Monday, July 27, 2015

Genesis Chapter Company Champion

Finished! Well except for the base, but I wanted to get these pictures out. As usually I took a few without the flash, but my camera can struggle to focus in just plain lighting when it's that close of a shot. Once I get the base completed I will do a proper photo shoot with daylight lamps and white background. For now though I am happy to finish this mini, the first of the command squad.

Saturday, July 25, 2015

WIP Company Champion Almost Finished

Today is the day for my company champion, he is just about finished, lacking only his left pauldron, slight detail work and sand on his base to be completely finished. I detailed the purity seals and bolt pistol on the back of his combat shield yesterday and this morning. Sword and handle are finished as well. I painted the handle Codex Grey (yes an old bottle) before applying the Rhinox Hide to get a lighter brown color. When I used Rhinox Hide for the boots on the Scouts, I just painted the brown onto the basecoat black and it was very dark, so I tried to lighten it up a bit.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

WIP Company Champion

Off to a good an early start at the painter's table this morning. I have a somewhat busy afternoon, but I wanted to share some of the progress I've made on this model. I am trying to get him across the line today or tomorrow and hopefully his command squad brothers by next month. I've been going back and from cosplay to painting, which is a nice way to keep from getting bogged down on one project. This morning I basically worked a lot on the gold detail of the mini. The torso was already completed, but I finished the helm (which may require some touchup).

Friday, July 17, 2015

Cosplay Update: Right Arm Completed

Really excited to get the elbow plate finished, which was the last part of the right arm. Here are all the arm pieces together.

The upper arm and forearm will touch at the bottom and both fit partially inside the plate. To get a fully movable forearm, I will bolt the pieces together with the elbow plate and install a hinge/joint.

I want these suits to look great but too also have some functionality, and the arms being able to bend at the elbows go a long way toward achieving that goal. I will be out most of this weekend, but Monday I will be back at it. For now I am going to do some painting and clean my work space.

If you want 3d prints for a Space Marine, send me an email (look at my contact page) and I'll send you the files.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Cosplay Update: Forearm and Upper Arm

Blog update as promised! Once again everything took longer than expected, so not as much progress as I hoped. I didn't even get to paint today, but I will definitely do some tomorrow. The forearm and upper arm were not hard to complete, just a little tedious as usual with folding all the right tabs and getting everything put together right.

The only remaining part needed to complete this arm, which is the right arm, is the elbow plate that actually connects the two arm pieces together. I am working on a way to make this a movable joint, I've never really seen a cosplay space marine that could bend at the elbows, or the elbow was fixed in a bent position.

Plans for today

No pictures in this post yet, but I wanted to share what I should get done today, and I will post updates later tonight. I'm focusing on doing cosplay today. I have completely finished the right forearm, and I should (literally within the hour) finish the upper arm portion of the suit, and then I just have to finish the elbow plate.

After I complete the right arm I will start on the left, again hopefully today. The arms have actually come together nicely and are probably the least complicated pieces. There's a lot to explain about proper scale and fitting the arms together to create a movable joint, but I'll detail that when I actually have pictures.

My third goal of the day is to get some painting done on my company champion. Just a little more detail work with the gold and I can glue his shield arm on and his helm. I will split that into a separate post.

So that's it for today, more posts to follow later. Let's get out there and get some work done!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Genesis Company Champion WIP

Been awhile since I've posted, just have gotten so busy with work and summer traveling. I have made progress recently on my Company Champion which I wanted to share just a few pictures of. Hopefully I can finish him within the next week or so, I have also been making good progress on my Cosplay Space Marine too, which I'll share later. But take a look at these pictures, I've pretty pleased with how this mini is turning out.