Hi all. Just a quick one this week and I thought I’d post a few pics of some details of the Entrance board for The Chapel project. It’s coming along nicely and I’d say it’ll be finished by the end of next week………I hope 🙂
It’s been a while and I’ve been busy. While the Chapel boards take shape and the date draws near I have been busy with some other projects as well. One being an armour kit for making true scale space knights ( you like what I did there 🙂 and it’s been a trial. The idea behind it was to create a multi part kit, which consists of 2x toe armour, 2x heal armour, 2x greaves armour, 2x knee armour, 2x thigh armour, waist, abs and chest armour. This would allow the model to be posed in a variety of ways and I’ve gone through various designs and fails but now at last I think I’ve done it. The images below show the final version all primed and ready for painting as well as a scale comparison.
Assembling a model like this is fiddly business and it took me a while to figure out the method that worked best for me. You basically have to start from the ground up and have a clear vision of how you want it to look, I found reference material on poses helpful. The one pictured above is based on the standard marine next to it and I hope you agree that the pose looks more natural.
So the finished model in all his renegade glory. Once The Chapel is over I will be concentrating on my next project and that’s a True scale Black Shield army and this model was a trial one for the paint job. I’m pretty happy with how the black turned out and found it a reletively quick process. 1 marine = 1 day 🙂
Hello all! So as you’ve probably read the awesome dude behind Leadballoony Alex came over last weekend to delve into the realms of the Albino Woods and begin the creation of the ground where many shall meet there doom. Head over to his blog to see the pics of the great “we’re allowed to do our hobby all day” day. Thanks girls! It’s not often I get the chance to indulge in a hobby day like that and to put a face to the blog and meet Alex was a pure pleasure. You’re a top bloke mate!
As Alex mentioned I showed him the progress I’m making on the Entrance board and as he posted pics of the Albino Woods I’d thought I’d share a few snaps of The Entrance.
Today I’d like to present to you a fellow contributer to The Chapel project. Ahmad Alibrahing or as some of you may know him as Stygian Thorne. If you have an Instagram account then get following him as his art is wonderful and very Blanchian.
He has been so kind as to do a few pieces for The Chapel and he says there is more to come so watch this space and get inspired. Here’s what he’s done so far.
Pretty cool huh?
With his contributions The Chapel comes full circle. Idea, stories, miniatures, scenery and art.
I’ve been busy! Not that that will change anytime soon but I feel the need for some much-needed blog catching up.
So The Chapel project is still simmering nicely and I’ve been working hard on the Entrance board with all the parts printed and cast and now being assembled. I’ve made it as a kit you see, a task that’s been a test of my skills and I have to say as the prototype goes it’s all coming together rather nicely. Work is also going to commence on the Albino Woods board. This piece is going to be big! Most of the scenery is made thanks to the talented IRO ( Imperial Rebel Ork ) and Alex of Leadballoony with a few bits made by yours truly, all that needs to happen now is to plan the layout and get it made…….Excited!
The Chapel project has been all-consuming for me and it’s been a joy to have such talented people along for the ride, your input has been amazing. On the subject of amazing, I will have an announcement to make to soon, one that will add a whole new dimension to The Chapel project. So get ready to be inspired 🙂
Next we have models. Lovely chunks of grey we all go made for and can’t get enough of. As some of you know I’ve been working on a selection of bits and models to sell and I have come up with an idea, an idea that was sparked by a conversation with Alex ( Leadballoony) and it is this. I would like you to think of an original bit you would like and submit it me here. I will then do my best to make that bit to sell in my shop and if yours gets made you will get it for free as a thank you. So think of an item you’ve always wanted to add to a model but couldn’t find the right part and I’ll make it for you. Sound good?
This is the part that I’m making for Alex. Can you tell what the inspiration for it was? Think old skool.
To round things off here’s a few images of the Sentinel model ( See here for more info ) that’ll be available as soon as the shop goes live.
The Lady Elect and her Sentinels are the wardens of the entrance ways to The Chapel. The Sentinels themselves occupy many of the main and well used entrances and are large imposing machines worthy of the Machine God. Each has it’s own character with some being taciturn while others are brash and some are even morbid. These traits are caused by the long exposure to the entrances for The Chapels fickle ways are at their strongest in these places.
The Lady Elect, Mistress of the Sentinels, High Warden of The Chapel, is a giant of a woman. Augmented to intimidate she stands taller, it is said, than a Space marine reaching half the height of the Sentinels that serve her.
It has been a while since I delved into The Chapel and I’ve really missed it, but, as you are all too aware, life gets a hold of you and drags you kicking and screaming back to reality.
So as you’ve just read, this is the start of The Chapels entrance ways and the groups of augmented guards and quirky monster machines you can find in them. This is a good chance to get all Mechanicum so lets see what robotic horrors you can come up with as Sentinels vary in not only character but looks to. Mine are two brothers, and I’ll be posting the fluff on them in good time, they where inspired by Neil of Opus Maius, who has stopped his blog ( sad day when he did that ) but who you can find on Instagram now under the same name ( a happy day when he did that ) If you read this Neil keep the inspiration coming!
As always the work for this project has been outstanding and the support you guys have shown makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. Keep up the good work.
Today I have a few images showing my progress on the True Scale Space Marines. I decided on the Death Watch parts to try out how they would look with my parts and I have to say I’m pretty pleased so far.
A few things will need improving like the joints and beefing up the torso a little but all in all I think the GW parts work well.