercenary and it can only get better when seen through a Gothic lens and that lens only gets better when sprinkled with the cult Mechanicus.

    Also I have to ask if you though about making the Explorator an Archmagos, someone to act as a figurehead that could bring all of these diverse characters together. Much like an inquisitor I suppose.

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    1. Hmmm... An Archmagos honestly seems like a little too powerful a figure to lead this rag tag team. I think a "normal" Explorator magos will do fine.

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  13. Very nice and singular warband!

    My favorite is probably the Skeletor for he looks truly aggressive.

    Good job dude!

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