Sunday 27 February 2011

First and Only (Part II)

Since my original post on this I have spent a fair amount of time doing some research and amassing parts and ideas which have begun to find there way into my initial test model (shaping up to be Tanith scout Bonin) seen below.

As I wanted to keep my guardsmen to a realistic scale and proportions I've used Elysian guardsmen legs (from Forgeworld) as a base and sculpted the torso, neck and arms on top since there is a lack of pieces in the GW and Forgeworld ranges that fit with the look I'm going for for these. I have also removed the kneepads, thigh padding and harness straps from the legs and replaced them with a look more fitting with the Adrian Smith artwork I am using for inspiration.

There are still a lot of details to add, and this is obviously still very WIP, but I figured I would share it since I feel it is a sizeable step forward in the progress. Incase you are wondering about the pose - he's going to be moving silently to the edge of the wall he has his back to, weapon raised in his left arm ready to break cover and bring down the enemies of the Imperium.

More soon! Feel free to let me know what you think in the comments section.


  1. Nice, very clean, sharply detailed work.

    Any tuts that appear will be appreciatively devoured.

    as far as the tanith appearance goes in my mind the tanith are hairier than this bloke, and more dishevelled. I get that the dishevelled can come from outer garments but the hairy?

    I suppose my ideal tanith would be a cross between the 13th warrior cast and the gear and state of battle-wornedness (it's a word) you get in band of brothers.

    that said, I've seen the artwork in question, and if that's your aim then you're indeed spot on, and I applaud both your sculpting skills and your vision.

  2. Looking good Dante, very cool pose.


  3. I've been following this conversion on Warseer. It's really a fabulous job. He looks amazing, and I can't wait to see him finished.

  4. Hello, it's Sparks from Warseer here (don't know if you remember me?). Been lurking on your blog since it went up and you have really developed your sculpting skills! Have you been to the new PB site yet? I think it would be a great place to show off your skills!

    If you needed it :0


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