Monday, October 25, 2010

Space Marines Project Continues

Here are some pictures of the process I went through in putting a Hero/Captain together.  I'll start with one of my most trusted conversion tools...the dremel:


Using the above tool/bit allows precise control over removing larger areas of material/plastic from bulky figures.  Most of the time I use it to hollow out capes and cloaks, like the one on this figure...



I also used the Dremel on the shoulder pad to make room for the metal one used here.  The Dremel takes some strong hands to use, it can buck away from you if you're not holding on tightly, but man it really does a great job.

Up next is the legs, a set from the WHF Chaos Warriors sprue.  They have a good amount of bulk, something I think SM Heros should have to set them apart from standard marines.  Again, using the Dremel, I sculpted away quite a bit of the legs...







I filled in the cavities with pro-create and worked with the position of the legs until I was happy.  Here's the result...


I found an appropriate head(big & bulky), I believe it's from a Chaos SM kit...





Thus the marriage was complete...


All that's left is to decide on is a weapon for the right arm.  I don't like the way the standard AoBR arm cuts across the front of the mini so I'll figure out some kind of replacement.  I think another dip in the bits box is needed...Anyone know of a kit with a right handed power fist?

Thanks for looking and feel free to leave comments & constructive criticisms.

The war goes on,
Hessler

5 comments:

Admiral Drax said...

Great work there, buddy.

Col. Hessler said...

Cheers, mate.

Larry said...

I'm not sure about a right-handed power fist, but could you take some left-over terminator arms, cut up a lighting claw or something.

I like the conversion, simple and effective.

Mihalis "Cadaver" Skalkos said...

Nice conversion! I'm not so sure on the chainmail though, if it fits to a Space Marine model, but surely adds to the overal bulk!

Col. Hessler said...

The chainmail is a bit wierd but there might be some other things being added to hide it. Not sure yet.