So imagine that sewage sludge in your drain. Imagine it laying for such a long time, with addition to some radiation, gain some symbol of primal sentience. In the world of Mutant UA, that’s called a Swartzvattn and I tried to make a model for it. Give or take it’s my own free interpetation of it, it really just is a mass of old carcasses and sludge.
I used a chaos spawn as base and then I moved up from there with epoxy putty. Fully satisfied of how disgusting it looks.
So thanks to a comment by Rob I decided to kind of make a how-to on the custom necrons I made for my rpg campain.
Though most of these pictures are taken somewhat haphazardly during my build, I hope they will still be of use.
You will also need the something to snack and good background music (both are optional)
Also a box of necron Immortals/deathmarks is somwhat nessesary since that’s what I used as a base for the customs.
I will spitt the tutorial up in different body parts to make things easier to explain. but all stages require you to at least remove the nubmarks and moldlines.
Lets start with the head
Step one! apply a blob of epoxy putty to make the face look like a brick!
Once dried (aproximetly 24 hours), use your files to refine the shape of the head and to finnish, create a slit in the middle going down along the face.
broaden the slit with some files or knifes. I used a hobby saw since I was satisfied with the thickness of the track it created.
Next, assembly the the torso of the deathmark without adding the back part.
Instead cut of parts from the tesla guns (power tubes, caples and detail) and glue them in an orderly fashion in the back pocket.
Now shorten the shoulder guards and fill the gaps of the “ribcage” with epoxy putty.
File down any unevenness once dried and fix patches with modelling putty if you find any.
like that but with smoother surface.
Let’s do the legs now!
Start by removing the spine from the legs and replace it with a metal clip, the length will determine the height of the of the model, remeber to gif it a bit extra since you need some to pin the legs to the torso. Now! The texture I tried to replicate using Epoxy putty and silicone brushes was the type of protective cover some robots use to prevent decontamination in sterile areas so it was a matter of making the epoxy look like as baggy as possibe through poking and creating naturally wrinkles all over.
something like this.
Now remove the area around the supposed calf of the necron and do the same procedure as the spine. (I have no picture for this in WIP but should look like this once complete)
The Arms are a bit special since I probably put down most time here.
Once you have chosen a pair of arms that you think will suit your little monster, remove the area between the elbow and shoulder-joint and pin a paperclip in the angle you want the arm to bend. Proceed then to do the same thing you did, using epoxy on the spine and legs. Here comes the hardest part, depending on how advance you want to go. Carefully remove the hands from the weapon you have choosen and start to remove the excess material left in the hands such as the stock and trigger. If you haven’t, this is a great time to replace your blade with a new sharp one but be carefull with your fingers.
Okay! once that is done, fix the hands to the arms and then we can begin to assemble the full mini. Pin the legs to the torso and glue head and arms to the body an a suiting fashion.
Your finnished result should look something like this:
Now get the crew together.
You may choose to paint your murder machines in whatever fashion you want but the blood splatter was achieved by watering down some red acryllics and after getting little dab of paint on the brush, flicking the bristles in order to create the wanted effect.
Now your group of psychopathic murder robots are complete. And so should your snacks. Now go and impress some of your friends, colleagues or rivals with a new army of stylish high-tech necrons OR! Realease you drone spamming murderbots on some unsuspecting fellow players during an campain in the dark, desolate undergrounds of an abandoned research facility.
Hope you have had fun with this kind of tutorial. Thank you for reading.
During the course of 3 months now I have steadily going back towards hand-painting 25mm minis and such. part of it probably depends on the ease of just picking up a brush and start painting (compared to the need to clean and maintain an airbrush) as well as I haven’t really been able to afford gunpla in a while. Though it has certainly not been for naught since it has lead me to try out using glazes and mediums when painting. Further more to improve my hand-painting skill I have stated to get a better grip on highlighting edges and other.
here are some of the works I have done for the past 3 months:
So I managed to pull together one last project before this year is over. I had this collectors edition statue from Dark Souls 3 standing around and the paintjob had bothered me for quite some time so I decided it was time for a redo!
I must say I’m pretty pleased of how it turned out in the end and it led me to try out a pigmented powders for the first time, which worked wonders both on the metal and the weathering. The rest of the pictures with wip can be found in my projects right here.
Thinking back on the year that has soon passed it’s been an educational year for me and much has happen which has led to new discoveries and I can’t wait for what next year has in store for me. Enough rambling from me now happy new year!
So I visited my first modelling convent / contest this week and due to some family matters I wasn’t able to atend the contest. Though I was able to snag some pictures from, what I fond, was the more interesting contestants. Looking at my bank accout I might have overspent a tiny bit since I found paints and other stuff I wanted to try in order to improve in this hobby, such as hobby scriber and metal pigments. Anyway, a great weekend has now come to pass and once again I have to go back to class. In the meantime, here’s some pictures of the con and my loot pile 🙂
and now for the rest of the pictures
Damn that’s a lot of stuff, so many talents from all around the country and I now that I know what I’m up against I can’t wait until next year so I can participate.
So summer is over huh? and it’s time for an update! Even though I have been slaving away my time trying to fix my bachelor’s degree I’ve had little time for actual modelling.
So this some of the stuff I have been working on during summer 2016.
First off we have an update on my descent models. All the player’s characters are completed as well as some of the monsters such as elementals and bargheists.
Other than that, I have been using a similar technique to my salt and hairspray rusting, this time with a metallic undercoat and only using hairspray in order to achieve more natural and fresh scratching effect. Need to add some additional weathering to it just for it to pop a bit more.
Also for the coming fall I’m going to enter C4 Open, a national modelling contest in south Sweden. I don’t think I will be able to win anything but I’m curious to see where I stand in relation to other modelers from home. That’s all for this time, I will try to keep this site more updated once I get my Bachelor degree out of the way.
SO! I have updated my site again and gonna try being active once again. srry for the hiatus.
I have split up the site in 2 basic categories, projects and tutorials.
The projects will contain all my work I have done, Including WIPs and so forth and Tutorials should speak for themselves as being a page where I share what I know.
I have added a New tutorial to it as well, Granual/cast Iron effects so go check it out if you feel you have the time, it’s in the tutorial section as it should.
Lastly I have finally recieved my price from ITSAGUNDAAAAAAM’s annual contest which makes oh so happy, gonna start building that MG Sinanju as soon as I’m done with the other projects. Thank you for taking your time to visit this page